Temperance Babb Myers

Peter Myers and Temperance Babb

It is not known who Peter Myer's parents were, but by what little information found on him, it is believed he was born ca. 1800 in Kentucky and died 1871 in
Dallas Co., MO. His first wife's name is unknown, but she is believed to have been born around 1810 in North Carolina and died before 1842 in Stoddard
Co., MO. They were married before 1827 possibly in Stoddard Co., MO. They had the following children:

  1. Jacob Myers b: Feb 10, 1827 Stoddard Co., MO d: Mar 30, 1886 in Hamilton Co., TX Murphree Cem. m. Susan Tankersley b: Abt 1829 MO d: Abt
    1854 in Dallas Co., MO m: 1845 in Miller Co.,or Stoddard Co., MO-- *2nd Wife of Jacob Myers: Deborah "Deby" Bly b: Abt 1832 m: Abt 1855 in MO.
  2. Abraham B. Myers b: 1831 MO d: Oct 1860 in Dallas Co. MO m. Nancy Ellen Emory b: Sep 10, 1837 TN d: Aug 16, 1928 in Green Twp Polk Co MO
    Hopewell Cem. m: Abt 1855 in Dallas Co, MO
  3. Elizabeth Myers b: 1832 MO. m. William James Nelson m: Aug 9, 1855 in Laclede Co., MO
  4. Nancy Matilda Myers b: Aug 11, 1836 Dallas Co., MO d: Jun 17, 1901 in Cincinnati, Washington, AR Harrell Cem. m. William Henry Smith b: Aug 11,
    1836 Bollinger, MO d: Apr 2, 1870 in Dallas Co, MO m: Mar 22, 1855 in Dallas Co, MO *2nd Husband of Nancy Matilda Myers: m. William T. Bond d:
    in Cincinnati, Washington, AR Harrell Cem. m: Nov 18, 1883 in Washington, AR
  5. Peggy J. Myers b: 1838 MO
  6. Benjamin George Myers b: 1841 Castor, Stoddard Co, MO d: Abt 1877 in Dallas Co, MO m. Sarah Emeline Morrow
  7. In 1843, Stoddard Co., MO Peter Myers married a second time to Temperance Babb, daughter of William Babb and Temperance Shipman. She was
    born ca. 1820 in Crawford Co., IN and died in 1883 in Parker Co., TX.

The following is a trail of Census records on this family:

1840 Stoddard Co., MO Peter living with his first wife (name unknown)

1846 Stoddard Co, Oct- Peter and Temperance sold 11 acres

1846 Moved to Dallas Co. MO, Jasper Co., MO

1850, Dallas Co., MO -Dist. #2- MYRES, 51 years old, born in KY. Living w/ his wife TEMERANCE and 8 children: Abraham 19, Elizabeth 18, Nancy 13,
Peggy J. 12, Benjamin 9, Henry 5, Sarah 2, Temperance 1/12 and George M. or W. Smith 13 and Benjamin Smith 12.

1860, Dallas Co., MO - Jasper Township, Sheet 94, Line 29- 58 yrs old born KY, farmer, wife Temperance, and 6 children: Benjamin 19, James H.
Temperance, Nathaniel, Peter, Martha.

1870, Dallas Co., MO -Jasper Township page 10, dwelling 68, line 10; MYRES, 69 years old, can not read or write, born in KY, farmer, living with his wife
Temperance, a son Peter and daughter Martha L. His son Nathaniel Myres and his wife Nancy D. lived next door

1880- US Texas Census- Temperance listed as widow.

 Family of William Nathaniel Myers and Mary "Mollie" Izora Curry
1st row left to right: William "Oliver", on William Nathaniel's lap is Lillie Lorraine "Julie", mother Mary "Mollie" Curry Myers, on her lap James Bernidene
"Dick", far right "John Henry". Back row: "Annie" Verlina, Zella "May", Martha "Ella"

William Nathaniel "Will" Myers was born Dec. 2, 1866 to James Henry Myers and Verlina Morrow. On March 3, 1887 in Hamilton Co., TX he married
Mary "Mollie Izora Curry born Dec. 10, 1866 in Maury Co., TN. Will died August 11, 1952 in Las Cruces, NM and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery. Mollie
died June 25, 1955 in San Bernardino, CA and is buried in Las Cruces, NM.

Their Children:

  1. Zella May Myers
  2. Martha Ella Myers b: Nov 20, 1889 Hamilton, TX d: Feb 15, 1960 in Los Angeles Co. CA m. Dr.Claud S. Gillett b: 1900 *2nd Husband of Martha Ella
    Myers: m. George Zimmerman b: Abt 1889 d: Sep 1930 in Ft. Bayard, Grant, NM m: 1926 in Albuquerque Bernalillo Co., NM
  3. John Henry Myers b: Jun 2, 1891 Hamilton, TX d: 1950 in Wickenburg Maricopa Co. AZ Masonic Cem. Las Cruces, NM m. unknown *2nd Wife of
    John Henry Myers:m. Lena Miranda Percy b: Feb 28, 1892 Pauls Valley, Indian Territory, OK d: Mar 7, 1991 in Las Cruces Dona Anna Co, NM
    Masonic Cem. m: 1915 in Lexington, Cleveland, OK
  4. Anna Verlina Myers b: Sep 6, 1893 Shive Hamilton Co, TX d: Jul 30, 1982 in Capistrano Beach Orange Co, CA m. Everette Joseph Cooley b: Sep
    29, 1890 Purcell, Indian Territory, OK d: Jun 20, 1964 in Mentone, San Bernardino, CA m: Feb 4, 1914 in Lexington, Cleveland, OK
  5. William Oliver Myers b: Dec 17, 1895 Shive Hamilton Co, TX d: Oct 27, 1965 in Yucapia San Bernardino Co, CA m. Ella Caroline Anneler b: 1893 m:
    Jun 1919 in Lexington, Cleveland, OK
  6. Lillie Lorraine "Julie" Myers b: Jan 29, 1898 Shive Hamilton Co, TX d: Sep 5, 1970 in Albuquerque Bernalillo Co., NM m. George Washington Apple
    *2nd Husband of Lillie Lorraine "Julie" Myers: m. Dudley Holt McDonald b: Sep 29, 1893 Bowen, KY d: Jan 21, 1954 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM
    m: Jan 10, 1922 in Estancia Torrance Co NM
  7. James Bernidine Myers b: Aug 30, 1900 Shive Hamilton Co, TX d: Mar 25, 1985 in Palm Desert Riverside Co CA m. Cora Bernice Brialrey 1929 in
    Los Angeles, CA
  8. Presley Homan "Totts" Myers b: Jan 10, 1903 Lexington, Cleveland Co., OK d: Jul 1942 in Las Cruces Dona Anna Co, NM m. Charlice Laymon 1919
    in Mountainair, Torrence, NM
  9. Herschel Chester "Rass" Myers b: May 19, 1905 Lexington, Cleveland Co., OK d: Mar 2, 1971 in Los Angeles, CA m. Pearl Ingeborg Soderberg
    1930 in Los Angeles, CA
  10. Claudie Kenneth 'Bud' Myers b: Nov 7, 1907 Corbett, Cleveland Co., OK d: Jul 2, 1993 in Redding Shasta Co CA m. Lucia Lucille Dellaragione b:
    Mar 31, 1914 Providence, RI *2nd Wife of Claudie Kenneth 'Bud' Myers: m. Wanda Berry b: Jun 15, 1913 OK m: May 1, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA
  11. Orlia Fay 'Sug' Myers b: Mar 10, 1910 Lexington, Cleveland Co., OK d: Dec 16, 1991 in Yucapia San Bernardino Co, CA m. Mabel Iris Scott b: Oct
    27, 1911 Rogers Co., OK m: Apr 9, 1930 in Mountainair, Torrence, NM
  12. Oleta Rivers 'Leet' Myers b: Jan 6, 1913 Lexington, Cleveland Co., OK d: Feb 11, 1995 in Texas m. Van Witt Lane, Jr. b: Dec 24, 1908 Torrance,
    NM d: Dec 23, 1980 in El Paso, TX m: Dec 9, 1929 in Bernalillo Co, NM
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