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Subject: Re: [MOVERNON] NOAH CATON-Thomas Jefferson Myers
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:28:57 -0000
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Thomas J. Myers
Excerpt taken from the book "History of Vernon County, Missouri 1887, pub. by Brown & Company St. Louis 1887.
"A good name is the result of a lifetime of upright and useful citizenship, and when it is said that one has a name without reproach among those with whom he has nearly always lived, and who know him well, no ordinary compliment is paid. In sketching the life of Judge Myers, this statement is made without the tinge of flattery. It is true he is still a comparatively young man, but his career is none the less creditable. The Myers family are numbered among Vernon county's pioneers. Thomas Myers, whose birth occured in Kentucky in April, 1808, left there after reaching manhood and became settled in Lincoln County, MO., from whence he moved to Gasconade County. While living there he served as sheriff of the county for a number of years. In 1840 he located in this county [Vernon] and subsequently engaged in farming, also being identified with the official affairs of the community as county judge while this territory was still a part of Bates. He died in 1880. His wife, b!
efore her marriage Miss Susanna Caton, of Warren County, MO., also became settled here at an early day, her parents having settled the old Caton farm, north of Nevada, MO., about 1840. Mrs. Myers is still living. While a small girl she planted in her father's yard a little walnut tree which has now grown to be a large, attractive, and in a commercial sense, valuable tree."
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