1. Robert Meek came from Edinburg, Scottland and settled in Cumberland Co., PA according to an article by ELizabeth Breckenridge Meek of Bellefonte, PA published in the Democratic Watchman dated 1 May 1931. The name Robert Meek of Hopewell, (a member of the militia in 1748) is mentioned in the History of Cumberland Co., PA (Chap. 5, page 33). A letter of administration was granted 20 May, 1777 in Cumberland Co., PA according to the article which has not been verified.
Note: Contrary to popular opinion it is NOT believed that this is the same person as Robert Meek born 1732 who married Elizabeth Alexander. His name first appeared in the 1783 tax list of Washington Co., PA. Note that Robert would have been 9 years old when George was born.
DNA tests from descendants of each indicated that they were not related. However, there is insufficient genealogical proof to connect to either man. Additional DNA tests are required to establish the existence of two separate early American Meek ancestors. However, the two descendants are definitely not related.
A male descendant of George Meek born 1741 named Meek to participate in the Meek/Meeks DNA Project.
Cost may be defrayed for selected individuals based on the needs of the project.
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