My records show that one of my 5th great-aunts, Elizabeth Sam & Charity (Boyd) Meek mrd 17150 in Maryland Richard & Nancy (Cheney) Meek mrd.in Pennsylvania Richard & Phebe (Taylor) Meek mrd.in Pennsylvania Phebe Catherine Meek & Jesse Abram Walker Ohio
Elizabeth Meek (dtr of Sam Meek), married a John Hardesty in the 1770's in Washington Co., PA.. a Franklin Hardesty married Priscilla (Arzilla) Cooper in 1878 in Greene Co., Indiana. His father was a Thomas Hardesty. in LDS records I find several Hardestys in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, including an Aquilla Hardesty
My Meek and Walker records show that the families intermarried while living in Virginia and that both families moved up to Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and both families eventually moved to Washington Co.,Pennsylvania. My branch (and probably others in the families) moved to Coshocton Co. & Muskingum Co.,, Ohio. In the 1850's some of my Meek's moved o Iowa and some to Greene Co., Indiana. I tell you this to give you another point of reference - I believe our Meek / Walker / Hardesty /Cooper Cheney families are intertwined but exactly how I can't say at this point.