father Mr. Nich. Meriwether Departed this life the 19th day of
December in the Year of our Lord 1678.
Meriwether was born ye 26th Octr. 1667.
Elizabeth Bray Dept. this life ye 4th Jan. 1732 on Tuesday 6 o’clock
in the afternoon.
Sarah Littlepage Deptd. this life 2d July 1732.
Meriwether my grandson Departed this Life ye 12th Day of May 1738.
William Meriwether my grandson Departed this Life ye 12th Day of May
in the year of our Lord 1748 [sic 1740 *] on board the Colechester Man of War, Capt. Simons
Anne Smith wife to Mr. Ballard Smith and Daughter of Col. David Meriwether was
born ye 11 Day of Nov. 1721.
Meriwether daughter to Col. David Meriwether was born 12th Day of
Feb. 1724 and dyed Sept. ye 5th 1725.
Meriwether son to Col. David Meriwether was born ye 5th Day of
Octbr. in the year 1726.
Meriwether son to Col. David Meriwether was born ye 1st Day of June
Meriwether ye son of Col. D. Meriwether was born ye 25 Day of December 1730.
by Nicholas son of David
David Meriwether Departed this Life 25th December 1744.
ye wife of Col. David dyed ye 11th March 1735-36.
Meriwether son to Col. David and Anne his wife was born ye 11th of
Meriwether my son was born Sept. ye 9th 1741.
Meriwether was born ye 17 Jan 1743, dyed Mch ye 6th 1743.
Meriwether was born ye 15 Dec 1743.
Meriwether was born ye 25 Mar 1745.
Meriwether was born ye 19 May 1747.
Meriwether was born ye 4 June 1749.
Meriwether was born ye 1 Mch 1752.
Meriwether was born ye 24 Octbr 1754, dyed 25th Novbr 1757.
Sydenham was born ye 22 Mar 1719.
Samuel Pryor Departed ye 26 July 1765.
Meriwether died May 3d 1758.
Griffith shows the death of Willim Meriwether on the bible leaf as May
12, 1748. This is a typo. Two articles by Guy Meriwether Benson in Meriwether Connections
No.3 p.8 & No.4 p. 5) showed that the year should be 1740. Actually, according to the Royal Navy report he died on May
The Nicholas Meriwether bible, one of the oldest Meriwether family records, has been quoted but never
Called the Meriwether bible page or ledger book, it was brought to Kentucky
from Virginia by the early Meriwethers.
William Ridgely Griffith, in his book,
"The Record of Nichols Meriwether of Wales", in 1899, said:
"There is in possession of
the Meriwethers of Louisville, Ky., an old family Bible of Nicholas
of James City, New Kent, Hanover, and Goochland Counties. Mrs.
Paul Caine of Louisville, one of the descendants,
sends me a copy of a leaf
of this bible. . . " Griffith listed all the records shown above.
Mrs. Paul Caine, was Annie Atmore, the daughter of
Charles Atmore and Leah Williams. Leah was the daughter of
Meriwether and her second husband, Ebenezer Williams.
Paul and Annie (Atmore)
Caine had a daughter, Idelle Meriwether Caine and a son, Sidney Atmore Caine.
Following Paul Caine's death in 1903, the family left Louisville, Kentucky and settled in Boston, Massachusetts.No information has been found on the deaths in this family or who may have inherited the
Idelle married William O. Kimball and they had a son Meriwether Kimball, born about 1914. Sidney became
an Episcopal Minister in Boston and never married.
Meriwether Bible page.
It seems likely that Meriwether Kimball received it following his mother's death. If you have any information please
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