Samuel C. Meek Socorro County, New Mexico

Samuel C. Meek, of Socorro, came to New Mexico in the United States service, at that time serving as bugler of Company G, First Infantry of California Volunteers. He enlisted for the Civil war from Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, and re-enlisted in Company B, First Veteran Infantry of that state, fighting against the Navajos until their surrender. He was mustered out of service on the 15th of September, 1866, at Los Pinos. From that time until December, 1866, he was employed as post saddler at Los Pinos, and on the 6th of January, 1867, he located at Socorro and engaged in agricultural pursuits, thus continuing until 1869, when he sold his farm. In the following year, 1870. Mr. Meek was elected justice of the peace of Socorro. In 1875 he entered the mercantile business on his own account, in which he remained for one year, when he returned to Socorro, and in 1875; was re-elected justice of the peace. He was afterward made deputy clerk of Socorro County, serving in that official position until 1882, and in 1886 was appointed deputy assessor for two years, when he was again given the deputy clerkship. During 1893 and 1894 he served as deputy sheriff and collector, from 1895 to 1896 was deputy assessor, and from that time until the present has been a notary public, translator and abstractor.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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