|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1766|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1852|
Littleton Meeks, b. 08 Feb 1766, d. 22 Sep 1852, Franklin County, Georgia. The belief that Littleton was a son of William is still under debate among family historians. According to the journal of Dr. Priddy Meeks, Littleton and his brother, Nacy, were the issue of William's second marriage, wife unknown. A DNA study done a few years ago that involved descendants of William's alleged two wives did, however, show that the participating descendants had a common ancestor. One participant descended from Littleton, while the other descended from Littleton's alleged half-brother, Athe.
Most Meeks Family historians believe that Littleton was born on Allen's Creek, Hanover County, VA. This assumption arises from a tract of land on Allen's Creek that a John Meeks bequeathed to Littleton in 1783 (original record on file at Hanover Courthouse). The relationship of John to Littleton remains unknown (possibly a grandfather?).
An affidavit is on file in the Georgia State Archives that reveals Littleton was a witness to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781. He was age 15, and probably a member of the SC Militia.
He married Elizabeth Ivey in ca 1782-83 in Surry County, NC. Many family historians believe she was the daughter of John Lott Ivey, but subsequent census records reveal that John and Lott were two separate people, yet brothers.
Littleton sold the Allen's Creek land in 1788, probably in preparation for the migration to Pendleton District, SC. Littleton walked away from this sale richer by 117 pounds, "current money of Virginia," a windfall that no doubt made the move to South Carolina affordable.
It was while living in SC that Littleton became an ordained minister. The family eventually moved to Franklin County, Georgia, where Littleton served as a Baptist Minister, a missionary to the Cherokee, and superintendent of the Tinsawattee Indian School.
According to his grandson, John Wellborn Meeks, Littleton could not read or write.
Littleton and Elizabeth had the following children:
John, b. 1783 NC, d. 04 Mar 1876, Guys, McNairy Co., TN
Martha "Patsy", b. 02 Mar 1792, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. aft 1850, Tuscaloosa Co., AL
Mark, b. 12 Jul 1795, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 07 Mar 1892, Chillicothe, Hardin Co., TX
William Sheldon, b. 20 Mar 1798, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 15 Mar 1891, Union Co., GA
Jesse M., b. 1801, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. ca 1882-83, Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX
Susan "Sukie," b. 11 Feb 1802, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 1845, Habersham Co., GA
Nacy D., b. 11 Apr 1806, Franklin Co., GA, d. 27 Dec 1895, Banks Co., GA
Littleton, Jr., b. 1808, Franklin Co., GA, d. 1865, Habersham Co., GA
Elizabeth, b. 10 Jun 1811, Franklin Co., GA, d. 1888, Tusquittee Twp., Clay Co., NC.
Elizabeth Ivey Meeks (1768 - 1857)
John Meeks (1783 - 1876)*
Meeks Family Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 34.30582, -83.51637
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: May 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37394808