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Solomon Van Meter

  • Birth 10 Jul 1818 Clark County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 14 Sep 1859 Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 44910802

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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  • Maintained by: Susan Bronston Hutson
  • Originally Created by: Wilton Golson
  • Added: 29 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44910802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Van Meter (10 Jul 1818–14 Sep 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44910802, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Susan Bronston Hutson (contributor 47027398) .