John Meek


By Christopher A. Meek

1. John Meek was born about 1772. Some sources indicate that he was born in Ellicott's Mill, MD. However, there is some indication that his father was already in Pennsylvania at the time of his birth. He died in 1849 in Morgan Township, Owen Co., IN and he was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. He was called "Little John". He lived with his parents in Moon TWP, Allegheny Co., PA. About 1788 the family moved to Henry Co., KY. About 1812 John moved to Wayne Co., IN. He later moved to Henry Co., IN before returned to Wayne County. In 1832 he moved to Owen Co., IN.

He married Margaret Erwin on 1 Jul 1792 in Shelby Co., KY according to marriage records. She died about 1820 in Henry Co., IN. John Meek and Margaret Erwin had the following children:

He married Selina Stevenson in 10 Jul 1827 in Henry Co., IN. She was born 15 Feb 1808 in Tennessee the daughter of John Stevenson and grand daughter of Capt. James Stevenson (Stinson). She died in May 1883 in Owen Co., IN. Selina married (3) Wakefield Trotter. She is listed in the 1850 census of Morgan TWP, Owen Co., IN Selina is listed with her daughter Laurinda Meek in the 1870 census for Jasper Co., IA. She was listed in the 1880 census with her son, James with the named Sylvina. John Meek and Selina Stevenson had the following children: