Thanks to the wonders of the web, many of us are able to locate
information so much more quickly than if we'd had to reply on
traditional correspondence. As most of you know, I'll often post notices
on GenForum or GenConnect to let folks know that I've added an old news
story or obituary with a particular surname. Occasionally someone will
write to let me know more about the family, which is wonderful! One such
family may have been related to me, the MEREDITH
family of Buckingham County, Virginia.
Betty Meredith wrote to give me more information about the
family of Buckingham County, Virginia, when I posted an old runaway
slave advertisement that had been run by Pleasant MEREDITH. I have a
MEREDITH line of my own from Buckingham County, about which I know very
little, so it was very interesting to me. She wrote,
On Genforum you asked if someone knew of Pleasant Meredith. He was the
married to Ann Lee. He was the son of Capt. Elisha Meredith SR.
married to Elizabeth Cocke. Capt. Elisha Meredith SR. was a
quartermaster in his brother Samuel Meredith's Battalion during the
Revolutionary War with the title of Captain. Col. Samuel Meredith
was in the militia under the command of his brother-in-law, Patrick
brother, Capt. Elisha Meredith Jr. enlisted on Feb. 3, 1779 as an
ensign in Capt. John Winston's company in the battalion of which their uncle
Samuel Meredith was colonel. Elisha JR was a Captain in the
continental line at the Battle of Yorktown, the battle that won the
Revolutionary War for us.