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Samuel Myers Family Papers and Genealogy
1858 – 1984
3 folders

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 Processed by: Benjamin J. Clark, August 2005

Biographical Note:

It is believed that the Myers family pertaining to this collection can trace their American origins to York, Pennsylvania, and their European origins to Germany. The first Myers assumed to be of this line is Samuel Myers born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1804. His family migrated to Union County, Indiana when he was a small boy and he is reported to have died in Grant County, Indiana in 1832. He married Susannah Kingery, who was born in 1804 in Virginia, and whose family migrated to Union County as well. She died in August of 1891 and is buried in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. Together Samuel and Susannah had five children: Jacob, Rebecca, Mary, Sarah, and Noah. According to the real estate records included in the collection recent descendants of the aforementioned Myers family owned property in Marion County, Indiana.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains several warranty deeds of property owned by the Myers family in Marion County, Indiana. Included is a brief history of the Myers family origins, land records, and marriage records. The third component of the collection is approximately sixty pages of pedigree charts of the Myers, Freshour, and related families.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:


1. Real estate documents: warranty deeds and Quit Claim Deeds, 1858 – 1871
2. Brief history of Myers family origins; includes short biographies and land and marriage records, 1954
3. Genealogy of Myers, Freshour, and related families, 1984

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 3 folders
Collection Dates: 1858 – 1984
Provenance: Dorothy Inscho, Grand Junction, Colorado
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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