Joseph VanMeter and Margaret Whitnah

Joseph VanMeter Margaret Whitnah
Birth: 5 Dec 1778 Berkeley County, Virginia Birth: 1780 Martinsburg, Berkeley, Virginia
Marriage: 17 Aug 1800 Berkeley County, Virginia
Death: Jan 1822 Death: 7 Oct 1865
Father: Abraham VanMeter Father: Henry F. Whitenah
Mother: Elizabeth Burns Mother: Margaret Burns
Joseph VanMeter was born in 1780 in Martinsburg, Virginia(1) to Abraham VanMeter and Elizabeth Burns. On 17 August 1800 he married his cousin Margaret Whitnah(2), daughter of Henry F. Whitenah and Margaret Burns. Joseph drowned in the Ohio river while hunting. His gun was found forty years later.(3) Margaret died in 1865.
Joseph VanMeter and Margaret Whitnah are the parents of the following children:
  1. Gabriel VanMeter
  2. Robert VanMeter
  3. Sarah VanMeter
  4. Vincent H. VanMeter. Vincent married his cousin, Margaret Ann Whitnah, daughter of John G. and Mary Ann Carroll.
  5. Joseph W. VanMeter



  2. Marriage Records of Berkeley County, Virginia, pg. 246. License granted 16 Aug 1800. John McKeever, suretor. Marriage performed by David Young.

  3. History of Wheeling and Ohio County, pg. 831.