1. William Meek was born between 1790 thru 1799 according to the 1840 census. He died before 1850. He was buried at Sinking Creek Cem, Dade Co., MO. He may be the person listed in the 1840 census of Barry Co., MO. (1-1-1-0-0-0-0-1//2-1-0-0-0-1). Note: Despite indications that William was born in Kentucky there is no clear evidence. He may or may not have been in Arkansas. There were several Meek(s) families in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas and William Meek was a common name.
He married Cynthia Swagerty. (Source for surname unknown.) She was born 1798 in South Carolina. She died 27 Jun 1890 in Dade Co, MO. She was listed in the 1850-1880 censuses living with or next door to her son Thomas.
Children based on 1850 census for May (Mary) age 52 VA with daughter named Cintha age 10. It is not clear that this is Williamís family. By 1860 only Thomas is still in Dade County with mother, Cintice age 60 KY. In 1870 Cinthisa age 68 VA is living with Thomas. In 1880 Cynthia (mother) age 82 SC is still with Thomas.