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Simon/Myers connections
Posted by: Sheri (ID *****2688) Date: May 27, 2009 at 12:12:50
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I have read many of the postings on this forum re: the Simon and Myers families being closely tied. I knew they were because of an old written "journal" in my husbands' grandmothers writing. It contains information about John "Robert" Myers born 8 Aug 1783. Mention is made about the Myers and Simon families moving to Trumbull Co Ohio (areas which later became Mahoning County) and their travel to Bloom Twp Wood Co, Fremont OH vicinities. One anecdote pertains to "Robert" Myers battle with the local Indians and how he killed an Indian with his Tomahawk. That tomahawk is still in possession of the Myers family (my husbands 90yr old uncle) and is to be passed on to the eldest living Myers relative upon his death.
Anyhow, we live here in Youngstown Ohio--so when I read on this forum that Jacob Simon was buried at Pleasant Grove cemetery my ears perked up. However, there were numerous Jacob Simon's. I doubt if the Rev War Jacob Simon was buried at this cemetery because that cemetery was first established as the Boardman Dutch Cemetery established in 1850. It became known as Pleasant Grove cemetery only for a period of two years 1914 to 1916 when it was then called Lake Park Cemetery. (at least this is what my hubby found on the internet)
I am amazed at the amount of Myers/Simon information that has been put together by so many researchers! (amazed and appreciative) Does anybody out there have all this info in one database somewhere? Trying to sort it all out by going from genforum message to genforum message is frustrating.
Will share my hubby's Myers genealogy with anyone who is interested. He descends from JOHN ROBERT MYERS born 1783 that married RACHEL WOLFCALE in Austintown, Trumbull Co OH and they moved to WOOD CO OH where they began a string of John and Jonathan MYERS'
John Robert Myers and Rachel Wolfcale had the following children:
MaryAnn born 1809
JONATHAN W. born 1810 Trumbull Co OH who married 1st Charlotte Hull then Elmira Robbins.
Robert C. born 1812
John born 1814
Reason born 1816
Pleasant born 1819
Elizabeth born 1822
Jacob B born 1824
Rachel M born 1827
Agnes J born 1829
Margaret born 1833.

Further info re: the Simon family and the Myers connection:
There is another handwritten journal (portion has since been typed) stating that "John Adam Simon left Switzerland to come to America. He had a large family. They spent a short time in CT then later journeyed to a colony in MD which had Swiss and German settlers. The family experienced a sad incident there. While the men were tending their sugar camp some Narragansett Indians raided their home and carried off seven year old son Andrew Simon. The family then moved to Washington Co PA (I think it was Westmoreland Co at the time). Eight years later Andrew Simon located his family and rejoined his parents. He had been scalped and made to resemble an Indian. Andrew lived to be 99yrs old!" The note continues: "Don't know whether Robert Myers met the Simon's in Washington/Westmoreland PA or if he came with them from Switzerland. People of this time period began flocking to the wilds of OHIO so John Adam Simon and his son Michael came here and secured 2 sections of land from Silas and Eliza Boardman. (interestingly this land was bounded on the north by Midlothian Blvd and on the east by LAKE PARK CEMETRY (which is where some of you believe Jacob is buried).
I will end the tales here pending further interest.
Hope someone has a complete (and verified) history of the Myers and Simon lineage they can share with me.


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