William Meredith
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William Meredith (1742 - 1824)

Captain William Meredith
Born in Lousia County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 9 Sep 1765 in Goochland County, Virginiamap
Husband of — married 17 Aug 1792 in Surry County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 82 in Adair County, Kentuckymap
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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.

For his Revolutionary War services William was granted land in Adair County, Kentucky, where he settled about 1800.

Notes for Ann (Spouse 1)

Her name has been reported variously as Bond, Bonds and Burns. The DAR records show her name as Ann Bonds.

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.

DAR Record

  • MEREDITH, WILLIAM. Ancestor #: A077609
  • Rank(s): CAPTAIN
  • Birth: 1744 LOUISA CO VIRGINIA
  • Death: ANTE 5- -1810 ADAIR CO KENTUCKY
  • Service Description: 1) MILITIA, COL CLEVELAND


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