John Meek, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
||John Meek, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
||to Ann Unknown
||Bef. 18 February 1761
||Augusta County, VirginiaKilled in an Indian Raid
John Meek was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate/Guardian Records of John Meek
- Page 8.--18th February, 1761. William Guy's bond (with Ralph Laverty, Joseph Wachob (Waughope) as administrator of John Meaks.
- Page 34.--15th April, 1761. John Meek's appraisement, by John Gay, Alex. Hamilton, John Stevenson.
- Page 326.--22d August, 1770. William Sharp's bond (with John Poage) as guardian to Jane Meek, orphan of John Meek.
Records of John Meek in Augusta County, VA
- Page 237.--18th August, 1761. Thomas Meeks' bond (with Jno. Davis, Jas. Risk), as guardian to Jno. Meek, orphan of Wm. Meek. (Note: this record refers to an orphan child named John Meek, son of William Meek (possibly a son of John's son William?)).
- Page 59.--16th March, 1779. Recorded. Archibald and Lanty Elliot's appraisement by John Vachub. John Meek, Robt. Wallace. (Note: perhaps the John Meek is grandson of this John Meek?)
Information on John Meek
30. John Meek was born about 1707 (source unknown). He was not listed in Maryland parish records and his connection to Guy Meek is questionable.
Augusta Co., VA court records first mention John Meek along with Thomas Meek in an attachment to a petetion for a road by the in habitants of Little River in Calf Pasture dated 6 Aug 1750. Researchers have been unable to find any records of land owned by John Meek. On 18 Feb 1761 William Guy posted a bond as administrator of the estate of John Meeks (Chalkley Vol III, p.61). A subsequent enter dated 15 April 1761 lists the personal property including a box of shoemakers tools.
Some of John's children are mentioned in court records concerning the gaudianship of the minor children. See Lyman Chalkley's Cronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia.
From William Sharp, Sr. - Pocahontas County Pioneer "Lest We Forget", by Rebecca Ann Sharp:
- William married Mary Meek(s), daughter of John Meek(s) (1706-1761) who was killed along with his wife Ann, during an Indian raid in 1761, leaving five orphans. John Meeks was son of Guy Meek (born abt. 1686 in Anne Arundel County, MD) & Dorthoy Cobby. The Meek ancestor coming to America was Guy's father, John Meek I (1649-1711) and his wife Elizabeth Heaton (1660-1726). John Meek I was a native of Shrewsbury, England, a son of Guy Meeks I (1615-1682) and his wife Rachel, who also came to America.
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