Elizabeth Marie Van Meter

1715–1793 (Age 77)
Somerset, Somerset, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth Marie

When Elizabeth Marie Van Meter was born on 3 September 1715, in Somerset, Somerset, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Jan Van Meteren, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Miller Mollenauer, was 28. She married Capt Thomas C Shepherd Jr about 1733, in Prince George's, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died in June 1793, in Shepherdstown, Jefferson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Shepherds Graveyard, Jefferson, Virginia, United States.

Photos & Memories (6)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Elizabeth Marie Van Meter
1715–1793
Capt Thomas C Shepherd Jr
1705–1776
Marriage: about 1733
David Shepherd
1734–1795
John Sheppard
1734–1802
Rebecca Shepard
1735–1810
Sarah Shepherd
1736–1780
Elizabeth Shepherd
1738–1788
William Shepherd
1739–1824
Mary Shepherd
1740–1781
Thomas Shepherd II
1743–1793
John Shepherd
1749–1812
Martha Matilda Shepherd
1752–1825
Capt. Abraham Shepherd
1754–1822
Susannah Shepherd
1758–1835

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1733
Prince George's, Maryland, British Colonial America
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 43

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 61

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 65

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

Story Highlight

Notes for Captain Thomas Shepherd and Elizabeth Van Meter

Notes for Captain Thomas (Captain) Shepherd: Thomas Shepherd was the founder of Shepherdstown, Virginia (Now West Virginia). Thomas was a Captain in the war. Thomas came to Virginia long before the th …

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Van Meter, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Elizabeth Van Meter, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Bertha Elizabeth Shepherd, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.