Possible Meriwether Lewis Connection

+8 votes
Hello all! It has been passed down in my family that we were related to Meriwether Lewis. I've gotten pretty close, but it gets sketchy. I've "Google'd" so much, every website says something different, I really don't know what to believe!
I haven't found anything"concrete". Some of the dates may be off a bit. If anything, Meriwether would be a cousin of some sort, possibly. If anyone knows anything, please don't hesitate. Thanks!

Starting with me:

Father-Still Living
Grandfather-Still Living
G-Grandmother-       Bertha Cox (Lewis)-1916-1986
2nd G-Grandfather-  Walter Lewis-1874-1943
3rd G-Grandfather-   Ernest Lewis-1840-1935
4th G-Grandfather-   Algernon Lewis- 1810-1851
5th G-Grandmother- America Lawson- 1778-1830
6th G-Grandmother- Sarah Meriwether Pierce-1754-1809
7th G-Grandmother- Sarah Meriwether-1723-1783
8th G-Grandfather-   William Meriwether-1692-1756

(After William, I have Nicholas. I also have a Bushrod and a Crawford, if that helps. I just don't know where HE fits in.)
in Genealogy Help by Kelsey Price G2G1 (1.0k points)

3 Answers

+4 votes
Best answer
I used the relationship finder to compare Sarah Meriwether-205 to Meriwether Lewis-5102. Here are the results. They are first cousins once removed. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Relationship

I did NOT check to see if you've already added your family. When you do the relationship finder will allow you to see how each person is connected.
by Anonymous W G2G6 Mach 6 (65.7k points)
selected by Kelsey Price
I see. When I first created the profile for Sarah Pierce, it showed no possible matches. So I went ahead with it. Not knowing that there was a Sarah Meriwether for the same person. (Pierce is the name she was born with and Meriwether is her middle name, I believe.)

I didn't want to add certain people until I could be sure, I'll be more careful next time!
It happens. Now if there are still 2 profiles, they need to be merged. Merge INTO the correct last name at birth.
Yup already requested a merger with Pierce as last name. :)
Thank you!
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David Crawford 1625 married Jane Douglas

Dgh - Elizabeth Crawford 1650 married Gen. Nicholas Meriwether II

Dgh - Jane Meriwether 1705 married Col. Robert Lewis

Son - William Lewis 1735 married Lucy Meriwether

Son - Meriwether Lewis 1774 (Committed suicide or was murdered. Had no children)


My ancestor and Elizabeth Crawford 1650 were siblings.
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I believe your William Meriwether 1692 was brother to Jane Meriwether 1705.  Both are children of General Nicholas Meriwether II and Elizabeth Crawford.

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