Mecker, Usel

Born: 1815 Ohio

Alternate name: Mecker

In 1827, Meeker married Aby Jones in Sangamon County, Illinois. In 1830 Meeker lived in Sangamon County with one other person in his household. He served during the Black Hawk War with Abraham Lincoln, reenlisting several times. By 1840, he had moved to Madison County, Missouri, and a decade later, he was a farmer living in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 11 November 1827, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 153; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 165; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, 2 vols., vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:555-56; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Madison County, MO, 39; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sainte Genevieve County, MO, 248.