Rev. David Myers
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DAVID MYERS was a Baptist preacher of the
old school, and gave his time and services to the good cause, and received but
small pay in this life. He was a man of pleasing address, and a good and earnest
preacher. He organized the
first Baptist Church in Dallas, County, in 1846, known
as the Union Baptist Church, located near the town of Carrollton. He also
organized a Church on Rowlett's Creek, and the Bethel, Liberty and probably
He was active in the work, and trusted the Lord for results. The old pioneers
had but little money. As a Texas pioneer preacher he suffered many hardships and
privations. During his entire ministry I don't think he received as much as
$500.00; but he seemed to delight in his work, and the Lord only knows the great
influence for good he did among the old pioneers.
It was at the cabin of David Myers that my father and family stopped at the end
of our long journey from Devonshire, England, to Peters Colony, and we received
kind treatment from the old pioneer preacher and his family. We remained there
some time, until we could secure a cabin to go into, and the Myers family have
always been our friends.
The first sermon preached by David Myers in Dallas County was a funeral
discourse, delivered in June 1946, and his last sermon was preached at the Bethel
Church, a church that he had organized.
He departed this life March 9th, 1853, honored and loved by all who knew him. He
was in active service, preaching to the pioneers of Dallas, Denton, and Collin
Counties for seven years, and died at the age of 56 years.
From Sixty Years in
Texas by George Jackson
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
Myers, Elder David, a Baptist preacher and patriarch of a large family, came
from Illinois in 1845- left a fine record as a Christian pioneer. Born in
Kentucky, he came from Jersey county, Ill. Elder Myers organized the first and
still the well known "Union" Baptist church in Dallas county, May 10th 1846, the
original members being J.B. Lee and wife P.A., Franklin Bowles, Letitia Myers
and John M. Myers, of whom the latter is the only survivor. Thomas Keenan and
wife and Mrs. Kesiah Myers were the three first additions to the church.
Elder David Myers children:
Nancy married J. W. Chowning in "34, came in 1845;
John M., (the second Elder,)
married in 1842 Kessiah Wiley, came in 1845; Emiline married J.H. Whitlock, came
in 1845- died early; Elizabeth married Wm. Barnes, and died soon; Sarah married
A. J. Clark, and old Texian [Henry C. Clark, of Dallas is their son]; B.C.
Penina Fyke; Jemima married Archer Fyke; Mary married D.H. Wise; Geo. W.
married Lucy Peak in Illinois; Harriet married A. G. Brant; elder David has a
hundred descendants, mostly in Texas.
Children of Elder John M. Myers:
Elizabeth married J. S. Bailey; Mary married William Mosely; Martha married J.J.
Stubbs; J. S. married M. V. Cooper; Douglas married Eugenia Hoffman; G. F.
married Ella Kennedy; Letty married James McWhoter; Nancy married W. T.
McKamy; Lewis remains open to negotiations.
Dallas County 1837-1887 by John Henry Brown
Born in Eng
Oct 15, 1797
March 9, 1853
Cemetery, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas