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Samuel Garland Meredith, III

Male 65 - 1825  (~ 176 years)


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  • Name Samuel Garland Meredith, III 
    Suffix III 
    Born ca 1760-65  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1825  Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2265  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 

    Father Samuel Garland Meredith, Jr.,   b. 1732, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1808, Amherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Jane Henry,   b. Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Amherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1758/59  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F529  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Breckenridge,   b. Abt 1766,   d. Aft 1830  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1542  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Garland Meredith III was born to Samuel Garland Meredith Jr. and Jane Henry Meredith about 1760-1765 in Hanover County, Virginia.
      He married first to Nancy Terry and had one child, Samuel IV, who married Elizabeth Holmes Meredith. He married second to Elizabeth Breckinridge, whose brother, John Breckenridge, was Attorney General in Jefferson’s cabinet. They had five children: Jane Henry, unmarried; Letitia P., married Major William S. Dallam, who became a prominent financier in Lexington; Mary Cabell, born 1802, married Robert Breckenridge, died 1827; Elizabeth, b. 1795, married June 5, 1815 to James Robert Coleman in Albemarle County; Sarah married, but was not mentioned in Samuel’s will, so was probably deceased before 1825.
      Between 1785 and 1787, Samuel’s father, Samuel Garland Meredith Jr., obtained four land grants from the State of Virginia in Fayette County, Kentucky, that totalled 5,494 acres and one grant in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Since he died in1808, aged 76, he was unable to develop the lands, which descended to his son, Major Samuel Garland Meredith III, who emigrated to Kentucky in 1790. Samuel III was a pioneer settler of Fayette Co., a well-tp-do farmer, served on staff of a governor and was a colonel in the state militia.
      Samuel III died in January or February, 1825, and Elizabeth was still living when the 1830 census was taken. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S2116]

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    5. [S2127]