Joseph William Myers Family
Adults - Back Row: Elizabeth Caroline Blocker Myers, wife of Joseph William Myers, Joseph William Myers and Francis Joel Myers, Joseph William Myers' father. The two children could be Julia and Marqui ... show more
Adults - Back Row: Elizabeth Caroline Blocker Myers, wife of Joseph William Myers, Joseph William Myers and Francis Joel Myers, Joseph William Myers' father. The two children could be Julia and Marquis (Mark) Myers based on the approximate time period for this photo, and their estimated age in the photo based on their appearance.
What we know about the Myers is that they were poor and worked very hard as farmers and ranchers, surviving off the produce of their land.
Times were hard back then, both Francis Joel and his sons survived and fought in the Civil War, and of course, life in the south after the war was harsh. It took years for families to rebuild and begin to prosper again.
The grandson of Francis Joel Myers, Walter Daniel Myers, my Great-Great Grandfather, owned a small country grocery store in Mississippi and was also the local postmaster. While I did not know the people in the picture personally, I did know people who did, or who heard first hand about them. I know for a fact that my paternal grandfather, born and raised in Mississippi, was taught from birth to be a southern gentleman, and he in turn taught that to me.
To this day, I open doors for my wife, and pull her chair out for her at restaurants to help her be seated. We were all taught southern gentleman ways and I have never apologized for being that way. Never did I hear of my grandfather, or his father abusing their wife.
To the people who posted disrespectful comments, think how you would feel if others posted similar comments about your ancestors and their families. It is just plain disrespectful.
Well wishes to all, be well, be happy, and be good to others, especially those you love, for life is very sweet, but also very very short. There is no time for being unkind.