William B. Meek



By Christopher A. Meek

16. William B. Meek was born 30 Jun 1829 in Greenup Co., KY. He was listed with his brother John in the 1850 census. He married Julia A. Tumbleson 11 Jul 1850 in Greenup County. She was born 29 Sep 1828. She died 20 Oct 1902. They were listed in the 1860 census of Jackson Co., MO.

William enlisted in the Company C, 7th MO Infantry, CSA. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Helena AK on 4 Jul 1863 and sent to the federal prison at Alton, IL where he died of an infection 23 December 1863. (Information provided by Robert H. Meek.) Julia was listed in the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Greenup Co., KY with her children.

Williamís connection to his likely father James Meek is based solely on proximity. Proximity does not prove a relationship. DNA from a descendant suggests that William Meek was related to the Meek family living in Johnson Co., KY during this same period. DNA from a descendant of John Meek born 1820, the assumed brother of William, does not match the Johnson County Meek family or any other Meek family. Since Williamís connection to James Meek is not proven caution is advised regarding his relationship with John Meek, James Meek or any other Meek in Greenup County.

  • 141. James R. Meek was born 28 Mar 1853 in Kentucky.
  • 142. Lucinda J. Meek was born 27 Nov 1854 in Kentucky.
  • 143. Mary A. Meek was born 9 Aug 1856 in Kentucky.
  • 144. George W. Meek was born 12 May 1858 in Missouri.
  • 145. John F. Meek was born 23 Apr 1860 in Missouri. He married Catherine Pugh 1 Jan 1885. They were listed in the 1900 and 1910 censuses of Greenup Co., KY. They were listed in the 1920 and 1930 censuses of Scioto Co., OH. In 1930 they were living with her daughter, Hazel.
    • 241. Maud Meek was born Mar 1886 in Greenup Co., KY.
    • 242. Effie Meek was born Feb 1888 in Greenup Co., KY.
    • 243. John Bernice Meek was born 15 Jun 1891 in Greenup Co., KY according to his draft card. He married Ethel W. _____. They were listed in the 1920 and 1930 censuses of Scioto Co., OH.
      • 341. Harry Meek was born about 1915 in Ohio.
      • 342. Kathleen Meek was born about 1917 in Ohio.
      • 343. John W. Meek was born about 1921 in Ohio.
      • 344. Robert Henry Meekwas born about 1922 in Ohio.
        • 411. Robert Henry Meek *DNA Kit #191331
      • 345. Roberta Meek was born about 1924 in Ohio.
      • 346. Lorana Meek was born about 1928 in Ohio.
    • 244. May Meek was born Apr 1893 in Greenup Co., KY. She is not listed in the 1910 census.
    • 245. Bessie Meek was born Mar 1895 in Greenup Co., KY.
    • 246. Julia Meek was born May 1899 in Greenup Co., KY. She is not listed in the 1910 census.
    • 247. Fred Meek was born about 1900 in Greenup Co., KY.
    • 248. Robert Meek was born about 1904 in Greenup Co., KY.
    • 249. Hazel Meek was born about 1907 in Greenup Co., KY. She married John Gehringer. They were listed in the 1930 census of Scioto Co., OH.
    • 250. Mable Meek was born about 1909 in Greenup Co., KY. She is not listed in the 1920 census.
    • 251. Ruth Meek was born about 1910 in Greenup Co., KY.
  • 146. Sterling P. Meek was born 4 Jan 1862 in Missouri. He married Belle _____ about 1886. She was born Aug 1863 in Kentucky. They were listed in the 1900 census of Scioto, OH. in 1910 Belle was remarried to James Robison and is listed with her two children by Sterling.
    • 256. Sterling P. Meek was born Apr 1890 in Kentucky.
    • 257. Elsie Meek was born Sep 1893 in Kentucky.

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 Robert H. Meek.

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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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