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Family of William Joseph LITTLEPAGE (2) & Sarah Jane MASSEY

3. Nancy Mariah LITTLEPAGE. Born on 12 Mar 1881 in Spring Creek, Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 61, Nancy Mariah died in Cedar Grove, Tennessee on 29 Dec 1942. Buried in 1942 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Nancy Mariah's granddaughter, Linda Williamson Reed was recited this poem by her mother, Jesse Anna Meals Williamson when she was a little girl.

Little Nancy Mariah
Jumped in the fire
The fire was so hot
She jumped in the pot
The pot was so black
She jumped in the crack
The crack was so high
She jumped in the sky
The sky was so blue
She jumped in the canoe
The canoe was so shallow
She jumped in the tallow
The tallow was so soft
She jumped in the loft
The loft was so rotten
She jumped in the cotton
The cotton was so white
She jumped clean out of sight
And that was the last of Little Nancy Mariah!

On 25 Dec 1899 when Nancy Mariah was 18, she married John Daniel MEALS, son of William Archy MEALS (1857-1880) & Martha Minerva MASSEY (1855-1927), in Madison County, Tennessee. Born on 23 Sep 1877 in Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 82, John Daniel died in Cedar Grove, Carroll County, Tennessee on 6 Feb 1960. Buried in 1960 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Farmer and merchant.

Obituary: John Daniel Meals, retired farmer and former county merchant, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday at his home after a long illness. He was 82. Services were held at 2 Sunday afternoon at the New Liberty Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Prince officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with Dilday Funeral Home in charge. He was a lifelong resident of Clarksburg and a member of the Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lee Kelly Meals: two sons, Johnny Meals of Jackson, and Billy Meals of Clarksburg; four daughters: Mrs. Luther Gurley and Mrs. Homer Williamson, both of Clarksburg, Mrs. Oscar Cockran of Spring Creek, and Mrs. Fred Newman of Jackson and a sister, Mrs. Susie Johnson of Clarksburg.

They had the following children:
4 i. William Floy (1901-1926)
5 ii. Mamie Lois (1902-)
6 iii. Jessie Anna (1903-)
7 iv. William Joseph (1905-1983)
8 v. Johnnie Sidney (1909-1970)
9 vi. Della Elizabeth (1913-)
10 vii. Mary Allie (1917-)

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