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

X: Meeker Genealogy

Benjamin Meeker (10 Jun 1700 – March 1761) of Goshen Township. m. 1730 to Catherine (1701-1761)

Benjamin Meeker Jr. (1720 – 1788/90 a widower. (Will mentions Dr. Eusebius Austin ad David Cooley the 3rd) Visited by Rev. Silas Constant on Aug 24, 1784.

Abigail Meeker

Lois Meeker (d. 1795). Her will, from 1795 is in the Orange County records. (will mentions “true and trusty friends” David Cooley the Third and Josaiah Vail) Sisters Abigail, Hannah, and Mary) Hannah has two children.

Mrs. Baily (Hannah)

Benjamin Meeker Baily

Ann (or Amy?) Baily

Mrs. Job Smith (Mary)

Hannah

Anne (or Amy?)

Stephen Meeker (c. 1732 – 1790+) of Goshen Township. Survived to at least 1795 as there is a newspaper article of his survival when his house burned down March 3, 1795.

Abigail Meeker Vail (10/28/1734 – 3/10/1814) m. Isaiah Vail (28 Sep 1731 – 1 Jan 1810) in 1751 and lived in Walkill Township.

Phebe Meeker Dolsen (c. 1740 – d. Mar. 5, 1808 or 1825?) aged sixty-three, married James Dolsen, Sr. (1734 – 23 Feb 1778) of Dolsentown, Goshen Township.

Nathaniel Meeker (c. 1741 – May 2, 1804) 63 years of age. m. Phebe (c. 1738 – 12 Nov 1789).

Jeptha Meeker (Feb 1767 – Mar 21, 1812) aged 45 years, 27 days. m. Catherine Clark (29 Mar 1766 – 12 Aug 1846)

Phebe Meeker Elston (Sep 1 1788 – 14 Feb 1886 Unionville Cemetery) m. John Elston (6 Dec 1785 – 3 Jan 1863 Unionville Cemetery)

Asa D. Elston (16 Jul 1807 – 7 Jan 1878)

Mary Frances Elston Taylor (1808 – 1883)

William Elston (7 Jun 1815 – 10 May 1898 Unionville Cemetery)

Sarah Louisa Elston Dunn (1821 – 1903)

Sarah Meeker (1791 – 1863) m. Lindsley Meeker (10/9/1792 – 3/20/1869)

Mary Meeker Smith (1795 – 1863) m. Charles Smith of Wantage

Asa Meeker (4/25/1798 – 7/25/1798)

James Meeker (1801 – 1868) m. Dec. 13, 1828 to Arminda M. Rogers (1807 – 10 Jun 1869) Both in Unionville cemetery.

Mary Meeker Clark, born by 1770 and m. 1787/8 to James Clark Jr. (9/8/1768)

Martha Meeker Clark (1770/9) married to a Clark.

Elizabeth Meeker Valentine (c. 1761 – c. 9/10/1824) age sixty-three, m. Oct. 15, 1786 in Goshen Presbyterian Church to Ananias Valentine (1760 – 1/16/1825)

(Major) Samuel Meeker (c. 1740s – c. 1802) m. Sarah Colt (Daughter of Isaac Colt)

Anna Meeker “Moved out West” – Draper Manuscripts F8, 68(2); “My aunt Anna got married and moved west I think to the state of Ohio” – July 1878 letter of William Wickham to Lyman Draper, Draper Manuscripts F8, 73.

Samuel Meeker Jr. (His administration from 1805 is in the Orange County records) m. Sarah (“Sarah Williams of the same township” according to Draper Manuscripts, F8, 89)

Charity Meeker, m. Isaac Cook of Orange County (“Isaac Cook married young Samuel Meeker’s daughter his only child, and grandaughter of Major Meeker. Cook lived in the edge of Minisink near the Wantage line.” – Letter of William Elston to Lyman Draper of March 25, 1878, Draper Manuscripts, F8, p. 78(1))

Samuel Meeker Cook m. (1) Unknown Dewitt (“Samuel Cook married a Miss Dewitt in our immediae neighborhood, and she died and Samuel went west and maried again in western New York and Floyd Cook went East to practice law I believe.” – Letter of William Elston to Lyman Draper of March 25, 1878, Draper Manuscripts, F8, p. 78(1)) )

“Samuel M Cook” – “Saloons” Whig Press, November 26, 1851 Middeltown NY

Aka Samuel Miles Cook (b. About 1822) Residence 1880 Carthage Landing, Dutchess NY

m. 5 Oct 1878 (Methodist Church Fishkill Landing NY) Cynthia Palmer Boice (about 1824 Newburgh-29 Mar 1887 Fishkill Landing Dutchess NY)

“Low Point (Carthage Landing) … two shoe shops, kept by Samuel M. Cook and Basil Hopkins …” – History of Dutchess County, 1882, p. 503

Floyd Cook (Draper Manuscripts)

Phebe Meeker Wickham(11/8/1781 – 11/3/1856) m. in 1797 to William Wickham (1774 – 1852) Both buried in Mount Salem. “One of Major Meeker’s Daughters married William Wickham of our own, they lived to a good old age and raised a large family.” – Letter of William Elston to Lyman Draper of March 25, 1878, Draper Manuscripts, F8, p. 78(1) to 78(2))

Julia Wickham Kilpatrick (b. Jul. 6, 1799, d. Dec. 30, 1876) Bap. at Clove (or Westtown?) Jul 6, 1800.

“General Judson Kilpatrick our famous lecturer of Wantage, he is hte grandson of William Wickham. Judsons’ Mother, a daughter of William Wickham died sometime in the last year a wonderful smart and intelligent lady of some eighty years most likely she could when living have given more views about Major Meeker than any other.” – Letter of William Elston to Lyman Draper of March 25, 1878, Draper Manuscripts, F8, p. 78(2))

Sarah Wickham (b. Aug. 23, 1801 – d. Oct. 4, 1861)

Samuel Wickham (b. Mar. 5, 1803 – c. Jan 14, 1881) – Passaic County, NJ

William Wickham (b. Dec. 13, 1807 – d. Nov. 20, 1886) – Clove Cemetery (“My mother was the 3d child of Maj Meeker. Anna, Samuel + Phebe + Hannah. Phebe was my mother. She was born in Orange Co” – William Wickham to Lyman Draper, June 28, 1878, Draper Manuscripts F8, 72)

Ruth Mariah Wickham Tuttle (b. circa 1810 – d. 1840) – Old Clove Cemetery

John M. Wickham (b. May 12, 1812 – c. Feb 5, 1894) – (Port Jervis)

Phebe Jane Wickham Laine (b. Jan. 15, 1816 – d. Apr. 15, 1891) – Brooklyn

Eliza Wickham Case (b. Sep 27, 1821 – d. Jun. 2, 1848) – Mount Salem

Hannah Meeker Miller (m. Samuel Miller of Morristown, NJ) “Samuel Miller moved to the state of Ohio a long time ago he had no children when he left here.” – Letter of William Elston to Lyman Draper of March 25, 1878, Draper Manuscripts, F8, p. 78(2))

Elizabeth Meeker (1761 – 1824)