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Meriwether SMITH

(1730-1790)

SMITH, Meriwether, a Delegate from Virginia; born at “Bathurst,” near Dunnsville, Essex County, Va., in 1730; completed preparatory studies; was a signer of the Westmoreland Association in 1766; member of Essex Committee on Safety in 1774; member of the House of Burgesses in 1774 and 1775; delegate to the Revolutionary conventions of 1775 and 1776; member of the state house of delegates 1776-1778; member of the Continental Congress 1778-1779 and 1781; again a member of the state house of delegates in 1781, 1782, 1785, and 1788; delegate to the state ratification convention in 1788; died at “Marigold,” near Ozeana, Essex County, Va., January 25, 1790; interment on his estate at “Bathurst,” near Dunnsville, Essex County, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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