|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1891|
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.
Alexander Meek (1764 - 1857)
Elizabeth Keys Meek (____ - 1841)
Henrietta Ann Elizabeth Donahoo Meek (1813 - 1889)
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)*
Kindness Meek Moor (1791 - 1827)**
Kays Meek (1792 - 1857)*
Jefferson John Meek (1808 - 1891)
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47717400