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Alexander Meriwether

Male 1791 - 1864  (72 years)


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  • Name Alexander Meriwether 
    Born 24 Jun 1791  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1820  Louisville, Jefferson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1840  Dooly County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1850  Dooly County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 18 Apr 1864  Plantersville, Dallas, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Selma Morning Reporter (Selma, Alabama), 30 May 1864

      Died at his residence near Plantersville, Alabama on the 18th of April 1864, Alexander Meriwether in the 73rd year of his age, after a painful illness of five days.

      We are seldom called on to mourn the loss of one that was more beloved than this aged one, yet we know our loss is his eternal gain, or we feel assured he is now with his redeemer.

      His sudden departure teaches us to be also ready, for in such an hour as we know not the Son of Man cometh. He has been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for forty three years; he has always lived the life of a Christian; has been a kind husband, affectionate father, and good neighbor. He leaves two children and several grandchildren to mourn their irreparable loss. Grief in its darkest and most appalling form hovers over them, for scarce has two months passed since they had to give up their dear mother and grandmother. God help them to bear their bereavement with Christian fortitude, and comfort them with the thought that none were better and few, very few, as good.

      The deceased was a native of Georgia; moved to the state in 1860, having one child living here and wishing to have them together in his old age. He was called upon to give up his only son at Vicksburg, from which shock he never entirely recovered, and when his wife, with whom he had traveled life's troubled path for fifty-three years was taken, it was more than his feeble body and mind could endure, but their separation was but for a short time. They are now happily united in that world where parting is no more.

    Person ID I23969  Dickinson
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father James Meriwether,   b. 4 Jun 1755,   d. 23 Oct 1817, Louisville, Jefferson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Susannah Hatcher,   b. 10 Apr 1767,   d. 1 Apr 1836, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 May 1790  Augusta, Richmond, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F7413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Johnson,   b. 27 Jan 1794,   d. 16 Feb 1864, Plantersville, Dallas, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Eliza Meriwether,   b. 12 Nov 1814, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1827, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F7414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1820 - Louisville, Jefferson, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Dooly County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Dooly County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Apr 1864 - Plantersville, Dallas, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336402] 1820 United States Federal Census, (Original data: Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.), 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Louisville, Jefferson, Georgia; Page: 9; NARA Roll: M33_10; Image: 16.
      Name: Alexander Meriwether
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Louisville, Jefferson, Georgia
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Slaves - Males - Under 14: 2
      Slaves - Females - Under 14: 1
      Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1
      Slaves - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Commerce: 2
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total Slaves: 5
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 12

    2. [S022760] 1840 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administratio, 1840n), Year: 1840; Census Place: Dooly, Georgia; Roll: 40; Page: 93; Family History Library Film: 0007043.
      Name: Alexander Meriweather
      [Alexander Meriwether]
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Dooly, Georgia
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
      Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1
      Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
      Slaves - Females - 55 thru 99: 1
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total Slaves: 6
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 15

    3. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 24, Dooly, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 278A; Image: 106.
      Name: Alexander Meriwether
      Age: 60
      Birth Year: abt 1790
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1850: District 24, Dooly, Georgia, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 728
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Alexander Meriwether 60
      Sarah Meriwether 56
      Caroline Meriwether 14
      James Meriwether 9


    4. [S012032] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).