I wrote to a cousin in Meridian and this is the answer I received back.
--- They are all dead and gone. The only thing I know is that the original
family immigrant changed his name to Threefoot when he came to America.
They had a very successful mercantile business and built a 14 story
building, which is now called the Threefoot Building. It is on the historic
registry and about to fall in.
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