Jeremiah Lee Meek


By Christopher A. Meek.

12. Jeremiah Lee Meek was born in 1780 in PA. Moved to Wayne County, IN in 1806. He died 23 May 1842 in Wayne Co., IN.
He wrote a journal in 1837 but provided very little family information. He mentions a brother, John but does not name his wife or children. The Palladium newspaper stated in 1866 that it obtained the journal from his son Morton. 1837 Journal of Jeremiah Lee Meek He stated "In the month of November, 1806, I left my father's house in Kentucky and came to Ohio with the widow Grimes' family...". He further stated that in April 1807 he went to Whitewater, IN to join his father.

He listed in the 1820 census of Wayne Co., IN as Jeremiah Meck age 26-45. Also listed are males 0-10, 10-16, 10-18, 16-25 and females 10-16.

He listed in the 1830 census of Wayne Co., IN as Jeremiah L. Meck age 40-50. Also listed are males 5-10, 2 each 10-15, 15-20 and females 5-10, 10-15, 40-50.

He is listed in the 1840 census of Wayne TWP, Wayne Co., IN as J. L. Meek age 60-70. Also listed was a male age 15-20 and females age 5-10, 15-20, 20-30 and 50-60.

He married Rebecca Grimes on 18 Jun 1807 in Butler Co., OH. According to his journal in the fall after his marriage in Ohio he returned to Indiana and settled on 80 acres of land that his father had entered for him. Jeremiah Lee Meek and Rebecca Grimes had the following children:

This genealogy is based on a combination of traditional genealogies, census records and some speculation about who people listed in the census were. This author does not have a source for the children of Jeremiah Lee Meek.