Early Settlers of Iowa

Came to Iowa between 1830 and 1870


By Christopher A. Meek

Following is a collection of genealogies about families named Meek(s) who were early settlers in Iowa. These are based in part on my own research. However, not all information is documented. The earlest settlers came from Ohio and Indiana. The majority of families can be traced back to SW Pennsylvania in the mid 1700's. If you have any questions, E-mail Chris Meek.

From Ohio

Van Buren County SW PA>OH>IA

William Meek b: 1784 PA, son of Robert Meek of Brooke Co., WV
Several sons
S. G. Meek b: 1798 VA, (Connection to other families unknown.)

Lee County SW PA>OH>IA

Johnson Meek b: 1805 WV, son of William Meek, son of Robert Meek

Washington County SW PA>OH>IA

Robert Meek b: 1789 WV, son of Samuel Meek, son of Robert Meek
Garrett Meek b: 1809, son of Samuel Meek, son of Robert Meek
John A. Meek(s) b: 1818, (Connection to other families unknown.)

Marion County SW PA>OH>IA

Isaac Meek b: 1795 WV, son of Isaac Meek of Smithfield TWP, Jefferson Co., OH
John Meek b: 1832 PA, son of Thomas Meek born 1799 PA

Scott County, Mt. Pleasant SW PA>OH>IA

Aaron Meek b: 1814, son of Jacob Meek, son of Isaac Meek.

Decatur County SW PA>OH>IA

Richard Meek b: 1836 OH, son of David Meek, son of Richard Meek
George Meek b: 1842 OH, son of David Meek, son of Richard Meek

Polk County SW PA>OH>IA

Lafayette Meek b: 1830 OH, son of S. G. Meek of Van Buren County.

Hamilton County - OH>IA

Basil Meeks b: 1796 PA, (From Bern TWP, Fairfield Co., OH.)

Jones County - OH>IA

Basel Meeks b: 1820 OH, (From Hocking TWP, Fairfield Co., OH.)
John Meeks b: 1819 PA, (From Hocking TWP, Fairfield Co., OH.)
Jacob Meek b: 1819 PA, (From Meigs Co., OH.)

Benton County

Basel M. Meeks born 1856 s/o Basel Meek born 1820
(See also Jones County.)

Hardin County

Barton Meek born 1827 s/o Richard Meek born 1801

Boone County - OH>IA

Samuel Meek born 1821 Ohio (1860-1880)

Guthrie/Dallas County - OH>IN>IA

Alfred Meek born 1811 Ohio (1870)
Ephrian Meek born 1848 Ohio (1880)

Davis County - OH>IA

John W. Meek born 1828 Ohio (1860 & 1870)

Fremont County - OH>IA

Isiah Meek born 1831 Ohio (1880) son of George, s/o William, s/o Samuel b: 1732
William H. Meek born 1843 Ohio (1870-1880) son of John, s/o Richard b: 1790

From Indiana

Jasper County SW PA>KY>IN>IA

Levi Meek b: 1821 KY, son of Jeremiah Meek, s/o Bazil Meek, s/o John Meek
Stephen Meek b: 1824 KY, son of Jeremiah Meek, s/o Bazil Meek, s/o John Meek
William Meek b: 1808, son of Jeremiah L. Meek, son of Jacob Meek

Jefferson County SW PA>KY>IN>IA

Franklin Meek b: 1815 IN, son of Jeremiah L. Meek, son of Jacob Meek

Wapello County SW PA>KY>IN>IA

James G. Meek b: 1834, son of William, s/o Jeremiah L. Meek, s/o Jacob Meek

Hardin County SW PA>KY>IN>IA

Irvin Reed Meek b: 1844 IN, son of Lorenzo D. Meek, s/o John Meek, s/o John Meek

Dallas County

Isaac Meek born 1818 Indiana (1860 - Returned to Indiana before 1870)

Warren County

Davis Meek born 1802 Kentucky (1860)
Joseph T. Meek born 1822 Indiana (1860 & 1870)
William P. Meek born 1826 Indiana (1870)

Marshall County

Joseph Meeks born 1820 Indiana (1860)

From Unknown

Polk County

John Meek b: 1812 PA

From Unknown - Likely not associated with Iowa long

Louisa County

Barton Meek born 1828 Ohio
(See Hardin County)

Clinton County

David Meek born 1838 Ohio (1860)
Hamilton Meek born 1835 PA (1860)

Clinton County

Jacob Meeks born 1810 Greene Co., PA (1870) son of Elisha Meek
(Listed in 1880 Benton Co., IA census.)

Benton County

Jacob Meeks born 1810 Greene Co., PA s/o Elisha Meek
(See also Clinton County.)

Scott County

Henry Meeks born 1802 Germany (1850)

See Iowa census records for names without genealogies (without hyper-links).

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