Many of these links are old and may no longer exist. We are
working to clean them up.
Following are links to Web sites of interest to TMSI members.
Please let us know of other links you may find.
Sites with Meriwether Lineage Data
- Charles F.
list found on
The Depot of
Hood Co., Texas, contains a great deal of information on
Meriwether (M128); also info on other
NHM was one of his references, Crabteee provides a number of
corrections and additions.
Southcombe Family has a number of
- Russ Bartee has his
data on display with many other related
- The Logan
Letter has an extensive
list with information on descendants of Andrew Logan
Meriwether (M122221) and other
Jenkins has information on the descendants of
Reese and Anna Story. Two of their children married
Addison Reese married
Gaines Meriwether (M1221215);
Ann Reese married
Meriwether (M1221214) of Oglethorpe Co., GA.
in Time, from The
Charlottesville & Albemarle Observer, has an informative
article on Dr. Thomas Walker and the land his wife
inherited from her first husband, Nicholas Meriwether. They
have the wrong Nicholas Meriwether, though.
- Cheryl McGraw
has information on her
data, particularly descendants of Thomas Johnson and
Anne Meriwether (M124). According to Cheryl, a daughter,
Ann Johnson, married William Gatewood and had
children. This conflicts with the information by Sarah T. L.
Anderson and others that Ann married Thomas Coke and/or
John Boswell (NHM has very little info on Thomas &
- The Cragg
Family Reunion Page has information about the
- The Poole &
Related Families site has info on the following
Meriwether & Sarah Emera Mitchell. This
appears to be Thomas William Meriwether and Sallie
Mitchell, NHM p226.
Augustus Mitchell and Nancy Elizabeth Meriwether
family (NHM p.223). Joseph's sister Sarah married Tom
Meriwther and Ellen Murdock. This appears to
be Benjamin Baldwin Meriwether and Julia Ellen
Murdock, NHM p228.
- The Booker
Connection, which has information on the following:
- The family of
Barnett and Mary Margaret Hudson. Nathaniel
(M1221223) is the son of William Barnett and Mary
- The family of
Marot and Elizabeth (Palmer) Booker, whose son John
Palmer Booker married, first, Judith Meriwether and
second, Elizabeth Meriwether. Judith & Elizabeth
were the daughters of Capt. James Meriwether (M12272)
and Sarah "Sally" Meriwether (M12288). Another son,
Edward M. Booker, married Sarah Meriwether,
"youngest daughter of Lt. James Meriwether" (M??),
indicating that she is not a sister to Judith & Elizabeth.
TMSI researchers have tentatively indicated that she is their
sister, however, and also state that she was first married to a
William M. Booker, parents unknown. The Richard Marot
Booker page shows that there was a son, William Marshall
Booker, but he married a Frances Bullock, not Sarah
- The John Lewis
Family Genealogical Resource page has information about
descendants of "Pioneer" John Lewis of Ireland, including
information on a granddaughter,
- Traveller Southern
Families genealogy page has a growing collection of
Notable Meriwether Descendants
Ferguson Gordon (1894-1981), author. Her mother, Nancy
Minor Meriwether, was a descendant of Thomas Meriwether
(M1221) and Elizabeth Thornton, in typical Meriwether
fashion through three separate paths.
Mack, US Senator from Florida, descendant of Thomas
Johnson & Anne Meriwether (M124)
- Lee Ann Meriwether,
and actor, is a member of The Meriwether Society. One of
her early acting roles was on the TV show
Tunnel, here with pictures (I can't believe this site
exists!). Other roles include
Trek - TOS, Barnaby Jones, and now the
My Children soap opera
in the original Batman movie.
Merrill, actor. (Nedenia Marjorie
Hutton, daughter of E. F. Hutton & Marjorie
Merriweather Post). A descendant of Nicholas Meriwether
(M1223) and Frances Morton.
E. Webb (1906-1992) of
NASA. (Note: TMSI knows he is a
descendant of Francis Meriwether (M13) and Mary
Bathurst but does not have the exact lineage after James
Webb Jr. (1734-1773) & Mary Smith, dau. of
Francis Smith & Lucy Meriwether (M136). If you
can help, please contact TMSI)
Randolph (1773-1833) of Roanoke was a famous statesman
from Virginia and a strong supporter of states rights. The linked
site is still under construction; TMSI has a small booklet
published in 1898 that will be transferred to the Web soon - watch
for these two sources of info, as Randolph's life is very
interesting and his influence on a young nation considerable.
Randolph was the great-grandson of Drury Bolling and
Elizabeth Meriwether (M131); also, second cousin to
President Thomas Jefferson.
ap Catesby Jones (abt 1790-1858) served a long and
distinguished career in the US Navy. As a young Lieutenant during
the War of 1812, he was in command of the gunboat flotilla on Lake
2) which was wiped out by a numerically superior British force
during the Battle of New Orleans. In 1826 he was a principal
signer of the treaty
2) giving the US access to Hawaii. In 1842 he was Commodore of
the Pacific Fleet; mistakenly believing that the US and Spain were
at war, he captured Monterey CA one day, apologized and returned
the garrison to the Spanish the next day. Jones was the grandson
of Sally Skelton and Col.Thomas Jones
(1726-1785/6). Sally was the daughter of Jane
Meriwether ( M133) and James Skelton, MD. Jane was the
daughter of Francis Meriwether II ( M13) and Mary
Bathurst. Quite a number of the descendants of Thomas &
Sally Jones had careers in the US and CS military, army and navy.
- Lt. Catesby ap Roger Jones, nephew of
Commodore Jones above and great-great grandson of Jane (M133), was
executive officer of the
Confederate Naval Museum in Columbus GA contains the remains
of his last command, the CSS Chattahoochee. After the war
he moved to Selma, AL, where his descendants still live in the
Albert Gallatin Mabry Home. See also:
1. Prelude to
Hampton Roads; 2.
The Selma, AL
Windshield Tour (stops 30 & 31)
Lewis Dabney (1820-1898), a minister, CSA officer,
relatively famous author and biographer of General T. J.
"Stonewall" Jackson. Dabney was the grandson of Samuel
Dabney and Jane Meriwether (M1221.11). His son,
William Dabney (1855-1945), was, among other things,
of the University of Tennessee
1887-1904 and a strong proponent of
education for blacks and whites.
Henry Lewis Benning, CSA, for whom
Fort Benning, GA, is
named. Benning was the grandson of Richard P. White and
Mary Meriwether (M12137; M12827). Mary was the daughter of
Thomas Meriwether (M1213) and Jane Meriwether
(M1282). (There is some doubt about which Jane Thomas married,
Avery Meriwether biographical references, part of
Tennessee History: An Online Bibliography. More information
can be found about Elizabeth Meriwether and her husband Minor
Meriwether in the book My Yesteryears by Lee
Meriwether, their son and a famous author, politician and
diplomat in his own right.
Women and the Reform Impulse in Memphis, 1875-1915 (includes
pictures of Elizabeth Avery Meriwether and Lide Smith
Meriwether - Note: may require the Netscape browser.)
Meriwether (1752-1822) (M12271) Georgia legislator.
Meriwether (1788-1852) (M122712) (Note: birth/death dates
on linked site conflict with TMSI research) Georgia legislator.
Meriwether (1800-1893) (M122732), first territorial
governor of New Mexico, a Kentucky legislator and
A. Meriwether (1806-1852) (M122626). The linked site
incorrectly states he was a nephew of James (M122712), and
therefore a grandson of David (M12271). He and James (M122712) are
second cousins, as James A. is the grandson of Captain "Sailor"
David Meriwether (M1226).
George Mathews of Georgia. Not a Meriwether, but both of
his children married Meriwethers.
- Others include Elizabeth
Dix" (Meriwether) Gilmer (biography available on
CD-ROM from Pilgrim New
Media); Meriwether Smith, an important participant in
the Revolutionary War and the Continental Congress; (his son,
George William Smith, was killed in the Richmond Theater
fire of 1811);
Rockingham Gilmer, an early governor of Georgia; ...
Perhaps the best known Meriwether is Meriwether Lewis,
co-leader of the Corp of Discovery, better known as the Lewis
& Clark Expedition. Lewis was the son of William
Lewis (M128.11?) (son of Robert Lewis and Jane
Meriwether (M128)), and Lucy Meriwether (M12218)
(daughter of Thomas Meriwether (M1221) and Elizabeth
Thornton). Here are a few sites related to Lewis and the
Documentary by Ken Burns. (971104)
- Lewis &
Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Lewis profile, part of Ken Burns'
- ROJOMO - In
spring 1996 two young men followed the trail of Lewis &
Clark. This site has lots of pictures, extracts from the
L&C journals, etc.
Lewis: Murder or Suicide? Join the debate at this site.
It allows voting and also contains a nice biography.
- Meriwether Lewis and Jesse James - Should Meriwether Lewis
be exhumed? (site missing 970408)
& Clark on the Information Superhighway
the Trail with Lewis & Clark
long and winding trail. The 18 Mar 1996
Here to Obscurity article in
The Discovery Channel
Online, it includes some references and other web sites of
- News of Yore
- A newsletter about the Lewis & Clark Expedition
the West from Monticello - University of Virginia info
(this map exhibit was cataloged by TMSI's own
Echos of a Shot - the unforseen consequences of one of the
few fatal meetings between the Corp of Discovery and the native
Lewis - American Explorer
Lewis & William Clark
from an Observer - A thoughtful reflection on Meriwether
Lewis School (VA).
Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of
the American West, by Stephen E. Ambrose. A biography of
Meriwether Lewis using the many new resource materials since
Richard Dillon's 1965 work; the genealogy is still not quite
correct, but the book is very interesting reading. Reviews of
- Another interesting book is
Jefferson Conspiracies: A President's Role in the
Assasination of Meriwether Lewis, by David Leon
Chandler. A fascinating story! Many of the events are
corroborated in the
to Reconstruction articles.
- And of course,
Barry's view of Lewis & Clark...
Contemporary Meriwether Web Sites
Sites and Societies of Interest
- The Virginia
- The Virginia
Genealogy Home Page
- The Kentucky
Biographies page has information on a few Meriwethers.
sites named Meriwether & other miscellaneous
- Lewis & Clark
Trail Heritage Foundation
- The Peabody
Hotel in Memphis TN is built on land once owned by
Minor and Elizabeth (Avery) Meriwether; a room on
the second floor contains a plaque with a few of Minor
- The Selma, AL
Windshield Tour has information on the "Meriwether"
house (stop 30) and, next door, "The Albert Gallatin Mabry
House" (stop 31; see Catesby ap Roger Jones
- The United
Daughters of the Confederacy, founded by Caroline
- Jamestowne Society
- National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution
- National Society Sons of the
Revolution to Reconstruction - an HTML-hypertext on
American History - EXCELLENT!
Political Graveyard, A Database of Historical Cemeteries, has
info on a number of Meriwether politicians, including George R.
Gilmer (1790-1859), David (1755-1822), David (1800-1893), James
(1789-1854), James A. (1806-1852) Meriwether... if you find
others, let me know!
Plantations - Records of Ante-Bellum Southern
Plantations. Much of this came from the papers of Charles
W. Dabney (1855-1945), son of Robert Lewis &
Lavinia (Morrison) Dabney and great-grandson of Samuel
and Jane (Meriwether) Dabney (M1221.11). Includes
references to Meriwether Family records and information on
Charles Nicholas Meriwether, James H. Meriwether,
and others. Also check out the
UPA Home Page. The
Library of Virginia has
of Dabney information.
W. Meriwether & Son. Documents donated to the University
Other Genealogy Sites