John B. Meek

13 August 1802–3 July 1833 (Age 30)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of John B.

When John B. Meek was born on 13 August 1802, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Patterson Meek Jr., was 30 and his mother, Jane Buchanan, was 29. He married Jane Fleming on 28 January 1822, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 3 July 1833, at the age of 30.

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John B. Meek
Jane Fleming
Marriage: 28 January 1822
James Hardin Meek

Spouse and Children


    Jane Fleming


28 January 1822
Washington, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Age 10

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble’, ‘submissive’, ‘merciful’ (Old Norse mjúkr).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John B. Meek, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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