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Gustavus Adolphus Myers

Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: August 20, 1869 (68)
Richmond County, VA, United States
Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Myers and Judith Moses Myers
Husband of Anne Augusta Myers and Nelly Myers
Father of Maj. William Barksdale Myers, (CSA) and Richard Gustavus Forrester
Brother of Samuel Hays Myers; Henry Myers, M.D.; Agnes Myers; Rebecca Hays Myers; Ella C. Myers and 1 other

Occupation: lawyer and municipal officer
Managed by: Jacomina Pieternella de Regt
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About Gustavus Adolphus Myers

Myers family papers, 1843–1929. 81 items. Mss1M9924b. Microfilm reel C302. This collection primarily concerns Gustavus Adolphus Myers (1801–1869), Richmond lawyer and municipal officer, and his son, artist William Barksdale Myers. An 1845 affidavit of Thomas Peyton Gwynn of Amelia County concerns the slave Sally, formerly the property of Ann Graham (section 8). The same section includes a bond, ca. 1843, of William Branch Giles to Eliza G. Lambert of Richmond for the hire of John, and accounts, 1847, of the sale of slaves at auction for the benefit of Gallegher & Oldner of Richmond.

The first director of Hollywood to die in office. Myers was one of the original subscribers and the company's esteemed legal counsel. His latin inscription on his tombstone reads: "Ovis Desiderio sit pudor aut modus tam cari capitis" (What sense decency should longing have or what limit [to] love for one so dear).

Here painting William Barksdale Myers made of his father. Note in family search states: Note

Gustavus became Richmond, Va. leading Jew, serving for nearly three decades on the City Council and for 12 years as its president.
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Gustavus Adolphus Myers's Timeline

August 9, 1801
Virginia, United States
February 1, 1823
Virginia, United States
December 4, 1839
Virginia, United States
August 20, 1869
Age 68
Richmond County, VA, United States
August 20, 1869
Age 68
Richmond, Virginia, United States