Nathan Meek

By Christopher A. Meek

11. Nathan Meek was born about 1794 in Greene Co., PA according to his death record. He died on 8 May 1883 in Tuscarawas Co., OH. He was buried in Centenary Cemetery, Salem TWP., Tuscarawas Co., OH.

He is listed in the 1840 census, Tuscarawas Co., OH, Perry TWP. Also listed in the same township are Jonathan born between 1810 and 1820 and Thomas born between 1830 and 1840.

He is listed in the 1850 census of Monroe Co., OH. Living next to Nathan were sons Thomas and Nathan Jr.

He is listed in the 1860 census of Tuscarawas Co., OH, Salem TWP. Wife Mary and females Mary, Rachel, Julia and Mary. There are problems with this census record because Nathan's age is given as 40 and wife Mary's age is given as 36.

He is listed in the 1870 census of Tuscarawas Co., OH, Washington TWP.

He is listed in the 1880 census of Tuscarawas Co., OH, Washington TWP. His parents are listed as being born in Pennsylvania.

He married Mary Gray according to her daughter's death certificate.. She was born in 1799 in Virginia according to her death records. She died on 5 Nov 1869 in Tuscarawas Co., OH.

It is not proven that the person in each of the listed censuses is the same person. The children listed are based on the 1840 and 1850 censuses.

  • 21. Thomas Meek was born about 1824 in Ohio. He married Maria ________ . She was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania. They lived next to father in 1850 census. He is listed in the 1860 census of Tuscarawas Co., OH, Perry TWP. He is listed in the 1870 census of Tuscarawas Co., OH, Salem TWP, PO Port Washington.
    • 101. George Meek was born about 1849.
    • 102. Elizabeth Meek was born about 1853.
    • 103. Sarah C. Meek was born about 1856.
    • 104. Malinda Meek was born about 1857.
    • 105. Francis Meek was born about 1859. She is listed as Mary in the 1860 census and Francis in the 1870 census.
    • 106. Viola Meek was born about 1862.
    • 107. Elsie Meek was born about 1866.
    • 108. Caroline Meek was born about 1869.
  • 22. Male Meek was born between 1820 and 1825 based on 1840 census.
  • 23. Nathan Meek was born about 1829 in Ohio.
  • 24. Male Meek was born between 1830 and 1835 based on 1840 census.
  • 25. Mary Meek was born 20 May 1833 in Ohio according to her death certificate. She died 9 Apr 1913 in Perry Co., OH. She is listed in the 1850 and 1860 census living with her father. In the 1870 and 1880 census she is also with her father listed as a widow Mary Nihart. She married Feltic Newhart according to daughter's death certificate. She may be the person Mary Newhart listed in the 1910 census living with Jonathan Morris and her daughter Julia Ann.
    • 128. Julia Ann Newhart was born 5 May 1851 in Ohio according to her death certificate. She died 24 May 1933 in Tuscarawas Co., OH. (Vol 7223, Cert No. 30924.) She married (1) George W. Johnson 26 Feb 1874 in Tuscarawas Co., OH (Vol III, Book 7, Page 120). She is listed with Nathan Meeks in the 1880 census as a widow with the surname Johnson with two children. She married (2) Jonathan Morris 28 Oct 1880 in Tuscarawas County. He was the son of Joseph L. Johnston and Zenith Gray. They are listed in the 1910 census of Tuscarawas County. Also listed is Mary Newhart 76 Ohio 1834 (2 children).
      • 201. Joseph Heflin Johnson was born about 1873.
      • 202. Margaret Matilda Johnson was born about 1875.
        Note: In 1870 census of Salem TWP living with Thomas Meek b: 1824 was Joseph Johnson b: about 1851.
        This is the family of Karla Diglaw
    • 129. Sarah M. Newhart was born about 1855 in Ohio.
  • 26. Rachel A. Meek was born about 1844 in Ohio. She was single and living with father in the 1850 through 1880 census.

This information was provided in part by Luana Halliday

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Tuscarawas Death Record number 2
Nathan Meek listed in index but actual record says Latham Meek, age 89, Widowed, farmer, cause of death: Gravel, died 1883 May 8, born: Green City, Pa, Parents: John and Margaret.

1840 Census Tuscarawas Co OH, Perry Twp. page 336
Nathan Meeks
1 male 40-50
1 male 30-40 (Unknown)
2 males 15-20 (Thomas plus unknown)
1 male 10-15 (Nathan)
1 male age 5-10 (Unknown)
1 female 30-40
1 female 5-10 (Mary)

1850 Wayne TWP, Monroe Co. OH Census

25 25
Nathan Meeks  52 OH, farmer
       Mary   50 OH
       Mary   18 OH
       Rachel  6 OH
26 26
Thomas Meeks 26  OH
       Maria 20  OH
       George 1  OH
27 27
Nathan Meeks   21 OH, farmer 
       Martha  18 OH
Married within the year

1860 Census, Tuscarawas Co., OH, Salem Twp. Pg. 90
28 Jun 1860

               age           sex     birthplace
Nathan Meeks   40             M        Ohio
Mary           36             F          "
Mary           25  (1835)     F          "
Rachel         17  (1843)     F          "
Julian         15  (1845)     F          "
Mary           11  (1849)     M          "

1870 Tuscarawas Co., Washington TWP, OH
Albany 149 157 1 Jul 1870

                  Sex  Race Age Birthplace  
Meek, Nathan       M    W    73   PA    No property    
Nihart, Mary       F    W    37   OH    350 200
        Julia A.   F    W    18   OH
        Sarah M    F    W    15   OH 
Meek, George W.    M    W    11   OH    
      Gresham      M    W     8   OH  
      Barbara A.   F    W     5   OH
      Amanda       F    W     2   OH
      Rachel A.    F    W    27   OH     

1880 Tuscarawas Co., Washington TWP, OH
136 138 17 Jun 1880

                Relation  Sex  Race Age Birthplace  Mar
Nathan Meek       Self     M    W    83   PA         W
     Occ: Farmer  Fa: PA    Mo: PA
Mary Nihart        Dau     F    W    47   OH         W
     Occ: Keeping House  Fa: PA    Mo: PA
Rachel A. Meek 	   Dau     F    W    36   OH         S
     Occ: At Home Fa: PA    Mo: PA
Julia A. Johnson  GDau     F    W    28   OH         W
     Occ: At Home Fa: GER.  Mo: OH
Joseph H. Johnson GGSon    M    W    5    OH         S
                  Fa: OH    Mo: OH
Margaret M. Johnson GGDau  F    W    4    OH         S
                  Fa: OH    Mo: OH

1860 Ohio Census, Tuscarawas Co., Perry Twp. 11 Jul 1860

959 979 
Thomas Meek        35       M    OH        00  50
Jane M? Meek       30       F    PA (Jane Maria or Maria Jane)
George Meek        11       F    OH
Elizabeth Meek      9       F    OH
Sarah Meek          6       F    OH
Mary Meek        11/12      F    OH (Francis in 1870)

1870 Tuscarawas Co., Salem TWP, OH
Port Washington 7 7 20 Jul 1870

Thomas Meek        45       M    OH  Farm laborer
Maria              43       F    PA
George             21       M    OH
Elizabeth          17       F    OH
Sarah C.           14       F    OH
Malinda            13       F    OH
Francis            11       F    OH
Viola               8       F    OH
Elsie               4       F    OH 
Caroline            1       F    OH
Joseph Johnson     19       M    ??

1900 U.S. Census Ohio, Tuscarawas Co, Perry TWP, ED# 128 page 12

Jonathon Morris May 1851   49 married 20 yrs 
                              Farm Laborer parents born in PA
Julie A.        May 1852   48 10 children 9-living 
                               Father born in Germany Mother born in OH
Arizona D       Sept 1881  18  Servant - House 
Leota           April 1886 14  Servant - House
Rachel B        June 1888  11  At School
Roda C          Jan 1890   10  At School
Edna M          April 1893  7
John O          Sept 1897   2

1910 Tuscarawas Co., OH

Name             Relation Age Birth Place 
Johnathon Morris Head     57  Ohio 1853   
Julia A          Wife     56  Ohio 1854
Blanche          Dau      18  Ohio 1891
John             Son      12  Ohio 1897
Mary Newhart     MIL      76  Ohio 1834