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Mr. and Mrs. Meeks

 
Paulding New Era
August 16, 1889
 
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Died. Their friendship grew into love, and they were married on the 5th of Feb 1889. At marriage the husband was not yet twenty and the wife less than eighteen years of age. For sixty years and more the united comment of their lives, …smoothly onward. Twelve children were born to them in all and eight of these are now living. At their death the entire family included eight children, thirty two grand-children and eleven great grandchildren all of the children but one belonged to the Methodist church. Nearly all of the grandchildren and great grand children are in the same denomination. Both old people spoke of the fact with great pride. It was their delight to be surrounded by their descendants and they spoke with great pleasure of the face that they had seen all their grandchildren. They joined the Presbyterian church in Henry county when they were quite young. They moved to Cobb county in 1836(??) where they lived nineteen years. While in Cobb county Mr. Meek was a member of the grand jury for sixteen years in succession. In one year at both terms of that court. In the fall 1857 they moved to Paulding county, and in 1866 joined the Methodist church at Bethel together. Their membership continued at Bethel or at Nebo until their death. Mr. Meek too the family prayer at the fist of his married life and kept it up until the last, whenever sickness did not prevent. He was an untiring worker and a strong active man. He was a great reader, a good neighbor, devoted to his family and an earnest Christian. His wife was a great lover of the Bible, also knew many passages by heart and could refer to any part of the book. Her knowledge of the Bible was something very uncommon, although she suffered much she was never known to complain, she was thoughtful of others to the very last, she selected the text for her funeral ----, Isaiah XXXV, Chap ---. The funeral of each was preached by Rev. Miles Newton, an old friend of the family and they were buried at Nebo Church. The life and death of the good old people is a precious memory to the family and a lesson to this world, a --- of the ---of Christian ---.



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