Meeker Family Papers, 1721-1950
Ms 41

Summary Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center
Meeker family
Meeker Family Papers, 1721-1950
Ms 41
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Linear feet (1 box, 70 items, 1 oversize item)

Preferred Citation note

Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Biographical/Historical note

John Meeker (d. 1722) settled in Fairfield, CT in the late 1600's. The Meekers in this collection lived in Fairfield, Westport and Southport. W. B. Meeker (1788-1862) was in the shipping and mercantile business in Southport. His son, W. B. Meeker, Jr. (1829-1915), became a business partner with his father. His daughter Emily Meeker (1821-1911) lived in Southport, CT.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is housed in one box and made up of three folders and one oversize item. The deeds are arranged by date in Folder A as are the bills and bills receipted in Folder B. Folder C contains Oliver H. Meeker's day book and Emily Meeker's autograph book. The oversize item is the Meeker family Bible which is kept at Ogeden House in season.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

Use of the material requires compliance with the Fairfield Museum and History Center regulations.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Martha Rockwell in July 1985.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Meeker, W. B. (Wakeman B.), 1829-1915
  • Meeker, Emily, 1821-1911
  • Meeker, Oliver H., d. 1948
  • Meeker, W. B. (Wakeman B.), 1788-1862


  • Account books--Connecticut--Fairfield.
  • Deeds--Connecticut--Fairfield.
  • Deeds--Connecticut--Southport
  • Farmers--Connecticut
  • Merchants--Connecticut--Southport.
  • Probate records--Connecticut--Fairfield
  • Probate records--Connecticut--Southport
  • Receipts(financial records)
  • Wills.
  • Writs--Connecticut.

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Collection Inventory

 Folder A Legal Papers 1721-1950   15 items

Deed from Joseph Jackson to Nathan Meeker 1736 

Deed from Stephen Jackson to Nathan Meeker 1740 

Deed from Thomas Phillips to Seth Meeker 1788 

Deed from Stephen and Abigail Hurlbut to Eunice Meeker 1800 

Deed from Thomas Wheeler to Daniel Meeker, III 1804 

Agreement between John Meeker and Samuel Jennings 1726 

Bond from Nathan Meeker to Moses Jackson 1726 

Probate papers and will of John Meaker 1721, 1727, n.d.   3 items

Probate papers of Daniel Meeker 1817 

Probate papers of Oliver H. Meeker 1948, 1950   2 items

Writ, David Meaker vs. John Sherwood with payment 1788   2 items

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 Folder B Bills and Bills Receipted 1835-1892   48 items

D. H. Meeker 1884-1886   8 items

Oliver Meeker 1882-1892   24 items

W. B. Meeker 1835 

W. B. Meeker and Son 1878   16 items

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 Folder B Books   3 items

Oliver H. Meeker's day book, Greenfield Hill and out of town (investments, commodities, dry goods and farm help at end of book, 1885) 1866-1874 

Emily O. Meeker's autograph book 1843 

Custodial History note

Gift of George O. Pratt.

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 Oversize Item A Meeker Bible 1712 

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