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John Myers

John Myers

Male 1814 - 1886  (71 years)

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  • Name John Myers  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 12 Oct 1814  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died 6 Sep 1886  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried Pleasant Valley Cem, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Person ID I132  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2014 

    Father Jacob C. Myers,   b. 17 Apr 1784,   d. 23 Mar 1857, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Rachel Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. 25 Jan 1790, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1855, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Frock,   b. 16 Mar 1820, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1882, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Y  [3, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Levi Myers,   b. 21 Dec 1841, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1926  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Josiah ("Jessia") Myers,   b. 29 Aug 1843, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1916  (Age 72 years)
     3. Emily J. Myers,   b. 13 Jun 1845, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1895  (Age 49 years)
     4. Jacob Alfred L. Myers,   b. 29 May 1847, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1873, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     5. Margaret A. Myers,   b. 1849, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. John Thomas Myers,   b. 11 Sep 1851, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1927, York Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Edward Myers,   b. 25 Jan 1854, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1862, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    +8. Michael (Maal) Washington Myers,   b. 17 Aug 1856, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1933  (Age 76 years)
     9. Milton A. Myers,   b. Feb 1859, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1950, Pleasant Valley, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     10. Ida Susan Myers,   b. 27 Mar 1861, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1862, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     11. Laura Belle Myers,   b. 5 Jul 1863, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1939, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F2047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1850 census lists John Myers, 35, a farmer, living with his wife Susan, 30, and 5 children: Levi, 7; Josiah, 5; Emily J, 3; Alfred, 2; and Margaret A, 1. His brother Jacob and family lived next to them. 1850 U.S. Census, Dist. 2, Carroll Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 289, stamped p. 405B).

      The 1860 census shows John as a 46 yr old farmer living with his wife "Susannah," 41, and 9 children: Levi, 19; Josiah, 17; Emily, 15; Jacob, 13; Margaret, 11; John, 8; Edward, 7; Michael, 4; and Milton, 2. 1860 U.S. Census, Union P.O., Carroll Cnty, MD (M 563, Roll 471, stamped p. 660).

      The family composition changed by the 1870 census, which lists John, 55, retired and living in Westminster with his wife "Susan," 51, and 3 children: Margaret A., 21; Milton, 11; and Laura, 6. 1870 U.S. Census, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD (M 593, Roll 582, p. 499).

      In 1880, John, 65, and "Susannah", 59, were still in Westminster, living with two children, Milton, 21, and Laura B., 16. 1880 U.S. Census, 7th Dist, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD (T 9, Roll 506, stamped p. 476).


      John is buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Carroll Cnty, MD, in sec. A, row 4, grave 1. Vol. 5, part 1, CARROLL COUNTY CEMETERIES, p.124 (Carroll County Genealogical Soc'y: 1999).
    • (Research):
      One "John D. Myers" was very active as an officer and member of the Masons, Plymouth Lodge, No. 143, A.F.A.M., in the town of Union Bridge, between the years 1869 to 1878. J.T. Scharf, HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, p. 970 (1882).

      Scharf's HISTORY (Ibid, p.866) states: "John Myers is a manufacturer of brick" in the town of Myersville. (He also says the town was "laid out by Peter E. Myers" and that Jeremiah Myers "carries on a sawmill" and that Jesse Myers is a miller.) Even though Peter E. Myers "laid out" the town, he lost an 1855 election to be "Road Supervisor." (Ibid, p.867.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.81.

    2. [S354] Gervaise - John Myers|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolack, "Descendants of John Myers", (Email report from ten8ious@msn.com to Wm. C. Snouffer : 19 Nov 2006).

    3. [S350] MD Census 1850, Carroll |, Maryland, Carroll Cnty, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M432, Roll 289, p. 405).

    4. [S933] Nancy Levinthal |, Nancy Lee Myers Levinthal, "Descendants of Johannes Mayer" (Oct 2013), (Nancy Levinthal, 30749 Via Rivera, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; NancyLevinthal@aol.com), p. 3.

    5. [S349] MD Census 1860, Union PO|, Maryland, Carroll Cnty, Union P.O., 1860 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M563, Roll 471, p. 660).

    6. [S39] Carroll Cemeteries 5/1|, Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 5, part 1, (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD : 1999), p. 124.

    7. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    8. [S12] Ott|, Richard H. Ott, Jr., "Ott Genealogy" : Oct 2003, (Richard H. Ott, Jr., 4208 Elsa Terr, Baltimore, MD 21117; DickOtt@aol.com).

    9. [S39] Carroll Cemeteries 5/1|, Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 5, part 1, (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD : 1999), p. 42.