John Innskeep Van Meter

 John I. Van Meter, youngest son of Isaac Van Meter, Est., who married ( Pollv Harness, represented his native county of Hardy in the Virginia General Assembly while yet so young as to be barely eligible to the office according to the laws of Virginia and then removed to a fine farm on the Scioto River in Ohio, where he lived until quite in old man and then removed to Chillicothe, Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his life. He reared a family of children, only two of whom are now living, viz., Judge John Marshall Van who is a very prominent lawyer as well as a large and successful farmer, and has served a term as Circuit Judge in the Chillicothe Judicial District, and resides in that city, although he still retains his large and excellent farm on the Scioto River. His sister Mary, who has never married, resides in the excellent homestead of her parents and immediately adjoining the residence of her brother. Judge John M. Van Meter married , first, Miss Sesson of Ohio, by which marriage he has two children now living, viz. . John I. and Eliza. After the death of his first wife he married Miss Susan Cunningham, oldest daughter of William  Streit Cunningham, of Moorefield, West Virginia. From this marriage they have raised two daughters, who are now living, viz., Mary and Sallie. The Honorable John I. Van Meter represented his district in the United States Congress from Ohio for two or more terms. He lived to be more than seventy years of age, and was a very influential and prominent man. His wife died many years before he did.



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