Elizabeth VAn Meter

1757–
Prince George's, Maryland, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth VAn Meter was born in 1757, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, her father, Capt. Johannes "John" Van Metre, was 16 and her mother, Elizabeth Swearingen, was 12. She married Joseph Gweem in 1778, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth VAn Meter
1757–
Joseph Gweem
1755–
Marriage: 1778

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1778
Prince George's, Maryland, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

  • Female1757–Female

  • John Van Meter

    Male1760–1852Male

  • Catherine Van Meter

    Female1762–1856Female

  • Mary Van Meter

    Female1764–1859Female

  • Mary Van Meter

    Female1765–1843Female

+7 More Children

World Events (3)

1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 19

Maryland is the 7th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 19

"""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 .

Possible Related Names

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

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