William Meredith

Male Abt 1805 - Abt 1891


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  • Name  William Meredith 
    Born  Abt 1805  Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  12 Jan 1852  Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1851 Ontario census
      ED #7, page 41
      William Meredeth, farmer, Canada, Wesleyan Methodist, 45, male, Married
      Polly, Canada, Wesleyan Methodist, 40, female, Married
      William, Canada, 18, male
      Cyrus, Canada, 16, male
      Charles, Canada, 13, male
      John, Canada, 9, male
      Jeremiah, Canada, 7, male
      Edson, Canada, 5, male
      George, Canada, 3, male
      Family residence is single family, 1-story frame house.
    Naturalization  10 Aug 1861  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William filed his Intention to become a Citizen of the United States, renouncing forever all allegience and fidelity to the Queen of Britain and Ireland. This he signed August 10, 1861 at Sanilac Circuit Court in Lexington as "William Merredeth," witnessed by Samuel Burgess, clerk.

      "William Marredeth", of Sanilac County, Michigan, received a land patent dated 1 July 1861 for 160 acres in Sanilac County. This parcel is described as the E1/2 of the NE1/4, Sec. 29 and the E1/2 of the SE1/4, Sec. 20, Town 14-N, Range 13-E.

      "William Marredeth", of Sanilac County, Michigan, received another land patent dated 1 February 1862 for 160 acres in Sanilac County. This parcel is described as the W1/2 of the SE1/4, Sec. 20 and the S1/2 of the NE1/4, Sec. 20, Town 14-N, Range 13-E.

      One of these William Marredeths was perhaps William Meredith, Jr.

      Sanilac Co, General Land Office Records 1807-1907:
      MARREDETH, WILLIAM, Sec 20, T 14 N, R 13 E, 160.00 acres, 02 33397 1861/07/01
      MARREDETH, WILLIAM, Sec 20, T 14 N, R 13 E, 160.00 acres, 02 33614 1862/02/01

      In 1875, there was another William Meredith who received 160 acres of land in Presque Isle County.
    Died  Abt 1891  probably, Austin Twp, Sanilac Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • William is listed together in 1828/29 with his brothers in the rolls of the 4th Regiment Lincoln Militia (consisting of Townships of Grimsby, and probably also Caistor, Clinton and Gainsborough) in the 10th Company of Lieut. Rob't Waddle, Captain Wm. Chisholm, Deceased.

      Richard Marridith, 33
      Abraham Marridith, 28
      William Marridith, 21

      !Men of Upper Canada, Militia Nominal Rolls, 1828-1829, ed. by Bruce S. Ellliott, Dan Walker, pub. by the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1995 p. 142

      William may have lived for a time on 50 acres, W 1/4 lot 16, con. 7, 6th line, Garafraxa, but he moved to Kinloss with Jesse in 1856. He is listed in the 1834 Census, Garafraxa Twp., Wellington Co., Ont., CAN. In 1851 census in Grimsby. Daughter Margaret was born 1853 or 1854 at Smithville.

      According to family tradition, William never did become a U.S. citizen. He voted for years however, but then one time someone challenged his right to vote so he couldn't vote any more. He did cast a vote for Abraham Lincoln.
    Person ID  I25460  Bryant
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2006 

    Father  Charles Meredith,   b. Abt 1761, probably, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Miriam Griffin,   b. 15 Apr 1765, Coeymans Twp, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1856, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 May 1793  Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F2034  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Cutler,   b. Abt 1812, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1833  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Meredith,   b. 17 Nov 1834, probably, Garafraxa Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1869, Austin Twp, Sanilac Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cyrus Meredith,   b. 20 Jun 1836, probably, Garafraxa Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1909, Thompsonville, Benzie Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles Meredith,   b. Abt 1838, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jeremiah Meredith,   b. Abt 1844, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Meredith,   b. Jun 1844, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Edson L. Meredith,   b. 19 Dec 1844, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1930, probably, Midland Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. George Levi Meredith,   b. 03 Nov 1849, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1939, Duplain Twp, Clinton Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Richard Meredith,   b. Feb 1852, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Margreth Meredith,   b. 1854, Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1892, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jacob Meredith,   b. 1857, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F204  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1805 - Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1833 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jan 1852 - Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 10 Aug 1861 - Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1891 - probably, Austin Twp, Sanilac Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Meredith-Griffin, Linser, Jan, (10 May 1997).

    2. [S180] More Notices, Methodist Papers, McKenzie, Rev. Donald A., (Hunterdon House, Lambertville, NJ, 1986), p.300.


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