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Michael Myers

Male 1796 - 1853  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Michael Myers 
    Born ca 1796  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Property, Real 1804  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michael Crigger to Michael Myers [Moyers] sold a tract of land. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol V, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 242. [Original Wythe County Deed Book 4, p 154?]
    Property, Real 20 Mar 1804  Evansham, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Houlsdon, lot 5 for 12 pounds, 15 shillings, the lot being sold to Andrew Brown who assigned to Michael Myers, who assigned to Andrew Erwin who assigned to Houlsdon, on the southeast side of Main Street, the 2nd lot southwest of the cross street. [Deed Book 4-152] 
    • (1) Virginia. Wythe County. Deed Book 4-152, March 20, 1804. (2) Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers In the Town of Evansham, the County Seat of Wythe County, Virginia; Vol IV, 1790-1839 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1998), 58.
    Military 11 Feb - 4 Mar 1815  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of Captain Christopher Brown's Company of militia, called into Federal Service under General Orders of 12 Jan 1815, is a requisition of the Government of the United States. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Wythe County, Virginia: A Bicentennial History (Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing, Inc, 1989), 120-121.
    Inheritance 8 Apr 1817  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Will & Testament of Peter Myers; also includes inventory & appraisal
    Last Will & Testament of Peter Myers; also includes inventory & appraisal
    Sons: Peter, John, Michael, Henry. Daughters: Molly, wife of Martin Kegley; Barbara, wife of Martin Wyrick; Peggy, Catherine, Leah, and Sarah. Wife: Catherine; Exec: Joseph Crockett, refused to serve and sons Peter and Michael were made administrators; Witnesses: Christopher Brown, John L. Lindenberger, Ludwick Wohlford. Recorded 8 Apr 1817 by Robert Crockett, Clerk.
    Census 1820  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kegley states that the residents of the Town of Evansham are identified in the 1820 Census including: "John Myars, Michael Myars, Thomas Myars." 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers In the Town of Evansham, the County Seat of Wythe County, Virginia; Vol IV, 1790-1839 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1998), 54.
    Occupation 31 Jan 1823  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michael Moyers was listed as a jailer, Wythe County in a legislative petition located in the Virginia State Library, Archives. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol II, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1982), 408.
    Property, Real 7 Oct 1823  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michael Moyers and Peggy, his wife, of County of Wythe in the State of Virginia...to Henry Myers of the same county for $100, all their right, interest, title or claim of which the said Michael Myers (Moyers) or Peggy, his wife may or shall have.... 
    • Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, comp. Early Settlers of Lee Co, Virginia, and adjacent counties, Vol II (Greensboro, NC: Media, Inc., 1977), 705. [Original Wythe Co. Deed Book 10, p 8]
    Property, Real 7 Oct 1823  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michel Moyers and Peggy, his wife of Wythe Co, Va. conveyed land in Wythe Co, the same land which was allotted to Michael by decree of the Chancery side of the Court, 10 Feb 1818 by Commissioner to Martin Kegley for $1000.  
    • Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, comp. Early Settlers of Lee Co, Virginia, and adjacent counties, Vol II (Greensboro, NC: Media, Inc., 1977), 705. [Original Wythe County Marriage Book 10, p 9]
    Occupation 1829  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michael Moyers qualified as Marshall of Superior Court of Chancery on 7 Apr 1829. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Wythe County, Virginia: A Bicentennial History (Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing, Inc, 1989), 468. NOTE: Footnote says Wythe County Clerk's Bonds also include bonds of the Marshall and his Deputies. Found in the basement of the Wythe County Circuit Court Clerk's office.
    Census 1830  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    --Michael Myers--free white males under 5: 1, free white males 10-14: 1, free white males 20-29: 1; free white males 30-39: 1; free white females under 5: 1, free white females 5-9: 1, free white females 30-39: 1; free white females 50-59: 1, few white persons under 20: 4; free white persons 20-59: 3, Total free white persons: 8; Total all persons: 8. Roll 200. 
    Occupation 1792-1832  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Listing shows that Michael Moyers was the deputy when Stephen Sanders was Sheriff of Wythe County. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Wythe County, Virginia: A Bicentennial History (Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing, Inc, 1989), 472. NOTE: Footnote says Wythe County Circuit Court Clerk's Bonds also include bonds of the Marshall and his Deputies. Found in the basement of the Wythe County Circuit Court Clerk's office.
    Religion 1838  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dr. John Haller and his wife Catherine conveyed a lot on Tazewell Street, Wytheville to the Trustees, Casper Yost, William H. Foster, Henry Whitman, William Pattison, Michael Moyers, James St. Clair, Larkin Smith, and James L. Yost for "the purpose of erecting a Methodist Episcopal Church thereon." The church stood at the corner of Tazewell and North Streets. This church replaced the first Methodist Church in Wythe County which was probably built about 1827 in the town of Evansham. It was log and located on West Monroe Street probably between 8th and 10th streets. The graveyard on North Street nearby was known as the West End Methodist Cemetery. In 1839 the church lot was sold for $350 to Martin Kegley by the trustees [including Michael Myers] and then the new church was built. 
    • (1) Mary B. Kegley. Wythe County, Virginia: A Bicentennial History (Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing, Inc, 1989), 225-226. (2) Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers In the Town of Evansham, the County Seat of Wythe County, Virginia; Vol IV, 1790-1839 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1998), 34, 156.
    Petition 14 Jan 1839  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A petition was sent to the Virginia General Assembly signed by Local citizens of the area requesting the incorporation of a town "by the name and style of Wytheville." Free white tax-paying citizens who are residents of the town for six months previous to the election and owned lots in the town, be authorized to meet at the courthouse to elect ten trustees of the town. Those signing included: James H. Myers, J.S. Myers, Michael Myers, and many others. [Wythe County Legislative Petition, January 4, 1839, Library of Virginia] 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers In the Town of Evansham, the County Seat of Wythe County, Virginia; Vol IV, 1790-1839 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1998), 51.
    Census 1840  Lee Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 91--Michael Myers--Free white males 10-14: 2, free white males 20-29: 1, free white males 40-49: 1; free white females 5-9: 1, free white females 10-14, free white females 15-19: 1, free white females 40-49: 1, free white females 70-79: 1; Persons employed in Agriculture: 3, Free white persons under 20: 5; Free white persons 20-79: 3; Total persons: 9 
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1820. (NARA microfilm M33 roll 566)
    Property, Real 20 Mar 1840  Lee Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michael Miers (Myers) and Peggy, his wife of Lee Co, Va. conveyed land in Harlan Co, formerly Lincoln, lying on Catron's Creek, south fork of Cumberland River to James J. Gibson and George Eager for $2000... 
    • Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, comp. Early Settlers of Lee Co, Virginia, and adjacent counties, Vol II (Greensboro, NC: Media, Inc., 1977), 705. [Original Lee Co. Deed Book C, p 178]
    Property, Real 8 Apr 1847  Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michael Myers and Margaret, his wife of Breathitt Co, Kentucky, sold 167 acres, part of the tract of 500 acres patented to Manasses Friell, original survey..., to John E. Burke of Lee Co, Va., for $2075.... 
    • Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, comp. Early Settlers of Lee Co, Virginia, and adjacent counties, Vol II (Greensboro, NC: Media, Inc., 1977), 705. [Breathitt Co. Deed Book 13, p 22]
    Census 1850  Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District No. 1, p 18B, dwelling/family 13/13, farmer, b. Virginia; enumerated 27 Jul 1850 by John Hargis. 
    1850 Census for Breathitt County, Kentucky, District No. 1, Sheet 18B
    1850 Census for Breathitt County, Kentucky, District No. 1, Sheet 18B
    Myers, Michael.....58...head...farmer
    _____, Margaret....53...wife
    _____, Strother....21...son....farmer
    _____, David.......19...son
    _____, Eliza....... 9...daughter
    Turnbo Manuscripts ca 1851  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    One among the early timers of North Arkansas is Dave Fee who resides at Peel Marion County. His parents Henderson and Margarette (Myers) Fee with four of their children, Jane, Dave, John M. and Ben who was the baby then and Mr. Mike Myers his father in law came from the state of Kentucky to where Buffalo City in Marion County is now on a steam boat in 1851. Dave Fee was born in Breathitt County Kentucky October 25 1847. Daves father was born in 1819. Dave Fee says that his father made a crop in the river bottom where Buffalo City now Is in 1852. He remembers that Jim Laffoon and a Mr. Lin Scott lived in this same bottom at the same time his father did and that his grandfather Miky Myers who was quite an old man died there in the early part of 1853.... 
    • Silas Claiborne Turnbo. "A Few Names of Early Residents,"The Turnbo Manuscripts, Vol 19, p 575, located in the Springfield-Green County Libraries, Springfield, Missouri.
    Died ca 1853  Buffalo City, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Silas Claiborne Turnbo. "A Few Names of Early Residents,"The Turnbo Manuscripts, Vol 19, p 575, located in the Springfield-Green County Libraries, Springfield, Missouri.
    Buried unknown  On the banks of the White River between Flippin and Cotter at Buffalo City, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I682  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2020 

    Father Peter Moyer/Myers,   b. ca 1755, Somerset Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1817, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Catherine Ward,   b. ca 1759, Wythe Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jan 1819, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 15 May 1785  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret [Phipps] Murphy,   b. ca 1797, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1816  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr. Wythe County Marriages 1790-1850 (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co, 1985), 81. (2) Beverly Repass Hoch and Mary B. Kegley, comp. Wythe County, Virginia Marriages 1790-1853 (Wytheville, VA: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2006), 27. (3) Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol 4, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 353. (4) Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol V, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 135. [Original Wythe County Marriage Book 1, p 54] (5) Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, comp. Early Settlers of Lee Co, Virginia, and adjacent counties, Vol II (Greensboro, NC: Media, Inc., 1977), 705. [Original Wythe County Marriage Book 1, p 54]
    Children 
    +1. Mary Jane Myers,   b. ca 1821, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1925, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 104 years)
    +2. Margaret Myers,   b. 20 Dec 1825, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1900, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Strother Myers,   b. ca 1829, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1873, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     4. Elvira Myers,   b. ca 1830, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1881, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     5. David Myers,   b. ca 1831, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Jane Hathaway Myers,   b. ca 1834, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1863, Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    +7. Eliza E. Myers,   b. 1 May 1842, Lee Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1877, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - Michael Myers and Margaret, his wife of Breathitt Co, Kentucky, sold 167 acres, part of the tract of 500 acres patented to Manasses Friell, original survey..., to John E. Burke of Lee Co, Va., for $2075.... - 8 Apr 1847 - Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - District No. 1, p 18B, dwelling/family 13/13, farmer, b. Virginia; enumerated 27 Jul 1850 by John Hargis. - 1850 - Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - ca 1853 - Buffalo City, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - unknown - On the banks of the White River between Flippin and Cotter at Buffalo City, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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