Biography of Leonard D. Myers
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LEONARD D. MYERS, sheriff of the county, was born at Decatur, Otsego county, March 6, 1833, and was the youngest of eleven children of Peter and Hannah Myers. Leonard was brought up on a farm and attended the district school, but at the age of eighteen began clerking in a general store at East Worcester, remaining two years. He. then went in business with his brother, continuing two years longer, when he sold out and moved to Clarksville. Later on he was clerk and deputy postmaster at Gilbertsville, but in 1861 removed' to Waverly, in this county, where he has since been well known in business circles. He has been engaged in livery and hotel bñsiness, but unfortunate fires have twice caused him serious loss. He served as constable and deputy sheriff eighteen years, deputy sheriff twelve years, and under sheriff three years. In the fall of 1895 he was elected sheriff of the county. As is well known, Mr. Myers is an active, earnest republican of twenty five years standing in Tioga county. His first wife, with whom he married in 1854, was Mary Chamberlain. She died in 1855. His second wife was Mary Simpson, of Ovid, with whom he was married November 24, 1862. Of this marriage three children have been born. His eldest son is a painter in Waverly, the second, agent of Wells Fargo express company at Jamestown, N. Y., and the youngest, a stenographer.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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