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William Meeker

Also Known As: "Goodman", "Meaker", "Mecar", "Meeks", "Mix"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Leamington, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County, Province of East Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert or Nicholas Meeker and Wife of Albert or Nicholas Meeker
Husband of Sarah Jane Meeker
Father of William Meeker; William Meeker; Capt. Joseph Meeker; Benjamin Meeker; Benjamin Meeker and 11 others
Brother of Thomas Meeker; Robert Meeker; Benjamin Meeker; Samuel Meeker and Thomas Meeker

Occupation: Puritan from Chesham, Eng. Arrived in Mass. in 1630, Constable
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About William Meeker

William Goodman Meeker came from England aboard the "Abigail" arriving with his brother Robert Meeker on 9 September 1635 to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Each of the brothers had four sons. By July 1644 he had moved to the New Haven Colony. William moved to Newark, New Jersey, then known as Elizabethtown Point, NJ about 1664. He married first, 1646, Sarah Jane Preston, daughter of William Preston and Elizabeth Sale, in New Haven, Removed from New Haven, CT to Elizabeth Town Point, NJ about 1665. He was presented a tract of land at Lyons Farms by the people of Elizabethtown and Newark in appreciation his "fidelity to their interests". This information was extracted from New Haven Colony Records 1638-1649.

He took the oath of fidelity in New Haven CT on 1 July 1644 and was one of the subscribers to the New Haven Fundamental Agreement on 4 June 1639. He took the oath of Allegiance on 19 Feb 1685. The spelling, Meaker is the English spelling of Meeker. He was among the original "Elizabethtown Associates", 78 men who purchased 500,000 acres known as the "Elizabethtown Grant" from the Indians. He was "Constable of the Town" as chosen by associates and under a commission from Gov. Carteret.

Two sons of William Goodman Meeker (Daniel and younger brother Robert) preceded him to America. They first came to Dorchester, MA. Son Daniel remained there but the rest came to New Haven, CT. The younger brother, Robert, came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635, moved to New Haven, CT, and remained in Connecticut.

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William Meeker's Timeline

1620
1620
Leamington, Warwickshire, England
1645
1645
Age 25
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1645
Age 25
1648
1648
Age 28
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, United States
1648
Age 28
1648
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven Colony
1648
Age 28
1650
March 17, 1650
Age 30
New Haven, New Haven Colony
1651
1651
Age 31