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Jefferson John Meek
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Birth: 1808
Lincoln County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1891
Sardis (Panola County)
Panola County
Mississippi, USA

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Keys/Kays) Meek.

Jefferson John Meek was my 3rd great grandfather. He was a Southerner by birth and in ideology of southern planters of the era. It's hard to know whether he would have preferred his Reverend or Captain title for this memorial, so I am not making the choice for him.

A photo album created by J J Meek's granddaughter, Maxie Leah Meek Williams, when she received it as an engagement gift for Christmas, 1885, contained tintype photos of most of J J Meek's family. Based upon dress and what I know of the composition of the family at the time the photos were taken, I believe the 7 photos were taken around 1861, before J J Meek, and his son, James Alexander (Maxie's father), decided to form their own CSA unit at Panola Co., MS on 27 Mar 1862. J J Meek was 52 years old. He resigned 24 Aug 1863, and was replaced by R M Buchanan.

J J Meek considered the Civil War "our holy cause." By the time of his resignation as Captain of his unit in 1863, I think he had figured out just how much that cause was costing him. I've written about my 3g-grandfather in a post on my genealogy blog, here.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Meek (1764 - 1857)
  Elizabeth Keys Meek (____ - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Henrietta Ann Elizabeth Donahoo Meek (1813 - 1889)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth A. Meek Waldron (1834 - 1858)*
  James Alexander Meek (1836 - 1917)*
  William McEwen Meek (1838 - 1843)*
  Robert D. Meek (1839 - 1863)*
  Martha Bolton Meek (1840 - 1857)*
  Permelia Frances Meek Caldwell (1844 - 1910)*
  Thomas Jefferson Meek (1850 - 1909)*
  Samuel P Meek (1856 - 1943)*
  Virginia Tennessee Meek Wilbourn (1859 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Kindness Meek Moor (1791 - 1827)**
  Kays Meek (1792 - 1857)*
  Jefferson John Meek (1808 - 1891)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Sardis (Panola County)
Panola County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47717400
Jefferson John Meek
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- Dee Burris Blakley
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012

- Tom Black
 Added: Oct. 11, 2011

- Dee Burris Blakley
 Added: Oct. 9, 2011
 
 
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