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Myers family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3281

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several warranty deeds and quit claim deeds of property owned by the Myers family in Marion County, Indiana (1858-1871). Included is a brief history of the Myers family origins, land records, and marriage records (1954). The third component of the collection is approximately sixty pages of pedigree charts of the Myers, Freshour, and related families (1984).

There are also oversize materials including a handwritten letter pertaining to the lineage of Jacob Myers and Lucy Corbin Myers of Bath County, Kentucky. It also contains three quit claim deeds prepared for Daniel and Elizabeth Myers, Benjamin and Barbara Myers, and John Fox, Sr. and Vancy Fox. All deeds pertain to land located in Marion County, Indiana that was previously held by Isaac Myers (OB047).


  • 1790-1984


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

It is believed that the Myers family pertaining to this collection can trace their American origins to York, Pennsylvania, and their European origins to Germany. The first Myers assumed to be of this line is Samuel Myers born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1804. His family migrated to Union County, Indiana when he was a small boy and he is reported to have died in Grant County, Indiana in 1832. Myers married Susannah Kingery, who was born in 1804 in Virginia, and whose family migrated to Union County as well. She died in August of 1891 and was buried in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. Together the Myers had five children: Jacob, Rebecca, Mary, Sarah, and Noah. According to the real estate records included in the collection recent descendants of the aforementioned Myers family owned property in Marion County, Indiana.

Jacob Myers was born September 10, 1792. He married Lucy Corbin, born May 9, 1794, on October 19, 1817 and they had at least four children: Merritt, George, Eliza, and Narcissa. Jacob Myers died approximately April 24, 1872 and Lucy Corbin Myers died on August 29, 1881. The couple was buried in Old Bethel Cemetery in Bath County, Kentucky.


Items in the collection. "Lucy Corbin Myers." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed May 9, 2022.


0.08 Cubic Feet (3 folders, 1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dorothy Inscho; a transfer from Genealogy Division in May 2005.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2005/08 by Benjamin J. Clark. EAD finding aid created in 2005/08 by Benjamin J. Clark. EAD finding aid updated 2015/11/12 by Laura Eliason. Oversize collection processing completed in 2005/05 by Julie A. Reid. Oversize collection finding aid completed 2005/05 by Julie A. Reid. EAD finding aid revsied 2022/04/18; 2022/05/09 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.