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Solomon Van Meter
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1818
Clark County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1859
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Note: Section D, lot 63, part W
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Relationship to Isaac VanMeter and Rebecca Cunningham as shown i n VanMeter Family Bible. Date of birth from VanMeter Family Bibl e. Date of death from tombstone, Lexington [KY] Cemetery.

Names of wives and children from G & BS, pp. 65-66, see also Dee d of Partition and Division, Deed Book 104, Page 346, Fayette Co unty [KY] Clerk's office: Solomon VanMeter died intestate in Fay ette County, Kentucky on September 14, 1859, children and heirs : John S. VanMeter (and his wife, Lizzie M. VanMeter) of Ray Cou nty, Missouri; Lizzie M. Nicholas (widow of Capt. W. D. Nicholas ) of Fayette County, Kentucky; Lucy H. V. Kerr (widow of Dr. E . M. Kerr) of Callaway County, Missouri; Isaac C. VanMeter, Jr . (widower) of Clark County, Kentucky; Nelson P. VanMeter (and h is wife, Lizzie C. VanMeter) of Clark County, Kentucky; and Solo mon L. VanMeter (and his wife, Evie T. VanMeter) of Fayette Coun ty, Kentucky; widow of Solomon VanMeter, Martha C. subsequentl y married William R. Estill and died May 21, 1894.

He lived most of his life in Fayette County, Kentucky, three mil es north of Lexington on a farm called Duncastle. He was a promi nent and successful farmer, and for many years was a consisten t member of the Presbyterian Church. He died September, 1859. H e was chosen as the agent from Clark County (where he was residi ng at the time and where he was born and reared) to go to Englan d, along with Nelson Dudley, of Fayette County, and Charles T. G arrard, of Bourbon County, to select and import shorthorn cattl e and other blooded stock for the Northern Kentucky Importing Co mpany, and they made an importation which paid more than 100 pe r cent net profit. He was a fine judge of cattle; a very enterpr ising and intelligent man; highly esteemed by all of his acquain tances. G&BS, p. 66.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac VanMeter (1794 - 1854)
  Rebecca Cunningham Van Meter (1800 - 1864)
 
 Spouses:
  Lucy M Hockaday VanMeter (1823 - 1849)*
  Martha Coleman Prewitt Van Meter Estill (1830 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  John Stonestreet Van Meter (1845 - 1904)*
  Lucy Hockaday VanMeter Kerr (1849 - 1937)*
  Isaac Cunningham Van Meter (1854 - 1906)*
  Nelson Prewitt Van Meter (1857 - 1942)*
  Solomon Lee Van Meter (1859 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Solomon Van Meter (1818 - 1859)
  Isaac Cunningham Van Meter (1820 - 1898)*
  Susan Tabitha Van Meter Allan (1827 - 1907)*
  Benjamin Franklin Van Meter (1834 - 1927)*
  Thomas C. VanMeter (1835 - 1904)*
  Abram Van Meter (1839 - 1911)*
  Lewis Marshall Van Meter (1841 - 1924)*
  John Milton Van Meter (1842 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: sbhutson
Originally Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
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