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Henry VAN METER
Birth:
1736
Frederick co, Va, Usa
Death:
10 Feb 1803
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Burial:
Carmichaels, Redstone (twp?), Greene co, Pa, Usa
Marriage:
Abt 1743
Pa, Usa
Mother:
Individual Information
Sources:
#101
Notes:
                   Van Metre Esq. Males: 2 age 16+, 3 age <16. Females:6.

Van Metre. Males: 1 age 10-15; 1 age 26-44, 1 age ³45; Females: 1 age 16-25, 1 age ³45.


ÒIt is known that Henry built a fort on Muddy Creek in 1769 and was a member of the Goshen Baptist Church at Garrard's Fort, PA. He became one of the Commissioners of the New Washington Co.; he was serving as County Treasurer where he died in 1802/03. Marth Van Meter outlived her husband by some 22 years and is named in the will along with thier 13 children.

ÒUntil 1792 Henry believed the Ten Mile Country a part of Virginia and until that year held no allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania. He became one of the first Commissioners of Washington Co., served a term as Associate Judge and then when Greene County was formed he served as County Treasurer until he died in 1802. His will was filed for probate on 10 Feb 1808 and is in Greene County Will Book #1 page 35 but the file on the estate is missing.

ÒAccording to Florence S. McIlvaine of the Washington Co., PA Historical Society of which she was Secretary states the Henry VanMeter's Tract was called "Margiline" and contained 393 acres, warranted 25 May 1785, surveyed 26 Aug 1785; patented to him 26 Oct 1787.Ó

Leckey's "Tenmile country & its Pioneer Families", Waynewburg Republican Vol. 4, pp. 32-38, says: "There is some confusion concerning Henry VanMeter and his Martha, who purchased land on which he settled in 1769 when he brought his family to the Tenmile Country with the Swans, Hughs, Hillers, and O'Neils. This was the party led by Thomas Gist, which settled on lands sold by the Indian trader John Owens of Fort Pitt in 1757 to Abraham Teagarden of Frederick Co., MD.It was the land on which John Swan and Henry VanMeter each built a fort on separate branches of a run variously known as Enoch's Run, Swan's Run and Pumpkin Run.

"His family were members of the goshen Baptist Church which had been established at Garrard's Fort by Jacob's family. He took an active part in the affairs of his community. He became one of the first Commissioners of the new Washington County, served one term as an Associate Judge, and then when Greene County was formed, was servingas County Treasurer when he died in 1802. During the Revolution he maintained a fort at his residence on Swan's Run. He is buried on the hill above the house as is his wife and probably his son Jesse, but no markers remain."
                  
Martha Margaret MOORE
Birth:
1728
Prince GeorgeÕs co, Md, Usa
Death:
1825
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Burial:
Carmichaels, Redstone (twp?), Greene co, Pa, Usa
Individual Information
Sources:
#12
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
1744
Death:
1808
Ky, Usa
Marr:
Abt 1760
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Van Metre.  Males: 1 age 16+, 4 age <16. Females: 4	1  CAUS Killed by Indians
	2  SOUR S34
                  
2
Birth:
1748
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Death:
3
Birth:
Abt 1752
Virginia (or maybe Maryland?)
Death:
Abt 1825
Hardin co, Ky, Usa
Marr:
Abt 1770
Va, Usa 
Individual Information
4
Birth:
1753
Chester co, Pa, Usa
Death:
7 Oct 1817
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Notes:
                   or 1746

Van Metre. Males: 1 age 16+; Females: 3.

Van Metre. Males: 1 age <10, 1 age 26-44; Females: 1 age <10, 2 age 10-15, 1 age 26-44.
                  
5
Birth:
24 Dec 1754
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Death:
24 Oct 1836
Carmichaels, Greene co, Pa, Usa
Marr:
25 Feb 1777
 
Individual Information
6
Henry VAN METER
Birth:
1755
Frederick co, Va, Usa
Death:
Abt 1767
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
7
Birth:
Abt 1756
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Death:
1794
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Marr:
Abt 1780
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   or Frederick co, Virginia

or 1760
                  
8
Birth:
Abt 1760
Frederick co, Va, Usa
Death:
1812
Mason co, Va, Usa
Marr:
Abt 1786
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Death date must be wrong or ZilphaÕs birth date is wrong.

1820 Census shows two Johns living in Mason county. I think this is one of them.
                  
9
Abraham VAN METER
Birth:
Abt 1757
Frederick co, Va, Usa
Death:
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
10
Birth:
24 Jun 1758
Va, Usa
Death:
4 Jul 1825
Greene co, Pa, Usa
Marr:
Abt 1772
Pa, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   or 9/12/1839
                  
11
Birth:
8 Jul 1760
Berkeley co, Va, Usa
Death:
14 Feb 1853
Grave Creek, Tyler co, Va, Usa
Marr:
28 Jul 1778
Washington, Fayette co, Pa, Us 
Individual Information
12
Birth:
Abt 1762
Frederick co, Va, Usa
Death:
Abt 1802
Va, Usa
Marr:
Abt 1780
Pa, Usa 
Individual Information
13
Birth:
Abt 1764
Death:
Marr:
29 Apr 1799
Redstone, Fayette co, Pa, Usa 
Individual Information
14
Birth:
Abt 1754
Mason co, Va, Usa
Death:
1803
Mason co, Va, Usa
Marr:
13 Apr 1790
Redstone, Fayette co, Pa, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Van Metre. Males: 1 age 16+; Females: 1


Death date may be wrong.
There was an Absalom living in Mason co, in 1820 per the census. I canÕt figure out who it is unless this is him - need to check age ranges of household members.
                  
15
Birth:
Abt 1767
Pa, Usa
Death:
13 Dec 1857
Mason co, Va, Usa
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Henry Van Meter - Martha Margaret Moore

Henry Van Meter was born at Frederick co, Va, Usa 1736. His parents were Henry Van Meter and Eva Pyle.

He married Martha Margaret Moore Abt 1743 at Pa, Usa . Martha Margaret Moore was born at Prince GeorgeÕs co, Md, Usa 1728 daughter of George Moore and Elizabeth Lucas .

They were the parents of 15 children:
Joseph Van Meter born 1744.
Rachel Van Meter born 1748.
Rebecca ÒPatsie Ò Van Meter born Abt 1752.
Jesse Van Meter born 1753.
Martha Van Meter born 24 Dec 1754.
Henry Van Meter born 1755.
Alice ÒElsieÓ Van Meter born Abt 1756.
John Van Meter born Abt 1760.
Abraham Van Meter born Abt 1757.
Sarah Van Meter born 24 Jun 1758.
Phoebe Van Meter born 8 Jul 1760.
Elizabeth Van Meter born Abt 1762.
Mary Van Meter born Abt 1764.
Absolom Van Meter born Abt 1754.
Henry Van Meter born Abt 1767.

Henry Van Meter died 10 Feb 1803 at Greene co, Pa, Usa .

Martha Margaret Moore died 1825 at Greene co, Pa, Usa .

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