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Elizabeth Clymer (Meredith)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Northumberland Co., Pa, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rees Meredith and Martha Meredith
Wife of George Clymer
Mother of Henry Clymer; Meredith Clymer; Margaret McCall; Ann Lewis; George Clymer and 4 others
Sister of Gen. Samuel Meredith; Esther Meredith; John Meredith and Anne Hill

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About Elizabeth Clymer

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Elizabeth Meredith (1743-1815)

  • She was the daughter of
    • Martha Carpenter, a distant relative of George Clymer’s mother and
    • Reese Meredith, a prominent and wealthy merchant in Philadelphia for more than half a century prior to the Revolutionary period.
      • Her father was close friends with George Washington long before the Revolution.
  • She was a handsome accomplished girl of most exemplary character, and her marriage in March 1765, was considered a highly advantageous union on both sides.
  • Husband: George Clymer (1739-1813) of Pennsylvania
  • Married on March 18, 1765 at Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA.
  • It was considered a highly advantageous union on both sides.
  • The married life of the Clymers was very harmonious and happy and only marred by the enforced separations and the hardships caused by the Revolution.
  • Like most of the signers, he suffered large losses of property from British depredations.
  • John Adams, after meeting her at a social dinner, described her in his diary as a "very facetious and social lady."
  • Elizabeth and their children had to move several times during the Revolutionary War to avoid capture by the British.
  • Together they had nine children, five of whom reached adulthood, four of whom died in infancy or childhood.
    • The others were:
      • Henry, born in 1769, married Mary Willing;
      • Meredith, who died married;
      • Margaret, who married George McCall;
      • Nancy, who married Charles Lewis, and
      • George , who married Maria O'Brien;
        • their son was Dr. Meredith Clymer a noted physician of Philadelphia and New York.
  • She died in 1815, two years after her husband, in their estate in Summerseat, Pennsylvania.
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Elizabeth Clymer's Timeline

1765
February 24, 1765
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 18, 1765
1767
July 31, 1767
Age 2
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1769
1769
Age 3
1772
1772
Age 6
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1774
1774
Age 8
1784
1784
Age 18
1785
1785
Age 19
1815
February 24, 1815
Age 50
Northumberland Co., Pa, USA
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