Edmund Meeks

Christopher A. Meek

101. Edmund Winston Meeks was born 1796 in Albemarle Co., VA. He died 1854 in Monroe Co., VA. He married Mary Bramham 16 Feb 1819 in Albemarle., Co VA. Edmund worked as a cooper/carpenter at Monticello from 1819-1823. Edmund can also be found in the 1830 census for Albemarle Co., VA and the 1840 census for Alleghany Co., VA. He was listed in the 1850 census in Monroe Co., VA living with Horace Meeks. He died 1854 in Monroe Co., VA.
*Caution: DNA evidence suggests Edmund was not related to William son of Athe Meeks. Athe Meek was clearly in the DNA haplogroup R-L21. A descendant of Edmund has DNA indicative of haplogroup J2b.

  • 201. Mary Ann Meeks was born 1829. She married Edward Taylor.
  • 202. Horace C. Meeks was born 15 Jan 1831 in Albemarle Co., VA. He died 18 Jan 1912 in Kanawha Co., WV. He married (1) Rebecca Ann Lively 1 Nov 1849 in Monroe Co., WV according to marriage record for Harris Meeks. She was born 19 Sep 1830 in Amherst Co., VA. They were listed in the 1850 census of Monroe Co., VA. (Name: Horace Meeks age 19 Virginia.) He served in the Confederate Army in Capt. G. B. Chapman's Virginia Light Artillery from 1861-1865. Rebecca Meeks was listed in the 1880 census of Monroe Co., WV. age 48 living with Hugh Ballard. Note: The following represents a complex genealogical picture as Horace appears to have used different names at different times.
    • 301. Catherine Meeks
    • 302. Sarah Elizabeth was born about 1850. She married a John C. Legg 25 Jun 1871. They had one son named Ulysses Grant Legg born 1874 among others. In the 1910 census of Kanawha Co., WV with Grant Legg is Jacob Meeks age 76, grandfather.
    • 303. Margaret A. Meeks was born about 1853
    • 304. Edmond Winston Meeks was born about 1855
    • 305. Baby Meeks was born about 1856
    • 306. Baby Meeks was born about 1857
    • 307. Jane Meeks was born about 1857
    • 308. Mary A. Meeks was born about 1859
    • 309. Elmira Meeks was born about 1860
    • 310. Emma Susan Meeks was born about 1865

    Horace married (2) Margaret Tickle about 1870. She was born Sep 1840 in North Carolina. Margaret married (1) Floyd Meadows 29 Jan 1860 and they had a daughter Frances Meadows. Frances married a John R. Monday 11 May 1871 and they had a child Viola M. Monday, b 1879. Margaret married (3) George W. Thomas 21 Jun 1874. They were listed in the 1880 Jackson Co., WV. Also listed as step children were Wm. M. Meeks age 8, Martha Meeks age 6, and Francis Meeks age 5. Listed as a grandchild was Viola M. Munday.
    • 311. Harrison Marion Meeks was born 2 Mar 1872 in West Virginia. He died 4 Feb 1942 in Dunbar, WV. His death certificated names his father as Jacob Meeks. He is believed to be the same person as William M. Meeks in the 1880 census with Margaret and George Thomas. He married Virginia Lee Baldwin in 1894. He was listed in the 1880 Census of Jackson Co., WV. He was listed in the 1900 to 1920 Censuses of Putnam Co., WV.
      • 402. Clyde Meeks was born 1895. He died 1965.
      • 403. Herbert Harley Meeks was born 1898. He died 1969.
      • 404. Delbert Carl Meeks was born 1900. He died 1974.
      • 405. Dennis Meeks was born 1903.
      • 406. Charles Meeks was born 1904. He died 1970.
      • 407. Lawrence Arnold Meeks was born 18 Nov 1913 in Plymouth, WV. He died 15 Aug 2004. He married Dove Zewanan Judy 1937 in Charleston, WV. He made statements to family that his grandfather was Horace Meeks.
        • 501. Lawrence A. Meeks *DNA kit#166363 Haplogroup J2b.
      • 408. Clarence Meeks was born 1917. He died 1989.
    • 312. Martha M. Meeks was born 9 Jan1873. She died 28 Jan 1942. She married Silas L. Painter. Martha's death certificate lists her father name as Jake. and mother as Margaret Thomas.
    • 313. Francis Meeks was born 1875.

    Horace married (3) Almira Pontsler 17 Mar 1872 according to marriage records. She was born 19 Sep 1849 in Washington Co., PA. They were listed in the 1880 Census of Putnam Co., WV (Name: H. C. Meeks age 50 Virginia). They were listed in the 1900 census of Kanawha Co., WV as Harris C. Meeks age 69 and wife Elmira age 50. Horace was listed in the 1910 census of Kanawha Co., WV named Jacob Meeks living with grandson, Grant Legg. The following children listed in the 1880 census.
    • 314. Minerva Meeks was born about 1865.
    • 315. Kara Meeks was born about 1871.
    • 316. Rosa Meeks was born about 1874.
    • 317. Cora B Meeks was born about 1877.
    • 318. Sylvanus E Meeks was born about 1880.
    • 319. Thomas B Meeks was born about 1886.
    • 320. William Meeks was born about 1889.
  • 203. Silburn Meeks was born 1838 in Monroe Co., VA. Horace married Mary C. Ripley
Information provided in part by Larry Meeks

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