- Buried in Silver Spring Cemetery.
The identity of William Montgomery Mateer's wife is indicated in the will of
her brother, Edminston Johnson of Shippensburg, written 14 January 1859,
probated 11 February 1859, which bequeathed $300 to his nephew George Mateer
"son of my sister Jane"; $200 to James E. McLane, son of sister Nancy; all
remaining estate in four equal shares, one to each of two nephews, George V.
Johnson and John E. Johnson, one to niece Margaret Harper, and one to the
parents of these children, brother John Johnson and wife Amanda. Executor:
John Johnson. Witnesses: Alex Stewart, James Mackey.
One Montgomery Mateer was admitted to membership at Silver Spring Church on 8
December 1831, but this member is reported to have died in 1836.
The vital records file at the Pennsylvania State Libarary lists the marriage on
1 January 1839 of William M. Mateer, "merchant of Leesburg" (a village in
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania four miles east of Shippensburg) to Miss Jane
D. Johnson "of Franklin County."
In the 1850 census William Matteer was living in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; he was
aged 37 years with wife Jane aged 34, and sons John aged 10, William aged 8,
Robert aged 5 and George aged one year.
In his death notice which appeared 4 February 1858 in the "American Volunteer"
published at Carlisle this decendent was described as Colonel William M. Mateer
who died in Allen Township Saturday last after a short illness aged 46 years.
On 18 February 1858 Robert G. Young was appointed Administrator of the Estate
of William M. Mateer of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County. Bond was set
at $400 with Jas. Saunders and E. Carman as sureties.
On 22 March 1859 William J. Mateer and John E. Mateer, minors over 14 years
children of William M. Mateer, petitioned for George V. Johnson as their
guardian. On 28 August 1865 George O. Mateer, minor over 14 years, child of
William M. Mateer, petitioned for a guardian because of moneys due him from the
estates of his grandfather John Mateer deceased and of his uncle Edmundson
Johnson deceased. John C. Dunlop, the Guardian so appointed, immediately asked
for and was granted on 28 August 1865 a suitable allowance (not to exceed $200)
for the support and education of his ward. According to notes kept by Horace
N. Mateer there was also a daughter in this family who married William McClain.
McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Frances Davis
McTeer, 1975, p 68.