I would like to connect with anyone who is a direct descendant of` Henry
Myers(Meyers) and Catherine Shafer. The birthdates are in question however,
Henry died in 1850, Catherine died in 1858 and they were married June 17
1789, in Delaware County New York. Henry came to America as a soldier and
fought in the Revolutionary war on the Patriot side. After the war he and
Catherine married and supposedly had 23 children. I would expect there were
some deaths of infants so all 23 would have lived to majority. That being
said, there must be a number of descendants out there.
I have researched Ancestry.com
for Public Family Trees and while there are
several of them, only three that I located listed 10 children and others
with five down to several more with only one child. There were not many
specific birth dates of the children.
I have written several through their family trees and I have not had a reply
My purpose in writing this request is that my tree topper is a John Myers,
who was born in Delaware County New York, and I suspect he could have been a
son of Henry and Catherine.
I am also going to put a similar request through the Van Waggoner mail list
as two of John Myers' sisters married Van Waggoners. ( Various different
spellings of Van Wagners)
Thanking you in anticipation.