In doing family research on my Pittsburgh riverboat family, I find I have a cousin Emma Mae Lewis who is married to Melvin Claude Fenimore a recorded relative of James Fenimore Cooper.
I have traced my Myers family to the Gratz/Myers family of Philadelphia who were in a land deal with James Fenimore Cooper's father William Cooper the Mayor of Albany.The land deal in Albany also involved William Franklin who was Benjamin Franklin's son.
I am trying to trace the family of Ned Myers who was introduced to James Fenimore Cooper by William Franklin. James Fenimore Cooper wrote a story about Ned Myers titled "Ned Myers".I believe they both served on the same ship in the War of 1812. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the extended family of James Fenimore Cooper and the Cooper land deal in Albany.