Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, this day in 1795: My third great-grandmother Eliza Brown (m. Myers). Buried in Oskaloosa, Iowa, with her son, Henry Bennett Myers.

For most of her adult life, Eliza lived in Sunbury, Delaware County, Ohio, near where her parents had pioneered in 1808. Her husband Lawrence Myers co-founded the town in 1816 and built a stagecoach inn there. After Lawrence died, Eliza continued to operate the inn for at least fifteen years, before moving to Oskaloosa, where her son Henry had established himself as a storekeeper.

Below is the “1816 room” of the historic Myers Inn. In all likelihood, it is the very room (a log cabin at the time) where my second great-grandfather Henry Bennett Myers was born in 1818.

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