Joseph Wesley Meekins

Brief Life History of Joseph Wesley

Joseph Wesley Meekins was born on 8 October 1806, in Dorchester, Maryland, United States. He married Perline Emeline Travers on 27 January 1840, in Dorchester, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hooper Islands, Dorchester, Maryland, United States in 1880. He died on 15 March 1888, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dorchester, Maryland, United States.

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Joseph Wesley Meekins
Perline Emeline Travers
Marriage: 27 January 1840
Sarah L. Meekins
Mary Emeline Meekins
John Wesley Meekins Jr

Sources (3)

  • Joseph W. Meekins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph W. Meekins, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Joseph W Meekin, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Makins 1.

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

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