Biography of Josiah Meeks


Meeks, Josiah, Buffalo, was born in West Virginia, November 19, 1836. When he was but a child his parents, Amos and Nancy (Means) Meeks, removed to Delaware county, Indiana, where he was reared on his father's farm. He worked on the farm summers and attended the district schools in winter, acquiring such an education as was afforded in those days. He engaged in buying and shipping live stock, and in 1883 removed to Buffalo, where he formed a partnership with M. Doty and Watkins, the firm name being Doty, Watkins & Meeks; five years later the name was changed to Harrison, Williamson, Mansfield & Meeks, which continued for four years, when the present firm of Harrison, Meeks & Co. was formed. This firm, whose headquarters are at the Stock Exchange in East Buffalo, receive and dispose of several thousand head of cattle, hogs and sheep annually. Mr. Meeks was married in October, 1863, to Rebecca Marquis, of Evansville, W. Va.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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