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 NancyBennett 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, James, William, Rebecca, Isaac, 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?