Mary C Davis was born in Ohio in 1835 or 1836. I have not identified her parents at this time. There were several Davis families living in Fairfield County, Ohio and several of these families had a daughter names Mary. They are probably related but I can not confirm.
She married Jacob Hite in Fairfield, Ohio on October 3, 1861. They had one son whose name was Jesse. He was born on June 1, 1868. It is through Jesse Hite’s death certificate that I could determine his father’s name. I do not find a death record for his father, Jacob, but I assume that he died which would account for Mary’s second marriage. (Nor did I find a divorce record.)
On October 2, 1873, Mary C Hite married George Meeks in Huntingon County, Indiana. George and Mary had one son, William Meeks who was born on December 22, 1875. In the 1880 Federal Census, George and Mary are found in Uniondale, Indiana. They have four children living with them; Annie Meeks (1859), George Meeks (1862), William Meeks (1875), Jesse D. Hite (1868). Annie and George Meeks are George’s children with his first wife Margaret Watson who died in 1864.
One hundred and twenty years ago, Mary C Davis died on April 24, 1898 in Uniondale, Indiana. She is buried in Prospect Cemetery in the Meeks family plot.
Rest in Peace, Mary!
Mary C Davis Hite Meeks is the Mother-in-Law of my Great Grand Aunt Dessie Crites Meeks.