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Hon. James Archibald Meriwether[1]

Male 1806 - 1852  (45 years)


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  • Name James Archibald Meriwether 
    Title Hon. 
    Born 20 Sep 1806  Washington, Wilkes, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1826  Athens, Clarke, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    University of Georgia 
    Political 4 Mar 1841  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Twenty-seventh Congress, to 3 Mar 1843. 
    Public Service
    Public Service
    Died 18 Apr 1852  Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Church Cemetery, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for James Archibald Meriwether
    Findagrave memorial for James Archibald Meriwether
    MEMORIAL ID 17342785
    Notes 
    • MERIWETHER, James A., (nephew of James Meriwether), a Representative from Georgia; born near Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., on September 20, 1806; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1826; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1836 and 1838; delegate to the State internal improvement convention at Eatonton, Ga., in 1839; judge of the superior court for the Eatonton (Ocmulgee) district 1845-1849; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); member of the State house of representatives in 1843, 1851, and 1852, serving as speaker; died in Eatonton, Ga., April 18, 1852; interment in the Union Cemetery.

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    Person ID I23971  Dickinson
    Last Modified 18 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 Rebecca Carleton McKigney,   b. 8 Sep 1807, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1876, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Susan Maria Meriwether,   b. 12 Aug 1827, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1923, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [Birth]
     2. Martha Ella Meriwether,   b. 9 Apr 1834, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1834, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Clementia Matilda Meriwether,   b. 31 Jul 1835, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1842, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Sarah Ella Meriwether,   b. ca. 1840, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1860  (Age ~ 20 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Archibald James Meriwether,   b. 8 Sep 1842, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1912, Gainesville, Cooke, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Douglas Robert Addison Meriwether,   b. 1845, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1925, Austin, Travis, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Thomas Berrien Meriwether,   b. 13 Feb 1848, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1927, Kelly, Jasper, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     8. Valeria Winona Meriwether,   b. 27 Feb 1850, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1879  (Age 29 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 May 2019 
    Family ID F7419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1806 - Washington, Wilkes, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - University of Georgia - 1826 - Athens, Clarke, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Twenty-seventh Congress, to 3 Mar 1843. - 4 Mar 1841 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Apr 1852 - Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Union Church Cemetery, Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "James Archibald Meriwether" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Archibald_Meriwether.

    2. [S572] History of the University of Georgia, Thomas Walter Reed, (Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia, ca. 1949), http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/ebind2html.pl/reed_c03?seq=49.

    3. [S207263] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005, (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office 20xx), online., "MERIWETHER, James A., (1806 - 1852)" at http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000652.

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