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Meredith Gowan "Mereda" Brashears
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Birth: May 5, 1793
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1883
New London
Ralls County
Missouri, USA

MEREDITH was the husband of ELIZABETH McGUIREM BRASHEARS.
Their children were:
1. Major Dockins Brashears, married Sarah Rhoda Clayton.
2. William West Brashears, married Elmira Gains. Both moved from South Carolina to Georgia and during an epidemic of Scarlet Fever William died and Elmira had the Fever so bad that her throat rattled ever after. It is unknown where they are buried.
3. Francis Miriam Brashears married John Prewett.
4. Patience Malinda Brashears, married Thompson Clayton.
5. Mary Brashears, died in an insane asylum because her sweetheart would not come to MO from SC, when the family moved. Died unmarried. It is unknown where she was buried.
6. Martha Cartherina Brashears, married Jo Berry Brashears.
7. Sarah Angeline "Sally" Brashears, married Doctor Wiley Brashears.
8. Solomon Brashears, married Jemima Pettit.
9. Drucilla Brashears, married Jo Berry Brashears.

He was a Veteran of the War of 1812.

Note: Picture at right is Meredith Gowan "Mereda" Brashears. Picture was taken Oct. 1875 in Streeter's Photography in Hannibal, Ralls County, MO. His age at time of photo was 83 years old. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Gowan Brashears (1771 - 1852)
  Mary Elizabeth Clayton Brashears (1774 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth McGuirem Brashears (1797 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  Major Dawkins Brashears (1817 - 1907)*
  Mariam Brashears Prewett (1823 - 1910)*
  Patience Malinda Brashears Clayton (1826 - 1886)*
  Martha Catherine Brashears Brashears (1830 - 1857)*
  Sarah Anne Brashears Brashears (1834 - 1917)*
  Solomon Brashears (1834 - 1912)*
  Drucillia Brashears Brashears (1842 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Meredith Gowan Brashears (1793 - 1883)
  Solomon Brashears (1797 - 1857)*
  Tabitha Brashears Pettit (1803 - 1883)*
  William Gowan Brashear (1807 - 1862)*
  Ithra F Brashears (1810 - 1863)*
  Nancy Brashears Clayton (1815 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
New London
Ralls County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
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Meredith Gowan Mereda Brashears
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The call went forth for those who would fight for Freedom and Country, and You answered the call. Thank You for your Service.
- Record Hunter
 Added: Sep. 21, 2010
 
 
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