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.
Information provided in part by George Meek and Kerri Jack.
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