The information comes, in part, from Carelton Meek's book dated 1954 as well as individual contributors and some research by this author.
Jacob's parents are unknown. However he had a brother, John Meek, born about 1754. Facts supporting the relationship between John and Jacob are: (1) 1837 remembrances of Jeremiah Lee Meek where he says his father moved to Kentucky "..where his brother, John Meek, had built a station.", (2) Jacob was named administrator of John's will, (3) a 1920 letter written by Basil Meek, grandson of John Meek, stating that Jacob Meek named in the will was John's brother, and (4) DNA testing which confirms that they shared a common ancestor. He also had a brother Basil Meek born 1740 in Maryland according to Jacob's obituary. DNA testing also confirms that the three men shared a common ancestor.
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