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Jacob Van Meter, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1762
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1850
Brandenburg
Meade County
Kentucky, USA

Jacob, Jr., the son of Capt. Jacob "Jake" Van Meter and Letitia (Stroud) Van Meter, was born 4 Oct 1762, married Elizabeth Rhoads,16 Nov.1786, Hardin Co., and had 14 children. One of those children, Mary Jane Van Meter, (see link, below), married William Lewis.

As a Mill Creek church elder he founded the Hill Grove Baptist Church, 1822, Radcliff, Hardin Co., KY.
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Jacob Van Meter, Jr. came to KY with his father's party as a youth and later inherited his father's homestead. He continued to live at the old home place until about 1860, when the farm was sold to the Geohegan family.

Van Meter moved to the forks of Otter Creek, in what is now Meade County until his death. At the time of his death he and his wife, Elizabeth Rhoads, were living with their son, John. They were buried on their son's farm in Meade County.

Jacob Van Meter was a very religious man and reared his large family of ten sons and four daughters to take an active interest in the work of the church. Seven of his ten sons were deacons in the Baptist church. At the time of his death he was the last survivor of the old pioneers of the Severn's Valley Baptist Church of Elizabethtown, having been a member for 78 years.
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Jacob Van Meter Sr. Family Bible Records: Van Meter Bible owned by Mary Jane Van Meter and passed down to her son Joseph Harrison Lewis and passed on to his son Charles Buford Lewis, 436 West 90th Street, LA, CA. The Original is in the Family Bible of Mary J. Lewis Family Record of Jacob Van Meter Sr. born in 1745 and Latitia Strode.

Jacob VanMeter Jr., son of VanMeter Sr. and Sarah Berdine, b Oct 4th. 1762; md to Elizabeth Rhoads, b Oct 6th., 1770, on Nov 16th, 1786.

Children-
Sary - b Feb 2, 1788
Abraham W. - b Apr 1, 1789
John - b Jan 20, 1791
Joseph H. - b Sept 29, 1792
Thomas R.- b May 8, 1794
Susan B. - b Apr 9, 1796
Jacob V. - b Jan 15, 1798
Henry R. - b Jun 3, 1800
Daniel B. - b May 6, 1802
Nathaniel W. - b Mar8, 1804
Miles C. - b Nov 15, 1806
Elizabeth - b Dec 23, 1808
Mary Jane - b Oct 11, 1811
David R. - b Nov 17, 1813

Marriages-
Jacob V. VanMeter and Susan: Jun 21, 1821
Abraham W. VanMeter and Sally: May 19, 1814
Henry R. VanMeter and Hopey B.: Sept 3, 1823
Thomas Rhoads VanMeter and Harriet: Nov 12, 1818
Sary B. VanMeter: Nov 7, 1807
Elizabeth VanMeter and John Calvin: Jan 15, 1826; son born, James V. Calvin, Sept 23, 1827.
David R. VanMeter and Ann Mariah: Aug 13, 1840
John F. Lewis and Mary A.: Dec 5, 1867

Deaths-
Ethan Allen VanMeter: son of Thomas and Harriet, b Jun 27, 1821 ,d May - 1824.
David R. VanMeter: d Apr 4, 1876
Joseph B. Lewis: d Aug 22, 1829 age 9 mo, 22 days
Endamile Lewis: d Jan 16, 1843
Mary Susan Van Meter Lewis: d Jun 4, 1859
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Sources:
"Two Centuries in Elizabethtown and Hardin County, Kentucky"; Daniel E. McClure, Jr.; 1979.
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"Heitmen's "Officers of the Revolution" and Old Letters, Records and Obituaries": (.Jacob Van Meter Sr. was Sergeant, 12th Virginia Regiment and a member of the Committee of Observation. (Reg. 8th. VA on 9-14-1788) also Ensign, 8th VA, Sept, 1779. Ret. Jan 1st. 1781.)
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Van Meter Family Bible
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Glenda Ragan; 5 Nov 2011; Raylene Pooler family records indicate his name as John Jacob Van Meter, Jr.
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Ancestry.com: include the name Jacob Jansen Van Meter. (Sooner)
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Variations in names are duly noted, at this time, with all being considered as possibilities and none excluded. (Sooner) 5 Nov 2011.
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JACOB VANMETER, JR. WAS NOT KNOW AS "VALLEY cREEK JAKE." HIS FATHER, JACOB VANMETER(1723-1798) WAS THE ONE KNOW AS "VALLEY CREEK JAKE" YOU CAN CHECK ANY ANCESTRY RECORDS FOR THIS INFO AND I'M ALSO A DIRECT DESCENDANT. THANKS, JOYCE FISCHER D.A.R. #865075....(Jan 2013).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Van Meter (1723 - 1798)
  Letitia Stroud Van Meter (1725 - 1799)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Rhoads Van Meter (1770 - 1852)*
 
 Children:
  Daniel Boone VanMeter (1802 - 1880)*
  Mary Jane Van Meter Lewis (1811 - 1904)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abraham Van Meter (1744 - 1787)*
  Elizabeth VanMeter Vertrees (1752 - 1848)*
  Mary Van Meter Chenoweth (1757 - 1832)*
  Margaret Van Meter Haycraft (1759 - 1843)*
  Isaac Van Meter (1759 - 1840)*
  Jacob Van Meter (1762 - 1850)
  John VanMeter (1764 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
VanMeter Family Cemetery
Meade County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Sooner B&B
Record added: Jul 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11345883
Jacob Van Meter, Jr
Added by: Barbara Harrell Wesley
 
 
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