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William lived to the age of 82. He was referred to as "Captain" and served in the North Carolina Militia under Col. Martin Armstrong. Another officer and close friend was Captain Benjamin Cleveland. Both were in the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780. The Surry County, North Carolina records are full of references to William Meredith from 1771 until November 1805. He was a landowner and also served in various political offices, including justice of the peace, constable and coroner. According to a letter to Lyman Draper dated January 1, 1881, he was also a schoolteacher.
A letter from John Banner to Lyman C. Draper written December 1, 1880 from Mt. Airy, North Carolina, states that William Meredith had his place of residence on land on Crooked Creek in northeast corner of Stokes County, North Carolina and that when his wife Anne died she was buried on the place near an oak tree.
By 1806 William has moved from North Carolina and appears on the Pulaski County, Kentucky Tax Rolls.
Notes for Ann (Spouse 1)
Her name has been reported variously as Bond, Bonds and Burns.
Notes for Rebeccah (Spouse 2)
Rebecca (Keys) Noblett Meredith grew up in Orange County, North Carolina and after the Revolutionary War her father moved to Surry County, North Carolina. Rebecca was received in membership by the Deep Creek Monthly Meeting 6 Oct 1788 and disowned by Deep Creek Monthly Meeting on 4 May 1793 for marrying out of unity. This was after her second marriage which was to William Meredith. William had been named Guardian for her children after the death of her first husband.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William:
- Norman Perry : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A054758, Ancestry member perryna + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch A054758, FTDNA kit #426116
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