Kays M. MEEK
HAIRSTON.org ID#3811, b. 16 October 1792, d. 19 November 1857
|Father*||Alexander MEEK b. 14 Dec 1764, d. 8 Sep 1857|
|Mother*||Elizabeth KAYS d. Feb 1841|
|NOTE*||Keys or Kays - in the Tennessee Supreme Court case the spelling is KEYS. It is spelled Kays on his cemetery marker.1,2|
|Birth*||Kays M. MEEK was born on 16 October 1792 in Arlington County, Virginia.3,4,2,5|
|He was the son of Alexander MEEK and Elizabeth KAYS.|
|Property*||November 1818, Alexander and Keys Meek purchased 230 acres in Lincoln County, TN from Hugh Randolph. However, Hugh Randolph had transferred 1 1/3 acres of the 230 acres to the Baptist Church on 4 July 1818. The dispute ended up in the Tennessee Supreme Court in January of 1827.1|
|Marriage*||Kays M. MEEK married Mary Elizabeth Hairston, daughter of Robert HAIRSTON and Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER), about 1821.6,4|
|Census 1830*||Kays M. MEEK appeared on the census of 1830 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, Males under-5 2, 5-9 2, 30-39 1, Females 30-39 1, slaves 2.7|
|Census 1840*||He appeared on the census of 1840 in Southern Division, Marshall County, Mississippi.8|
|Census 1850*||He appeared on the census of 16 October 1850 in Southern Division, Marshall County, Mississippi, Kays Meek 57 VA, Mary 45 TN, Alep 26 TN, Rufus 25 TN, John 21 TN, Margaret 18 TN, James 16 MS, Wm 14 MS, Mary E K 11 MS, Martha T 8 MS, Thos K 6 MS; Kays Meek is living next to Thomas H. Meek 52, born in South Carolina.3|
|Death*||He died on 19 November 1857 in Marshall County, Mississippi, at age 65.4,2|
|Burial*||He was buried in Meek Family Cemetery, Marshall County, Mississippi; |
Photo: Find A Grave by Darrel Brown.2
|Mary Elizabeth Hairston b. 5 Sep 1805, d. 7 Mar 1874|
- [S3171] Tennessee. Supreme Court. (1867-1972). Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee. St. Louis: Soule, Thomas, and Winsor., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
- [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
- [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
- [S46] Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, The Hairston History, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - copy.
- [S3230] Secrist, M.; Lincoln County, Tennessee: History Revealed Through Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Its Ancestors, Second Edition, 2012, Google Books.
- [S113] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.
- [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
- [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
|Last Edited||6 Jan 2022|