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Jane Meriwether Lewis
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Birth: 1705
New Kent County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1757
Cismont
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Jane was born about 1705, died in 1757. Years are included in dates, however, not yet verified. Death date obtained from 2 separate SAR applications on Ancestry, although not official verification.

First wife of Robert Lewis. Mother of all of Robert's children.

Robert's 2nd wife was Elizabeth (Thornton) Meriwether, whom he married about 1761. Elizabeth's first husband was Thomas Meriwether, son of David Meriwether, Jane Meriwether's brother.

Thomas and Elizabeth's grandson was Meriwether Lewis, governor and explorer.

Submitted by Find A Grave contributor RCS:
I'm a first cousin to Meriwether Lewis. I'm a direct descendant of Elizabeth Thornton. I would like to submit an addendum to help clarify the relationships as follows:

"Robert and Jane Meriwether Lewis are the paternal grandparents of Capt Meriwether Lewis the explorer. After Jane died, Robert married Elizabeth Thornton who was married to Thomas Meriwether who died around the same time. Elizabeth then became the paternal 'step' grandmother to Meriwether Lewis; but, before that Elizabeth and Thomas Meriwether had a daughter, Lucy Meriwether who married the son of Robert and Jane, who was William Lewis. It is William and Lucy who are the parents of the explorer Meriwether Lewis. Therefore, Elizabeth Thornton and Thomas Meriwether were also the maternal grandparents of Meriwether Lewis. In short, Elizabeth was the grandmother paternally(step) and maternally(blood). Further of note, Jane was an aunt to Lucy." 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Meriwether (1665 - 1744)
  Elizabeth Crawford Meriwether (1678 - 1753)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert Lewis (1704 - 1765)*
 
 Children:
  Anne Lewis Lewis (1729 - 1780)*
  Nicholas Lewis (1734 - 1808)*
  Mary Lewis Thomson (1735 - 1812)*
  William Lewis (1748 - 1779)*
  William Lewis (1748 - 1779)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Meriwether (1688 - 1751)*
  David Meriwether (1690 - 1744)*
  Anne Meriwether Johnson (1694 - ____)*
  Jane Meriwether Lewis (1705 - 1757)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: TMSI [114]
 
Burial:
Belvoir Family Cemetery
Rivanna
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Kathy Cave Wells
Originally Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining
Record added: Jan 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13029408
Jane <i>Meriwether</i> Lewis
Added by: RCS
 
Jane <i>Meriwether</i> Lewis
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Added by: Andy Keller
 
 
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My 7th Great Grandmother
- CindyJean
 Added: Oct. 20, 2016

- RCS
 Added: Apr. 2, 2016
She is my 7x great grandmother, through her son John Lewis of Halifax. 1726-1787,married Catherine Fauntleroy
- ldnaselis
 Added: Nov. 5, 2015
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