Priddy Meeks



By Christopher A. Meek

2. Priddy Meeks was born about 1751 in Hanover, VA. (Source unknown) He died 1826 in Hart Co., KY. He may be the person listed in the 1764-1766 tax list of Goochland Co., VA. He may be the person listed in the 1771-1772 tax list of Surry Co., NC. He married Elizabeth Denny about 1772. She was born about 1755 in Amherst Co., VA. (Source unknown) On 12 Aug 1778 He sells 150 acres in Surry Co., NC. He may be the person list in 1782 military records of Montgomery Co., VA.

He was listed in the 1796-1799 tax list of Shelby Co., KY. He was listed in the 1800 tax list of Hardin Co., KY. He was listed in the 1810 census of Hardin Co., KY. He sold land in Hardin County, KY 2 Jan 1810. (Sold 100 Acres to son, Sudduth Meeks and 225 acres to brother-in-law, Paul Meachum.) He was listed in the 1819 Hart Co., KY tax list owning 450 acres on Nolin Watercourset. He was listed in the 1820 census of Hardin Co., KY.
The list of children is incomplete and some data conflicts with other genealogies.

  • 101. Sarah Meeks was born 15 May 1773. She died 10 Aug 1849 in Grayson Co.,KY. She married (1) Thomas Greene. She married (2) Stephen Mahurin 28 Oct 1799 in Shelby Co., KY.
    • A. Sarah Mahurin married Dr. Priddy Meeks son of Athe Meeks.
  • 102. John Meeks was born about 1774. He died 1810 in Shelby Co.,KY. He married Mary Hartman 7 Jul 1800 in Shelby Co., KY. Note: The name John Meek(s) was very common in this part of Kentucky in this time period.
  • 103. Suddeth Meeks was born about 1775. He died after 1840 in Barry Co., MO. He married Winyann Smoot (daughter of John Smoot and Elizabeth Grant) on 24 Jan 1803 in Hardin Co., KY. She was born about 1782 in Culpepper Co., VA. He may be the person listed in the 1801 tax list of Shelby Co., KY. Also listed earlier in 1796-1799 was Priddy Meeks.

    He was listed in the 1820 census of Gallatin Co., IL. He was listed in the 1831 tax list of Crawford Co., AR. He was listed in the 1840 census of Barry Co., MO.

    • 48. Lucy Meeks was born on 11 Feb 1804 in Kentucky. She died on 9 Jan 1883 in Hays Co., TX. She married John Reese Butler
    • 49. John Meeks was born in 1806 in Kentucky. He died about 1880 in Travis Co., TX. He married Mary Ann Norris. They were listed in the 1840 and 1850 censuses of Barry Co., MO. They were listed in the 1860 and 1880 censuses of Travis Co., TX. The had 12+ children
    • A. Washington Meeks was born about 1807 in Kentucky. He died in 1945 in Cherokee Co., TX. He married Nancy Parks 50. Nancy Meeks was born about 1808 in Kentucky. She died in Hays Co., TX. She married Daniel Mayes.
    • 51. Merritt Meeks was born about 1810 in Kentucky. He died 10 Dec 1882 in Kimble Co., TX. He married Nancy Burden 2 Sep 1834 in Greene Co., MO.
    • 52. Elizabeth Meeks was born about 1811 in Kentucky. She died in Hays Co., TX. She married John Mayes.
  • 104. William Meeks was born about 1778. He died in 1846 in Spencer Co., IN. He married Nancy Goatley (daughter of John Goatley and Elizabeth Unknown) 10 Aug 1803 in Washington Co., KY. She was born about 1784 in Maryland. She died in 1854 in Wayne Co., IL. She is likely the person listed in the 1850 census of Wayne County at age 66 living with B. J. Meeks.
    • 36. Elizabeth Meeks was born about 1805. She married Robinson Eskridge.
    • 37. Catherine Meeks was born 16 Oct 1806 in Kentucky. She died 22 Feb 1862 in Wayne Co., IL. She married Reuben Atteberry Dec 1823.
    • 38. John Goatley Meeks was born on 25 Jan 1809 in Kentucky.
    • 39. Hardin Utterback Meeks was born about 1811 in Kentuckey. He married Nancy O'Dell in Ohio Co, KY. She died in Moniteau Co, MO 22 Aug 1883. He was listed in the 1830 and 1840 census for Wayne Co., IL. He was later in Gasconade Co, MO in 1850, St Clair Co, MO in 1860.
      • A. James S. Meeks b. 1830, IL.
      • B. Neoma Meeks was born 1834 IL. He married Isaac Tucker in MO.
      • C. William Meeks was born 1838 IL. He died May 1850.
      • D. Mason D. Meeks was born 1841 IL. He married Marthey Ann Bridges in 1860. He died of injuries in the Civil War 1863 at Vicksburg.
      • E. Josiah Meeks was born 1843. He married Cinthia J. Cummins 1861. He died of injuries in the Civil War 9 Oct 1862.
      • F. Lewis C. Meeks was born 1845. He married Sarah Ann Scruggs.
      • G. Nancy Meeks was born 1852 MO. He married John L. Short.
      • F. Hardin Meeks was born 1855 MO. He married Almira Wilson.
    • 40. James Warren Meeks was born about 1813. He married Mary Ann King in 1849. They resided in Macon Co., IL.
      • A. Presley H. Meeks
    • 41. Patsy Jane Meeks was born about 1815. She was married Courtney Hail.
    • 42. Priddy Shirley Meeks was born 8 Jan 1815 in Kentucky. He was married Margaret Ann Blissit. He was listed in the 1840 census of Wayne Co., IL with two sons under 5 years old.
      • A. Newton Shirley Meeks
        • 1. Charles William Meeks
          • a. Dewey Meeks
            • 1. Dewey Collins Meeks DNA #479527
    • 43. Mason J. Meeks was born about 1819 in Kentucky. He married (1) Cynthia Meeks, daughter of John Meeks and Nancy. She was the widow of Isaac Herrall. She was Mason's second cousin. The family moved from Breckinridge Co. KY to Spencer Co. IN in the year 1836. They are listed in the 1850 census of Spencer Co., IN. Also residing with them was Lewis S. Herrold, age 17, Kesiah Meeks, age 15, Warrick Meeks, age 35 and Margaret Meeks, age 26.
      • A. Amanda Lee Meeks was born about 1839. She married Michael Rudisal
      • B. Emily Meeks married Casmir Craven Larken and Bluford Babb
      • C. John Meeks was born 1843 in Spencer Co, IN.
      • D. James C. Meeks was born about 1845.
      • E. Nancy Meeks was born about 1847. She married Benjamin Bingle.
      He married (2) Susan Overlin and had two children.
    • 44. Benjamin Suddeth Meeks was born 15 Oct 1821 in Kentucky. He died 4 May 1881 in Wayne Co., IL. He married Eliza Emick 27 Oct 1846. They resided in Wayne Co., IL and had 10 children.
    • 45. William Goatley Meeks was born 15 Sep 1819 Breckenridge Co., KY (source unknown). He died 2 Mar 1891 in Sharp Co., AR. He married Amelia Galloway on 19 Mar 1843 in Spencer Co., IN.
      • 83a. Robert B. Meeks was born about 1843. In Indianna
      • 83b. Nancy Meeks 15 was born 15 Jan 1846. She died 11 Feb 1906 in Sharp Co., AR. She married Frances James Kent.
      • 83c. Sarah Meeks Jan 1849. She died 7 Mar 1914 in Arkansas.
      • 83d. Benjamin Franklin Meeks was born 14 Apr 1850 Lawrence Co., AR. He died 2 Jan 1921 Batesville, AR. married Arkansas Medara Gordon 7 Jun 1874. He was listed in the 1870 through 1900 censuses of Sharp Co., AR. He was listed in the 1920 census of Independance Co., AR.
        • A. Edna Meeks was born 1875 in Arkansas.
        • B. Anna Louellen Meeks was born 5 Jul 1877 in Arkansas.
        • C. Olive M. Meeks was born 20 May 1880 in Arkansas. She married Joseph P. Pounders.
        • D. Ora Lee Meeks was born 3 Aug 1883 in Arkansas.
        • E. George William Meeks was born 3 Oct 1889 Sidney, AR. He died 29 April 1941 Hot Springs, AR. He married Amy Elizabeth McIntosh 4 Jun 1913 in Ellis Co., TX.
          • 1. George Gordon Meeks was born 2 Oct 1914 Hot Springs, AR. He died 24 Jul 1991 Sante Fe, NM. He married (4) Paula Marie McCormack 18 Nov 1958.
            • a. Paula Marie Meeks was born 23 Aug 1961 in New York City.
            • b. George William Meeks was born 16 Mar 1963 in Old Greenwich, CN.
            • c. Hutson Paul Meeks was born 16 Mar 1963 in Old Greenwich, CN.
            • d. Mary Monique Meeks was born 27 Apr 1964 in Old Greenwich, CN.
          • 2. Marjorie Meeks was born about 1919 in Arkansas.
          Information provided in part by George W. Meeks
      • 83e. Thomas J. Meeks 1852 in Arkansas.
      • 83f. Catherine Meeks 1857 in Arkansas.
      • 83g. Jeremiah Meeks 1859 in Arkansas.
      • 83h. Eliza Jane Meeks Apr 1863 in Arkansas. She died 8 Sep 1928 in Sharp Co., AR. She married Gary E. Ball 19 Aug 1883.
      • 83i. Willie Ann Meeks 25 may 1865 in Arkansas. She died 6 Nov 1953 in Izard Co., AR. She married James D. Cargill16 Nov 1881.
    • 46. Susannah Meeks was born 1 Dec 1824. She died 20 Apr 1870 in Wayne Co., IN. She married (1) James Harrell at age 15. She was living with her brother Ansil in 1850 with the name of Herrold. She (2) married to Hiram Tucker.
    • 47. Ansil Hail Meeks was born 2 Apr 1829. He died 24 Aug 1905 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN. He married Ann Bowers (Brown) 5 Sep 1850. He was listed in the 1850 census of Spencer Co., IN near his brother Mason. Living with him was his sister Susan Herrold, age 26, Fielding G, age 7, William, age 5 and John age 11/12. He was listed in the 1860 and censuses of Spencer Co., IN. He was listed in the 1880 and census of Vanderburgh Co., IN.
      • A. Judia Medorah Meeks was born in 1851.
      • B. John Noble Meeks was born 19 Sep 1852.
      • C. James Willis Meeks was born 1858.
      • D. Alice Ann Meeks was born 1855.
      • E. Gardner Emerson Meeks was born Nov 1859.
      • F. Ulysses Brown Meeks was born Oct 1861.
      • G. Orian Scamahorn Meeks was born Mar 1864.
  • 105. Nancy Meeks was born 1783. She died about 1838 in Spencer Co., IN. She married John Meeks 9 Mar 1803 in Hardin Co., KY. Benjamin Meeks was the surity. John was the son of Athe Meeks.
  • 106. Susannah Meeks was born 1786. She married David Edwards.
  • 107. Elizabeth Meeks was born 1787. She married David Butler 4 Jun 1809 in Hardin Co., KY.
  • 108. Mary Polly Meeks was born 1790. She died in Spencer Co., IL. She married Henry Coonrod 14 Jun 1812 in Hardin Co., KY.
  • 109. Martha Meeks was born 1792. She died 3 Mar 1853 in Chairton Co., MO. She married (1) Issac West 4 Jul 1811 in Hardin Co., KY. She married (2) Jonathan Stout 3 Oct 1817. She married (3) Joseph Ripley in 1824.
  • 110. Rebecca Meeks was born 1794. She married (1) Reuben Gray 4 Jul 1813 in Hardin Co., KY. She married (2) John Young 10 May 1841 in Spencer Co., IN.

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