G. Merriwether

George Merriwether

Full Name: George W. Merriwether
Other surnames: Meriwether
Date of birth: June 22, 1844
Date of death: March 20, 1885

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Goliad / Goliad   Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

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House District 87
Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885
Legislatures: 18th (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Goliad / Goliad
Counties in district: Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

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Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Memorial committee, resolution, and page, 19th Legislature, 3/30/1885, pp. 405, 409, 438-439. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Memorial resolution, 19th Legislature, 3/21/1885, pp. 369. Condolences on the death of George Meriwether extended to the Honorable Thomas Meriwether. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - G.W. Merriwether, Goliad County, age 38, born circa 1842 in Tennessee, lawyer, wife Fannie. FamilySearch.
  • George W. Meriwether, birth date 6/22/1844, death date 3/20/1885, burial in Peck Cemetery in Goliad, Goliad County. Find a Grave.
  • Death of G.W. Meriwether, "The Goliad Tragedy," The Galveston Daily News, 3/29/1885, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Note on legislative proceedings, 4/4/1885, p. 3. ". . . whereas George Merriwether, member of the 18th legislature, was killed at Goliad yesterday, the sympathy of the legislature be extended to his brother, Hon. Tom Merriwether, a member of this house. . ." Relatives: George Merriwether and William Thomas Merriwether, brothers. Wise County Messenger.
  • Account of the marriage of Senator D. McNeill Turner and Mrs. S.M. Franklin, daughter of George W. Meriwether of Goliad, a member of the 18th legislature. Roster of Senate members lists name D. McNeil Turner. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.


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18th R.S. - 1883
Counties and County Boundaries  
Fence Cutting  
Internal Improvements  
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