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The MYERS who Settled in Peters Colony, Texas
ABRAHAM MYERS came to the colony as a single man prior to July 1, 1848. He was issued Fannin Third Class Cert. No. 1301 for 320 acres, which he sold. It was
patented in Wise Co. He is listed on the 1850 census of Grayson Co. as a 39 year old farmer born in TN.
BENJAMIN C. MYERS received a certificate for 320 acres from the county court of Denton County, which he sold unlocated. A tract of 220 acres was later
patented in Collin Co. and another 100 ac tract was patented in Dallas Co.
DAVID MYERS migrated to the colony as a family man prior to July 1, 1848. He was issued a land certificate by Ward in 1850 and patented 540 acres in Dallas
Co. The remaining portion of the certificate was patented also i Dallas Co. His is listed on the census of 1850 of Dallas Co as a 29 yr old blacksmith born in TN
with two children. Apparently the family moved to Texas from Missouri.
JESSE MYERS migrated to the colony as a family man prior to July 1, 1845. He was issued a land certificate by Ward in 1850 and patented 320 acres in Grayson
Co. The remaining portion of the certificate was sold unlocated and was later patented in Denton County. He is listed on 1850 Grayson County census as a 27
year old farmer, born in Ohio with one child.
JOHN M. MYERS moved to the colony prior to July 1, 1848. He was issued a land certificate by Ward in 1850 and patented 320 acres in Collin Co. the 1850 Dallas
County census listed hims as a 26 year old minister, born in KY, with four children. He apparently migrated to Texas from Illinois.
MEREDITH MYERS came to the colony as a single man prior to July 1, 1848. He was issued Robertson Third Class Certificate No. 2639 for 320 acres, whcih he
sold. He was a 21 year old survey born in KY.
WILLIAM MYERS migrated to the colony prior to July 1, 1848. He was issued a land certificate by Ward in 1850 and patented 640 acres in Dallas Co. The 1850
Dallas Co Census listed him as a 49 year old farmer, born in KY, with three children.
Stephen H. Myers and son A.G. Myers
Source: History of North Carolina pg. 279 Publishing date unknown
There are few more rapdily developing cities in Gaston County than Gastonia, partly because of its fine location, but mainly on account of the able business men
and public spirited citizens who take an interest in promoting her welfare. One of these is found in A.G. Myers, who is active vice president of The Citizens National
A.G. Myers was born at Chesterfield, S.C. His parents were Stephen Huntley and Winifred Crump Myers , the latter of whom survives. The late Stephen Huntley
Myers, whose death occurred June 21, 1917,was a prominent citizen of Charlotte, NC and a Confederate Veteran. He was born in Anson County, NC July 29,
1844 and was the son of Ransom J. and Matilda Huntley Myers. The family came at an early day from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, and at one time the
grandfather lived near Roanoke Island, but subsequently settled in Anson County.
Stephen H. Myers grew to the age of seventeen years on the old Myers homestead on Dead Fall Creek, twelve miles west of Wadesboro. In the old cemetery in
that neighborhood several generations of that family lie buried. When the war between the states broke out young Myers was one of the first to offer his services
to the Confederate commander, and as the latter did not know he was under the prescribed age, he was permitted to enlist in the Twenty-third NC Infantry, and as
a member of this organization he took part in the battle of Sharpsburg, but shortly afterward was discharged because of his youth. He had determined,however, to
be a soldier, and as further preparation returned to his home in Anson County, secured a horse and returned to Wadesboro and there enlisted in another branch
of the service, the Fourth North Carolina Cavalry. He participated in many of the most serious battles of the war, including the first battle of Manassas and
Gettysburg, but was never injured until near its close, when he was wounded in the arm. Afterward he returned to Anson County for a time, then went to South
Carolina for some years, and in 1889 located at Charlotte, NC and there, at his home on North Long Street, after a very brief illness, passed away. He was a man
of sterling character in every relation of life, a brave defender at all times of the principles he believed to be right. In the city where he had lived for so many years
he was known to every one and was universally respected and esteemed.
In 1870 Stephen H. Myers was married to Miss Winifred Crump, and the following children survive him: Mrs. W.P. Covington, of Ellerbee; A.G. Myers, vice
president of The Citizens National Bank, Gastonia; W.R. Myers of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. M.F. Kirby, Jr. of Gastonia; B.C.Myers of Portsmouth, VA, and C.C.
Myers of Durham, NC. Mr. Myers was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church on Tryon Street, Charlotte. He belonged also to Charlotte Camp, United
Confederate Veterans, who attended his funeral in a full body, leaving him in the peaceful quiet of Elmwood.
A.G. Myers was quite young when the fammily settled at Charlotte and there he was reared and educated. Almost the entire period of his business life has been
identified with banking, and for several years he was with the Merchants and Farmers National Bank of Charlotte. Thus he came experienced to The Citizens
National Bank at Gastonia, of which he is the active vice president. This institution is in a very flourishing condition, and Mr. Myers' connection with it is one of its
soundest assets. Since locating here he has taken a hearty and intelligent interest in general affairs and has shown a commendable spirit of cooperation in
matters of public importance. He is president of the Groves Mills, Inc., of Gastonia, president and treasurer of the Dillings Cotton Mills of Kings Mountain, and also
identified in various capacities with the Armstrong group of mills.
JERRY MYERS was born December 29, 1837, and is a son of Henry Myers, who was born in 1807. In 1832 Henry Myers was united in marriage with Mary Ann
Myers, who was born in 1812. They reared a family of fourteen children, twelve of whom are now living, viz.: Hiram, a farmer of Somerset township, married to Miss
Sarah Ann Wilson; Ursula, married to Christian Hootman, an agriculturist of Nottingham township; Elizabeth, married to William Keenan, an agriculturist of
Fallowfield township; Jerry, married to Sarah Rainey; Abner, farming in Somerset township, married to Miss Mary Horner; William, a farmer of North Strabane
township, married to Eliza J. Leyda; John, a stock dealer, of Castle Shannon, Allegheny county, married to Dora West; Anderson, an agriculturist of Somerset
township, married to Lucinda Huffman; Jacob, an agriculturist of Somerset township, married to Josephine Red; Mary J., married to Linsey Hetherington, a farmer
of Somerset township; Henry, an agriculturist of Somerset township, married to Isabelle Crouch; Sarah A., married to Alva Leyda, a farmer of Somerset township.
The mother of this family died May 16, 1892. She was a member of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church. The father is now in his eighty-sixth year, and is living
at the old homestead; he is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Pigeon Creek.
Jerry Myers received his early education in the common schools of Somerset township, this county. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, Twenty-second
Pennsylvania Calvary, under Capt. J. T. Chessrown, and took part in all the principal battles, and many skirmishes, of the West Virginia campaign, serving until
the close of the war. In 1865 he returned home and resumed his agricultural duties. On March 8, 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Rainey, who
was born November 11, 1838, in Somerset township, this county, daughter of William and Mary (Gamble) Rainey. William Rainey was born in 1805, and in early
life was married to Mary Gamble, who was born in 1813; they reared a family of nine children, six of whom are now living, viz.: Jane M. (wife of George Adams, a
farmer of Page county, Iowa), Sarah (Mrs. Jerry Myers), Levi G. (a farmer of Somerset township), Eunice E. (married to George Young, an agriculturist of
Somerset township), Minerva (wife of Charles Floyd, also an agriculturist of Somerset township) and George M. (a stock dealer, of Somerset township). The father
of this family died in 1886. He was a member of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church. The mother is now in her eightieth year, and is living with her daughter,
Mrs. Floyd. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Pigeon Creek.
Jerry and Sarah (Rainey) Myers have had five children, viz.: Harry A., born August 1, 1870; Jennie G., born November 16, 1872; Pearl C., born December 26,
1880; William (deceased) and one that died in infancy. Mr. Myers is a progressive citizen, rapidly rising to prominence in public and business life, and taking an
active interest in all movements tending to elevate or improve the condition of the community. He owns a fertile farm of 247 acres, the resources of which are
developed to their utmost capacity. He and his wife are members of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church.
Text taken from page 1196 of: Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co.,
1893). Transcribed February 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beer's Project. Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA
DAVID MYERS. The Myers family are numerous in Washington county. They are of German descent, and trace their ancestry to one George Myers, who in 1785
purchased an extensive tract of land situated on the north branch of Pigeon creek, on the boundary line between Somerset and Nottingham townships. The tract,
the greater part of which is yet in the possession of the family, contain about 700 acres. George Myers had eight or ten children, all of whom are now deceased.
His descendants now living are named as follows: David, Henry, Andrew, Jesse, Samuel, Levi, Jacob, Hiram, Jeremiah, Abner, William, John and Anderson.
Jacob Myers, a son of George, was born in 1784 in Washington county, Penn., and was a lifelong farmer. In 1811 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary
Swickward (who was born in 1792, in this county), and to their marriage came the following children: Samuel, David, Levi, Catherine D. (Mrs.Oller), Mary (Mrs.
Kammerer), Jessie, Barbara, Susan, Daniel, Andrew and Eliza. Of this family the five last mentioned are deceased. The father served in many township offices. He
died in 1848, the mother in 1886.
David Myers was born in 1828 in Somerset township, Washington Co., Penn., and in his boyhood attended school in the home neighborhood. He assisted his
father on the farm, and upon the death of the latter took charge of the home place, consisting of 232 acres. In 1876 he married Miss Margaret Howden a native of
this county, daughter of John Howden, and granddaughter of Andrew Howden, who was born and reared in Ireland, and there married a Miss Nixion, a cousin of
Text taken from page 1107 of: Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co.,
1893). Transcribed February 1997 by Wilbur Frye of Pacifica, CA as part of the Beer's Project. Published February 1997 on the Washington County, PA
History of Macon County, Illinois. With Illustrations Descriptive Of Its Scenery, and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Published by
Brink, McDonough & Co., Phildelphia, 1880. Reproduced through efforts of The Decatur Genealogical Society, 1972. p. 202 [Unknown County].
WILLIAM J. MYERS was born in Marion county, Illinois, June 24th, 1843. His father, Emanuel Myers, was a native of Kentucky, and came to Illinois while he was
yet a boy. He was born in 1818, and married Martha D. Watson, a native also of Kentucky, and died in De Witt county, Illinois, in 1863. He moved to Macon county
in 1851, and in the spring of 1853 moved to De Witt county, where he remained until his death at the date above stated.
The mother of William J. is still living in this township. The subject of this sketch remained at home until the breaking out of the late war, when, in July of 1861, he
enlisted in Co. "F," 2d Ill. cavalry. The company was organized at Monticello. He enlisted for three years, and was honorably discharged and mustered out,
January 4th, 1864, at New Iberia, Louisiana. He then re-enlisted or was veteranized. His second enlistment dates January 5th, 1864. He was mustered out and
finally discharged at Jefferson Baracks, Mo., August 24th, 1865. The 2d Ill. Cavalry was attached for the greater portion of the time to the army of the Tennessee
and in the department of the Gulf. After the close of his army life, he returned home, and remained there, until the spring of 1874, when he came to section 7, in
town 18, range 4 east, where he engaged in farming, and where he has since resided.
On the fourteenth day of August, 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Miriam, daughter of James and Elizabeth Querrey, whose parents are among the
pioneers of Macon county. Mrs. Myers was born in Macon county. This union has been blessed with three children, whose names are Mary Florence, Olive Belle,
and James Emanuel Myers.
Politically, Mr. Myers is a republican. He was elected justice of the peace in May, 1873, and was re-elected in 1878, and is at present serving in that official
position. Myers Querrey Watson
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885, Muhlenberg Co.
JAMES GWINN MYERS, Muhlenburgh [sic] County, was born in Logan County, Ky., near Russellville, on October 22, 1824. His early education was acquired in
the schools of Russellville, Greenville and Franklin. In 1835, he came with his parents to Muhlenburgh County. They located on Rocky Creek, where James G.
resided until 1845. In that year he began to do a general merchandise trade in Skilesville, on Green River. In 1856, he erected a store-room and a tobacco
warehouse one mile from Skilesville, where he continued the trade, and to that added the business of buying and shipping leaf tobacco, and in 1878 became,
through the failure of other parties, a bankrupt. In the same year, he took a homestead claim on 125 acres of land, where he now resides; his farm is well
improved with frame cottage, two barns, tobacco warehouse, three wells, two good cisterns and orchard of 400 trees. His farm is all enclosed with good fences,
eighty-five acres under high cultivation, principally in tobacco, corn and wheat. Mr. Myers has been twice married; first to Miss Willis, whom he married in 1851;
they had seven children, five of whom are living: David H., Bernard G., Martha E., Philip E., and Medora. Those deceased are Charles B. and James T. Mr. Myers'
second marriage occurred on December 25, 1871, with Sarah C. Dill, of Muhlenburgh County. She is a daughter of George Dill. To this marriage was born one
daughter - Luroe - who died in infancy. Mr. Myers on account of bad health did not enter the army, but during the years 1861 and 1862, enlisted many recruits in
the Federal service. His sympathies were with the Federal Government, and he suffered much loss in consequence. Mr. Myers has been during his life a man of
business qualifications; he held for ten years the office of county examiner, and for two years was postmaster at Skilesville. He is a member of McLean Lodge, No.
120 of the I.O.O.F. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Although not a Prohibitionist he is an advocate of temperance. His youngest
son, Philip E. Myers, has charge of the farm, and is known as a gentleman of sterling integrity and one of the rising young farmers of Muhlenburgh County. Myers
Willis Dill, Logan
Souvenir Edition, The Williamstown Courier, Williamstown, Ky, May 30, 1901
Reprinted September 19, 1981 by the Grant County KY Historical Society.
Z. L. MYERS is the popular manipulator of the keys and the agent for the C., N. O. & T. P. Ry. at Crittenden. He was born December 20, 1871, in Lincoln County,
in the village of Milledgeville. He was raised on a farm, but studied the science of dots and dashes at an early age and secured employment with the C., No. O. &
T. P. Ry. at Moreland in 1889, and has been with the company ever since. He has worked more than ten years for the road, and has worked at every station on
the line from Chattanooga to Cincinnati, including Cincinnati, but ten. He is one of the swiftest operators in the state, and is one of the fastest new dispatchers we
ever knew. He was married to Miss Flora Anderson, of Lansing, Tenn., in 1896. Three children has been born to them, two of whom are yet living. Myers
Anderson =Milledgeville-Lincoln-KY TN
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885, Muhlenberg Co.
DAVID H. MYERS, Muhlenburgh County, was born in Logan County, Ky., June 18, 1838, and is the eighth of nine children born to Henry and Mary (Rhodes)
Myers, natives of Logan and Muhlenburgh Counties, Ky., respectively and of German and German-Irish descent. Henry Myers was a son of Philip Myers, a native
of Pennsylvania; he was a farmer. The mother of our subject was the daughter of David Rhodes, who married a Miss Vaught. David H. was reared on a farm in the
south part of Muhlenburgh County until twelve years of age. His parents came to this county about 1840; the father held the office of justice for several years; he
died in 1846; he had also been a surveyor for many years. The mother of our subject died in 1862. David H. received a good education, and attended Greenville
College two years. In January, 1854, he engaged as a salesman for his brother in the grocery business until 1856, when he engaged in the drug and dry goods
business; in 1859, engaged in business with his brother until 1876, when he commenced business for himself. He and brother operated a steam saw-mill for two
years, also ran a drug store at South Carrollton eight years; he owns 180 acres of land. He married Mattie J. Martin of Muhlenburgh County, in May, 1866; she is
the daughter of Thomas L. and Mahala (Bell) Martin, natives of Virginia. To this union were born three children, two living: Thomas H. and Della. Mr. and Mrs.
Myers are members of the Presbyterian Church. Myers Rhodes (Rhoads) Vaught Martin Bell ;Logan PA VA
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887, Kenton Co.
HARVEY MYERS, a lawyer of Covington, Ky., was born in Covington, Ky., December 24, 1859, and is the eldest of a family of six children born to H. and Susan
C. (Scott) Myers. H. Myers, a son of Aaron and Aurelia (Bridgeman) Myers, was born at the junction of the Susquehanna and Unadilla Rivers, in Bainbridge
Township, Chenango Co., N. Y., February 10, 1828. He read law with Judge Kinkead, of Lexington, Ky., and shortly after graduating formed a partnership with
ex-United States Senator, John W. Stevenson, and was a very prominent and successfullawyer for about twenty years; he died March 28, 1874. Mrs. Susan C. S.
Myers, daughter of Samuel D. and Gertrude V. (Robinson) Scott, was born in Bourbon County, Ky., November 24, 1830; she married H. Myers at Nashville, Tenn.,
January 10, 1859, and died December 4, 1879. Harvey Myers received a good common school education, and in 1874 went into the job rooms of the old
Cincinnati Times, and remained in the office in different departments for about three years; then he reported for one year, after which he read law under Hon. T.
F. Hallam, and was admitted to the bar in 1881, and is now his partner, style of the firm being Hallam & Myers. In 1885 Mr. Myers was elected to the Legislature,
and displayed an active interest in many important measures. He was chairman of the committee on general statutes. In August, 1887, he was re-elected to the
Legislature over the combined opposition of the Union Labor and Republican parties. In November, 1879, he married Miss Carra Wells, daughter of H. B. and
Elizabeth (Bacon) Wells of Memphis, Tenn. Four children have blessed this union, three of whom are living: Ethel S., Aurelia and Elsie. Mr. Myers is a member of
the Masonic fraternity. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.