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Jacob W. Meek
Born August 1, 1819
JACOB W. MEEK, farmer, Jackson Twp., Sec. 26; P.O. Olin; born August 1, 1819, in Greene Co., Penn. In 1840, he came to Ohio. In 1867, he removed to Jones Co., Iowa; owns ninety-three acres of land. Married Ann Jane Clark May 7, 1839; she was born December 4, 1820, in Virginia; have eight children—John W., Eli C., James A,, Isaac H., Melinda J., Lucinda C.. Louis D. and Sarah E. Eli C. enlisted in 1861 in Co. D, 18th Ohio V.I.; served three years; was wounded at Stone River, Tenn. John W. enlisted in 1862 in Co. E, 75th Ohio V.I.; served to the end of the war; participated in the battles of Gettysburg, Penn., Chancellorsville, Va.; was taken prisoner near Jacksonville, Fla. James A. enlisted in 1864 in Co. E, 140th Ohio V.I.; served four months. Isaac H. enlisted in 1864, Co. G. 51st Ohio V.I.; served to the end of the war.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 612.


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