50. Priddy Meeks was born 29 Aug 1795 in Greenville District, SC. He died 7 Oct 1886 in Orderville, Kane Co., UT. Priddy was a Physician according to census records. He was a Mormon and had two wives. According to his published journal he lived in Spencer Co., IN until 1833. He is likely the person listed in the 1830 census of Spencer Co., IN age 30-40. He lived in Illinois from 1833 to 1846.
"I removed with my family from Indiana to Illinois in the fall of 1833.."
"I moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, in April, 1842, and lived there till the spring of 1846"
He left Nauvoo with the Mormans in the spring of 1846. They arrived in Salt Lake City on 1 Oct 1846. He is listed in the 1850 census of Iron Co., UT.
His last child with Sarah was born in 1845 in Nauvoo, IL. Although he remained married to Sarah he married Mary Jane in 1856 and his remaining children were by her. The 1880 census list both women as his wife. The 1900 census of Kane Co., UT lists son Alfred R. living with both Mary Jane and Sarah.
In the spring of 1851 he moved to Parowan, Iron Co., UT. In the fall of 1861 he moved to Harrisburg, Washington Co., UT. He was listed in the 1870 census of Washington Co., UT. In August, 1876 he moved to Orderville, Kane Co., UT. He was listed in the 1880 census of Kane Co., UT.
The names of his wives and children are from his journal. Details of the dates and places of birth are from undocumented genealogies but generally conform to census records from 1850 to 1880. In 1870 a person named Nancy Meek age 20 and Sylvia age 3 are living with Priddy. In 1880 Nancy is not listed but Sylvia is listed as an adopted daughter. DNA=SMGF2