Hi Sandra, thanks for replying. According to a source, it mentions one in the Story of Barnesville."...a noted colored driver and one of the earliest Barnesville men to make the trip to Baltimore with a six horse team. He is Philip Myers and remembered by some of our older citizens. He was a free-born, colored person and obtained a pass from Frederick, MD, his home town before coming here in 1825. He followed teaming until the railroad made it unprofitable and he died at the age of ninety-six."
This is where I hit a brick wall. I know my GGgrandparents were Jeremiah Myers and Mary Ann Harper. He was born near Baltimore, MD so that fits with this Phillip being his father. They moved to Barnesville and Chesterhill, OH. I have them on censuses and have their children but I'm stuck on their parents. Other than knowing Jeremiah's father was Phillip and the line is from Germany, we know nothing and I don't know Mary Ann's parents. And I know there are many more descendents still in that area of OH who I'd like to find. I've met a few the last 2 years but there should be alot more. Thanks for your suggestion, Barb http://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=mibabs&view=0&pid=401&rand=95512http://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=mibabs&view=0&pid=401&rand=95512