He married Elizabeth Susannah George about 1793 in Maryland. She was born about 1776 in Maryland. She died about 1841 in Champaign Co., OH. She was the daughter of William George and Nancy ______.
DNA implications: A descendant of Thomas Meeks born about 1768 matches the Group B3. This ancestor lived in Monongalia Co., VA now West Virginia. There is no known connection to the men who lived in Pitt Co., NC and Thomas may not descend from them. Family lore says he was born in Scotland. However, he may actually have been born in Maryland. Either way he may represent a separate branch that descended from the common ancestor of Group B3.
This is the family of Herb L. Meeks
Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois" 1886, by Biographical Publishing Company of Chicago
MONONGALIA COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA: RECORDS OF THE DISTRICT, SUPERIOR AND COUNTY COURTS - Volume 1: 1776-1799 Compiled by Melba Pender Zinn
58a-1799, "This indenture witnesseth that Elixander Beck, of the County of Kent and State of Maryland, orphan, and being brought into this county, and being ordered by the Court of Monongalia County, Virginia, to be bound an apprentice unto Thomas Meeks, weaver, of the same place, to learn his art, trade or mystery, that he now followeth, accepteth and enjoyeth after the manner of an apprentice, to serve the said Thomas Meeks from the day of the date hereof until the said Elix. Beck shall come to the age of twenty one all which time the said apprentice shall faithfully serve. . ." The text reads much like the Stiles and Lewis indenture above. The master "shall provide for the apprentice "as the law directs," 20 August 1799, signed by both, not witnessed.
WILL BOOK 1, Page 26, Clerk of Courts #4, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia THOMAS MEEKS WILL
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Meeks of Monongalia County being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say first of all that all my just debts and funeral expence be paid I give unto my wife Susannah Meeks all my personal and real estate to be enjoyed by her so long as she remains my widow and if she should never marry again during her natural life and after her desease or her marriage I give the same to my children here in after mentioned I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Susannah Courtney one dollar, Secondly, I give unto my son William Meeks one dollar, thirdly, I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Vinson one dollar fourthly I give unto my son Amos Meeks one dollar fifthly I give unto my son Matthew G. Meeks one dollar Sixthly I give unto my daughter Polly Byron one dollar, Seventhly, I give unto my daughter Rebecca Jones one dollar, Eightly, all the rest of my estate both real and Personal of what natur or kind so ever it may be at my wife Susannah's death or marriage I desire that it may be equally divided amongst my several Children hereafter named I give unto Samuel Meeks one tenth, I give unto my son Joseph S. Meeks one tenth I give my son Thomas Meeks one tenth I give unto my daughter Casandy Meeks one tenth I give unto my son John Meeks one tennth I give unto my daughter Edith Meeks one tenth I give unto my son Abraham Meeks one tenth I give unto my son Asby one tenth and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Susannah Meeks and my son Amos Meeks Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former wills or testaments by me here to fore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my had and as affixed my seal this twenty fifth of Feb'r 1826.
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Thomas Meeks in presence of us, Nathan Hall, William Jones.
At a Court held for Monongalia County May term 1826 The within will was
produced in court proven by the oath of Nathan Hall and William Jones witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
N. Evans Clk.