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1. Joshua MEGGS. Born on 12 Jan 1824 in Anson County, North Carolina. At the age of 81, Joshua died in Decatur County, Tennessee on 7 Jan 1906. Buried in Jan 1906 in Keen Cemetery, Decatur County, Tennessee. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in Lanesboro District, Anson County, North Carolina in 1850. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1900.

On 4 Jan 1847 when Joshua was 22, he first married Nancy KEEN, in Anson County, North Carolina. Born on 3 Dec 1826 in North Carolina. At the age of 50, Nancy died in Decatur County, Tennessee on 12 Apr 1877. Buried in Apr 1877 in Keen Cemetery, Decatur County, Tennessee. Resided in Lanesboro District, Anson County, North Carolina in 1850. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
i. John. Born on 19 Feb 1848 in North Carolina. Resided in Lanesboro District, Anson County, North Carolina in 1850.

John married Mary Ann PERCY.

2 ii. James Isaac (1849-1929)
3 iii. Mary E. (1853-1919)
4 iv. Lucy A. (1858-)
5 v. Nancy Catherine (1860-1928)
6 vi. Elijah Peter (1863-1952)
vii. Frances E.. Born on 6 Jan 1870 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 82, Frances E. died in Modesto, California on 9 Nov 1952. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1870.


In 1880 when Joshua was 55, he second married Mary Ann PERRY. Born on 20 Sep 1835 in Tennessee. At the age of 69, Mary Ann died in Decatur County, Tennessee on 31 Jan 1905. Buried in Jan 1905 in Evans Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1900.

They had the following children:
i. Mira Florence. Born on 1 Nov 1882 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 1, Mira Florence died in Decatur County, Tennessee on 11 Dec 1883.

ii. Mira (Step Child of Husband). Born in Decatur County, Tennessee. Mira died on 8 Aug 1885.


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