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Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey

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  Howell Lewis (1731-1813) — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Goochland County, Va., September 13, 1731. Member of North Carolina state senate from Granville County, 1785-86; member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1787. Died in Granville County, N.C., November 29, 1813 (age 82 years, 77 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Lewis (1696-1779) and Mary (Howell) Lewis (1700-1783); married to Isabella Willis (1733-1813); grandfather of Howell Cobb (1772-1818); great-grandfather of Howell Cobb (1815-1868) and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb; first cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis; first cousin twice removed of David Shelby Walker; first cousin thrice removed of James David Walker and David Shelby Walker Jr.; first cousin six times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of George Washington; second cousin once removed of Bushrod Washington; second cousin twice removed of John Thornton Augustine Washington; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin four times removed of Claude Pollard; third cousin twice removed of Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Jackson-Lee family; King family of Savannah, Georgia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Washington-Walker family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Meriwether (1755-1822) — of Georgia. Born in Albemarle County, Va., March 27, 1755. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1797-1800; Speaker of the Georgia State House of Representatives, 1797-1800; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1801-02, 1803-07 (at-large 1801-02, 1803-05, 3rd District 1805-07); Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1816, 1820. Died near Athens, Clarke County, Ga., November 16, 1822 (age 67 years, 234 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of James Meriwether (1729-1801) and Judith Hardenia (Burnley) Meriwether (1741-1760); married, November 14, 1782, to Frances Wingfield (1763-1820); father of James Meriwether (1788-1852); uncle of David Meriwether; first cousin of James Meriwether (1755-1817); first cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis and James Archibald Meriwether; first cousin twice removed of George Rockingham Gilmer, Reuben Handy Meriwether (born1820) and Frances Meriwether (1848-1940; who married Anson Rainey); second cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; third cousin of Theodorick Bland; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; third cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Meriwether County, Ga. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Meriwether (1755-1817) — of Georgia. Born in Albemarle County, Va., June 4, 1755. Georgia state comptroller general, 1799-1804. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., October 25, 1817 (age 62 years, 143 days). Interment somewhere in Louisville, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of David Meriwether (1726-1772) and Mary (Weaver) Meriwether; married, May 22, 1790, to Susannah Hatcher (1767-1836); father of James Archibald Meriwether; first cousin of David Meriwether (1755-1822); first cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis, James Meriwether and David Meriwether (1800-1893); first cousin twice removed of George Rockingham Gilmer, Reuben Handy Meriwether and Frances Meriwether (1848-1940; who married Anson Rainey); second cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; third cousin of Theodorick Bland; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; third cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) — of Missouri. Born near Ivy, Albemarle County, Va., August 18, 1774. Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory, 1807-09; died in office 1809. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Commanded expedition with William Clark to Oregon, 1803-04. Died from gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances (murder or suicide?) at Grinder's Stand, an inn on the Natchez Trace near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn., October 11, 1809 (age 35 years, 54 days). Interment at Meriwether Lewis Park, Near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Lewis (1733-1779) and Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis (1852-1837); first cousin once removed of Howell Lewis, John Walker, David Meriwether (1755-1822), James Meriwether (1755-1817), Francis Walker and George Rockingham Gilmer; first cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; second cousin once removed of George Washington, Howell Cobb (1772-1818), Thomas Walker Gilmer, David Shelby Walker and Reuben Handy Meriwether; second cousin twice removed of Howell Cobb (1815-1868), Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, James David Walker and David Shelby Walker Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Theodorick Bland, Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker, John Thornton Augustine Washington, Zachary Taylor, Francis Taliaferro Helm and Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner, Charles John Helm, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker and Hubbard Dozier Helm; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner, Key Pittman, Claude Pollard and Vail Montgomery Pittman; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Rootes Jackson.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George F. Shannon
  Lewis counties in Idaho, Ky., Mo., Tenn. and Wash. are named for him; Lewis and Clark County, Mont. is named partly for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Meriwether Lewis RandolphMeriwether Lewis Walker
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared (along with Clark's) on the $10 U.S. Note from 1898 to 1927.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Meriwether Lewis: Thomas C. Danisi, Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis — Donald Barr Chidsey, Lewis and Clark: The Great Adventure
  Francis Hoyte Demarest (1852-1909) — also known as Francis H. Demarest — of Englewood, Bergen County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 31, 1852. Democrat. Postmaster at Englewood, N.J., 1887-91. Died October 31, 1909 (age 57 years, 153 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah Ann (Cooper) Demarest (1825-1899) and Ralph J. Demarest (1827-1903); married to Sarah Maria Bogert (1854-1904); third cousin of Clayton Abraham Demarest; fourth cousin of Elmer Wilson Demarest (1870-1930).
  Political family: Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clayton Abraham Demarest (1865-1940) — also known as Clayton Demarest — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Schraalenburgh (now Dumont), Bergen County, N.J., December 15, 1865. Dry candidate for delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment from Bergen County, 1933. Baptist. Died in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., April 30, 1940 (age 74 years, 137 days). Interment at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of David Demarest (1832-1918) and Christina (DeBaun) Demarest (1835-1895); married, September 18, 1889, to Maria Kip Voorhis (1866-1942); third cousin of Francis Hoyte Demarest (1852-1909); fourth cousin of Elmer Wilson Demarest; fourth cousin once removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest.
  Political family: Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmer Wilson Demarest (1870-1930) — also known as Elmer W. Demarest — of Hudson County, N.J.; Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J.; Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Eastwood (now part of River Vale), Bergen County, N.J., May 15, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1897. Died, from angina pectoris, in Cannes, France, July 20, 1930 (age 60 years, 66 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham J. Demarest (1840-1913) and Eliza Wilson (Lozier) Demarest (1841-1912); married, September 9, 1896, to Blanche Adeline Bristow; fourth cousin of Francis Hoyte Demarest (1852-1909) and Clayton Abraham Demarest.
  Political family: Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Arthur Sidney Demarest (1921-2013) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Oak Park, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for New York state senate 23rd District, 1952. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died April 17, 2013 (age 91 years, 216 days). Interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius Agnew Demarest (1882-1959) and Victoria (Booth-Clibborn) Demarest (1895-1981; minister, evangelist, musician, author); great-grandson of William Booth (1829-1912; preacher, founder, The Salvation Army); first cousin five times removed of Meriwether Lewis; first cousin six times removed of Howell Lewis; second cousin five times removed of David Meriwether and James Meriwether (1755-1817); fourth cousin once removed of Clayton Abraham Demarest.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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