373. Robert Meek
(Married: Elizabeth Alexander (#374), about 1756 in Maryland; another LDS Source says before 1755 in Ireland.) [Note: Elizabeth Alexander may be the wife of a different Robert Meek].
Born: ? (about 1732 in Ireland of John Meek (#745) and Elizabeth Mitchell (#746) (The source of blue information is LDS, submitted by Michael Thomas Meek, 5707 Clearwood, San Antonio, Texas 78233. This same information plus the yellow-green information was submitted by Scott Richard Southard, 6704 E. 460 South Lafayette, Indiana 47905.) [Note: This is likely information for a different Robert Meek because if he was born in 1732, he would have been only 9 when his son George Meek (#187) was born.]
Died: 1777 in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County. (Source: Notes from Elizabeth Breckenridge Meek, great-great-great granddaughter of Captain George Meek and Rachael Heron. Information was in a Commemorable article titled "Four Soldiers of 1776 Memorialized by D.A.R", printed in the May 1, 1931 issue of Democratic Watchman, and published by Elizabeth's brother, George R. Meek).
[His siblings, included, but were probably not limited to:]
a) Hugh Meek: Born: ? Died: ?
b) John Meek: Born: ? Died: ?
"Came from Edinburgh, Scotland to Maryland with his sons and lived there near Hagertown until 1755 when they moved to Cumberland County, P.A. He served in the French-Indian war and died in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County in 1777. Letters of Administration were granted May 20, 1777 to his brothers, Hugh and John Meek. He [?] six sons to his country who served in the Revolutionary War, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Regiments. One son Robert was killed in action: Two others John and William, made prisoners and fed lime-bread which killed them. "(Source: Notes from Elizabeth Breckenridge Meek, great-great-great granddaughter of Captain George Meek and Rachael Heron. Information was in a Commemorable article titled "Four Soldiers of 1776 Memorialized by D.A.R", printed in the May 1, 1931 issue of Democratic Watchmen, and published by Elizabeth's brother, George R. Meek).
He and his wife may have had 11 children: John, Albert, Jane, Robert, Elizabeth, Rachel, Margaret, George Meek (#187), Samuel, William, and Adam. (The names in red need to be confirmed.)
[ Note: Source: American Revolutionary soldiers of Franklin County, Pennsylvania compiled by Virginia Shannon Fendrick for the Franklin County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Chambersburg, PENNA states that George Meek was the son of Robert Meek.]
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