Killdare Cemetery

        VanMeter family cemetery at Killdare, Jacob Van Metre's homestead. The cemetery is now part of a larger cemetery called Pleasant View Memory Gardens. They bought the original homestead saying they would restore the headstones. It appears they never did. The following inscriptions are on Headstones:

  1. Jacob VanMeter, who departed - Oct. 22, 1806* - age 62 yr. Headstone

  2. Isabella Evans VanMeter, died June 28, 1817 in 71 yr. of her life. (wife of Jacob). Headstone

  3. Clarissa LaRue, died March 13, 1857. age 53 yr. (wife of Jacob) 

  4. Isaac VanMeter, son of Isaac, died Feb. 12, 1831 aged 26 yr. 9 mo. 9 days. Headstone

  5. Isaac VanMeter died 15 day of Jan. 1828. (son of Jacob and Isabella) Headstone

  6. Mary VanMeter, Daughter of Isaac & Mary, 18th March, 1839, Aged 19yr. 11 days. Headstone

  7. Jacob VanMeter Sr. no birth or death date. Headstone

   Johonnes Van Metre Jr. and his second wife Josinah were also originally buried here, but were move to Green Hill Cemetery in Martinsburg by his granddaughter Anne Alburtis Van Metre.

* Frances C. Van Metre in "A Van Metre Family Record" states the stone read 1806 when she visited the cemetery in 1935.  Berkeley County Historical Society claims 1800.

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