Who are the parents of James W. Myers born in Posen, Germany in 1841 and died in Ruby Valley, Nevada in 1891?

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Was in the US Army and was posted to Ft Ruby, Nevada in the 1860"s. Was married to Edith Sophia Mangus. They had one son, Albert Byron Myers.
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in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (280 points)
Herkimer Village,Herkimer County,Incorporated April 6 1807,Ist Village

in Herkimer County,Located between Mohawk River,and West Canada

river.Named after General Herkimer,Revolutionary War.
Thanks, Wayne. That is very helpful.

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Find A Grave  22413813        James Myers born 1841,Herkimer New York

died March 17 1891,Ruby Valley,Elko,Nevada. Child Albert  B. Myers.

Buried Starr Valley Cemetary.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (921k points)
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I am not related,Geniologist doing work for Wiki Tree.
1850 Census,  Columbia,Herkimer,New York, Father Abram Myers,Mother


I would be a bit hesitant to connect James to this family in Columbia based on the FindAGrave birth place of Herkimer. Edith Sophia Mangus may have been born in Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York, but Columbia, Herkimer County, New York is a ways away from there. More proof is needed that James was born in Herkimer County, New York, I think. laugh

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In all there records James and Edith both born in New York.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (921k points)
Thanks for this information. How do I get access to your tree?
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I didn't see a profile here for James Myers, b: 1841 on WikiTree when I did a quick search. There is a profile started at FamilySearch for James:


It doesn't give his parents' names but does give Edith's family. It says they were married about 1874 in New York, but James and (I suspect) his brother William are farmers in Ruby Valley in 1870.


Here is the 1880 Census for James, Edith and son, Albert:


There is a 1900 for (possible) brother, William. He was living in Elko County, Carlin, Elko, and Lamoille Valley precincts.


Since you live in that area, you should see where local records are kept and try to obtain copies of James and Edith's marriage certificate (circa 1874-75) and James and William's death certificates. They may hold clues to the exact place in New York where James is from and parents' names.Then you can go from there.

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