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George Merriwether

G. Merriwether
Full Name: George W. Merriwether
Other surnames: Meriwether
Birth date: June 22, 1844
Death date: March 20, 1885

Terms of Service

  • House, 18th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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.

Committee Information

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