Mary Van Meter

1715–1778 (Age 63)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Van Meter was born in 1715, in West Virginia, United States. She married Vincent Williams in 1741. She died in 1778, in Hampshire, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Peter Casey Sr
1703–1787
Mary Van Meter
1715–1778
Marriage: 1759
Sarah Casey
1760–1797
Catherine Casey
1762–1799
Rebecca Casey
1765–1824

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1759
children

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World Events (2)

1776

Age 61

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 61

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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