- Buried in Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Mechanicsburg.
On 1 March 1766 John McTeer took out a warrant for land in Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, adjoining his father's property on the northwest; when the new tract was surveyed on 9 March 1768 there were 37 acres 130 perches, and abutting property owners were Anthony McCue, Alexander Armstrong, Joshia McMeen and James Mcteer; a patent was issued on 12 December 1770.
On 8 December 1770 James McTeer of Allen Township, yeoman, "for love and affection and five shillings" deeded to John McTeer of Allen Township, "son of the said James McTeer", 100 acres in Allen Township, including messuage and tenement, buildings, rents, issues and profits, bounded by land of the said James McTeer but now of William McTeer, being part of a tract patented to James
McTeer on 11 November 1760. Witnesses: Jonathan Hoge, Anthony McCue, William McTeer. Acknowledged 1 December 1770. Recorded 22 December 1775.
During the Revolution in 1777 and again in 1778 John McTeer was chosen captain of the First Company in the Third Battalion of the Cumberland County Militia; in 1781 he was listed as a member of Capt. Thomas Laird's Company.
The will of John McTeer, dated 10 September 1789, probated 9 June 1790, bequeathed to his wife Mary, one-third of the personal estate; to son James, the bed "he now has in Carlisle", bedding and 10 pounds; the remaining two-thirds of the personal estate to be divided equally between the seven youngest children: Samuel Huston, John, Andrew, Alice, Isabel, Mary and Ann. Executors: wife Mary McTeer, Samuel Huston McTeer and John McTeer. Witnesses: William McMeen, Robert McMeen, John Creigh.
The 1790 census of Allen Twp., Cumberland County, lists Mary McTeer as head of a household with four males over sixteen years and four females. On 4 February 1793 when a militia list was made for all male residents of Cumberland County between 18 and 45 years, three from this family were included, James, Samuel H. and John; Andrew was not quite old enough to be listed.
On 1 April 1795 Mary McTeer, Samuel Huston McTeer and John McTeer of Allen Township, "Gentlewoman and yeomen" conveyed to Michael Hurst of Refoo (Rapho) Township Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for 1700 pounds "in gold or silver coin", two "contiguous" tracts totaling 137 acres 130 perches in Allen Township: one piece of 100 acres granted by "patent" to James McTeer on 11 November 1760 and conveyed by Deed Pool of 8 December 1770 from James to his son John, bounded by lands of the late said James now of William McTeer and by land of Anthony McCue; the second piece of 37 acres 130 perches granted "patent" to John McTeer on 12 December 1770, bounded by James McTeer, Alexander Armstrong. is now dead and by his will has empowered the present grantors, his Executors, to sell the property. Witnesses Henry Quigley, William Bryson, John Thompson. Acknowledged same date. Recorded 5 August 1795.
McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Frances Davis McTeer, 1975, p 31..