Margaret Virginia Snead

12 January 1753–28 August 1843 (Age 90)
Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Margaret Virginia

When Margaret Virginia Snead was born on 12 January 1753, in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, John Snead, was 28 and her mother, Molly Knowlton, was 28. She married Athe Meeks I on 5 April 1776, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 28 August 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Athe Meeks I
Margaret Virginia Snead
Marriage: 5 April 1776
William Meeks
John Meeks
Susannah Meeks
Mary Ann Meeks
Jesse Meeks
Charles Meeks Sr.
Athe Meeks II
Dr. Priddy Meeks
Elizabeth Meeks
Margaret Elsie Meeks

Spouse and Children

5 April 1776
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 22

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 28

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Sneed .

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

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Story Highlight

Athe Meeks Sr's death, written by Dr. Priddy Meeks

"[In] the year 1812, I, Priddy Meeks, was 16 years old. My father was then living on the frontiers of Indian Territory ten miles from the inhabitants, aiming to build a mill for the future benefit of …

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Carter Family 1830 US Census for Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana
  • Margaret Virginia Snead Meeks, "Find A Grave Index"
  • LDS Member Name Index, 1830-45

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