NOW IN PRINT: “The Grand Old Doc, Articles on the Thought of Gordon H. Clark”

My new book, The Grand Old Doc, Articles on the Thought of Gordon H. Clark has been printed and I’ve received the first box of 40 of them from the publisher, the Trinity Foundation. They will be available there, trinityfoundation.org, sometime after Thanksgiving. UPDATE: NOW AVAILABLE HERE    I’m very thankful for all who assisted […]

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 8 of 10)

VIII. Selling of Lands at Samuel Meeker Sr.’s death.   Many of Samuel’s lands had been sold in his later years. What was left was sold after his death. The following sources have been discovered on the subject: 1805, Oct 14, Auction of lands of Samuel Meeker, deceased. “FOR SALE BY virtue of an order

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 7 of 10)

VII. Samuel Meeker Jr. Samuel Meeker’s son Samuel Meeker Jr. is mentioned only scarcely in the records. This can largely be attributed to his early demise. In the Draper manuscripts it is said he “died young.” A March 2, 1805 administration of Samuel Meeker is of “Jr.” seeing that is mentions Jeptha as a cousin

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 6 of 10)

VI. The Death of Samuel Meeker As the location and date of Samuel’s Meeker’s birth are each unknown, so also is the location and date of his death unknown. The last evidences of Samuel being alive are in 1801. First there is his signature (along with his son’s signature) on a May 19, 1801 petition

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 5 of 10)

V. The Later Life of Samuel Meeker Samuel Meeker’s later life is perhaps best described as tragic. All of his efforts for the Patriot cause in the Revolution left him injured and in debt. Long after the injury healed, his debt remained. It would trail him the rest of his life. His debt, according to

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 4 of 10)

IV. Samuel Meeker in The Revolutionary War In the early 1770s both Samuel Meeker and his brother Nathaniel Meeker were living relatively quiet lives as a yeoman farmers. While Nathaniel’s life would remain fairly quiet1, Samuel’s involvement the Revolutionary War brought to him many changes and challenges. Samuel would soon be embroiled in that Patriot

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 3 of 10)

III. The border farms of Samuel Meeker and Nathaniel Meeker. Samuel Meeker went on to purchase a number of lands in Sussex County, NJ but the one which is most important to his story is a 173 acre parcel near the New York border he purchased in 1767 for £350 from Joseph Barton (1723-1788) who

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 2 of 10)

II. Samuel Meeker’s First New Jersey Farm and Early Wealth The first land Samuel Meeker is known to have purchased in Sussex County was a 157-acre lot south of present-day Branchville, New Jersey deeded to him on April 11, 1763. In the deed he is referred to as “Samuel Meeker of Newtown in Sussex County”

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 1 of 10)

[Each week or so I intend to post a new section of my research on a figure local to me, the Revolutionary War Major Samuel Meeker of the Sussex County, NJ militia. Researching his life has been a fascination of mine for a couple years now. The parts I will post here will, I hope,

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