Monday, September 14, 2020

History Is In My Blood.

My brother's middle name was Meriwether, as his father before him. I have always known that my bloodlines ran deep through the veins of American history. I am related to Meriwether Lewis by the fact that the progenitor of everything after, Nicholas Meriwether I, arrived in Virginia in the early 1600's. When I first got on a computer about 10 years ago, I spent hours pouring over genealogy records. I found it very easy, as my great grandfather had already done the leg work over 100 years ago. When I contacted The Meriwether Society via email, they were flabbergasted. Unknown to me, my great grandfather had written the first definitive book on "Nicholas Meriwether Of Wales" in 1899. One of the officers of the society sent me an email that read something like this. "For years, we have kept one copy of your GGF's book. We never knew why? Now we do." They sent me that book.

3 comments:

Bluezy said...

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6665114M/1631_to_1899._The_record_of_Nicholas_Meriwether_of_Wales
William Ridgley Griffith

Your name sounds so noble...

afterthegoldrush said...

You are the ultimate "virtual dumpster diver"!

Tim Chaney said...

Sent you the book? How cool is that? ^5