- Within six weeks of the date of Samuel's wife's will (Jean Ewing) Samuel sold off his land and farming equipment and six weeks after that he was dead. Rather obviously Samuel Mateer was sick unto death for some time before his demise, and it was appropriate that his wife's family should be distressed to contemplate the future for his widow and young children.
In a militia list of 4 February, 1793, Samuel H. McTeer was shown as a resident of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, aged between 18 and 45 years.
On 5 November 1796 Samuel McTeer of Newton Township, Cumberland County, bid in at public vendue for 153 pounds, a 71 acre tract with improvements in Newton Township, which had been seized in August 1792 by the County Collector of Revenue on a judgment against Joseph Wilson late of Cumberland County for 150.78.6 pounds. Sheriff's deed dated 7 April 1797, filed 11 October 1797.
On 30 April 1798 Paul Thompson and wife Agnes of Monaghan Township, York County, conveyed to Samuel Huston McTeer of Newton Township, Franklin County, PN, for 550 pounds, 90 acres 19 perches in Monaghan Township with the usual allowance of 8 acres 113 perches. Witnesses: Edward O'Hal, John Nesbit, Hugh Thompson.
In the spring of 1803 Samuel H. Mateer announced a public vendue for Friday, 13 March 1803, to sell his land in Monaghan Township, 100 acres with improvements, grain in the ground, mare, cows, hogs, a case of drawers and a dresser. The terms of the sale were for the plantation 150 pounds down and the remainder at the rate of 30 pounds yearly; for bids under 10 shillings, cash, for bids
exceeding 10 shillings, nine months credit; and the "owner reserves one bid on each article if he sees cause." -- At the sale Major Thomas McCreary bought the plantation for 460 pounds, but before the transaction was legally completed Samuel H. Mateer was dead. In lieu of a deed the following papers were filed in York County on 16 May 1803: notice of the sale (as above) with a list of buyers; a deposition of John May that the sales notice as exhibited was in the handwriting of Samuel H. Mateer, "late of Monaghan Township, York County, who was present at the sale"; and the Prothonotary's certification that there was a valid contract between Mateer and Thomas McCreary.
McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Frances Davis McTeer, 1975, p 48-49.