I had to find out more because I thought from what you wrote that the people you mentioned were related to me – and I found that they were. Ruth Van Meter was my 1st cousin, 7 times removed. Her father Henry was my 7th great uncle (and a brother of my 7th great-grandfather Jacob VanMeter). This site shows tons of details about the family – the…[Read more]
I am also a descendant of the Dubois and VanMeter families. They are actually fairly easy to find out about with online trees, blogs, genealogies (along with this website).
I just looked up Ruth VanMeter and Samuel Gill and found this page: http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/boutetourterasmus.html – interesting and a branch I did not know…[Read more]