Allen Meeks - bc1805 Shelby Co., KY
Looking for info on Allen Meeks, born c1805 Shelby Co., KY, son of William Meeks and Elizabeth Tinsley, per the internet.Believe he married as a second wife, Louisa A. Ellis, a sister of my ancestor Elizabeth Ellis (Benjamin) Pearson in Brown Co., IL, on 4/1/1841.It appears that Allen died c1848 in Brown Co. as a Louisa Meeks married a John Hill in 1850, although a Louisa Meeks and a John Bullard took out a marriage lincense in 1849, Brown Co., which apparently went unused.
Allen Meeks married Patsy Carter on 5/1/1828, Spencer Co., IN.He is in the 1830 Morgan Co., IL, census.In the very late 1820's many families from Spencer Co., IN, moved to Morgan Co. including Carter, Thomas Ellis (my ancestor)and John Whitten, who married Eliza Amelia Ellis in 1825 in Spencer Co., IN.
In the 1830 Morgan Co., IL, census, Allen Meeks and wife (both age 20/29)had one male age 1/5.Have not found Allen in the 1840 census.In 1850 Brown Co., IL, the household of Louisa and John Hill included James Meeks (age 9) and Fanny Meeks (age 6).A Louisa Meeks (age 4) was living two households away with an older couple.Louisa Ellis Meeks Hill must have died c1852 for in 1870, John Hill had a wife Bridget and a daughter born c1853/54.The only Meeks child I have been able to find is James in 1870 Schuyler Co., IL and 1880 Knox Co., MO.In 1870, a brother Henry S. Meeks age 37 IL, was living with James.
Also listed in the 1840 Brown Co., IL, census, was Purdy Miax.Believe this to be Priddy Meeks, wife Sarah Mahurin.Lovin Meeks married Celia Shaw on 1/28/1841, Brown Co.Loven Meeks is in the 1850 Holt Co., MO, census with no family listed.
How many children did Allen Meeks have and when did he die?