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Hendrik Jansen Van Meter

Also Known As: "Henry"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marbletown, Ulster County, New York
Death: Died in Salem County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joost Jansen van Meteren and Sarah du Bois
Husband of Sarah Van Meter; Hannah Van Meter and Mary Van Meter
Father of Joseph Van Meter; Fetters Van Meter; Rebecca Van Meter; Ephraim Van Meter; Mary Van Meter and 5 others
Brother of John "the Indian Trader" van Meter; Rebekka Eltinge; Lysbeth Molenauer; Rachel Van Meter; Isaac Joosten Van Meter and 5 others

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About Hendrik Jansen Van Meter

Hendrick Jansen Van Meter lived part of his life near his brother Isaac at Old Fields (The Trough) Hardy Co. Va. - "The American Descendants of Chrétien DuBois of Wicres, France, Part 4", P. VM ii.

    Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, First Series - Vol. XXXII, Edited by A. Van Doren Honeyman, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc., Vol. III, 1751-1760,  (Somerville, NJ, 1924; Electronic Edition ©1999 by Heritage Books, Inc.), P. 336-337:

1752, May 2. van Meter, Henry, of Piles Grove Township, Salem Co.; will of. Children--Joseph, David, John, Ephraim, Fetters, Benjamin, Jacob, Elesabeth, and Rebecca. Homefarm of 350 acres; farm of 300 ac., now occupied by Phillipp Sutter; farm of 350 ac., now occupied by Joshua Garrison; farm of 350 ac. adjoining the homefarm; 900 ac., bought of Langhorn Biles and Jeremiah Bates. Personal preperty, incl. a negro girl. Executors--sons Joseph and David. Witnesses-Joshua Garrison, Benjamin Worton and Onesimus Seagrave. Proved Dec. 8, 1759. Lib. 10, p. 507.

Henry VanMeter son of John was married four times The named children are mentioned in his will Joseph Ephraim John David Elizabeth Rebecca Jacob and Benjamin VanMeter. The two last were children of his last wife Fetters of Salem. About the year 1685 Erasmus La Fettre and wife emigrated from England to West Jersey and settled in the town of Salem. They lived on Yorke street near Elsinborough line it being so near it was sometimes called Amblebury.

Source for above: History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony, New Jersey by Thomas Shourds Witnesses: Abram de Boys, Jan Hamel 1739 - March 22 - land from Thomas Hill in Salem County

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----------------------------------------- Will ---------------------------------------- Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 1670-1760

Name: Henry van Meter Date: 02 May 1752 Location: Piles Grove Township, Salem Co. will of. Children--Joseph, David, John, Ephraim, Fetters, Benjamin, Jacob, Elesabeth, and Rebecca. Homefarm of 350 acres; farm of 300 ac., now occupied by Philipp Sutter; farm of 350 ac., now occupied by Joshua Garrison; farm of 350 ac. adjoining the homefarm; 900 ac., bought of Langhorn B iles and Jeremiah Bates. Personal property, incl. a negro girl. Executors--sons Joseph and David. Witnesses--Joshua Garrison, Benjamin Worton and One Simus Seagrave. Proved Dec. 8, 1759. Lib. 10, p. 507.

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From the "Genealogies of WV Families, from the WV Historical magazine Quarterly, 1902-1905, p. 40, article by Samuel Go rdon Smyth": Hendrix Van Meteren was baptised at Kingston 1 Sept 1695, sponsored by Abraham du Boys and Jan Humel.

Baptismal & Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Reformed Church of Kingston, NY: #863, child--Hendrick, Bapt: 1 Sep 1695. Parents: Joost Jansse, Sara de Boys. Witnesses & Sponsors: Abram deBoys, Jan Hamel.

"Here his [Jan Joosten's] grandsons, Jan, Hendrick and Isaac Van Meteren, first bought 3000 acres of land, which subseq uently grew into 6000 acres, so that the Van Meterens were early among the largest property owners and most prominent r esidents of southern New Jersey."

Migrated to Salem County, NJ in 1714±

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Hendrix VAN METEREN766 was born before 1 Sep 1695 in USA, New York, Ulster Co., Marbletown.766 He was baptized on 1 Se p 1695 in USA, New York, Ulster Co.. Sponsers: Abram du Boys and Jan Hamel He signed a will on 2 May 1752 in USA, New J ersey, Trenton.881 Henry's will, recorded May 2, 1752, was proved Dec 8, 1759. It names the following childen: Joseph , David, John, Ephraim, Fetters. Benjamin, Jacob. Elizabeth, and Rebecca. All the land, 2,400 acres, was left to the so ns. He died between May 1752 and Dec 1759 in USA, New Jersey, Salem Co., Pittsgrove Tsp.. Henry Van Metere also migrate d to New Jersey and lived in Salem Co. He is said to have married four times. He was a fellow bondsman with his brothe r John as securities of the second brother Isaac for his administration of the estate of Hendrix Mullinaer of Somerse t Co.

766. A genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre family : from civil, military, church, and family records and documents , p. 16. 880. Anonymous, Biographical, genealogical and descriptive history of the First Congressional District of New Jersey (N ew York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1900, 1368 pgs. ), p. 36. 881. Ibid., p. 37.

?Henry Van Meter returned to Pittsgrove. He is said to have married four times. His will, recorded at Trenton, New Je rsey, is dated May 2, 1752; proved December 8, 1759.?

B.F. VanMeter confuses this Henry with his nephew., , ,Page: page 18Page: page 37Page: page 50* Reference: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - SmartCopy: Jan 19 2017, 1:09:46 UTC

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Hendrik Jansen Van Meter's Timeline

1695
September 1, 1695
Marbletown, Ulster County, New York
September 1, 1695
September 1, 1695
KINGSTON, NY
1723
1723
Age 27
1735
1735
Age 39
1741
April 12, 1741
Age 45
1741
Age 45
1742
1742
Age 46
Ulster, New York, United States
1742
Age 46
Ulster, New York, United States