Biography of Charles Meek
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Meek, Charles, son of James and Mary A. (Gillhofun) Meek, was born in Lodi, Seneca County, N. Y., June 23, 1809, and came with his parents to Milo, now in Torrey, in 1810. He was reared a farmer, and taught to work. He received a common school education, and began life for himself about the age of twenty one. He first purchased ten acres of land adjoining the homestead paid for it, and soon after purchased 100 acres off his father's farm. His father died about 1835 and he then bought the remainder of the homestead (fifty acres) of the heirs. He made this his home until about 1856, when he purchased two other farms, and on them he erected a fine set of buildings, and removed to it. He still owns 300 acres of excellent land. In 1864 he removed' to his elegant home in Dresden, and to secure an investment became the proprietor of a general store, which he conducted the ensuing six years. Mr. Meek has been a busy man, and a man of sterling integrity, who by his financial ability has amassed a fine fortune. He has been a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for nearly three score years, and has been for years its efficient trustee and steward. January 26, 1832, he married Diana Travis, of Milo. They had eight children. Those now living are George Meek, a farmer in Milo; Susan E. (Mrs. D. C. Denniston), whose husband is a merchant in Dresden; Ann F. (Mrs. Perry Denniston), whose husband was late a merchant and farmer residing in Dresden; Mrs. Jennie M. Jones, who is residing with her father, and Theodore H. Meek, a farmer living in Cayuga County, N. Y.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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