30. John Meek was born about 1707 (source unknown).
He was not listed in Maryland parish records and his connection to Guy Meek is questionable.
Augusta Co., VA court records first mention John Meek along with Thomas Meek in an attachment to a petetion for a road by the in habitants of Little River in Calf Pasture dated 6 Aug 1750. Researchers have been unable to find any records of land owned by John Meek. On 18 Feb 1761 William Guy posted a bond as administrator of the estate of John Meeks (Chalkley Vol III, p.61). A subsequent enter dated 15 April 1761 lists the personal property including a box of shoemakers tools.
A descendant of John Meek has taken a Y-DNA test which shows that John Meek was related to several other early Meek ancestors known as Group C in the DNA Project. As of January 1, 2012 16 men have taken the Y-DNA 37 marker test. They represent an unknown number of American ancestors and one ancestor in Ireland whose family did not migrate to America. There are no connecting paper trails with the exception of four men who descend from two sons of Thomas Meek born 1707 who married Ann and who lived in Washington Co., MD.
The results for the four descendants of Thomas Meek allow for the establishment of an ancestral hyplotype (37 STR markers) for Thomas Meek. That ancestral hyplotype is essentially the same as if it were calculated for all 16 men in this group. The conclusion is that these 16 men shared a common Meek ancestor. Who that ancestor was or when he lived is not revealed by DNA.
Although there is only one proven descendant John Meek born 1707 who has undergone DNA testing there is one other likely descendant. John Meek born 1707 and Thomas Meek born 1708 were related. However, there is no evidence that they were brothers and DNA and DNA does not prove that they were even closely related.
The 16 men who took the DNA test are designated Group C in the Meek/Meeks DNA Project. One man in the group also had a test on Y-DNA SNP markers. The terminal SNP to date is R-L21. However not all downstream SNPs have been tested. The downstream SNPs M222 and L159.2 were negative. L21 is a common SNP carried by men in England, Scotland and Ireland.
Some of John's children are mentioned in court records concerning the gaudianship of the minor children. See Lyman Chalkley's Cronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia.