1. Jeremiah V. Meek was born on 6 Jan 1818 in Jennings Co., IN. He died on 8 Dec 1893 in Trenton, Grundy Co., MO. He is listed in the 1850 census of Monroe TWP, Clark Co., IN. He is listed in the 1860-1880 census of Jackson TWP, Ripley Co., IN. He moved to Grundy Co., MO in 1884. The 1880 census indicated that both his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Living next to him in 1860 was John Vest Meek age 39, Eliza Meek age 30 and Alonzo Meek age 1.
He married Elizabeth Vest on 28 Feb 1839 in Jennings Co., IN. She was born on 6 Jul 1820 in Scott Co., IN. She died on 8 Jul 1897 in Grundy Co., MO. Jeremiah V. Meek and Elizabeth Vest had the following children:
Excerpt of a letter sent January 21, 1983 by Hubert & Virginia Witten of Fulton Missouri. Provided by Grace Adkinson.
I have a scrap book that Aunt Ella Lowe (Ed: Sarah Ella Meek, Jeremiah & Elizabeth's daughter) and Aunt Susie Currin (Ed: daughter of Mildred Meek Adkinson) had pasted clippings in. (Ed: She went on to give some Adkinson genealogy, which has turned out to be accurate when compared to census & other records.) (Ed: Virginia Witten then continues with several pages of Meek info.) Jeremiah Meek was born in Jennings, County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth C Vest in 1839. They had 11 children, 5 girls and 6 boys, At the time of his death 4 daughters and 2 sons were still living. The family lived in Ripley County, Indiana for 45 years and moved to Grundy County, Missouri in 1887. Jeremiah & Elizabeth lived on a farm 7 miles northwest of Galt. On November 25 (1893) he came to Trenton to visit his son and family (Ed: actually, his son-in-law, Henry Harrison Meek). He died there and was buried in the Galt Cemetery.Information was provided in Part by Anna L. Martin.
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1840 IN Jennings David Meek 15-20, 20-30, 50-60 (males) Samuel Vest 70-80 1850 IN Clark Co Monroe TWP Jeremiah Meek 34 Elizabeth 31 Lucy 12 Nancy 10 Malinda 5 George 4/12 1860 IN Ripley Co. Jackson TWP 65-65 Jeremiah Meek 44 IN Elizabeth 42 IN Nancy A. 16 IN Mildadan fe 14 IN George T. 10 IN Rachael E 5 IN Sarah E. 2 IN 66-66 John Vest Meek 39 IN Eliza Jane 30 IN Alonzo 1 IN 69-69 William Brunt 22 IN Lucy J. 20 IN Charles E. 10/12 in 70-70 Elizabeth Brunt 50 PA Sarah E. Brunt 14 IN Samuel Brunt 21 OH 29-29 Nancy Meek 17 IN Domestic with Dr. Samuel Hicks 1870 IN Ripley Co Jackson TWP Jeremiah Meek 56 KY Elizabeth 54 IN George F. 20 IN Leander H. 18 IN Rachael E 15 IN Sarah E. 13 IN Filander S. 8 IN 1880 IN Ripley Co Jackson TWP 175-175 Jeremiah Meek 68 IN PA PA Elizabeth 62 IN VA KY Adkinson, Mary 10 IN Granddaughter Adkinson, Emma 3 IN Granddaughter 176-176 George Meek 30 IN Rebecca 22 IN VA VA Wiless Freemont 6 MO Son Dora May 3/12 IN Daughter
1850 IL Pike Co. 1427 1444 David Meek 30 KY Nancy 31 KY Elizabeth 18 IA Harrison 14 IA John 12 IA Polly 7 IN Nancy 4 IN 1860 MO Grundy Co. Liberty TWP George O. Meek 39 IA Susan 38 TN Elizabeth 12 IL Emily 10 IL Anna 8 MO James 5 MO Mary 2 MO Nancy 14 IL Harrison 22 IA 1870 MO Grundy Co. Liberty TWP Harrison Meek 35 IN Lucy Z. 30 IN Brunt, Charles 13 IN William C 8 IN Lunette 6 ? Margaret A. 1 IL David A. 1 IL 1870 MO Christian Co. George Meek 50 IN Susan 47 TN James T. 15 MO Mary F. 12 MO Sarah I. 10 MO 1880 MO Grundy Co. Liberty TWP Harrison Meek 43 IN Self IN IN Lucy J. 40 IN Wife Nancy L. 14 IL dau David A 11 IL son Margaret J. 11 IL dau Mary A 4 MO dau Ellen O 2 MO dau Filander H. 2 MO son William H. 18 IN son Fliander H. 18 IN Brother
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