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Subject: Myers in KY, IN, IL, OK
Date: 11 Jan 2006 21:42:21 -0700
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I am doing some research on a group of Myers from Kentucky (mainly
from Montgomery Co. KY).
I have a letter dated in 1851 addressed from Brazil, IN to my
gg-grandfather (John Myers) telling him his brother is dead. Names in
the letter are :
William F. T. Myers with wife Elizabeth
John S. Myers
James G. Myers with wife Julia Ann.
I have found these people in Jasper Co. IL, and Clay Co., IN.
On a recent trip to Illinois and Indiana, I discovered that a Lewis
Myers (of Montgomery Co., KY) who lived in Clay and Putnam Co., IN and
is a son of a Henry and Hannah Myers (who both died in Montgomery Co.,
KY) and grandson of an Ulrich Myers (b. abt 1725 in Germany and
settled in Fayette Co., PA which was once claimed by VA.) had a son
named Solomon Myers b. 1810 who had a son named William "Jasper" Myers
(b. 1 Apr 1849 and dies in Jasper Co., IL - buried at Island Creek
Cemetery) and a twin named Newton (who is buried in Nowata, OK).
I am trying to link up Lewis' son Solomon to the Myers in my letter.
This could help solve the mystery of who the brother is that dies in
1851 in Brazil, Clay Co., IN.
Any one have any ideas??
I visited the Genealogy Center/Museum in Greenup and found that a
woman named Barbara Myers was doing research on Myers. I called the
number listed and upon returning to Oklahoma, Barbara's husband Carl
called me and told me his wife had passed away in Jan. I felt
terrible for bothering him, but he was kind enough to give me his
father's and grandfather's name. I was able to link them up as
Ulrich Myers b. 1725 Germany
Henry Myers b. abt 1755 in PA
Lewis Myers b. abt 1780 in PA or KY
Solomon Myers b. 1810 in KY
Charles Mannford Myers b. 1888 Illinois
Carl Eugene Myers b. 1917 Illinois
Carl (wife Barbara)
Everytime I get into an area in Indiana or Illinois and start
researching the Myers that are from KY...I find that they all link up
to this Henry line. I believe my direct line is from Henry's brother
William. Any assistance any one may have of the Myers in this county
can assist me...even if it only helps to elliminate some of these
Myers clan who all name their children after their siblings and
Sorry this was such a long post!
Charlotte Myers Ker