Hi, Barbara. William Wesley Meek was born c1812 in TN, as far as my records show. He married Mary c1834. Issue:
William J. Meek, b. 1837, MS James D. Meek, b. 1839, MS John Wesley Meek, b. 3/3/1840, Hinds Co, MS Thomas J. Meek, b. 1841, MS (my ancestor) Jacob H. Meek, b. 1845, MS Mary A. Meek, b. 1849, LA Joseph Meek, b. 1851, AR Ben F. Meek, b 1854, TX
Wesley William and Mary were in Union Co, AR, for the 1850 Census; Mary, as head of household, and the children were in San Augustine Co, TX, for the 1860 Census. I don't know if Wesley died in AR or after they moved to Texas. I'm beginning to wonder if he wasn't a ghost person, a decoy to throw me off.
I have no idea whether WWM & Mary were married in TN or in MS, because I don't know when they (or their families, if they migrated as children) migrated.
My second great-gf was their only surviving son, Thomas J. Meek, who married Amanda McBroom in San Augustine Co, TX, 8 SEP 1859, which, at least, is documented. The Meeks and McBrooms apparently married in several generations. I have ample anecdotal evidence that would indicate that Mary was more than likely a McBroom herself. Living with her in 1860 was a young couple, William J. McBroom and wife Nancy Waites. That William J. was the brother of my Amanda McBroom. Mary had several brothers, too, who always lived not far from her, so apparently, they travelled together.
Note: Sometimes McBroom was written as Broom, sometimes even as Brown or Browne, to complicate matters.
After the 1850 census, I have found NO information on WWM -not land records, not a death record, nothing at all. He just disappeared.