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In my email yesterday was one from the sole surviving sister of Joe Thomas Meek, who wrote a very interesting letter in 1983 about a trip he had taken to Mississippi to see the graves of his great grandfather (my second great grandfather) James Alexander Meek, and James' parents.

After studying that letter in more depth for almost a year, I put forth a theory about why Joe Meek's grandfather had decreed that [n]one of the family can ever be named JAMES or ALEXANDER again, as my grandfather (William Thaddeus Meek) promised.

According to my correspondence with my second cousin, once removed, I was right.

Date: 2016-05-09 12:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
eeeee, how exciting to get confirmation!

Alexander Meek

Date: 2017-05-31 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jnmont
I'm so glad I found this website. I'm the great great granddaughter of James Madison Nicholson and Martha F. Meek. She was Alexander Meek's granddaughter and daughter of Kays Meek.
Edited Date: 2017-05-31 08:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Alexander Meek

Date: 2017-05-31 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jnmont
My family and I still live in Marshall County, MS, so if you need anything locally just let me know.


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