Biography of John B. Myers
Carroll County, IN Biographies





JOHN B. MYERS.

John B. Myers, a prosperous farmer of Monroe township, Carroll county, Indiana, who occupies eighty acres of land, one half mile from the Flora corporation line, on which he was born, March 8, 1843, is the son of Samuel and Mary (Burkett) Myers.

Mr. Myers' parents were both born in Wayne county, Indiana. His father, Samuel Myers, entered the home farm in pioneer times and was compelled to walk sixty miles to Crawfordsville to the land office in order to be ahead of other men, who also wanted to enter the land. In fact, all of the land in this neighborhood had been entered with the exception of this eighty acre tract which Samuel Myers very much wanted. After entering the tract of land, he returned to Wayne county, was married and brought his wife with him to Carroll county. They cut a path from the crude road to the cabin and, from time to time, the acreage of the farm was increased until it comprised, at one time, two hundred and sixty acres. Here Samuel Myers spent the remainder of his life and died at the age of seventy five. His wife died in 1864.

When John B. Myers was eighteen years old, in 1862, he enlisted in the Twenty fourth Indiana Battery, under Captain Sims, and served until the close of the war in 1865. He was taken prisoner in one of the engagements near Atlanta, Georgia, and was for some time confined in the prison at Andersonville.

After the war Mr. Myers returned to Carroll county and, for a number of years, worked on his father's farm. In 1882 John B. Myers was married to Mary Eikenberry, the daughter of Isaac Eikenberry, of Monroe township. Of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Myers, all are living: Isaac, a resident of Baltimore, Maryland; Roy, Ora, Reuben, Vesta and Attie, all of whom are at home; Lettie, who is the wife of Nathan Pearson, Anna and Flossie, both of whom are nurses at Elgin, Illinois. The latter is a graduate of the high school.

After his marriage Mr. Myers bought eighty acres of land near the old homestead, which he still owns.

The Myers family are members of the Church of the Brethren at Flora. Mr. Myers votes the Republican ticket, and is more or less prominent in the councils of his party. He takes a worthy interest in all public enterprises and movements.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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