M124 Anne (ca.1694-1785) & Thomas Johnson

MeriRep:Barbara Stewart

Book Project:Not yet assigned.

Metrics:Two spouses, 2,400+ descendants identified.

Biographical Sketch:

Ann(e) was born before 15 July 1694, as shown by her baptism recorded in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County:

"Anne Daugh. of Nicho Meriwether Gent. bapt the 15 July, 169_."

She married, first, Thomas Johnson about 1712 and had issue. She is mentioned as “Ann, wife of Thomas Johnson” in the 1721 will of her cousin, Francis Clements, from whom she was bequeathed a ring. She is also mentioned as “daughter Ann Johnson” several times in the 1744 will of her father, Nicholas Meriwether II.

In February 1735, Ann was appointed the guardian of her children Richard, Jane Ann, Thomas and William (480). In the same month she gave one Negro boy and three Negro girls to her son Nicholas.

Sometime after 1750, she married, second, John Cosby, no issue.

Ann died in March 1785, probably in Louisa County, at the advanced age of about 90 or 91.

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