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Peter Meeks
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1824
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1894
Bean Station
Grainger County
Tennessee, USA

He married Rebecca Harris 08 February 1848.

Meeks Family Stories:
Peter Meeks, also known as "Doc", was born with a club foot in Pittslvania County in what is now Virgina. He was a Confederate Spy in the War against the States. In one engagment with the enemy (Northern Yanks), Peter eluded capture by hiding in a hallowed out tree. He was shot in his shoulder at one point, however, it was never removed. He and his wife's family had farms near Bean Station which are now under Cherokee Lake in Grainger County. The area was a producer of tobacco and Peter was both farmer and cigar maker.

Name: Peter Meeks
Side: Union [Confederate]
Regiment State/Origin: Tennesee
Regiment Name: 8 Tennessee Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Company: I
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M392 roll 10
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Harris Meek (1820 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  William Thurman Meeks (1845 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Meadow Branch Cemetery
Bean Station
Grainger County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Brian Elston
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64324377
Peter Meeks
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a CSA Civil War soldier
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 Added: Mar. 3, 2014
 
 
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