Alla Meeker and James Wood, both from Iron Township in St. Francois Co MO, were married by George W. Peyton, JP
Concord, Washington Co, MO 1860, Household 298
Concord, Washington Co, MO 1870, Household 9
1880 Census. Liberty, Madison Co, MO, Hh 25,
22 Feb 1892
Madison Co Cemetery Book, Vol. 1, p.178Gary Boushie Farm, Marble Creek, Libery Township. T32N, R5E, Section 22
Alla JONES and Usel MEEKER were married on 11 November 1827 in Sangamon County, Illinois.1,29 Usel MEEKER15,17 was born about 1805 in Ohio.2 He served in the military in 1832 at Private in Capt. Abraham Lincoln's Company, 4th Regiment of Whiteside's Brigade, Mounted Volunteers. Illinois Militia in Black Hawk War.
1830 Census, Sangamon Co IL, p.152, Line 16:
1850 Census. Union Twp, Ste. Genevieve Co MO; p.247. Usel Meeker, age 35, farmer born in Ohio. Alle age 29 born KY and John age 12, born IL. Also in the household was John Hughes age 20, Laborer, born in TN.
Usel Meeker was also on the roll in the same unit as his brother-in-law Richard Jones in the Black Hawk War. He served as a Private in Capt. Abraham Lincoln's Company, 4th Registment of Whiteside's Brigade, Mounted Volunteers of the Illinois Militia. They were mustered out of the service at the mouth of the Fox River on 27 May 1832.
Meeker was called back into service in the Black Hawk War; Zadock W., William & Royal Flynn are all shown as members of the Company of Allen F. Lindsey, most from Morgan Co, the Spy Battalion, 3rd Brigade, Illinois Mounted Volunteers, called into service 16 May 1832. Royal was a Corporal, the other Flynns were Privates. Isaac R. Bennet, brother-in-law, husband of Mary Jones, was 2nd Lt of the unit; he lost 1 Sorrel mare by forced marching.
Alla JONES and Usel MEEKER had the following children:
Alla JONES and James WOOD were married on 20 July 1859 in St. Francois County, Missouri. James WOOD was born in 1810 in New York. He died on 20 February 1884 at the age of 74 in Madison County, Missouri.
The 1860 census states James was born in Tennessee; in 1870 it said New York.
James was killed by Valentine Reed who married Martha Smith, who had been raised by James and Ally. The newspaper stated Reed had shot his father-in-law, but Reed wasn't actually Martha's father.
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