Meriwether Lewis – Possible, but ….


How cool would it be to claim Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a 5th cousin, 6 times removed?  Well, We’re Related actually presented a pedigree line for me with only one Private Male and that was a documented person in my line.  So, I have people with names and dates up to the MRCA, Thomas Smith (1565-1625).  Yes, SMITH!  Now, I have painstakingly gone up through my 5th great grandmother, Mary Smith (1737-1787) → Jacob Smith (1706-1797), her father → Joseph Smith (1680-1734), his father → Edward Smith (1636-1693) END.  We’re Related adds two more Smith generations and then links to Meriwether’s Smiths.  This could take a very long time to confirm.  There really are a lot of Smiths and I have seen just too much unqualified connecting by We’re Related.  But, it might be worth while to stick this one in the TO DO pile.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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1 Response to Meriwether Lewis – Possible, but ….

  1. KTC says:

    Meriweather Lewis and I are second cousins, seven times removed. His great-grandparents were Francis Thornton and Mary Taliaferro. Francis and Mary are my 8th great-grandparents.


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