Where is it documented that Jacob Van Meter (1745-1838) is the son of Isaac Van Meter and Alice Scholl Van Meter?

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According to the biography on the profile, the source listed is:

Following from William Heidgerd, The American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France, 20 vols. and index, (New Paltz, N.Y.: DuBois Family Association, 1968–1984)

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by Lauren Conte G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
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This Isaac Van Metre/Meter is the subject of a major section of the 1909 Genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Family.

"Isaac Van Metre  (John^), son of John and Margaret Van Metre, b.  circa  1713, probably in Somerset Co., N. J., called in his father's will "my eldest son" (Johannes being deceased), d. in Frederick Co., Va.,  ante  1748;  m.  Elsje (Alice) Scholl, of Somerset Co., N. J. (Records Raritan Church at Somerville, N. J.),  circa  1736. John Van Metre in his will imposes upon his son Isaac the condition precedent to receiving his legacy, that Isaac shall sell his land on the Monocacy (Md.), etc. It is shown by the records that Isaac and his wife subsequently conveyed a tract of land called " Isaac's Inheritance," containing 200 acres, situate"

In 1745 John Van Metre (Isaac's father) included an infant Jacob in his will as follows:

"Also I give Devise and bequeath unto my said son Jacob after my wifes Third part of my Movable Estate and Legacies are paid an equal proportional Child's part arising therefrom as well as my lands which are to be disposed of ... "

If this is the only Jacob born circa 1745, then he is Isaac's brother, not his son.  (Subject as always to more careful checking.)
by Roger Shepherd G2G3 (3.6k points)

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