Mildred Thornton Meriwether Syme

Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Death 1760 (aged 20–21)
Virginia, USA
Burial Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Plot She was buried at the home her husband built, Rocky Mills, in Hanover Co. at the GPS location. The house was moved in 1928 to Richmond, VA.
Memorial ID 69889818 · View Source
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Mildred married John Syme, half-brother of Patrick Henry.

Mildred is mentioned in the will of Nicholas Meriwether II but her relationship is not specified.

"Item. I give and bequeath unto Mildred Meriwether Daughter of Nicholas Meriwether deceased one Negro Girl of about her own age to be Delivered at the Division of my slaves hereinafter mentioned to her and her Heirs forEver."

Research has proven that her father was "Nicholas the Younger", son of William Meriwether, the son of Nicholas II, and she was therefore a great-granddaughter of Nicholas II. Many early Meriwether genealogies mistakenly have her as daughter of Nicholas Meriwether III, son of Nicholas II; Nicholas III died before 1721, unmarried.

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  • Created by: The Meriwether Society, Inc.
  • Added: 15 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 69889818
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mildred Thornton Meriwether Syme (19 May 1739–1760), Find a Grave Memorial no. 69889818, citing Rocky Mills, Hanover County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by The Meriwether Society, Inc. (contributor 46827721) .