Thomas Hope Meek

Brief Life History 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 24. He married Mrs Charlotte Meek 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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Thomas Hope Meek
Mrs Charlotte Meek
Marriage: about 1827
Martha J Meek
William D Meek
William F Meek
Nancy E Meek
John Ford Meek
Nancy Elizabeth Meek

Sources (5)

  • T H Meek, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas H Meek, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thos H Meek, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (7)

1798 · Mississippi is Organized as an American Territory

The �Mississippi territory existed from April 7, 1798, to December 10, 1817, when the western half became the state of Mississippi and the eastern half became Alabama Territory. The territory was given up by Spain through the Treaty of Madrid.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1820 · The Treaty of Doak's Stand 

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

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named in Møre og Romsdal, in Old Norse a compound of mith ‘in the middle’ and vík ‘bay’.

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Middle Dutch micke ‘bread’.

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

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