- The 1850 census of Franklin Township, Armstrong County, shows George W. Mateer
aged 21 living in the household of his father John Mateer. In 1860 George W.
Mateer aged 32 years was a farmer in Wayne County, Illinois, in Range 5 South,
Township 3 East; his household included a wife Margaret E. aged 28, two sons
Ira G. aged 4 and John R. aged 2, also E. Rose, a carpenter aged 26 and John
Montgomery aged 18, a farm laborer.
It is not clear when or under what circumstances Washington Mateer returned to
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. There was another Washington Mateer who bought
a lot in Kittanning Boro in 1843, which lot was sold in 1905 by Washington
Mateer and wife Sarah.
McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Frances Davis
McTeer, 1975, p 96.