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James Archibald Meriwether
Birth: Sep. 20, 1806
Wilkes County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1852
Eatonton
Putnam County
Georgia, USA

US Representative, jurist, lawyer In 1826 Meriwether graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then studied law, passed the state bar and began practicing law in Eatonton, GA. Between the years of 1831 - 1836 he served in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing Clark County. In 1838 he was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing Clark County. He was a delegate to the State internal improvement convention at Eatonton, GA in 1839. In 1840 he was was elected as a Whig Representative from Georgia to the 27th US Congress and served one term between March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843. He returned to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1843. From 1845 to 1849 he served as a judge of the Superior Court for the Eatonton (Ocmulgee) district. Returned to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1851 and in 1852 served as a speaker in the Georgia House of Representatives.  (bio by: PC) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rebecca Carleton McKigney Meriwether (1807 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  Susan Maria Meriwether Young (1827 - 1923)*
  Martha Ella Meriwether (1834 - 1834)*
  Clementina Matilda Meriwether (1835 - 1842)*
  Archibald James Meriwether (1842 - 1912)*
  Douglas Robert A. Meriwether (1843 - 1925)*
  Thomas Berrien Meriwether (1848 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Church Cemetery
Eatonton
Putnam County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: PC
Record added: Jan 07, 2007
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James Archibald Meriwether
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