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"Descendants of Jacob Myers"  

This page is dedicated to the memory of my Grandfather

Benjamin Harrison Myers  July 4, 1894 - October 1986

 

World War I,  Approximately 1913

  Generation No. 1

JACOB MYERS  (Possibly born in early to mid 1700s)        

Notes for Jacob Myers:  
I have not found proof that Jacob is the father of William.        
I received a letter from a Howard Myers Jr. who is a descendant of William Henry Myers son of James J. Myers.  The letter was written to his father Howard Myers Sr. several years ago.        

 

LETTER AS IT WAS WRITTEN:     
Morgantown, W. Va.    
1,March 1980      
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Myers,        
Enclosed you will find all of the information that you asked for.  This is all that I have and I hope that it be what is needed.        
The Myers Family is a very old family in the U.S. and many of your ancestors fought in the Revolution of 1776.    
As far as I was able to find out Jacob Myers was with George Washington Army that was destroyed at Fort Necessity between Cumberland Maryland and Uniontown, Pa. in 1755.  There is no record of him being killed or discharged so I suppose he deserted and settled in the region.
In 1772 Springhill Township, Fayette, Pa. where our ancestors were there were living at the that time Henry Myers, George Myers, and Ulrick\h Myers.  Anyone of these or all could be your ancestor.    
The Henry Myers that I have record of lived in Preston Co., Va. now W.Va. on the Pa.-W.Va. line near Bruceton Mills where he was born and where I have never been able to find out neither have I found out where he was buried or died.  He was twice married and the second marriage was the result of our ancestors.  In the first sheet showing Henry Myers and wife Nancy, I have shown the children of the second marriage.  The first wife was named ???? Daniels.  I have no first name but to this union were several children possible as many as 12 or 14.  Several of these children went west prior to and during the gold rush to the west.    
The enclosed will give you your family back as far as I can go and hope it will help.    
Signed by
Charlie W. Myers   

Charlie Myers is the son of Harrison Lonzo Myers.  Harrison is a son of William Henry Myers, son of James J. Myers. You will find the information on the sheet that is mentioned in this letter under William Henry Myers.        

Click here to view original letter and Bible information from Charles W. Myers.

January 2001 - The following was sent to me via email from Margorie Southard @ Marge623164@cs.com.

Henry and Ulrich Myers:
According to the book by Louise Cook from 1770 to 1783 both VA and PA claimed the area where Henry and Ulrich Myers lived.  VA called it Monongahela County and PA called it Cumberland County in 1771  Bedford County was formed out of Cumberland County and the area they lived in was called Bedford County in 1773 Westmoreland County was formed out of western Bedford County and finally in 1783 it became Fayette County, PA.

Generation  No. 2        

WILLIAM HENRY MIRES/MYERS (Jacob Myers) maybe born in late 1700 to early 1800.   He married (1)???? Daniels.  He married (2) Nancy Maderia.         

Notes for William Henry Mires:    
Information on William Henry Mires was given to me from Howard Myers Jr.   He said he got the information from his father.  He sent an actual copy via email.        
This information is obtained from:       
Family Bible in possession of H.J. Myers   
Eli Frederick Myers   
Florence Savage daughter of Frederick H. Myers      
Husbands name:  William Henry Mires, Myers, Moyers.   Husbands full name: William Henry Mires.  1st wife's name ???? Daniels. His 2nd wife was Nancy.  Her granddaughter Florence Savage said her grandmothers maiden name was Maderia.

 

Notes for Nancy Maderia: 
The last name for Nancy was given by her granddaughter Florence Savage daughter of Frederick H. Myers.    
Notes for ???? Daniels:
We have no records as of yet on the first name of Henrys 1st wife.  She is believed to have had 12 or 14 children with Henry and that several of them moved west during the gold rush.

 

POSSIBLE Children of William Henry Mires and ??? Daniels are:     (NOT VERIFIED YET)
1) John Mires, born about 1791.
2) Daniel Mires, born about 1838.
3) Henry Mires, born about 1825.  (May have went to state of Iowa)
4) ?Jacob Mires. (May have went to state of Iowa)
5) ?Elizabeth Mires.  She married Daniel Wotring.
6) ?Samuel Mires.  He married Sarah Haines.
7) ?Elizabeth Mires.  She married Mahlon Dillow.
8) ?Lydia Mires.  She married John Haines.

 

Children of William Henry and Nancy Maderia as listed on this sheet:    
1) James J. Myers born Nov. 19. 1830, Fayette Co., PA.  Died March 28, 1897. He married Ruhamah Piles November 7, 1852 
2) William T. Myers, born November 24, 1832    
3) Frederick H. Myers, born September 5, 1834, Fayette Co., PA.  Died December 23, 1924    
4) Ellen Myers, born November 8, 1840, died May 30, 1895.  She married Joseph T. Johnson.    

   Generation No.3        

JAMES J. MYERS (William Henry Mires, Jacob Myers)  was born 19, Nov. 1830 in Fayette Co., PA; died,  28, Mar 1897 in Tunnelton, WV  Burial: Campground Cemetery, Tunnelton, Preston Co., WV.  He married (1) RUHAMAH PYLES November 07, 1852, Daughter of Hunter Pyles and Barbara Fortney.  She was born October 13, 1835 in Reedsville, Preston Co., VA and died Feb. 28, 1879.    . He married (2) NANCY HESS WINEMILLER on Sept. 25th, 1879. She was a widow.  She is the daughter or George and Mary Hess.  She was born about 1835.

Notes for James J. Myers:  
I found a James Myers age 20 Listed in the 1850 census working as a Coffin labor living with a family.  It shows that he was born in PA.  I could not make out the name of the family he was living with.  Also listed under his name on the census is another labor name FREDERICK MYERS age 15.  He was also born in PA and I believe this is James brother.       

 

I am not sure if this is our James J. Myers but the story goes like this: 

"History of Tucker County" 1962 by Fransler

On November 7, 1862 Imboden with 310 mounted Partisan Rangers, set out from his camp on the South Fork of the South of the South Branch, on his second raid through Randolph and Tucker County. It was the purpose to destroy the railway bridge at Rowlesburg. There was a parley over JAMES MYERS who fired on the truce flag carrier and wounded him in the foot. Imboden wanted to hold him for trial for firing on a flag of truce in violation of the established rules of warfare. Hall contended that Imboden was deploying his troops during the truce, also a violation of the rules and that the offenses therefore nullified each other. This solution was finally agreed upon and the matter dropped. Hall surrendered 29 men and himself, the remainder of his Company being in Rowlesburg. He claimed he had no ammunition but when his men were disarmed forty rounds were taken from each men. When breakfast was finished Hall and his men left their comfortable quarters in the court house and started for Rowlesburg.

1880 Census/ West Virginia Vol. 2 Compiled by William A. Marsh:
S010 Myers, James J. WM 49 Husband Blacksmith Pa Pa Pa
Myers, Nancy WF 45 Wife Keeping house Va Oh Va
Myers, Charles WM 5 Son WV Va Va

Oct. 2001
1900 Census,  June 21st, 1900  for Kingwood District:
This  census has Nancy living with her daughter-n-law Isabella Mankins Myers. She is the widow of James J.'s son Ulysses Grant Myers's.  Nancy is listed as Isabella's mother-n-law age 65 yrs old.  It list Nancy as having 2 children and 2 still living.  I am currently seeking to find information on Nancy's family and who these 2 children are.

October 2001:  I sent off to the County Commission of Tucker County for the married license of James and Nancy.  This was typed on a current certificate based on found information.  There were a lot of errors in typing on this license, so I made a copy and sent with check for someone to verify and redo.  

Three weeks later I received a reply back to the above information on James and Nancy and the information on this certificate is correct by their information.  Jno. is a abbreviation for Jonathan which now leaves me wondering if James real name could have been Jonathan James or if it was recorded wrong.  Here is the marriage license in its exact words:

Click here to see copy of the marriage licenses below that I received from Tucker Co.

==============================================================================

Certificate of Marriage

Seal

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA,

COUNTY OF   TUCKER   TO-WIT:

    I,     Linda Cale   , Clerk of the County Commission in and for said County and State (the same being a court of record), and as such Clerk having the care and custody for the Records of Marriages, do certify that said Records show that Jno. J. Myers, a widower born in Fayette County, PA, residing in Tucker County, WV. a son of Henry and Nancy Myers whose age was 49 years, and Nancy Winemiller, widowed, born in Upshur County, WV. resides in Tucker County, WV, daughter of Geo. & Mary Hefs (Hess)  whose age was 44 years, were married by Rev. D. M. Simonton at Tucker County, WV, on the 25th day of September, 1879.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said
Court, at            Parsons, WV         , this                                9th                            day of

                                                                                               October                                    2001 .                           

Record in Marriage Book                                                                            signed             Linda   Cale                                                            Clerk

No.     1     .    Page       15                                                 Clerk of the County Commission of     TUCKER      County, W. Va.

                                                                                                   ==============================================================================

 

1860 Federal Census, Preston Co., VA. Reedsville, Va in Preston Co.  September
Dwelling #1398/1402 James Meyers 30 M Farmer 100 PA
Ruhama 25
Daniel 7
William 4
James 2
Notes for Ruhama Pyles:     
Burial: St. George, WV  
Census: 1850, Va 
All the information on Ruhamah Pyles for the descendants of John Pyles were emailed by Dr. Dorinda Shepley in rootsweb.com.        

 

Children of James J. Myers and Ruhama Pyles are:
1)  Daniel H. Myers, born October 28, 1853 in Barbour Co., WV,  ?Preston.  He died December 29, 1934.
2) William Henry Myers, born June 23, 1856 in Preston Co., WV died Oct. 30, 1917  
3) James Thomas Myers, born March 25, 1858 in WV; died January 04, 1927.  
4) George W. Myers, born July 24, 1861 in Preston Co., WV.  He married Frances Ellen Moore July 11, 1882.      
5) Alice Ann Myers, born April 26, 1866.  She married Eugene Davis August 30, 1891.
6)  John F. Myers, born March 25, 1870 in Barbour Co., WV. 
7) Ulysses Grant Myers, Born August 01, 1872 in Barbour Co., WV; died  July 27, 1899. He married Isabella Mankins October 27, 1896
8)  Charles L. Myers, born August 05, 1875 in Preston Co., WV; died October 08, 1957.  He married Ada E. Watkins.  

FREDERICK H. MYERS (William Henry Mires, Jacob Myers) was born September 5, 1834 in Preston Co., WV., and died December 23, 1924.  He married (1) HANNAH GOODWIN.  She was born about 1840, and died September 30, 1889 in Monongalia Co., WV.  He married (2) LAVARA C. GOODWIN December 8, 1889.  She is the daughter of EUGENIOUS DAVIS and CATHERINE ???.  She was born about 1866 in Monongalia Co., WV.   

Notes for Frederick H. Myers:    
Frederick is listed on the 1850 census age 15, working with his brother James J. as a labor working making coffins.    
I found the marriage license for Frederick Myers and Lavara C. Goodwin. At the time they were married they were both widowers. They applied for their marriage license on December 5th, 1889 in Monongalia County, West Virgina. He was 53 yrs old and his parents are listed as Henry and Nancy Myers. She was 23 and her parents are listed as Eugenius and Catherine Davis. It says he was born in Preston Co., WV and she was born in Monongalia Co., WV. They were married on December the 8th, 1889 by the minister of M.P. Church, Rev. E. Choens. They were married in the home of Eugenius Davis, Sr in the county of Monongalia.
Notes for Hannah Goodwin:
Monongalia Co. death records:  Hannah Myers, 9/30/1889, age 49 born Preston Co., WV.  Parents ?, husband Fred Myers.
Click here to view copy of Frederick and Lavara's marriage licenses
Notes for Lavara C. Goodwin:
Lavara is on the Marriage license as Goodwin, but she is also a widow and her parents are listed as Eugenius and Catherine Davis.  Therefore, it is possible that her maiden name was Davis.
Children of Frederick Myers and Hannah Goodwin:    
1) John Myers, born about 1859.
2) Liser Myers, born about 1862.
3) Ellen Myers, born about 1865.
4) Michael Myers, born about 1866.
5) Nancy Myers, born about 1870.
6) William Myers, born about 1872; died March 6, 1882.
7) Slyvanus Myers, born about 1873; died March 10, 1882.
8) Joseph Myers, born 1874.
9) Eli Frederick Myers, born about 1881.
10) Florence Myers born about 1892.  She married Jackson Savage; born about 1884.   
Notes for Florence:  1920 Federal Census -Vally District, dwelling #290 / 298
Savage, Jackson, head, m, w, 36 yr. Fireman
Savage, Florence, 28
Savage, Russell, 16 
Savage, Richard, 14
(I am guessing the children are her step children because of her age)

 

JOHN MIRES/MYERS (William "Henry", Jacob Myers) He married ABIGAIL (? Rodenheaver).

Notes for JOHN MIRES:
Preston Co., 1850 Census has John age 59 and his family listed as below:
Abigal (? Rodenheaver) 2nd wife age 36, (Johns first wife is either Elizabeth ? or Christian Strauser)
Henry 25
Samuel 23
Catherine 20
Jacob 17
John 14
Daniel 12
Elizabeth 10
Mary A. 7
Harriett 6
William 4
Hannah 2
There could have been other children born after 1850 as Abigail was fairly young.

Generation No. 4        

DANIEL HUNTER MYERS (James J. William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born October 28, 1853 in Barbour Co., WV, Preston? and died December 29, 1934.  He married NANCY HELEN KISNER February 11, 1875. Daughter of ELIAS KISNER and NANCY PHILLIP.   She was born January 12, 1858 in Barbour co., WVa and died December 29, 1934.    

Click here to see a copy of Daniel and Helens marriage licenses.

Notes for Daniel H. Myers:   
Found Daniel and his family listed in the 1900 census for Preston Co., dated June 1900.  The census says he rented his house and worked as a miner.  He was married 25 years.    

1920 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV
Dwelling #82 / 81

Myers, Daniel H., head, own farm, m, w, 66 married, NYY, WV/PA/WV Canvaser for Product Co.
Myers, Nancy H., wife 62
Myers, Nancy K., daughter 29
Myers, Ocie B., daughter 23S
Myers, Elmer H., Son 17S

1910 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV
dwelling #493 / 514

Myers, Daniel H., head, m w, 56, m 35, WV/WV/WV Coal Miner
Myers, Helen, wife, f w, 52
Myers, James W. 28 single Coal miner
Myers, Mamie, 19 
Myers, Osa, 14
Myers, Elmer, 8
Myers, Bill SERVANT 53 (number born 6, 4 living) Servant provide Family

 

Children of Daniel and Nancy are:  
1) Elias W. Myers, born August 17, 1877 in Barbour Co., WV.    
2) James W. Myers, born April 1882.    
3) Daniel B. Myers, born July 19, 1884 in Barbour Co., WV.    
4) Joseph R. Myers, born Abt. November 1886.    
5) Nancy K. Myers, born November 07, 1890 in Barbour Co., WV.    
6) Ocie Bill Myers, born February 18, 1896 in Barbour Co., WV.    
7) Myrtle R. Myers, born September 1898
8) Elmer Harold Myers, born April 10, 1902.

 

Notes on Elias W. Myers:  
From the Industrial and Commercial Growth of Tunnelton, W. VA.  Published by the author W. Scott Garner in 1903

 

"The Coal Center"

Elias W. Myers, one of the most popular barbers in Tunnelton, and for a long time check-weighman for the miners at the southside mines, is a young man of great energy and accurate business methods.  He was born in Barbour county, August 17, 1877, and is the eldest son of Daniel H. and Nancy (Kisner) Myers.  His education was obtained in the public schools, after which he took a course in book-keeping.  In the spring of 1898 he came to Tunnelton as a coal miner, and two years later entered the employ of the Gorman Coal Co., at West End.  He was soon selected by the miners to represent them as check-weighman.  Two months later a lockout occurred, and he returned to the Tunnelton mines.  On June 25, 1901, he was elected by Local Union, No. 237, U.M.W.A. to represent the miners as check-weighman at the mines of Merchants Coal Co., and served as such until May, 1902.  In the summer following he attended a barber's school in New York, where he learned the tonsorial art, and in the fall of 1902 opened his present shaving and hair-cutting establishment.   While serving as check-weighman he introduced an improved form of weigh-sheet, and semi-monthly report sheets, which were approved by the company.  He is a republican, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

 

WILLIAM HENRY MYERS (James J, William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born June 23, 1856 in Preston Co., WV and died October 30, 1917.  He married BELLDONA PRICE December 06, 1879.  She was born April 05, 1858 and died February 14, 1926.    

     Belledona Price Myers

Notes for William Henry Myers:    
Burial: Campground Cemetery, Tunnelton, Preston Co., WV. 
Most of the information on the descendants of William Henry Myers were giving to us by Howard Anthony Myers, Jr. who is also doing research on the MYERS family.     
William (Bill) is listed as a Servant helping his brother Daniel's family in the 1910 Census.
More about Belldona Price:    
This story was given to me back in 85 when my grandfather Benjamin Harrison Myers was in the VA hospital. He said that his Uncle Billy's wife made Lye Soap one time and they cleaned all the railroad tracks and the trains weren't able to go up or down the tracks.    

Burial:  Mallon Chapel Cemetary, Dellslow, WV.    

The following information was taken from:

"The History of Tucker County" 1884 by H. Maxwell

WILLIAM H. MYERS, son of James Myers, was born in 1856 at Tunnelton; married in 1879 to Belle Dora Price, of Preston County. Children: Bessie Anna, Herbert Clay and Walter Henry; he is of German descent, and is by trade a blacksmith, and lives at St. George.

1880 Census / Tucker Co., WV Vol. 2 compiled by William A. Marsh:

S009 Myers, William H. WM 23 Husband Laborer Va Va Va
Belldonia WF 22 Wife Keeping House Va Va Va
Ulysses G. WM 7 Brother Wv VA Va

 

Children of William and Belldona are: 
1) Bessie Ann Myers, born December 01, 1880.    

2) Herbert Clay Myers, born March 30, 1882.    

3) Walter Henry Myers, born June 23, 1884 in St. George, WV; died May 24, 1947.    
4) Harrison Lonzo Myers, born May 17, 1889  in Tucker, WV.   
5) Anna/ Dana Boardman Myers, born August 10, 1891.    
6) William McKinley Myers, born March 24, 1896 in Hendricks, WV; died March 31,1979 in Florida.    

JAMES THOMAS MYERS (James J. William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born March 25, 1858 in WV, and died January 04,  1927.  He married LOUVARA JANE LEMON March 22, 1880 in Methodist Episcopal Church in Monongalia Co., WV.  She is the daughter of JOHN SAMUEL LEMMON and LOUISA JACOBS.  She was born December 25, 1863 in WV.     

James Thomas Myers & Louvara Lemmon Myers

Notes for James Thomas Myers:    
I was told that James was born in Wetzel, WV.  I found no records of his birth in this town or in Preston Co.,  WV.  
I have a copy of James T. and Levara's Marriage License. It reads as follows:

MARRIAGE LICENSE
West Virginia, County of Monongalia, to-wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church or religious denomination, and the laws of the STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, James T. Myers and Levara Lemons Given under my hand, as Clerk of County Court of the County of Monongalia, this 20th day of March 1880, ? Coburn Clerk. County of Monongalia County.

CLERKS CERTIFICATE
Preliminary inquires and answers thereto, made and ascertained by William S. Coburn, Clerk of the county court of MONONGALIA COUNTY, STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, relative to Mr. James T. Myers of Tucker County and State of West Virginia and Miss Levara Lemons of Monongalia County and State of West Virginia to whom the accompanying Marriage License is issued. The full names of the parties are as follows:
His full name is James T. Myers
Her full name is Levara Lemons
His age is Twenty Two Years; Her age is Seventeen Years
He was born in Fayette County and State of Pennsylvania
She was born in Monongalia County and State of West Virginia
His place of residence is Tucker County, West Virginia
Her place of residence is Monongalia County, West Virginia
The name of the party giving the foregoing information is Michael Nuce of Monongalia County and State of West Virginia Given under my hand, this 20th day of March 1980, signed Wm. S. Coburn, Clerk County Court.

MINISTERS RETURN OR ENDORSEMENT
I, Ephraim Choens, a minister of M. E. Church do certify that, on the 22nd day of March 1880, at Louesa Lemmon's in Monongalia County. I united in marriage the above-named and described parties, under authority of the foregoing License.

Signed: Ephraim Choens

****************************************************************************************************************************************************
Monongalia County West Virginia Marriages 1881-1900:

Date: 3/22/1880
Myers, James 22 Fayette Co., Pa, Tucker
Lemon Levara 17 Monongalia Co.
James J. & Ruhama (no last name listed)
John & Louisa (no last name listed)

1910 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV
dwelling #388 / 406

Myers, James, head, m, w, 52?, m farmer
Myers, Luvaria, 46
Myers, James H. 22
Myers, Benjamin H., 12/13

1920 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV
dwelling #189 / 196
Myers, James T., head, owned farm, m, w, 63 married Pa/WV/WV Blacksmith
Myers, Luvara J., wife, 56, WV, WV, WV
Miller, E/Addison - adopted son 14

 

Notes for Louvara Jane Lemon:     
1880 Census dated June 12th, 1880 has her listed as Lavara J. Lemon, age 16.  She could only read. She could not write.  Census has her born in WV.  Shows both her parents from VA..    
Mountainview Cemetery has her name listed as :    Loveria Myers, Dec. 25, 1863- nc; w/James T.

Children of James and Lavara are:    
1)  Charlie M. Myers, born February 13, 1881 in Monongalia Co., WV    
2) Effie B. Myers, born September 05, 1883 in Monongalia Co., WV; died August 17, 1901 in Tunnelton, WV.    
3) James Henry Myers, Born May 11, 1887 in Dellslow, WV; died August 17, 1962 in WV.    
4) Benjamin Harrison Myers, born July 04, 1894 in Monongalia Co., Tunnelton, WV; died October 1986 in Princeton, WV.    
5) Robert (James?) Myers, born September 24, 1907, died at birth September 24, 1907    (Actual information listed below from court house records).

Preston County Record:

Register of Birth: 
Sept. 24, 1907 Myers, Infant Male White Tunnelton, Preston Co. Parents J.T. Myers and Lavary Myers.

Register of Death:
Sept. 24, 1907 Myers, James, Tunnelton Preston Co. No cause of death listed.

(Their are no burial records in Preston Co., WV)

JOHN F. MYERS (James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  was born March 25, 1870 in WV.  He married MARTHA E. NUTTER June 27, 1890.  She was born February 1874.        

Notes for John F. Myers: 
Found John F. Myers listed in the 1900 census dated June 20, 1900.  He and Martha have been married for 10 years.  They had 3 children but only 2 were living.  John owned his home and worked as a Locksmith.    
Children of John and Martha:    
1) Tina Myers, born August 1891    

2) William H. Myers, born August 1893   

ULYSSES GRANT MYERS, SR. (James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born August 1, 1872 in Barbour Co., WV.  He died July 27, 1899.  He married ISABELLA MANKINS October 27, 1896, daughter of JAMES L.  MANKINS and SARAH ANN HAVENER.  She was born April 1870.

Notes for Ulysses G. Myers I: 
Information was given to me via emails that Ulysses died one month before his son was born. Ulysses died when the railroad tunnel in Tunnelton collapsed (November 1899?)
Preston County death records  1868-1920 

1899  Myers, U.G. date of death 7-28-99, married, Age at death 26, Sex Male, Color white, County Preston, parents James J. Myers and Ruhamah Myers.  Cause of death Coal Mine Accident. 

Children of Ulysses and Isabella:
1) Mary E. Myers born November 1897 
2) Ulysses Grant Myers, Jr. born December 1899.   (It has been said that as an adult he was called "Junior Myers", and eventually had his name legally changed to Junior Webster Myers and most people in Arthurdale where he lived as an adult called him "J.W." by 1901.)
Notes for Isabella J. Mankins:
Tammy Myers Stanton said that Isabell ran a boarding house for the men that worked in the tunnels. 
1920 Federal Census - Reno District
Dwelling #115/122
Fisher, William L., o,m,w,m, 47, married NYY, WV/WV/WV Farmer
Isabella 52, Joseph 18 twin, David 18 twin, Nora O. 16, Mary E. Myers 22, Junior W. Myers, 20 & Viola? Myers 17
(Could the last child Viola? be illegitimate?)

ELI  FREDERICK MYERS (Frederick H., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born about 1881.  He married MARIE C. MCNAIR 1918.  She was born about 1902.

Notes for Eli Frederick Myers:
I am not sure that Eli is Fredericks son, but he is in family Bible along with Florence. 

1920 Federal Census
page 290A Myers, E. F., head, R. M,W, 38, married, General farmer labor worker
Wife - Marie age 18
daughter - ?Viola 5/10

Child of Eli Frederick and Marie:
1)  ?Viola Myers, born August 13, 1919.

CHARLES L. MYERS (James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) born August 5, 1875. he married ADA WATKINS. 

1920 Federal Census: I found a Charly L. Myers. head, MW 45 wife Minnie, FW, age 34. 

Generation No. 5        

WALTER HENRY MYERS (William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born June 23, 1884 In St. George, WV and died May 24, 1947.  He married ESTELLA WOOFORD September 5, 1905.    

Children of  Walter and Estella:  
1) Virginia Myers.  She married ???? Wilburn.  

 

HARRISON LONZO MYERS (William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born May 17, 1889 in Tucker, WV.  He married MARTHA JANE NUCE June 30, 1907 in Methodist Episcopal Church in Morgantown, WV.  She is the daughter of GEORGE NUCE and VIRGINIA ??.  She was born about 1885.

Notes for HARRISON LONZO MYERS:
I have a copy of Harrison L. Myers and Martha Nuce's marriage license. They applied for license on June 29th, 1907 and were married on June 30th, 1907 in Morgantown, WV. by O.W. Waters at the Methodist Episcopal Church. Information was given from a Michael Nuce.

 

Children of Harrison and Martha are:
1) Ocie Ruth Myers, born March 22, 1910     (1910 Monongalia birth records: Myers, Ocie Ruth, wf born Mar. 22, 1910, parents Harrison and Martha Myers.
2) Clark Albert Myers, born January 08, 1912
3) Baby Myers, born November 09, 1913.
4) Charles William Myers.   

(THIS IS THE MYERS WHO WROTE THE LETTER AT THE TOP OF PAGE)

WILLIAM MCKINLEY MYERS (William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born March 24, 1896 in Hendricks, WV, and died March 31,1979 in Florida.  He married VELMA MARION GARRISON, June 26, 1916 in Maryland.  She was born October 16, 1900 in Bear Run, Ritchie Co., WV and died November 4, 1989 in Morgantown, WV.  

   William McKinley Myers and his wife Velma Marion Garrison

Children of William Mckenley and Velva:   
1) Virginia Alice Myers    
2) Howard Anthony Myers, Sr.
3) Viola Grace Myers    
4) Sylvia May Myers, born June 15, 1923 in Rivesville, WV, died in Florida.    

CHARLIE M. MYERS (James Thomas, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born February 13, 1881 in Monongalia Co., WV.  He married MARY ELIZABETH "Lizzie" EVERSON/EAVENSON daughter of John Eavenson and Mary Shaffer.  She was born July 4, 1888.  She is the sister to Roxie L. Everson Myers who is married to Charlie's brother Benjamin.      

Charlie and Lizzie with Warren Taylor

Notes for Charlie M. Myers:
1910 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV 
Dwelling #86 / 407
Myers, Charlie M., head, m, w, 28, married 5
Myers, Mary E., wife 21
Everson, Roxie, sister-n-law, 12
1920 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV
Dwelling #90 / 106
Myers, Charly M., head, rent, m, w, 38 yr., married, WV Coal miner
Myers, Mary E., wife 31
Notes for Lizzie Everson:    
Lizzie's sister Maggie had a illegitimate child Robert (BOB) Everson first. She later married George Taylor and he adopted Robert. Roberts father was Robert Shaw.  Maggie also had 2 other children.  Warren Taylor and Nellie Taylor.  Maggie let her parents raise Robert and later she died young and her sister Lizzie and brother-n-law Charlie Myers raised Warren as their son. They never adopted him.  I believe I was told that Nellie was raised by her parents.

 

Child of CHARLIE AND LIZZIE:    
1) Warren Taylor,  died July 2001  (Lizzie's sister Maggie's son)

EFFA BELLE MYERS (James Thomas, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born September 5, 1883 in Monongalia Co., WV.  Died August 17, 1901 in Tunnelton, WV.     

Notes for Effa Belle Myers:   

1900 Census - dated June 11th, 1900 SCHEDULE NO. 1 -POPULATION Roll #1773 pg. 89
Fairfax district, Thomas Town, Tucker County. 

This Census has Effa living in a boarding home of George & Minnie Joffman (spelling not clear)

Myers, Effie, Servant, White Female, Sept. 1883, 16yr. single. Her and parents all from W.VA.

LEGEND STORIES:
Helen Myers said that she had heard that Effa's death may have been caused from a member of the family.  I talked to  Bessie Bolyard on 2 different occasions and both times she said from what she could remember: Effa was only 17 and unmarried when she got pregnant. Her mother and father wanted to teach her a lesson from it and kept her locked in her room. Back then babies were born at home, and when she went into labor she screamed for help.  She wanted her parents to get the neighbors to help and her parents ignored her. When they finally got help it was to late.

Facts:

Mountain View Cemetery or #4
Myers, Effa B.  Sept. 5, 1883-Aug.18,1901.
17 years old 11-8, d.o. Jno. T. & LJ

Child of Effie Myers:  1) Infant   (Never proven.  Only handed down story)

JAMES HENRY MYERS (James Thomas, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born May 11,1887 in Dellslow, WV and died August 17, 1962 in WV.  He married ALICE MARY  CLINE  April 26, 1913, daughter of John Cline and Emily Britton.  She was born January 21, 1891, and died January 30, 1964 in WV. 

Jimmy and Alice    

Notes for James Henry Myers:   
Most of the information provided for the family of James Henry was provided through www.ancestry.com.  I downloaded a file that was updated to the internet for James Henry Myers #680157 from jestephen@worldnet.att.net.
1920 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV
dwelling #173 / 180
Myers, James H., head, owned farm, m, w, 22, married, WV, WV, WV Coal Miner
Myers, Alice M. 27
Myers, Bessie V. 5
Myers, Everett L. 4
Fact 1:  SS death records.  SS# 232-09-4563 issued in WV 
Burial:  Mountain View Cemetery near Tunnelton, WV

Notes for Alice Mary Cline:

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Tunnelton, WV.  Her name is listed on the tombstone as Alice M. Myers

Children of James and Alice:
1)  Bessie Virginia Myers, born Febuary 4, 1914    
2) Everett Lee Myers, born July 20, 1915; died Jan. 2001

    Everett & Bessie

BENJAMIN HARRISON MYERS (James Thomas, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born  July 4, 1894 in Monongalia Co., Tunnelton, WV, and died October 1986 in Princeton, WV.  He married (1) ROXIE LUCRETIA EVERSON/EAVENSON on March 11, 1919 at Methodist Episcopal Church in Tunnelton, WV. She is the daughter of John Eavenson and Mary Shaffer.  She was born July 18, 1898 in Masontown, WV and died January 1, 1936 in Tunnelton, WV.  He married (2) PEARLEY MAE CLAYTON  September 14, 1936 in Tunnelton, WV. Daughter of Henry Clayton and Ellen Day.  She was born March 29, 1893 in Onego Pendleton, WV. , and died September 25, 1969 at 4600 King St., Alexandria, Va.  She married first LESLIE IRONS CARVER April 4, 1910 in Woodrow, WV.  He married (3) MARTHA ???? 1970.  She died about 1978 in WV.  He married (4) HAZEL MARIE SKEENS CLEMONS November 28, 1978 in Rich Creek, Va., daughter of William Skeens and Beatrice Skeens.  She was born February 2, 1916 in WV, and died in Va.     

Benjamin and Roxie  

 

Notes for Benjamin Harrison Myers:    
I took a trip to Preston Co., WV in July 2001 and I found a copy of Benjamin and Roxie's Marriage License:

ISSUED AT INSTANCE OF AND DELIVERED TO BENJ. HARRISON MYERS

CERTIFICATE OF FACTS ASCERTAINED FROM THE PERSON OBTAINING THE LICENSE

Full Name of Husband:   Benjamin Harrison Myers
Full Name of Wife:              Roxie Everson
Age of Husband:  25 years.
Age of Wife:   22 Years.
Place of Husband's Birth:    Preston County
Place  Of Wife's Birth:   Same
Place of Husband's Residence:    Tunnelton, W. Va.
Place of Wife's Residence:   Preston County, W. Va.
              Given under my hand, the 11th day of March 1919

Marriage License

West Virginia, County of Preston, to-wit:
                                                     TO ANY PERSON LICENSED TO CELEBRATE MARRIAGES:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church or religious denomination, and the laws of the State of West Virginia,  Benjamin Harrison Myers and Roxie Everson Given under my hand, as Clerk of the County Court of the County, this 11th day of March 1919.  Signed E. C. Everly Clerk

Minister's Certificate of Marriage

I, F. E. Wiles, a Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, do certify that on the 11th day of March 1919 at Tunnelton, I united in marriage the above named parties, under authority of the foregoing license.  Signed F. E. Wiles, Minister
State of West Virginia, County of Preston , ss:  I hereby Certify, that the following is a correct statement of the facts ascertained concerning the parties, and  a true copy of the Marriage License issued from this office and returned, with the Minister's Certificate there to annexed.
TESTE:   E. C. Everly, Clerk of County Court of said County.

 

(Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with M, Date of Import: Aug. 7, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.25270.185)    
Individual:  Myers, Benjamin    
Birth date: Jul 4, 1894 
Death date:  Oct 1986    
Social Security #: 232-09-4552  
Last residence: WV 24740
State of issue: WC   

I also have a copy of Benjamin's birth certificate that was given to me by  my father Dale Myers.        

CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH       

I, P.F. KING, Clerk of the county Court in and for said County and State (the same being a Court of Record), also, the Custodian of the Birth Records, do hereby certify that the Birth Record discloses the fact that Benj. H. Myers son of James T. Myers and Louvary Myers, was born in Monongalia County, West Virginia on the 4th day of July, 1894        

Given under my hand and official seal this 20th day of October, 1942    

P. F. King    

Clerk of Court    

Preston County, West Virginia        

Recorded in Birth Register No. 1894, Page - - , Line No - - .     

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This is me Cathy with my grandfather, Benjamin H. Myers and my father, Dale T. Myers in the 80's

In the summer of 1985, I, Benjamin's granddaughter Cathy Myers Simmons went to visit Benjamin at the VA Hospital.  I  recorded a conversation with him for my genealogy research for the Myers family.  Here is the information I got from his words on the recording:        

He was 92 years old and did the best at remembering things.    His doctor at this time was Dr. Lucton.      

He said he was drafted into the army when he was 19 years old and he became a boxer.  I asked him what his greatest memory was and he said "boxing and winning against Jack Dempsey while he was in the Army".  He said "I was 19 years old and I knocked him out and left him laying in the ring".  He said he quit boxing when he was 24 years old.        

He said he was a minister from 1946-1950 with the Salvation Army.  He was a Sargent Major Assistant corps officer and followed the Officers Gilberts from Grafton, WV to Alexandria, Virginia.           

He told me he was born in Morgantown, W.Va. but didn't know where his father was born.  He said his dad had lots of brothers and sisters and cousins and their names were:   Daniel,  Elmer,  Osie, Myrtle, and Billy.  He said their were more but he couldn't think of them all.  He mentioned something about a boy name Harrison who was his Uncle Billy's boy.  Billy may have also had a son name Willy.  He then shared a story with me.  He said that Uncle Billy's wife made Lye Soap one time and they cleaned all the railroad tracks and the trains weren't able to go up or down the tracks.    

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1920 Federal Census - Preston Co., WV
dwelling #190 / 197

Myers, Benjiman H., head, own farm, m,w, 25 married NYY, WV,PA,WV Coal Miner
Myers, Roxie L., wife, 22 WV,PA,WV
Myers, David C., 3 6/12

Need to check record to confirm WWI records 1912-1918      
Benjamin at one time owned a Jewelry Shop in Grafton, W.Va.    
When he was young he may have worked in Mungo Co. for the Coal mines per Helen Myers.    
Notes for Roxie L. Everson/Eavenson:
Burial: January 4, 1936, Mountain View Cemetery, WV
Helen was 12 years old at the time her mother Roxie died.  She said her mom died from working herself to hard in the gardens.  She had surgery and died from locked bowels while in the hospital.    
Roxie had a sister name Lizzy who was married to her brother-n-law Charlie Myers.   (See the Eavenson page)
"CERTIFICATE OF DEATH"
Roxie L. Myers
Filed Feb. 4, 1936

Date of Death: January 1st, 1936
Place of Death (Dist. No. 3961) Series No. 1 Division of Vital Statistic's
County: PRESTON, District: RENO, Town or City: TUNNELTON

The principal cause of death and related cause of importance in order of on set were as follows:
PULMONARY EMBOLISM
Contributory causes of importance not related to principal causes:
ACUTE APPENDICITIS & GENERAL PERITONEAL TUBERCULOSIS & INCOMPLETE INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION.
Name of Operation: RELIEF OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION (unsure of last word) 
Date  of Operation: Jan. 3, 1936 (This is the date recorded)
Was decease or injury in any way related to occupation of deceased? NO
Signed: D.L. Peck, MD
Address: Grafton, WV

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I found this census below 10/01 purely by accident when doing a look-up for someone on the internet.  I didn't find it before because the original copied census had John Eavenson listed at the very bottom of a page and his name was not legible.   When I looked at next page this is what I found: 


Oct.2001 - 1900 Census for Preston Co., WV, June 13, 1900
Valley District

(unable to read head of house hold name at all) married 21, he and parents from Penn., farmer, could read and write. Rent farm, schedule 75
wife, Mary E, wf, aug.1868,39,married 21 yrs., children 11, 7 living. WV, WV, WV., could read and write.
children:
Torbet I., son, wm, jan.1880, 20, b.WV, mother, WV, father Penn., farm labor, could read and write.
Dora B., daughter, wf, feb.1885, 16, at school
Millny J., daughter, wf, oct.1887, 13
Marry L., daughter, wf, jul.1888, 12, at school
Maggie M., daughter, sep.1896, 4
Roxey L., daughter, jul.1898, 2
infant, daughter, may, 1900, 0/12

Notes for Pearley Mae Clayton:   
SS# 234-34-1420 A    
Burial: National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia    
Cause of Death:  Circulatory Collapse due to 15 yr. of Diffuse Arteriosclerosis    
Fact 1:  DIED IN HOME September 25, 1969, .   
Medical Information: Died at 1:35PM. 
Check Salvation Army records-   Buried at Everly Wheatly Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria Rd.    

 

Pearl was first married to a LESLIE IRONS CARVER. He was born September 25th, 1884, and died May 24th 1932 in Randolph Co., W. Va.   

Children of Pearley Mae and Leslie Carver are:

1)   RALPH MASEN CARVER, born June 20, 1920
2)   LESLIE RAY CARVER, born August 08, 1911
3)   TREY MILFORD CARVER, born February 17, 1913
4)   MARY ELIZABETH ELLEN CARVER, born January 12, 1915
5)   GLADYS  VIRGINIA CARVER, born June 17, 1916
6)   IDA IRENE CARVER, born June 13, 1918.  She married SAMUEL WOODROW MCGINNIS September 15, 1937
7)   GEORGE WILLIAM CARVER, born December 31, 1919
8)   DOLLIE GRAY CARVER, born June 5, 1921.  She married GAIL E. BOWMAR February 21, 1937
9)   MOLLIE MAY CARVER, born October 17, 1923; died May 10, 1934
10) VERNIE GAY CARVER, born November 6, 1924
11) LUELLA HAYMOND CARVER, born May 5, 1925
12) HOWARD GLENN CARVER, born February 10, 1926; died October 29, 1926
13) KATHRYN MARIE CARVER, born September 11, 1928 
14) ROBERT LEE CARVER, born November 24, 1929; died November 24, 1929
15) EDGAR EUGENE CARVER, born March 24, 1931
16) BRENICE HALL CARVER, born September 2, 1932.  He married NANCY ???  Their children are Nancy, Bonnie, Jimmy and Leslie.  They lived in Alexandria, Virginia.
17) EFFIE JEAN CARVER, born October 18, 1934.  She married a KESLER.
18) DORCAS CATHELINE CARVER, born January 17, 1935

 

Child of Roxie Myers:
1)   David Cecil Myers was born May 3, 1917 and died February 6, 1975. I was told by Benjamin Harrison Myers that David's father was DAVID EARL FIELDS.  Benjamin raised him as his own child.  ( I am researching the Field family Now and will update when completed.

 

Children of Benjamin Myers and Roxie Everson:    
1)  Mary Jane Myers, died in Tunnelton, WV    
"Certificate of Death"

State of West Virginia, Preston Co, ss:
I, Nancy Reckart, Clerk of the County Commission of Preston County, West Virginia, the same being a Court of Record, and as such Clerk having the care and custody of the Records of Deaths of said County, do certify that the said Records show that MARY JANE MYERS - - - - - died on the 22ND day of JULY, 1928, and that the said records contain the following additional information concerning the said decedent, viz:
Color or race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Place of death: TUNNELTON, WV
Cause of death: APPENDICITIS
Age 4 years, 8 months, 23 days.
Occupation: NONE, Single

Death Record Book: 1921 - 50
Page M-14
Line: 15
Father: B.H. Myers
Mother: Roxie Everson
2) Helen Louise Myers    
3) Robert Carl Myers    
4)  Wallace Squeek Myers    
5) Audrey Myers 
6) Dorthy Dot Madeline Myers, born November 25, 1931 in Tunnelton, WV, died May 17,  2000 in Wadsworth, Ohio    
7) Willy Richard Myers  
8) Dale Thomas Myers  

MARY E. MYERS (Ulysses Grant Sr., Myers, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob?)  She was born November 1897.  She married ???? Cassidy.

Child of Mary Myers and ???? Cassidy is:
1) Bernice Cassidy.  She married ?? Melchick.  She currently lives in Kingwood, Preston, WV

ULYSSES GRANT JR., MYERS (Ulysses Grant Sr., Myers, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob?) was born December 25, 1899.  He married VIOLA ESTER BOLYARD in 1919.

Notes for Ulysses Grant Jr. Myers:
Ulysses Jr. was born after the death of his father. As an adult he was called "Junior Myers", and eventually had his name legally changed to Junior Webster Myers and most people in Arthurdale where he lived as an adult called him "J.W." by 1901.
 

Child of Ulysses G. Jr., Myers and Viola Bolyard is:

1) Mary Ann Myers.  She married ??Betts and she lives in Arthurdale, Preston Co., WV.

Generation No. 6       

VIRGINIA ALICE MYERS (William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born April 24, 1917 in Rivesville, WV.  She married CECIL E. HALL July 12, 1933.   

Children of Virginia and Cecil: 
1) Marion Hall   
2) Jacqueline Hall   
3) William Hall 
4)  Cecil Hall Jr. 
5)  Grace Hall  

HOWARD ANTHONY MYERS, SR. (William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born September 14, 1918 in Dellslow, WV.  He married MAXINE ELEANOR NAY November 20, 1937 in Richard, WV.  She was born October 18, 1920 in Marion Co., WV, and died September 14, 1998 in Mansfield, Ohio.      

Children of Howard Sr. and Maxine:   
1) Maxine Louise Myers 
2) Howard Anthony Myers, Jr. 
3)  William Allan Myers 
4)  Robert Aaron Myers, born July 17, 1955 in Mansfield Co., Ohio, died December 10, 2000.   

VIOLA GRACE MYERS (William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born November 7, 1920 in Rivesville, WV.  She married HERMAN McCALLASTER.

Children of Viola Grace and Herman: 
1)  Peggy A. McCallaster   
2)  Patty Jean McCallaster
3)  William E. McCallaster   
4)  Alec Ray McCallaster   
5)

 Carrie McCallaster   

SYLVIA MAY MYERS (William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born June 15, 1923 in Rivesville, WV, and died in Florida.  She married LEWIS W. PICCOLA January 1, 1941.  

Children of Sylvia and Lewis:  
1) Richard Piccola  
2) Gregory Piccola  

BESSIE VIRGINIA MYERS  (James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born February 4, 1914.  She married HAMILTON AMOS BOLYARD December 23, 1933.  He was born September 22, 1915, and died June 15, 1969.   

More about Hamilton Bolyard:  

Burial Mountain View Cemetary near Tunnelton, WV  

 

Child of Bessie and Hamilton: 
1) Wilbert "Sonny" Lee Bolyard 

EVERETT LEE MYERS (James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born July 20, 1915.  Died January 2001.  He married (1) ETHEL MARIE LAYTON October 1934, daughter of  JAMES LAYTON and EDITH SHAFFER. He married (2)  JOSEPHINE "JO" MAYE THARRETT, daughter of GEORGE THARRETT and ROSA COOL.  She was born September  12, 1930.     

Children of Everett and Ethel:
1)  Arthur Watson Myers  
2)  Lena Alice Myers  

DAVID CECIL MYERS (Davie Earl Field?,  raised by Benjamin Myers) was born May 13, 1917, and died February 06, 1975.  He married (1) HAZEL CARVER.  She died 1962.  He married (2) DORTHEA BAKER.

Notes for David Cecil Myers:
Over the years, I was told that Roxie was pregnant with David when she married Benjamin and he raised him as his own son and it was if he was always part of the family. Some of you have always wondered who his biological father was. Some time while I  was talking to my grandfather Benjamin,  he said that David's father was a David Earl Field and that he believed they called him Earl. Their is little know of who Earl Fields is or even if their is any truth to this name. 

July 21st, 2001-  I made a trip to Preston Co., WV.  I obtained a copy of Benjamin and Roxies marriage license dated March 11, 1919. David would have been  2 years old at the time of their marriage. I also found a David Earl Fields b. 1888 which makes me wonder if this could be his true father. I searched for birth records under the name of Everson and Fields and couldn't find his birth recorded anywhere. My father later told me he remember that his father had once said he adopted David which means his birth records were probably sealed. We went to the adoption counter to ask about obtaining adoption information and I was told that I would have to talk to the Judge and he wouldn't be in for a few weeks and I could write to him. I am in the process of obtaining a copy of his death certificate to send along with a letter to the Judge. When I do I will post this information for everyone to see. David was 2  yrs old at the time his mother married Benjamin Myers.  Ben later adopted David.  I am currently seeking information to find proof for his family on his biological father.  
Social Security records show the following information:
David Myers- SS#232-20-6947, issue in WV, born May 13, 1916, died Feb. 6, 1975.
More about Hazel Carver: 
Burial: Fairview Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Ohio

 

Children of David Myers and Hazel Carver:
1) Doris Jean Myers, born Nov. 8, 1941 in Simpson, WV, died Sept 2000 in Ohio.
2)  Linda Sue Myers Heflin
3)  David Cecil Myers Jr., born September 16, 1949 in Painsville, Ohip; died July 1999.
4) Darrell Ray Myers

HELEN LOUISE MYERS (Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born in Tunnelton, WV.  She married FORREST "SHORTY" ROOD July 3, 1939.  He was born October 11, 1916, and died in Pickens, SC.    

Children of Helen and Shorty: 
1) Donald James Rood
2) Martin Wilbur Rood  
3) Shirley Louise Rood  

ROBERT CARL MYERS  (Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born in Tunnelton, WV.  He married IONA GRACE MCCAULEY.  She was born in Wendel, WV.    

Children of Robert and Iona:  
1)  Robert J. Myers  
2)  Mary Roxie Myers  
3)  Terry Lee Myers  
4)  William "Bill" Benjamin Myers  He married PAMELA JEAN CARPENTER.  

WALLACE "SQUEEK" VICTOR MYERS  (Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He was born in Tunnelton, WV.   He married BERTIS IRENE LEWIS September 24, 1947 in Oakland, Maryland, daughter of BRET LEWIS and MARY TENNEY.  She was born in Sage, WV.    

Children of Squeek and Irene: 
1) Mary Jane Myers  
2)  Dolores Louise Myers 
3)  Judy Ann Myers  
4)  Karen Sue Myers  
5) Teresa Lynn Myers 

AUDREY MYERS (Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  was born in Tunnelton, WV.  She married HARRY FRANKLIN JACK  NEWLON twice.  He was born in Grafton, WV.    

Children of Audrey and Jack:
1) Sandra Sandy Newlon 
2) Franklin Harrison Newlon  

DOROTHY "DOT" MADELINE MYERS (Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  was born November 25, 1931 in Tunnelton, WV, and died May 17, 2000.  She married (1) HERSHAL REED.  She married (2) CURTIS LEE MERRIX June 6, 1959 in Barberton, WV, son of OKIE MERRIX and LILEAN HILTON.    

More about  Dorothy "Dot" Madeline Myers:  

Burial services held at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, Saturday, May 20, 2000.  Officiating Rev. James L. Singleton.  Place of interment, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio.    

Newspaper ad:  DORTHY M. MERRIX, WADSWORTH Dorthy M. Merrix (Nee Myers), 68, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at her residence, after a three-month illness.  Born in Tunnelton, WV.  Mrs. Merrix resided in Wadsworth 40 years.  She was a machine operator at the Ohio March Co.  for 18 years, and enjoyed line dancing and water aerobics.  She was a member of Women of the Moose 1981, F.O.E. 2117 Auxiliary, and the American Legion Post 170 Auxiliary.  Mrs. Merrix is survived by husband, Curtis Lee; daughter, Michelle (Mrs. Kevin Gowens) of Copley; son Terry Lee of Akron; granddaughter, Jackie of Wadsworth; brothers, Robert and Willie of Painesville, and Dale Myers of Maryland; sisters Audrey Newlon of Oklahoma.  She was preceded in death by brother, David Myers.  The family will receive friends Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, at The Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral.  Services will be held Saturday at 10am. 

   

Child of Dorthy Myers and Hersal Reed:  
1) Terry Lee Reed

 

Child of Dorthy Myers and Curtis Lee Merrix  
1) Terry Lee Merrix (Curtis adopted Terry)
2) Michelle Lynn Merrix (adopted)

WILLY RICHARD MYERS (Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  was born in Tunnelton, WV.  He married ELEANOR JEAN MORGAN August 16, 1958 in Painesville, Ohio, daughter of GEORGE MORGAN and CULLIE MAYLE.  

Children of Willy and Eleanor: 
1) Timothy Richard Myers
2) Kimberly Joe Myers  

DALE THOMAS MYERS (Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  was born in Tunnelton, WV.  He married (1) JESSIE HARLENE HOLLETT December 16, 1955 in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, daughter of WILLIAM HOLLETT and KATHRYN HOGAN.  He married (2) ELAINE KAY ANTHONY.    

Children of Dale Myers and Harlene Hollett:  
1) James Thomas Myers 
2) Catherine Dale Myers  
3)  Patty Louise Myers  
4)  Benjamin Harrison Myers II  

Dale T. Myers and J. Harlean Hollett in the 1950's.

Generation No. 7    

MAXINE LOUISE MYERS (Howard Anthony, William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married DONALD ALVIN GREGG October 7, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio.  He was born in Ashland Co., Ohio.    

 

Children of Maxine and Donald Gregg:  
1) Donald Sturgeon Gregg
2) Debra Kay Gregg  
3) Darlene Gregg  

HOWARD ANTHONY MYERS, JR. (Howard Anthony, William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born in Cleveland, Ohio.   He married SUZANNE ANNETTE READING in AFB, Alabama.  She was born in Doylestown, PA.    

Child of Howard and Suzanne: 
1) Jeffrey Allan Myers.  He married Cynthia Jean Hartman.  

WILLIAM ALAN MYERS  (Howard Anthony, William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) was born in  Mansfield Co., Ohio.  He married (1) KATHY ????.  He met (2) SARAH RUSSELL.  He married (3) TERESA LYNN RICHARDS.  

Child of William Myers and Sharon Russell:  
1) Benjamin Travis Myers  

 

Child of William Myers and Teresa Richards:  
1) William McKinley Myers  
2) Robert Alan Myers  

ROBERT AARON MYERS (Howard Anthony, William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) born in Rivesville, WV.   He married CATHY REED.    

Children of Robert Myers and Cathy Reed:  
1) Bobbie Lovonne Myers  
2) Michael Murphy  
3) Katlin Erin Barber  

PEGGY A. MCCALLISTER  (Viola Grace, William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  born in Rivesville, WV.  She married (1) JAMES S. WALKER.  She married (2) CLAUDE J. ARNETT.  He was born in Fairmont, WV.    

Children of Peggy McCallister and James Walker: 
1) James S. Walker, Jr.  
2) Gary B. Walker  

 

Children of Peggy McCallister and Claude Arnett:  
1) Peggy Claudette Arnett  
2) Claude J. Arnett  

WILLIAM E. MCCALLISTER  (Viola Grace, William McKinley, William Henry, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married (1) CLARA J. HARLESS.  He married (2) AMY GEORGE.    

Children of William and Clara:  
1) William E. McCallister, Jr.
2) Robert Allen McCallister  
3) Alec Ray McCallister  

 

Children of William and Amy:  
1) George Edward McCallister  
2) Brian Keith McCallister  

WILBERT LEE BOLYARD (Bessie Virgina, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married NAOMA KAY CALE, daughter of GLENN CALE and FRANCES GAMBLE.    

Children of Wilbert and Naoma:  
1) Jeffrey Lynn Bolyard
2) Nathan Scott Bolyard  

ARTHUR WATSON MYERS  (Bessie Virgina, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married FIFI MARIE ROSKELLY, daughter of AUBREY ROSKELLY and MILDRED BURTT.    

Children of Arthur and Fifi:  
1) Debra Ann Myers  
2) James Allen Myers  
3) Randall Arthur Myers  

LENA ALICE MYERS  (Everett Lee, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married DONALD MARVIN WEAVER, son of ROY WEAVER and GLADYs MILLER.  

Children of Lena and Donald:  
1) Lena Marie Weaver  
2) Donald Watson Weaver  
3) Daniel Lee Weaver  
4) Cynthia Lena Weaver  

DORIS JEAN MYERS (David Cecil, Benjamin Myers, David Earl Field)  She was born November 8, 1941 in Simpson, WV and died September 2000 in Ohio.  She married LYMAN EUGENE HANSON July 16, 1960 in Unionville, Ohio.  He was born 1939 in Rock Falls, Ill.

Children of Doris Jean and Eugene:
1)  Michael "Mike" Hanson (Twin)
2)  Michelle Marie Hanson (Twin)
3) Timothy Brian Hanson
4)  Kevin Lee Hanson

LINDA SUE MYERS (David Cecil, Benjamin Myers, David Earl Field)  She was born October 21, 1944 in Simpson, WV.  She married HOWARD CLETUS HEFLIN August 17, 1962 in Unionville, Ohio.  He was born October 13, 1943 in Clarksburg, WV.

Children of Linda Sue and Howard:
1)  Alisa Marie Heflin
2)  Aaron Scott Heflin.  He married Christine Marie Turner June 2, 2000

DAVID CECIL MYERS, JR. (David Cecil, Benjamin Myers, David Earl Field) He was born September 16, 1949 in Painesville, Ohio and died July 1999.  He married SHELLY LOUISE ANDERSON, daughter of John and Betty Anderson. 

Child of David and Shelly:
1)  Toni Marie Myers

DARRELL RAY MYERS (David Cecil, David Earl Field, Benjamin & Roxie)  He was born August 6, 1952 in Painesville, Ohio.  He married (1)  GAYLE SCHIE.  She died with cancer on February 1985.  He married (2) JANET LOUISE STORME July 17, 1987, daughter of FERDINAND STORME AND RITA WEAKLAND.  She was born June 19, 1950 in Pitts, Pa.    

Children of Darrell Myers and Gayle Schie are:
1)  Jennifer Eileen Myers
2)  Jevin Travis Myers

DONALD JAMES ROOD (Helen Louise, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) He married BEVERLY ????.  

Children of Donald and Beverly:  
1) Debbie Rood 
2) Angela Rood

MARTIN WILBUR ROOD  (Helen Louise, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) He married LYNN ????.    

Children of Martin and Lynn:  
1) Gerald Wayne Rood  
2) Mark Anthony Rood  
3) Randall Lee Rood  
4) Joseph Scott Rood  

SHIRLEY LOUISE ROOD (Helen Louise, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) She married STIRLING HILL.   

Children of Shirley and Stirling Hill:  
1) Cynthia Loucrisha Hill  

2) Sterling Jean Hill  

3) Becky Annette Hill  

ROBERT J. MYERS (Robert Carl, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) He married LINDA LOUISE HNATH.  

Child of Robert and Linda:  
1) Robin Renee Myers  

MARY ROXIE MYERS  (Robert Carl, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married (1) GARY MURPHY.  She married (2) ROBERT SMITH.    

Child of Mary and Gary:  
1) Christopher Murphy  

 

Children of Mary and Robert:  
1) Kevin Robert Smith  
2) Heather Mariah Smith 

TERRY LEE MYERS  (Robert Carl, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married DEBORAH "DEBBIE" SUSAN ????. 

Child of Terry and Debbie:  
1) Kelly Lee Myers  

MARY JANE MYERS  (Wallace, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married (1) RAYMOND G. CLARK.  She married (2) JAMES A. BLISS.    

Children of Mary Myers and Raymond Clark: 
1) Angela K. Clark  
2) Raymond G. Clark, Jr.  

 

Child of Mary Jane Myers and James A. Bliss:
1) Shannah Jean Bliss

 DOLORES LOUISE MYERS  (Wallace, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married EARL ANDREW MAGER, JR.    

Child of Dolores and Earl:  
1) Kristi Joy Mager  

JUDY ANN MYERS  (Wallace, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married DONALD FREY.    

Children of Judy and Donald:  
1) Jillian Elizabeth Frey  
2) Jacob Mathew Frey  

KAREN SUE MYERS  (Wallace, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married (1) TERRY LYNN KELLHOFER.  She married (2) MARVIN SPEARS.   

Children of Karen and Terry:  

1) Terry Kellhofer  

2) Nathanial Kellhofer  
3) Steven Kellhofer  

TERESA MYERS  (Wallace, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married Bill Kerakus.

Child of Teresa Myers and Bill Karakus is:
1) Son

SANDRA NEWLON (Audrey, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married GEORGE CURTIS.  

Children of Sandra and George: 
1) Kristina Curtis 
2) Pamela Curtis 
3) George Curtis 

FRANKLIN HARRISON NEWLON  (Audrey, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  he married PATRICIA BUCHANNAN. 

Children of  FRANKLIN and PATRICIA:
1) James Harrison Newlon 
2) Donald Lee Newlon 
3) Alisha Ann Newlon

TERRY LEE MERRIX (Dorthy Dot Madeline, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  he married and later divorced DAWN ROBIN SWAIN.  

Child of Terry Merris and Dawn Swain: 
1) Jacklyn Ann Merrix 

TIMOTHY RICHARD MYERS  (Willy Richard, Benjamin Harrison, James  Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  he married KIMBERLY MCKENNA.  

Children of Timothy and Kimberly: 
1) Frances Sloane Myers 
2) Jackson Tyler Myers 

JAMES THOMAS MYERS II (Dale Thomas, Benjamin Harrison, James  Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  he married and divorced (1)  TERRY MILBURN.  He later met (2) DEBRA SIMMS.  He is currently single.

Children of James Myers and Debra Simms:  
1) Joshua James Myers 
2) Cheyenne Summer Myers 

PATTY LOUISE MYERS  (Dale Thomas, Benjamin Harrison, James  Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) She married (1) CHARLES THOMAS MARICLE.  She married (2) JERRY BANKS.  She married (3) KENNETH EDWIN SHEPPARD.  

Child of Patty Myers and Charles Maricle: 
1) Nicole Erin Maricle

 

Child of Patty Myers and Kenneth: 
2) Rachel Allison Sheppard 
Nicole Erin Sheppard (Adopted by Kenneth) 

BENJAMIN HARRISON MYERS II  (Dale Thomas, Benjamin Harrison, James  Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married JACQUELIN LYNN BRAGG.  

Children of Benjamin and Jacquelin: 

1) Katheren Lynn Myers 

2) Kristina Christian Myers 

Generation No. 8  

JEFFREY LYNN BOLYARD (Wilbert Lee, Bessie Virginia, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married FRANCES OPAL HAYNY WEAVER daughter of CARL WEAVER and AGNES HAYNY.  

Children of Jeffrey and Frances: 
1) Greg Allan Bolyard 
2) Patrick Glenn Bolyard 

DEBRA ANN MYERS (Arthur Watson, Everett Lee, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married (1) DONNOVAN WILLIAM THOMPSON, son fo DONNOVAN W. THOMPSON.  She married (2) RICHARD ALLEN DOLING, son of JOHN DOLING and GERTRUDE LEBAIL.  

Children of Debra Myers and Donnovan  Thompson: 
1) Shawn Michael Thompson 
2) Jeremy Robert Thompson 

JAMES ALLEN MYERS (Arthur Watson, Everett Lee, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married KIMBERLY ANN BUNNELL, daughter of PHILIP BUNNELL and FRANCES JOLES.  

Child of James and Kimberly: 
1) Tiffany Marie Myers 

RANDALL ARTHUR MYERS  (Arthur Watson, Everett Lee, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married JENNIFER ANN NORCINI, daughter of RICHARD NORCINI and EDNA OWENS.  

Child of Randall and Jennifer: 
1) Randall Arthur Myers II 

DONALD WATSON WEAVER (Lena Alice, Everett Lee, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married DIANA DAWN TORREY, daughter of RICHARD TORREY and SUSIANA DEPOE.  

Children of Donald and Diana: 
1) James Donald Weaver 
2) Jeffrey Blake Weaver 

CYNTHIA LENA WEAVER  (Lena Alice, Everett Lee, James Henry, James Thomas, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married GARY LOYD ZIEGLER, son of RALPH ZIEGLER and PHYLIS LYONS.  

Children of Cynthia and Gary: 
1) Eric Loyd Ziegler 
2) Melissa Lena Marie Ziegler 

MICHAEL "MIKE" EUGENE HANSON (Doris Jean, David Cecil, Benjamin Myers, David Earl Field)  He married (1) CHARLENE ANN STEHLE May 25, 1985 in East Lake, Ohio, daughter of EUGENE STEPHLE and HELEN WORATSCHER.  He married (2) CONNIE ANDERSON. 

Children of Mike and Charlene Stehle are:
1)  Christopher Michael Hanson

 

Child of Connie Anderson and Step-children to  Michael Hanson are:
1)  Dennis Anderson
2)  Stacy Anderson

MICHELLE MARIE HANSON (Doris Jean, David Cecil, Benjamin Myers, David Earl Field) She married ROB THOMAS GONSER in Arizona.

Children of Michelle and Rob are:
1)  Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Gonser (Adopted)
2)  Joseph David Gonser

TIMOTHY BRIAN HANSON (Doris Jean, David Cecil, Benjamin Myers, David Earl Field)  He married (1) CARYL ANNE HEATEN.  He married (2)  DIANA MANUS.

Child of Tim and Diana is:
1) Shawn Howard Hanson

KEVIN LEE HANSON (Doris Jean, David Cecil, Benjamin Myers, David Earl Field)  He married (1)  KATHY STILLWELL.  He married (2) DENISE ????

Children of Kevin and Kathy are:
1)  Kassie Denise Hanson
2)  Kyle David Hanson

JOSEPH SCOTT ROOD (Martin Wilbur, Helen Louise, Benjamin Harrison I, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob) He married  MELISSA ????.  

Child of Joseph and Melissa: 
1) Michelle Rood 

CYNTHIA LOUCRISHA HILL  (Shirley Louise Rood, Helen Louise, Benjamin Harrison I, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  

Child of Cynthia Hill: 
1) Baby Cody 

STERLING JEAN HILL  (Shirley Louise Rood, Helen Louise, Benjamin Harrison I, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  He married TAMMY NOEL ????.  

Children of Sterling Jean and Tammy:
1) Jessica Marie Hill 
2) Justin Michael Hill 
3) Portia Shyanne Hill 

BECKY ANNETTE HILL   (Shirley Louise Rood, Helen Louise, Benjamin Harrison I, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob)  She married EDWARD LEE MORGAN. 

Children of Becky and Edward: 
1) Jonathan Lee Morgan 
2) Anthony Kyle Morgan 

ROBIN RENEE MYERS (Robert J., Robert Carl, Benjamin Harrison I, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mire  s, Jacob)  She married JAMIE ROBERT NEWBECKER.  They are currently divorced.

Child of Robin and Jamie: 
1) Andrew Robert Newbrecker
2) ? Son

KRISTI JOY MEAGER (Dolores Louise, Wallace Victor, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob Myers)  She married (1) BRIAN AVERY ODOM.  She married (2) BRIAN KEITH DAUGHERTY.   

More about Kristi Joy Meager 
Fact 1: Adopted

 

Children of Kristi Meager and Brian Odom: 
1) Denise Marie Odom 
2) Kara Lynn Odom 
Child of Kristi Meager and Brian Daugherty: 

1) Rebecca Alexis Daugherty 

KRISTINA CURTIS (Sandra, Audrey, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob Myers)  She married (1) KENNETH C. GOUGE. 

Children of Kristina and Kenneth: 
1) Amanda Kristine Gouge 
2) Elizabeth Audrey Gouge 

PAMELA CURTIS  (Sandra, Audrey, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob Myers) She married JAMES D. CUNNINGHAM. 

Child of Pamela and James: 
1) Jessica Mae Cunningham 

NICOLE ERIN SHEPPARD (Patty, Dale, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob Myers) She met CHRIS SHIPLEY.  

Child of Nicole Sheppard and Chris Shipley: 
1) Devin Tyler Shipley   

JACKLYN ANN MERRIX (Terry Merrix, Dorthy Myers, Benjamin Harrison, James Thomas I, James J., William Henry Mires, Jacob Myers)

1) Baby Boy

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