Name: Christopher Myers
A Christopher Myers married Euphemia Lingo on 28 November 1782 in St.
Mary's, Maryland. Pheamey, our Christopher's
wife's name, is a nickname for Euphemia. The original record appears not to
be available. I've looked, however, at the original transcription from
of the Rev. Joseph Mosley S.J. [St Joseph] and Rev. John Bolton S.J. [St
Joseph] in St. Mary's Co. Maryland, the eastern Shore of Maryland and
Delaware from 1763-1802.
Compiled by Rev. Robert A. Parsons S.J.
Film # 007579243
page 14, line 122
28 Nov. 1782 Christopher Myers & Euphemia Lingo.
Wit. James Ewen, Felix Summer, Rachael Carey.
Interestingly, the first letter of her name was scratched out and an 'L'
placed above it. But we've yet to prove that this is the correct
Christopher and Euphemia Myers. But if this is indeed our couple, we would
guess the two to have been on either side of 1760. Their daughters, below,
were certainly born in the 1780s. It all fits.
Christopher Myers is named father of the bride for the following
- Elizabeth Myers to
Peter Bishop, 11 May
1807, Wythe County, Virginia.
- Susanna Myers to George Sick, 12 May 1807, Wythe County, Virginia.
Did sisters really marry a day apart? I doubt it. The original records
need to be studied.
We know from this 2000 post by Jane Hardin ("Seeking some SEEKS") that
Christoper's wife was "Pheamey," which makes sense in context to the lineage
(Euphemia Ashenhurst < O.T. Ashenhurst < Euphemina Bishop < Elizabeth Myers
< Mrs. Euphemia Myers).
Geo. Washington SEEKS/SIX and his wife, Susannah/Susan MOYERS/MYERS, married
in 1807 in Wythe Co., VA. Susannah was daughter of Christopher & Pheamey
MYERS. George & Susannah moved to OH somewhere after their marriage. One
of their sons, William SEEKS, was born in 1812 somewhere in OH. Wm.
married Ann Eliza FOWBLE/FOUBEL in OH about 1833. A. Eliza SEEKS died in
Paint Twp., Fayette Co., OH in 1888. Their son, William Jefferson SEEKS was
born 1849 in Brown Co., OH. He married Mary Ann CRAWFORD, daughter of
George & Elizabeth CRAWFORD, 1869 in Staunton, Fayette Co., OH.
It's not known whether Elizabeth (married Peter Bishop) died in Virginia
or in Ohio following the family's move. But George and Susannah died in
Brown County, Ohio in 1844 and 1855 respectively. The 1850 census entry for
Susan Seeks lists her birthplace as North Carolina. She was born about
A possible third daughter, Mary Charlotte (Myers) Martin, was born in
Monongalia County, Virginia in 1786 and died in Brown County, Ohio in 1872.
Findagrave.com lists her father as Christopher Myers, but has a very
different name for her mother, Augusta Ann Kermichael. Mary married George
Martin about 1806 in Virginia and appears on the 1850 census for Brown
County as Mary Martin, age 63. Listed with the family is Mary Woods, born
in Virginia in about 1807 (married William Woods in Brown County, 18 January
1849), and her infant daughter, another Mary. George and Mary Martin's
family is found on the 1830 census for Lewis Township:
George Martin 1021001-220001
A biographical sketch for their son,
Alexander Martin, might hold a valuable clue, namely that George Martin
moved his family from Virginia to Augusta, Kentucky in 1823. Bracken County
is just across the state line from Brown County. It might be here some
missing records for the family can be found.
FamilySearch cites only "Information from Ancestral File, LDS Church, 12
Mar 1997" for Christopher and his wife and states, without source, that
Christopher died in 1819 and that his wife Pheamey died in 1820. The
location isn't mentioned, but it's conceivable they moved to Brown County,
Ohio with their daughters. A Christopher Myers, the father of Mary Martin,
is said to have died in Brown County in 1854 or 1855 but no source is noted.
The same entry also says he was born about 1765 in Wurttenberg, Germany. We
might be mixing up different families.1 Indeed, there's a
Christian Myers, 60-70 years old, on the 1830 Brown County census.
I'm unable to find further information for Christopher Myers in Wythe
County, Virginia. But this Marrs family is worth looking at:
A website for the Maxwell family on werelate.org abstracts several
entries from Mary B Kegley's Early Adventurers on Western Waters,
117 — 21 June 1794 — 200 acres, on a treasury warrant, 1784, on
Crab Orchard Creek, branch North fork of Clinch River. adjoining
his own. Christopher Mars, and James Maxwell
In addition to Christopher, other Mars and Marrs are listed on this
webpage: William Marrs, Henry Marrs, Samuel Marrs, and Lettice Marrs.
According to various accountings, this Samuel had a son named Christopher
who was born 14 Feb 1766 in Augusta Co, VA and died in about 1853 in Paris,
Edgar Co, IL. He married twice. First to Mary Fowler, 1787, and then to
Mary J Greenup, about 1800 in Tazewell County. It doesn't sound like the
man we're after, but it's worth noting.
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