Jeremiah Myers

Photographs Courtesy of Peggy (Sawyer) Williams - Deonna (Todd) Green, Robert Lett, Ken Todd & Barb Nelson - Family History Courtesy of Barb Nelson


Jeremiah Myers was born June 25, 1809, near Baltimore, MD. His father was Philip from MD and of German descent. They were Methodists. Jeremiah moved to Belmont Co., OH in 1825. He married his neighbor, Mary Ann Harper who was born in 1817 in VA. They were married on March 15, 1832, in Belmont Co., OH by JOP Panter Laws. They settled in the Barnesville, OH area and began their family. They moved to Morgan Co, OH in 1848 and purchased a farm. It was a few miles north of Chesterhill, OH. They had 2 stillborn children and raised their 13 living children plus later 2 of their granddaughters.

The 1850 census in Marion Township, Morgan County, Ohio states that as of 1 June 1850 Jeremiah was age 39, his wife was Mary, age 34, and they had eight children ages 2-16 all born in Ohio. He was a farmer who owned $800 worth of real estate at that time. Other records say he was a prosperous farmer and had several oil wells. Jeremiah served in the Civil War.

When Jeremiah's oldest boys were of age to enlist in the Civil War, he sent them to Michigan to keep them out of the war. They settled in the Remus area where many of the families from Ohio settled.

Jeremiah's son George, 1850-1940, stayed on the family farm. He was a school teacher and farmer. He purchased Jeremiah's farm from him about 1890.

Jeremiah died April 13, 1894, of dropsy. Mary Ann died on Sept 22, 1904. They are buried together in the Chesterhill Cemetery Section 1, row 7, stone 13. George and his wife are buried next to them.




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