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Solomon VAN METER
Birth:
10 Jul 1818
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
14 Sep 1859
Fayette co, Ky, Usa
Burial:
15 Sep 1859
Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette co, Ky, Usa
Marriage:
20 Sep 1848
Winchester, Clark co, Ky, Usa
Individual Information
Sources:
#8
Notes:
                   or 10 Aug 1818

Section D, lot 63, part W


Relationship to Isaac VanMeter and Rebecca Cunningham as shown in VanMeter Family Bible. Date of birth from VanMeter Family Bible. Date of death from tombstone, Lexington [KY] Cemetery.

Names of wives and children from G & BS, pp. 65-66, see also Deed of Partition and Division, Deed Book 104, Page 346, Fayette County [KY] Clerk's office: Solomon VanMeter died intestate in Fayette County, Kentucky on September 14, 1859, children and heirs: John S. VanMeter (and his wife, Lizzie M. VanMeter) of Ray County, Missouri; Lizzie M. Nicholas (widow of Capt. W. D. Nicholas) of Fayette County, Kentucky; Lucy H. V. Kerr (widow of Dr. E. M. Kerr) of Callaway County, Missouri; Isaac C. VanMeter, Jr. (widower) of Clark County, Kentucky; Nelson P. VanMeter (and his wife, Lizzie C. VanMeter) of Clark County, Kentucky; and Solomon L. VanMeter (and his wife, Evie T. VanMeter) of Fayette County, Kentucky; widow of Solomon VanMeter, Martha C. subsequently married William R. Estill and died May 21, 1894.

He lived most of his life in Fayette County, Kentucky, three miles north of Lexington on a farm called Duncastle. He was a prominent and successful farmer, and for many years was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. He died September, 1859. He was chosen as the agent from Clark County (where he was residing at the time and where he was born and reared) to go to England, along with Nelson Dudley, of Fayette County, and Charles T. Garrard, of Bourbon County, to select and import shorthorn cattle and other blooded stock for the Northern Kentucky Importing Company, and they made an importation which paid more than 100 per cent net profit. He was a fine judge of cattle; a very enterprising and intelligent man; highly esteemed by all of his acquaintances. G&BS, p. 66.
                  
Lucy M. HOCKADAY
Birth:
14 Feb 1823
Death:
25 Nov 1849
Fayette co, Ky, Usa
Burial:
VanMeter-Cunningham Cemetery, VanMeter Road, Clark co, Ky, Usa
Individual Information
Sources:
#8
Notes:
                   Dates of birth and death from tombstone in VanMeter-Cunningham Cemetery, Clark County, Kentucky--tombstone of "Lucy M. VanMeter."
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
28 Jul 1849
Lexington, Fayette co, Ky, Usa
Death:
24 Feb 1937
Fulton, Callaway co, Mo, Usa
Marr:
18 Oct 1871
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   age 1, living with great-grandparents Lucy & John Mills


Names of children and spouse from G&BS, p. 74.  1900 U.S. Census for Fulton Township, Callaway County, Missouri, gives month and year of birth as July, 1847; states mother of six children, four now living; lists occupation as "Capitalist;" lists mother's place of birth as Missouri; lists four daughters living in household: Susan, Eliz. H., L. Van., M. Belle [Census Microfilm Records: Missouri, 1900 Lived in:  Fulton Township, Callaway County, Missouri, Series: T623, Microfilm: 844, Book: 2, Page: 149].

Listed in The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 74, page 270:  Mrs. Lucy Van Meter Kerr. DAR ID Number: 73744: Born in Lexington, Ky. Wife of Dr. Edward M. Kerr. Descendant of Col. Garrett Van Meter. Daughter of Solomon Van Meter (1818-59) and Lucy Hockaday (1823-49), his 2nd wife, m. 1848.

Dates and places of birth and death from obituary. Missouri Telegraph, Fulton, MO, Febraury 25, 1937.
                  
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Solomon Van Meter - Lucy M. Hockaday

Solomon Van Meter was born at Clark co, Ky, Usa 10 Jul 1818. His parents were Isaac Van Meter and Rebecca Cunningham.

He married Lucy M. Hockaday 20 Sep 1848 at Winchester, Clark co, Ky, Usa . Lucy M. Hockaday was born at 14 Feb 1823 daughter of Irvine Oty Hockaday and Emily Mills .

They were the parents of 1 child:
Lucy Hockaday Van Meter born 28 Jul 1849.

Solomon Van Meter died 14 Sep 1859 at Fayette co, Ky, Usa .

Lucy M. Hockaday died 25 Nov 1849 at Fayette co, Ky, Usa .

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