Some documents about the earliest identified Merediths in this family line

A comprehensive indexed history of the branch of the Meredith family that started in Virginia and ended up in Kansas.

James Meredith (abt. 1715 - 1790)

1) Rev. Wm. Douglas's record of baptism of two sons (Samuel, 1760 and Daniel, 1762) in Goochland County, VA;
2) Will, Surry County, NC, 1790 - image and transcription;
3) Image of estate inventory, 1790; transcription of estate inventory
4) Will of his wife, Mildred, Surry County, NC, 1796 - image and transcription.


William Meredith (son of James) abt. 1742 - 1825)

1) Rev. Wm. Douglas's record of baptism of one son (James, 1765) and one daughter (Fanny, 1767) in Goochland County, VA;
2) From the book The Patriots at Kings Mountain (Moss, 1990), a short sketch based on 19th century sources. The battle of King's Mountain was a significant victory over Loyalist militias in 1780. The information about William's military participation is accurate. The rest has not been verified.
3) Will, Adair County, KY, 1825 - image and transcription;
4) Estate inventory, Adair County, KY, 1825: image and transcription


Daniel Meredith (son of William), abt. 1780 - 1846

1) Probate information, Decatur County, IN. It was one of Daniel's sons, James, who moved to the Topeka area in Kansas.


Francis Marion Meredith (grandson of Daniel) 1847 - 1905

1) Civil War pension file
2) Tombstone