Elizabeth Van Meter

1746–1811 (Age 65)
Pittsgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Van Meter was born on 11 January 1746, in Pittsgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Hendrick Joosten Van Meteren Jr., was 50 and her mother, Sarah Elwell, was 49. She died about 1811, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 65.

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Elizabeth Van Meter
1746–1811
Andrew Pearce
1743–1803

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1775

Age 29

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 35

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.

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 .

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

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