Elizabeth Van Meter

1831–1869 (Age 37)
Crawford, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Van Meter was born on 19 April 1831, in Crawford, Indiana, United States, her father, Stroud Van Meter, was 27 and her mother, Jane Condra, was 29. She married James Downy Weathers on 8 August 1850, in Crawford, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Liberty Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 January 1869, in Crawford, Indiana, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Van Meter
1831–1869
James Downy Weathers
1830–1863
Marriage: 8 August 1850
Mary Weathers
1851–
William Weathers
1853–
Flora Weathers
1854–1876

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 August 1850
Crawford, Indiana, United States
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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1846

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Weathers in household of J L Weathers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Vanmeter in household of Stroud Vanmeter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Van Meter Weathers, "Find A Grave Index"

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