I have a GOOL Myers, who was born about 1842 in rural Sullivan county, Missouri. Myers is a German
name. Both his father and mother came from Tennessee and were born 1815 and 1817, respectively. His mother's name is Nancy Bennett
and was a member of the DAR, which leads me to believe that her family was an old one and was here by 1776. All of Gool's siblings are named Elizabeth
, Charlotta and Nancy
. This seems an unlikely first name. Anyone out there have any idea on what kind of nickname it would be? I suppose it COULD be an original first name, but where did it come from?