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Article about Joseph Myers, Mary Gregg

In February, 1854, A. J. Cummings came west and located on the tract of land on which he now resides, and later entered contiguous lands in company with his brother-in-law, who afterward sold Mr. Cummings his interests and returned to his home in Massachusetts. Upon the quarter section which our subject purchased was a small house, now long since removed. Mr. Cummings worked one year for Nathaniel McClure, and in April, 1855, Miss Phoebe A. Myers became his wife. Her parents were Joseph and Mary (Greg) Myers, who were married in Pittsburgh, Pa., and were residents of Greene County, that State. They removed to near Salem, Ohio, in 1835, and in 1836 went to Peoria County, and then to Fulton County, Ill., in which latter county Mrs. Cummings was born.

Joseph Myers was three times married. His first wife was Mary Gregg, who bore five children, and after her death her cousin, Mary Gregg, became his wife. She bore seven children, of whom three are living. Hester Bennett became his third wife, and was the mother of two children, but neither of the parents mentioned are living. The Myers family came to Washington County in 1852, having been residents and the original owners of the site of Des Moines. This land Mr. Meyers first purchased the claim for and afterward entered. He had owned other lands, but decided to remove to Washington County, where he lived the remainder of his life. His last wife died and was buried in this county.

Some names are misspelled. His 3rd wife was Esther Bennett.

From: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa 1887 p382.

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