John Meek

Greenup Co., KY


By Christopher A. Meek

12. John Meek about 1820 in Kentucky. He died Jan 1887 in Cheyenne, WY. He married Elizabeth Ann Barney 18 Oct 1848 in Greenup Co., KY. Her parents were Thomas Marion Barney and Barbara Ann Schaeffer. She was born 31 Oct 1822. She died 25 Dec 1907 in Bonner Co., ID. They were listed in the 1850 census of Greenup Co., KY. They were listed in the 1860 census of Jackson Co., MO. They were listed in the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Lafayette Co., MO.

Johnís connection to his likely father James Meek is based solely on proximity. Proximity does not prove a relationship. The relationship, if any, between James Meek and Joseph Meek is unknown. Since Joseph appears to have been old enough to have fathered all the men named Meek in Greenup County, except James, he cannot be ruled out as the father John Meek. At the current time this genealogy assumes that James Meek was the father of John Meek, William Meek and other men living in Greenup Co., KY. That may not be true.

DNA from descendants of both John Meek born about 1820 and his assumed brother William Meek reveals that the descendants are not related. There are possible explanations for this conflict which would not necessarily impact the validity of the earlier genealogical information. Therefore additional DNA tests are required to explain the conflict and to determine how the DNA information impacts the genealogical information. DNA from the descendant of John Meek may or may not represent the descendants of James Meek.

  • 111. Mary C. Meek was born about 1842 in Kentucky. She was listed with her parents in the 1850 census.
  • 112. Thomas Barney Meek was born 27 Apr 1848 in Kentucky. He died 6 Sep 1929 in Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA. He married Augusta Ann McClure in 1870 in Missoti, KY. She was born 9 Sep 1845 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN. She died 24 Apr 1921 in Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA. Her parents were Eli McClure and Martha Grayless. They were listed in the 1880 census of Laramie, WY. They were listed in the 1900-1910 censuses of Sonoma Co., CA. They were listed in the 1920 census of Mendocino Co., CA with son August.
    • 211. Mary Etta Meek was born 20 Dec 1871 in Lafayette Co., MO. She died 20 Jul 1949 in Sonoma Co., CA. She married George Rickman 21 Jun 1895.
    • 212. William Edward Meek was born 12 Jan 1876 in Wyoming. He died 24 Nov 1942 in Alameda, CA. He married Alice Hall.
    • 213. Tina O. Meek was born May 1879 in Wyoming. She married Raife W. Hawes.
    • 214. Thomas Barney Meek was born 18 Mar 1885 in Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY. He died 22 Jan 1962 in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., CA. He married Margaret Isabelle Cavers 17 Oct 1907 in Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA. She was born 11 Apr 1889 in San Francisco, CA. She died 7 Jul 1977 in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., CA. She was the daughter of George W. Cavers and Anna Marinda Lee. They were listed in the 1910-1920 censuses of Sonoma Co., CA. They were listed in the 1930 census of Mendocino Co., CA.
      • 311. George Thomas Meek was born 6 Sep 1908 in Windsor, CA. He died 23 Nov 1934 in Lakeport, CA. He married Mae Bechtol. She was born 17 Feb 1909 in Ukiah, CA. She was the daughter of Frank Lewis Bechtol and Zinna Hill.
        • 401. George Lewis Meek was born 3 Feb 1933 in Lakeport, CA. He married Sandra June Behneke in Ukiah, CA. She was born 28 Dec 1937 in Rockford, MN. She was the daughter of William Behneke and Frieda Julia Anna Geisinger.
          • 501. George Taylor Meek was born 15 Feb 1956 in Ukiah, CA. He married Dawna Louise Long 31 Aug 1975 in Ukiah, CA. She was born 29 Jun 1957 in Dinuba, CA. She was the daughter of Oren C. Long and Barbara Palido. *DNA Kit #70461
            • 601. Taylor James Meek was born 3 May 1983 in Whitefish, MT.
          • 502. Robin Lewis Meek was born 30 May 1957 in Ukiah, CA.
          • 503. Mark Frank Meek was born 11 May 1960 in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., CA. He married Petra Wigle 4 Feb 1984 in Kalispell, MT. She was born 25 Aug 1964 in Kalispell, MT.
      • 312. Roy Elmer Meek was born 12 May 1910 in Healdsburg, CA. He died 9 Jun 1995 in Burney, CA. He married Ethel ______.
      • 313. Dorothy Mae Meek was born 23 May 1914 in Healdsburg, CA. She died 1996 in Ukiah, CA. She married Albert Taylor Bechtol. He was born 27 Apr 1906. He died 16 Jun 1986 in Ukiah, CA.
      • 314. William Meek was born 28 Jul 1917 in Raymond, WA. He married Marjorie Wilburn. She was born 19 Jul 1917 in Fortuna, CA. She died Feb 1984 in Ukiah, CA.
      • 315. Robert Arthur Meek was born 16 Dec 1925 in Upperlake, CA. He married Isobel Chibonti.
    • 215. August Avery Meek was born 16 Jun 1886 in Colorado. He died 13 Jul 1964 in San Bernardino, CA. He married Isabelle _____. He was listed in the 1920 census of Mendocino Co., CA listed as single.
    • 216. Harry Vernon Meek was born 10 Mar 1893 in Oregon. He died 8 Jul 1963 in San Joaquin, CA. He is head of household living alone with his father in the 1920 census of Sonoma Co., CA.
    • 217. Child died before 1900
  • 113. Robert Mason Meek was born 1 Feb 1850 in Kentucky. He died 21 Nov 1921 in Kansas City, MO. He married Sarah Permelia Oldham. She was the daughter of William Oldham and Nancy Webb. She was born 25 Jan 1850 in Lone Jack, Johnson Co., MO. She died 30 1916 Jan in Sibley, MO. They were listed in the 1880 census of Clay TWP, Fayette Co., MO. Also living with them was Nancy Frisley, age 12. They were listed in the 1900 census of Ft Osage TWP, Jackson Co., MO.
    • 221. Laura Belle Meek was born 5 Apr 1873 in Wellington, Lafayette Co., MO. She died 31 May 1944 in Jackson Co. MO. She married Charles Alexander Neill 19 Oct 1891 in Independence, MO. the son of William Neill and Louisa Silvers He was born 16 Mar 1868. He died 5 Mar 1948 in Kansas City, MO.
    • 222. John William Meek was born 1 Apr 1875 in Missouri. He was listed with his parents in the 1900 census. He married Mary Ann Sammons. She was born in Wellington, Lafayette Co., MO.
      • 321. Sarah Permelia Meek
      • 322. Lula Meek married Ernest Skinner.
      • 323. John Connie Meek married Warren G. Tadlock.
      • 324. Hazel Meek married Ray Holman.
      • 325. Birdie Pearl Meek
    • 223. Georgia Meek was born about 1878. Listed in 1880 census.
    • 224. Nona F. Meek was born about 1880. Listed in 1880 census.
    • 225. Lou Dora Meek was born Jun 1883 in Missouri. She was listed with her parents in the 1900 census.
    • 226. Robert F. Meek was born 22 Aug 1889 in Missouri. He died 6 Jul 1950 in Jackson Co. Mo. He was listed with his parents in the 1900 and 1910 censuses. He married Edna Niedig. She died in 1952.
      • 331. Herbert Mason Meek was born 7 Jul 1913 in Kansas City, MO. He was also known as Cotton Meek. He married (1) Terri Leigh Blood.
        • 421. Herbert Mason Meek was born 3 Jun 1942 in Kansas City, MO. He died 10 Oct 1969 in Independence, MO. He was raised by Grandmother Edna Alice.
        He married (2) Marrieta Harris. He married (3) Laverne Smith.
        • 422. Melody Gayle Meek was born in San Antonio TX.
        • 423. Silver Tyrene Meek was born 19 Dec 1957 in Berstran AFB, Austin.
      • 332. N. Francis Meek
      • 333. Thelma Meek
      • 334. Robert Lee Meek
      • 335. Ruby Meek
  • 114. John Meek was born about 1853 in Kentucky. He died 7 Mar 1947 in Kansas City, MO.
  • 115. James M. Meek was born about 1854 in Kentucky.
  • 116. Nancy Meek was born about 1855 in Missouri.
  • 117. Sarah Elizabeth Frances Meek was born 1 May 1860 in Missouri. She died 18 Dec 1935 in Blue River, ID. She married George Oldham.

Disclaimer: This genealogy was prepared by the author using undocumented and/or unverified sources. Some facts presented here MAY NOT be correct. Never accept as factual any information you find in a library, the Internet or from other genealogist unless it is supported by documentation. Documentation DOES NOT include the undocumented genealogies of other people including those on this web site.

Information provided in part by George Meek and Kerri Jack.

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Census records

1810
James Meek 1-0-1-1-0//1-0-0-1-0-4

1820
James Meek 4-1-0-0-1//1-0-1-0

1830
James Meek 3-1-1-1-0-0-0-1//0-2-1-0-0-1

1840
James Meek 0-1-1-2-0-0-0-0-1//2-0-1-1-1-0-0-1
Joseph Meek 50-60//0-0-0-0-1 (surname difficult to read)
Samuel Meek 0-0-0-0-1//2-0-0-0-1

1850 KY Greenup District 1

194 198
James Meek 24 KY
Eliza 23 KY
Thomas E. 1 KY
Mary F. 4/12 KY

237 241
Joseph Meek M 57 KY
Dysey 27 F KY

258 262
John Meek 30 M KY
Elizabeth 28 F KY
Mary C 8 F KY
Thomas 1 M KY
William 20 M KY
Julian  21 F KY

259 263
Suter Meek M 27 KY
Mary 25 F  KY 
J. W. 3 M KY
Mary A. 3 F KY

260 264
James Meek 76 M VA
Mary 57 F KY
Mary 15 F KY
Abigail 25 F KY
Amanda 13 F KY

182 186
Samuel Meek 37 KY
Hannah 39 KY
Margaret Lovejoy 14
Emily Lovejoy 14
Sarah 9
Mary 7
Lewis 6
Samuel 4
Godfrey 1

1860 KY Greenup
113 113
James Meek 33 KY
Mary J. 22 
Ann 6
? Fe 2/12
114 115
James Meek Sr. 87 VA
Mary 60 KY
Arnigale 34 KY

1860 MO Jackson Blue TWP
730 670
John Meek 40 M KY
Elizabeth 39 F KY
Thomas 11 M KY
Robert 10 M KY
John 7 M KY
James M. 6 M KY
Nancy 5 F MO
George 3 M MO
Frances 1/12 F MO

1860 MO Jackson Div 35
1656 1718
William Meeks 31 KY
Julia A. 31 KY
James R. 7 KY
Lucy J. 5 KY
Mary 4 KY
George W. 3 MO
John 1/12 MO

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