Samuel Vancleve

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Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     He married Eliza Roberts. Samuel died. Samuel was born.

Abraham VanMetre

M, b. circa 1721, d. circa 1783
FatherJohn VanMetre
MotherMargaret (---?---)
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Abraham Van Metre, like all of the Van Metres who were famous grazers and cattle traders, had extensive business relations with the frontier posts that were established along the borders during the advance of the settlers towards the Ohio Valley. With the pioneers who pressed farther into the wilderness and effected settlements in the most desirable localities, Abraham and his brothers were among them. Many emigrants from Virginia began to settle within the borders of southwestern Pennsylvania after the Indians had been dispersed and peace seemed to have restored confidence among the inhabitants.

Abraham acquired settlement rights to lands in Ohio County, Virginia; these were located on the waters of Short Creek, but some of it was not surveyed until 1786, long after he was deceased, but it became them the property of his heirs. A portion of this land, called Black's Cabin, and located on Short Creek, was the scene of the organization of Ohio County which was created out of the District of West Augusta, on Jan 6, 1777, and afterwards established at West Liberty.

A stockade was afterward erected on the Short Creek land a few miles above its juncture with the Ohio River, which became known as Van Metre's Fort. From 1777 to 1782 Major Samuel McCullough commanded at Fort Van Metre, styles the Court House Fort, from the circumstances of the first court of Ohio County in northwestern Virginia being held in it immediately after the organization of Ohio County from West Augusta. The Fort was one of the first erected in this part of Virginia and it stood on the north side of Short Creek, about five miles above its confluence with the Ohio. The well-known Van Metre Fort was located in Richland Township (now) Brooke County, West Virginia.

Source: A Genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Family, page 101, Compiled and Edited by Samuel Gordon Smythe, 1909. He married Mrs. Martha Wheeler. Abraham was born at Somerset County, New Jersey, circa 1721. He married Ruth Hedges circa 1742. Abraham died circa 1783 at Berkeley County, Virginia.

Ruth Hedges

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Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Ruth died. Ruth was born. She married Abraham VanMetre circa 1742.

Joseph Frasia Jones , Jr.

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Last Edited28 Jul 1999
     Joseph's occupation: Physician.. Joseph died. Joseph was born. He married Henrietta Short Tabb at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 8 November 1947.1

Family

Henrietta Short Tabb b. 23 Jan 1922, d. 9 May 1978

Citations

  1. [S534] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 1 of 72 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/016/G0197).

Isaac VanMetre

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited17 Jul 2000
     Isaac died. Isaac was born.

Joseph VanMetre

M, b. circa 1743, d. circa 1780
FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     The death of Joseph Van Metre was, like others of the Van Meters, a tragic one; the condensed substance of the circunstances traditionally current in the family is that he lost his life while crossing the Ohio River, near Tiltonville; he was last seen, by Mr. Hite, in a boat on the river and is supposed to have been either shot by Indians, or lost his life by the capsizing of his boat. Nothing more was ever heard of him. The finding of his gun on a sand bar in the river, with his name upon it, many years afterward, only served to deepen the mystery. This event probably occurred abyt the year 1780.

Source: A Genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Family, pages 96-98, Compiled and Edited by Samuel Gordon Smythe, 1909. Joseph was born at Virginia circa 1743. Joseph died circa 1780 at Ohio River.

Rebecca Vanmetre Spahn-Morgan

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Rebecca died. Rebecca was born at Virginia.

Mary VanMetre

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Mary died. Mary was born at Virginia.

Ruth Vanmetre Foreman

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Ruth died. Ruth was born at Virginia.

Hannah Vanmetre Mounce

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Hannah died. Hannah was born at Virginia.

Daniel VanMetre

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Daniel died. Daniel was born at Virginia.

John VanMetre

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783
MotherRuth Hedges
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     John died. John was born at Virginia.

Mrs. Martha Wheeler

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Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     She married Abraham VanMetre. Mrs. died. Mrs. was born.

Family

Abraham VanMetre b. c 1721, d. c 1783

John VanMetre

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Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     John died. John was born. He married Margaret (---?---).

Family

Margaret (---?---)
Children

Margaret (---?---)

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Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     She married John VanMetre. Margaret died. Margaret was born.

Family

John VanMetre
Children

Rachel VanMetre

F, b. circa 1719, d. circa 1744
FatherJohn VanMetre
MotherMargaret (---?---)
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Rachel was born at Somerset County, New Jersey, circa 1719. She married (---?---) Leforge circa 1736. Rachel died circa 1744.

(---?---) Leforge

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Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     (---?---) died. (---?---) was born. He married Rachel VanMetre circa 1736.

Family

Rachel VanMetre b. c 1719, d. c 1744

Abraham VanMetre

M, b. 27 October 1773
FatherJacob VanMetre b. 1738, d. 22 Oct 1800
MotherIsabella Evans b. 1746, d. 28 Jan 1817
Last Edited28 Dec 2000
     Abraham died. Abraham was born at Berkeley County, Virginia, on 27 October 1773.1 He married Hannah Burns in 1791.

Family

Hannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Children

Hannah Burns

F, b. 27 October 1775
Last Edited28 Dec 2000
     Hannah died. Hannah was born on 27 October 1775.1 She married Abraham VanMetre in 1791.

Family

Abraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
Children

Charles Clark Gearhart

M, b. 27 April 1906, d. 4 July 1978
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     His body was interred at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at Hollywood Cemetery. Charles was born at Scranton, Pennsylvania, on 27 April 1906. He married Henrietta Short Tabb on 27 December 1952. Charles died on 4 July 1978 at Pleasantville, New York, at age 72.

Family

Henrietta Short Tabb b. 23 Jan 1922, d. 9 May 1978

Jacob VanMetre

M, b. 12 November 1794, d. 30 April 1845
FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     He married Margaret Tabb. Jacob was born on 12 November 1794. Jacob died on 30 April 1845 at age 50.

Margaret Tabb

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Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     She married Jacob VanMetre. Margaret died. Margaret was born.

Family

Jacob VanMetre b. 12 Nov 1794, d. 30 Apr 1845

Isabel VanMetre

F, b. 2 February 1797
FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Isabel died. She married John Chenowith. Isabel was born on 2 February 1797.

John Chenowith

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Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     He married Isabel VanMetre. John died. John was born.

Family

Isabel VanMetre b. 2 Feb 1797

Rebecca VanMetre

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Rebecca died. Rebecca was born.

William Burns VanMetre

M, b. 1 July 1801
FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     William died. William was born on 1 July 1801.

Ailcindor B. VanMetre

M, b. 25 March 1804, d. 19 April 1855
FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited28 Dec 2000
     Ailcindor was born on 25 March 1804. Ailcindor died on 19 April 1855 at age 51.

Abraham VanMetre

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Abraham died. Abraham was born.

Abner VanMetre

M, b. 25 October 1808, d. 25 March 1864
FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Abner was born on 25 October 1808. Abner died on 25 March 1864 at age 55.

Ruth VanMetre

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FatherAbraham VanMetre b. 27 Oct 1773
MotherHannah Burns b. 27 Oct 1775
Last Edited29 Mar 1997
     Ruth died. Ruth was born.