John William Myers

(1824-1913)

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Life Summary

John was born near Millington, Kent, MD in 1824. He was reared on the farm. He enjoyed the farm life and spent a lot of time hunting. This activity interfered with his studies. He made up for this in later years by hard work at his books. At 19 his father died. He took charge of the farm for many years. He eventually sold it for 64 acres in Kenton Hundred, DE, where he built substantial buildings.

2 years after his 1st wife’s death, John remarried in 1859 to Elizabeth Jackson. They reared 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls. John died in 1918 in Kenton Hundred, Kent, DE. Elizabeth’s dead date is unknown. Their burial locations are unknown.

Emily Jane Reed

(1834-1857)

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Life Summary

Emily Jane Reed was born on 17 May 1834 and baptized on 29 Oct 1838 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. When she was 15, she married John W. Myers Sr. on 29 Aug 1849 in Kent, Delaware. She lived there with John and raised their two sons until her death in 1857, at age 23. Her cause of death is unknown.