THE HISTORY OF MARION COUNTY, OHIO
1883 - By Leggett, Conaway & Co., BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
ELIAS MYERS, (Montgomery Township) a retired farmer, born September 12, 1814, in Hampshire County, Va., is the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Puckman) Myers who came to Licking County, Ohio, in 1816, remaining there ten years, when they moved to Franklin County, Ohio, and came to Marion County in 1829. They settled in Montgomery Township. Elizabeth, the wife, died May 12, 1829, and Jacob in 1856, in Missouri, aged seventy two years. The name of their second child is Jonathan. Having obtained a limited education, Elias Myers began when fourteen years of age to learn the tanner's trade, which he completed when twenty years old; that same year he commenced the tanning business for himself in Montgomery Township, Continuing in that avocation for twenty-five years. When a young man, he with his father, Jacob Myers, and Washington Armstrong, built the first mill, ground the first flour and sawed the first log in this township. La Rue was then a wilderness. Mr. M. married, September 18, 1836, Jane Walker, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Walker, natives of Delaware, and the parents of six children, four of whom still survive--John, Jane, Mary and Eliza Walker. Jane, the wife of Mr. Myers, died September 18, 1839, leaving one child, John, who also died aged twenty three years. Mr. Myers married again, June 24, 1841, Parmelia, the widow of Richard Tamany, and a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Spracklen. This family worships at the United Brethren Church. Mr. Myers was a farmer for a number of years and in politics is a Republican.
Parmelia/Pamela's tombstone is sort of off by itself, where Jacob is buried, I do not know.
|Myers, Pamelia A. 8/14/1883 age 79yrs8m3d w/o of E.|