Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Reuben Meriwether

Male 1743 - Aft 1772  (> 30 years)


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  • Name Reuben Meriwether 
    Born 15 Dec 1743  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1772  Carrollsburgh, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029432  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Nicholas Meriwether,   b. Dec 1719, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1758, Goochland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Frances Morton,   b. Abt 1724, Sittingborne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married Abt 1742  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Dorsey,   b. 13 Mar 1748/49, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Carrollsburgh, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years) 
    Married 1768  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Meriwether,   b. 1770, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nicholas Meriwether,   b. 14 Jun 1778, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • i. Reuben Meriwether was born 15 Dec 1743 in Louisa Co. VA, and died 1794 in MD. He married Sarah Dorsey 1768 in Anapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, daughter of Thomas Beale Dorsey and Anne Worthington. She was born 13 Mar 1749 in MD, and died 1809 in Anapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
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      DORSEY, Thomas Beale, Anne Arundel co. 28 Oct, 1771; 13 Nov, 1771
      To wife unnamed.
      Children: Caleb, John Worthington Dorsey, Thomas Beale Dorsey, Sarah Merreweather.
      Tracts: "Lower Quarter,' "Crosses Forest" purchased of Thomas Sellman, 'Upper Quarter" purchased of John Sellman and Ely Dorsey.
      Exs. son Caleb and son in law Reuben Merreweather.
      Wit: John Hall, Eli Dorsey, Edward Thompson. 38. 378
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 64. At the request of Reuben Meriwether the following Deed was recorded July 14, 1772
      Indenture made May 22, 1772; Henry Rozer, Daniel Carroll and Notley Young, Gentleman, trustees of Charles Carroll, Esq. for the purpose of erecting a Town called Carrollsburgh on Potomack River in consideration of 6 pounds sterling money paid by Reuben Meriwether of the City of Annapolis has sold "Lot Number 158" which he drew in a lottery. Signed H. Rozer, Daniel Carroll, Notley Young in the presence of and acknowledged before Joshua Beall, Christopher Lowndes

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