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Melissa Jane (Appleby)  Myers


Darius Myers


Darius Myers reading his Bible     Painted by Howard Smith, a family friend

Pictures from "Book of the Home Folks"

by Violet Beck


  It was my pleasure to know Violet Beck during the latter portion of her life. She dearly loved 

her Appleby-Myers family, and compiled this fabulous personal history of the family of  

Darius and Melissa (Appleby) Myers. The book is in some major libraries throughout 

the United States.  


Melissa Jane Appleby  

Melissa Jane Appleby-Myers    



MELISSA JANE Appleby, born 20 March 1836 in Wayne, Butler County, New York;

daughter of John and Louise (Annable) Appleby; married to Darius Myers, and had

fourteen children. Her great-grandfather came to America from France. Her grandparents

were Michael John and Clarissa (Phinney) Appleby. Darius and Melissa with their children,

moved from Illinois  to Malaga, California, where they developed a family compound.

Funeral Home report for Melissa

This picture of Melissa is not very clear, but we will try to replace  it soon.



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