John Myers Sr.


JOHN MYERS, Sr., a native of Pennsylvania and a brother of the celebrated "Auver Mike", was a farmer by occupation and one of the prominent early settlers of Jefferson county. One of his sons, John Myers, Jr., was reared in Washington county, Penn., and in early manhood engaged in agriculture. In 1830 he removed to Ohio, and he followed farming for a time, and subsequently sold his land and opened a general store at Newburgh, which he conducted for several years. Afterward he engaged in coal mining, but soon abandoned that and followed the cooper's trade until his death in 1875. He was married in 1837 to Martha Smith, a native of Ohio, by whom he had three sons and four daughters, all of whom survive. His widow is still living.

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