History of Todd County, Kentucky, ed. J. H. Battle, 1884, F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 326-27. [Trenton Precinct]
DOUGLAS MERIWETHER was born August 25, 1842, in Carroll County, Miss., and in 1858 removed to Ballard County, Ky., where he remained until 1861,when he enlisted in Company C, Seventh Kentucky Mounted Infantry, and continued in the service until the end of the war. His father, Robert E. Meriwether, was a native of Todd County, and died in Ballard County, Ky.,1860, aged about fifty years. He was the son of Douglas, Sr., who was born in Albemarle County, Va., and died in Carroll County, Miss. Douglas,Sr., was the son of Nicholas Meriwether, also a native of Albermarle [sic] County, Va. Robert E.'s wife was Susan H., daughter of Maj. . and Margaret N. (Meriwether) Terrell, of Ballard County, Ky., and their union was blessed with offspring, as follows: Thomas J., subject, Robert E., Margaret N. (Davis), Mary E. (Bacon), and Mayo C. Subject's educational advantages were good, having been educated at select schools. On the 8th of October, 1867, he was married to Miss Carrie C., daughter of Rev. John D. and Nannie M. (Meriwether) Furguson, of Todd County, Ky. ,who was born December 16, 1848, and to them have been born: Robert E. ,January 1, 1870; Lucy E., January 23, 1871; Nannie M., August 21, 1872;and Margaret D., June 29, 1881. Mr. Meriwether is a farmer by profession, having 320 acres of valuable and productive land, in an excellent state of cultivation. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, and his wife is a worthy member of the Reformer's Church.