John Meriwether

James P. and Mary (Eversole) Meriwether, both deceased, are the parents of the subject of this sketch who was born Nov. 23, 1844, in Floyd county, Ind. His wife, whom he married in Georgetown township, Nov. 15, 1866, is Indiana A. Wolf, daughter of David and Mary (Utz) Wolf, both deceased, and who was born in this township Nov. 13, 1844. This union has been blessed with five children: David E., Charles A. dec., Henry J. dec., Blanch N. and Bessie C. Comrade Meriwether was engaged in farming when he responded to his country's call for help enlisting from La Fayette, Ind., Feb. 27, 1865, at the age of 20 years. He was enrolled as a private in Co. H, 150th Ind. V. I. Owing to the lateness of his enlistment and the close of the hostilities soon thereafter, he did not take part in any battles but did guard and garrison duty in Shenandoah Valley. He was granted and honorable discharge August, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind. His brother, George W. served in 119th Ill. V. I. His wife had two brothers in the service, George and David, both members of Co. C, 81st Ind. V. I. Conrade Meriwether is a member of Georgetown Post, 582, and his post office address is Galena, Indiana, near which place his is successfully engaged in farming.

From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II

H.H. Hardesty, Publisher

N.Y., Toledo, Chicago

1893

 

Pg. 1208

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