Meeker Family Genealogy Forum
I have a little info. Her ancestors.
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Prepared by: George Emil Meeker Jr.
1. John Meeker (John, 3). Born, 1703. Died, 1730, in Elizabeth, Essex
Co., NJ. Will Made: 24 Dec 1730, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ. Prob of Est: 22
Mar 1729/0, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ. Occupation: Cooper. Will of.
children-Joanna, Rebekah and Mary, all under age. Expected child. Real and
personal estate. Executors-wife, Joanna, and relatives, Robert Ogden, Esq., and
James Meeker. Witnesses-Samuel Whitehead, Joseph Chandler, Stephen Hindes.
Proved March 22, 1730 Lib. B, p. 198.
He married Joanna Ogden (2), 1725. Children:
i. Joanna Meeker. Born, 1726, in Essex Co., NJ. Died, 1770.
She married Nathan Baldwin, son of John Baldwin.
ii. Rebekah Meeker. Born, 1727, in Essex Co., NJ. She married
iii. Mary Meeker. Born, circa 1729. Died, 1768. She married
Amos Potter, son of Samuel Potter, before 1761.
iv. John Meeker. Born, circa 1731, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ.
Died, 23 Mar 1768, in Westfield, Essex Co., NJ. Will Made: 12
Mar 1768, in Elizabeth Bor., Essex Co., NJ. Prob of Est: 6 Apr
1768, in Elizabeth Bor., Essex Co., NJ. Occupation: Cooper. He
married Phebe Clark, daughter of Jotham Clark, 1754. Will of.
Wife, Phebe 1/3 the moveables, and use of 2/3 of the lands.
Sons, John (not 14) and Jotham, my lands. If the child my wife
is big with be a boy, then it is to have its share of land.
Refers to a legacy left him by his uncle, Joseph Ogden.
Daughters, Sarah Meeker, Rhoda Meeker, Phebe Meeker, Joanna
Meeker, and to the child my wife goes with, the residue, when
they are 18. Executors--friends Recompence Stanberry, and James
Bounnel. Witnesses--Samuel Hicks, Lawrence De Camp, Samuel Stell
Coberly. Proved April 6, 1768. Lib. I, p. 228.
2. Joanna Ogden, daughter of Joseph Ogden and Joanna Baker. Born, 2
She married, first, John Meeker (1).
She married, second, John Alling (Allen).
She married, third, Baker.
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3. John Meeker (William (Goodman) (Mecar) Sr., 5). Born, 7 Sep 1666,
in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Died, 1730, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ.
Will Made: 18 Feb 1729/0, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ. Prob of Est: 22 Mar
1729/0, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ. Occupation: Mariner/Yeoman. Will of.
Granddaughters-Sarah Griffing, Rebekah Whitehead, Hannah Talmadge. Daughter,
Eunice Meeker. Sons-Robert, james and David. Grandson, John Meeker, only son of
son John, deceased. Lands joining lands of Mr. John Thompson, Thomas Squire,
James Hindes. Executors-sons Robert and James, and brother-in-law, robert
Ogden, Esq. Witnesses-John Hinds. Leonard Miles, Stephen Hindes. Proved March
22, 1730. 1731, April 21. Robert ogden did depose that he did ask the testator
who should enjoy the lands of David Meeker till he came of age, and he said his
son James should enjoy David's part. Lib. B, p. 200. 1730-1, March 17.
Inventory of personal estate, L108.05; made by Benjamin Bond and John Thompson.
He married Hannah Ogden (4), 1692. Children:
i. Hannah Meeker. Born, 1693. Died, 1727, in Essex Co., NJ.
She married Dan Talmadge.
ii. Robert Meeker. Born, 1699. Died, 1771, in Elizabeth, Essex
Co., NJ. Prob of Est: 23 Mar 1771, in Elizabeth, Essex Co.,
NJ. Intestate. Adm'r --Stephen Meeker.
Fellowbondsman-William Garthwait. Lib. K, p. 321.
1 iii. John Meeker.
iv. James Meeker Sr.. Born, 1709, in Essex Co., NJ. Died, 11 Jan
1777. Burial in CT Farm, NJ. He married Mary Crockeron,
1736. RWS, MM, N.J.
v. David Meeker. Born, 1713, in Elizabeth Bor., Essex Co., NJ.
Died, 1787, in Elizabeth Bor., Essex Co., NJ. Will Made: 1 Mar
1787, in Elizabeth Bor., Essex Co., NJ. Prob of Est: 15 Jun
1787, in Elizabeth Bor., Essex Co., NJ. Occupation: Yeoman.
He married Elizabeth Marsh, daughter of Joshua Marsh and
Sarah , 1736. Resided on Springfield Road west of
Connecticut Farms. Will of, Daughters, Elizabeth Meeker & Mary
Meeker, use of the house, while they are single, and a cow to
each; also L30 each. Son, John, L5. Grandson, Daniel Meeker, 5
shillings. Grandson, Samuel Meeker, 5 shillings. Daughter,
Susanah Ayres, L5. Son, MIchael, my lands. Executors--friends,
Benjamin Scudder & Captn Jonas Wade. Witnesses--Matthias Meeker,
David Headly, Thomas Woodruff. Proved Oct. 22. 1787 Lib. 29,
vi. Eunice Meeker. Born, circa 1717, in Elizabeth, NJ. Died, 28
Feb 1762, in Elizabeth, NJ. Burial in Elizabeth, NJ. She
married, first, Thomas Morris. She married, second, Henry
Pierson, circa 1733.
vii. Meeker. Born in Essex Co., NJ. She married
viii. Meeker. Born in Essex Co., NJ. She married
ix. Meeker. Born in Essex Co., NJ. She married
4. Hannah Ogden (Jonathan, 7).
She married John Meeker (3).
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5. William (Goodman) Meeker (Mecar) Sr. (Albert (possibly), 9). Born,
1620, in Leamington, Warwickshire, England. Died, Dec 1690, in Elizabeth, Essex
Co., NJ. Prob of Est: 9 Dec 1690, in Essex Co., NJ. Occupation:
Loader-to-mill. Came from England aboard the "Abigail" about 1630 to Mass. Bay,
and thence removed to New Haven colony by the first of july, 1644; removed to
Newark, NJ, then known as Elizabethtown Point, New Jersey in 1644. Presented a
tract of land at Llyons Farms by the people of Elizabethtown and Newark,
appreciating his fidelity to their interests. Extracted from New Haven Colony
Records 1638 - 1649
The commissions do think it fitt to advise every general court that they
would see thatt every man may keepe by him a good gun and sword, one pound of
pouder with foure pounds of shott, with match or flints sutable, to be ready
upon all ocations, and to be carefully viewed foure tymes a yeare at least. And
that over and above this, every generall court do see that they keep a stock of
pouder, shott and match every by them. And it is conceived by the commissioners
that one hundred pounds of pouder and foure hundred pounds of shott, with match
suitable, at least, be provided for every hundred men thorow all the United
Colonies of New England. Att. a Court held att Newhaven the 4th of January 1643
Isaack Whitehead, Will Mecar, Thomas Powell, Tymothy Forde, Goodma Hitchcock,
Rich: Webb, Phillipp Leake, Bro: Elsey, Jonathan Marsh, Ricd Beach, John
Lawrenson, Robt. Emery, Will Iles, Hen: Gibbons, Tho Robinso, Nicholas
Gennings, Tho: Yale, John Hill, Bro Lamson, find each is for late coming to
Will Mecar find 1s for want of shott and pouder, and Edward Chipperfield
John Hunter, Will Mecar and Will Blayden find each man 1s for defect.
He married, first, Sarah J Preston, daughter of William Preston and
Elizabeth Sale, 1646, in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Born, 23 Jul 1626, in
Chesham, Co. Bucks, England. Died, before 1690, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ.
Baptism: 18 Jun 1626, in Chesham, Co. Bucks, England. Children:
i. Joseph Meeker Sr.. Born, 1648, in New Haven, New Haven
Co., CT. Died, after 1717, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ.
Occupation: Mariner. He married, first, Comfort Elizabeth
Marsh, daughter of Samuel Marsh Sr. and Comfort Mann, 18 Jun
1673, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. He married, second,
Martha , 1702. Storekeeper, landowner & planter.
ii. Benjamin Meeker. Born, 17 Mar 1648/9, in New Haven Colony,
CT. Died, 28 May 1707, in Lyons Farms, Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ.
Will Made: 28 Apr 1705, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ. Prob of
Est: 10 Jun 1709, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ. Occupation:
Carpenter/Smith. He married Elizabeth Thompson (Tomson),
daughter of Thomas Thompson (Tomson) and Mary , 18 Jun 1673,
in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. Carpenter, landowner &
planter; built the house known as the Meeker homestead at
Lyons Farms, about 1677. AUTHOR OF THE ELIZABETH PETITION
iii. Sarah Meeker. Born, 7 Feb 1652/3, in New Haven, New Haven
iv. Mary Meeker. Born, 6 Oct 1656, in New Haven, New Haven Co.,
v. Infant Meeker. Born, Dec 1663, in New Haven, New Haven Co.,
CT. Died, Dec 1663, in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.
He married, second, Hannah (6). Children:
3 vi. John Meeker.
6. Hannah .
She married William (Goodman) Meeker (Mecar) Sr. (5).
7. Jonathan Ogden (John, 10). Born, 11 Jan 1638/9. Died, 3 Jan 1731/2.
He married Rebecca Wood (8). Children:
4 i. Hannah Ogden.
ii. Jonathan Ogden. Born, 1676. Died, before 1731. He married
iii. Robert Ogden. Born, 1687. Died, 20 Nov 1733.
iv. Rebecca Ogden.
8. Rebecca Wood. Born, Nov 1648. Died, 11 Sep 1723.
She married Jonathan Ogden (7).
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9. Albert Meeker (possibly). Born, circa 1570.
He married an unknown woman. Children:
5 i. William (Goodman) Meeker (Mecar) Sr.
ii. Thomas Meeker (Possibly). Born, circa 1620, in Leamington,
Warwickshire, England. Died, circa 1669, in Fairfield, CT. Came
on the "Christian" in 1635. to Windsor, CT. Then to Fairfield,
CT. in 1659.
iii. Robert Meeker. Born, circa 1625, in Leamington,
Warwickshire, England. Died, 10 Mar 1683/4, in Fairfield,
Fairfield Co., CT. Baptism: 10 Mar 1683/4, in Fairfield,
Fairfield Co., CT. Will Made: 12 Nov 1683, in Fairfield,
Fairfield Co., CT. Prob of Est: 10 Mar 1683/4, in Fairfield,
Fairfield Co., CT. Occupation: Farmer. He married Susanna
"Susan" Tuberfield, 16 Sep 1651, in New Haven, New Haven
Co., CT. Sailed from Plymouth, England in and arrived in
Massachusetts in 1630. Removed to Quinnipiack (New Haven), Conn.
before by the first of July, 1654; removed to Fairfield by 1668.
PROGENITOR OF THE REDDING, CONN., BRANCH OF THE FAMILY. The
brother of William, Robert (d. 1683/50, had married Susan
Tubarfield on September 16, 1654 and by 1668 was living near
Fairfield, Connecticut, where he had or was to acquire a rather
large estate of three hundred and eighty-eight acres besides
interest in the "Common Lands". In his will made November 12,
1683, proved March 10, 1684/5, he named a daughter, Mary, and
two sons, Daniel and John. Robert Meeker land extended from
Sasco Beach on Long Island Sound to the northern boundry of the
town of Fairfield. The land was a mile wide and presently called
the "Gold Coast" of the east. It is thought that Robert & family
after leaving the New Haven Colony went to Elizabethtown for a
short time & then to NY & on to the Coast before settling in
Fairfield Colony of CT. At that time New Haven Colony & CT
Colony had separate charters from the King of England Extracted
from "History of the Coloney of New Haven" by Edward E. Atwater
Early in the spring of 1644 the new proprietors took
possession of their purchase. It is probable that they came from
Wethersfield in vessels down the Connecticut river and through
Long Island sound. They were joined by others from New Haven and
all numbered forty men, many of whom were accompanied by wives
and children. lProminent among them were William Swaine and his
sons Samuel and Daniel, John Plum, Richard Harrison, Thomas
Blatchly, Robert Rose, John and Francis Linsley, William Palmer,
Thomas Sargent, Robert Abbott, Edward Treadwell, Samuel
Nettleton, John Norton, John Hill, John Ward, Daniel Dod, Thomas
Richards, Jonathan England, Edward Frisbie, Richard Lawrence,
Richard Mather, Sagismond Richalls, William Merchang, Luther
Branfield, Thomas Fenner, John Edwards, Robert Meeker, Thomas
Whitehead, Richard Lawrence, with Rev. John Sherman, who
accompanied them as their pastor, Jasper Crane, George and
Lawrence Ward, Thomas Morris, and Thomas Lupton came from New
Haven to Branford.
Their first homes were along the north and west banks of
the river, leaving the Indian reservation, which still retains
the name of Indian Neck, on the opposite side.
These houses were probably of crude construction as the
first meeting house, built in 1644, was a block house with a
thatched roof, surrounded by a palisade of cedar logs twelve
feet high. In 1645 the first division of lands was made, each
proprietor having previously received a home lot and three acres
Robert Meeker took the Oath of Fidelity in New Haven, July
1644, and then removed to Branford, where he appeared to be a
person of some standing. He married Susan Tuberfield 1651. He
removed to Fairfield before 1670.
10. John Ogden. Born, 19 Sep 1609. Died, May 1682. GOVENOR OF NEW JERSEY
DURING THE DUTCH OCCUPATION
He married Jane Bond (11), 8 May 1637. Children:
i. John Ogden Jr. Born, 3 Mar 1637/8. Died, 24 Nov 1702. He
married Elizabeth Plum.
ii. David Ogden. Born, 11 Jan 1638/9. Died, 27 Feb 1691/2. He
married Elizabeth Swaine.
7 iii. Jonathan Ogden.
iv. Joseph Ogden. Born, 9 Nov 1642. Died, 15 Jan 1689/0. He married
v. Sarah Ogden. Born, 1643. Died, after 1675.
vi. Jane Ogden. Born, circa 1645. She married Stephen Crane, son
of Jasper Crane and Alice Leave.
11. Jane Bond (Robert, 12). Born, circa 1615. Died, after 1683.
She married John Ogden (10).
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12. Robert Bond, son of Jonathan Bond. Born, circa 1612.
He married, first, Hannah Jane Ogden (13). Children:
11 i. Jane Bond.
ii. Mary Bond. Born, circa 1642. She married Thomas Osborne, circa
He married, second, Mary Calkins.
13. Hannah Jane Ogden. Born, circa 1613. Died, before 1672.
She married Robert Bond (12).
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NOTES AND REFERENCES
Newark, NJ Evening News - NJ Genealogies Column, 16 May 1903.
"New Jersey Colonial Documents".
Info from Wendy Schmutz, 1216 Spring Branch, Tyler, TX 75703, 1994.
Info from Pat Long, 1995.
Info from Doyt Meeker, R.R. 1, Box 113, Yale, IL 62481, 1994.
Carol Rein Shwayder, PO Box 424, Greeley, CO 80632-0424, 1993.
The Meeker Family, E.M. Graham, N.J.H.S.
"New Jersey Colonial Documents" Calendar of wills 1730-1750.
"One Line of Descent from Henry Pierson".
"New Jersey Colonial Documents" Calendar of wills 1771-1780.
IGI, LDS 8502402, Sheet 74.
"New Jersey Post-Revolutiona Documents".
Stryker-Rodda, Harriet, One Line of Descent From Henry Pierson.
Conneticut Farms Cemetery.
E. Jersey Deeds Liber D, p. 256.
"The Meeker Family of early New Jersey", by Leroy J Meeker, 1973.
by James Bollen, Justice.
Charles Owen Meeker, Port Richey, FL.
"Early German Families in America".
"History & Genealogy of the Famiies of Old Fairfield", 1930 Jacobus.
returned to Easttown in the New Netherlands, about 1657.
"Genealogy of the Crane Family" Vol II, E. B. Crane, 1900.