Our goal is to document and preserve our Myers family history for future generations. Early ancestors include Jonathan Myers of Hamburg, Germany who settled at Millstone Point in Washington County, Maryland before 1790; Robert Dickey of Ireland who settled in western Pennsylvania before 1836; Samuel Neely of Belfast, Ireland who settled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in about 1787; and Arthur Bickerton and Margaret Gardner of Northumberland, England who arrived in 1845, settling first in Wheeling, Virginia. If you descend from any of these immigrants you should find this site of interest.
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Our Myers line descends from Jonathan Myers and John Souders, both of whom came to this country before 1790 from Germany and settled near Hancock, Maryland. Their children, Jonathan and Margaret, were married in about 1802 and lived out their lives near Millstone Point in Washington County, Maryland. Their great-grandson, Curtis, is said to have left Millstone Point on foot, walking west to Elizabeth Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. There he met and married Sarah Margaret Milholland. Curtis was a blacksmith and by 1910 had built the house in McKeesport where three generations of Myers were raised. His son, Francis "Babe " Myers, was born at Elizabeth on 10 Apr 1896. He married Margaret Gardner Dickey on 26 Dec 1927 and worked as a security guard at the Tube Mill in McKeesport. They raised five children in the house that his father had built.
Robert Dickey and Matilda Cooper were born in Ireland and came to this country before 1836, settling in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. In 1860, their son Samuel married Clarissa Neely. Clarissa's grandfather, Samuel Neely, had come to Allegheny County from Belfast, Ireland in about 1787. Thomas Nelson Dickey, youngest of three children born to Samuel Dickey and Clarissa Neely, married Mary Ellen Bickerton whose parents immigrated from Nurthumberland, England in 1845 and settled in what is now Wheeling, West Virginia. Of note, Mary Ellen's uncle, William Bickerton, founded The Church of Jesus Christ, a breakaway sect of the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. Brigham Young tried to persuade William to unite his flock with the fledging Mormon faith, but William refused because he could not accept the doctrine of poygamous marriage as preached by Brigham Young.
Our database has records on 1,560 descendants and spouses with 305 surnames. Family group pages include sources used to validate the information. Click here to review the page for Jonathan Myers. Click on an earth icon to launch a map of birth, death or marriage locations. You can also find map coordinates for those locations and find the distance between any two places.
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