|COL ANDREW MYERS & WIFE MARY (LLOYD)
|Parents of Jane, William Perry, Sarah, Mary Ann, Margaret, Orpha, Levi, Matilda & Loiusa
CHILDREN OF COL ANDREW & MARY MYERS
Jane Myers, b. 12/15/1818, Carlton,
William Perry Myers, b. 12/13/1820,
Louisa Myers, b. about
SARAH A. MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
|The Levi Willits House now the NEW BOSTON MUSEUM
|located at 202 Main St, New Boston, is on the National Historic Register
Sarah A. Myers the second daughter and third child born to Col. Andrew & Mary
Lloyd Myers, was born 9/13/1822 in Pickaway County, Ohio. Sarah married James Monroe Willits, son of Levi and Rachel Field Willits. James Monroe and his twin sister Melissa were born on
6/5/1818. (Melissa died sometime before 1829)
Sarah and James were married on 9/29/1840 in Mercer County. She died 9/23/1847 at the
age of 25 yrs 10 days, in Mercer County, Illinois. Sarah is buried in New Boston Cemetery and her tombstone records that she was the wife of James Monroe Willits.
CHILDREN OF SARAH A. MYERS & JAMES MONROE WILLITS:
Levi Perry Willits (b. 11/21/1841 Ind, d. 6/30/1927 IA);
William Henry Willits (b. 8/15/1843 Ind, d. 6/3/1930 IL);
Viola Jane Willits Hindman (b. 11/17/1844 IL);
(NOTE: Everyone of Sarah's children have the name
of at least one of her family members! But coincidently, several of James family members also have the same names, which can
at times make searching for family history a bit more tricky!)
Sarah's widower, James
Monroe Willits married Sarah A. Prouty, daughter of William and Lydia Hall Prouty, on 6/17/1850 in Mercer County. Sarah A. Prouty was born 4/30/1832
in Massachusetts, and died 12/5/1895 in Mercer County, Illinois. She is also buried in New Boston Cemetery and has often been mistaken for the first Mrs. Sarah A. Willits.
MARY ANN MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
|Mary Ann Myers Kirlin
|1823 - 0000
MARY ANN MYERS Mary Ann Myers was the daughter of Andrew & Mary (Lloyd)
Myers. She and her twin sister Sarah Ann were born in Pickaway County, Ohio on Sept 13, 1822. By 1830 her family moved
to Wayne County, Indiana & in 1836 they moved again, to Mercer county, Illinois. Her picture is
located in the family photo album next to her sister Jane. Something I've always found funny ~ Irene labeled the photos "Aunt
Jane Mannon" & "Aunt Jane's Sister". I'm guessing either Irene didn't like her Aunt
Mary or maybe just didn't know her as well and wasn't as close to her as she was her Aunt Jane? BUT ~ Because of the way she
always referred to them, I didn't realize until I was an adult and took up geneology as a hobby, that "Aunt
Jane's Sister" was actually our "blood" Aunt too!
ABOUT DAVID: David
Kirlin was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, November 2, 1823. History says that he was the fourth of nine children. The
Kirlin family migrated to Wayne County, Indiana and then to New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois. The history also tells us David
had always been engaged in the furniture trade. Throughout census records he is listed as a cabinet builder or furniture
maker. David had stores in New Boston and in Iowa. He was also a farmer with two good farms. One located in
New Boston township and the other one in Iowa.
Part of his skill in furniture making was devoted to making coffins. Besides making coffins David
served as undertaker for New Boston. He advertised in the Aledo Weekly Record on July 16, 1861
"D. Kirlin coffins for paupers $8."
MARY ANN & DAVID'S CENSUS RECORDS:
1850 census: New Boston #311 David Kerlin, cabinet maker, 26, VA; Mary Kerlin,
27, OH; Dalina, 1, IL.
Next door to David and Mary Ann is David's brother Anderson and his family. #310 Anderson Kirlin,
Carpenter, 27, VA; Mary Jane Kerlin, 22, IN; Alice, 2, IL.
1860 Census: New Boston #1882 David Kirlin, 36, Cabinet Maker, IN; Mary A., 35,
OH; Dalinda, 11, IL; Kate, 9, IL, May, 7, IL; Abbie, 6, IL; Edna 2, IL.
1870 Census: New Boston #61 David Kirlin, 47, Dealer in Furniture, VA; Mary, 47,
keeping house, OH; Kate, 19, IL; May 17, IL; May 15, IL; Edna, 11, IL. Also living with David and Mary are Mary's parents;
Andrew Myers, 73, retired farmer, PA; Mary Myers, 73, at home, PA.
1880 census: New Boston #15 David Kerlin, cabinet maker, 57,
VA, Mary Kerlin, 57, keeping house, OH.
1890 census: Can't find them, David may have already passed away, but I find no
death records for him either?
1900 census: Records state that Mary is living with her daughter
& son-in-law, Kate & Wm in Kansas. #330 William Dickenson, 55, Traveling Salesman, NY; Kate, 46, Music Teacher, IL;
Mary Kirlin, 77, OH. Also says that Mary is widowed, mother of 7 children, 3 living.
CHILDREN OF DAVID & MARY ANN MYERS KIRLIN:
David & Mary Ann had 5 daughters & one son:
- Dalinda, b. 1849, d. 1882
- Kate, b. Nov 1853,
- May, b. 1853, d. 1873
- Abbie, born ?
- Edna, born ?
- John A. Kirlin, born ? (He must have
died prior to 1882 since his name is not listed in the census records.)
DAVID & MARY ANN'S DAUGHTERS
- Dalinda m. Shedrick Burlingam & moved to Taylor Co, Ia.
- Kate m. William Dickinson.
- May m. O. B. Thompson of Taylor Co, Ia.
- Abby m. physician A. L. Craig of Aledo.
- Edna m. John F. McBride of Aledo.
WHERE DID THIS FAMILY GO?
I found Mary and David buried in the Aledo Cemetery, not sure where the daughter's ended,
and I know nothing about their families? I'll have to search further.
I found a LINDEN KIRLIN on Findagrave.com
there's a very interesting Obituary posted on his bio. Linden was a Widely Known Inventor Of Labor Saving Farm
He was the son of Jacob and Nancy Jane (Mills) Kirlin, David Kirlin, husband of Mary Ann Myers,
would have been Linden's Uncle.
Linden married Blanche Estelle (Mitchell) Kirlin, was the daughter of Isaac and Susan Glancey Mitchell. She was born about
1856 in Keithsburg, IL. They were married on January 14, 1872, in Mercer County, IL.
CHILDREN of Linden & Blanch: (All were born in Mercer County, IL.)
- Maude b. about 1873
- Ward b. about 1875
- Clair b. about 1877
MARGARET MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
Myers was born about 1824 to 1826 in Pickaway County, Ohio (census records vary slightly). She was married
first to James Clark 3/7/1844 in Mercer County. They had one child,
- Ida C. Clark,
born Jan 1, 1845.
James died sometime between 1845 and 1850,
as Margaret and Ida are found with her parents in 1850. Margaret's second marriage was to widower Enos
Commons on 9/28/1852 in Mercer County.
CHILDREN OF ENOS & MARGARET (MYERS-CLARK)
Step Children) Enos's sons
from his first marriage to Delilah (Possible surname Sanders)
- Nathan Commons, born in Illinois about 1840
- Jasper Commons, born in Illinois about 1844
- Three additional children, were born to this first marriage and died
in infancy. Louisa J. Martha, & John. All three babies are buried in the Mannon Cemetery, New Boston Township, Illinois with their mother.
(Enos's Step Daughter) Margaret's daughter from her first marriage
to James Clark)
- Ida C. Clark, born in New Boston, IL Jan 1, 1845
& Margaret's children together) The following five children were all born to Enos & Margaret (Myers-Clark) Commons in Mercer County,
- Levi M. born about 1853
- Andrew M. born about 1856
- Orpha born about 1859
- U.S. Grant born Feb 25, 1862
- Ruth born about 1864
NOTE: Andrew married a woman named Kate. They had a daughter they named Orpha. She was born on 6/2/1881 and died on 6/8/1881. She is buried in Harvy County, Kansas.
& MARGARET COMMONS FAMILY CENSUS INFO
1850 CENSUS: The family is found in New Boston Township in 1850:
Enos Commons, farmer, 30, born In; with 1st wife Delila, 30, Va; Nathan, 11, In; Jasper A., 6, Il.
1860 CENSUS: The family is found in the 1860 census in New Boston
Township: Enos, 40, Farmer, born Indiana; with second wife, Margaret, 36, Oh; Nathan, 20, In; Jasper, 16, Il; Ida C. Clark
(Margaret's daughter), 15, Il; Levi M., 7, Il; Andrew M., 4, Il; Orpha, 1, Il.
1870 CENSUS: In the 1870 census: Enos Commons, 49, farmer, farm
valued $16,000, born In; Margaret, 47, Oh; Levi M., 16, Il; Andrew M., 13, Il; Orpha (male), 11, Il; U. S. Grant, 8, Il; Ruth,
6, Il. (I find it a little odd that the Orpha in the 1870 census
is listed as a male. When I first read the names of Enos & Margaret's 1st three children in the 1860 census
list I thought they were named after Margaret's brother Levi, father Andrew & sister Orpha. Would they have given
a son the same name as her sister? Or is this another misunderstanding in translation of records?)
THE MOVE TO KANSAS: Enos, Nathan and Jasper Commons went to Harvey County, Kansas,
about 1871, along with other Mercer County families (Prouty).
Margaret's daughter by 1st marriage, Ida
Clark married Franklin Andrew Prouty 9/14/1865 and went to Kansas with the Prouty family.
* March 26, 2009 ~ I found Ida & Franklin
Prouty and Family on Find-A-Grave! ( http://www.findagrave.com/ )
Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Harvey Co., Kansas
Ida Clark Prouty b. IL 1/1/1846 - d. KS 12/15/1889 and
Franklin Andrew Prouty b. IL 2/1/1846 - d. KS 5/4/1929
CHILDREN OF IDA & FRANKLIN:
Opal Lily Prouty Cummings (1867 - 1942)
Orenna Pearl Proudy Kendall
(1871 - 1925)
Bert J Prouty (1874 - 1918)
Bessie R Prouty Stapf (1882 - 1955)
OPAL LILY (PROUTY) CUMMINGS FAMILY: Opal
Lily Cummings passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, thus ending a life of deep devotion and service. Mrs. Cummings, daughter of Frank
Prouty and Ida [Clark] Prouty, was born in New Boston, Illinois, July 22, 1867. When she was four years old her family came
to Kansas in a covered wagon drawn by an ox team where her father homesteaded in Emma township, and here she grew to young
She was brought up a member of the Universalist church. On Oct, 7, 1885,
she was united in marriage to John Cummings. John was born July 4, 1860 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.
The home was blessed by four children; Thad, Glayds, John Jr., and Morris.
Mr. Cummings and John Jr., preceded her in death.
JOHN CUMMINGS, JR - John Cummings Jr., the son of Mrs. Opal
Cummings died at the family home at 507 west Broadway just before noon today of diphtheria. The burial service was at 5 o'clock
this evening and of necessity, private owing to the nature of the disease. The many friends of Mrs. Cummings grieve with her
in her great sorrow, although unable to do even the little things for her that are usually possible at such a time. John has
had a sore throat since Tuesday. His brother and sister have each been so afflicted and had yielded to home treatment, and
the mother cared for the lad in the same way, thinking it tonsillitis. This morning conditions became so alarming that a physician
was called, and he made frequent visits through the morning but without avail.
Opal Lily (Prouty) Cummings Spouse: John A Cummings (1860 - 1914), Children:
Thad ( ? ), Gladys P Cummings (1899 - 1993), John A Cummings (1903 - 1916), Morris V Cummings (1908 - 1988)
ORENNA PEARL (PROUTY) KENDALL FAMILY:
Orenna Pearl Prouty was born in New Boston Ill. She went to Kansas with her parents, Ida C. (Clark) & F.A. Prouty
in 1871 and settled in Harvey county,
She was married to Charles M. kendall in 1887. Their only child Ruby was
born in 1889 and passed away in 1907.They moved to Seattle,Washington in 1913 for her health.While there all there furniture
and household goods where lost in a fire that burned a large portion of downtown Newton.
They then moved back to Kansas and lived in Parsons as her illness got worse
her father urging she came back to Newton on Nov 11,1925 and passed away Dec 20,1925.Her husband moved back to California.Charles
died in 1945 and his body was cremated and shipped back to Newton for burial.
Charles Kendall - b. May 9, 1867, d. Apr. 5, 1945
He worked for Lehman Hardware and Implement Company while living in Newton, Kansas. He moved to Seattle, Washington with his
wife in 1913 returning to kansas, after his wife's death in 1925 he moved to Santa Monica, California and died at the Los
Angeles County Hospital April 1945.His remains where cremated and shipped back to Newton For burial in the family plot.He
was the last of his fathers family to pass on, his parents and two brothers, Irving and merritt and a sister Nellie having
gone on before.
Ruby L Kendall - b. Sep. 21, 1890, d. May 16, 1907
Ruby was the only child of Charles and Orenna. She was born in Newton and attended school here. Her voice early gave promise
of singing qualities and in later years had proven a delight to those that could hear her sing.Her illness was in the form
of inflammatory rheumatism which affected her heart.
Orenna Pearl (Prouty) Kendall's Spouse: Charles Kendall (1867 - 1945) and
daughter: Ruby L Kendall (1890 - 1907)
BERT J. PROUTY FAMILY: Bert
J. Prouty was born in Newton, Kans., March 13, 1874, and passed away at his home Saturday Sept. 7, 1918, following
an illness of nearly two years. Mr. Prouty lived in or near Newton all his life with the exception of about two years when
he lived in New Mexico. He farmed a number of years northeast of Newton.
The near relatives who survive him are his wife; Bessie Prouty, their seven
children all at home; his aged father, Frank Prouty, and three sisters, Mrs. John Cummings and Mrs. Jacob Stapf of Newton
and Mrs. Charles Kendall of Parsons.
Bert J. Prouty's Spouse: Bessie (b. ? - d. ? ) Children children, Frank,
Opal, Joe, Thelma, Harry, Myria and Mildred (No birth/death dates or other info available on Bert's Family)
BESSIE R. (PROUTY) STAPF FAMILY: Bessie
R. Prouty was b. 1882 - d. 1955. She married Jacob Stapf. Jacob Came to Newton in 1883 from Germany.
He ran an auto repair shop, Newton Auto Company located at 118 North Main, was one of the first auto repair shops in Newton.
They had one daughter Orena b:1908
Bessie R Prouty Stapf's Spouse: Jacob Stapf (b. Germany
1880 - d. KS1969), Daughter Orena b:1908 - d. ?
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
1880 CENSUS: Enos and family are found in the 1880 census in Emma Township (Kansas):
Enos Commons, age 59, Farmer, Margaret, age 54, Levi M., age 27, U. S. Grant, age 20, Ruth M., age 17. Margaret Myers Clark's
father Andrew Myers, age 84 is living with or visiting them during the 1880 census.
Son Andrew Commons is living next door to them with wife Kate, 21, born Pennsylvania.
They have a daughter,
Son U. S. Grant Commons married Rose Larrance. daughter of Noah Noble & Amanda Alice Mannon Larrance raised by her grandparents;
Cyrus T. & Jane Myers Mannon. (Jane is the sister of Margaret Myers Commons) For Full History
of this family line SEE Mannon Page
MOVE ON FROM
KANSAS Many of the families spent the rest of thier lives in Kansas, but other moved on to Oregan and even
back to Illinois. At this point I don't know for sure who went where. But I did find LEVI M. COMMONS and his wife CLARA on Findagrave.com buried in an Oregan Cemetery.
ORPHA B. MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
|ORPHA B. MYERS ELLETT
|FRED ELLETT ~ Son of Ben & Orpha
|Photographer stamp ~ William Brown, Marshall Texas
ORPHA B. MYERS Orpha
Binkley Myers was the fifth daughter and sixth child born to Andrew & Mary( Lloyd) Myers. She was born on
9/1/1827 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
BENJAMIN D. ELLETT
Orpha married a man named Benjamin Dabney Ellett On 9/9/ 1851. He was the Sheriff of Mercer County and a Lumber
Merchant. A history of Benjamin Ellett is given in the Keithsburg Township section of the History of Mercer County,
Mr. Ellett was married first to Grace Eliza Jack, daughter of Ann (Robbinson) and Charles Jack,
an early settler in Mercer County. She was born May 8, 1820 in Parkersburg,
Wood County, West Virginia and she died October 15, 1850 leaving three living children. (NOTE: Benjamin and Grace actually had five children together, but only one, Mary J., lived to adulthood. Benjamin
and Grace's other children; Charles W. and Henry both proceeded her in death and little Charles D. died soon after his
mother, then little Grace Elizabeth died 10 months after Grace. All are buried in the New Boston Cemetery.)
MARRIAGE NOTICE: I found
Benjamin & Orpha's Marriage Notice on this Henderson County, Illinois History & Geneology website: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/county/henderson/ruth/mrg2.htm It Reads:
ELLETT, Benjamin D, Sheriff of Mercer Co
MYERS, Orphey B
9 Sept 1851 at the
residence of Col Andrew Myers by Rev Crittenden
|THE ELLETT HOUSE in KEITHSBURG
|was built by Benjamin Ellett ~ He & Orpha raised their nine children here
ABOUT THE ELLETT HOUSE: Besides being Mercer
County sherriff, Benjamin Ellett was a Lumber merchant which probably came in handy when building this beautiful home. The
"Ellett House" in Keithsburg, IL was built by Benjamin for his growing family in the year 1853. He and Orpha raised their
nine children in this home.
Benjamin passed away in 1880, his widowed wife remained in this home
with their children. In the 1900 census Orpha is listed as a widow, head of the household. Living in the home with her are
five of her grown children; William, Harry, Bettie, Fred, Minnie & Minnie's 13 yr old daughter Bessie. Harry is listed
as divorced and Minnie's husband worked on the Rail Road and must have traveled out of town. William, Betty and Fred are all
listed as single. Orpha passed away in 1909. In the 1910 census Bettie is still living in this Family Home with her single
brother's William and Fred. In 1920 and 1930 the three siblings are joined by their widowed brother Edwin and niece Virginia.
This home was restored in the 1980's and is once again a beautiful piece
of history. I don't find it on the National Register of
historic places, if it's not, I really think it needs to be added.
LETTER FROM AN ELLETT COUSIN: I have a
letter writtin to *Irene from her cousin who was an Ellett descendant. The letter is dated March 14, 1977. The
cousin states that Col Andrew Myers is her great, great grandfather. In the letter she tells Irene she remembers
living in the Ellett house: "I must admitt I was more interested in the Ellett side, because my mother and aunt
were Ellett's, and I only knew the Ellett family when they were still living in Keithsburg. In fact, my mother and I lived
in the old Ellett home for about a year when I was nine or ten years old and after my grandfather, *Edwin Myers Ellett died
in 1955 I just sort of gave up on trying to find out anything more about them for a time......." It's signed
Martha A. Johnson, she tells Irene that she works as a legal secretary for James Allen in Aledo.
FAMILY LINEAGE: *Edwin Ellett was the
seventh child born to Benjamin & Orpha Myers Ellett and the grandson of Col Andrew & Mary Lloyd Myers. (Mary) Irene
Nelson was the daughter of Nels & Mary Ora Myers Nelson, granddaughter of William Perry Myers (Orpha's older
brother) and the great granddaughter of Col Andrew & Mary Lloyd Myers
CHILDREN OF ORPHA MYERS & BENJAMIN ELLETT
ELLETT - JACK DESCENDANTS from Benjamin's 1st marriage to Grace
Jack (Orpha's Step Children)
Mary Jessie Ellett; Dec 31, 1846, d. Jan 16, 1942 age 95
MARY JACK ELLETT
Mary was the only child of Benjamin and Grace (Jack) Ellett to live to
adulthood. She married Mr. Frederick P. Burgett, the oldest child of Hiram and Charlotte (Willard) Burgett. They were
married December 20, 1867 in Mercer County. Mary and Fredrick were the parents of four children : Grace, Bessie, Louis O.,
ELLETT - MYERS DESCENDANTS
Banjamin & Orpha had nine children: All born in Keithsburg,
(NOTE: Death records state that Betty died in the same home that she was born in.)
Thomas A. Ellett - b. 1868,
d. before 1900
Frank married Frances C. Richardson, they had one daughter; Nellie.
Minna, "Minnie" married Martin G. Rice in 1885, they one daughter; Bessie
Nellie married Clarence S. Frick in 1876, they had two sons;
George Henry and Harry Benjamin.
Harry married Tilla C. _____, but divorced by 1900, they had two sons; Benjamin Stanley
Edwin married Martha Frew in 1892, they had two daughters; Olive B. and Virginia.
William, Betty, and Fredrick never married.
Thomas died before 1900 so he may never have married either?
ORPHA & BENJAMIN ELLETT FAMILY CENSUS INFO
The family is found in Sunbeam in the 1860 Census: Benjamin
P. Elliott (sic), 46, laborer, born Virginia; Orpha B., 32, born Ohio; Mary J, 14 (daughter of Grace Jack Ellett); Frank,
8; Minna, 6; Nellie, 4; Willie, 3; Bertha, 1; all born Illinois.
In the 1870 Census they are found in Keithsburg: Benjamin
Elliott, 57, lumberdealer, born Va; Orpha B. Elliott, 46, born In; Frank A., 28, at school; Minnie, 16; Nellie, 14; Willie,
13; Betty, 11; Harry, 9; Eddie, 6; Freddy, 4; and Tom, 2.
NOTE:. Their name is shown as Ellett in
the Mercer County History and on their marriage record, but is shown as Elliott in 1860 and 1870 census records, but as Ellett
LEVI MYERS DESCENDANTS
LEVI WILLITS MYERS
|LEVI WILLIAM MYERS
|Born About 1830
Levi W. Myers Levi was the seventh child and second son born to Andrew & Mary Lloyd Myers. He was born
about 1830 in Indiana.
Rosetta Prentiss On 6/8/1854 he married
Rosetta Prentiss, daughter of Stanton and Susanah
MYERS - PRENTISS DESCENDANTS
CHILDREN BORN TO LEVI & ROSETTA
Levi and Rosetta had one daughter, Flora. Flora died in infancy and I'm trying to found out
where she might be buried?
OAK PRENTISS MYERS
They also had one son, Oak Prentiss Myers. Oak was born in Missouri, 3/18/1864, died in Portland,
Oak and his wife, Alice (Beane) Myers, are buried in Multomah Park Cemetery in Portland, Multnomah County,
Oak and his cousin, Byron Cowley, both worked for Levi's Newspaper The Wappello Republic, while
they lived in Iowa.
It's hard to follow them once they move from Illinois. I know they spent some time in Wapello, Louisa County,
Iowa and obviously ended up in Portland, Oregon, but that's all I know. If anyone can help fill in the blanks of this family
that would be awesome!
THANKS for the info Becky! Sorting through it now!
LEVI MYERS FAMILY CENSUS RECORDS
Levi is found in the 1860 Census in New Boston: Levi W. Myers, 30, preacher, born Indiana;
Rosetta, 30, born Ohio. They are not found in the 1870 Census in Mercer County.
According to the History of Mercer
County, Illinois, 1882, Levi was a Republican convention delegate in 1854. He was an abolitionist who was editor of the Wappello
Republican in Iowa for a number of years. We note on an 1856 issue of the New Boston Nonpareil that L. W. Myers
is listed as Editor.
In 1880 W. Levi is found in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa: W. Levi Myers, 49, born In, editor;
parents born Pa; Rosetta C. Myers, 49, Oh, father Ma, mother Pa; P. Oak Myers, printer, 16, born Missouri. We note that a
nephew Byron Cowley, age 20, (son of Levi's sister & brother-in-law, Matilda & James Cowley) is listed as a printer in the 1880 census
and probably also worked for Levi.
FIND A GRAVE INFO:
MATILDA MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
MYERS Matilda is the sixth daughter and eighth child born to Andrew & Mary (Lloyd) Myers. Matilda's parents and her six oldest
siblings arrived in Wayne County, Indiana in 1830. She was born in Feb 1833. In 1836, when Matilda was 3 years old the family
moved again, to Mercer county, Illinois.
JAMES COWLEY Matilda
married James Cowley on 1/27/1859 in Mercer County. James mother's maiden name was
Nancy Cardwell. From what I can tell she was widowed at an early age and I haven't found any record of the name of James father
yet. I do believe both of his parents were born in Kentucky.
CHILDREN OF MATILDA
MYERS & JAMES COWLEY:
Byron Cowley, b. 1860, Iowa,
William M. Cowley, b. 1864, Illinois;
Genoa L. Cowley, b. 1867, Iowa.
MATILDA & JAMES COWLEY CENSUS RECORDS
Shortly after their marriage they went to Wapello, Iowa where their
oldest son Byron was born. Also in the 1860's The family of Matilda & James Cowley are found living in Duncan, Mercer
County, IL in 1863 & 1865.
By the 1870's and 1880's they are found living back in Eddyville, Wapello
County, Iowa and James Cowley, age 49 is listed as a druggist in 1880. Matilda & James son Byron is listed in the 1880
census as a printer, so he was probably working Matilda's brother Levi Myers, who was the Owner-Editor of The Wappello Republican
Newspapers in Wappello, Iowa.
In the 1900 census they are living in Liberal, Barton County, located
in Ozark Township, Missouri. A 14 year old grandson, Merle Cowley is with them. Matilda died of heart disease just four years later on Dec 10, 1904 in Sunset Place, King County, Seattle, Washinton. James died of pneumonia shortly after Matilda death on Jan 31, 1905.
LOUISA MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
LOUISA E. MYERS
Louisa Myers was the seventh daughter and the youngest of nine children born to
Andrew & Mary Lloyd Myers. She was born about 1837 in Indiana. *NOTE: Louisa's oldest brother, William
Perry Myers first wife's name was also Louisa. The photo shown with her simply says "LOU" in the old album and since it looks
a little older than some of the other photo's & she is older than this Louisa I'm GUESSING it's the other Louisa.....
JOHN W. MOSBY Louisa married a man named John W. Mosby
on 12/25/1855 in Mercer County. When I was a kid I can remember Irene talking about "The MOSBY
family all the time. I assume now, it was this family.....
CHILDREN OF LOUISA MYERS & JOHN MOSBY
Nine Mosby - Born in Illinois, Date ?
Delia Mosby - Born in Illinois, Date ?
Clyde Mosby - Born in Illinois, Date?
Grace Mosby - Born in Iowa, Date ?
Louisa Mosby - Born in Iowa, Date ?
Jean Mosby - Born in Iowa, Date ?
Baby daughter (Name?) - Born in Iowa, Date ?
LOUISA & JOHN MOSBY FAMILIES CENSUS RECORDS
They are found in the 1860 New Boston census:
John Mosbey, 23, farmer, born Indiana; Louisa, 23, born Indiana; Nina, 3; and Delia, 1, born Illinois. They are not found
in the 1870 census in Mercer County.
They are found in 1880 in Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa: John W. Mosby, 43,
In, parents birthplace unknown; L. E. Mosby, 44, Oh, parents born Pa; Delia Mosby, 21, Il; Clyde Mosby, 19, Il, clerk in store;
Grace Mosby, 11, Ia; Louisa Mosby, 3, Ia; Jean Mosby, 3, daughter, 10 mo, Iowa.