Dr Priddy Meeks

Dr Priddy Meeks

Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 7 Oct 1886 (aged 91)
Orderville, Kane County, Utah, USA
Burial Orderville, Kane County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 70376 · View Source
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Son of Athe Meeks and Margaret Sneed.

Married - Mary "Polly" Bartlett, 13 Mar 1815. She died 24 Jan 1824, Spencer County, Indiana.

Children - Athe Meeks, Lovin Meeks, Mary Elizabeth Meeks, Eliza Meeks.

Married - Sarah Mahurin, 24 Dec 1826, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Children - Stephen Mahurin Meeks, Margaret Jane Meeks, Hulda Meeks, Mary Jane Meeks, Sarah Angeline Meeks.

Married - Mary Jane McCleve, 14 Nov 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Children - Mary Ellen Meeks, Hyrum Smith Meeks, Charles Mason Meeks, Elizabeth Dalton Meeks, Heber Jesse Meeks, Alfred Randall Meeks, Nancy Meeks, John Priddy Meeks, Sarah Deseret Meeks, Joseph Meeks.

The following is his obituary from 1886 in the Deseret News:

The subject of this obituary, Priddy Meeks, was born in Greenville district, South Carolina, Aug. 29th, A.D. 1795. In March 1815 he married Mary Bartlett by whom he had four children. She died in 1824 in Spencer Co., Va. He next married Sarah Mahruin Smith in Grayson Co., Ky. She bore him five children. On Nov. 13th, 1856, he married Mary Jane McCleeve in Salt Lake City, who has born him ten children, eight of whom are living. Brother Meeks received the Gospel in 1840 in Illinois, and in 1842 moved to Nauvoo. He left there with the saints and reached Salt Lake Valley Oct. 1st, 1847.

In 1851, volunteers were called for to strengthen the southern settlements of the Territory. Brother Meeks volunteered, and lived in Parowan, Iron County, for ten years, afterwards in Harrisburg. In 1876 he moved to Orderville, Kane County, and joined the United Order. Brother Meeks bore a faithful testimony to the truth of the latter-day work, and exhorted his children to the firm and steadfast in the cause of God. He was a strict observer of the Word of Wisdom, and practiced medicine somewhat after the "Thompsonian" school.

He was a faithful Latter-day Saint, and departed this life at his residence in Orderville, October 7th, 1886, at the ripe age of 91 years, leaving two wives and a numerous posterity to mourn his departure.

Priddy was also the personal physician to LDS Church Presidents Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 70376
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Priddy Meeks (29 Aug 1795–7 Oct 1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70376, citing Orderville Cemetery, Orderville, Kane County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .