14 April 2014

Return Jonathan Meigs


Return Jonathan Meigs, 1801-1891...was born near Winchester, Clark county, Kentucky, April 14, 1801. His early youth was passed in the household of his uncle, James Lamme, in Bourbon county, where he worked on the farm when not at school.

In 1822 he left Kentucky, riding on horseback to the Hiawassa garrison in East Tennessee, where his grandfather, Colonel Return J. Meigs, was located as the government agent of the Cherokee Indians. 

Mr. Meigs continued his [law] practice in East Tennessee for several years. One of his stopping places was at the house of John Love, whose daughter [Sally K. Love] afterward became his wife....[on] November 1, 1825.

On the 19th of October, 1891, after a few hours' illness, he passed away, having lived to be ninety-one years old. [Source]

United States Census, 1850
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
R J Meigs M 49 Kentucky
Sarah R Meigs F 46 Tennessee
James L Meigs M 23 Tennessee
Return J Meigs M 20 Tennessee
John Meigs M 15 Tennessee
Josiah Meigs M 10 Tennessee
Fielding Meigs M 6 Tennessee
Amanda J Love F 31 Tennessee

No comments: