William Thomas Meriwether
Full Name: William Thomas Meriwether
Date of birth: April 16, 1843
Date of death: December 27, 1898
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||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887
Pearsall / Frio
Dimmit, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Uvalde, Zavala
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
- W.T. Merriwether.
- Memorial resolution, 19th Legislature, 3/21/1885, pp. 369. Condolences on the death of George Meriwether extended to the Honorable Thomas Meriwether.
Resolutions - Memorial.
- Biographical sketch, W.T. Merriwether, pp. 42-43. Born 4/16/1846 in the western district of Tennessee.
Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
- Portrait and biographical sketch, William Thomas Meriwether, pp. 518-519. Born 4/16/1843 in Obion County, Tennessee, married Lucy Hill on 11/20/1866 in Victoria County, Texas.
Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
Military Service Notes
- Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade, enlisted 5/17/1862. William Thomas Meriwether, death date 12/27/1898 in Bexar County; widow Mrs. Lucy Meriwether, marriage date 11/15/1866 in Victoria County. Pension File No. 18495, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Includes memorial resolution adopted at meeting of the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp, No. 144, United Confederate Veterans, San Antonio, Texas; birth date 4/16/1843, death date 12/27/1898.
- Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 4th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, W.T. Meriweather, birth date 4/16/1843, death date 12/19/1898, burial in Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes biographical information and reprint of obituary in the Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas), 12/28/1898.
Find a Grave.
- William T. Meriwether.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
- 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.
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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