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David Meriwether
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Birth: 1690
James City County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1744
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

David Meriwether, [second] child of Nicholas II and Elizabeth Crawford, was born in what is now Louisa County, Virginia, 1690, d. there December 25, 1744, about six weeks after his father's death (Nicholas II). The will of Nicholas Meriwether was entered for probate November 20, 1744 in Louisa County. The will of David Meriwether was entered for probate in Louisa County January 22, 1745, but undoubtedly his will did not specifically dispose of his inheritance from his father. From the will of Nicholas Meriwether it is known that the home place where David lived was left to him, and the sons of David were also left large plantations, a share of the slaves, and a division of the livestock. David was a wealthy landowner, having possession of several tracts, probably from his father, who was among the largest landholders in Virginia. Old accounts hold that David had possession of one place of 3300 acres from 1721, and that four of his sons were in possession of more than 5,000 acres before the death of their grandfather in 1744; after this date their holdings mounted to more than 10,000 acres. With their father they held some 13,000 to 14,000 acres between them. From all accounts Thomas, the eldest child, and his brother James had the advantage in total acreage.  
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Meriwether (1665 - 1744)
  Elizabeth Crafford Meriwether
 
 Spouse:
  Anne Holmes Meriwether (1695 - 1736)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Meriwether (1713 - 1757)*
  David Meriwether (1716 - 1772)*
  Nicholas Meriwether (1720 - 1758)*
  William Meriwether (1730 - 1790)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Meriwether*
  David Meriwether (1690 - 1744)
  Anne Meriwether Johnson (1694 - ____)*
  Jane Meriwether Lewis (1705 - 1757)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Meriwether Burial Ground (Defunct)
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: The Meriwether Society, ...
Record added: Oct 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60282228
David Meriwether
Added by: Randall Chandler Stroot
 
 
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My 7th great grandfather, son of Col. Nicholas Meriwether II. Rest In Peace.
- VegasChris
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015

- Jean Boyce
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014

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