Biography of Sullivan Amory Meredith


Meredith, Sullivan Amory, Buffalo, son of Gen. Sullivan A. and Julia F. (Towne) Meredith, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., October 14, 1865. Gen. Sullivan A. Meredith, his father, was a son of William Meredith and a great-grandson of Gouverneur Morris, and was born July 5, 1816, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was graduated from William and Mary College at Baltimore, engaged in business in his native city, being associated at one time with Samuel J. Randall in the coal trade. He was one of the first overland emigrants to California in 1849, and also made two trips to South America. On the breaking out of the Rebellion he organized a company of the 10th Pa. Vols., and was commissioned its captain, and was wounded at Second Bull Run. He became colonel of the 56th Pa. Vols., was appointed commissioner for the exchange of prisoners, and was brevetted brigadier general by Congress. In 1865 he came to Buffalo, engaged in the proprietary medicine business with Dr. David Ransom, and died here December 26, 1874. His wife survives him. They had five children: Sullivan Amory, Julian Francis, Gertrude Louise (deceased), Mabel Estelle, and Grace Ethel. (William M. Meredith, brother of Gen. Sullivan A., was secretary of the treasury at Washington in 1850.) Sullivan Amory Meredith was educated in the public schools of Buffalo and took a two years' course at Harvard University. Since leaving school he has been engaged in the real estate business in his native city.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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