bullet Drake VAN DYKE.


bulletMartha Araminta VAN HOOK(20).

She was married to James Patrick HENRY.


bullet Abraham VAN METER was born on 13 Jun 1744 in Frederick Co., VA. He died in 1781 in Shelby Co., KY. Abraham Van Meter married in Frederick Co., VA (later Green Co., PA) in 1769 Elizabeth Cline (Kline), sister of Jacob Cline. Abraham died in 1781 at Squire Boone's Fort, Shelby Co., KY, near Shelby ville, shot by a poisoned Indian arrow in a raid on the Boone Fort, and left four sons and four daughters. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.

He was married to Elizabeth KLINE in Cass Co., MI. Children were: Catherine VAN METER , Letitia VAN METER, Sarah VAN METER, Elizabeth VAN METER.


bullet Abraham VAN METER was born in 1721. Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.


bulletAbraham VAN METER was born in 1700. Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.


bullet Abraham VAN METER was born on 12 Aug 1724.(1487) (1488) Parents: Isaac VAN METER and Catherine MOLLENAUR.


bullet Alcinda (Ailsey) VAN METER was born about 1766. She died about 1834 in Grayson Co., KY. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.


bulletCatherine VAN METER was born in 1759 in Green Co., PA. She died in 1835 in Cass Co., MI. Catherine is buried in the Vandalia Cemetery at Fox and Main Street, Vandalia, Michigan. Her headstone reads, "Catherine Van Meter Ashby 1759-1835 Wife of Bladen Ashby, soldier and spy in the American Revolution." The back side of the marker says, "D.A.R. says thanks to Catherine Van Meter Ashby 1759-1835 Wife of Bladen Ashby, she fought beside her husband in the American Revolution." Photos of the above were supplied by Bill Penland, June 1997. Parents: Abraham VAN METER and Elizabeth KLINE.

She was married to Bladen ASHBY about 1783 in Bladensburg, MD. Children were: Elizabeth ASHBY, Milton ASHBY, Eleanor ASHBY, Abraham ASHBY, Letitia ASHBY, Levina ASHBY, Hankerson ASHBY, David Elijah ASHBY, Thompson ASHBY, Gideon ASHBY, Sarah ASHBY.


bullet Edward VAN METER Parents: Jacob VAN METER Captain and Rebecca RAWLINGS.


bullet Eleanor VAN METER was born in Oct 1742. She died in Green Co., PA. "Eleanor Van Matre was the only one of Jacob's children who remained in Green County." Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.


bulletElizabeth VAN METER was born about 1780. Parents: Abraham VAN METER and Elizabeth KLINE.

She was married to Jacob SWANK in 1797. (1479)


bullet Elizabeth VAN METER was born about 1715. She died about 1793. Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.


bulletElizabeth VAN METER was born about 1752. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.


bulletHannah VAN METER was born about 1755. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Hannah PYLE.


bullet Hendrix VAN METER was born on 1 Sep 1695. Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.


bullet Henry VAN METER was born about 1717 in Somerset County, NJ. He died in 1793 in Frederick Co., VA. Colonel Washington stopped at Henry Van Metre's for two days in April, 1747-48: George Washington in "My Journey over the Mountains," states that:

"Henry Van Metres is on ye branch and was living on 'ye Trough,' Old Fields. Ye Trough is a couple of ledges of mountains impassable running side by side together for eight miles and ye river down between them, ye must ride round ye back of ye mountain for to get below them."

"Among settlers in the immediate vicinity of Shepherdstown on the Chongorooten (the Iroquois name for the potomac), in 1734, were Jacob Van Metre and brothers" (Sketches of Virginia, 2d series p. 15 by Foote)

Henry married three times (1) Eve Pyle; (2) Hannah Pyle; (3) Elizabeth Pyle. "Two of the Pyles were sisters and Elizabeth the widow of their brother." (Marriage Bonds in "Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Families, by S. Gordon Smyth) Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.

He was married to Eve PYLE in 1736. Children were: John VAN METER, Joseph VAN METER, Henry VAN METER, Isaac VAN METER, Jacob VAN METER Captain.

He was married to Hannah PYLE in 1757. Children were: Hannah VAN METER, Ruth VAN METER, Nathan VAN METER, Joshua VAN METER, Hester VAN METER.

He was married to Elizabeth PYLE on 8 Apr 1777.


bullet Henry VAN METER was born about 1742. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Eve PYLE.


bullet Hester VAN METER was born about 1765. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Hannah PYLE.


bullet Isaac VAN METER was born on 2 Feb 1759. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.


bulletIsaac VAN METER was born in 1702. He died in 1757 in VA. Isaac and brother John launched a scheme to colonize their relatives and friends in the Valley of Virginia. With a grant of about 10,000 acres lying near "the Trough" on the Opeguon River in Spottsylvania County, VA, they settled their families and 20 other families.

Isaac returned to New Jersey, but later came back to Virginia and settled in the "Trough". He was finally killed by Indians about 1757. Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.

He was married to Catherine MOLLENAUR before 1722. Children were: Abraham VAN METER .


bullet Isaac VAN METER was born about 1713. Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.


bulletIsaac VAN METER was born about 1750. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Eve PYLE.


bullet Jacob VAN METER Captain was born about 1752 in Frederick Co., VA. He died on 12 Apr 1838 in Hardin Co., KY. "From the fact that Jacob Van Metre and his newphew Jacob, the son of Henry Van Metre, came together from the Muddy Creek Settlement, and both located in Severn's Valley Creek, not far apart, and each having mills, the elder was distinguished by the style of "Valley Creek Jake" and his nephew "Miller Jake" because of his milling persuits."

The two Van Meter's, Jacob Sr. and Captain Jacob, owned all land on both sides of Valley Creek, from Elizabethtown to Glendale and over to White Mills, 12,399 acres or more. His lay 5 miles from Elizabethtown near Glendale, some of the finest land in Hardin County.

Captain Jacob was given several grants of land for his Revolutionary Services and his services under General George Rogers Clark in taking the Northwest Territory. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Eve PYLE.

He was married to Rebecca RAWLINGS on 12 May 1793 in Hardin Co., KY. Children were: Nancy VAN METER, Letitia VAN METER, Edward VAN METER, Mahala VAN METER.


bullet Jacob VAN METER was born in 1705. Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.


bullet Jacob , Jr. VAN METER was born on 4 Oct 1762. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.


bulletJacob , Sr. VAN METER was born on 17 Mar 1722/23 in Somerset Co., NJ. He died on 16 Nov 1798 in Hardin Co., KY. About 1768-69 Jacob Van Meter disposed of his property in Virginia and deemed it desirable to move further west. With John Swan, Thomas Hughes and others they reached Muddy Creek and "tomahawked such enclosures as they desired." They returned and brought back their families and household effects on pack horses. The slaves walking and driving the stock.

The whole train (about 50 persons) followed the route cut by Braddock's Army as far as it lay, then they cut away for themselves. Swan and Van Metre located near each other on the same bottom land not far from the mouth of Muddy Creek (now Green Co., PA), in Ten Mile Country, a tributary of the Monongahela in Cumberland Township, where it appears that Jacob Van Metre had acquired a grant of 400 acres in 1759 (Hales Trans-Alleghany Pioneer, p. 259. Trans-Alleghany Mag. Vol. II, pp. 9-11) and settled there in 1770. Here the two neighbors erected a strong stockade which was known in the frontier as Fort Swan and Fort Van Metre. (PA archives, 3rd Series Bedford Co. Tax Transcript; Frontier Forts of PA, Vol II, p. 441).

It is recited in Collins History of kentucky, Vol. II that Jacob moved from Muddy Creek in southwestern Pennsylvania (then claimed as a part of Virginia territory) to what became Hardin County, Kentucky.

Jacob Van Metre, and wife Lettice Van Metre were charter members of the Severn's Valley Baptist Church, the oldest Baptist Church west of the Alleghany Mountains. It was established on June 17, 1781 under a green sugar-tree near Hynes Station, now Elizabethtown. The church was constituted with eighteen members by Elders, William Taylor, Joseph Barnett, Elder John Garrard became the first pastor. Three slaves, Mark, Bambo and Dinah the property of Jacob Van Metre were included in its original membership.

Jacob Van Metre produced the first grain grown in the vicinity of Elizabethtown. "It was ground by hand sifted through a course kerchief, made in bread with raccoon fat for shortening." Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.

He was married to Letitia STROUD on 30 Aug 1741 in Frederick Co., VA. Children were: Eleanor VAN METER, Abraham VAN METER, Rebecca VAN METER, Susannah VAN METER, Elizabeth VAN METER, Rachel VAN METER, Mary VAN METER, Isaac VAN METER, Margaret VAN METER, Jacob , Jr. VAN METER, John VAN METER, Alcinda (Ailsey) VAN METER, William VAN METER .


bullet John VAN METER was born on 14 Oct 1683 in Marbletown, Ulster, NY. He died on 13 Aug 1745 in Winchester, VA. Jan, or John Van Metre, as he afterward wrote his name, son of Jooste Jan and Sara du Bois Van Meteren, became a noted Indian trader and was a roving disposition, and spent much of his time from home in trading with friendly Indians. On one occasion he went in command of a band of Cong Indians on a trading expedition to Virginia and on this excursion he explored the country then almost unknown to white people, the valley of the South Branch of the potomac, known then by the Indian name, Wapatoma.

This man soon became sufficiently Americanized to spell his name John, instead of Jans, and to leave the "N" off Van Metren, and the name was handed down for several generations with the spelling Van Metre, instead of Van Meter as we of the present generation write it. When he returned home he urged his sons to lose no time in possessing that land, declaring that it was most beautiful and fertile.

"John Van Meter, Sr., a Dutchman from the Hudson, was an Indian trader and pioneer explorer of the Shenandoah Valley, who spied out the land about the time of Governor Spottswood's expedition in 1716. He equipped a band of Delaware Indians at his own expense and traveled far southward over unknown lands. On his return he advised his sons to take up lands in the Wappatomaka Valley, on the South Branch River above "the Trough" as it was the finest land he had ever discovered. Subsequently his sons John and Isaac took his advice and petitioned Gov. Gooch in 1731 for 40,000 acres, which they later transferred to Joist Hite, whose wife, Anna Maria du Bois, a near relative of Louis du Bois." Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.

He was married to Sara BODINE about 1705. Children were: Sara VAN METRE, Johannes VAN METRE, Mary VAN METRE.

He was married to Margaret MOLLENAUER in 1710 in Somerville, Somerset, NJ. Children were: Rebecca VAN METER , Isaac VAN METER, Elizabeth VAN METER, Henry VAN METER, Rachel VAN METER, Abraham VAN METER, Jacob , Sr. VAN METER, Maudlena VAN METER.


bullet John VAN METER was born in 1764. He died in 1839. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.

He was married to Dinah HOLTZCLAW in 1784.


bullet John VAN METER was born about 1738. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Eve PYLE.


bullet Joseph VAN METER was born about 1740. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Eve PYLE.


bullet Joshua VAN METER was born about 1762. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Hannah PYLE.


bullet Letitia VAN METER was born on 4 Apr 1772 in Green Co., PA. She died on 8 Sep 1845 in Clark Twp., Ladoga, IN. Parents: Abraham VAN METER and Elizabeth KLINE.

She was married to Thompson ASHBY on 2 Aug 1791 in Hardin Co., KY. (152) Children were: James H. ASHBY, Mary ASHBY, Abraham ASHBY, Nancy ASHBY, Silas ASHBY, Milton ASHBY, Bladen ASHBY, Thompson ASHBY, Elizabeth ASHBY, Letitia V. ASHBY.


bullet Letitia VAN METER Parents: Jacob VAN METER Captain and Rebecca RAWLINGS.


bullet Lysbeth VAN METER was born on 3 Mar 1688/89. Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.


bullet Mahala VAN METER was born in 1812. "In 1839 their daughter, Mrs. Mahala Prather, stated that she was twenty seven years of age." (Letter written 19 Oct 1929 by Earl D. Church, Commissioner, Revolutionary War Section, Washington, D.C. on file with National Society Sons of the American Revolution Library.) Parents: Jacob VAN METER Captain and Rebecca RAWLINGS.


bullet Margaret VAN METER was born on 27 Dec 1759 in VA. She died on 12 Apr 1845. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.

She was married to Samuel HAYCRAFT on 9 Sep 1778.


bullet Mary VAN METER was born on 11 Feb 1757. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.

Children were: Hester HENTON, John C. HENTON.


bulletMaudlena VAN METER was born in 1725. Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.


bulletNancy VAN METER. Parents: Jacob VAN METER Captain and Rebecca RAWLINGS.


bulletNathan VAN METER was born about 1760. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Hannah PYLE.


bullet Rachel VAN METER was born in 1719. Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.


bulletRachel VAN METER was born about 1755. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.


bulletRachel VAN METER was born in 1692. Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.


bullet Rebecca VAN METER was born in Sep 1746. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.

Children were: Elizabeth RAWLINGS, Ann RAWLINGS, Letitia RAWLINGS, Rebecca RAWLINGS.


bulletRebecca VAN METER was born about 1712. She died about 1770. Parents: John VAN METER and Margaret MOLLENAUER.


bulletRebekka VAN METER was born on 26 Apr 1686. Parents: Jooste Jan VAN METEREN and Sarah DU BOIS.


bullet Ruth VAN METER was born about 1758. Parents: Henry VAN METER and Hannah PYLE.


bullet Sarah VAN METER was born about 1776. Parents: Abraham VAN METER and Elizabeth KLINE.

She was married to James EDELIN on 6 Nov 1793. (468)


bullet Susannah VAN METER was born on 2 Jul 1750. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.

She was married to John GARROD Rev. in 1768.


bullet William VAN METER was born about 1769. Parents: Jacob , Sr. VAN METER and Letitia STROUD.

He was married to Phoebe HART in 1795.

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