Joost Jansen Van Meter
Joost Jansen Van Meter was born 1652 in Gelderland, the Dutch Republic. On 11/14/1662, Joost Jansen arrived in New Amsterdam aboard de Vos with his family.
On 12/12/1682 in Ulster Co NY, Joost Jansen married Sarah DuBois b. 9/14/1662 Ulster Co NY. And sometime later they migrated to Salem Co NJ on the Delaware River.
Joost Jansen and Sarah lived the remainder of their lives in Salem Co NJ..
Born 1652 Gelderland, the Dutch Republic
Immigrated 11/14/1662 w/ family aboard de Vos to New Amsterdam
|DE VOS (THE FOX)
Sailed from Amsterdam after 31 August 1662;
Arrived New Amsterdam 14 Nov. 1662:
Jan Joosten, from the Thielerwaert, and wife and 5 children
1664 New Amsterdam ceded to by the Dutch Republic to England
Married 12/12/1682 in Ulster Co NY to Sarah DuBois b. c. 9/14/1662 Ulster Co NY
Migrated before 6/1706 to Salem Co NJ
Died 6/13/1706 Salem Co NJ
1. John Van Meter
Born 10/14/1683 Ulster Co NY
1725 Journey to Virginia
|About the year 1725 John Van Meter, a representative of an old Knickerbocker family early seated on the Hudson, traversed the valley of the South Branch of the Potomac -- the Wap-pa-tom-i-ca of the Indians. He was an Indian trader, making his headquarters with the Delawares, on the Susquehanna. Thence he made journeys far to the southward, to trade with the Cherokees and Catawbas. It was he who first told the story of the wonderful fertility of the land in the Lower Shenandoah and South Branch Valleys.|
8/5/1731 Virginia Land Transaction
|On 8/5/1731 Jost Hite purchased 40,000 acres in the Shenandoah Valley from John Van Meter.|
Settled at Old Fields, Frederick (now Hardy) Co (W) VA
Died 8/13/1745 Old Fields, Frederick (now Hardy) Co (W) VA
2. Rebecca Van Meterin
Married 9/3/1704 Kingston, Ulster Co NY to Cornelis Elten ch. 12/29/1681 Ulster Co NY
Migrated after 1715 to the Delaware Valley
Migrated Fall 1731 to Prince Georges (now Frederick) Co MD
Cornelis died before 1745 Prince Georges (now Frederick) Co MD
1748 Frederick Co split from Prince Georges Co MD
Died before 4/1751 Frederick Co MD
4/26/1751 Frederick Co MD Probate
|Will Abstract Frederick Co MD: Cornelius Eltinge
Proved 1/1/1754. son Isaac, and son-in-law John Hite, and son-in-law Isaac Hite.
Named land: Milbrun, Long Acre, Addition, Eltinge's Rest, Derby Island.
5. Isaac Van Meter