Meek-Meeks Family

of Casey Co., KY

By Christopher A. Meek

1. John Meek(s) was born between 1790 and 1800. He was listed in the 1830 census of Casey Co., KY (3-1-0-0-0-1///1-0-2-0-0-1) as John Meek. He was listed in the 1840 census of Casey Co., KY (0-1-1-3-0-0-1///1-1-1-0-2) as John Meeks. It is not clear if his wife survived to 1840 as the two oldest females age 20 to 30 are likely daughters. The census suggests he had five sons and five daughters before 1840. In addition to #11 John C. Meeks below William R. Meeks had census notations indicating he was born in Casey Co., KY about 1825.
THIS IS SPECULATION about how the different men in Casey County might match John's early census records.
1830 census
1820-1825 1 male
1825-1830 3 males
1840 census
1820-1825 3 males May be James b: @1824, William b: @1825, Robert b: @ 1825
1825-1830 1 male May be John b: @ 1828 #11 below
1830-1835 1 male May be Jackson b: @1835 or Andrew b: @1836
Also in later records was Isaac Meeks born about 1844.

In the 1850 census Jackson Meek age 15 and Isaac Meek age 6 are listed with Jesse Smith age 27 and Amanda Smith age 46. Amanda cannot be ruled out as the widow of John Meek #1 above. In the 1870 census Jesse Smith and Amanda are listed living next to Delia and the children of James Meek born about 1824.

Caution – Not all of these connections are proven.