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Rees Meredith

Birthplace: Radnorshire, Wales
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Reese Meredith and Unk Meredith
Husband of Martha Meredith
Father of Gen. Samuel Meredith; Esther Meredith; Elizabeth Clymer; John Meredith and Anne Hill

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About Rees Meredith

He was born in Radnorshire, Wales in 1705, and traced his ancestry to the blood royal of Wales. He came to America about 1730 and settled in Philadelphia, Pa., where he became a distinguished and wealthy merchant, and one of the most influential colonists of his day. He met George Washington one day-who was then a Virginia Colonel-at a coffee house in Philadelphia, and was so well pleased with his personal demeanor, as a gentile stranger, that he invited him home to dine with him on fresh venison. This circumstance was the beginning of a lasting friendship, and led to the appointment of his son Samuel to several important positions. Rees Meredith was an ardent patriot during the War of the Revolution. He was a signer of the "Non-Importation" resolutions in 1775, and later contributed $25,000 to feed and clothe the American Army at Valley Forge. He married Martha, daughter of John Carpenter, and Granddaughter of Samuel Carpenter, Provincial Treasurer and an early councilor of the colony. By her he had four children-1. John, who died in infancy. 2, Samuel, 3,Anne, wife of Col. Henry Hill, 4, Elizabeth who married George Clymer, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. (End of transcript of part of letter from Charles W. Schwartz III to his father in 1934. Syntax and sentence structure are copied exactly. A few editorial liberties were taken to enhance data.)

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Rees Meredith's Timeline

Radnorshire, Wales
May 23, 1738
Age 33
February 10, 1741
Age 36
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania, Great Britain
Age 39
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
February 24, 1765
Age 60
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
November 17, 1778
Age 73
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States