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Meares Family - Bahamas to Florida
Posted by: Debi McGee Cundiff Date: January 18, 2002 at 19:00:21
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We are searching for descendants of William Meares and Meriem Roberts. Records indicate William and Meriem were married in 1820. Their known descendants are (+ indicates additional generations available):

Harriet Turtle Walker Meares b 1822 d 1846 m Gilbert Beebe
Elizabeth Ann Meares b 182(2/7) d 182(2/7) source is hard to read
Amelia Matilda Turtle Meares b 1823
+Richard Turtle Horn Meares b 1825 d 1905 m 1846 Emma McBride Preston
        Richard Wesley Meares b 1847 d 1848
       +William Fletcher Meares b 1846 d 1940 m c1870 Amanda Kilgore
       +Richard Turtle Meares b 1850 d 1930 m 1874 Nancy Harris
       +George Wesley Meares b 1852 m c1877 Ellen Louisa Leonardi
        Alfred Franklin Meares b 1856 m 1878 Ella Archer
        Clarence Alday Meares b 1857 m 1888 Mary R Curry
        Emma Vanentia Meares b 1860 m 1877 Lucian Hart
        Robert Edmond Lee Meares b 1865 m Daisy Robles & Mary Easter
+William Brownell Meares b 1829 d 1894 m Sarah Roberts
       +Miriam Cornelia Meares b 1868 d 1964 m 1887 Edward Wilcox
        Edward Franklin Meares b 1870 d 1936 m 1906 Laura Meacham
        Cecelia Helen Meares b 1872 d 1948 m 1894 Elbert Miley
       +Irving Brownell Meares b 1874 d 1947 m 1901 Sarah Hammock
       +Clara Blanche Meares b 1877 d 1942 m 1901 John A Campbell
       +Stephen Julius Meares b 1879 d 1951 m 1905 Martha Eugenia James
+George Roy Meares b 1831 d 1900 m Jane Sawyer
       Laura Meares b c1854
       Laureno Meares b c1856
       George Meares b c1860
+Laura Dorothy Meares b 1834 d 1905 m 1853 John Thomas Lowe
       +Jefferson Lowe b 1856 d 1952 m 1881 Josephine Whitehurst
       +Wesley Brownell Lowe b 1859 d 1942 m c1889 Mary Pinder
       +Mary E Lowe b 1867 d 1916 m 1897 Murdo Logan
       +Asa M Lowe b 1873 m 1896 Mary Stowell
Walter Benjamin Meares b 1837 d 1917 m Elizabeth Sawyer

Meriem and the children (excluding Harriet and Elizabeth) immigrated from the Bahamas to Key West in 1838. By 1860 Meriem, Richard, William, Laura and their families had migrated to Hillsborough County, settling in the portion of the county that would become Pinellas County.

If you are related to any of these couples or the collateral families, please contact me. Your cousins (23 to date) are waiting to make your acquaintance.

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