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Capt John Walden Meyers of Sidney Tp.
and Belleville, Hastings County

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Children of John W Meyers and Polly Kruger
Meyers Family by Mildred Sussell
1787 John W Meyers claim for losses
1798 Petition
John Maschesky debt to John W Meyers 1803
Capt J. W. Meyers, disloyal conduct, War 1812
Edmond Mott Land Petition 1849
The Captain's 1822 Inventory and Will
Secondary Sources about Capt Meyers

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Capt Meyers is a local legend and he is found throughout the early record. Much has been written so I wonder what I can add that is worthy of your time. As a descendant, via son George, I will try to add things that I find in primary documents that seem worthy.  Mildred Sussell's extensive research on the family is not to be missed and can form the basis for anyones work on this family.

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CAPTAIN JOHN WALDEN MEYERS, U.E . was born 22 January 1744/45 in Albany, NY, and died 22 November 1821 in Belleville, Ontario.  He married (1) MARY (POLLY) (CRUGER) KRUGER 1765.  She was born 1745 in Hans Waltimeyer, Goddard, 1980, pg. 96/7, and died Abt. 1816.  He married (2) SOPHIA A HOFFNEL Aft. 1816. 
       
Children of CAPTAIN MEYERS and MARY KRUGER are:
                   i.    GEORGE W MEYERS, U.E., b. 24 September 1765, Wurtenburg, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY; m. ALAIDA VANALSTINE, 5 May 1789; b. Abt. 2 March 1772,                                                                    Kinderhook, NY: PLBQ p. 827; date & place  WFT; d. Abt. 1872.
                  ii.    CATHERINE W. MEYERS, b. 18 March 1767, Wurtenburg, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY; m. JOHN BLEECKER, 7 October 1788, 8th Town (Sidney); b. Abt.                                                                            1762; d. 1807.
                 iii.    MARGARETHA MEYERS, b. 24 November 1768, Wurtenburg, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY.
                 iv.    TOBIAS MEYERS, b. Abt. 1770, Dutchess Co., NY; d. August 1796, Belleville, ON.
                  v.    LEONARD MEYERS, b. 1772; d. Bef. 17 October 1830; m. (1) LENA WESTFALL; m. (2) MARGARET ACKERMAN, 14 April 1793, Fredericksburgh.
                 vi.    MARY OR MARIA MEYERS, b. Abt. 1774; d. Abt. 1868; m. JOHN BLEECKER; b. Abt. 1762; d. 1807.
                vii.    ANNA (NANCY) MEYERS, b. 1775, Coxsackie, Greene Co., NY; d. 10 December 1844, Belleville, ON; m. (1) CALEB GILBERT, Bef. 1797; b. Ulster Co, NY; d.                                                                           Bef. 1817; m. (2) THOMAS JONES; b. Abt. 1765, NY.
               viii.    JACOB MEYERS, b. 31 March 1777; d. Abt. 1851; m. JANE MCKENZIE, 1798; b. 1780; d. 1858

1787
At Bay de Quinte, on 6 Sept 1787, Capt John Meyers wife and Five children -  being entitled to 1000 acres and has drawn lots 8 and 9 in the 1st and 2nd Concession, Seigneurie No 8 (became Sidney), comprising 800 acres.
Source: Township Papers, Hastings, AO, MS 658, reel 442, #371, copy Meyers file

1811 Rawdon Lot 11, Con 1
Lot 11, Con 1, Rawdon was patented by the Crown to John W Meyers and John Richard Bleecker on Mar 16, 1811
Source: Hastings Co, Rawdon, Abstract Index, AO, GSU 197866

LOYAL RANGER
Cpt John W Meyers, born NY Province, He was a farmer in New York, served 6 1/2 years.
Source: Return of the Officers of the Loyal Rangers, PAC Haldimand Papers, MSS, B167, 398

DEATH
John Myers Esq, Captain in His Majesty's Corps of Royal Rangers, aged seventy six years and two months died on the 22nd & was buried on the 24th day of Novemeber in 1821. Thos Campbell, Rector. Witnesses Leonard W Meyers Senr,Tobias Bleecker
Source: St Thomas Church, Belleville, Register, Anglican Archices, Kingston, Ontario, 7-B-1, marriage 201, personal files AA Belleville 5372-5609, image 11