Letters from Mary Miller to Robert VanDyne
Mary MILLER Rt.1 , box 272 Gerber,CA 96035
"In re; your inquiry in the Genealogical Helper according to family records my g-g-grandmother was a VanDyne. Her name was Amy Van Dyne born 22 Apr,,1801 & died 25 Mar,1896 She was married to Barney MARTIN who was born in county Cork,IRE * came to the US as a young man. He was a snare drummer in bands. They had the following children: Jane Eliza, Charles, John, Tom. Amy VanDyne MARTIN later md. a Mr. DRAY & they had two children - Ann & Nancy Jane Eliza md. John Wesley MYERS (my great grandfather). I have NOT researched this myself BUT received the information from a distant cousin. I am not sure of the state but believe it was Kentucky where they live." Signed Mary MILLER
2nd letter dated 12 May,1980
In your answer to your letter concerning further research by my cousin, the cousin was my mother's and she has been dead for several yrs. I am sorry I don't know her relatives. If it is any help I can follow the lane back as I have it for my family. I have to admit I an NOT very good at this so I hope you will be able to figure it out. My mother was ETHEL JOSEPHINE MEYERS."
Ethel Josephine Myers b. Morley,MI 1885. Father James Franklin MYERS b.28 Dec,1847 Steubenville Ohio. Died in Jun,1934 Cadilac,MI James Franklin Meyers father was - John Wesley MYERS b.25 Nov,1825 Covington,KY Died in Apr,1910 Michigan. (mother) was Jane Eliza MARTIN b.25 Nov,1824 died 21 May,1905 John Wesley's father was Jacob MEYERS (Ran a distillery & tavern in Covington,KY. Died of pheumonia after taking his freight fleet down the Ohio river). no dates John Wesley's mother - Julia M. PECK born in Kentucky Died 30 Dec.1864 at the age of 62. She md. [1ST] Jacob MEYERS, 2nd Mr. LOUTHER, 3rd to John SWARTHOUT."
James Eliza [MARTIN] MEYERS , her father was - Barney MARTIN b. Cork County,Ireland her mother was Amy VanDyne born 22 Apt,1801 died 25 Mar,1896." She also married a Mr. DRAY. Signed Mary MILLER "
Amy (aka - Emie) DRAY
From old correspondence letter --- "Emie" Vandine born 22 Apr,1801 Hancock Co,[W]VA died 25 Mar,1896 Steubenville Jefferson Co,OH md. 1st. 20 Jun,1822 Barnett MARTIN [W]VA/OH md. 2nd --------------- Charles D. DRAY in Ohio ?
daughter of Walter Vandine & Hannah (unknown) of Brooke Co, (West) Virginia.
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