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Nicholas Meriwether
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1720
New Kent County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 3, 1758
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

He served as a Colonel on the staff of Major General Edward Braddock in the French & Indian Wars. In June, 1755, the general was mortally wounded near Ft. Duquesne, near present day Pittsburg, and reportedly fell into Col. Meriwether's arms. Upon Nicholas' return, General Braddock's sister, Lady Braddock, presented Col. Meriwether with a scarlet coat embroidered in gold as a token of regard. A nephew of Col. Nicholas, Nicholas Meriwether (1726-1772), the son of Thomas Meriwether & Elizabeth Thornton, was also present at the battle and for many years his descendants mistakenly thought he was the recipient of the coat. (According to Richard Cocke Vaughan)
Family links: 
  David Meriwether (1690 - 1744)
  Anne Holmes Meriwether (1695 - 1736)
  Nicholas Meriwether (1749 - 1828)*
  Thomas Meriwether (1713 - 1757)*
  David Meriwether (1716 - 1772)*
  Nicholas Meriwether (1720 - 1758)
  William Meriwether (1730 - 1790)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: The Meriwether Society, ...
Record added: Oct 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60282509

8th cousin 2x removed of Anna
- Anna 823
 Added: Dec. 23, 2012

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