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Capt James Meek
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Birth: 1758
Cecil County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1819
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA

Son of Adam and Jane Mitchell Meek
Husband of Susannah Byers
Father of
Adam b. 1.3.1791 - d. 1.7.1791
Elizabeth Walton b. 2.6.1793 - d. 4.27.1794
Jane or Jean Mitchel b. 6.11.1794 - d. 10.25.1794
Abner b. 12.11.1795 - d. 2.5.1855
Eli b. 10.14.1797 - d. 1.21.1866 ( moved to Bradley County, Ark.)
Centhya (Cynthia) b. 8.18.1800 - d. 3.31.1874
Permela (Pamela) b. 5.31.1802 - d. 7.5.1855
Amzi b. 3.8.1804 - d. 2.9.1839
Drucilla b. 4.25.1806 - d. 9.20.1806
Lucinda b. 1.18.1808 - d. 7.26.1885 (moved to Marshall Cty., Miss.)
James Byers b. 3.1.1810 - d. 8.2.1854
Marion b. 5.28.1813 - d. 9.27.1825
William Baldwin b.3.7.1815 - d. 9.1.1840

James Meek served as Captain and later Major under the command of Gen. Thomas Sumpter. During the Battle of Kings Mountain, Meek commanded a company of militia from the area that later became York County, South Carolina. He also served in conflicts at Briar Creek, Rocky Mount, Hanging Rock, Sumter's Defeat, Fishing Creek, Fish Dam Ford, Blackstocks, Biggin Church and Eutaw Springs.
He married Susannah Byers on Jan. 21, 1790, and she was the daughter of Captain Wm. and Elizabeth Walton Byers.
James Meek drowned or murdered and found at a crossing of the Seneca River in NW South Carolina while on his way to or from the sale of public lands in Alabama.
He was first buried on lands of the Anderson's plantation, fork of the Seneca and Tugaloo rivers. His remains were later removed in May, 1959 due to a dam/lake being built in the area, and reburied at Andersonville. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Susannah Byers Meek (1771 - 1844)*
 
 Children:
  Jean Mitchell Meek (1794 - 1794)*
  Abner Meek (1795 - 1855)*
  Eli Meek (1797 - 1866)*
  Cynthia Meek Moore (1800 - 1874)*
  Pamela Meek Starr (1802 - 1855)*
  Amzi Meek (1804 - 1839)*
  Drucilla Meek (1806 - 1806)*
  Lucinda Meek McKinney (1808 - 1885)*
  James Byers Meek (1810 - 1854)*
  Marion Meek (1813 - 1825)*
  William Baldwin Meek (1815 - 1840)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Andersonville Cemetery
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Larry Chenault
Record added: Feb 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33901715
Capt James Meek
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Capt James Meek
Added by: Larry Chenault
 
Capt James Meek
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