John W. Myers


JOHN W. MYERS, son of John Myers, Jr., was born May 5, 1838. His early years were spent in Toronto where he attended school, and subsequently he learned the trades of cooper and carpenter, at which he is still engaged. He also followed the river in the fall seasons, acting as a pilot between Pittsburgh and New Orleans. He was on one of these trips when the war broke out, and upon his return home, in 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Thirtieth Ohio infantry, and served one year and ten months. At the battle of Antietam he was taken prisoner by the confederates and was imprisoned for two months in Libby prison. On his return to his home he was discharged on account of impaired health. He was married in June, 1863 to Nancy S. Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton of Steubenville, and to this union have been born seven children: Harry W., Fred H., Minolia, Anna M., Josephine, Charles and Myrtle all of whom are living but Charles. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Toronto of which he is an official member. He is also a comrade of the G. A. R. The office of township trustee he has filled to the general satisfaction during one year. In politics he is a strong republican.

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