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Asa Madison Meeker
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1840
Delaware County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1904
Tolar
Hood County
Texas, USA

Asa was born in Ohio, but grew up in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas. When the Civil War began, he and two of his brothers, Hiram and Grove Lee Meeker, were threatened by their neighbors and townsfolk into joining the Confederate Army, which they all did, Asa enlisting in Evening Shade, Arkansas, on August 1, 1862, as a Private in Co. F, Shaver's Regiment, Arkansas Infantry.

However, as soon as they could, Asa and his brother, Hiram, crossed the river to the other side, to Patterson, Missouri, where Asa joined the Union Army on November 19, 1862, as a Private in Co. C, 2nd Regiment, of the Arkansas Calvary. He was discharged at the end of the war on August 2, 1865. He suffered a major injury in one of the battles when his horse was shot out from under him. The horse fell on Asa's leg, which never quite healed right, paining him in future years. His brother, Hiram, joined the Union Army in Houston, Texas. Their brother, Grove Lee, was ill and didn't cross the river, dying in 1862.

After the war ended, Asa returned to Arkansas where he married Nancy Ann Wren on February 17, 1866, in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas. They had nine children, five girls and four boys.

In 1892, Asa moved his family to a farm at the head of Squaw Creek, near Tolar, in Hood County, Texas, where he lived the remainder of his days. He was a Republican, a member of I.I.O.F., and Superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School in Tolar.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Grove Meeker (1797 - 1880)
  Phebe Ann Payne Meeker (1802 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Ann Wren Meeker (1846 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Grover Henry Meeker (1867 - 1951)*
  Nellie L. Meeker Landers (1870 - 1899)*
  Dora Phoebe Ann Meeker Weir (1871 - 1945)*
  Nancy Ann Meeker Pierce (1874 - 1966)*
  George Washington Meeker (1876 - 1962)*
  Sallie J. Meeker McIlroy (1877 - 1960)*
  Nettie Alice Meeker Brown (1880 - 1960)*
  John Wesley Meeker (1884 - 1961)*
  David Madison Meeker (1888 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edwin H Meeker (1820 - 1888)**
  Hiram Reuben Meeker (1825 - 1900)*
  Grove Lee Meeker (1828 - 1862)**
  Asa Madison Meeker (1840 - 1904)
  Hester Ann Meeker Masters (1843 - 1904)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Asbury Cemetery
Tolar
Hood County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Virginia Ginn
Originally Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Oct 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15953761
Asa Madison Meeker
Added by: Virginia Ginn
 
Asa Madison Meeker
Added by: Ken Jones
 
Asa Madison Meeker
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