Joseph Daily Meriwether1,2,3

M, #24200, b. 25 November 1835, d. 25 April 1905
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Laura Minor Turner b. 2 Dec 1846, d. 8 Jan 1910
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     Joseph Daily Meriwether was born on 25 November 1835 in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.4,3

     Circa 1847, when he was 12, he came to Missouri.3

     "He received a fine education and was a noted scholar in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. He and his wife Laura taught in many schools and colleges around the state of Missouri."3

     Joseph Daily Meriwether, 34, married Laura Minor Turner, 23, daughter of George Stovall Turner and Margaret F. Staples, on 17 March 1870 in Pike County, Missouri.1,2

     "He was a ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church in Louisiana, Missouri for thirty years. He operated a book store in Louisiana for some years but later taught at Fulcher Academy, a school run by himself in Louisiana, Missouri."3

     Joseph Daily Meriwether died on 25 April 1905 at age 69 in Louisiana,3 and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188044 years of age. Also boarding in his household was Katie Kratchey, 19, studentParkville, Platte County, Missouri4
Teaching School4


  1. [S5582] "Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: ), entry for George S Turner Will, 1882, Pike County Wills, 1883-1897, vol 11, image 68 : accessed 7 Dec 2016.
  2. [S3854] "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch:, entry for Joseph D. Merriwether and Laura Turner, 17 Mar 1870; citing Pike,Missouri; FHL microfilm 974,635, accessed 7 Dec 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Dec 2016, memorial page for Joseph Daily Meriwether (1835-1905) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Anonymous, maintained by William Beekman Henderson; citing Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.
  4. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: ), entry for Joseph D Meriwether, 1880, Parksville, Platte, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district ED 98, sheet 173B, family 77, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0710; FHL microfilm 1,254,710, accessed 7 Dec 2016.