A.D. Meeks

A.D. Meeks, one of the leading merchants and planters of Pike County, Wolf   
Creek Township, Antoine P.O., was born in Independence County, Ark., October 
21, 1831. His parents, Thomas and Mary (Dodd) Meeks, were natives of         
Tennessee, the former born March 6, 1804. They were married in 1828 and had  
a family of three children: William, Abner D., and Ellen (deceased). His     
wife died in 1833, and Mr. Meeks married Miss Pollie Golden, a native of     
Arkansas, who born him ten children, six of who are still living, viz.,      
Elizabeth, Louisa, Margaret, Marion, McDonel and Zachariah. The other four   
died in infancy. Mrs. Meeks died in 1860, and afterward Mr. Meeks married    
Martha Berison, and by her has one child, Lee. Mr. Meeks is a farmer by      
occupation and emigrated from Tennessee to Missouri and thence to Arkansas,  
at a very early day. Both he and wife are members of the Baptist Church,     
South. The immediate subject of this sketch received his education at the    
common country schools. September 28, 1855, he married Miss Baneta Hardin,   
a native of Arkansas, who bore him one child, now dead, and died October     
25, 1856. September 18, 1859, Mr. Meeks was again married to Tennessee Long, 
also a native of Arkansas, by who he has had six children, but two of whom   
are living, viz., William I. (deceased), Buddie (deceased), Irine I.         
(deceased), Mary E. (deceased), Luke Polin Meeks and Mittie I. Mr. Meeks is  
a farmer by occupation, owning sixty acres, all of which is under an         
excellent state of cultivation. He is a Mason, belonging to Rob Morris Lodge 
No. 126. He was engaged in the mercantile business at Murfreesboro for       
fourteen years. Mr. and Mrs. Meeks are both members of the Christian Church. 
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
pages 333-334.                                                               
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