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Lucy Lewis / Marks (Meriwether)

Also Known As: "Lewis;Marks;"
Birthplace: Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Ivy Depot, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Ivy Depot, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maj. Thomas Meriwether and Elizabeth Meriwether
Wife of Capt. John Marks and Lieutenant William Lewis
Mother of Dr. John Hastings Marks; Mary Garland Moore; Jane Meriwether Anderson; Lucinda McFarlane; Meriwether Lewis (Corps of Discovery co-leader) and 1 other
Sister of Col. Nicholas H. Meriwether, Sr.; Francis Meriwether, Sr; David Meriweather; Mary Gilmer; Elizabeth Johnson and 6 others

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About Lucy Lewis / Marks

Lucy Meriwether (1752-1837) was the daughter of Thomas Meriwether and Elizabeth Thornton. She married William Lewis and was the mother of Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She also married John Marks. She died in Albemarle Co., Virginia.

Known far and wide for her medicinal remedies, Lucy grew a special crop of herbs which she dispensed to her children, her slaves, and her neighbors. She also knew the medicinal properties of wild plants. She took care to teach her son Meriwether all that she earned about herbal remedies.

Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks was a remarkable woman. She bore five children, two by John Marks (John Hastings Marks, born 1785' and Mary Garland Marks, born in. 1788). She had a strong constiyution; she buried two husbands and lived to be almost 86 years old. Thomas Jefferson called her a "tender" mother. She was slim, fragile in appearance, with light brown hair and hazel-blue eyes, "a refined face and a masterful eye." A family history describes her: "Her position as a head of a large family connection combined with the spartan ideas in those stirring times of discipline, developed in her a good deal of the autocrat. Yet she . . . Had much sweetness of character, was a devoted Christian and full of sympathy for all sickness and trouble.

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Lucy Lewis / Marks's Timeline

February 4, 1752
Albemarle, Virginia, United States
March 31, 1770
Age 18
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
October 31, 1772
Age 20
Albemarle, Virginia
August 18, 1774
Age 22
Locust Hill Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
February 14, 1777
Age 25
Locust Hill, Middleses, Virginia
January 6, 1786
Age 33
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
May 8, 1788
Age 36
Georgia, United States
September 8, 1837
Age 85
Ivy Depot, Albemarle, Virginia, United States