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Frederick County, Virginia

17 September 1744 — gift of horses from John Van Meter of Frederick County, Virginia, yeoman; to eldest son Isaac Van Meter, second son Henry Van Meter, third son Abraham Van Meter, fourth and youngest son Jacob Van Meter, youngest daughter Maudlena wife of Robert Pewsey, and sons-in-law Solomon Hedges Esqr, Thomas Shepard, James Davis, and Robert Jones. The gift comprising his horses, including some loose in the woods, some branded and some not. Also specifically reserves four mares for his grandsons Johanus Van Meter, son of his son Johanus Van Meter deceased, and John [Lessige?], natural son of his daughter Rachel deceased, both under 21 years old. He also stipulates that if son-in-law Robert Jones does not quitclaim a "pretended right" to 100 acres of land and other "pretended demands" on John, then Robert's share of the gift would go to John's daughter Mary, wife of Robert, and her heirs.[1]

9 October 1750 — loan taken by James Davis of Frederick County, Virginia, yeoman; conveys to Abraham & Jacob Vanmeter, farmers, some horses in exhange for 33 pounds, with the conveyance made void if he repays 33 pounds by the following 1 February.[2]

29 March 1753 — land conveyance from Samuel Bryan of Augusta County, Virginia; to Henry VanMeter and Abraham Vanmeter of Frederick County about 250 acres of land in Frederick County, part of a patent granted unto Morgan Bryan.

beginning at lowermost fork of Tuscarora Branch falls into Opeckon Run, then down the Run 228 poles to a walnut bush, thence north sixty degrees west, 160 poles to a Spanish oak, thence south forty degrees west, 170 poles to a white oak, thence south twenty degrees west, 90 poles to a hickory on the north side of Tuscarora Branch, thence across the same south 85 poles to a white oak, thence south sixty five degrees east, 41 poles to a red oak by Opeckon Run side and thence down the Run 254 poles to the place of beginning.[3] Near Martinsburg in Berkeley County, WV

Washington County, Pennsylvania

7 September 1789 — land conveyance from Joseph Vanmatre of Cumberland Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, farmer, and his wife Elizabeth; to Henry Van Matre Esq. about 77 acres on Muddy Creek in Washington County, Joseph holding land by a patent granted by the Supreme Executive Council dated 6 October 1787.[4]

1 October 1790 — land conveyance to Jesse Vanmatre of Washington County, Pennsylvania; from John Thrasher and wife Elizabeth, 213 acres at Thrasherville on the south fork of Ten Mile Creek, surveyed for warrant on 26 February 1788.[5]


  1. Frederick County, Virginia, deeds vol. 1 page 143
  2. Frederick County, Virginia, deeds vol. 2 page 190
  3. Frederick County, Virginia, deeds vol. 3 page 34
  4. Washington County, Pennsylvania, deeds vol. 1 F page 36
  5. Washington County, Pennsylvania, deeds vol. 1 P page 508

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