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William Henderson Myers

William Henderson Myers, born 19 July 1856 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was the son of Henderson Allen Myers and Rachel Minerva Coatney. 

He married Sarah Jane Hash 30 May 1878 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana.   Before 1900, the family migrated to Ellis Co., Texas; there William died on December 4,  1897 in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Texas. Sarah Jane is listed in the 1900 Ellis Co., census with her five children.  By April 1910, Sarah and her daughter, Abbie are living in Grayson Co. with a boarder, Charley Walker. 

Sarah Jane Hash Myers

Hash Family
Sarah Jane Hash, born 30 January 1860 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana; died 07 January 1944 in Pottsboro, Grayson Co, Texas.   She was the daughter of James Hash and Mary Ratliff.

Children of William Myers and Sarah Hash are:

  • Samuel Henry Myers, born 25 Oct ober 1879 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana; died September 1957
  • James Henderson Myers, born 02 September 1881 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana; died 20 July 1959 in Goulbusk, Coleman Co., Texas; married Ella Charlotte Boggs 28 August 1903 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas; born 12 December 1884 in Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri; died 25 October 1978 in Goulbusk, Coleman Co., Texas. 

  • Maudie Beatrice Myers, born 05 October 1884 &  died 25 September 1885 in Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana
  • Lula Ann Myers, born 02 May 1886 in Ellis Co., Texas; died 18 March 1911 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
  • Minnie Lee Myers, born 18 August 1890 in Ellis Co., Texas; died 12 October 1975 in Pottsboro, Grayson Co., Texas; married Henry C. Clountz 24 October 1905 in Grayson Co., Texas.
  • Claudie Myers, born 20 March 1893 &  died 23 April 1893 in Ellis Co., Texas
  • Abbie Lea Myers, born 06 March1894 in Ellis Co., Texas; died 26 December 1980 in Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Texas
  • Sarah Jane Hash Myers was a small framed woman, about 5' 6", with long, straight, black hair, which she wore in a bun, and she had blue eyes. She smoked a corn cob pipe or a clay pipe. She would always send or bring James H. Hash a can of tobacco and a pipe for Christmas, but he never used it. She was a member of the Locust Church of Christ, which then moved their building in her lifetime to the Willow Springs area a few miles away on land donated by the Driggers family, and across the road from the Clountz place.

    Sarah Jane "Aunt Jane" died from pneumonia on a Friday monring at 7:00 am at her daughter's house - Minnie Myers Clountz. She was 83 years, 11 months, 7 days., She was buried Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  Leland Alton, minister of the Church of Christ, officiated.  Interment was under the direction of Short-Murray Funeral Home. 
    Pallbearers were Dempsey Moon, Roy Moon, Walter Moon, Spencer Steadman, Roy Smith and Hugh Ballough.

    Joseph J. Henry and Tom Hash were her brothers; they had moved to Texas from Missouri before 1900.  Sarah and William H. Myers came to Texas in 1884.  They came to Sherman for only a year and then moved to Ellis County Texas.  After William H. Myers died in 1897 from pneumonia. brought on by complications from having the measles and working too hard when sick, Sarah Jane moved northwest of Pottsboro,Texas with her brothers and resided there until her death in 1944.
    Tom Hash died about a month before Jane did and is buried at the Locust Cemetery close to Pottsboro; his wife Ellie Avaline is buried next to him. There is only a rock that marks their graves.
    On the 1910 Census of Grayson County, Texas, Sarah Jane Myers states she is a farmer, renting on farm schedule 95.
    She was buried in the Georgetown Cemetery next to her daughter, Minnie Clountz, near Pottsboro, Grayson Co., Texas.

    William Henderson & Sarah Jane Hash Myers, with daughter 

    Standing, back row :  Samuel Henry Myers, Sarah Jane Hash Myers
    Front row : Lula Ann Myers, William Henderson Myers holding Minnie Myers, James Henderson Myers
    ca 1890

    Children of William Henry Myers & Sarah Jane Hash
    Samuel Henry, James Henderson "Jim", Minnie, Abbie

    Back row, left to right : James Henderson Myers, Samuel Myers, William Henderson Myers, Elmira Ellie Mosier Hash, J. Henry Hash, Sarah Jane Hash Myers, unknown
    Front row, children : left to right : Abbie Myers, Minnie Myers, Jodie Mosier, Lula Myers

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