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Michael Myers


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 10/30/2006 at 01:27:46

Michael Myers, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec 33, P O Boone, was born in East Tennessee January 24, 1825, and in 1827 moved with his parents to Indiana and was raised there, he had but limited educational advantages, never having gone to school but a few days in his life, in April 1851, he came to this State, locating where he now lives, owns one thousand acres of land, he bought the claim of John Crooks, and then bought it of the River Land Company at $1.25 per acre, in September 1853, he has resided on his farm since his residence in the State, and the longest period that he has been off his place at one time is a month and one day in 1874, he began here with two hundred and forty acres and has kept adding to it until he now owns his present farm, is one of the oldest settlers now living in the township and has always had the reputation of being an honest, straightforward man in all his business transactions, Mr Myers has been twice married, first, August 18, 1846 to Charlotte Latham, a native of Indiana, she died February 4, 1860 leaving a family of eight children: Alexander, Nancy A (wife of E A Doty, of Hanson county), John, West, Harrison, Johnson, Vincent, and Charlotte (wife of Samuel Wane), was married again May 6, 1861, to Mrs May A Latham, a native of Indiana, they have five Charles R and Ida B living, and three deceased, Mrs Myers has three children by her former marriage, John W, David H and Alice May (wife of Winfield Wane), all living.

1880 Boone Co History Book


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