Re: Benjamin P. Myers - Columbiana Co., Ohio & Indiana
By Barbara April 26, 2014 at 05:41:18
We're tracking a Myers line that came from Loudoun County, VA to Columbiana County, OH. Carroll County was formed FROM Columbiana County (where my line was located so we needed to check both counties).
We were helped by tracking land records. Perhaps you've done some of this:
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=0005-521&docClass=CV&sid=3ictooqg.qlx#patentDetailsTabIndex=0http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=0005-521&docClass=CV&sid=3ictooqg.qlx#patentDetailsTabIndex=0 (William Myers land patent)
Myers/Columbiana County land patents:
Mires land patents:
Myres land patents:
You get the idea...
Ohio Tax Records (newly added to familysearch.org):
For our line, this was a benefit because my 4x ggfather allowed my 3x ggrandfather to farm 40 acres for several years. I believe it was to give him a start. Later, Joseph Myers bought his own land patent and settled in Seneca County, OH.
Also, if you have a year when the possible father (William and Anna) died, there may be a will/probate record listing children:
Unfortunately, each county is different, some have indexes, some don't. I can't remember how it all is organized in Columbiana/Carroll County, I looked those up for several different counties about a year ago for several lines I was working on.
Our Myers line leads back to Joseph Myers d. 1787 and Phebe Schooley both from Hunterdon County, NJ. They came to Loudoun County, VA with brother Jonathan Myers. If you can get to Loudoun, there are loads of helps there. The county records office has an archive section with wills, deeds, court actions indexed ONLINE!! :)
I didn't see a Benjamin Myers in my tree, but it's not fully filled out, it's still mostly a direct line back because we just "arrived" in Loudoun a few months ago.