Too (Two) Meek for the Bride

by Pamela Pattison Lash


Samuel Meek v Harriet Dodd Meek (Journal 8 p319 - 4 Mar 1875; Roll 26 case number 117 - 1875)

            The couple was married on 19 Apr 1864 in Bryan, Wms Co (Marriage V3 p374).  From the 1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p49, they were listed as Samuel 30 OH laborer and Harriett 26 OH. Samuel charged that on 1 Nov 1872 in the house of Charles E. Meek of Napoleon, Henry Co, OH Harriet committed adultery with Charles and has continued to cohabit with him.  What relation this Charles had to Samuel, if any, is not currently known. A divorce was granted.

            Harriet Augusta Dodd was born in Defiance on 11 Apr 1844; Harriet lived with Charles Edward Meeks according to the 1880 federal census along with a Cora, aged four.  Harriet’s father, Peter Dodd, was also the subject of a Williams County divorce.  She died in Defiance, OH on 12 July 1916 with Charles Meek supplying the information on the death certificate.



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