452. John Fielding Meek was born on 25 Oct 1824 in Greenfield, IN. He died on 26 May 1916. He served in the Mexican War. He may be the John F. Meek age 24, wife Eliza age 19 with no children in the 1850 census of Hancock Co., IN. He moved to Mercer Co., MO in 1855, then to Chillicothe, MO in 1857.
In the winter of 1856, he, with his brother Milton, visited the home of Jefferson Meek in Schyler Co., MO where there was a newborn baby boy that was not yet named. By taking the middle names of these two brothers, Milton Fielding Meek was named. This boy became the father of Carleton Lee Meek, the writer of Meek Genealogy.