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Meriwether Smith

Meriwether Smith, American Continental congressman. member Essex County Committee, 1774; member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1770, revolutionary convs., 1775, 76, House of Delegates, 1776-1778, 81-82, 85-88; member Virginia Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1788, opposed ratification.

Background

  • Smith, Meriwether was born in 1730 in “Bathurst,” Essex County, Virginia, United States. Son of Colonel Francis and Lucy (Meriwether) Smith.

  • Career

    • Delegate to Continental Congress, 1778-1782, offered a scheme of finance to Congress, 1781 (not accepted).

    Membership

    Member Essex County Committee, 1774. Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1770, revolutionary convs., 1775, 76, House of Delegates, 1776-1778, 81-82, 85-88. Member Virginia Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1788, opposed ratification.

    Connections

    • Married Alice (Lee) Clarke, circa 1760. Married second, Elizabeth Daingerfield, August 3, 1769.
    • father: Colonel Francis Smith
    • mother: Lucy (Meriwether) Smith
    • spouses: Alice
    • Elizabeth Daingerfield
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    Born 1730
    Died January 25, 1790
    (aged 60)
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