JAMES MYERS, farmer, section 23, Barton Township, was born in Monroe Co., N.Y., July 12, 1846. His father, William Myers, was born in England, and his mother, Eliza Ann (Davis) Myers, was a native of New York. The parents came to Adrian, Lenawee Co., Mich., in 1834, afterwards removed to Hastings, Barry County, and in 1879 made a permanent settlement in Newaygo County.
Mr. Myers continued under the supervision of his father until he was 18 years old. When the civil war broke out he was but 15 years of age and was in every way precluded from adding his young strength and enthusiasm to the tide that flowed toward the scenes of conflict. BUt the war continued to drag its weary and painful length along until the summer of 1864, when he enrolled in defense of the Union flag. He enlisted Aug. 10, 1864, in Co. E. 3d Mich. Vol. Inf., and served until his regiment was mustered out, Sept. 19, 1865. He was in the corps commanded by Gen. Thomas, and was in actions at Decatur, Franklin and Stone River. He returned to his father's home and again became a farmer. In 1867 he came to Newaygo County and established himself on 40 acres of land, where he has since expended his time and energies to good purpose, in putting his farm under substantial improvements.
Mr. Myers was married June 9, 1866, to Sarah, daughter of Edmund L. and Jane (Tanner) Hubbard, a native of Canada. Six of eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. Myers are living: Edmund J., Imogen N., William M., May B., Myrtie V. and Ida L. Those deceased are Albert and Eliza J. Mr. Myers is a decided adherent of the Greenback party and has held positions of trust in his township.