Elisah Van Meter

1796–1897 (Age 101)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elisah

When Elisah Van Meter was born about 1796, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Van Metre, was 27 and his mother, Milicent Kelly, was 23. He had at least 1 son with Caroline Stephenson. He died about 1897, at the age of 101.

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Family Time Line

Elisah Van Meter
1796–1897
Caroline Stephenson
1804–1849
Francis Marion Van Matre, Sr.
1841–1927

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 16

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 29

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 (1)

  • Elisha Van Matre in entry for Francis M Van Matre and Maggie E Hill, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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