|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1813|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1885|
"James Stroble Myers, one of the ablest jurists of western Pennsylvania, and familiarly know as Colonel Myers, was a descendant of Frederick Myers .... James S. Myers, the youngest of a family of thirteen children, was born on the 9th day of June, 1813. He remained with his parents until January 12, 1828, at which time he came to Franklin, his father having indentured him to Nathaniel Cary to learn the tailor's trade. After becoming proficient in that calling, he worked three years as a journeyman tailor at Brownsville, Blairsville, and other places in the western part of the state, and in 1832 located in Franklin, opening a shop on Thirteenth street, near Liberty, where he carried on a successful business for some years.
On the 8th of April 1831,he married Miss Emily Bunnell, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Davis) Brunnell. It was at this period that Mr. Myers developed those qualities of energy, application, and systematic endeavor which were the foundation of his subsequent success in life. Owing to the lack of educational facilities at that time he had been obliged to start out in the world with a limited knowledge of books, and with no capital save a stout heart and strong physical constitution, and the mother-wit and common sense inherited from his parentage. While attending the demands of his shop he laid out a course for his future which seemed hedged with difficulties, but which he resolutely carried out. Although carrying on his shop and already married, with a growing family, he decided to become a lawyer."
-History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (1890)."
Obituary in the Venango Spectacular 22 Oct 1885:
"Myers, Col. James S., died at his residence on Elk St., Nov 20, 1885. Col. Myers was born in 1813, in that part of Richland Twp., now incorporated in Clarion County. At quite an early age he came to Franklin and served a three year apprenticeship to Nathaniel Carey, the well-known tailor of that time. In 1834 he married to Miss Emily Bunnell, daughter of the late Samuel Bunnell, of Sandy Creek Twp. His wife survives along with 4 sons, and one daughter, Mrs J.D. Chadwick. -- Gale Myers."
Mary Sarah Stroble Myers (1766 - 1835)
Emily Bunnell Myers (1817 - 1894)*
Samuel Bunnell Myers (1835 - 1895)*
James Briggs Myers (1847 - 1898)*
Wilbur Fiske Myers (1850 - 1905)*
Charles Albert Myers (1853 - 1896)*
Nancy Ann Myers Range (1784 - 1860)*
George Singree Myers (1792 - 1872)*
Henrietta Myers Mays (1793 - 1868)*
Mary Sarah Myers Sewall (1797 - 1873)*
Henry Myers (1799 - 1885)*
John Myers (1801 - 1847)*
Lottie Louisa Myers Thompson (1807 - 1852)*
James Stroble Myers (1813 - 1885)
Plot: B 17
Created by: Terri
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
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