Person:Return Meigs (1)

m. 14 Feb 1765
  1. Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.1764 - 1825
  2. Joanna Meigs1766 -
  3. Mary Meigs1769 - 1799
  4. John Meigs1771 - 1808
  • HReturn Jonathan Meigs, Jr.1764 - 1825
  • WSophia Wright - 1838
m. 1788
  1. Mary Sophia Meigs1793 - 1863
Facts and Events
Name Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 17 Nov 1764 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 1788 to Sophia Wright
Death[1][3] 29 Mar 1825 Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States
Burial[2][3] Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States
Reference Number? Q744819?
  • Governor of Ohio, 1810-1814
  • United States Postmaster General, 1814-1823

An excellent biography of Return J. Meigs, Jr. can be found at Ohio History Central.

MEIGS, Return Jonathan, Jr., a Senator from Ohio; born in Middletown, Conn., November 17, 1764; graduated from Yale College in 1785; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio (then known as the Northwest Territory), in 1788; participated in the Indian fighting of that period; appointed territorial judge 1798; member, territorial legislature 1799; chief justice of the Ohio supreme court 1803-1804; brevetted colonel in the United States Army and commanded in the St. Charles district in Louisiana 1804-1806; judge of the supreme court of Louisiana 1805-1806; judge of the United States District Court for the Territory of Michigan 1807-1808; returned to Ohio and was elected Governor in 1808 but declared ineligible because of his prolonged absence from the State; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Smith; reelected in 1809 and served from December 12, 1808, until he resigned, having been elected Governor, on or before December 8, 1810; Governor of Ohio 1810-1814; Postmaster General in the administrations of Presidents James Madison and James Monroe 1814-1823; died in Marietta, Ohio, March 29, 1825; interment in Mound Cemetery. [3]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Return J. Meigs 2nd (#191), in Meigs (Meiggs) Family History and Genealogy.
  2. Find A Grave.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Return J. Meigs, Jr., in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.