CHARLES H. MYERS, a prominent citizen of Whiteland, was born in Clark County, Ind., May 29, 1828, and was the son of John and Sophia M. (Lampton) Myers, the former of whom was born in Herkimer County, N.Y., and the latter was born in Clark County, this state. In January, 1841, his parents removed to Jackson County, Ind., and there settled on a farm. In April, 1843, they removed to Jefferson County, Iowa, but a month or two later they returned to this state, and after a few months spent in Marion County, they came to Johnson County, and spent one year in the northern part of Pleasant Township. They then returned to Marion County, where our subject spent his early youth and early manhood. In 1852, he took up the plasterer's trade, to which his attention was given for about four years. In 1856, he took a position in the retail establishment of Grafton Johnson, of Greenwood, and remained with him for nearly fourteen years. In 1868, he engaged in mercantile pursuits for himself at Whiteland, in partnership with Daultin Wilson. In 1873, he retired from merchandising, and has given his attention to farming and stock-raising ever since. He owns about 170 acres of good land. He was married October 14, 1856, to Theodocia Brewer, daughter of William and Catharine (Graham) Brewer. She died April 7, 1858. November 3, 1859, Mr. Myers was married to Elizabeth A. Wilson, daughter of William and Jane Wilson. She died April 29, 1880, and on the 22nd day of November, 1882, Mr. Myers was married to Miss Livonia A. Waggener, his present wife. She was born in Franklin Township, this county, July 2, 1853, and was the daughter of James and Caroline (Hendricks) Waggener. The second marriage of Mr. Myers resulted in the birth of six children: Rosa B., born October 4, 1860; Lillie M., January 1, 1862; Jennie, January 29, 1864; John W., March 4, 1866, deceased; Charles R., September 7, 1868, and Mary M., November 10, 1871, deceased. He and his present wife have had three children: Helen G., born September 13, 1883, deceased; William E., June 27, 1885, and Mark, June 28, 1887. Mr. Myers is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and, in politics, he is a republican. Theodocia Brewer was born in Pleasant Township, June 30, 1838, and Elizabeth A. Wilson was born in Pleasant Township, November 30, 1839.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.