Perhaps this will help.Will record of William Vanmeter.
Records 2 Page 529.
William Vanmeter of Smith Township, Whitley County, Indiana. To John Vanmeter, son; Christina Myers, daughter; Phebe Diffendaffer, daughter; Rebecca Sterling, daughter; Heirs of Julia Ann Hurd, my dec. dau.; Scott Vanmeter, son; Alfred Vanmeter, son and his heirs; William Vanmeter, son; Melinda Vanmeter, wife; America Gradeless, daughter; Almeda Vanmeter, daughter; Melinda Vanmeter, daughter. Ex. nom. Stephen H. Clark of Union Township (Whitley Co., Ind.). Signed 18 January 1878. William (his X mark) Van Meter (SEAL). Wits. Stephen H. Clark (SEAL), James A. (his X mark) Cramer (SEAL). Sworn to and subscribed on 23 November 1885. Codicil dated 18 January 1884 names Scott, son; daughters: Christina, Phebe, Rebecca, Heirs of Julia, America, Almeda, Melinda May. Wife Melinda. Signed William (his X mark) Vanmeter. Wits. Stephen H. Clark (SEAL), James A. (his X mark) Cramer (SEAL). Sworn to and subscribed on 24 November 1885 before James H. Harrison, Clerk. [See Record 3 Page 39. for contested will]