Birth9 Jun 1840, Kentucky
Death24 Aug 1914, Owingsville, Bath Co., Kentucky
Marriageabt 1863, Kentucky
SpouseMary D. Evans
Birth4 Apr 1846, Kentucky
Death27 Dec 1924, Owingsville, Bath Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1864, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1865, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1867, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1869, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth27 Jan 1871, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death25 Jun 1944, Bath Co., Kentucky
BirthJan 1876, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Mar 1878, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth22 Mar 1889, Bath Co., Kentucky
Death5 Jun 1951, Bath Co., Kentucky
Notes for Joseph Myers
His death certificate records Joseph Myers, age 74 years 2 months 13 days, born 9 June 1840 in Rowan Co., Ky, died 24 Aug 1914 in Owingsville, Bath Co., Ky, married, father James Myers, born in Rowan Co., Ky, maiden name of mother Carrie Johnson, born in Ky, cause of death mitral regustation, informant Willie Anderson, Wyoming, Bath Co., Ky, burial in Owingsville Cemetery.
Rowan Co. did not exist until 1856; the birthplace probably indicates a part of Fleming or Morgan county that later became part of Rowan Co.
This death certificate is judged to be for the Joseph Myers who married Mary D. Evans because (a) in the 1900 census of Fleming Co., that Joseph’s birthdate was given as June 1840, and (b) he was listed with Mary in the 1910 census of Bath Co. In the 1850 census, though, that Joseph was living with Samuel Myers, not James Myers, as an apparent son. Since the 1850 census does not give relationships, it is possible that the children living with Samuel were not his own, but it is uncommon for a man with no wife to raise a relative’s children. Far more likely is that the informant, Willie Anderson, did not know the correct name of Joseph’s father. That also, however, raises doubt as to his knowledge of the maiden name of Joseph’s mother, who died long before Samuel did.
Notes for Mary D. Evans
Her death certificate records Mary D. Myers, age 78 years 8 months 23 days, born 4 April 1846 in Ky, died 27 Dec 1924 in Owingsville, Bath Co., Ky, widowed, father Rollie Evans, mother’s maiden name Martha Pierce, both born in Ky, cause of death pernicious anemia, informant Mrs. Oscar Conyers, Owingsville, Ky, burial in Owingsville Cemetery.
Census Notes for Joseph & Mary D. (Family)
1870 census of Rowan Co., Kentucky, Pearce precinct, enumerated 20 June, lists on p. 11 as family #78:
Myers, Joseph, 30, farmer; Mary, 24; May, 5; Thomas, 3; James, 1; Joseph, 7. All born in Ky.
The younger Joseph being listed out of age order would typically indicate that he is the child of a previous marriage, but in the 1910 census, Joseph and Mary are both recorded as having only one marriage.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearce precinct, enumerated 1 June, lists on p. 28 as family #212/245:
Myers, Joseph, 39, farmer; Mary, 36, wife; Joseph, 16, son; Thos J., 13, son; James D., 11, son; Minnie, 9, dau; Cannie, 4, dau; Jessie, 2, dau; Becie, 19, servant. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1900 census of Fleming Co., Ky, district 2, enumerated June (undated), lists on p 13A as family #256:
Myers, Joseph, 59, b. June 1840, farmer; Mary D., wife, 54, b. Apr 1846, married 37 years, mother of 8 children, 6 living; Nellie, dau, 11, b. Mar 1889. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The preceding two households are their daughters Minnie and Jessie with their husbands, and the next household is their daughter Canna with her husband.
1910 census of Bath Co., Ky, Wyoming precinct, enumerated 25 April, lists on p. 6B as family #128/129:
Myres, Joseph, 69, farmer; Mary D., wife, 64, first marriage for both, married 47 years, mother of 8 children, 5 living. Both born Ky Ky Ky.