Elizabeth Van Meter

1778–
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Van Meter was born in 1778, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Capt. Johannes "John" Van Metre, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Swearingen, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Capt. Johannes "John" Van Metre
1741–1819
Elizabeth Swearingen
1745–1813
Elizabeth VAn Meter
1757–
John Van Meter
1760–1852
Morgan Van Meter
1772–
Catherine Van Meter
1762–1856
Mary Van Meter
1764–1859
Mary Van Meter
1765–1843
Peter Van Meter
1766–
Morgan Van Meter
1768–
Isaac Van Meter
1774–1851
Elizabeth Van Meter
1778–
Eleanor Van Meter
1780–1824
Abraham Van Meter
1782–1867

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)

1780

Age 2

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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