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Benjamin Rowland Myers
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1827
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1900
Ashbourne
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

The son of Jacob Rorer & Anetta (Rowland) Myers, in 1860, he was a contributing member of a manufacturing family living in Cheltenham and stood 5' 7" tall. He married Jane McCabe January 26, 1848, in Germantown, Philadelphia County, and fathered Sallie R. (b. 11/19/48), Harry (b. 06/20/51), Jesse R. (b. 03/23/52), Annetta P. "Nettie" (b. 09/28/55), Benjamin R. (b. 09/26/58), Fannie R. (b. 03/12/61 - married a Wood), Newton B. (b. 12/26/64), and Charles Parvin (b. 03/29/67).

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Cheltenham August 6, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 11 as 2nd lieutenant of Co. C, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry. He fought in the battle of Antietam (September 17) but missed the battle of Fredericksburg (December 13) because he had been left behind ill at Belle Plain, Virginia, on December 6, 1862. Promoted to 1st lieutenant to date January 1, 1863, he returned to active duty April 3, 1863, and presumably took part in the battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. He was honorably discharged with his company May 21, 1863.

Although a man of sound financial means, he applied for a service pension, much of which is concerned with a final settlement of his rather lucrative estate. He was a long time active member of the Montgomery County school board, and the Benjamin R. Myers Elementary School was named in his honor.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane McCabe Myers (____ - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Jesse Myers (1852 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Benjamin's brother, William R. Myers, also served with Co. C, 130th Pa Inf. He is buried in Haddonfield NJ.
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Episcopal Churchyard
Elkins Park
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Sep 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75958677
Benjamin Rowland Myers
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Benjamin Rowland Myers
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