Name: John P. MYERS
Birth: ABT 1815 in Lyons, Wayne Co., N.Y., U.S.
Death: 1 MAR 1864 in Division Hospital, Brandy Station, VA
Military Service: 29 JAN 1864 Civil War PVT.Co. E, 5th Reg.Inf.MI
Census: 1840 Sullivan Co. New York, (abt. 25)
Census: 1850 Sullivan Co. New York (35)
Census: 14 JAN 1861 Tilbury, Ont. Canada (Myres/age 48)
Interment MAR 1864 Culpeper National, Danville, VA
Marriage Reg. 19 JUL 1851 Detroit, MI, USA (age 38)
Military Enlistment JAN 1864 Detroit, MI, USA(age 45, b.Lyons, NY)
Burial: Culpeper National Cem., Danville, VA
John P. Myers occupation was carpenter and farmer. He married first in Sullivan Co., New York to Elizabeth Manney. The 1840 Census for Lumberland, lists Males under 5 - 3, Males 20-29 - 1, females 5-9 - 1, females 20-29 - 1. Elizabeth passed away between 1844 - 1846 in Lumberland, Sullivan Co., N.Y. In the 1850 Census John (age 35) and his children are each boarding with a different family. John left Sullivan Co., after the 1850 census and moved to Tilbury, Ontario, Canada. He married second in Detroit, Michigan, USA, July 19, 1851(age 38, b. 1814) to Margaret Moffat Gray (age 20. b. 1831) Rev. Samuel Haskell, Minister of the Gospel, Detroit, MI. officiated the marriage. They resided on a farm in Tilbury East District, Kent Co., Ontario. In the 1861 Tilbury E. Census dated Jan. 14, 1861, Kent Co., Ontario C1039, East & West Tilbury, District 2 Page 9, John's occupation is carpenter, (age 48) wife Margaret, (age 31) dtr. Elizabeth 13, son Jesse 11, and son Friend, 25 born N.Y. (from his first marriage in New York State)
John enlisted in the Civil War January 29, 1864 in Detroit, Michigan, Soldier in the Army of The United States of America for a period of three years. On his enlistment it states: age 45 born Lyons, New York. He served with Co. E., 5th Michigan Infantry as a Private. He passed away March 1, 1864, Division Hospital, Brandy Station, Virginia. One document dated March 1, 1864 stated cause of death 'measles', another document dated May 16, 1867 stated cause of death "typhoid". His headstone is in Culpeper National Cemetery, Canville, County of Pittsylvania, VA (Pension applicaton info under wife Margaret's Notes.
From the Death Certificate of son Stephen D. Myers it states his father was John Myers, and mother Elisabeth Manney. From Civil War pension papers of son Friend Myers, he lists his father as John Myers and Grandfather as James Myers, both of Sullivan Co., New York.
John P. Myers' first wife Elisabeth died about 1843-1845. The 1850 Census Lumberland, Sullivan Co., N.Y. lists John Myers living
with Nelson Myers family, Saml. Myers living with Geo. Seaman family, Friend Myers living with David Romer family, and
Stephen D. Myers living with A. White family. There is a John Myers born 1845 living with Robert Maney family.
As John P. Myers was married to Elisabeth Maney (sister to Robert Maney) it is possible that this may be a son of
John and Elisabeth Myers as well. John Myers born 1845 was still living with Robert Maney family in 1860.
In the 1873 Name Index for Sullivan Co., Lumberland, Sullivan Co., N.Y. the only Myers listed were Myers, John W. Pg. 608 - 609
Myers, William pg. 321
Father: James MYERS b: ABT 1790 in New York State
Elisabeth (Betsy) MANEY b: 1 NOV 1810 in Sullivan Co., New York c: 1824 in First Congretational Church, Lumberland
BET 1831 AND 1832
in New York
- Daughter MYERS b: ABT 1832 in Lumberland, Sullivan Co., New York
- Samuel C. MYERS b: 16 MAR 1835 in New York
- Friend Whitlock MYERS b: 4 DEC 1836 in Mud Pond Lake, Lumberland, Sullivan Co., N.Y., N.Y.
- Stephen D. MYERS b: 14 FEB 1840 in Lumberland, Sullivan Co., New York
Margaret Moffat GRAY b: 21 OCT 1830 in Bassendean Hill, Westruther, Berwickshire, Scotland
19 JUL 1851
in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
- Elisabeth Emily MYERS b: 12 MAY 1857 in Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario
- Jesse Andrew MYERS b: 15 APR 1859 in Tilbury, Ontario
- Friend C. MYERS b: 5 JAN 1861 in Tilbury East, Ontario
- John Cornelius MYERS b: 6 JUN 1862 in Tilbury, Ontario
- John C. MYERS b: 9 AUG 1863 in Tilbury, Ontario