__________________________ | _Elijah ALLEN _______| | (1808 - 1874) m 1835| | |__________________________ | | |--Anson ALLEN | (1842 - ....) | _Christopher MEEKS _______+ | | (1788 - 1867) m 1808 |_Delilah MEEKS ______| (1817 - 1857) m 1835| |_Mary Ann (Polly) BARBER _+ (1791 - 1875) m 1808
_PIETER HENDRICKSZEN BRAS _+ | (1640 - 1718) m 1668 _JOHN (JAN) BRASS ____| | (1680 - 1722) m 1701 | | |_CATHARINA BLOEMENDAEL ____ | (1657 - 1718) m 1668 | |--JANNETJE BRASS | (1717 - ....) | _PIETER JANSZEN LOSEE _____+ | | (1659 - 1704) |_SARAH LOSEE \ LOYSE _| (1684 - 1722) m 1701 | |_Sara KOLFS \ COLFS _______+ (1663 - 1722)
_IRA B. MEEKS _______+ | (1820 - 1907) m 1850 _CHAUNCEY N. MEEKS __| | (1851 - 1935) m 1876| | |_JANE ANN SMITH _____+ | (1829 - 1863) m 1850 | |--EDWARD B. MEEKS | (1878 - 1912) | _Edwin THOMAS _______ | | (1820 - 1897) m 1841 |_MARY ELLEN THOMAS __| (1857 - 1942) m 1876| |_Harriet VANLOON ____ (.... - 1864) m 1841
 Was listed on the 1880 census as "Ed" age 1.
Fred Stone's diary records the fact that "Eddward Meeks got killedthis morning at 2:30am in an automobile accident below Elmira atBulkhead", June 2nd. Burial records show he died of a broken neck.
From an obit. for Edward Meeks:
"Sunday morning our citizens were greatly shocked to learn of thesudden and awful death which came to Mr. Meeks while enjoying a ridein the automobile which he recently purchased and in which he tookgreat pride. He was a careful driver and perfectly familiar withhandling automobiles. The exact cause of the accident willundoubtedly always remain a mystery. "Edd" as he was familiarly knownwas a young man of excellent qualities and one whose generous andcheerful diposition endeared him to the hearts of a large circle ofacquaintances which he enjoyed. He was a musician of considerableability, and took an active part in all musical organizations withwhich he has been connected. Until the time of his death, he wasemployed by the Shepard Electric Crane & Hoist company in MontourFalls. He commenced working for the above company a few years ago,and inexperienced hand, but his natural ability as a machinist gainedhim rapid promotion and at the time of his death, he held aresponsible position as tool-maker. Deceased was 33 yrs. of age andwas the son of Mr. & Mrs. Chauncey N. Meeks both of whom survive him.He is also survived by a sister, Miss Eva, and one brother, Floyd.The deepest sympathy is extended to the family in their loss of a sonand brother. The funeral was held at the family home this (Wednesday)afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. C. VanDeusen of the Presbyterianchurch officiating. Interment in the family plot in Montourcemetery."
Excerpts from a Montour Free Press newspaper article about theaccident:
"Sad & Fatal Accident to a Popular Montour Falls Young Man. EdwardMeeks victim of a Peculiar Mishap on State Road near Bulkhead. Wm.Petzke of Elmira Has a Fortunate Escape. (Taken from the ElmiraAdvertiser Monday Morning.) Edward Meeks of Montour Falls wasinstantly killed, and Wm. Petzke of this city (Elmira), slightlyinjured, when the Overland automobile in which they were riding turnedturtle yesterday morning on the South Broadway road, leading toBulkhead. The accident occurred at 1:45am, about 1/2 mile south ofthe city line. The car was coming toward this city, and for someunknown reason it turned completely over, landing on its wheels again.Edward Meeks' neck was broken and his chest crushed. Death camealmost instantly. William Petzke's hips and elbows are lacerated to aconsiderable extent and he is severely bruised....There were nojoyride features connected with the accident. The machine was beingdriven at about the rate of 20 miles an hour. The two young men weregreat friends, and Meeks had come to the city in his machine late Sat.night, to see the unloading of the Ringling Brothers' Circus. FloydMeeks, brother of the deceased, and a companion, also came to the cityfor the same purpose. The latter two were not in the car at the timeof the mishap." Edward went to the Rathburn Hotel and offerred Petzkea ride in his car on the way to Gates & Strong garage, where the carwas to be kept for the night. The car began to skid for 50 feet andthe car flipped without warning. The steering wheel was "smashed tobits", so this was probably from impact with Edward, who was driving.Wm. Petzke said, "I could not tell the cause of the accident. We weretravelling at a moderate rate of speed...I cannot conceive how theaccident occurred..."
Stewart Clan Magazine, 1927
Gwendolyn Polston Stuart & Norm Stuart ged-com.
_ASAHEL STONE _______+ | (1736 - 1812) m 1761 _DAVID STONE ___________| | (1763 - ....) m 1785 | | |_SARAH BEARDSLEY ____+ | (1740 - 1806) m 1761 | |--AMANDA STONE | (1787 - ....) | _GILES CHITTENDEN ___+ | | (1731 - ....) |_TEMPERANCE CHITTENDEN _| (1766 - 1795) m 1785 | |_TEMPERANCE BISHOP __+ (1732 - ....)
_John William STUART _+ | (1811 - 1881) m 1840 _Sevellon Alden STUART _| | (1845 - 1926) m 1867 | | |_Hannah MCCARTY ______+ | (1817 - 1893) m 1840 | |--Jay Bacon STUART | (1879 - 1964) | _Daniel D. BACON _____ | | m 1839 |_Mary Elizabeth BACON __| (1846 - 1887) m 1867 | |_Sarah MALLETTE ______+ (1814 - 1847) m 1839
Jay was an active member of Oakwood UMC, Methodist Men, Heights Lodge
913, Free and Accepted Masons, and Chemung County Historical Society.
Jay was employed by Eclipse Machine Division, Bendix Aviation Corp. He
was a fine man who lived by his Christian belief. He would not allow
playing cards nor liquor in his house. He would not patronize any
restaurant that served alcoholic beverages. Jay was a hard working
Gentleman and set a fine example for his Children and Grandchildren.
Florrine was born 26 March 1903, Bolton, Diamond Point, NY. She was
the daughter of Luther Pratt and Alice Viola Russell. She graduated
from Middlebury College, VT and taught languages at Edison High
School, Elmira Heights, NY. She was an active member of Oakwood UMC,
Order of the Eastern Star, Alert Chapter, and Daughters of the
American Revolution. She died 24 December 1992, Horseheads, NY aand
was buried in Maple Grove Cemetary there.
Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads Township, Chemung Co., NY:
STUART, Jay B. 1879 - 1964
STUART, Florinne 1903 - 1992 w/o Jay B.