Valentine Wood Meriwether

17 August 1761–15 August 1832 (Age 71)
St James Northam Parish, Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Valentine Wood

When Valentine Wood Meriwether was born on 17 August 1761, in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Cap. William Meriwether, was 30 and his mother, Martha Cox Wood, was 28. He married Priscilla Pollard on 14 December 1790, in Louisa, Louisa, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 15 August 1832, in Henry, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Henry, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Valentine Wood Meriwether
1761–1832
Priscilla Pollard
1765–1855
Marriage: 14 December 1790
Martha Lewis Meriwether
1790–1812
Thomas Meriwether
1791–
Priscilla Meriwether
1793–1834
David Meriwether
1795–1834
William Cox Meriwether
1797–1834
George Meriwether
1800–1847
Mary Priscilla Meriwether
1811–1873

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1790
Louisa, Louisa, Virginia, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 14

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 20

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merriweather .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Valentine Merriwether in entry for Austin Coleman Woolfolks and Martha Lewis Merriwether, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Valentine Meriwether, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Valentine Meriwether, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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