Nathanial Myers was born 14 May 1852 in Dallas County, MO to Peter Myers and Temperance Babb Myers. He died 26 Nov 1901 in Lexington, Cleveland Co.,OK . He is buried in the Lexington Cemetery. His first wife as a Mrs. Mary Calvert whom he married in Texas. There were no known children from this marriage.
On 2 Sept 1869, Nathanial married again to Nancy [Dora] Delilah Bennett. She was the daughter of Alfred Mc. Bennett and Mary Fuzzel. Nancy was born 05 Jul 1853 possibly in MO. and died about 1886 in Denton County, TX.
The following is a letter Nathanial wrote in 1886 to his half-sister Nancy Matilda Myers Smith Bond:
Weatherford Parker Co Texas Aprile the 9th 1886
Dear Sister & Family I take the preseant oppertunity to write you a few lines to let you know that myself & family is all in verry good health at the presant time. Truley hopeing you may be in possession of these few lines in a short time & they may finnd you all well & doing well. Well sister I have some sad news to tell you Brother Jacob is dead and also his two oldest boys John & Peter.. Peter's horse runn away with him & killed him John & Jacob sickened & died they have all died in the last 3 months all the rest of the connection is well as fair as I know except Henry he isent well nor never can be any more it is almost americal to think how he has lived as long as he has in the fix he is in he is liable to die at any time Well sister we have lost 3 of our children 2 little boys & one little girl we have 6 children living 3 boys & girls Johnie Temprance is almost grown Johnie is getting a good education well sister I am some what at a loss to further know how to continue my letter to make it interesting to you how ever ile do the best i can
Crops of all kindes looks bad Wheat is going to be all most a failure on the account of the cold winter stock of all kind is low down know for cash times is verry dull & money scarsetimes is arder here in the way of money then every seen in this country be fore farm wates is from 15 to 18 dollars per month day wages is from 75c to 1.00 dollar per day tell Ruben to be shore and write to me & tell me what trade he is worken at with J Oates or what trade he has learned a good black smith can do well here or a good wood wormen either black smithing is 3 times as high here as it was there when I lived there Nancy I do not know where Pagey Stow & her family is the last accounty I ever had of her she was south od Santantonia 3 or 4 hundred miles south of here.
So ile bring my letter to a close by saying good by dear sister & family this from N=ND Meyers To W..J..N.M. Bond
Well Nancy my self & Johnie raised 8 bails of cotton this last year that brought us 45 dollars for bail & 3 hundred bushels of corn & 335 bushes of wheat & about 100 Bushels of oates write soon as soon as you get this letter so good by Tell me where brother Abes son John is me & Peter both wrote to you & him but never got any answer.
They had the following children:
Lucy Myers died in Elk City, OK?
John W. "Willie" Myers b: 1872 b: 1872
Mary Temperance Myers
Sinthia Ellen Myers b: 1875 in AR b: 1875 in AR Georgia E. Myers b: 1877 in Parker, TX b: 1877 in Parker, TX Alfred P. "pete" Myers b: 1879 in Parker, TX b: 1879 in Parker, TX
Family of Alfred M C Bennett & Mary Fuzzell
Alfred MC Bennett was born 07 May 1810 and died 27 Feb 1875 in Dallas County, MO. His first wife is believed to have been Nancy Adline and his 2nd wife was Mary Fuzzell.
He and Mary had the following children
Nancy Dora Bennett mar. Nathanial Myers
Alfred Loven Bennett
Loucinda Jane Bennett mar Peter Myers
Margaret "Bess" Elizabeth Bennett mar. William Leslie Morrow
James Jacob Bennett mar. Sarah Elizabeth 'Lizzie' McCray. Buried in the Holsenbake Cemetery in Lexington, OK.
Cynthia 'Sintha' Ellen Bennett
Cynthia Ellen Bennett and Norton H. Smith Cynthia Ellen Bennett was born 29 Jul 1865 in Missouri. She died about 1932 in Stratford, OK. She married Nort Smith. They married in Weatherford, TX. According to the 1910 US Census of Seminoe Co, OK, they had been married 29 years. This Census also listed Nort's occupation, as well as his son Orba's, as a Livery Man. (see photo below). By the 1920 census the Smith's relocated to Konawa, Seminole County, OK and was listed a farm laborer. There is no census information on this family prior to 1910 as Oklahoma was not a state. Both are buried in the McGee Cemetery, Stratford, OK.
They had four children: Gertrude, Laura, Dora and a son Orba. Their family photo was taken in Purcell, IT before Statehood took place.
Livery stable of Nort Smith (far right) and Orba Smith (on left) located in Konawa, in Seminole County, OK. ca. 1910
Loucinda Jane Bennett and Peter Myers, Jr. Loucinda Jane Bennett was born 13 Apr 1858 in MO and died 10 Dec 1932 in Shawnee OK. She is buried in the McGee Cemetery in Stratford, OK. On 13 Apr 1877 in Parker Co., TX she married Peter Myers, Jr. who was born 06 Jun 1855 in Dallas County, MO, and died 16 Jul 1909 in Corbett, Cleveland Co. OK. Peter is buried in the Holsenbake Cemetery in Cleveland Co., OK. Peter was listed in the 1860 and 1870 Dallas Co., MO Census and the 1880 Parker Co., TX Census. He and Loucinda had the following children:
Abram McEuin Myers b: 09 Aug 1877 in Coryell Co. TX d: 06 May 1931 in Las Cruces, New Mexico mar. Virginia Annie Fox b: 23 Jun 1875 in Gilmer, TX m: 24 Feb 1902 in Mill Creek, Indian Territory d: 25 Jul 1961 in Las Cruces, NM
Oscar Greenstreet Myers b: 04 May 1880 in Weatherford, TX d: 05 Aug 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma mar. Lillie May Murphy b: Abt. 1886 in Weatherford, TX d: 10 Aug 1964 in OK
Clauduse Myers b: 26 Feb 1887 d: 01 Aug 1893 in Corbett, Oklahoma, Cleveland County
Holsenbake Cemetery, Lexington, Cleveland County, OK. Just north of Corbett.
The day they erected Peter Myers' Woodsman of the World headstone. Left-t-Right: Oscar Myers, Gladys Myers on his lap, Abe Myers, Karl on his lap To right of headstone: Temperance Myers, Lillie Myers with Jewel on lap. Standing far right is Will Myers a Church of Christ Minister and first cousin to Oscar and Abe Myers.
Morrow-Myers-Shipman Babb-Hussey-Bennett & Affiliated Families by Cindy H. Casey