12. William Meek died 5 Apr 1832 in Johnson Co., KY. He married Judith Popplewell 18 May 1807 in Wayne Co., KY (source unknown) She was the daughter of Isaac Popplewell and Elizabeth Flint. She was born about 1785 in Virginia. They resided Johnson Co., KY.
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1860 census of Johnson Co., KY lists John Meek born about 1800 living with William Ward born 1791.
HISTORY OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, E. Polk Johnson, three volumes, Lewis Publishing Co., New York & Chicago, 1912. Common version, Vol. III, pp. 1304-06. Johnson County. REV. ZEPHANIAH MEEK. The life of the Rev. Zephaniah Meek demonstrates that if a man is determined to rise in the world there is nothing that can prevent it, and as an illustration of this a sketch of his career will be of use and therefore beneficial to all young men. Rev. Meek was born in Johnson county, Kentucky, on April 4, 1833, the son of Isaac and Sarah (Ward) Meek, natives of Virginia, the former born August 20, 1810, and died in Johnson county, Kentucky, October 28, 1878, and the latter, born October 1, 1811, and died July 9, 1880. Isaac Meek came to Kentucky when young with his parents, who settled in Johnson County and later went to Arkansas, where they made a home, the father of Isaac being William Meek. Isaac grew to manhood in Johnson county, Kentucky, married there and settled at the mouth of Greasy Creek, where he made a home for the remainder of his life. His wife was the daughter of Shadrach and Louisa Ward, and was a woman of strong mind and great force of character, of sweet Christian spirit, a model of industry, thrift and economy, rearing a large family of sons and daughters. Amid pioneer surroundings in the hills of northeastern Kentucky, our subject, Zephaniah Meek, the second son, grew to manhood. He had few opportunities for an education in his boyhood, but he supplemented the lack of high school and academies by reading and studying the best books he could borrow, and by systematic study he was at the age of thirty superior in knowledge and mental culture to almost anyone his age in his native county. His religious independence in early youth was so marked as to cause him to pass the door of the church of his own people to enter communion with one more liberal and broad in doctrine and discipline. In early life he taught school and during those days married Mary Jane Davis, a member of an honorable pioneer family of Sandy Valley.