Samuel Meek

By Christopher A. Meek

3. Samuel Meek was born on 1 Feb 1752 in Washington Co., PA. He died on 16 Feb 1843. He was buried in Old Cemetery, East Palestine, Columbiana Co., OH. He served in the Revolutionary War. He received a Virginia land grant on 23 Apr 1780 described as Rocky Ridge on Mingo Creek. Mingo Creek is in modern day Nottingham TWP. The patent was dated 11 Oct 1788. In 1789 deed records mention his wife Catherine. He bought a tract of land in Washington County called "Myrtle" adjouing "Snakes Den" on 10 mile run on 12 Feb 1799. (Deed bk. 1-P p. 49). This is also the date of his father's death.

He was reported in the 1820 census of Unity TWP, Columbiana Co., PA with his wife.

He married Catherine Parkison 26 Jul 1768 in Cumberland Co., PA according to church records. (Junken Tent, near Kingston, Cumberland Co., PA on the farm of Joseph Junken.) She was born 1 Feb 1753 the daughter of William Parkison. She died 7 January 1825 in Columbiana Co, OH.

  • 12. William Meek was born about 1769 in Cumberland Co., PA. He was baptized Aug. 6, 1769 according to church records. He died in 1813 in Wayne Co., OH. He married Rachel Macky. She was born between 1760 and 1770 the daughter of James and Mary Mackey. William may have been the person reported in the 1810 census of West Bethlehem TWP. She may be the person reported in the 1830 census of Wooster TWP, Wayne Co., OH, age 60-70.
  • 13. Robert Meek was born about 1770. He was baptized 30 Sep 1770.
  • 14. Samuel Meek was born 1 Feb 1772.
  • 15. Rachel Meek married David Cassiday.
  • 16. Margaret Meek married William Magner.

He married Elizabeth A. Nicholes Apr 1800 in Washington Co., PA. She was born on 12 Sep 1775 in Ireland. She died on 21 Dec 1860. She is tied to Samuel who married Catherine Parkinson through requests she made for benefits in 1850 and 1851. There is some question about which children she had.

Note: There was a Peter Meeks reported in the 1800 census of Nottingham Township. He was born between 1755 and 1784 with 4 sons and 1 daughter born between 1790-1800. There was a Peter Meek recorded in the 1820 census of Washington TWP, Columbiana Co., OH born before 1775. Samuel was in near by Unity Township. Peter continues in the 1830 census, age 60-70.

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