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Family of Joshua MEGGS (1) & Nancy KEEN

2. James Isaac MEGGS. Born on 29 Dec 1849 in Anson County, North Carolina. At the age of 79, James Isaac died in Tennessee in 1929. Buried in 1929 in Bear Creek 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. Resided in District 7, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 4, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1920.

On 5 Dec 1872 when James Isaac was 22, he married Mary Ann KEEN, daughter of Elisha KEEN (ca1826-) & Lucinda ? (1826-), in Decatur County, Tennessee. Born on 27 Feb 1853 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, Mary Ann died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 12 Sep 1934. Buried in Sep 1934 in Bear Creek Cemetery, Decatur County, Tennessee. Resided in District 15, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 7, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 4, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1920.

Obituary: Mrs. Mary Ann Meggs: Aged 85 years, died September 12th, 1934, about four miles north of Lexington, and the body was carried to Bear Creek, Decatur County, for burial. Mrs. Meggs is survived by children, one of whom is John Meggs, a Holiness preacher.

They had the following children:
7 i. William Joshua (1873-1958)
8 ii. Sarah Ellen (1874-)
9 iii. Zechariah T. (1875-1928)
10 iv. John Ervin (1880-1962)
11 v. Lucenia Catherine (1882-1906)
12 vi. James Washington (1886-1948)

3. Mary E. MEGGS. Born on 13 Feb 1853 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, Mary E. died in Decatur County, Tennessee on 9 Jun 1919. Buried in Jun 1919 in Keen Cemetery, Decatur County, Tennessee. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1910.

On 7 Dec 1879 when Mary E. was 26, she married William Riley KEEN, son of Elisha KEEN (ca1826-) & Lucinda ? (1826-), in Decatur County, Tennessee. Born in 1848 in Union County, North Carolina. At the age of 52, William Riley died in Decatur County, Tennessee on 11 May 1900. Buried in May 1900 in Keen Cemetery, Decatur County, Tennessee. Resided in Union County, North Carolina in 1850. Resided in District 15, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

They had the following children:
13 i. Rebecca A. (1884-1946)
14 ii. Lemuel Joshua (1886-1984)

4. Lucy A. MEGGS. Born on 26 May 1858 in Decatur County, Tennessee. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1870.

On 14 May 1874 when Lucy A. was 15, she married Felix Henry BASKIN, in Decatur County, Tennessee. Born on 7 Mar 1852 in Tennessee.

They had one child:
15 i. Lisa Ann (1875-1965)

5. Nancy Catherine MEGGS. Born on 14 Oct 1860 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Nancy Catherine died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Mar 1928. Buried in Mar 1928 in Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1870.

On 18 Jul 1888 when Nancy Catherine was 27, she married James F. BRADFIELD, son of Elijah Lewis BRADFIELD (1826-1864) & Elizabeth EVANS (1825-1898), in Decatur County, Tennessee. Born on 7 Feb 1856 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 75, James F. died on 1 Aug 1931. Buried in Aug 1931 in Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1860.

They had the following children:
16 i. Louis J. (1889-1967)
ii. Nancy Elizabeth. Born in 1891 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 85, Nancy Elizabeth died in 1976. Buried in 1976 in Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 15, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Alias/AKA: "Lizzie".

Lizzie Bradfield never married.

iii. Almeta. Born in Apr 1895 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 85, Almeta died in 1981. Buried in 1981 in Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 15, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Alias/AKA: "Allie".

Almeta (Allie) Bradfield never married.

iv. Infant. Born on 13 Sep 1898 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Infant died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 23 Oct 1898.


6. Elijah Peter MEGGS. Born on 18 May 1863 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 89, Elijah Peter died in Modesto, California on 9 Nov 1952. Resided in District 6, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in Stanislaus County, California in 1910.

On 24 Dec 1885 when Elijah Peter was 22, he first married Eveline HERNDON, in Decatur County, Tennessee. Born in 1853 in Mississippi. At the age of 42, Eveline died in Decatur County, Tennessee in 1895.

They had the following children:
17 i. Joseph Elijah (1887-1968)
18 ii. Charles J. (1891-1967)

On 18 Apr 1897 when Elijah Peter was 33, he second married Ella FUNDERBURK, in Tennessee. Born on 29 May 1878 in Tennessee. At the age of 104, Ella died in Modesto, California in Oct 1982. Buried in 1910 in Stanislaus County, California.

They had the following children:
i. Girtie H.. Born on 17 Jan 1898 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 3, Girtie H. died in Decatur County, Tennessee on 13 Aug 1901.

19 ii. Hettie (1900-1927)
20 iii. William Floyd (1903-1971)
iv. Wiley Ray. Born on 13 Jul 1905 in Los Angeles, California. At the age of 49, Wiley Ray died in 1955. Resided in Stanislaus County, California in 1910.

21 v. Richard Kenneth (1914-)

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