biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
J. L. MYERS is a farmer and stock-raiser on section 9, White Oak Township. He was born in North Carolina May 22, 1822, and is the son of Joseph and Mary (Ledford) Myers natives of that State, who removed to Indiana in 1829 and resided there until 1852, when they came to Mahaska County, Iowa. Joseph Myers was a miller, and followed that occupation all his life. His wife died in 1865, and he in 1870. They were of German and English ancestry. The subject of this sketch, J. L. Myers, came to this county in the spring of 1852. He was married, February 19 of that year, to Miss Welthy Fuller, who was born in Ohio March 12, 1829, and is the daughter of Gabriel and Ann (Cunningham) Fuller, natives of Pennsylvania, both of whom died in Montgomery County, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Myers are the parents of five children: Cyrena is the wife of F. L. Jackson, and resides in Missouri; Mary A., deceased, was the wife of W. H. Whitaker, a resident of this county; Roena M. is the wife of William C. Reed; they reside in Monroe Township, this county, and are the parents of two children; Oliver J. married Miss Dell Leathers, and resides in Keokuk County, Iowa; Sarah J. is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Myers are members of the Christian Church. His political affiliations are with the National Greenback party. He has held all the various township offices except that of Road Supervisor. Mr. Myers owns 160 acres of very fertile land, which he has brought to the highest possible state of cultivation, the improvements upon which are first class in all respects, and are hardly excelled in the county. Upon his farm is a natural spring of very fine water, which yields an ample supply for all purposes, and is never-failing. Mr. M. is an enterprising farmer, and has been reasonably successful in the pursuit of his business. A man of more than ordinary acquirernents, he keeps himself advised on all matters of general interest, is social and hospitable, of the strictest integrity, an upright citizen, and well esteemed wherever known.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy