JESSE W. MYERS, a representative agriculturist and well known citizen of Butler township, who lives on his valuable,
well cultivated farm of too acres, 50 acres of which are in section 22 and 50 in section 27, was born in Shelby
County, Ohio, January 18, 1847, and is a son of John and Orilla (Philipps) Myers.
James Myers, the grandfather of our subject, came from Pennsylvania as a pioneer to Shelby County, Ohio, and in
the pioneer home there John Myers, father of our subject, was born. When Jesse W. Myers was eight years old the
family removed to. Miami County, remaining there three years and then returning to Shelby County, finally removing
to Greenville, Ohio, where the father passed the rest of his life.
Jesse W. Myers came to Mercer County in 1866, when 21 years of age, having visited several of the Western States
prior to this. He worked as a farmer and later purchased land which was then all covered with standing timber.
This he cleared, and effected many other improvements here during the ensuing years: Finally he owned 164 acres
of excellent land. Subsequently he gave his son 64 acres, retaining 100 acres, which he has placed under excellent
cultivation. Mr. Myers carries on general farthing and raises some stock.
In 1870 Mr. Myers was married in Mercer County to Mary C. Wyett, a daughter of John T. D. Wyett. Mrs. Myers died
in January, 1893, leaving one son, John A., who resides on the home farm, unmarried. On January 1, 1894, Mr. Myers
was married (second) to Mrs. Jane (Frick) Andrews, widow of James Andrews. She had three children by the first
marriage, namely: Chloe, who married Earl Poor and has one child, James Lowell; Clyde, who is employed in Judge
Charles S. Younger's office; and Pearly, who died in infancy.
For the past 33 years Mr. Myers has been a member of the United Brethren Church, for a long time has been class
leader and is now one of the stewards. He does not belong to any fraternal organization, but his son is a popular
member of the Eagles. Mr. Myers is very highly respected in his neighborhood, bearing the reputation of a man of
integrity and uprightness, one whose influence is always cast in the direction of temperance and morality.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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