24 March 1810–December 1893 (Age 83)
Coshocton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter MEREDITH was born on 24 March 1810, in Coshocton, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac MEREDITH, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Beatty, was 27. He married Elizabeth HAYES on 21 August 1832, in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Newcastle Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died in December 1893, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Yellow Creek Cemetery, Newcastle Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Elizabeth HAYES
Marriage: 21 August 1832
Sarah Sally Meredith
George Washington Meredith
Eli Meredith
Thomas Meredith
Vincent M Meredith
Nathaniel L Meredith
William Meredith
Jesse Meredith

Spouse and Children

21 August 1832
Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Thomas MEREDITH


    Elizabeth Meredith



    Stephen Meredith


    Robert Meredith


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Maredudd. In Welsh the stress is on the second syllable. The Old Welsh form is Morgetiud, of which the first element may mean ‘pomp, splendor’ and the second is iudd ‘lord’.

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Newspaper clipping

LOCAL and MISCELLANEOUS Uncle Peter MEREDITH will accompany his son Thomas [MEREDITH] and family to Kansas. They start one week from Monday. Rochester Sentinel - Rochester, Fulton, Indiana published …

Sources (3)

  • Peter Meredith in household of Jesse Meredith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter Meredith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Meredith, "United States Census, 1850"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.