In a book on Kentucky warrant land, I found the following entry:
Samuel MEATS-100 acres, Warrant #2244 for 3 years seaman VA Navy 12 January 1784.
The STATE of Kentucky was not formed until the year 1792.Therefore, was Samuel Meals, who was born ca 1759, in that part of Virginia in the 1780's during the American Revolution that later BECAME Kentucky??This would of been Kentucky County or Fincastle County, Virginia that was in VA before it became Kentucky.I have been told that records for Kentucky Co VA cannot be found.IN 1777 the western part of Fincastle was set aside by General Assembly of Virginia as Kentucky Co.In 1780 the "mother colony" divided Kentucky Co into three (3) parts: Jefferson, Lincoln and Fayette County, Kentucky.
Any suggestion as to why Samuel Meats/Meals was listed in Kentucky records when he was a seaman from VA?Is it possible that he was in THAT PART of VA that became KY later, and perhaps when we THINK he was in some VA county before 1790, he was, later on, really considered as having been in Kentucky?Was his children born in VA before 1792 born in VA, but THAT PORTION OF VA BECAME KY LATER ON?Is it possible then that this John MEALS who I find on KY census in 1810 could be related to this Samuel Meals in anyway?