Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Early America

The last of Philip Myers’ three two-month terms of militia service began in June of 1781. By this time, the tide had turned in favor of the Patriots, and General George Washington was firmly in the driver’s seat. Although Philip did not engage in any battles this time, he witnessed…

We are exploring the lengthy, sworn statement that my fourth great-grandfather Philip Myers made in 1832, when he applied for a pension as a Revolutionary War veteran. As before, if you would like to view the entire handwritten document, click here. It is true that the events described took place…

Apropos to this Veterans’ Day, I introduce the most extensive find from my research week in Salt Lake City: the complete file on 4th great-grandpa Philip Myers‘ (and later his widow Martha’s) application for a pension based on his service in the Revolutionary War. Although it was well-known that Philip…

  Mary Perkins (1615-1700) was born in England and came to Massachusetts in 1630 with her parents, John Perkins and Judith Gater, my 9th great-grandparents in the line of Helen Colby Myers, through Mary’s brother, Abraham Perkins. The Perkins line is traced back to King Henry III of England in…

Paul Frazer, another volunteer with Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, has located the probate record of Michael Myers, dated 12 Feb. 1816. As I hoped, it lists the names of all seven of Michael and Elizabeth’s children. They were: Catherine, wife of George Eichelberger Mary Myers Charlotte, wife of John…

This individual is the link connecting the Pennsylvania Myers’ with the Maryland branch. Madison F. Myers was born in Maryland, and removed to the Wyoming Valley (PA), where he married Harriet Myers, daughter of Philip Myers, and also his cousin, according to Genealogical and Family History of Wyoming and Lackawanna…

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