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.