Robert Myers *

about 1831–
Pendleton, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Myers * was born about 1831, in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev William Myers, was 57 and his mother, Jane Makemson, was 33. He lived in Mount Pleasant Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Rev William Myers
1774–1875
Jane Makemson
1798–1874
James Myers
1829–1898
Robert Myers *
1831–
Andrew Myers
1832–1913
Joseph Myers
1835–
Elizabeth Myers
1837–

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State
Age 19
According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1862 · Battle of Perryville
Age 31
On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

Name Meaning

Irish (Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir ‘descendant of Meidhir’, with post-medieval excrescent -s. Meidhir is a personal name based on meidhir ‘mirth’.English (northern): variant of Myer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.English (northern): habitational name from one or more of the minor placenames derived from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) in the plural form, such as Melmerby Mire in Melmerby, or Mires in Docker (both Cumbria).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Myres
Miers
Miars
Mires
Myer

Sources (2)

  • Robert Myers in household of William Myers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Myers in household of William Myers, "United States Census, 1850"

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