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Wanted: Information on Meeks and Cherry Families
Posted by: Dan Meeks (ID *****7012) Date: October 26, 2002 at 12:58:14
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I am looking for names and information for, the
children of, Jeremiah and Sarah Ann Meeks.

I found this information in the Allen County Library:

Maryland Marriages
1634-1777 Jeremiah MEEK - Sarah LEE, Married
Sept. 18, 1731, Saint Anne's Parish.

I am also looking for any information on James Carr,
possible father of Rachel Carr, born in 1798 in Fayette County, Pa. She was married to William J. Meeks in
1819 in York County, Pa.

I received a copy of Jeremiah Meeks information from
Westmoreland County, Pa.
It is typed exactly as written including capitalization and punctuation.


Jeremiah Meeks Memorandum - that on the twenty second
Deceased day of October in the year of our Lord. One
thousand Seven hundred and Eighty three. Letters of Administration of all and Singular the Goods and Chattels. Rights and credits, which were of Jeremiah Meeks, late of Westmoreland County Deceased, were granted to Ralph Cherry, the said Administrator is to make a true and perfect Inventory of all the Personal Estate of the said Deceased, and file the same in the Registers Office, at or before the twenty second day of November next and is to make a true and just accompt calculation and Reckoning of his said Administration, on or before the twenty second day of October next. Ensuing the State hereof.

Information, from the book: Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield County, Oh by C.M.L. Wiseman; Joshua MEEKS was an early settler of Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Oh around 1799, and died a few years later, possibly from yellow fever in 1801. He arrived in Fairfield County, Ohio with Ralph and Anne (MEEKS) Cherry.

Information on Anne MEEKS

Father: Jeremiah MEEKS
Mother: Sarah Ann MEEKS

Anne MEEKS b. June 17, 1750 d. 9/27/1822
Husband: Ralph CHERRY b. July 10, 1744 d. 7/22/1820 born in VA, lived in Westmoreland County, PA Married 10/10/1765
(Ralph's Parents are Thomas and Rachel CHERRY)
Ralph and Annie's Children:
Moses CHERRY b. July 10, 1766 d. 1/1/1782
Jeremiah CHERRY b. July 24, 1772 d. 8/16/1801
Wife: Elizabeth MEASON (Her Parents-John MEASON and Hannah ( FROST ) Meason)
Children: Ralph CHERRY, Jr. b. 2/23/1795 married Ruth MARTAIN -d. 1826 and married Mrs. Sallie COMER daughter of John and Elizabeth BEAR.
Sarah CHERRY b. May 14, 1797 married George BEAR in 1816 and moved to Allen County OH (Van Wert, OH area)
John MEASON CHERRY b. March 16,1800
Rachel CHERRY b. January 17, 1774 Husband: Issac Meason (Son of John and Hannah MEASON )
Married in 1794 Several Family Members Buried in Old Wells Cemetery at Hooker in Fairfield County, Ohio

Westmoreland County, 1783-1784

JEREMIAH MEEKS. Letters granted 22 Oct. 1783 to Ralph Cherry. Bond. (pounds) 100. Sureties: John MEASON and Andrew 9x) HOBACH. Witnesses: Thomas KINCAID and William FRENCH.

OLD WESTMORELAND, Vol III Num 1, August 1982, P. 18


PA 1783 Will book 1 p260 Oct 22 1783 Jeremiah Meeks to Ralph Cherry

Early Meeks in PA Montour Run and Meeks Run
Spelled exactly as appears in tax records– (Present Day: Allegheny County, Pa, was Washington County, Pa, Westmoreland County, Pa and Yohogania County, Va)

MEEKS Jacob 1773 Montour
MEEKS John 1773 Montour
MEEKS Joshua 1774 Montour
MEEKS Samuel 1777 Mingo

In the publication - MEEK GENEALOGY 1640-1962, by Carleton L. Meek, it provides the following information.

Father - Adam Meek (A-1)
Son - Jacob Meek (B-5)
Grandson - Jeremiah (C-5)
(C-5) Jeremiah - m. Sarah, was a Rev. Soldier,
had a daughter who married Ralph Cherry

Land Holdings of Four of the Sons of Jacob Meek (B-5)
in western Pennsylvania near the junction of the present
Counties of Washington, Beaver, and Allegany.

(Land Holdings marked as A-E)

A- Joshua Meek, 416 acres, surveyed Apr. 12 1785, Va. Cert.
named "The Garden", see Wash. Co. Deeds 1-C 177

B- Christopher Wentzell, surveyed Apr. 12 1785 named The
Connection, patented Apr. 7 1798 to Joshua Meek

C- Jacob Meek, 400 acres surveyed Apr. 11 1785 Va. Cert.

D- Joseph Patterson P-12-262, "Walnut Land" sold to
Jeremiah Meek who sold land as "Arquile" May 1 1779

E- John Meek 423 acres, surveyed Apr. 13 1785, Va Cert.
"Coal" patent states actual settlement was in 1773

This part of Penn. was claimed by Virg. at this time.
Information from a map that was copied from map Penn. Warants
& Surveyes. Harrisburg.

The above information was obtained from several sources and provides a detailed history of Jeremiah Meeks.
I am attempting to verify if Jeremiah Meeks' wife was
Sarah Lee. Their daughter Anne Meeks was born in 1750.
Their marriage in 1731 would fit into this time frame.

Any information on these families would be appreciated!!!!

Dan Meeks

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