Person:Meriwether Lewis (1)

     
Meriwether Lewis
m. 31 Aug 1769
  1. Jane Meriwether Lewis1770 - 1845
  2. Lucinda Lewis1772 - 1850
  3. Meriwether Lewis1774 - 1809
  4. Reuben Lewis1777 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name Meriwether Lewis
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 AUG 1774 Locust Hill, Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Death[1] 11 OCT 1809 Natchez Trace, Tennessee, USA
Burial[2] Pioneer Cemetery, Lewis, Tennessee, United States


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Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark. Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, establish trade and sovereignty over the natives near the Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Country for the United States before European nations. They also collected scientific data, and information on indigenous nations. President Thomas Jefferson appointed him Governor of Upper Louisiana in 1806.[1] He died of gunshot wounds in what was either a murder or suicide.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Meriwether Lewis, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Meriwether Lewis tombstone and memorial page, in Find A Grave.