Thomas Hope Meek

14 September 1797–1 October 1874 (Age 77)
Union, Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas Hope

When Thomas Hope Meek was born on 14 September 1797, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Alexander Meek, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Keys, was 23. He married Charlotte about 1827. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in DeSoto, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Mississippi, United States in 1870. He died on 1 October 1874, in Looxahoma, Tate, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Tate, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hope Meek
1797–1874
Charlotte
1809–1864
Marriage: about 1827
Martha J Meek
1834–1901
William D Meek
1838–1909
William F Meek
1839–
Nancy E Meek
1840–
John Ford Meek
1842–1907
Nancy Elizabeth Meek
1842–

Spouse and Children

    Male1797–1874Male

    Charlotte

    Female1809–1864Female

MARRIAGE
about 1827
Union District, South Carolina
children

(6)

    Martha J Meek

    Female1834–1901Female

    William D Meek

    Male1838–1909Male

    William F Meek

    Male1839–Male

    Nancy E Meek

    Female1840–Female

    John Ford Meek

    Male1842–1907Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Kindness Meek

    Female1791–1827Female

    Kays Meek

    Male1792–1857Male

    Male1797–1874Male

    James Meek

    Male1801–Male

    James Meek

    Male1802–Male

+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1817

Age 20

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1820 · The Treaty of Doak's Stand 

Age 23

The Treaty of Doak’s Stand was a treaty with the Choctaw which makes up the majority of Mississippi. It made it so the Choctaw had to give up one-half of their remaining homeland. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble’, ‘submissive’, ‘merciful’ (Old Norse mjúkr).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • T H Meek, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos H Meek, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas H Meek, "United States Census, 1850"

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