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Family of Elder Samuel H. MEALS (17) & Elizabeth H. DOUGLAS

70. Daniel James MEALS. Born on 22 Oct 1841 in Limestone County, Alabama. At the age of 89, Daniel James died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 17 Jun 1931. Buried in 1931 in Blair Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Daniel James served in the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, US, during the American Civil War. Occupation: Blacksmith.

 Obituary number one of Daniel James Meals:

Daniel James Meals, Civil War Veteran, answered the last call at the close of day, Wednesday. He died at 6:15 p.m. at the age of 89 years, eleven months, and 25 days, at the family home in Hollow Rock. Mr. Meals was the oldest living resident in Hollow Rock community and probably the oldest Carroll Countian, and was widely known and as widely revered. He lacked a little over a year of reaching his golden wedding anniversary. The bereaved wife was before her marriage in 1883, Miss Eliza Parmelia Nolan of Paducah, Kentucky. The children surviving are: Mrs. Cora Miller, Goodwin, Arkansas; Mrs. Bessie Marion, Hollow Rock; J. B. Meals, Clarksburg; Mrs. Pauline Freeland, Lavonia, Louisiana; P.J. Meals, Paris; and Mrs. Ruth McDaniel, Whitfield, Alabama; and thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was under Colonel Isaac Hawkins, and fought in the battles of Lexington, Trenton, and Corinth. At Trenton, he was captured by the Rebels but released after being disarmed. Later, he was captured again at Union City and sent to the Confederate Prison at Andersonville where he remained for eleven months and 29 days. A soldier of the Cross for more than fifty years, Mr. Meals was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, having joined at old Antioch about one-half century of a century ago. In 1918 he moved his membership to the Hollow Rock church near Bruceton, here it remained until death. Strong in the faith of his forefathers, he was a consistent Christian, a man of honor and integrity. His church depended upon his leadership and his wise counsel will be missed. Though feeble in health, each church service found him in the accustomed place, ready to serve the God he loved. Until the last few months, when stricken with a serious illness, he attended regularly. The son of Samuel H. Meals, Primitive Baptist minister, Mr. Meals was a direct descendant of a family prominent in the early history of his church. He was born in Athens, in Limestone County, Alabama, and moved with his parents to Tennessee settling in Clarksburg at an early age. After his marriage, he moved to Gleason and engaged in the blacksmith trade of which he was a veteran. While there he was elected mayor of the city. At one time he resided in Huntingdon, and later at Westport, from which he moved to Hollow Rock thirteen years ago. Mr. Meals was active in public life. He served as a member of the Carroll County Court at different times and was tax assessor of Carroll County. All of his children were at his bedside during his illness and did all that loving hands could do to relieve his suffering. His devoted companion gave his entire attention to his needs and scarcely left his bed during his last hours. Four years ago, he opened his home to his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Marion, after the death of her husband. She with her son, Ben Marion, remained to share his tender love and care to administer to him during his last years. Funeral services, conducted by Elder T. M. Phillips, pastor of the Hollow Rock church Elder T. M. Hampton of Westport, will be held this afternoon at the Blair Cemetery near Clarksburg. Active pallbearers are: Clyde Ware, B. F. Thompson, H. F. Hodge, Arthur Cole, and Frank Walker, all members of the Hollow Rock Primitive Baptist Church With the soul of a poet, the heart of a brave and the strength of character to meet the trials of life and with courage to meet death, the aged veteran passed into his last sleep peacefully. He said that he was ready to go and was prepared to stand in the presence of the Eternal Judge. A soldier in the daily affairs of life as well as in battle, he bore his affliction bravely and suffered long without complaint. Mr. Meals by his honesty and his straight forward manner, made a place for himself in the Hollow Rock community. He loved people and was always hospitable in his home.

Obituary Number two for Daniel James Meals:


Daniel Meals, Civil War Veteran, died at Hollow Rock Wednesday, June 17, 1931
Daniel J. Meals, aged 89 years and 11 months died at his home in Hollow Rock at 6:10 Wednesday evening following a long illness. He was a Civil War veteran, having served under COL. Issac R. Hawkins in Company A of the Seventh Tennessee cavalry and was in the battles of Lexington and Corinth. After having been captured at Union City, he was confined to Andersonville prison, where he remained for eleven months during the last years of the war. The deceased married Miss Eliza Nolan of Paducah, Ky., 49 years ago next October. To his union six children were born. They are: Mrs. Cora Miller, Goodwin, Ark., Mrs. Bessie Marion, Hollow Rock; J. B. Meals, Clarksburg, Mrs. Pauline Freeland, Lavonia, La; P. J. Meals, Paris; Mrs. Ruth McDaniel, Whitfield, Ala. Thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild live to mourn the loss of their grandfather and great grandfather. Besides his wife, and children, he is survived by one brother, Lewis Meals and one sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, both of the Clarksburg community. Mr. Meals joined the Primitive Baptist Church about fifty years ago and remained a devout member until his death. During his last illness all of his children were at his bedside and did all that could be done for his comfort. He suffered patiently and passed peacefully to his last reward. Mr. Meals was a member of the Masonic Order for a number of years in his early life. His home was always open to his children and his friends, whom he loved and enjoyed his companionship because of his cheerful disposition. Funeral services were conducted Thursday by Eld. T. M. Phillips of his church and Eld. T.M. Hampton at the Blair Cemetery.

Obituaries provided by courtesy of Beverly Meals Wood (granddaughter) of Daniel J. Meals.

On 7 Jul 1865 when Daniel James was 23, he first married Mary Ann WALBERT, in Paducah, Kentucky. Mary Ann died in Weakley County, Tennessee on 18 Jun 1882. Buried in 1882 in Greenfield, Weakley County, Tennessee.

Daniel James Meals and Mary Ann Walbert had no children.

On 11 Sep 1882 when Daniel James was 40, he second married Eliza Parmelia NOLEN, daughter of Henry NOLAN (1803-1863) & Elizabeth WALBERT, in Paducah, Kentucky. Born in 1856 in Paducah, Kentucky. At the age of 81, Eliza Parmelia died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 18 May 1937. Buried in 1937 in Blair Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
180 i. Bessie Lee (1883-1978)
ii. Infant. Born on 6 Dec 1884 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Infant died in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee on 6 Dec 1884.

iii. Samuel Henry. Born on 3 Dec 1885 in Gleason, Weakley County, Tennessee. At the age of 1, Samuel Henry died in Gleason, Weakley County, Tennessee on 27 Aug 1887. Buried in 1887 in Hopewell Cemetery, Gleason, Tennessee.

181 iv. Cora Mai (1888-1976)
182 v. John Bunyan (1891-1966)
183 vi. Paul James (1894-1970)
184 vii. Pauline Elizabeth (1894-1980)
185 viii. Ruth Dan (1896-1980)

71. Nancy Susan MEALS. Born on 26 Apr 1843 in Alabama. At the age of 25, Nancy Susan died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 5 Sep 1868. Buried in 1868 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 1 Nov 1860 when Nancy Susan was 17, she married William Henry Harrison TAYLOR, son of Henderson TAYLOR (1809-1886) & Julia Lucindy ADAMS (1818-1896). Born on 30 Apr 1840 in Tennessee. At the age of 81, William Henry Harrison died in Carroll County, Tennessee in 1922. Buried in 1922 in Tucker Cemetery, Westport, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
186 i. Julia Ann Lucinda (1861-1944)
187 ii. Samuel Henderson (1863-1957)
iii. Daniel James. Born on 2 Apr 1865. At the age of 78, Daniel James died on 14 Aug 1943.

iv. William Harmon Harper. Born on 6 Jun 1867.

Gored to death by oxen when two to three years old.

v. William H.H. Taylor. Born on 4 Sep 1868 in Henderson County, Tennessee. William H.H. Taylor died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 6 Sep 1868.

72. Lewis Harrison MEALS. Born on 9 Apr 1849 in Alabama. At the age of 85, Lewis Harrison died in Tennessee in 1935. Buried in 1935 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 12 Jan 1873 when Lewis Harrison was 23, he married Mary Josephine FLAKE, daughter of Dudley L. FLAKE (1815-1863) & Cynthia Anne HOWARD (1822-1872), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 2 Jul 1856 in Tennessee. At the age of 80, Mary Josephine died in Carroll County, Tennessee in 1937. Buried in 1937 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
188 i. Asa Leroy (1875-1959)
189 ii. Pearl Ann (1877-1970)
iii. Samuel. Born on 1 Oct 1880.

190 iv. James Sid (1887-1968)
191 v. Frances Elizabeth (1890-)
192 vi. Effie (1894-1932)

73. William Archy MEALS. Born on 11 Dec 1857 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 22, William Archy died in 13th Civil District, Carroll County, Tennessee on 4 Dec 1880. Buried in 1880 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Occupation: Farmer. William Archy also had a silversmith business in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1879. Alias/AKA: "Billy".

William Meals's cousin, Dr. Homer McGill, gave him poison by mistake. He realized it as soon as it happened, but it was too late to do anything about it. Billy is buried beside his parents at Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Dr. McGill provided free medical care to the William Meals family as long as he lived.

On 24 Sep 1876 when William Archy was 18, he married Martha Minerva MASSEY, daughter of John MASSEY & Elizabeth Susan JOHNSON (1827-), in Madison County, Tennessee. Born in 1855 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 72, Martha Minerva died in 1927. Buried in 1927 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Homemaker.

They had the following children:
193 i. John Daniel (1877-1960)
194 ii. Susan Elizabeth (1880-1966)
195 iii. Willie Jefferson (1881-1954)

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