Return Jonathan MEIGS, IV

Return Jonathan MEIGS, IV

Male 1812 - 1850  (38 years)

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  • Name Return Jonathan MEIGS  [2, 3
    • Return Jonathan Meigs IV died at Elbow Springs, located about sixty miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. His burial site is unknown. This is a cenotaph erected to his memory in the Ross Cemetery, Park Hill, Oklahoma.
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      Return Jonathan Meigs, 4th, was born on April 3, 1812, the son of Timothy Meigs and Elizabeth Holt. Timothy Meigs was the son of Col. Return Jonathan Meigs and brother of Gov. Return Jonathan Meigs.

      He married Jane (Jennie) Ross, oldest daughter of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation, at Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1838. Meigs emigrated with the Cherokee Nation to IT (OK).

      They had the following children: John Ross Meigs 1839-1899; Henry Clay Meigs 1841-1924; Elizabeth Grace Meigs 1843-1882; Return Robert 1846-1938; and Submit "Nitty" Meigs 1848-1885.

      He was a partner of Chief John Ross in a mercantile business located in Park Hill, IT (now OK). But he got the gold fever in 1849, and sold out to Chief Ross. He left for CA with a large group lead by Clement V. McNair on 20 Apr 1850.

      While at Elbow Springs, UT, on Aug. 6, 1850, the party spent time cutting grass to feed their stock in the desert. Meigs complained of not feeling well, but still helped with the work. He was among the first work group to go out. After cutting his share of grass, he raked it up and carried it into camp. By that time, he was very ill and lay down on the heap of grass to rest. Within a few minutes he had died, saying that all was well with himself and asking John Clark to look after his effects.

      Elbow Springs is located about sixty miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah.

      Posted on Find a Grave created by; CMWJR [1]
    Suffix IV 
    Born 03 Apr 1812  Charlestown, Bradley County, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 06 Aug 1850  Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried (Cenotaph)Ross Cemetery, Park Hill Cherokee Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I39116  Main Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2021 

    Father Timothy MEIGS,   b. 28 Sep 1782, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1815, Rhea County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Jane HOLT,   b. 1784, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 24 Aug 1806  [2, 3
    Family ID F16762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane "Ghigooie" ROSS,   b. 20 May 1821, Walker County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1894, Tahlequah, Cherokee Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1839  [1
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F25392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 Apr 1812 - Charlestown, Bradley County, Tennesse Link to Google Earth
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    Return Jonathan Meigs IV
    Return Jonathan Meigs IV
    Return Jonathan Meigs IV died at Elbow Springs, located about sixty miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. His burial site is unknown. this is a cenotaph erected to his memory in the Ross Cemetery, Park Hill Oklahoma.

    Created by: CMWJR
    Photo added by: Leslie Vincent

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S03444] The Descendants of William Wilcoxson, Vincent Meigs, and Richard Webb, Professor Reynold Webb Wilcox, (Name: Name: New York - T.A. Wright, Publisher and Printer 1893;;).

    3. [S00059] "Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut" Vol. I, Alvan Talcott, (Name: Name: Clearfield Company, Inc.;;).