I found this online transcribed from The biographical record of Livingston County, Illinois.
"Henry B. Meek, the father of subject, grew to manhood in Kentucky, and when a young man moved to Jennings county, Indiana, where he was united in marriage with Miss Parthenia A. Perry, who was born near Knoxville, Tennessee, and a daughter of Ransom Perry, who moved from Tennessee to that country in an early day. The family was originally from North Carolina. While residing in Tennessee, Ransom Perry took an active part in public affairs, serving as probate judge, and also in other official positions. Loving his country, he served as a soldier in the war of 1812.
From Indiana he later moved to Missouri, locating near Carthage, Jasper county, where
he died about 1857."