Meredith Wilkerson

about 1790–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Meredith

Meredith Wilkerson was born about 1790, in North Carolina, United States. He married Elizabeth Adams on 17 April 1811. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1850.

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Meredith Wilkerson
Elizabeth Adams
Marriage: 17 April 1811
William Wilkerson
Meredith J. Wilkerson
Littleberry W Wilkerson
Mary Wilkerson

Spouse and Children

17 April 1811
Madison, Alabama, United States


World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 2

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 31

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Meredith Wilkerson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Meridith Wilkerson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Merideth Wilkerson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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