13. Jonathan Meek was born about 1814 in Pennsylvania. He died before 1870. He came to Tuscarawas Co., OH before 1840.
He is listed in the 1840 census, Tuscarawas Co., OH Perry TWP. Listed on the same page is Nathan and Thomas.
He is listed in the 1850 census, Tuscarawas Co., OH Perry TWP. Living next door is Thomas Meek.
He is listed in the 1860 census, Tuscarawas Co., OH Perry TWP. Living next door is Thomas Meek.
He married Margaret Gardner 4 Jun 1839 in Tuscarawas Co., OH. She was born about 1815. She was the daughter of David Gardner from Maryland. (Source: "The Gardners of Perry Township" Tuscarawas County, Ohio written by Charles F. Gardner.) The 1870 census of Tuscarawas Co., Perry TWP list Margaret Meek age 53, born in Pennsylvania. She is listed with two children, Clara, age 16, and Margaret, age 14.
Assuming that our information is correct, Jonathan in the 1840 census had one male child under five. This indicates the existence of an additional child not listed in the 1850 census. Also listed in the 1840 census is somebody's mother born between 1770 and 1780.
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Jonathan Meek 36 M PA Real 1200 Margaret 35 F PA Elizabeth A. 8 F OH Mary E. 7 F OH Amanda 6 F OH David 3 M OH Angeline 1 F OH Franis A. Tucker 9 M OH
Jonathan Meek 47 M PA Real 3750 1230 Margaret 35 F PA Ellen 18 F OH Amanda J. 16 F OH David 12 M OH Angeline 10 F OH Eliza 8 F OH Caroline 6 M OH Samantha 4 F OH
Meek, Margaret age 53 PA Clara age 16 OH Margaret age 14 OH This may be Jonathan's widow. Living near by is Meek, David age 23 Jemima ? age 20 Catherine J age 4/12 Also living near by is Meek, Amelia age 49 OH Francis F age 11 This may be the widow of Thomas, brother of Jonathan.1880 Ohio Census, Tuscarawas Co., Perry Twp. 4 Jun 1880
Fidrick, David 80 self Mary 80 wife Meek, David 32 self Jemima 30 wife Catherine 10 dau Emma 7 dau Alverta 5 dau Warner 2 son