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Name: Nicholas MERIWETHER
Reference Number: GJ1C-BW
Birth: 11 Feb 1719/20 in New Kent County, Virginia
Death: 3 MAY 1758 in Goochland County, Virginia
Probate: 16 JUL 1758 Goochland County, Virginia
FMIL: French & Indian War
FAGM: *Find a Grave Memorial
He served as a Colonel on the staff of Major General Edward Braddock in the French & Indian Wars. In June, 1755, the general was mortally wounded near Ft. Duquesne, near present day Pittsburg, and reportedly fell into Col. Meriwether's arms. Upon Nicholas' return, General Braddock's sister, Lady Braddock, presented Col. Meriwether with a scarlet coat embroidered in gold as a token of regard. A nephew of Col. Nicholas, Nicholas Meriwether (1726-1772), the son of Thomas Meriwether & Elizabeth Thornton, was also present at the battle and for many years his descendants mistakenly thought he was the recipient of the coat. (According to Richard Cocke Vaughan)
Father: David MERIWETHER b: ABT 1690 in Surry County, Virginia
Mother: Anne HOLMES b: 19 DEC 1695 in King and Queen County, Virginia
Frances MORTON b: ABT 1720 in Richmond County, Virginia
- Nicholas MERIWETHER b: 9 SEP 1741 in Virginia
- John MERIWETHER b: 17 Jan 1742/3 in Virginia
- Reuben MERIWETHER b: 15 DEC 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia
- George MERIWETHER b: 25 MAR 1745 in Virginia
- Anne MERIWETHER b: 19 MAY 1747 in Virginia
- Nicholas MERIWETHER b: 4 JUN 1749 in Virginia
- Mary MERIWETHER b: 1 MAR 1752 in Virginia
- Frances or Francis MERIWETHER b: 24 OCT 1754 in Virginia
- Publication: The Meriwether Society, Inc.
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