A distant cousin’s blog with whom I share the same name…
Revisiting Our Ancestors, I found what I had written almost six years ago…
I have taken out a picture of a headstone that I had found on Find A Grave. I posted that picture on this blog without asking first permission to do it. It was an honest mistake. I apologized to this person and I told her I had learned my lesson and I was deleting all the articles that were related to the headstone of Exeurie Myers.
It won’t ever happened again.
I have never met Jason West nor Steve Myers personally. I found Steve on a message he had left on a genealogy forum, and I found Jason through Ancestry thanks to a message my 3rd cousin Joe sent him.
Steve has shared with me what little pictures he had of his ancestors… He only had three ships.
Now Jason and Steve know all about their Myers ancestors because I have invited them to view my Ancestry tree which has more than 30,000 files.
Remember how all this started in the first place…
I found it during a little walk in a cemetery with my 3rd cousin Joe.
Genealogy will become a hobby for now and it will take second stage for my blogs about WWII. There is a lot going out there since last November, and it’s hard to keep proper focus on Our Ancestors.
This being said, Jason’s ancestor was in fact Xavier Myers even if we find the name Exeurie Myers in different documents. His descendants wanting to know more about Exeurie Myers would have a hard time finding who were Exeurie’s ancestors.
This is little Exeurie Myers in the 1861 Canadian Census taken in Stanbridge, Quebec.
He is listed as Francis Y Miers.
The census man was an anglophone so he wrote what he had heard in 1861 after he knocked on the door. Francis Y Miers was François-Xavier Myers. His given name came from St. François-Xavier. To know more about that saint, click here, but you don’t have to.
So what does that census page tell us about little Exeurie? He was 5 years-old in 1861 so his birthyear is around 1856. Is that enough proof? Not enough for any amateur genealogist…
To be continued next week even though I could go on, and on, and on with this… Before I leave for the rest of the week, these are Xavier’s siblings.
Émilie Myers 1838 –
Médard Myers 1840 –
Marie Myers 1843 –
Julien Myers 1848 – 1886
Philomène Myers 1850 –
Marie Myers 1851 – 1883
Jean-Baptiste Myers 1852 –
Rose Myers 1858 –
Exeurie’s sister Rose Myers was born on November 4th, 1858.
Rose Myers married Louis Lagasse who was born on January 1st, 1854.
Louis Lagasse was this man’s brother.
I know all about Louis’ descendants, but I have never heard from any of them. I guess they don’t read this blog.
This is a preview of next Monday’s post.
END OF THE ORIGINAL
More tomorrow morning.