John  T.  Meek

          John T. Meek, one of the most extensive landowners and farmers in this county, was born in Decatur County, Indiana, February 13th, 1846, son of  John and Sarah (Montgomery) Meek  and is of English descent.  His father was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, in 1815, and his mother, a native of Decatur County, Indiana was born in 1821.  The paternal grandfather of our subject was  Samuel Meek, a Kentuckian by nativity and an 1812 soldier and died in Decatur County prior to the birth of our subject.  The Meek family came to Indiana about 1827 and settled in Decatur County.  Our subject was reared on a farm and received a common school education.  His life has been that of a farmer and stock-raiser and has been most successful.  In 1878 Mr. Meek came to Rush County and settled where he now resides.  He owns 960 acres of well-improved land, and is one of the most prosperous farmers in this portion of Indiana.  The marriage of Mr. Meek occurred in 1871, to  Miss Flora E. Bonner, who was born in Decatur County in 1851, daughter of  James and Martha (Lewis) Bonner.  To this union three children were born viz:  Lura H, born 1873; Willie B., born 1876, and  Elbert E, born 1878.  He is a pronounced Republican and always manifests a live interest in the affairs of his party.  Mr. And Mrs. Meek are members of the United Presbyterian Church.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago:  Brant & Fuller, 1888.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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