Family 1 : Elizabeth VAUGHAN MARRIAGE: ABT 1708 +John JETER II Samuel JETER
John Jeter I who is thought to be the original progenitor of the Jeters in the US. See: Jeter Mosaic: Seven Centuries in the History of a Family by Grata Jeter Clark.
John Jeter,b.1686, d. 1736 Married Elizabeth Vaughan b. abt 1686, m.abt 1708
7 Children: John Jeter II, Nicholas Jeter, William Jeter, Thomas Jeter, Henry Jeter, Joseph Jeter (Joseph Jeter no records listed in book he died 1749 in Lunenburg Co., Va. m. Mary Tait), Samuel Jeter.
The name Jeter is found in Suffolk, Co., Eng., records in 1561, 1577, 1612. The work "Jeter" is a French word meaning to throw. The Jeters were French Huguenots who took refuge in England and lived there many years before coming to America.
According to a memorandum left by William Oscar Jeter of Kentucky, John Jeter came from England in the early 1700's and settled near Port Royal, Caroline Co., Va. He was twice married and had eleven children by each marriage. His wives' names are not known. John Jeter's children: (these appear to be John II's children) 1. George Jeter, moved to Orange, Co., Va. 2. Henry Jeter, lived in Caroline Co., Va. 3. Thomas Jeter, moved to Amelia Co., Va., about 1760 and died there 1765 4. William Jeter, moved to SC and died there about 1797 5. Ambrose Jeter, moved to Amelia Co., Va.
According to a memorandum left by William Oscar Jeter of Kentucky, John Jeter came from England in the early 1700's and settled near Port Royal, Caroline Co., Va. He was twice married and had eleven children by each marriage. His wives' names are not known."
John Jeter goes back to Suffolk England. Jeter of Lowestoft, whose given name was John, in Suffolk, married and had one issue,Edmond, son and heir. They left France because of religious persecution and came to England.Later came to Virginia.
GEORGE JETER OF ORANGE COUNTY SAME TIME AS GEORGE TETER. GEORGE JETER NOTED BY 1744 AS GEORGE TEATOR IN FREDRICK CO. HIS NEPHEW WILLIAM JETER OF THE 96TH S CAROLINA BECAME WILLIAM TETER