Truett, Myers F.

Born: 1820-XX-XX Maryland


Brother of Henry B. Truett, Myers was an early resident in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Around 1841, entered into a short-lived partnership with Benjamin H. Campbell called Campbell & Truett. He also invested in public land, with extensive tracts in Jo Daviess, Lee, and Sangamon counties. By 1850, Truett was living in Galena with his family and was employed as a merchant. Truett eventually moved to San Francisco, California, where he became a speculator in land and other investments.

The Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Representative Men of Chicago, Milwaukee and the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago and New York: American Biographical, 1892), 428; Press Reference Library, Southwest Edition: Notables of the Southwest (Los Angeles: Los Angeles Examiner, 1912), 161; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Galena, Jo Daviess County, IL, 260; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 69:124; Jo Daviess County, 711:2; Lee County, 709:76, 92, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.