Pierce Family Memories

by Angella Perry Graybeal

 

 

The Key to the Numbering system: Each descendant listed is first found under his/her parents name, on the far left side of the page. A number is given if the person has children. Go forward to the number found in bold type at the left to find the person with their spouse and children.

 

1. HARDY PIERCE The Cora Pierce family bible has Hardy next to Arthurs name. It could be his father as it appears or the person writing the entry could be confused with all of the other Hardy Pierces in this family tree. no proof has been found so far. I also found two other researchers that had Hardy as the parent.

Children of HARDY PIERCE are:

2. i. ARTHUR PIERCE, b. Abt. 1774, Wake County, NC; d. June 04, 1854, Overton, TN.

3. ii. JOHN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1772, NC; d. 1808, Carter Co. Tn..

4. iii. HARDY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1770, Wake, NC; d. February 11, 1851, Overton, TN.

Arthur, Hardy and John were blacksmiths. Blacksmiths were critical to the early communities. Not only did they shoe the horses and build the wagons but they also made wagon wheel rims and made repairs. As commerce picked up and more settlers arrived, there was an increasing demand for plows and rifles.The Revolutionary War effort alone provided a great demand for blacksmiths and gunsmiths. The loggers needed saws and axes as well as chains and hooks. Homesteaders needed hardware and house wares, most of which the blacksmith made. Blacksmiths made and repaired hinges, household goods, farm implements, tools, and locks.

Life in the mountains: Most everything was made by hand: wool hats, shoes, tools and bedding filled with cattails, oak leaves or corn shucks, unless one was lucky enough to collect feathers to fill a tick. They made their own candles but often were forced to use saucers filled with tallow and a cloth wick, which were called sluts. They often had to use molasses instead of sugar as sweetening. Usually once a year people would organize horse or ox teams and head for South Carolina or Georgia for staples such as salt and sugar.

Each community had a mill to grind corn into meal. It was a custom that for every turn of ground corn, the miller got a small measure, called a toddick. It was a rule that every man work one day a month on the roads. Most of the furniture was handmade and held together with wood dowels.

Women had to work very hard. Besides cooking and cleaning, they joined together in making quilts and coverlets, helped to plant, hoe and gather crops; they even plowed and split rails, if needed. They made cider and molasses and made all the clothing on spinning wheels and looms.

For relaxation and social activity, the communities got together for corn shuckings and molasses pulls. This was designed to promote courtships. Music was played on banjos or an adaptation of the German zither called a dulcimer, a oblong string instrument created in the Appalachian Mountains.

In the 1790's, it was still dangerous in East Tennessee. The settlers had suffered greatly at the hands of the Indians during the Revolutionary War. Even after the war, the Indians continued to attack and raid the white settlers. There are many records of attacks upon settlers and cabin-homes throughout all the territory of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky during the 1790's

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ARTHUR PIERCE (HARDY1) was born Abt. 1774 in Wake County, NC, and died June 04, 1854 in Overton, TN. He married (1) MARY Fitzgerald Abt. 1796. She was born Abt. 1775 in NC. He married (2) NANCY TOMPKINS August 21, 1817 in Carter County TN., daughter of WILLIAM TOMPKINS and ELIZABETH OWENS. She was born March 08, 1800 in Carter County, TN, and died 1824 in Overton, TN. He married (3) MARY ANN MARBREY Abt. 1826. He married (4) REBECCA MYERS Abt. 1836. She was born Abt. 1821 in Tennessee.

 

Notes for ARTHUR PIERCE:

!MILITARY: War of 1812, Source: William Parsons said he served in the War of 1812 with Arthur Pierce and lived near him in Carter and Overton Counties. p 30 Jume Rayfield Welch

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In 1790, Arthur Pierce was taxed in Washington Co. North Carolina.

In 1791, he was still in Richard White District, as were Samuel McQueen and Rowand Jenkins

Arthur was on the 1805 Carter County TN tax roll

August 1805: He was authorized five dollars by the County Court for "supporting.. one of the poor" fifteen days; Carter County

July 28, 1806: Signed a petition to build a road

January 1, 1808: Arthur purchased 300 acres on Stoney Creek for $150 from John Carriger. p 45,

February 14, 1809: Arthur mortgaged the land back to Carriger for $150. Terms: $159 due February 14, 1811. Deed Book B page 191 and 192.

February 14, 1809: Deed book B page 206: Arthur sold to John Carriger for $32.00: 3 year old mare, an 11 year old mare, 1 year old colt, 8 head of cattle, 15 hogs, 100 bushels of corn, 2 feather beds, furniture, 2 pots.

February 1, 1812: signed as surety to a marriage bond of Lucy Pierce and William Parsons, Carter County

May 27, 1817: Summoned to serve on a "jury of view" for land for iron ore production, Stoney Creek, Carter County

August 5, 1817: Part of a "jurors of view" reporting on 3,000 acres for iron ore production in Stoney Creek, Carter County

1819: bail on John Rose, Carter County, TN

December 17, 1819: Likely hosted the marriage of Elisha Cross and Rebecca Pierce

1822: Was on a jury of view for Carter County

February 13, 1824: Served as a complainant on a debt, Carter County

June 26, 1824: Along with William Garland, seller of 64 acres on Stoney Creek, Deed Book D, pp 30-1

June 26, 1824 , William Garland, Arthur Pierce & John Glover to John Glover for $450, 64 acres on Stoney Creek, it being a part of the tract granted to Arthur Johnston & and from Johnston heirs to William Garland. Jno. Berry & John G. Evans. Proved May court 1825. Deed book D page 45, 49 and 50

 

February 23, 1828: Served a warrant on a debt complaint, Carter County

 

September 22, 1831: Arthur Pearce, of Overton Co. conveyed to Sarah Pierce, of Carter Co. for $10.00, land on Stoney Creek adjoining Bessendine, Carriger and Arthur Stone "upon which Sarah Pierce now lives," the same 29 1/2 acres heretofore sold as the property of Siam Pierce by Sheriff William Carter, of Carter County, and purchased by Arthur Pierce. ( Arthur was relinquishing the land to Sarah Pierce, widow of Siam Pierce.) Carter Co., TN Deed Book D, p. 416

 

July 1, 1844: Bound to work on a third class county road, Overton County, TN

July 7, 1845: Bound to work on a second class county road, Overton (Pickett) County

July 7, 1845: Released from payment of taxes in the amount of 30 1/2 cents for the year, Overton County, TN

August 3, 1846: Bound to work on a second class county road, Overton County

January 3, 1848: Bound to assist and reported on the laying off of a slope to a mill dam across the Wolfe River

January 4, 1849: Bound to work on a second class county road, Overton (Pickett) County, TN

June 4, 1854: Burial Pierce-Sells Cemetery, Oak Hill Community, Overton County, TN

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Census: 1830 Carter County, Arthur Pierce and wife between age 50-60, 1 son under age 5, 1 son age 15-20, one daughter age 20-30.

CENSUS: 1850 Overton Co Tenn census: Pierce Arthur 74 farmer North Carolina, Rebecca (wife) 29 TN, Nancy 13, Susan 10, Joseph 9, Ann 6, Effee 4, Margaret 5/12

There is about 45 years difference in the ages of Arthur and wife Rebecca.

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HISTORY: The Pierces now living in Pickett Co Tenn are all descendants of Arthur and Hardy Pierce who were supposedly brothers. Arthur & Hardy were born in North Carolina during the 1770's. They came to East Tenn in the early 1800's and were in Overton Co., Tenn, (now Pickett Co., Tenn) in the Oak Hill Community by 1830. Arthur & Hardy Pierce were both members of the Wolf River United Baptist Church. Arthur was dismissed from the church. It appears Arthur may have moved back to East Tenn and then returned to Overton Co., Tenn where he was living in 1850 with the family - listed above . According to Caryle Amonett, the early Pierces were blacksmiths, and their shop was located on the present John L. Johnson farm in the Oak Hill Community of Pickett Co Tenn. Arthur died in 1854. History of Families in Pickett Co Tenn.

 

In 1819, The Sewells, The Tompkins, The Cargills, The Staleys, The Parsons, The Pierces and others who had come from WILKES CO North Carolina and settled along the Wolf River, formed the nucleus for the membership of Wolf River Baptist Church. Arthur Pierce donated the original site for the church. Later a "reform movement" led by "Raccoon John" Smith, Alexander Campbell, Jonathan Young and the Sewell brothers, left the congregation in August of 1842 and started another church later to be known as the Christian Church.

 

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RELIGION: On May 5, 1821, Arthur and Nancy Pierce were 2 of the 28 Charter members of the Wolf River Baptist Church, in Overton Co. TN.

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Arthur divorced his first wife to marry a younger woman. His 2nd wife died.

His 3rd wife was excluded from Wolf River United Baptist Church "for swearing on a Bible, making mischief between Viney Cole and husband, and being unreasonable in the correction of Mary Ann's stepchildren. p 29 June Rayfield Welch

Arthur and 3rd wife, Mary Marbrey divorced.

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source for Jane's birth date is Church of Latterday Saints family files. There is the possibility that Elizabeth , Rebecca or Jane are Hardy's children. Researchers are disagreeing and I have seen no proof.

 

No proof that Mary Fitzgerald was wife of Arthur. Our family bible did not list Griffin Pierce's mother. The name has come from other researchers. I did find a NC will record online for John Fitzgerald who died 1751 and mentioned his daughter Mary Fitzgerald Pierce and husband Arthur. These dates make it impossible to be this Arthur Pierce. Robert Nave, Historian suspects that a Griffin was the first wife.

 

"According to Wolf River Baptist Church records. Nancy died 1824." Nancy Thomkins Pierce & Arthur were early members of Wolf River Church.

 

Children of ARTHUR PIERCE and MARY FITZGERALD are:

5. i. HARDY3 PIERCE, b. 1815, Carter County, TN; d. 1867, Overton, TN.

ii. JANE PIERCE, b. September 25, 1800 m. JACOB VANHUSS, August 18, 1833, Carter County TN..b. 1791 d. 1856

6. iii. LUCY PIERCE, b. 1794, Wake County, NC; d. 1865, Overton, TN.

6b iv. REBECCA PIERCE, b. 1795; d. 1859; m. JOSEPH L. CABLE,

7. v. GRIFFIN PIERCE, b. February 22, 1797, North Carolina; d. 1854, Carter Co. Tn..

8. vi. MICHAEL B. PIERCE, b. February 22, 1799, NC; d. March 04, 1876, Carter County, TN.

9. vii. ANDERSON K. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1806, Carter County, TN; d. Aft. 1861, (probably) Carter County, TN.

11. viii. SION ARTHUR PIERCE, b. Abt. 1795, NC; d. Abt. 1830, Carter County, TN.

12. ix. ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. 1800, NC; d. 1840, Carter County.

 

Children of ARTHUR PIERCE and NANCY TOMPKINS are:

13. x. WILLIAM BAILEY3 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1820, Washington County, TN.

xi. SARAH PIERCE, b. Abt. 1818; m. HENRY BERRY, December 03, 1848, Carter County TN.; b. Abt. 1814, Carter County, TN.

14. xii. ARTHUR H. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1824, Tennessee; d. Carter County, TN.

15. xiii MARY PIERCE, b. August 18, 1811, NC; d. January 25, 1900, Carter County.

 

Children of ARTHUR PIERCE and MARY MARBREY are:

16. xiv. JACOB CAMERON3 PIERCE, b. 1827, Overton, TN.

17. xv. HENRY NATHAN PIERCE, b. April 17, 1834, Overton, TN; d. December 12, 1902, Clinton, KY.

 

 

Children of ARTHUR PIERCE and REBECCA MYERS are:

xvi. NANCY3 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1837.

xvii. SUSAN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1840.

18. xviii. JOSEPH PIERCE, b. November 11, 1840, Overton, TN; d. December 19, 1922, Carter County, TN.

xix. ANN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1844, Overton, TN.

xx. EFFIE MACK PIERCE, b. Abt. 1846, Overton, TN.

Lemuel C. Wright is Effie's daugter Nancy's father). Lemuel was married to Permelia Huddleston with whom he had at least 9 children. While Lemuel was married to Permelia, he also fathered several children with Effie.

He was the father of most or all of Effie's children. Lemuel and his family lived next door to Effie in 1880.

1880 Fentress County, Census: L. C. Wright 35, Permelia 33, John A 13, Elizabeth 11, Elihue 9, Robert H 7, Nancy 5, Catharin 3 , Sarah 26, Neice, Elizabeth 84? mother

1880 Fentress TN Census: Mack Pierce 35, Cyan ? 15, Gina 11, Bob 9, Mary 5

Effee's Children : Sion, Gina, Bob, Mary, Joe, Nancy Isabell Pierce born 1883)

xxi. MARGARET PIERCE, b. 1850, Overton, TN.

xxii. HENRY PIERCE, b. 1851.

 

Notes for HENRY PIERCE:

Book": Pickett Co TN Cemeteries", Believed to be the son of Arthur & Rebecca Myers Pierce. He was an uncle of Nancie Pierce Brannum, and is buried in an unmarked grave near Dee Brannum's grave. Buried in row with J. D. (Dee) Brannum, probably the grave next to Sarah Brannum Garrett; Unmarked

 

 

 

3. JOHN PIERCE (HARDY1) was born Abt. 1772 in NC, and died 1808 in Carter Co. Tn.. He married NANCY ANN BROWN Abt. 1795. She was born September 24, 1779 in VA, and died June 06, 1850 in Carter County.

 

Notes for JOHN PIERCE:

LAND: Carter Co., January 2, 1796 John Pearce was involved in a land transaction. He witnessed a deed when George Brown sold land to Godfrey D. Stout both of Washington County Territory South of the R. Ohio for $106.50, 300 Acres, Campbells Creek of Little Doe Deed book A: 119

 

Nancy married William Dugger after John died.

 

1850 Carter County Census :Ann Dugger, FARMING (m 1790) VA ,76 Nancy Dugger 39, Maryann S. 31 Sarah Ann Dugger 14, Nancy J. 7, John F. Dugger 4 , Martha Dugger 50,

 

Children of JOHN PIERCE and NANCY BROWN are:

i. PATTY PIERCE, b. November 15, 1795.

19. ii. HANNAH PIERCE, b. October 03, 1797, NC; d. October 29, 1883, Vermillion County, Indiana.

iii. JENNIE PIERCE, b. September 25, 1800.

20. iv. GEORGE MORTON PIERCE, b. November 22, 1802, NC; d. Aft. 1880, Carter County, TN.

21. v. HARDY PIERCE, b. November 14, 1804, TN; d. Bef. 1880, Parke County, Indiana.

22. vi. HENRY C. PIERCE, b. June 05, 1807, Tennessee; d. May 23, 1892, Carter County, TN.

 

 

4. HARDY PIERCE (HARDY1) was born Abt. 1770 in Wake, NC, and died February 11, 1851 in Overton, TN. He married SUSAN Abt. 1790 in Wake County, NC. She was born Abt. 1772 in NC, and died 1859 in Overton, TN.

 

Notes for HARDY PIERCE:

On 28 July 1806, in Carter Co. TN, Hardy signed a petition to open a wagon road from the North Carolina boundary near the Roane's Creek iron works through Elizabethton to the main road on the Watauga River. The General Assembly was to give $200 and the signers-including Hugh Jinkins, Leonard Shoun, Arthur "Perce", John Pierce and Hardy "Peirce"-would contribute their labor.

 

Hardy Pierce purchased land in Carter Co on October 14, 1816 p 75,78,84 Abstracts of Deeds of Carter Co Tenn 1796-1825

 

1822, Minutes of Carter County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions v.2 pp. 12,21, 39, 66 106, 112, 148, 191, 243, 262. Hardy was on a 1819 jury with Hugh Jenkins and in 1820 was a grand juror and petit juror with Joseph Tompkins. Hardy, Arthur Pearce, and Roland Jenkins were on a jury of view .

 

July 5, 1824: Land Entry, Book A, page 32, Blue Springs area, south side of Stoney Creek 50 acres where he currently lived.

October 2, 1824: Survey of 50 acres on Stoney Creek, Book A page 59,

September 18, 1829: State land grant, 50 acres on Stoney Creek, TN land Grant page 550

 

Hardy came to Overton Co about 1830 from Carter County

 

October 3, 1831: Carter County Deed Book D, Hardy Pierce of Overton County sold land to Jonathan Lipps of Carter County for $50. Witnesses were Arthur Pierce and James Berry.

 

Carter County Deed Book C page 163, 325-6: Hardy Pierce witnessed a deed.

 

March 20, 1832: land entry, 150 acres Fish Springs, Carter County, book B, page 89,

November 12, 1832: survey of 150 acres, north side Watauga River, Fish Spring beside Ezekiel Smith and

William Dugger, chain Bearers: Henry Pierce and George W. Campbell

 

Overton County Deed Book J, p 78: Hardy conveyed 172 acres adjoining Stephen Sewell, Jenkins Tompkins and Jonathan A. Sewell, to his son John M. Pierce, July 3, 1841.

 

Overton County Deed Book M, p 61: Hardy Pierce sold land to Arthur Pierce.

 

CENSUS: 1830 Overton Co., TN Pierce Hardy 60 - 70, wife 50 - 60, boy 5 - 10, girl 10 - 15

CENSUS: 1840 Overton Co., TN Sr Pearce, Hardy 60 - 70, wife 60 - 70, male 15 - 20, female 15 - 20

 

HARDY'S Occupation: Blacksmith

 

Children of HARDY PIERCE and SUSAN are:

i. HARDY PIERCE, b. 1792;

23. ii. SUSAN PIERCE, b. September 22, 1795, Wake, NC; d. July 17, 1880, Clinton, KY.

iii. NANCY PIERCE, b. 1797; d. August 21, 1817, Carter Co. Tn.; m. PETER MIERS, August 21, 1817, Carter County TN..

iv. RICHARD PIERCE, b. 1799; m. MARY.

24. v. REBECCA PIERCE, b. 1801.

25. vi. MARY "POLLY" PIERCE, b. February 07, 1802, Carter Co. Tn.; d. March 11, 1867, Amonette Ridge, Overton, TN.

26. vii. SION BENJAMIN J. PIERCE, b. 1805, Carter Co. Tn..

27. viii. HANNERETTA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1806, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1861 - 1869, Clay County, KY.

28. ix. JOHN MORTON PIERCE, b. July 04, 1807, Carter Co. Tn.; d. June 23, 1864, Mintonville, Casey, KY.

29. x. SARAH "SALLY" PIERCE, b. October 21, 1809, Carter Co. Tn.; d. October 26, 1893, Byrdstown (Pickett) TN.

30. xi. ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. May 05, 1815, Carter County, TN; d. October 10, 1897, Carter County, TN.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5. HARDY PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1815 in Carter County, TN, and died 1867 in Overton, TN. He married CYNTHIA PARSONS. She was born Abt. 1816 in TN.

 

Notes for HARDY PIERCE:

1850 Overton County, TN Census: Pearce Hardy 35 TN (occupation: Farmer), Cynthia 34, William 12, Arthur 10 , Granville 8, James 6 , Samuel 3, Elizabeth 2/12

Children of HARDY PIERCE and CYNTHIA are:

i. WILLIAM4 PIERCE, b. 1838, Overton, TN.

ii. ARTHUR M. PIERCE, b. 1840, Overton, TN.

iii. GRANVILLE PIERCE, b. 1842, Overton, TN.

iv. SAMUEL H. PIERCE, b. 1847, Overton, TN.

v. ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. 1850.

vi. FRANKLIN PIERCE, b. 1852.

vii. JAMES H. PIERCE, b. October 1844, Overton, TN; m. LORINA PIERCE; b. November 18, 1845; d. March 31, 1901.

 

 

6. LUCY PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1794 in Wake County, NC, and died 1865 in Overton, TN. She married WILLIAM PARSONS February 01, 1812 in Carter County, TN.. He was born June 05, 1791 in Wilkes County, NC, and died August 14, 1859 in Overton, TN.

 

Shortly after his marriage William Parsons joined the Army to serve in Colonel Ellison's Regiment under Capt. Adam Winsell with a group of TN Volunteers who constructed Forts Madison and Jackson in the War of 1812. After the War of 1812, He traded a land grant he received for his services during the war and with some additional money purchased 200 acres of land in the 12th district of Overton County, in the extreme northeastern part of the county. In 1827, he moved his family to a farm adjoining his father-in-law Arthur Pierce.

William and Lucy joined the Wolf River Baptist Church on August 7, 1838.

Arthur Pierce signed as Surety for Lucy and William's marriage on Feb 1, 1812

Children of LUCY PIERCE and WILLIAM PARSONS are:

i. SUZANNAH4 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1823.

ii. JAMES C. PARSONS, b. August 02, 1819, Carter County, TN; d. April 25, 1899, prob. Fannin, Texas; m. (1) ELIZABETH BIGGERSTAFF; m. (2) MARY E. TOMPKINS, 1839; b. Abt. 1817, TN; d. 1851, Overton, TN.

iii. JOHN CALLEY PARSONS, b. March 21, 1825, Carter County, TN; d. August 22, 1860, Byrdstown, Overton County, TN.

iv. SUBRIA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1829, Carter County, TN.

v. ELIZABETH B. PARSONS, b. December 11, 1833, Overton, TN; d. May 14, 1892, Pickett Co., TN; m. WILLIAM MULKEY AMONETT.

 

6b REBECCA PIERCE, b. 1795; d. 1859; m. JOSEPH L. CABLE, December 12, 1815, Carter County TN.; b. 1791; d. 1882. Wolfe County, KY

Wolfe County, KY 1880 Census: Joseph Cable age 89 widower, NC, Stephen b. abt 1831,Casper b. abt 1827 TN, Elizabeth 1834

Joseph Cable is the son of Casper Cable and Elizabeth Baker. Casper was born 1755. He lived with his family in Hanover, Germany and was nineteen years old when he came to America with the company of Hessian soldiers who were paid by the British to fight against the Colonists. He was captured by George Washington at Trenton, New Jersey on Dec 26, 1776. He volunteered out of prison and fought with the colonists until the end of the war. For his service Casper was given a grant of land by the American Government for hundreds of acres of land in what is now Johnson County. He owned many slaves who cleared the land and carried on considerable farming. Later Casper had a large apple orchard. The apples were used in making brandy. It has been told while Casper lived in Hanover, Germany, his father had arranged a marriage for him with a girl who was many years older, and who was scarred from smallpox. Financially it was a great match for Casper; however he was opposed to the match. As the wedding date drew near, he became desperate and ran away to join the German Army. He was then sent to the province of Hesse Cassel. He was one of 22,000 troops hired by England to fight the Colonists.

Casper was a friend of Julius Ceasar Dugger. Casper was a prosperous man and had great pride in his family. When Adam Mast came over the mountains from Valle Crucis to pay court to Casper's daughter, Ellizabeth, and the wedding date was announced, Casper saddled his horse and swung on his saddlebags and traveled many miles by bridle-path through the wilderness to Jonesboro to buy Elizabeth's wedding trousseau. It took three days to make the trip. Casper's children: Joseph, Peter b. 1792, Benjamin b. 1789, Conrad, John, Casper Jr, Sarah, Daniel,Samuel, Elizabeth

 

Children of Rebecca and Joseph are:

i. Stephen Cable, b abt 1831

ii. Casper Cable, b. abt 1827

iii. Elizabeth Cable, b. abt 1834

 

7. GRIFFIN3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born February 22, 1797 in North Carolina, and died 1854 in Carter Co. Tn.. He married MARY CRAWLEY June 01, 1819 in Carter County TN.. She was born October 14, 1802 in Campbell, Tennessee, and died Aft. 1870 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for GRIFFIN PIERCE:

January 5, 1826: A land entry for 50 acres; Blue Springs Branch, Carter County

February 4, 1829: A land survey for 50 acres; Blue Springs Branch

October 9, 1830: State land grant No. 16537 for 50 acres, Blue Springs Branch

November 3, 1831: Deed Bk D pg 339, sold land (formally belonging to Arthur Pierce) to William Allen for $150.

March 8, 1843: hosted a meeting of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church, Carter County

May 24 , 1845: land entry for 1,000 acres (with William Peters), Iron Mountain, Stoney Creek, Book B, pg 259

November 27, 1845: land survey for 1,000 acres along with William Peters, Iron Mountain, Book C, pg 182

November 28, 1845: signatory to a note with J.H. Hyder; Carter County, TN

March 10, 1846: state land grant (no. 23362) of 1,000 acres along with William Peters; Iron Mountain, Stoney Creek,

April 25, 1846: Deed Book K page 327, Griffin Pierce gave Bond of $1,100 to Benjamin and Sally Brewer.

November 18, 1848: land entry for 20.25 acres along with William Pierce, Stoney Creek

January 23, 1850: land survey for 20.25 acres along with William Pierce, Stoney Creek

April 15, 1851: Deed Book M page 45 Griffin Pierce bought land from Sally Brewer for $553

December 16, 1852: Signatory to a note to Pleasant Williams due on the date indicated; Carter County

August 19, 1854: sickness, unknown reasons but evidenced by visit of doctor (C. Myers)

August 28, 1854: sickness - required catherization as evidenced by visit of doctor

August 29, 1854: illness- required catherization as evidenced by visit of doctor

1854: buried in a coffin provided by C C Myers for $4, Carter County

November 25, 1854: Estate - 6 head of cattle, 3 sows and pigs, 150 bushels corn, "120 dozen" oats

June 14, 1856: Carter county Deed book O page 185 , Tennessee Pearce, William A. Pearce, David B. Pearce, Tennessee Buckles and Margaret Pierce Buckles are listed at heirs of Griffin Pearce of Carter County. They sold the land known as the "Griffin Pearce Tract" to Pleasant Williams for two hundred dollars. The tract adjoined the land of James Berry, Thomas Crow and Reuben Brooks.

 

Carter County Estate Records show that In 1855, minor heirs of Mary Crawley, Widow of Griffin Pierce, were Henry, Nathaniel, Eliza, Samuel and Rueben.

 

Name spelled: Griffin, Griffen, and G.C. , on records

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1830 Carter County Census: Griffin Pierce between age 30 and 40, Wife between age 20 - 30, 2 sons under age 5, 2 sons age 5-10, 1 son age 10-15, 1 daughter under age 5, 1 daughter between age 5-10

1840 Carter Co. Census: Griffin Pierce between age 40-50, wife between age 30-40, 3 sons under age 5, 2 sons age 5-10, 2 sons age 10-15, 2 daughters under 5, 1 daughter between age 10-15,

1850 Carter County Census: Griffin Pierce 53, Mary 45, Daniel 27, Armstrong 21, Henry 16, Nathaniel 12, Reuben 10, Eliza 7, Samuel 5

1860 Census: Mary Bowers 60, Rubin Pierce 20, Eliza 17, Samuel D 15

 

Mary Crawley married John Teter Bowers on April 20, 1856. He was born January 27, 1792. Ocupation Collier. He had served in the war of 1812.

 

Children of GRIFFIN PIERCE and MARY CRAWLEY are:

31. i. TENNESSEE C.4 PIERCE, b. 1819, Carter County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1880, Carter County, TN.

32. ii. WILLIAM A. PIERCE, b. 1821, TN; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, Carter County, TN.

iii. DANIEL PIERCE, b. 1824.

33. iv. LEVICY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1825, Carter County, TN; d. Aft. 1880, Carter County, TN.

34. v. DAVID B. PIERCE, b. 1825, Tennessee; d. October 11, 1899, Carter County, TN.

vi. JACOB CAMERON PIERCE, b. 1827; m. VICEY J. CARRIGER, February 28, 1856, Carter County TN..

 

Notes for JACOB CAMERON PIERCE:

Land: Deed book N, page 560, April 17, 1856. Jacob C. Pierce " lawful heir of Griffin Pierce" deceased. Sold land that had belonged to Griffin Pierce to Henry N. Pierce for 60 dollars The land adjoined Thomas Crow, Reuben Brooks and James Berry on South Stoney Creek, Carter County.

5. vii. ARMSTRONG BLEVINS PIERCE, b. January 06, 1829, Carter County, TN; d. May 16, 1902, Carter County, TN.

36. viii. MARGARET J. PIERCE, b. September 08, 1830, Carter County, TN; d. March 17, 1894, Butler, Bates, Missouri.

37. ix. HENRY N. PIERCE, b. August 12, 1832, Carter County, Tn.; d. October 24, 1895, Johnson Co. Tn..

38. x. ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. August 12, 1832, Carter County, TN; d. January 12, 1919, Carter County, TN.

39. xi. NATHANIEL J. PIERCE, b. 1833, Carter County, Tennessee.

xii. RUEBEN PIERCE, b. 1840.

40. xiii. ELIZA J. PIERCE, b. 1842, Carter County, TN; d. May 07, 1910, Carter County, TN.

41. xiv. SAMUEL D. PIERCE, b. July 1845, Carter County, TN; d. 1888, Carter County, TN.

 

 

8. MICHAEL B.3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born February 22, 1799 in NC, and died March 04, 1876 in Carter County, TN. He married MARY CAROLINE "POLLY" DUGGER October 13, 1828 in Carter County, TN, daughter of JULIUS DUGGER and MARY HALL. She was born August 18, 1800 in Carter Co. Tn., and died August 13, 1875 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for MICHAEL B. PIERCE:

1830 Carter County Census: Michael Pierce head of household

1850 Census: Michael 51,( Farmer ) Mary 49, Margaret E.C. 19, William C 14, Julius 11

1860 Carter County Census: Michael Pierce 61, Farmer born in NC, Mary 58, Julius 21

 

Deed Book J page 343, Michael PIerce sold 50 acres of land to David Dugger for $150 on October 1, 1862 Anderson K. Pierce was witness

 

TVA records indicate that Michael and Mary were moved from Pierce Cemetery #2 to Berry cemetery in 1947. This is incorrect. They are still at the Pierce-Campbell Cemetery.

MICHAEL B. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TN

Cause of Death: heart source: TVA record

 

Tombstone reads: Mary Pierce wife of M. Pierce born August 18, 1800 died August 13, 1875. Some sources have death date as Sept 13, 1875

Tombstones beside each other, Michael Pierce and Mary Pierce

Children of MICHAEL PIERCE and MARY DUGGER are:

42. i. MARGARET CAROLINE4 PIERCE, b. December 24, 1830, Carter County, TN; d. September 25, 1905, Carter County, TN.

43. ii. WILLIAM C. PIERCE, b. December 15, 1835, Carter County, TN; d. August 13, 1881, Carter County, TN.

44. iii. JULIUS DUGGER PIERCE, b. July 1838, Johnson County, TN; d. May 07, 1902, Butler, Johnson County, TN.

 

 

9. ANDERSON K.3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1806 in Carter County, TN, and died Aft. 1861 in (probably) Carter County, TN. He married RHODA P. DUGGER November 30, 1829 in Carter County, TN, daughter of WILLIAM DUGGER and NANCY MILLARD. She was born March 28, 1801 in Carter County, TN, and died Aft. 1861 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for ANDERSON K. PIERCE:

Land: Deed book N page 346, January 10, 1852, Anderson K. Pierce and wife Rhoda Dugger Pierce sold land to Elizabeth Dugger. The land was conveyed to Anderson and Rhoda by William Dugger, dec'ed and Benjamin T. Dugger executor of William Dugger's will.

 

Deed book O page 461 Anderson and Rhoda sold land that Rhoda had inherited to Thomas C. Crowe for $1000 on May 6, 1861

 

1830 Carter County Census: Anderson Pierce one- 15 through 19 one - 30 through 39

1850 Carter County Census: Anderson Pierce 43, Rhoda 49, Nancy E 19, Martha R 17, Lavina P. 15, William R 12, Sarah C. 5

1860 Carter County Census: Anderson Pierce 60, Rhoda 59, Nancy E. 29, William A 23, Sarah C. 16, Martha Dugger 61 ( Rhoda's sister)

Children of ANDERSON PIERCE and RHODA DUGGER are:

i. NANCY E.4 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1830.

45. ii. MARTHA REBECCA PIERCE, b. 1831, Overton County, TN.

iii. LAVINA J. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1835.

46. iv. WILLIAM A. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1837, Carter County, TN; d. Bef. 1875.

v. SARAH C. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1845; m. RICHARD SELLS.

 

 

11. SION PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1795 in NC, and died Abt. 1830 in Carter County, TN. He married SARAH 1808. She was born Abt. 1792 in NC, and died April 1860 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for SION PIERCE: Also spelled Scion and Siam

1830 Carter County Census: Sarah Pearce age 30-40, one son under age 5, one son age 5-10, 2 sons age 15-20, one daughter age 5-10, one daughter age 10-15

1840 Sarah Pierce- 1 male - 5 through 9, females: one - less than 5, one- 15 through 19,one - 20 through 29, 1 - 30 through 39

1850 Carter County Census: Sarah Pierce 57 NC, Nancy 26, Henry 17, Sarah 13, Matilda 7, David 4, Alfred 1 ( Married 1808)

1860 Census: Matilda was with the T.H. Taylor family, Alfred was living with Henry

1860 Carter County Census: Henry Pierce 27, Pheba Jane 23, Elizabeth 5, Amanda 3, Isaac C 1, ALFRED 12

 

Notes for SARAH: Archer family records has Sarah Yarber born in Sullivan County, TN

Sion died about 1830 and it is unknown who is the father of the rest of Sarah's children. I've included them because they used the last name Pierce.

The Archer family records says that Sarah Pierce Archer b. 1836 had 2 brother's, "Cy" short for Sion and Richard. Robert Pierce, a grandson of Eliza Archer Rains, says that his grandfather said Richard Pierce was a brother to Sarah. Other descendents of Eliza Archer say that Sarah had brothers named Henry and George, and a sister named Elizabeth. There is an unidentified child on the 1830 Census that could be Elizabeth age 10-15.

Children of SION PIERCE and SARAH are:

i. GEORGE4 PIERCE,

49. ii. RICHARD PIERCE, b. October 1811, TN; d. April 29, 1904, Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN.

50. iii. SION PIERCE, b. 1826, NC; d. Bef. 1900, Carter County, TN.

iv. NANCY PIERCE, b. 1824; d. Bef. August 07, 1853, Carter County, TN; m. NELSON J. MARKLAND, March 16, 1851, Carter County TN.; b. August 1827, Carter County, TN; d. Abt. 1901.

 

Notes for NELSON J. MARKLAND:

1880 Carter County Census: Nelson Markland 54 TN NC TN (crippled) Lukinzie 44 (wife), Mary 17 Angeline 12, Millie 7, Daniel 21 (works for Knox Car W. Company) Mary 18 (daughter in law) 18

 

1900 Carter County Census: Nelson J. Markland 72, Arthie 62, married 47 years with 12 kids and 5 kids living. Mary 1860 age 39 4 children and 4 living, Alice M. Heatherly (granddaughter 15, Arthie Heatherly 12, Dora Heatherly 9, Amelia Heatherly 5

 

v. HENRY PIERCE, b. 1834; Stepchild.

51. vi. SARAH JANE PIERCE, b. March 26, 1836, Carter County, TN; d. April 30, 1923, Carter County, TN; Stepchild.

vii. MATILDA PIERCE, b. 1843, Tennessee; Stepchild; m. KANNEDAY TIPTON PEOPLES, October 31, 1887, Carter County TN.; b. Abt. 1838, TN; d. 1907.

Notes for MATILDA PIERCE:

1870 Carter County census: John C. Smith 26, (dry goods merchant) Eva D 24, Meena 9/12, Matilda Pierce 26

1910 Carter County Census: Matilda Peoples 62, Alfred Pierce 60 (brother)

 

viii. DAVID PIERCE, b. 1846; Stepchild.

52. ix. ALFRED PIERCE, b. Abt. 1848, Tennessee; Stepchild.

x. ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. abt 1817

 

12. ELIZABETH3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1800 in NC, and died 1840 in Carter County. She married JAMES C. BERRY January 24, 1819 in Carter County TN., son of SAMUEL BERRY and NANCY CROWE. He was born September 27, 1800 in Washington County, VA, and died July 07, 1864 in Carter County, TN.

 

Elizabeth is thought to be Arthur's daughter. Elizabeth's half sister Mary married James Berry after her death.

Children of ELIZABETH PIERCE and JAMES BERRY are:

53. i. SAMUEL4 BERRY, b. June 24, 1818; d. May 22, 1877.

54. ii. NANCY BERRY, b. 1822, Carter County, TN; d. 1861, Carter County, TN.

iii. WINNY BERRY, b. 1828, Carter County, TN; m. ROBERT BUCKLES, June 19, 1861.

55. iv. MARY EVALINE BERRY, b. September 14, 1835, Carter County, TN; d. December 21, 1866.

v. RICHARD BERRY, b. 1840, Carter County, TN.

 

 

13. WILLIAM BAILEY3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1820 in Washington County, TN. He married MATILDA CROSS, daughter of ABRAHAM CROSS and MARY PIERCE. She was born 1821 in Ky, and died 1883.

 

CENSUS: 1850 Overton Co TN, Pearce, William 30 TN farmer, Matilda 29 KY, Nancy 7, Joseph 2

 

Children of WILLIAM PIERCE and MATILDA CROSS are:

i. NANCY4 PIERCE, b. 1843.

ii. JOSEPH PIERCE, b. Abt. 1848.

iii. CAROL PIERCE, b. 1849.

56. iv. SOLOMON HARDY PIERCE, b. November 29, 1850, Olin, Overton Co., TN; d. December 12, 1910, Gordon, Texas.

v. ABE PIERCE, b. 1854.

vi. JOHN PIERCE, b. 1857.

 

 

14. ARTHUR H.3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1824 in Tennessee, and died in Carter County, TN. He married SERENA. She was born Abt. 1823 in Tennessee.

 

Notes for ARTHUR H. PIERCE:

1860 Clinton County, Ky Census: PIERCE, A.H., 36, farmer, TN; Serena, 37, housework, TN; John, 16 , TN; Sarah E, 12 , TN; Lucinda, 10 , TN; Poly Ann, 8 , TN

Children of ARTHUR PIERCE and SERENA are:

i. JOHN4 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1844.

ii. SARAH E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1846.

iii. LUCINDA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1850.

iv. POLLY ANN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1852.

 

 

15. MARY3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born August 18, 1811 in NC, and died January 25, 1900 in Carter County. She married JAMES C. BERRY January 07, 1844 in Carter County TN., son of SAMUEL BERRY and NANCY CROWE. He was born September 27, 1800 in Washington County, VA, and died July 07, 1864 in Carter County, TN.

 

further research needed on the birthdate of Mary and her mother . Researchers disagree on them. I've been unable to verify.

1870 Carter County Census: Mary Berry 58 NC, Alfred J 22, Sarah E 20, William J 18, Elizabeth 18, Margaret 15, Mary 12, Alfred 10

Children of MARY PIERCE and JAMES BERRY are:

i. BENJAMIN4 BERRY, b. 1845.

ii. ALFRED J. BERRY, b. August 20, 1847, Carter County, TN; d. April 17, 1915, Carter County, TN; m. SARAH ELIZABETH CARRIGER, January 31, 1867, Carter County TN.; b. Abt. 1848, Carter County, TN.

 

Alfred Berry: Death Record: Died married - Death cause : "pilegary" Informant: J. F. M. Berry of Watauga Valley record (1915 ) # 89

 

57. iii. SARAH ELIZA BERRY, b. September 1847, Carter County, TN.

iv. ELIZABETH BERRY, b. 1853.

58. v. MARGARET BERRY, b. August 17, 1855, Carter County, TN; d. February 25, 1934, Carter County, TN.

59. vi. WILLIAM JAMES BERRY, b. September 10, 1852, Carter County, TN; d. April 14, 1927, Carter County, TN.

 

 

16. JACOB CAMERON3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1827 in Overton, TN. He married LAVICA JANE. She was born Abt. 1839 in TN.

 

Notes for JACOB CAMERON PIERCE:

1860 Clinton County, Kentucky Census: PIERCE, Jacob C., 33 m, farmer, TN; Janes, 21 f, housework, TN; Reuben, W., 3 m, TN; Henry J., 1 m, TN

 

1870 Clinton County, KY Census: PIERCE, Cameron, 43, (coal miner) TN; Lavica Jane, 33,TN; Reuben W, 13, TN; Henry J, 11, TN; John B, 9, KY; James G, 7, KY; Nancy V, 6, KY; Mary E, 4, KY; Margaret E, KY

 

Children of JACOB PIERCE and LAVICA JANE are:

i. HENRY J.4 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1859, Tennessee.

ii. REUBEN W. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1856.

iii. JOHN B. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1861, Clinton County, KY.

iv. JAMES G. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1863, Clinton County, KY.

v. NANCY V. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1865, Clinton County, KY.

vi. MARY E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1866, Clinton County, KY.

vii. MARGARET E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1868.

 

 

17. HENRY NATHAN3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 17, 1834 in Overton, TN, and died December 12, 1902 in Clinton, KY. He married (1) SUSANNA MARILDA TOMPKINS March 22, 1860, daughter of JENKINS TOMPKINS and SARAH PIERCE. She was born October 07, 1841 in Overton, TN, and died August 24, 1863 in Illinois. He married (2) SUSAN ELIZABETH PERDUE December 18, 1865 in Kentucky. She was born August 28, 1833 in Kentucky. d. September 22, 1917, Clinton County, KY

 

Notes for HENRY NATHAN PIERCE:

1860 Clinton County, Kentucky Census: PIERCE, Henry M., 26 farmer, TN; Susannah M., housework, TN

1870 Clinton Kentucky Census: Henry N. Pierce 36, farmer, TN, Susan E 36 Ky, Mary J 9 KY

 

Notes for SUSANNA MARILDA TOMPKINS:

"In 1863, in Illinois, Susannah Marilda Pierce was the victim of typhoid fever. On her death bed, she asked for her father, Jenkins Tompkins, and requested those attending her to sing "Amazing Grace." Their hearts were grieved, so she sang the sweet old hymn from beginning to ending, and died Aug. 24, 1863". After the death of his daughter, Jenkins Tompkins made the long trip from Illinois and brought back with him Henry R. Pierce, Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Jane Pierce , to Tennessee. Jenkins and his wife raised Sarah Elizabeth Pierce and Henry

 

Children of HENRY PIERCE and SUSANNA TOMPKINS are:

i. MARY JANE4 PIERCE, b. January 01, 1861, Ky; d. October 10, 1936, Cumberland, KY.

ii. SARAH ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. November 08, 1862, Kentucky.

iii. HENRY R. PIERCE, b. 1861

 

Children of HENRY PIERCE and SUSAN PERDUE are:

iv. LORETTA BELLE PIERCE, b. January 6, 1872, d. April 13, 1924. She married William Sherman Carr.

v. WILLIAM ALVIN PIERCE. b. August 28, 1868, d. March 8, 1924. He married Ellen Jean Miller

vi. ELIHU GRIFFIN PIERCE, b. October 19, 1875. He married Luda McWhorter.

vii. WILLIAM LEO PIERCE, b. August 28 1868, d. August 16, 1869

viii. JAMES H. PIERCE, b. September 27, 1866, d. December 7, 1866.

 

18. JOSEPH3 PIERCE (ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born November 11, 1840 in Overton, TN, and died December 19, 1922 in Carter County, TN. He married DELCENIA CAMPBELL, daughter of DANIEL CAMPBELL and JULIANA VANHUSS. She was born October 01, 1837 in Carter County, TN, and died March 22, 1925 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for JOSEPH PIERCE:

CENSUS: 1850 Overton Co TN living with parents age 8

CENSUS: 1860 Carter Co TN living with Pleasant Williams and Levica ( Joseph's neice) age 21 born Tenn

CENSUS: 1880 Carter Co TN, Deleena L. 42, Anderson K. 17, Daniel T. 14, Arthur C. 9, Julia A. K. 4

CENSUS: 1900 Carter Co TN, Pierce Joseph, Nov 1840 59, Married 37yr TN NC TN farmer, can read, write, speak English Owner-Farm-Free of mortgage, Delcenia wife Oct 1837 62 TN TN TN 4 child, 4 living, can read and write, Arthur April 1871 25 single, teacher, can read and write, unemployed 8 Months, Julia R. Sep 1875, 24 single, teacher, can read and write, unemployed 8 Months

CENSUS: 1910 Carter County: Joseph Perce 69 Delcinia 72 (4 children) maried 47 years

More About JOSEPH PIERCE: Burial: Pierce Cemetery #1 Then moved to the Hyder Cemetery in 1947 by the TVA

Cause of Death: paralysis record # 223

 

More About DELCENIA CAMPBELL: Burial: Pierce Cemetery #1, Butler, TN moved to Hyder Cemetery in 1947 by TVA

Cause of Death: Mitral Regurgitation of heart - death record #52

Children of JOSEPH PIERCE and DELCENIA CAMPBELL are:

60. i. DANIEL T.4 PIERCE, b. 1866, Carter County, TN; d. March 29, 1949, Johnson County, TN.

61. ii. ARTHUR CALVIN PIERCE, b. April 06, 1871, Carter County, TN; d. January 07, 1928, Carter County, TN.

62. iii. JULIA ANN R. PIERCE, b. September 16, 1875, Tennessee; d. September 19, 1936, Carter County, TN.

63. iv. ANDERSON K. PIERCE, b. May 27, 1863, Carter County, TN; d. April 23, 1931, Carter County, TN.

 

 

19. HANNAH3 PIERCE (JOHN2, HARDY1) was born October 03, 1797 in NC, and died October 29, 1883 in Vermillion County, Indiana. She married THOMAS DUGGER December 26, 1822 in Carter County, TN, son of WILLIAM DUGGER and NANCY MILLARD. He was born May 16, 1797 in Carter County, TN, and died 1878 in Vermillion County, IN.

 

Notes for THOMAS DUGGER:

1850 Census: Thomas Dugger 53, Farmer, Hannah 52, James H 22 (farmer) George M 17, Rosa J 14, Nancy E 8

 

Moved to Vermillion County Indiana in 1861. He was a Republican. Religion: Missionary Baptist

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History of Tennessee Valley Baptist church: The TN Valley Baptist Church ranks as one of the oldest houses of worship in Vermillion County, Indiana. The church still stands on the land that was once settled by a native of the state of TN. Mr Thomas Dugger, who did not believe in slavery.

Before the Civil War began Mr. Thomas Dugger travelled north on horseback to Indiana to look at the Free State and traded his farm and home located in Tennessee for this land where this church stands. In 1860, Mr Dugger left his family to return to Vermillion County to visit the Indiana land he had purchased. He liked what he saw and promptly named his new land and the surrounding land, Tennessee Valley.

The Civil War intervened and his family was unable to join him until 1864. When the war ended, Thomas went back to Tennessee and to bring his family, friends and some relatives, who were against slavery, to his land in Indiana.

"the Old Records" stated "They had occasion leave the State of Tennessee, it not being very healthy there during and after the war."

By 1870, other friends and relatives of the Dugger family had came to live in the Tennessee Valley, Indiana. All of those people were Baptists and they brought their membership cards to the Heidle Baptist Church in Vermillion County.

Elder William McMasters of Montzuma was the pastor of that church and he received permission to preach one sermon per month in the Staats School where the Dugger group maintained a mission house. Pastor William McMasters held a revival meeting that resulted in the addition of 3 new members to the Dugger Group.

In September, 1872, the Tennessee Valley Baptist Church was organized in the Staats School. The first members were: Thomas Dugger and wife, James B. Lewis and wife, Henry J. Howard and wife, Rose J. Pierce Underwood, James A. G. Dugger and Wife, John J Dugger and Benjamin Dugger and wife

By 1885 the membership increased from 12 to 100 members.

On December 12, 1875 the church organized a Sunday school class. James B. Lewis was the first superintendent and held that office until his death 25 years later.

Children of HANNAH PIERCE and THOMAS DUGGER are:

i. JAMES H.4 DUGGER, b. 1823, Carter County, TN; m. MARIAH FRANCIS, February 11, 1859, Washington County, TN; b. Bet. 1834 - 1835.

ii. SARAH "SALLY" DUGGER, b. 1824; m. SMITHPETER.

64. iii. WILLIAM HARDEN DUGGER, b. October 05, 1825, Carter County, TN; d. June 09, 1902, Cherokee County, KS.

65. iv. GEORGE MARION DUGGER, b. 1833, Carter County, TN; d. October 14, 1864, Civil War, Knoxville, TN, Military Hospital.

66. v. ROSA JANE DUGGER, b. 1836, Carter County, TN; d. April 05, 1912, Vermillion County, IN.

vi. NANCY E. DUGGER, b. 1842, Carter County, TN.

 

 

20. GEORGE MORTON3 PIERCE (JOHN2, HARDY1) was born November 22, 1802 in NC, and died Aft. 1880 in Carter County, TN. He married LAVINA CAMPBELL August 02, 1823 in Carter County TN., daughter of HANNAH CAMPBELL. She was born 1805 in Tennessee, and died Bef. 1880 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for GEORGE MORTON PIERCE:

1830 Carter County Census: George Pearce, one male under age 5, one son age 5-10, one male age 20-30, one female under age 5, one 20-30- one age 50-60 and one female age 90-100

Leah Campbell is living with Lavina and her mother here.

1840 Carter County Census: George M. Pearce one male - less than 5, two females - 5 through 9, 1 Female age 10-14, one female age 30-39 one male age 10-14 one male age 15-19, one male age 30-39

1850 Carter County Census: Geroge M. Pearce 49 NC, Levina 49, Elbert S 21, Francis M. 16, Ann 14, William 10, Louise 7, Nancy R. 3, Hannah Campbell 70 Va

1860 Johnson County Census: George Pierce 59, Lovina 58, William C 20, Harriett L 17, Nancy R 14, Hannah Campbell 80 VA

1870 Carter County Census: George Pierce 69, Lavina 66, Bailey P. 9 Andrew J 5, Hannah Campbell 101, VA

1880 Johnson Co TN Census: Louisa Gragg 39, Pierce George 81 father TN TN TN, Bailey 19 son TN TN TN, Andrew 15 son, Jane 12 dau, Catherine 10 dau

above: 1866 document stating that Lavinia Pierce and Nancy R. Pierce were present at David Lewis's house during the marriage of Ann Pierce and Solomon Lewis signed by Lavina and Nancy Rebecca Pierce

 

Hannah Campbell (Lavina's mother) was the daughter of Zachariah Campbell born 1740 (Son of James Campbell b. 1712 in Glascow, Scotland). Zachariah was of Scotch-Irish ancestry, who emigrated from County Tipperary, near Cork, Ireland, settling first in Virginia, where he married, Leah (born about 1740 d. abt 1835) before removing to Carter county, Tennessee, where he was very prominent in the early days, being a member of the county court when the county was organized July 4, 1796. He was one of the commissioners appointed to locate the county seat of justice. Zachariah was present and participated in the organization of the court of pleas and quarter sessions, July 4, 1796. Previous to his removal to Carter county he had served in the Revolutionary war. Three of his sons, Isaac, Solomon and Jeremiah Campbell, were also soldiers of the Revolution and Isaac likewise participated in the War of 1812. Isaac Campbell enjoyed the well merited reputation of being a good citizen and just man. Solomon served as one of Carter County's first constables.

Children of GEORGE PIERCE and LAVINA CAMPBELL are:

67. i. HENRY CLAY4 PIERCE, b. June 10, 1824, Carter County, Tennessee; d. March 1905, Carter County, TN.

68. ii. EMALINE E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1828, Tennessee.

iii. ELBERT S. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1829, Carter County, TN; d. March 21, 1864, Civil War; m. ROSA JANE DUGGER, December 21, 1852, Carter County, TN; b. 1836, Carter County, TN; d. April 05, 1912, Vermillion County, IN.

 

Notes for ELBERT S. PIERCE: died in the Civil War of Small Pox

1860 Carter County Census: Elbert Pierce 31 Rosa G. 24

 

iv. HANNAH C. "ELIZA" PIERCE, b. Abt. 1832, Tennessee; m. JOHN MCINTOSH, January 27, 1849, Carter County TN.; b. Abt. 1824, Tennessee.

Notes for JOHN MCINTOSH: 1850 Carter County Census: John McIntosh 26 (farmer) Eliza 18

 

69. v. FRANKLIN M. PIERCE, b. January 12, 1833, Carter County, TN; d. February 21, 1916, Johnson County, TN.

70. vi. ANN PIERCE, b. December 10, 1834, Carter County, TN; d. February 17, 1922, Johnson County, TN.

vii. WILLIAM C. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1840.

Census: 1870 Union County Indiana Census dwelling number 155: William C. Pierce age 30 born in TN, Higby McIntosh age 14 TN

71. viii. HARRIET LOUISA PIERCE, b. July 12, 1842, Carter County, Tennessee; d. June 25, 1917, Johnson County, TN.

72. ix. NANCY REBECCA PIERCE, b. July 01, 1848, Carter County, TN; d. June 03, 1920, Johnson County, TN.

 

 

21. HARDY3 PIERCE (JOHN2, HARDY1) was born November 14, 1804 in TN, and died Bef. 1880 in Parke County, Indiana. He married MARGARET CAMPBELL July 09, 1830 in Carter County TN.. She was born Abt. 1802 in TN.

 

Notes for HARDY PIERCE:

1850 Parke County, Indiana Census: Hardin Pierce 49 ( Gun Smith) N.C., Margaret 52 TN, Nancy A 17 TN, Celia E 16 TN, Hezekiah 18 TN, Mary E 14 IN, Jacob V 12, Eliza 10 IN

1860 Parke County, Indiana Census: Hardy Pierce 55, TN, Margaret 58 TN, Ezekiel 24 (South Carolina) Eliza 19 Indiana

Occupation: GunSmith (gunsmithing required the skills of a blacksmith, and woodworker to build a gun. A finished weapon required fine detail work on iron and steel, the carving of decorative designs, hammering and casting brass and silver into complex shapes, and engraving hard and soft metals. ) Because imported firearms were cheaper than those made in America, the gunsmith mainly repaired guns and other objects. Gunsmiths often repaired axes and other items made by blacksmiths, cast shoe buckles and other items like bells, and sometimes repaired silver objects.

Moved to Indiana about 1837

 

George M. Pierce signed marriage bond as the surety for Hardy Pierce and Margaret Campbell.

Children of HARDY PIERCE and MARGARET CAMPBELL are:

i. NANCY A.4 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1833.

ii. CELIA E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1834.

iii. HEZEKIAH PIERCE, b. Abt. 1832.

iv. MARY E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1836.

73. v. JACOB V. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1838, Parke County, Indiana.

vi. ELIZA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1840.

 

 

22. HENRY C. PIERCE (JOHN2, HARDY1) was born June 05, 1807 in Tennessee, and died May 23, 1892 in Carter County, TN. He married ELIZABETH ANN ALLEN March 09, 1829 in Carter County TN., daughter of JOHN ALLEN and CONSTANCE MERRITT. She was born November 23, 1807 in Tennessee, and died August 01, 1892 in Carter County, TN.

Burial: Pierce Cemetery #3, Hampton, TN

 

Notes for HENRY C. PIERCE: Tombstone has last name spelled: PEARCE

1830 Carter County Census: Henry Pearce age 20-30, wife age 20-30, one son under age 5

1850 Carter County Census: Henry Pierce 42, Elizabeth Ann 42, William A.D. Pierce (occupation: millwright) 21, John T. 18, Robert L 12, Mary Ann 11, James D 8, Martha H. 5, Anderson 3

1880 Carter County Census: Henry C. Pierce 72, Elizabeth 72 (neuralgia)

 

Children of HENRY PIERCE and ELIZABETH ALLEN are:

74. i. WILLIAM A. D.4 PIERCE, b. February 04, 1830, Carter County, TN; d. January 24, 1912, Carter County, TN.

ii. JOHN T. PIERCE, b. 1832.

Civil War: John was in the Fourth Tennessee Infantry which was recruited by Colonel Daniel Stover, at Louisville, KY in the spring of 1863. The unit was composed of exiles from East Tenn. These soldiers were guided through Confederate Lines by scouts. Their marches through East TN to KY were made by night. Their days during marches were spent hiding in caves & forests to escape capture by Confederate Conscript Officers.

He was second lieutenant; Company B and H; age 32 ; born Carter County; enrolled as a private in Company B at Strawberry Plains, October 1, 1863; detached on recruiting duty from muster-in through Oct 1864; promoted to 2nd lieutenant, Company H, May 31, 1865; mustered in Company H, June 5, 1865; discharged, August 2, 1865. He served in the Union Army. Forgotten Soldiers: History of the 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment 1863-1865 p 118 & 46 by Eddie Nikazy

 

75. iii. ROBERT S. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1838, Carter County, TN; d. Kentucky.

iv. MARY ANN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1839, Carter County, TN; m. JOHN H. CAMPBELL, November 25, 1857, Carter County TN.; b. Abt. 1837, Carter County, TN.

v. JAMES D. PIERCE, b. 1838; d. 1902, Johnson County, TN.

Civil War: James D. Pierce, corporal, Company H; age 23; enrolled at Elizabethton, November 1, 1864; mustered in at Knoxville. March 2, 1865; promoted to corporal, April 28, 1865; discharged August 2,1865; file contains enlistment papers. He served in the Union Army.

Burial: Pierce Cemetery #4, In 1947 TVA moved him to Bakersgap Cemetery

 

vi. MARTHA A. PIERCE, b. October 27, 1844, Carter County, TN; d. May 02, 1866, Carter County, TN.

76. vii. CHRISTIAN ANDERSON A. PIERCE, b. 1847; d. Washington County, TN.

 

 

23. SUSAN3 PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born September 22, 1795 in Wake, NC, and died July 17, 1880 in Clinton, KY. She married EDWARD PROTHERO REEVES II 1815 in Carter County TN.. He was born August 07, 1777 in Bladen County, NC, and died May 06, 1841 in Clinton County, KY.

 

Notes for EDWARD PROTHERO REEVES II:

Early Times in Clinton County, Vol. II - "On May 6, 1841, Edward Prothero Reeves, with his youngest son Edward, riding behind him, was fording the swollen Wolf River with his other sons. He made it across the river safely but as he rode up the bank, the soft ground caved in, throwing them back into the swirling waters, and he and his young son were swept away and drowned."

 

Children of SUSAN PIERCE and EDWARD REEVES are:

i. ARTHUR DUFFIELD4 REEVES, b. 1816, Carter County, TN; d. 1899, Belknap, Texas.

ii. DAVID P. REEVES, b. 1818, Carter County, TN; d. April 06, 1862, Battle of Shiloh, Civil War.

First Lieutenant, Company "C", 28th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A. Died in Battle of Shiloh.

Military: Civil War, 1st Lieutenant, 28th TN Infantry, died at battle of Shiloh

 

iii. ROBERT THOMAS REEVES, b. 1820, Carter County, TN; d. Abt. 1913, Whitewright, TX; m. LAVENIA BROWN.

ROBERT's Occupation: Baptist Minister

iv. JANE REEVES, b. Abt. 1821, Clinton County, KY; d. Clinton County, KY; m. (1) JACKSON BROWN; m. (2) GREENBERRY LITTLE.

v. JAMES E. REEVES, b. Abt. 1823, Clinton County, KY; d. Abt. 1908, Clinton County, KY.

vi. HIRAM G. REEVES, b. Abt. 1824, Clinton County, KY; d. 1861, Clinton County, KY.

vii. HARDY PIERCE REEVES, b. Abt. 1826, Clinton County, KY; d. 1897, Belknap, Texas.

viii. NANCY A. REEVES, b. 1828, Clinton County, KY; d. Willow Grove, TN; m. FRANCIS MARION BISTROW; b. 1821.

ix. SARAH REEVES, b. Abt. 1830, Clinton County, KY; d. 1858, Clinton County, KY; m. SIM SCRIBENER.

x. EDWARD PROTHERO REEVES, b. 1832, Clinton County, KY; d. May 06, 1841, Clinton County, KY. drowned with his father, and buried in Griffin graveyard.

xi. OTIS T. REEVES, b. 1834, Clinton County, KY; d. 1838, Clinton County, KY.

xii. DAMARIS REEVES, b. 1836, Clinton County, KY; d. 1838, Clinton County, KY.

xiii. GEORGE W. REEVES, b. 1837, Clinton County, KY; d. 1910, near Chattanooga, OK.

 

 

24. REBECCA PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born 1801 d. 1867 KY. She married ELISHA CROSS December 17, 1819 in Carter County TN.. He was bornin. 1794 and died in 1858 KY

Children of REBECCA and ELISHA CROSS are Elizabeth, Joseph, William, James, Rebecca, Rhoda, Leetha, Katherine ( they had 15 children)

Elisha Cross granted 50 acres on April 29,1837 in Clinton County, KY

1850 Clinton County, KY census: CROSS, Elisha, 56 farmer, TN; Rebecca, 49 TN; Elizabeth, 27 TN; James, 11 , KY; Rebeca, 5 KY; Roda A, 7 KY; Leetha J, 3 KY; Katharin, 6/12, KY

 

25. MARY "POLLY"3 PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born February 07, 1802 in Carter Co. Tn., and died March 11, 1867 in Amonette Ridge, Overton, TN. She married ABRAHAM CROSS April 13, 1820 in Carter County TN..

 

Notes for MARY "POLLY" PIERCE:

!NAME-BIRTH-MARRIAGE: History & Genealogy of Families in Pickett Co TN p820 also see p 1091

According to Richard Pierce, of Pickett Co, author of Pickett Co Cemeteries page 82, he stated Polly was the daughter of Hardy Pierce and his wife Susan.

 

According to Carol Nelson, Norman Oklahoma, there was a child William Cross born 1823 in Sullivan Co., TN, and there was a child born in 1828 in Sullivan Co and a child born 1832 in Sullivan Co.

 

BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Cemeteries of Pickett Co TN p 82 Cemetery is on Sampson Amonett place. The cemetery is on the old Abraham Cross place constraining 150 acres that he purchased Oct 7 1846 from Arthur D. Reeves. Reeves had purchased 45 acres of this land from John M. Pierce Sep. 23 1841. John Pierce had obtained 172 acres July 3 1841 from Hardy Pierce SR.

 

CENSUS: 1850 Overton Co, Cross Abram 50 TN, Mary 50, Jefferson 20, Cyntha 16, Susan 14, Loony 12, Hardy 10, John 9

CENSUS: 1860 Tenn - Overton Co , Cross Mary 58, Luny 24, Susan 21, Hardy 19, John 17

 

BURIAL: In a wooded area of Amonette Ridge, lies the body of Abraham Cross, marked only by a small headstone that is almost invisible unless one almost stumbles across it. To get to it, one must hike a half mile from the country road .

 

RESIDENCE: Abraham came from Sullivan Co Tenn to Clinton Co KY in about 1830 & from there to what is now Pickett Co in the early 1840's , settling on the Amonette Ridge where he died May 9 1850.

 

 

Children of MARY PIERCE and ABRAHAM CROSS are:

82. i. MATILDA4 CROSS, b. 1821, Ky; d. 1883.

ii. WILLIAM CROSS.

iii. DAVID CROSS, b. September 14, 1825; d. March 26, 1898; m. MARY ELIZA STOCKTON; b. February 22, 1828, Clinton, KY; d. August 12, 1910.

 

Notes for DAVID CROSS: !BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Pickett Co TN Cemeteries p 188

CENSUS: 1850 Overton Co TN , David Cross 24 TN, Mary 23 KY Mary 3 TN, Thomas 3/12 TN

Census: 1860 Overton County TN, David Cross 33, Elizabeth 33, Mary 12, Thomas 10, Susan 8, Elizabeth 5, Margaret 1

Census: 1870 Overton Co:. David Cross, Farmer 43 TN, Eliza 32 Ky, Mary E 21, Ky, Thomas E 19, TN, Susan A 17 KY, Eliza C 12 TN, Margaret O 10, TN James W 5 TN

 

iv. THOMAS JEFFERSON CROSS, b. 1830.

v. CYNTHIA CROSS, b. June 07, 1828, Clinton, KY; d. March 11, 1866, Overton, TN.

vi. SUSAN CROSS, b. August 01, 1836.

vii. LOONEY CROSS, b. 1838.

viii. HARDY PIERCE CROSS, b. December 26, 1840.

ix. JOHN CROSS, b. 1842.

 

 

26. SION BENJAMIN J.3 PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born 1805 in Carter Co. Tn.. He married ELIZABETH HEATHERLY July 25, 1827 in Carter County TN., daughter of EWING HEATHERLY and ELIZABETH GUINN. She was born Abt. 1805.

 

Notes for SION BENJAMIN J. PIERCE:

1830 Carter County Census: Scion Pierce and wife (age 20-30) with a daughter and a son under age 5,

 

CENSUS: 1860 Overton Co Tenn, Pierce Sion 55 TN farmer $150 Real $300 personal, Robert 27 Alvin 22, Evaline 18 TN, Samuel 17 TN, Lorina 15, William 14, James 10

Children of SION PIERCE and ELIZABETH HEATHERLY are:

83. i. COLUMBUS WILLIAM4 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1828, Carter County, TN; d. Bet. 1880 - 1886, Pickett County, TN.

ii. ROBERT P. PIERCE, b. 1833, Carter County, TN; d. 1896, Pickett, TN; m. SARAH E. TIDROW; b. October 11, 1844, Overton, TN; d. April 11, 1920, Pickett, TN.

 

Notes for ROBERT P. PIERCE:

CENSUS: 1870 Overton Co Tenn, Pierce Robert P. 37 TN farmer Real Estate $150 Personal $200 Sarah 25 TN Lorina 3 TN Sion 2 TN

CENSUS: 1880 Overton Co Tenn, Pierce Robert 45, Sarah 36, Louisa 13, Sion 12, Charlotte 7, Vina J 4, Lorina 2

CENSUS: 1900 Pickett Co Tenn: Pierce Sarah E. widow/farmer/head of family had 7 children-5 living Lorina J. Lorinal B. Ida M. Alvin brother-in-law

CENSUS : 1910 Pickett Co Tenn Sarah was living with her daughter's family, Lorianle Bell Gross, Henry Pierce, a half uncle, was living with them . This Henry must have been a son from a 2nd marriage of Sion, father of Robert.

 

MILITARY: On available records on the Company Muster Roll of Company D 25 Reg. Tennessee Infantry, it states Robert was present January-February of 1863 and was enlisted on February 8 1863 by Colonel Hughes in Livingston. He was paid March 1, 1863 & deserted April 15, 1863. He was paid May 1, 1863 by Captain Dibrel and deserted August 19 1863 from Louden, Tennessee and on April 6, 1864, a muster roll said he deserted August 12, 1863. The records also show, Robert served in the same company, Company D 25 Reg. Tennessee Infantry, with his brother, Samuel A. Pierce and his uncles and cousins and other relatives, James H. Pierce, Granville A. Pierce, E. H. Pierce, Arthur Pierce, S. H. Pierce and W.A. Pierce.

 

On the widow applicant of pension, Sarah E. Pierce states, her husband enlisted about 1862 in the 25th TN Infantry, Company D (Captain Myers). Confederate Army. Pension # W4664. She did not know how long her husband had served in the company , but Robert Pierce surrendered somewhere in Virginia. She states her husband did not talk much about the war.

She stated they had 7 children: Si, age 44, Abe 24, Luzia 46, Sarah 29 (died), Lotta 30, Ota 33, Bell 31. She also stated she had no property, real or personal.

On question number 15, it asked "What property real or personal did you possess at death of husband or did he leave you and what disposition, if any, by sale or gift have you made of the same?" Her answer, " Real Estate $200, personal one horse-$500, cow-$15 and hogs-$20. Real Estate Lawedaway." Affivet got nothing from it now own nothing. Stated, "I have no family & stays with her children and no person is legally bound for her support." Sworn to and subscribed the 14 June 1911.

Witnesses for Sarah were H. J. Dillon and G. F. Groce.

DILLON stated he knew Robert was born in East Tennessee and knew him for 60 years. Robert was born in East Tennessee and he married Sarah just after the Civil War. Robert enlisted in 1862 in Company D 25 th TN Infantry in Colonel Stanton Regt. & he was a member of the same company & regiment. Dillon said he didn't know how long Pierce performed regular military duty, after the Battle of Stone River, the regiment went to Virginia, & he, Dillon, went on special detail. Robert 's regiment & company surrendered in Virginia & Dillion's detail surrendered near Carthage, Tennessee. GROCE stated he was in the same army company as Pierce till he, Groce, was transferred to the 8th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry. He knew Sarah was the widow of Robert Pierce and she owned no property of any kind.

M.F.Amey, Trustee of Pickett Co TN certified the tax books showed Sarah Pierce, widow of Robert Pierce, had $00.00 personal property.

On Jan 4, 1913 F. C. Amonett sent a letter to the Secretary of State , Board of Pensions, inquiring about the claim of Sarah Pierce, due to the fact she had heard nothing from them.

Sarah's pension claim was rejected July 22, 1914

 

iii. ALVIN PIERCE, b. 1837. Burial: Bloomington, Pickett, Tennessee, Cross/Pierce Cem

iv. MARY EVELYN PIERCE, b. 1842; d. 1887; m. JAMES KNOX POLK FERRELL.

v. SAMUEL ANDERSON PIERCE, b. June 10, 1842, Tennessee; d. December 23, 1901; m. MARGARET SELLS; b. November 17, 1846, Virginia; d. February 10, 1929. Burial: Pickett, Tennessee, Sam Pierce Cemetery

vi. LORINA PIERCE, b. November 18, 1845; d. March 31, 1901; m. JAMES H. PIERCE; b. October 1844, Overton, TN.

vii. WILLIAM PIERCE, b. Abt. 1847.

viii. JAMES PIERCE, b. 1850.

 

 

27. HANNERETTA3 PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1806 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1861 - 1869 in Clay County, KY. She married JOHN JESSE LIPPS June 26, 1823 in Carter County TN., son of JONATHAN LIPPS and SARAH GULLETT. He was born 1798 in NC, and died Aft. 1870 in Clay, KY.

 

Notes for JOHN JESSE LIPPS:

1850 Clay County, Ky Census: John Lipps age 52, NC Farmer, Hannah 46 NC, Hardy 19 TN, Elizabeth 18, TN. Nancy 17 TN, Hannah 15 TN, Nelson 12 TN. Julian 11 KY, Jessie 9 KY, David 5 KY, Jonathan 22 (brother) TN, Manerva Swafford 10 Alabama

1860 Clay County, KY Census: Jesse Lips 68 NC (blacksmith) NC, Hannah 52 TN, Jonathan 28, TN, Nelson 21, ( farm laboror born in Whitley County KY), Jesse 14( b. Whitley Co KY), Polly Sizemore 45( clay County KY), Servant John Sizemore 10 (clay county, KY)

1870 Clay County, KY Census: Jesse Lipps 70 NC, farmer, Nancy (house keeper) 36 KY, Mary 11, KY, George 6, Robert 3, Rachel 1 KY,

 

Children of HANNERETTA PIERCE and JOHN LIPPS are:

i. SARAH4 LIPPS, b. 1820, Carter County, TN; d. Clay, KY; m. (1) SILAS LUNCEFORD; b. 1806, Wilkes, NC; d. February 25, 1872, Clay, KY; m. (2) JOSEPH HUBBARD, March 10, 1876, Clay, KY; b. Abt. 1805, NC.

ii. JOHN LIPPS, b. 1824.

iii. WILLIAM LIPPS, b. 1826.

iv. JONATHAN LIPPS, b. 1828, Overton, TN.

v. HARDY LIPPS, b. 1831, Overton, TN; d. 1895, White Oak Mt, Pope, AR.

vi. ELIZABETH LIPPS, b. 1832, Overton, TN; d. September 04, 1913, Clay, KY; m. ANDERSON LUNCEFORD, January 15, 1856, Clay, KY; b. Clay, KY; d. March 12, 1885, , KY.

vii. NANCY JANE LIPPS, b. 1833.

viii. HANNAH LIPPS, b. 1835.

ix. NELSON W. LIPPS, b. May 12, 1838, Whitley County, KY; d. Clay, KY; m. LOUISA SMITH, December 25, 1860, Clay, KY; b. 1840, Clay, KY; d. 1887, Clay, KY.

x. JULIA ANN LIPPS, b. December 09, 1839.

xi. JESSE LIPPS, b. February 02, 1843, Whitley County, KY.

xii. DAVID LIPPS, b. 1845.

 

 

28. JOHN MORTON3 PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born July 04, 1807 in Carter Co. Tn., and died June 23, 1864 in Mintonville, Casey, KY. He married MARY ANNE TOMPKINS November 29, 1827 in Overton, TN, daughter of JOSEPH TOMPKINS and MARY JENKINS. She was born 1806.

 

Notes for JOHN MORTON PIERCE:

Was elected Lieutenant of TN militia in the early 1830's and became captain in Pickett County sometime between 1836 and 1840. He was later major and regimental adjutant.

Was a TN Justice of Peace from 1844 to 1848, he resigned and moved to Kentucky in 1849. He moved to Fentress County, TN in 1857 and was again elected Justice of the Peace and held office until the Civil War began.

In the summer of 1862, John joined Company C, 7th TN infantry. In the spring of 1863 he transferred to Company D, 11th TN Cavalry and was duty sergeant for Captain John C. Wright. He was discharged as disabled Jan 16, 1864 in Tell County, Virginia. Discharge showed that he had blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion and stood 5 feet and 7 inches.

 

On Sept 2 1873, Mary applied for pension #211156. Her husband, John Pierce had died of disease contracted in line of duty. She had lost everything when rebels had forced her from her home and she could not recover from it. Mary died before the claim was complete. Her son Joseph M. Pierce took care of her for 12 years; the last 6 years she was an invalid. He appointed Mrs. Louisa Cox, of Humphrey, Casey Co., KY, as his agent. His records had been lost in a house fire.

 

RELIGION: John helped establish Mount Pleasant Church, Cumberland Co , KY. In Sept 1850: John served that church & 2 others as clerk. In Feb 1857, John's family received letters of dismissal to help found a Fentress County church on the Clear Fork of the Cumberland.

 

PERSONAL: On 26 August 1880, William C. Root and E. A. Tompkins, friend of 20 years, said John M. Pierce was a stout, able bodied man when he went into the army. Root was Lt., Company C, 1st KY Cav. post commissary at Somerset, where Pierce drew rations while in the hospital in 1863. He saw Pierce in January 1864 on the way from Knoxville, TN to KY; weak from diarrhea, he rode Root's horse. Tompkins got a permit to accompany John M. to TN on recruiting service.

Dr. J. F. Wesley, of Middleburg, Casey Co., KY, on 16 August 1880 , said he treated John M. from 14 Feb 1864 until his death on 23 June 1864.

Joseph M. Pierce, Jr., in Clinton Co., KY, swore 21 Aug 1873, that he was with John M. until he died, 23 June 1864, of chronic diarrhea contracted in the army.

 

RESIDENCE: He was justice of the peace from 1844-1848. Moved to Kentucky in 1849, back to Fentress County in 1857, & remained until 1861

 

CENSUS: 1850 Cumberland Co. KY ; Pearce, John M. 43 TN, Mary 44 TN, N.J 22, M 19, S.B 16, Louisa 14, E.A 12, L.A 10, P.J 8, A.C 5, J.M 3, Burton George 16 TN , Polly 75 VA

CENSUS: 1860 Fentress Co Tennessee p 109 Pierce John M. 52 TN farmer $650 $980, Mary 52 TN, Elizabeth 21, Alvin C. 15 Joseph M. 13

 

More About JOHN MORTON PIERCE: Burial: Armathwaite, Fentress, Tennessee, Nash Cem

Children of JOHN PIERCE and MARY TOMPKINS are:

i. SARAH ANN M.4 PIERCE, b. January 11, 1840, Overton, TN; d. February 23, 1919, Garvin, Oklahoma; m. ISSAC DENTON WELCH, 1860, Overton, TN; b. 1830, Overton, TN; d. December 04, 1884, Garvin, Oklahoma.

 

Notes for SARAH ANN M. PIERCE:

They moved to Illinois and to Wise Co., Texas about 1879. (Granddaughter Gertrude Brim said that after Isaac's first wife and 18 month old child died, he married Sarah. Two children, Florence and Willie, died during the move to Texas. Isaac became ill on the way to Illinois. Sarah regretted leaving there, although she was the one who had wanted to go to Texas). History of Overton Co.

Sarah lived in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas, before moving to Wynnewood, Indian Territory, where she died. Her sympathies were Northern. Tradition is that her father was a general.

Sarah smoked a corn cob pipe, dipped snuff. She lived with Doc Welch for several years until her death.

 

ii. NANCY JANE PIERCE, b. 1828; m. GEORGE W. BURDEN, Abt. 1852, Cumberland County, KY; b. 1826.

George and Nancy lived near Montpelier, KY and conveyed land on Fanny 's Creek to Henry Sell on January 14, 1857

84. iii. MALINDA PIERCE, b. 1831, Overton, TN.

85. iv. SAMUEL BRINTON PIERCE, b. April 23, 1833, Overton, TN; d. September 10, 1910.

v. LOUISA PIERCE, b. 1836.

vi. ELIZABETH ANN PIERCE, b. 1838.

vii. L. JEAN PIERCE, b. 1842.

viii. ALVIN C. PIERCE, b. September 19, 1844, Fentress, TN; d. June 12, 1914, Cumberland, KY.

ix. JOSEPH M. PIERCE, b. February 11, 1847, Tennessee; d. December 26, 1895, Adair County, KY; m. MARTHA JANE PAGE; b. February 19, 1845, Kentucky; d. February 09, 1917.

 

Joseph was to young for the Army, he spent the Civil War in Tennessee with his mother.

A minister, he lived in Cumberland, Casey and Adair counties, KY, and was pastor of Stony Point Baptist Church in Clinton County KY.

The family was ardently Republican.

 

 

 

29. SARAH "SALLY"3 PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born October 21, 1809 in Carter Co. Tn., and died October 26, 1893 in Byrdstown (Pickett) TN. She married JENKINS TOMPKINS 1827 in Overton, TN, son of JOSEPH TOMPKINS and MARY JENKINS. He was born 1807, and died 1880.

 

Jenkins was a Baptist Minister. Pastor of Wolf Ridge Baptist from 1864 until his death, he trained long-time Wolf River Pastor Porter Parsons, grandson of Lucy Pierce Parsons.

 

Most of the family was Unionist, in or out of uniform. At Wolf River, Jenkins' congregation included soldiers from both sides, but he always prayed for the Union. One Confederate soldier, home on furlough , visited the church with a nephew of Jenkins. He raised his rifle to shoot the praying preacher. The nephew knocked the gun down, warning, "If you shoot that old man neither of us will get out of here alive."

 

JENKINS TOMPKINS: Cause of Death: paralysis

Children of SARAH PIERCE and JENKINS TOMPKINS are:

i. MARY4 TOMPKINS, b. October 20, 1827.

ii. ELIZABETH L. TOMPKINS, b. September 07, 1829, Overton, TN; d. August 19, 1876.

iii. MARGARET MARENA TOMPKINS, b. August 08, 1833.

iv. MAHALA JANE TOMPKINS, b. August 20, 1835; d. October 25, 1869.

v. JOHN TOMPKINS, b. March 30, 1837, Overton, TN; d. July 20, 1851.

vi. LUCINDA TOMPKINS, b. February 09, 1839, Overton, TN; d. December 03, 1876; m. EDWARD HEATHERLY PIERCE, November 08, 1859; b. Abt. 1833.

vii. JOSEPH K. TOMPKINS, b. October 19, 1840.

viii. HARDY JENKINS TOMPKINS, b. January 18, 1846.

ix. HANNAH CAROLINE TOMPKINS, b. January 05, 1848, Overton, TN; d. October 22, 1919, Pickett, TN; m. MARTIN VAN BUREN AMONETT, December 18, 1866; b. March 05, 1837; d. March 17, 1920, Pickett, TN.

 

Notes for MARTIN VAN BUREN AMONETT:

Civil War: Confederate He was a very honest man. While he was drawing a Tennessee Pension, he sold considerable timber and asked to be taken off the pension list. Later when sickness and misfortune put him in need again for the pension, he had a hard time convincing the authorities that he was entitled to the pension. from History of Pickett Co TN

 

x. REBECCA ISABEL TOMPKINS, b. November 14, 1849, Overton, TN; d. October 11, 1854, Overton, TN.

xi. ZERUAH CLEMENTINE TOMPKINS, b. July 30, 1851; d. March 23, 1923.

xii. ALVIN COOPER TOMPKINS, b. July 01, 1853, Overton, TN; d. October 30, 1858.

xiii. F.V. TOMPKINS, b. May 24, 1854.

xiv. SAMUEL LAFAYETTE TOMPKINS, b. September 17, 1855, Overton, TN; d. September 23, 1855, Overton, TN.

xv. WILLIAM P. TOMPKINS, b. January 05, 1831, Overton, TN; d. December 18, 1876.

87. xvi. SUSANNA MARILDA TOMPKINS, b. October 07, 1841, Overton, TN; d. August 24, 1863, Illinois.

xvii. SARAH ADOLINE PIERCE TOMPKINS, b. April 23, 1844, Overton, TN; d. February 27, 1849, Overton, TN.

 

 

30. ELIZABETH3 PIERCE (HARDY2, HARDY1) was born May 05, 1815 in Carter County, TN, and died October 10, 1897 in Carter County, TN. She married NELSON LIPPS August 23, 1846 in Carter County TN., son of JONATHAN LIPPS and SARAH GULLETT. He was born March 10, 1812 in TN, and died May 17, 1894 in Carter County, TN.

 

1850 Carter County Census: Nelson Lipps 38, Elizabeth 35, Martha 10 , Eliza 7, John 5, Daniel W 2, Sarah 11/12

1870 Carter County Census: Nelson Lipps 58, Elizabeth 54, Daniel W 23

1880 Carter County Census: Nelson Lipps 68 TN NC NC, Elizabeth 64, (TN NC NC) Elizabeth Markland 15 granddaughter

 

More About NELSON LIPPS: Burial: Ensor Cemetery, Carter County. Military: Civil War: Union Army,

Nelson's father was a Baptist Preacher from NC and moved to Carter County in 1815

Occupation: Blacksmith and taylor

Children of ELIZABETH PIERCE and NELSON LIPPS are:

i. MARTHA W.4 LIPPS, b. Abt. 1840.

ii. ELIZABETH LIPPS, b. Abt. 1843.

iii. SARAH LIPPS, b. Abt. 1849.

iv. JOHN LIPPS, b. Abt. 1845.

88. v. DANIEL WEBSTER LIPPS, b. 1847, Carter County, TN; d. January 24, 1929, Carter County, TN.

vi. NANCY LIPPS, b. 1852.

vii. ANDREW LIPPS, b. 1855.

 

Generation No. 4

 

31. TENNESSEE C.4 PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1819 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died Aft. 1880 in Carter County, TN. He married (1) PHEBE JENKINS September 05, 1843 in Carter County TN.. She was born Abt. 1828. He married (2) DELCENA BLEVINS Abt. 1857. She was born 1826, and died Aft. 1880.

 

Notes for TENNESSEE C. PIERCE:

Disabled. Heart disease.

1850 Carter County Census: Tennessee C. Pierce 31, Phebe 22, Martha A 3, Mary E. 1

1870 census: Tennessee 52, Delena 44, Martha A. 23, Armstead 19, Levi 14, Jackson 12

1880 census: Tennessee Pierce age 61, Delcena 55, Levi 21, Nathaniel 19

Children of TENNESSEE PIERCE and PHEBE JENKINS are:

i. MARTHA A.5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1847, Carter County, TN.

89. ii. MARY E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1849, Carter County, Tennessee.

90. iii. ARMSTEAD P. PIERCE, b. September 04, 1851, TN; d. October 14, 1920, Carter County, TN.

 

Children of TENNESSEE PIERCE and DELCENA BLEVINS are:

91. iv. LEVI E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1857, Carter County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1889, Carter County, Tennessee.

92. v. JACKSON D. C. PIERCE, b. November 01, 1858, Carter County, TN; d. October 24, 1925, Carter County, TN.

vi. NATHANIEL PIERCE, b. Abt. 1861.

 

 

32. WILLIAM A. PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1821 in TN, and died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Carter County, TN. He married MARTHA JANE "PATSY" WILLIAMS May 31, 1849 in Carter County TN.. She was born 1830, and died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM A. PIERCE:

1850 Carter County Census: William A. Pierce 27, Martha 17, Arzilla 5 month

1870 Johnson County Census: William A. Pierce 49, Martha 40, Jacob C 18, Griffin 16, Lorina 10, Pleasant 7

1880 census: William Pierce 58 , Martha J 48, Pleasant 18

 

Pleasant Williams, Justice of Peace married William and Martha, Pleasant Williams signed as surety on the marriage bond

Children of WILLIAM PIERCE and MARTHA WILLIAMS are:

93. i. ARIZILLA5 PIERCE, b. 1850, Carter County, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1885, Carter County, TN.

94. ii. JACOB CAMERON PIERCE, b. 1852, Carter County, TN; d. July 05, 1937, Carter County, TN.

95. iii. GRIFFIN P. PIERCE, b. November 11, 1854, Carter Co. Tn.; d. June 16, 1934, Carter Co. Tn..

96. iv. LORINA V. PIERCE, b. April 1859, Carter County, TN; d. March 09, 1920, Carter County, TN.

97. v. PLEASANT W. PIERCE, b. February 1862, Carter County, TN; d. February 08, 1937, Carter County, TN.

 

 

33. LEVICY4 PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1825 in Carter County, TN, and died Aft. 1880 in Carter County, TN. She married PLEASANT WILLIAMS October 14, 1845 in Carter County TN., son of ALEXANDER OVERBAY and ELIZABETH HURLEY. He was born 1821 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died 1890 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for LEVICY PIERCE:

1860 Census: Pleasant 39 , Lavisa, 37, Elihu 13, Magee 11, Nancy J 9, Celia 7, Harvey 4, Adaline 2 Joseph Pierce 21 ( lavisa's uncle)

1880 Carter County Census: Pleasant Williams 59, Levicy 56, Nancy 27, Henry 19, Samuel 17, Everett 15, Ida 13, Elizabeth 82 (pleasant's mother)

Notes for PLEASANT WILLIAMS:

Civil War: Was commissioned and mustered as Captain of Company A 13th Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry Union Army, November 7, 1863, and resigned April 30, 1864. He did not see any active service in the field.

After the war, he represented Carter county in the General Assembly of the State. Member of the House, 34th General Assembly, served April 3, 1865 to July 24, 1866.

His mother married Mark Williams after her first husband died.

 

1850 Carter County Census: Pleasant 29 , Levisa 25, Elihu J. 2, Magee 4month

1860 Carter County Census: P. Williams 39, Lavisa 37, Elihu 13, Magie 11, Nancy J 9, Celia 7, Harvey R 4, Adaline 2, Joseph Pierce 21

 

Occupation: Baptist Minister

Children of LEVICY PIERCE and PLEASANT WILLIAMS are:

i. ALFRED M.5 WILLIAMS.

98. ii. ELIHU WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1847, Tennessee.

iii. MAGGIE WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1849.

iv. NANCY J. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1853.

99. v. CELIA WILLIAMS, b. January 13, 1854, Carter Co. Tn.; d. April 10, 1943, Carter Co. Tn..

100. vi. HARVEY WILLIAMS, b. February 1856, Carter County, TN; d. July 15, 1915, Carter County, TN.

vii. ADALINE WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1858.

viii. HENRY J. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1861.

ix. SAMUEL C. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1863.

x. EVERETT WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1865.

xi. IDA J. WILLIAMS, b. 1867, Carter County, Tennessee; d. 1952, Carter County, Tennessee.

Tombstone: Ida McQueen Vaughn - Burial: Vaughn Cemetery, Carter County, TN

 

 

34. DAVID B.4 PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1825 in Tennessee, and died October 11, 1899 in Carter County, TN. He married MARY ANNER BLEVINS February 1857 in Carter County TN., daughter of KATTIE MCQUEEN. She was born March 31, 1835 in Tennessee, and died April 28, 1916 in Carter County, TN. Burial: Pierce Cemetery, Butler

 

Notes for DAVID B. PIERCE:

1860 Carter County Census: David B. Pierce 37, Mary A. 25, Napoleon B. 2, Henry S. 5/12

1870 Johnson County Census: David B. Pierce 49, Mary A. 38, Napoleaon B. 13, Henry 11, Albert 7, Martha B. 3

 

Mary A. living with daughter Mary D. Pierce Morley in 1900 and 1910 census:

Mary and David's tombstones

More About MARY ANNER BLEVINS:

Cause of Death: Pneumonia fever record #90

Children of DAVID PIERCE and MARY BLEVINS are:

i. NAPOLEON B.5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1857; m. ELVA L. MCQUEEN; b. Abt. 1865, Johnson County, TN.

101. ii. ALBERT T. PIERCE, b. February 1862, Carter County, Tennessee; d. February 09, 1937, Carter County, TN.

102. iii. HENRY SMITH PIERCE, b. 1860, TN; d. Abt. 1936, Carter County, TN.

103. iv. MARY D. PIERCE, b. April 1871, TN.

104. v. MARTHA DEMIE PIERCE, b. August 1866, Carter County, Tennessee; d. 1921, Carter County.

 

 

35. ARMSTRONG BLEVINS4 PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born January 06, 1829 in Carter County, TN, and died May 16, 1902 in Carter County, TN. He married CELINA J. LEWIS January 15, 1852 in Carter County TN., daughter of STEPHEN LEWIS and DICY HEATHERLY. She was born February 27, 1829 in Carter County, TN, and died December 17, 1918 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for ARMSTRONG BLEVINS PIERCE:

Deed Book O bage 268, Armstrong B. Pierce sold land for 60 dollars to Henry N. Pierce. The land was adjoining Thomas Crow, James Berry and Reuben Brooks' land. 121 1/4 acres.

 

1880 Carter County Census: Armstrong 52, Celina 52, Emilie, Samuel L 22, Andrew B 17, Julia, James L 11

1900 Carter County Census: Armstead 1829, Selina 1829, Julia 1864 ( had 8 children and 7 are living)

picture 1: The Lewis House on Stoney Creek. Celina's brother James Francis Marion Lewis inherited the home.

L. to Right is Sally, James, Mary, Julie and Stant (James's wife and children) This is the home Celina grew up in.

Picture 2. Celina's death Certificate: Burial: Buckles Cemetery Cause of Death: old age death record 228

Children of ARMSTRONG PIERCE and CELINA LEWIS are:

i. ANDREW B. PIERCE, b. April 1865, Carter County, TN.

ii. JULIA PIERCE, b. 1864; m. JOHN ESTEP, September 17, 1886, Carter County TN..

105. iii. MARY EMILY PIERCE, b. 1859, Carter County, TN; d. Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN.

106. iv. SAMUEL LUSK PIERCE, b. March 25, 1858, Carter County, TN; d. April 04, 1939.

107. v. JAMES FRANCIS MARION PIERCE, b. April 29, 1869, Carter County, TN; d. January 06, 1942, Kings Mountain Hospital, Bristol, VA.

108. vi. LEODACIA R. C. PIERCE, b. June 1853, Carter County, TN.

109. vii. NANCY LOUISA JANE PIERCE, b. January 11, 1861; d. December 09, 1944.

 

 

36. MARGARET J.4 PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 08, 1830 in Carter County, TN, and died March 17, 1894 in Butler, Bates, Missouri. She married TENNESSEE NAVE BUCKLES May 09, 1849 in Carter County TN., son of SAMUEL BUCKLES and REBECCA NAVE. He was born January 29, 1826 in Carter County, TN, and died August 20, 1906 in Leavenworth, Kansas. Burial: Kansas City, MO, Cole Cemetery

 

1850 Carter County Census: Tennessee Buckles 24, Margaret J. 19, Samuel L. D. 3 month, Jacob C. Pierce 23

 

Tennessee Nave Buckles served in the Civil War. He enlisted 18 April 1863 at Westport, MO.

He was a Private in Company I, 6th Kansas Calvary Regiment. He was discharged 7 Jan 1864 at Kansas City, MO. Cause of discharge was a disability - cancer of lip

Height: 6 feet Complexion: dark Eyes: blue Hair: gray He could read and write, Religion: Protestant, Occupation: farmer

He had a pension of $12.00,pension certificate #548636

He was admitted into the hospital, July 28, 1906. He died at 4:00AM a nd his funeral was held at 8:00AM.

 

About 1858, the family moved from Tennessee to Saline County, Missouri. After hard times, the family moved to Jackson County, Missouri. Mary Buckles, daughter of Samuel, thought Tennessee Buckles had 1 or 2 brothers who went to Illinois about the same time Tennessee moved to Jackson County. She thought the brothers came to Saline County with Tennessee, then moved on to Illinois.

Clara Buckles, Widow of Willard, said Tennessee came to Saline County, Missouri in 1858.

Children of MARGARET PIERCE and TENNESSEE BUCKLES are:

i. HENRY PIERCE5 BUCKLES, b. October 09, 1857, Tennessee; d. October 24, 1911, Jackson Co., MO.

ii. SAMUEL L.D. BUCKLES, b. February 24, 1850.

iii. MATLIDA CAROLINE TAYLOR BUCKLES, b. August 24, 1851.

iv. MARY T. BUCKLES, b. July 23, 1853.

v. REUBEN BUCKLES, b. November 09, 1855, Tennessee; d. June 21, 1958, Jackson Co., MO.

vi. LOUISA BUCKLES, b. July 16, 1860, Jackson Co., MO; d. March 24, 1931, Goodman, McDonald, Missouri.

vii. WILLIAM B. BUCKLES, b. January 12, 1863, Jackson Co., MO; d. May 13, 1927, Summersville, Texas, Missouri.

viii. JOHN T. BUCKLES, b. December 25, 1864, Jackson Co., MO; d. Boone, Arkansas.

ix. MARGARET CENA BUCKLES, b. April 18, 1867, Jackson Co., MO; d. June 20, 1935, Jackson Co., MO.

x. ELVIRA BUCKLES, b. March 03, 1870, Jackson Co., MO; d. September 05, 1903.

 

 

37. HENRY N. PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born August 12, 1832 in Carter County, Tn., and died October 24, 1895 in Johnson Co. Tn.. He married PHOEBE JANE CROWE May 13, 1854 in Carter County TN., daughter of ISAAC CROW and ELIZABETH HART. She was born December 20, 1838 in Carter County, TN, and died June 15, 1891 in Johnson County, .

Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Doe Valley

 

1870 Johnson County Census: Henry 36, Phoeba 30, Elizabeth 14, Amanda 12, Isaac 10, Mary 8, Nelson 5, James 2

above: Death Certs for: Mary Pierce Miller, James Pierce, Amanda Pierce Taylor

HENRY N. PIERCE: Military: Civil War: 13th TN Calvary, Union

 

Phoebe Jane Crowe was a charter member of Doe Valley Methodist Church

Tombstone says Pheby Jayne Pierce. Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Doe Valley

 

Isaac Crow's brother John C. Crow married Levicy Carriger daughter of Christian Carringer b. 1779 and Levicy Ward b. 1789 Christian and Levicy Ward Carriger had fourteen children, all of whom were born in Carter County. In 1842 Christian and Levicy and some of the younger children left Carter County and settled in Independence, Missouri. They moved to Missouri for a while and then set out to California, but Christian died en route. Christian Carriger was buried in the Rocky Mountains. Levicy Ward Carriger and family continued on to California .

Christian was Colonel in the War of 1812, He built the first brick house in Carter County. He served 2 terms in TN General Assembly. (Christian's father is Godfrey Carriger born 1731..see Allen Carriger and Margaret Pierce number 42 for Godfrey's story)

Phoebe's grandfather, Robert Campbell Crow born 1783 served in the War of 1812. He settled on the Lincoln Plantation, Carter, TN. His wife was Phoebe Williams. Thirteen children and one step-son listed on unprobated Will found in the office of the County Clerk's Office Carter, TN dated 1867.

Robert Campbell Crow's father also named Robert Crow ( Phoebe's Great grandfather) was born abt 1750. Robert (b. 1750) enlisted December 1777 for 3 years in the Revolutionary War. He served as private in Capt. Joseph Crockett's Company, 7th VA regiment. With that company, he marched from Fincastle County, VA (Wythe) to Valley Forge, PA. Then he went to Monmouth Courthouse, NJ on June 28, 1788. He fought in the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. His next move was to White Plains, NY. In July 1779, he was given early discharge from the army for apprehending 3 deserters. By 1804, he was living in Carter County, TN. Robert applied for a war pension on Oct, 1819. In 1822, Robert stated his wife, age 67, was nearly blind and that he was old and very infirmed and indigent and incapable of supporting himself by his own labor. In 1823, he received pension of $8.00 per month. Robert and wife Nancy lived in Washington, VA on the south side of the Middle Fork of the Holston River. In 1797, they are found in Carter, TN until 1811 when they moved to Roane , TN where they both died. On the 1772 Fincastle tax records found in Botetourt, VA, Robert, who just turned age 21, is declared by his father, Robert Crow, to be his son.

(Robert Crow's ancestry has been traced to John Crow, Esquire, Adventurer, of Waterford, Ireland, who booked passage for 100 persons from London, England to Virginia in the early 1600s. "Descendants From First Families of Virginia and Maryland," by Maude Crowe, Copyright - 1978.)

 

Pheobe's mother was Elizabeth Hart. Elizabeth was the daughter of Leonard Hart born 1758 in Germany and his wife Mary Emmert Poland.

Leonard Hart (Phoebe's grandfather) and two of his brothers went to North Carolina and fought in the Revolution with the NC Patriots.

Leonard went to Sullivan County, TN and settled on land near Beaver Creek and the Holston River.

Leonard was one of the over-mountain men from Sullivan County who gathered at Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga River and left on September 25, 1780 for the march to King's Mountain, South Carolina. There British forces were killed or captured on October 7, 1780. Although Leonard was in the ranks, he did not engage in the shooting warfare because he and several others, came down with smallpox on the way to the battle. Within the sound of battle, these men with smallpox were left to guard the horses of those who did the fighting.

In 1792, Leonard bought 400 acres in Sullivan County. Ten children were born in Sullivan County before his first wife Sally Goodman died.

In 1807, He sold most of his Sullivan county land. He left his son, John, there to farm the remaining 50 acres and moved to Carter County.

Leonard paid Joseph Sevier $1,500.00 for 200 acres near Sycamore Shoals.

He married 2nd ( married about 1808) Mary Emmert widow of John Poland. They had 4 children.

In 1812, Leonard was deeded 139 acres in Sullivan County, founded on TN land grant # 2318, issued on February 1, 1796. Two months after he registered this grant, he sold the land. Part went to his son John and part to John Smith of Sullivan County.

In 1823, He married Phoebe Profitt, no children were born of this marriage.

In 1823, during a spell of sickness, Leonard made a legal agreement with his son, William, who was to inherit all of his father's land and property in exchange for caring for Phoebe Profitt Hart and William's younger brothers and sisters and making payment to the older children. However, William died in 1825.

In 1847, Leonard gave 1 acre of land in Turkeytown to the Baptist meeting house.

When Leonard died in 1852, the remainder of his land was divided between his sons Solomon and Abraham.

Tombstone at Sinking Creek Cemetery reads: HART, Leonard 1758-1852, "An overmountain man and Revolutionary War Veteran of the Kings Mountain Battle is buried in these grounds".

Picture 1. marriage bond for Leonard Hart and Phoeby Proffitt 2. Marriage Cert for Isaac Crow and Elizabeth Hart

 

Children of HENRY PIERCE and PHOEBE CROWE are:

i. NANNIE5 PIERCE. died as a child

ii. PARLEE PIERCE. died as a child

iii. ELIZABETH "BETTY" PIERCE, b. 1855; m. WILLIAM WILEY MCCANN, December 1898.

110. iv. AMANDA PIERCE, b. November 11, 1856, Carter County, Tennessee; d. June 01, 1919, Carter County, Tennessee.

111. v. ISAAC GORDON PIERCE, b. February 25, 1858, Carter County, TN; d. August 16, 1917, Johnson County, TN.

vi .MARY PIERCE, b. October 16, 1862, Carter County, TN; d. June 03, 1921, Johnson County, TN; m. (1) Thomas P. Elliott, November 8, 1888, Carter County, TN, b. 1836; m (2) SHERMAN TAYLOR; m. (3) ADAM MILLER;

 

Notes for Mary : Burial: Pierce Cemetery, Butler

Cause of Death: Aortic regurgitation, heart- death record # 112

 

112. vii. NELSON PIERCE, b. February 14, 1865, Johnson Co.Tn.; d. June 24, 1912, Johnson Co.Tn..

113. viii. JAMES L. PIERCE, b. 1868; d. August 18, 1931, Carter County, TN.

ix. ROBERT C. PIERCE, b. March 1872, Johnson County, TN; d. 1936; m. ALLIE LARIMER, July 1899; b. 1867, Virginia.

 

1900 Johnson County Census: Robert C. Pierce b. 1872, Allie 1867 wife, Ninnie sister 22, Sallie 21 (sister)

 

x. CLARA PIERCE, b. 1871; d. 1906. never married

xi. NINNIE PIERCE, b. December 1877, Carter County, TN; d. January 29, 1912, Johnson County, TN.

Cause of Death: Consumption death record #100 - 47514

 

xii. SALLY PIERCE, b. 1878; m. ROBERT WASHINGTON DICKINSON, August 1917.

 

 

38. ELIZABETH4 PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born August 12, 1832 in Carter County, TN, and died January 12, 1919 in Carter County, TN. She married LORONZO DOW WILLIAMS August 06, 1849 in Carter County TN., son of MARK WILLIAMS and ELIZABETH HURLEY. He was born Abt. 1829 in Tennessee, and died Bef. 1900 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PIERCE:

Deed book N page 350 and 351 February 1856, Loranzo and Elizabeth Williams sold land for 55 dollars to Henry N. Pierce. The land was adjoining Thomas Crow and James Berry's land on South Side of Stoney Creek, Carter County.

ELIZABETH PIERCE: Burial: Buckles Cemetery, Cause of Death: Lobar pneumonia death record # 6

death record

Notes for LORONZO DOW WILLIAMS: Served in Civil War 13th TN Calvary

OCCUPATION: Miner

 

Deed Book N page 350 and 351, Loranzo D. Williams and Elizabeth Williams sold land to Henry N Pierce for $55 on February 14, 1856

 

1850 Carter County Census: Lorenzo Williams 20, Elizabeth 17, David 1/12

1870 Carter County Census: Loranza Williams 41, Elizabeth 39, Margaret J 18, Jonathan 16, Eliza 9, James G 7, Reuben 4

1880 Carter County Census: Lorenzo Williams (occupation: miner) age 49, Elizabeth 48, James 17, Ruben 14

1900 Carter County Census: Elizabeth Williams age 67, Lizie Jenkins (border) born 1879 age 20

 

Children of ELIZABETH PIERCE and LORONZO WILLIAMS are:

i. DAVID5 WILLIAMS, b. 1850.

114. ii. MARGARET J. WILLIAMS, b. 1852, Carter County, Tennessee.

iii. JONATHAN WILLIAMS, b. 1854, Carter County, TN; d. September 07, 1932, Carter County, TN.

115. iv. ELIZA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1861; d. Bef. 1900.

v. JAMES G. WILLIAMS, b. 1863, Carter County, TN; m. ALICE MILLER, July 28, 1897, Carter County TN..

vi. REUBEN WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1866.

 

 

39. NATHANIEL J.4 PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1833 in Carter County, Tennessee. He married REBECCA BOWERS December 24, 1857 in Carter County TN.. She was born Abt. 1819, and died Abt. 1888.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL J. PIERCE:

1860 Carter County Census: Nathan Pierce 24 TN, Rebecca 35 TN, Delritha Bowers 60 (mother in law)

1870 Johnson County Census: Nathaniel 29, Rebecca 55, William 9, Mary Bowers 69 TN

1880 carter Co. census: Nathaniel Pierce 47 (carpenter) Rebecca 62 (wife) She has rheumatism. William 19 (carpenter)

Child of NATHANIEL PIERCE and REBECCA BOWERS is:

116. i. WILLIAM B. B. PIERCE, b. April 1861, Carter County, TN.

 

 

40. ELIZA J. PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1842 in Carter County, TN, and died May 07, 1910 in Carter County, TN. She married SAMUEL MURRAY STOVER BOWERS November 27, 1860 in Carter County TN., son of JOHN TETER BOWERS and MARY LINCOLN STOVER. He was born 1843 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for "MURRAY" BOWERS: 1870 Carter County Census: Murray Bowers 27, Eliza 27, Loretta J 7, Daniel B 4, Emelne 2, John T 3/12

Murray's parents, John Teter Bowers and Mary Stover had the following children: John Leonard Teter Bowers, b. 1830 (see # 191) , Christian Nave Bowers b. 1836., David Stover Bowers b. 1817, David B. Bowers b. 1820, Isaac Bowers, b. 1839, Murray Bowers, Teter Bowers, Jemima Bowers, Mary Bowers

About 1846, the family moved to Missouri. Some family members became ill with Malaria and the family returned to Carter County.

 

Murray's maternal grandparents were Daniel Stover and Phoebe Ward. Phoebe Ward's sister, Mary Ward married Isaac Lincoln ( the great uncle of Abraham Lincoln) Thomas Lincoln, Isaac's nephew came from Kentucky to Carter County and spent a year with his uncle. Thomas lived alone in a small cabin at the base of Lynn Mountain and helped Isaac on the farm. Isaac was very particular and Thomas found it impossible to please him. Thomas returned to Kentucky and marrried. Thomas was the father of President Lincoln. In 1796, Isaac had 1200 acres of land in Carter County. Isaac's estate was inventoried in November 1816. He had loaned large amounts of cash to his neighbors. He owned 20 slaves, had 55 hogs, 52 sheep, 13 horses, cattle, geese and turkeys. Isaac Lincoln purchased land directly across the Watauga River from the 3000 acre Carriger Plantation.

 

Murray's Paternal grandfather, Leonard Bowers was born 1760 in Hagerstown , MD, and died October 05, 1840 in Carter County, TN. He married Rebecca Nave, b. 1769. He was a farmer and slave holder. He was a noted minister and established several churches. Leonard served in the Revolutionary War: - On May 17, 1778, Leonard Bowers went to Frederick, Maryland and enlisted as a private in Captain Grasland's Company of Colonel Otho H. Williams' 6th Maryland Regiment for a period of 3 years. He marched to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where Washington's troops were encamped the previous winter. He participated in the following battles: Monmouth, New Jersey June 28, 1778, Camden, South Carolina August 16, 1780, Cowpens, South Carolina January 17, 1781, Guilford Court House, North Carolina, March 15, 1781. Leonard was captured along with several hundred others at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina. He and the others were rescued and freed by Colonel Francis Marion and 17 men.

Rebecca Nave's ancestry: The immigrant ancestor of this family. Dr. Conrad Naaf, was born 1713 in Switzerland. He came from Wallisellan Parish, and sailed from Zurich. The ship arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 29, 1735. He later lives in Shenandoah Valley, Va. His son, Tetar Nave b. 1745 in Germany, married Ann Vandenpool, daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Vandenpool (Van der Pool), ca. 1766 in Augusta Co., Va. The Vandenpool family originated from Holland. Teter was the first Settler in Siam Valley, Carter County, TN. He arrived at the Watauga Settlement about 1770. Teter was in the Battle of Kings Mtn. during Revolutionary war in 1780. He was a Farmer and Slave holder. German Spelling of name: Deiter Naff . Teter and Ann were Rebecca Nave Bowers' parents

 

Children of ELIZA PIERCE and MURRAY BOWERS are:

i. DANIEL B.5 BOWERS, b. Abt. 1862, Carter County, TN; d. November 23, 1930, Carter County, TN.

Cause of Death: pellagra death record # 24601

 

ii. EMELINE BOWERS, b. Abt. 1868.

iii. JOHN T. BOWERS, b. 1870.

iv. LORETTA J. BOWERS, b. Abt. 1863.

 

 

41. SAMUEL D. PIERCE (GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born July 1845 in Carter County, TN, and died 1888 in Carter County, TN. He married SARAH E. VANDEVENTER December 05, 1865 in Johnson County TN., daughter of JACOB VANDEVENTER and LORINA. She was born July 06, 1846 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died December 22, 1919 in Carter County, TN.

 

Samuel was in the Fourth Tennessee Infantry which was recruited by Colonel Daniel Stover, at Louisville, KY in the spring of 1863. The unit was composed of exiles from East Tennessee. These soldiers were guided through Confederate Lines by scouts. Their marches through East TN to KY were made by night. Their days were spent hiding in caves and forests to escape capture by Confederate Conscript Officers. Carter County Book page 34

Samuel D. Pierce: Civil War, Private, 4th TN Cav, Union, Company H age 18, enrolled at Elizabethton, April 1, 1864, Mustered in at Loudon on May 7, 1864, discharged August 2, 1865, military file contains enlistment papers.

 

1880 Carter Co. Census: Samuel 35, Sarah 33, Andrew 13, Jacob . 12, James G. 10, Thomas 8, William A 5, Jonathan 4, Samuel E 2

1900 Carter Co. Census: Sarah Pierce 1845 age 55, James G feb 1872 age 28, Thomas sept 1873 age 26, Kellip may 1883, Alfred 1884

1910 Carter County Census: Sarah Pierce 65, Griffin 39, Caleb 27, Alfred 25

 

More About SARAH E. VANDEVENTER: Cause of Death not listed, : Death record # 289

Children of SAMUEL PIERCE and SARAH VANDEVENTER are:

117. i. ANDREW DALLAS PIERCE, b. September 1867, Carter County, TN.

118. ii. JACOB CAMRON PIERCE, b. April 17, 1868, Carter County, TN; d. November 27, 1940, Carter County, TN.

iii. JAMES GRIFFIN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1871. married Anna Mae Oliver, b. 1902

Children: Ellen, Novella, Corine, Elige, Ray, Evelyn, Jasper

Notes for JAMES GRIFFIN PIERCE:

1920 Carter County Census: James G Pierce 50 TN TN

1930 Carter County Census: Griffin Pierce 59, May 28 (wife), Jasper 8, Elijah 6, Ray 5, Ellen

iv. THOMAS PIERCE, b. 1872; d. 1950.

 

119. v. WILLIAM A. PIERCE, b. May 1874, Carter County, TN.

vi. SAMUEL E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1878.

120. vii. JONATHAN WESLEY PIERCE, b. 1876, Carter County, TN.

121. viii. CALEB M. PIERCE, b. 1882, Carter County, Tennessee; d. 1955.

122. ix. ALFRED B. PIERCE, b. September 1884, Carter County, Tennesse

 

42. MARGARET CAROLINE PIERCE (MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born December 24, 1830 in Carter County, TN, and died September 25, 1905 in Carter County, TN. She married ALLEN T. CARRIGER September 22, 1852 in Carter County TN., son of GODFREY CARRIGER and ELIZABETH LOVELACE. He was born July 03, 1823 in Carter County, TN, and died January 10, 1907 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for MARGARET CAROLINE PIERCE:

They lived and raised their children beside the Old Carriger Mill on Blue Springs Road. Buried at the Carriger/Grindstaff Cemetery just off Blue Springs Road, Carter County, TN

 

Allen's grandfather, Godfrey Sr. was born in Germany about 1732. He sailed with his parents, brother and sister from Rotterdam, Holland on the ship "Friendship" They traveled to America. Godfrey Carriger SR, served in the Revolutionary War. In 1782, he came to the Watauga Settlement from Brunswick County, PA. Godfrey SR was one of the wealthiest men in the area. He brought from PA six wagon loads of supplies which included furniture, and iron cook stove ( the first in the area) over $35,000 in gold and several slaves. The 1792 tax role shows him owning almost 3000 acres of land in Carter County. He was overseer of the wagon road from Sycamore Shoals to the foot of Holston Mountain. Godfrey Carriger SR. and his sons were iron workers and involved in politics.

 

1870 Census: Allen T. 48, Caroline 39, Mary 16, Margaret 15, Michael 12, Eliza 10, Ulyses 7, Edney George 60 TN

1900 Carter County Census: Allen Carriger b. 1822, Caroline b. 1830, Eliza 1860, Mary McKinney (granddaughter) 1884, Ethel Smith 1892 (grand daughter)

 

Religion: Members of Hunter United Methodist Church

Children of MARGARET PIERCE and ALLEN CARRIGER are:

i. MARY E.5 CARRIGER, b. Abt. 1854.

123. ii. MARGARET D. CARRIGER, b. March 29, 1855, Carter County, TN; d. June 03, 1929, Carter County, TN.

iii. MICHAEL W. CARRIGER, b. Abt. 1858.

iv. ELIZA J. CARRIGER, b. Abt. 1860.

v. ULYSES S. G. CARRIGER, b. Abt. 1863.

 

 

43. WILLIAM C. PIERCE (MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born December 15, 1835 in Carter County, TN, and died August 13, 1881 in Carter County, TN. He married SARAH JANE DUGGER August 30, 1857 in Carter County TN., daughter of WILLIAM DUGGER and NANCY LACEY. She was born December 17, 1837 in Carter County, TN, and died December 08, 1926 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM C. PIERCE:

1860 Carter County Census for Duggers Ferry: William 23 TN, Jane 20, TN Michael 2 TN

1870 Carter County Census: William C. Pierce 34, Sarah Jane 32, Mary CC 9, Nancy LL 7, Margaret E.C. 5, John Emmert Pierce 17

1900 Carter County Census: Sarah Pierce 12-1837, Cordelia 12-1882 granddaughter ( sarah had 5 children and only 1 (Nancy ) living in 1900. living beside Griffin P. Pierce

Cordelia, Sarah Sarah and Nancy

Tombstone reads W. C. Pierce born Dec 15, 1837 died August 13, 1881 45 year 8m 28 day old, Family records has date of birth as December 05, 1837

SARAH JANE DUGGER:

Deed Book U page 582 and 582, June 4, 1886, Carter County

Sarah J. Pierce administrator of William C. Pierce, deceased, gives Mary C. C. Berry 30 acres

Sarah deeds land to Cordia Jane Pierce, Sarah also deeds land to her daughter Nancy L.L. Pierce Deeds witnessed by Henry Clay Pierce

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James B. Pierce's pension record contains a deposition dated December 29. 1886 from Sarah Jane Dugger Pierce. states:

My name is Sarah Jane Pierce. I am 49 year old, I am widow of William C. Pierce and I live near Duggers Ferry, TN. I am cousin of Henry C. Pierce, Our fathers were half-brothers. I know Frankie Pierce, wife of Henry C. Pierce. I am not connected with her except through her husband. I have known Frankie Pierce and her family all my life. At the time the war broke out, I lived within 2 miles of said Henry Pierce with the Watauga River between us. And ever since 1860, I have lived within 3 miles and part of the time within 1/4 of a mile of her. From 1860 until Sarah Ann moved away to Indiana. I lived within 1/4 of a mile of Mrs Sarah Ann Pierce who is also my cousin. I know James B. Pierce son of Frankie Pierce who was said to have died in service while a member of Co A 13 Tenn Cav. James worked for my husband a month in Spring of the year in which he enlisted in the Fall. He did farm work for my husband and for his labor we gave his mother some bacon and bread-stuff while he was still working. what was not paid for of his labor was settled for by my husband with the mother of said James B. after said son enlisted. The son told us when he left our employ to finish paying him by giving what we owed him to his mother Frankie Pierce. The contribution so made was necessary to the support of Frankie Pierce because she was poor and did not have much.

Henry C. Pierce, husband of Frankie Pierce could not support his family because the Rebels would not let him stay at home to work "a man could not work and scout in the woods". If Henry ever had complained of having rheumatism before the war or ever walked lame or used a cane, I did not know it. Henry has been complaining of rheumatism in his knees ever since he came out of the army, whenever I have seen him and I saw him within a week after his return home from the war. Sometimes he complains of hurting all over. I first saw him lame the next winter after he came home. I saw him one winter with his leg all drawed up and he had to walk on his cane. That was after the war and while he was teaching school or had just finished a term. Except the lameness and the drawed- up leg, I have never seen any evidence of his having rheumatism. Mrs. Pierce has worked out ever since I have known her and this family have always been poor and dependant on their own labor for their living. Sarah J Pierce

David Jesse Morely, Civil War Pension file contains : Deposition A Case of minor of David J. Morley, On this 29 day of October 1913 at Fish Spring, county of Carter, appeared Sarah J. Pierce, who says: I am 77 years old: am the widow of William Pierce. My address is Butler, TN # 3 route. I knew David J. Morley all his life and I knew Sarah Clawson whom he married nearly all her life. Neither had a former marriage. I am sure of this. I was present when their child Iris was born and she was born Sept. 2 1881. I know that because my grandson Crumley was born Sept. 2, 1880 and Iris was a year younger to a day. I was also present when their youngest child Roy was born but I cannot give the date to save my life, but I recollect he was a right small little boy, about 4 years old as near as I can come to it, when his mother died. I don't recollect the date of her death but it was in July. It was then or near then just before she took down sick and Roy wanted to go with her to hunt a cow. He must have been at least 4 years old. Oh yes, he was over 3 years old. He was wearing onesies when his mother died but boys wore onesies back them days til they were 4 or 5 years old. I am very distantly related to claimants aunts. I recollect the two children were born between Iris and Roy, One was a boy born in March 1886 for I have a granddaughter who was born the same night, March 22. Her boy died after a few months. Now Roy came next. I recollect it was he came a little over 2 years later.

Sarah Pierce ( Sarah Jane Dugger Pierce)

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More About SARAH JANE DUGGER:

Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TN

Children of WILLIAM PIERCE and SARAH DUGGER are:

i. MICHAEL5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1858, Carter County, TN; d. Bef. 1870.

124. ii. NANCY L. L. PIERCE, b. December 18, 1862, Carter Co. Tn.; d. July 14, 1917, Carter Co. Tn..

125. iii. MARGARET ELIZABETH C. PIERCE, b. July 21, 1865, Carter County, Tennessee; d. January 19, 1886, Carter County, TN.

126. iv. MARY CALLIE C. PIERCE, b. 1860, Carter County, TN; d. November 21, 1893, Carter County, TN.

 

 

44. JULIUS DUGGER PIERCE (MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born July 1838 in Johnson County, TN, and died May 07, 1902 in Butler, Johnson County, TN. He married MARY ANN WAGNER March 26, 1867 in Johnson County, Butler, TN, daughter of JOSEPH WAGNER and NANCY WAGNER. She was born July 05, 1843 in Johnson County, TN, and died October 25, 1922 in Butler, Johnson County, TN.

 

Notes for JULIUS DUGGER PIERCE:

Sheriff in Carter County 1872-1874

Military: Civil War

He was with "Second East TN Volunteer Infantry" which was organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, as part of the Union Army in 1861. The Carter County members in this unit had scouted through Confederate Lines under the guidance of Daniel Ellis.

Pension Record 486.789 : Application # 150.80; Private in Company E 2nd TN infantry. Enlisted on July 26, 1863. His company joined the 13th TN Cavalry in October 1863 at Strawberry Plains, TN. He remained until November 19, 1863 and went with them to Camp Nelson, KY. When they went to Nashville in January 1864, Julius was left behind because he was sick.

 

Julius died from the effects of Rheumatism resulting disease of heart from rheumatic poison and Bronchitis and results.

Mary was getting a widows pension of $30. month when she died.

 

1870 Carter County Census: Julius D. Pierce 32 TN, Mary A 27, James A.C. 2, William J.M. 1 1/2, Angaline Wagner 17

1880 Johnson County Census: Julius D. Pierce 35, Mary A. C. 38,James A. C. B. 12, William J.M. C. 10, Ida S. E. C. 9,Nancy L.E. J. 8

1900 Johnson County Census: Julius Pierce 62, Mary A 56, Ethel 17, Emma Sims 21 Housekeeper

 

Coffee Brothers Store ledger 1861-1862: Mary A. Wagner purchased 1/2 quire paper for 12 and 1/2 cents

 

More About MARY ANN WAGNER: Burial: Stout Cemetery, Johnson County

Cause of Death: Acute indigestion death record 30

Children of JULIUS PIERCE and MARY WAGNER are:

127. i. JAMES ALLEN C. B.5 PIERCE, b. April 10, 1868, Johnson County, TN; d. June 07, 1925, Los Angeles, CA.

128. ii. WILLIAM JOSEPH M. C. PIERCE, b. July 12, 1869, Johnson County, TN.

iii. IDA S. E. C. PIERCE, b. December 13, 1870, Johnson County, TN; m. WILLIAM NICHOLAS.

129. iv. NANCY L. EDNA J. PIERCE, b. May 02, 1872, Johnson County, TN.

130. v. MARY ETHEL PIERCE, b. April 07, 1883.

 

 

45. MARTHA REBECCA4 PIERCE (ANDERSON K.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1831 in Overton County, TN. She married HENRY M. CROW January 11, 1855, son of ROBERT CROWE and PHOEBE WILLIAMS. He was born 1833 in Carter County, TN.

Children of MARTHA PIERCE and HENRY CROW are:

i. WILLIAM T.5 CROW, b. 1858.

ii. CAMPBELL A. CROW, b. 1859.

iii. MANDA J. CROW, b. 1862.

iv. ISAAC B. CROW, b. 1864.

v. JOHN L CROW, b. 1866.

vi. ROBERT L. CROW, b. 1868.

vii. RHODA F. CROW, b. 1874.

 

 

46. WILLIAM A. PIERCE (ANDERSON K.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1837 in Carter County, TN, and died Bef. 1875. He married MARY CARRIE NAVE October 09, 1860 in Carter County TN., daughter of WILLIAM NAVE and JEMIMA CROW. She was born July 17, 1844 and died July 26, 1926..

 

Notes for MARY C. NAVE:

1880 Carter County Census: Samuel C. Nave 31, Sally 42 William 10, Marget 7, Mary 4, Andrew 3, RHODA J. Pierce 16 (neice)

1880 Carter County census: William H. Nave 57, Jemiah 55, Rutha E 16, Chrisley 19 (grandson) Sarah E Pierce (Granddaughter) 11

next house: 1880 census: Ruben Carden 25 TN, NC NC Mary C 37 , Marget 3, Martha E 2, July A. Pierce 10 ( Stepdaughter)

1880 Census has William A. Pierce's aunts Martha and Rosemond Dugger living with Jenne U. Pierce 10 (Servant) (live next to the Above ) May be William A Pierce and Mary C. Nave Pierce's child also.

 

 

Children of WILLIAM PIERCE and MARY NAVE are:

i. RHODA J.5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1864.

ii. SARAH PIERCE, b. 1862. d. 1958 m. Thomas Crow on November 29, 1883. Thomas Crow was born

October 10, 1855 and died 1942. They had 8 children.

iii. NANCY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1868.

iv. CHRISLEY PIERCE, b. 1861.

v. JULIE A. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1870. married John Estep on September 18, 1886

vi EUGENIA "JENNIE" PIERCE, b. abt 1870 married John Crow on March 11, 1888.

 

49. RICHARD PIERCE (SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born October 1811 in TN, and died April 29, 1904 in Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN. He married REBECCA VENABLE Abt. 1841 in Johnson County TN., daughter of JOSEPH VENABLE and MATILDA MERRITT. She was born November 1819 in Carter County, TN, and died Bef. 1908 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for RICHARD PIERCE:

1830 Carter County Census: Richard Pierce 2 males under 5, 1 male age 20-30, 1 female 20-30

1860 Carter County Census: Richard 46, Rebecca 39, Lewis M. 14, Laura C. 6, Robert H. 4, Lilburn L 2/12

1870 Carter Co.Census: Richard Pierce 55 TN, Rebecca 49, Laura E. C. 16, Robert H 14, Lidburn L 10

1880 Carter County Census: Richard Pearce 65 (miller) TN TN NC Rebecca 58

1900 Carter County Census: Richard born Oct 1811 age 88 (married 60 year, 8 children, 5 living) Rebecca born Nov. 1819 age 80

 

Robert Henry Pierce's Descendant records has Richard with a brother Sion, George ( thought to have moved to Missouri) and a brother Henry. He had a sister Sarah who married an Archer.

Sarah Pierce Archer's death Certificate list parents as Scion Pierce born NC and Sarah Pierce born NC

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Coffee Brother's Store Ledger, 1861-1862, Richard Pierce purchased 2 pounds of rice for 25 cents

 

More About RICHARD PIERCE: Burial: Ensor Cemetery

Occupation: Miller

Children of RICHARD PIERCE and REBECCA VENABLE are:

131. i. SARAH CAROLINE5 PIERCE, b. November 29, 1841, Alabama; d. February 22, 1903, Vermillion County, IN.

132. ii. LEWIS M. PIERCE, b. April 1845, TN; d. December 11, 1909, Johnson County, TN.

133. iii. LAURA C. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1854.

134. iv. LILBERN LEROY PIERCE, b. March 29, 1860, Carter County, TN; d. October 28, 1924, Carter County, TN.

135. v. ROBERT HENRY PIERCE, b. May 18, 1856, Carter County, TN; d. October 12, 1927, Carter County, TN.

 

 

50. SION PIERCE (SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1826 in NC, and died Bef. 1900 in Carter County, TN. He married SARAH KING September 07, 1846 in Carter County TN.. She was born September 1827 in VA, and died Bef. 1910 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for SION PIERCE:

Deed Book Z page 335, July 9, 1891 "Siam Pierce and Sarah Pierce" secure a $200 loan from D. M. Simerly. The money is to buy a horse. They agree to make 3 payments, and if they don't make the payments, Mr Simerly is to sell their land and take the $200 from the profit.

 

1860 Carter County Census: Cyrus Pierce 33, Sarah 28, Nancy A 12, Margaret E 9, Lafayette 7, William C. 4, John S. 1

1870 Carter County Census: Sion 47, Sarah 37, Eveline 21, Lafayette 18, William 16, John 11, Rogan 7, Carrie 10, Florence 2

1880 Carter County Census: Sion 57., Sarah 47, Rogan 17, Lists Carrie as divorced age 19

1900 Carter County Census: Sarah Pierce b. Sept 1827 age 72, Johnnie born January 1860 age 40

 

SION PIERCE: Occupation: Miller

Children of SION PIERCE and SARAH KING are:

136. i. MARGARET EVELINE PIERCE, b. Abt. 1849, Carter County, TN.

ii. HENRY LAFAYETTE PIERCE, b. July 1851.

iii. JOHN PIERCE, b. January 1860, Carter County, TN; d. 1909, Carter County, TN.

Cause of Death not listed: death record 6475

iv. CARRIE PIERCE, b. 1861; m. FERDINAND GENTRY, August 05, 1877, Carter County TN..

138. v. ROGAN PIERCE, b. March 1869, TN.

139. vi. FLORENCE PIERCE, b. 1868, Carter County, TN.

140. vii. WILLIAM M. PIERCE, b. May 1855, TN; d. April 16, 1936, Carter County, Tennessee.

140 b viii. NANCY A. PIERCE, b. 1847, Carter County, TN. d. abt 1887

 

51. SARAH JANE PIERCE (SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born March 26, 1836 in Carter County, TN, and died April 30, 1923 in Carter County, TN. She met (1) JAMES PLEASANT. He was born Abt. 1816 in Botetourt County, VA, and died February 25, 1890 in Carter County, Tennessee. She married (2) JOHN ARCHER October 14, 1860 in Carter County TN., son of JOHN ARCHER and REBECCA SMITH. He was born Abt. 1838 in TN, and died Abt. 1863 in Carter County, TN.

 

Carter County death Record # 112, Sarah Archer age 88, parents Scion pierce and Sarah Pierce, death cause: old age. Pierce Cemetery

Notice that Sion could not be the father. He is not living.

Notes for JAMES PLEASANT: James M. Pleasant was enrolled on September 20, 1863 at Elizabethton in Co. F, 13th Regiment of TN Cavalry Volunteers to serve 3 years,or during the war, and mustered into service as a private on October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, TN in Co. F, 13th Regiment .

He contacted Liver disease during his army service for which he was discharged out of the U.S Hospital at Knoxville, TN May 27, 1865.

May 1, 1889, there is a record for an increase in Invalid Pension. It stated that he was age 73. In this document is says "The disability for which he is now pensioned has increased since last examined causing total blindness"

In his claim for invalid pension, it states that he was attacked with Typhoid Fever in the line of duty at Nashville on May 1, 1864. It says it had attacked his eyes and chest to such an extent as to render him unfit to perform manual labor of any kind.

He was 5 feet 6 inches tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair and by occupation when enlisted was a Carpenter.

 

1860 Johnson County Census: James Pleasant VA Carpenter, Elizabeth 39 PA, Sarah C 17, Martha 2, Mary J 15, Susan 13, Eliza 10, Nancy C. 7,

1880 Carter County Census: James Pleasant 63 (blind) VA VA VA, Elizabeth 59 PA PA PA

1900 Carter County Census: Sarah Archer, widow, 1837 Tn, tn tn , Allen 1878 TN TN TN (had 5 children and all 5 living in 1900)

 

There are 3 stories about the death of John Archer.

- One story is that John Archer said to have died 1861 in Motley County, TX.

- Second, his granddaughter, Eva White, told a story that in 1863 a stranger came to the house and called John out. He left with the man and was not heard from again.

- Third. He was killed in a hunting accident. He went hunting with Joseph M. Elliott who leaned a rifle against a fence, and climbed over. The gun fell and discharged, killing John Archer. This story is likely because Serena Archer became a ward of Joseph Elliott's relatives. Serena married Peter Bolinger Elliott, son of Joseph.

Children of SARAH PIERCE and JAMES PLEASANT are:

141. i. ELLA ARCHER, b. December 30, 1867, Carter County, Tennessee; d. December 04, 1934, Carter County, TN.

ii. ALLEN ARCHER, b. December 16, 1877, Carter County, TN; d. June 13, 1934, Carter County, TN.

Allen Archer's father was James Pleasant. Allen died at age 57 from Heart Failure, Ensor Cemetery, died June 13, 1934 Death record 123298 Burial: Ensor Cemetery

 

Children of SARAH PIERCE and JOHN ARCHER are:

iii. LORETTA ARCHER, b. Abt. 1859; m. DAVE TAYLOR.

142. iv. SERENA VICTORIA ARCHER, b. 1861, Carter County, TN; d. 1947, Carter County, TN.

143. v. ELIZA ARCHER, b. April 23, 1863, Carter County, TN; d. 1932, Carter County, TN.

 

 

52. ALFRED PIERCE (SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1848 in Tennessee. He married MARY WHITE August 03, 1873 in Carter County TN., daughter of ROBERT WHITE and SARAHFINA BARTEE. She was born Abt. 1856 in Tennessee.

 

Notes for ALFRED PIERCE:

1860 Carter County Census: Lived with his cousin Henry Pierce.

1880 Carter county Census: Alfred 38 (works in the iron foundry), Mary 24, Cashaim 12, Nancy 6, Martha 1, Mary 1, Robert White 62 border--works at foundry -- father-in-law

 

Children of ALFRED PIERCE and MARY WHITE are:

i. CASHAIM PIERCE, b. Abt. 1868. probably Mary White's stepdaughter

ii. NANCY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1874.

iii. MARTHA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1879.

iv. MARY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1879.

 

 

53. SAMUEL4 BERRY (ELIZABETH3 PIERCE, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born June 24, 1818, and died May 22, 1877. He married FRANCIS HEATHERLY June 14, 1844. She was born June 09, 1816 in TN, and died April 20, 1907.

 

Notes for SAMUEL BERRY:

1870 Carter County Census: Samuel Berry 50, Fannie 51, Margaret 23, Elbert C 19, James T 17, Samuel M.S. 14, Cary H 11, Alvin R 6

Children of SAMUEL BERRY and FRANCIS HEATHERLY are:

144. i. ELBERT C.5 BERRY, b. October 16, 1860, Carter County, TN; d. February 24, 1920, Johnson County, TN.

ii. MARGARET E. BERRY, b. 1847.

iii. JAMES T. BERRY, b. Abt. 1853, Tennessee.

145. iv. MURRY SAMUEL BERRY, b. Abt. 1856; d. 1939.

v. CARY H. BERRY, b. Abt. 1859.

vi. ARVIN BERRY, b. Abt. 1864, Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN.

 

 

54. NANCY4 BERRY (ELIZABETH3 PIERCE, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1822 in Carter County, TN, and died 1861 in Carter County, TN. She married ALFRED CROOK PETERS June 05, 1840 in Carter County TN., son of JAMES PETERS and AMELIA WARD. He was born June 12, 1818 in Carter County, TN, and died December 13, 1888 in Carter County, TN.

 

ALFRED C. PETERS:Military: joined Captain Joseph Powell's Company of the 1st TN Regiment Mounted Volunteers at Camp Wood in McMinn County on Jul 1837. He was discharged on 29 Jun 1838 at Fort Cass.

Children of NANCY BERRY and ALFRED PETERS are:

i. CHRISTOPHER CHRISTIAN5 PETERS, b. October 09, 1846, Carter County, TN; d. July 16, 1920, Carter County, Siam Cemetery; m. ELIZA LEWIS, February 22, 1866, Carter County TN..

 

More About CHRISTOPHER CHRISTIAN PETERS:

Burial: Siam, Carter County, TN Cause of Death: "intestinal nephritis" death record # 187

 

146. ii. JAMES H. PETERS, b. 1841; d. July 18, 1864, Civil War, Gallatin, TN.

iii. SAMUEL PETERS, b. October 1842, Carter County, TN; d. probably Kerr County, TX.

iv. WILLIAM A. PETERS, b. 1844.

147. v. REUBIN PETERS, b. October 1845, Carter County, TN; d. May 12, 1905, Carter County, TN.

vi. SITHARD THOMAS PETERS, b. 1849.

vii. CATHERINE PETERS, b. 1851.

viii. ALFRED M. PETERS, b. 1853; d. July 02, 1912; m. NANCY NIDDIFER, July 18, 1874; b. 1854; d. July 16, 1927.

ix. SARAH ELIZABETH PETERS, b. 1854.

148. x. HENRY TUCKER PETERS, b. 1858.

xi. MICHAEL PETERS, b. June 20, 1860; d. December 20, 1934, Carter County, TN; m. LUCY BUCKLES, November 14, 1881; b. October 05, 1865; d. September 04, 1945.

 

More About MICHAEL PETERS:

Burial: Forbes Cemetery Cause of Death: myocarditis death record 26817

 

 

55. MARY EVALINE4 BERRY (ELIZABETH3 PIERCE, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 14, 1835 in Carter County, TN, and died December 21, 1866. She married RUBEN B. PETERS November 10, 1852 in Carter County TN., son of WILLIAM PETERS and NANCY BROOKS. He was born Abt. 1833 in Carter County, TN.

 

More About RUBEN B. PETERS:

Military: Civil War, Company A, TN Union Cavalry

Children of MARY BERRY and RUBEN PETERS are:

i. AMANDA5 PETERS, b. Abt. 1855.

ii. NANCY PETERS, b. Abt. 1856.

iii. ELIZA PETERS, b. Abt. 1859.

iv. ISAAC PETERS, b. Abt. 1860.

v. MARGARET PETERS, b. Abt. 1861.

vi. JAMES PLEASANT PETERS, b. September 12, 1862, Carter County, TN; d. September 26, 1917, Sullivan County, TN. Burial: Shipley Cemetery

vii. BENJAMIN PETERS, b. Abt. 1865.

viii. REBECCA PETERS, b. Abt. 1866.

 

 

56. SOLOMON HARDY4 PIERCE (WILLIAM BAILEY3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born November 29, 1850 in Olin, Overton Co., TN, and died December 12, 1910 in Gordon, Texas. He married AUGUSTA HUNTER JIANT December 25, 1872. She was born April 03, 1854 in Logan Co,. Ky, and died 1936 in Gordon, Texas.

Children of SOLOMON PIERCE and AUGUSTA JIANT are:

i. WILLIE E.5 PIERCE.

ii. ROBERT LEMMIT PIERCE.

iii. ANNIE MAY PIERCE.

iv. MATTIE EULELA PIERCE.

v. ADDIE BELLE PIERCE.

vi. MORTIE WEBSTER PIERCE.

 

 

57. SARAH ELIZA BERRY (MARY3 PIERCE, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 1847 in Carter County, TN. She married DANIEL S. BOWERS December 31, 1867 in Carter County TN., son of DAVID BOWERS and CHRISTINA JOHNSON. He was born August 09, 1848 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for DANIEL S. BOWERS:

1880 Carter Co TN Census: Bowers David 32 TN, Eliza 32 TN, Caldonia 10, Reece B. 7 , Hester 6, Elizabeth 3, Virginia 1 TN

1900 Carter County Census: Dan S. Bowers 51, Liza 52, (married 34 years, 10 kids, 7 living) Lizzie 24 (2 children 1 living) Mary 14, Laura 9, Luther (grandson) 4

 

Daniel Bowers father David is the brother of Murry Bowers that married Eliza Pierce see #40 for Bowers information.

Children of SARAH BERRY and DANIEL BOWERS are:

149. i. VIRGINIA "JENNIE"5 BOWERS, b. 1878, Carter County, TN.

150. ii. REECE B. BOWERS, b. 1871, Carter County, TN; d. 1941.

151. iii. LIZZIE BOWERS, b. 1875.

iv. MARY BOWERS, b. 1885.

v. CALDONIA BOWERS, b. Abt. 1870.

vi. ELIZABETH BOWERS, b. Abt. 1877.

vii. LAURA BOWERS, b. 1891.

152. viii. HESTER A. BOWERS, b. 1874, Carter County, Tennessee; d. 1957.

 

 

58. MARGARET BERRY (MARY3 PIERCE, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born August 17, 1855 in Carter County, TN, and died February 25, 1934 in Carter County, TN. She married FREDERICK J. CRUMLEY Abt. 1886. He was born May 1847 in Tennessee.

 

Notes: MARGARET BERRY: Burial: Buckles Cemetery, Carter Co., TN

 

1870 Carter County Census: Fredrick Crumley 23 TN, Arzilla 20, Elihue 3

1880 Carter County Census: Frederick Crumley 33, Arazilla 30, Elihu J 13

1900 Carter County Census: Frederick Crumbley 53, Mag 44, Eston A 7, Isaac Williams ? born 10- 1881 age 19

Child of MARGARET BERRY and FREDERICK CRUMLEY is:

i. ESTON A. CRUMLEY, b. November 1892.

 

 

59. WILLIAM JAMES BERRY (MARY3 PIERCE, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 10, 1852 in Carter County, TN, and died April 14, 1927 in Carter County, TN. He married (1) MARY CALLIE C. PIERCE February 15, 1877 in Carter County TN., daughter of WILLIAM PIERCE and SARAH DUGGER. She was born 1860 in Carter County, TN, and died November 21, 1893 in Carter County, TN. He married (2) VICIE COMBS Abt. 1897. She was born 1874, and died 1951 in Carter County, TN. Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TN

Picture: James Berry with daughter Nancy Berry Buckles holding Basil, Alfred Buckles holding Seymore, boy possibly Harold Berry

Picture 2: Nancy Berry Buckles and Alfred

 

Notes for WILLIAM JAMES BERRY:

Store record at W. C. Pierce's merchantile

March 1905 bought coffee and matches, sugar,

He traded corn and meat for store credit

July 1905 he bought Starch, soap, thread, sugar, matches

He traded eggs, chickens and ties for credit.

 

See number 170 for more information on William James Berry

 

1880 Carter County Census: James Berry 28 TN TN NC, Callie 20, William 1, Margret 24 (sister) Mary 67 Mother NC NC NC, Alferd 20 (nephew) Mary Myers 32 (cousin)

1910 Carter County Census: William J. Berry 47, Vicy 38, Griffin 23, Emma 11, Callie 9, Bertha 4, Harold 2 Donnie 19, Daughter in Law (griffin's wife)

Children of JAMES BERRY and MARY PIERCE are:

i. UNNAMED5 BERRY, b. February 12, 1878, Carter County, TN; d. February 12, 1878, Carter County, TN.

ii. WILLIAM A. BERRY, b. March 19, 1879; d. February 26, 1882.

iii. SCHYLER BERRY, b. July 07, 1880.

153. iv. ROBERT GARFIELD BERRY, b. February 28, 1882, Carter County, TN; d. February 18, 1960, Carter County.

v. CORA ELIZABETH BERRY, b. August 17, 1883; d. April 13, 1937.

vi. MARY EVA BERRY, b. January 24, 1885, Carter County, TN; d. March 03, 1979, Springfield, Illinois.

154. vii. GRIFFIN P. BERRY, b. December 03, 1886, TN; d. November 14, 1967, Carter County, Butler, TN.

viii. CHARLIE BERRY, b. July 07, 1888.

155. ix. NANCY JANE BERRY, b. November 30, 1889; d. May 07, 1959.

x. MIKE BERRY, b. August 19, 1891.

xi. UNNAMED BERRY, b. November 20, 1893, Carter County, TN; d. November 20, 1893, Carter County.

 

Children of WILLIAM BERRY and VICIE COMBS are:

156. xii. EMMA BERRY, b. March 24, 1899, Carter County, TN; d. October 29, 1973, Carter County, TN.

157. xiii. CALLIE BERRY, b. March 10, 1902, Carter County, TN; d. May 31, 1992, Carter County, TN.

158. xiv. BERTHA MAE BERRY, b. January 28, 1906, Carter County, TN; d. May 29, 1981, Carter County, TN.

159. xv. HAROLD R. BERRY, b. February 29, 1908, Carter County, TN; d. February 07, 1994, Washington County, TN.

xvi. ALONZA BERRY, b. October 13, 1911, Carter County, TN; d. May 08, 1992, Cocoa, Florida; m. HATTIE OSBORNE; b. Abt. 1908, Carter County, TN; d. June 16, 1988, St. Cloud, Florida. Burial: Florida Memorial Funeral home, Cocoa, FL

xvii. JAMES HASKEL BERRY, b. April 19, 1914, Carter County, TN; d. October 22, 1918, Carter County, TN.

 

More About JAMES HASKEL BERRY:

Cause of Death: Diptheria death record #234

 

 

60. DANIEL T.4 PIERCE (JOSEPH3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1866 in Carter County, TN, and died March 29, 1949 in Johnson County, TN. He married (1) JULIA C. ROWE March 27, 1887 in Carter County TN.. She was born January 1864. He married (2) SARAH STOUT February 25, 1924. She was born 1880 in Johnson County, TN, and died in Johnson County, TN.

 

Notes for DANIEL T. PIERCE:

In 1942, Tennessee Valley Arthority Records: D.T. Pierce, House location: Carter County, West side of Highway 67 between Fish Springs and dam site. His father was born in Pickens County in Middle TN and died at the age of 83 years. Daniel has occupied his present residence for 32 years. One child, Lucy Evelyn is in the 3rd year of high school at Hampton. Water is furnished in the house by hydraulic ram from a nearby spring. Mr Pierce, having been a farmer all his life, is now too weak and infirm to work. He rents part of his 266 acre farm to his son-in- Law, S.P. Pierce, who lives across the highway. He also rents 17 acres to a company from Johnson County to be planted in beans. The balance of the cultivated land of the farm is tended to by other renters.

 

1900 David Pierce march 1866, Julia C 1-1864, Dorrie B 8-1890 Dayton B. 11 1892, Sarah D 2 1894

1910 Carter County Census: Daniel T 44 married 23 years, 6 children 3 living, Julia C 46, Dayton B 17, Sarah D 15`

1920 Carter County Census: Daniel T. Pierce age 53, Julia C age 54, Dayton B. age 27

 

More About DANIEL T. PIERCE: Burial: Stout Cemetery, Johnson County

Children of DANIEL PIERCE and JULIA ROWE are:

160. i. DORA B.5 PIERCE, b. August 31, 1892, Carter County, TN; d. 1976, Johnson County, TN.

161. ii. DAYTON BRUCE PIERCE, b. November 1892, Carter County, Tennessee; d. January 08, 1973, Carter County, Tennessee.

iii. SARAH D. PIERCE, b. March 1894.

 

Child of DANIEL PIERCE and SARAH STOUT is:

iv. LUCY EVELYN5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1925; m. PARDUE.

 

 

61. ARTHUR CALVIN4 PIERCE (JOSEPH3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 06, 1871 in Carter County, TN, and died January 07, 1928 in Carter County, TN. He married MARTHA L. "MATTIE" LEWIS October 11, 1900 in Carter County TN.. She was born February 19, 1873 in Carter County, TN, and died February 12, 1942 in Carter County, TN.

 

Arthur's death certificate: cause of death: Bronchopneumonia fever

Martha Pierce: Cause of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia birthdate April 6, 1873 record # 153 Burial: Lewis Cemetery, Carter County

Children of ARTHUR PIERCE and MARTHA LEWIS are:

162. i. TINA5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1908, Carter County, TN; d. November 18, 2000, Adel, Georgia.

ii. HARRY DUGGER PIERCE, b. 1913; d. September 30, 1962.

More About HARRY D. PIERCE:

Burial: Lewis Cemetery, Carter County married Helen Sally Cates d. Oct 2, 2003. Owned Pierce Store in Elizabethton.

5 Children: Randal Pierce, Margaret, Connie, Norma, Virginia

 

In the Book "Lost Heritage: Old Butler: Tennessee Valley Athority records for people to be moved due to Creation of Watauga Lake on page 289 dated :April 27, 1942 Harry Pierce: Location: Cardens Bluff, Carter County, on US 67 a short distance above the dam site. The house is a white frame house somewhat back from the highway and directly behind the house of Mr. V.P. Simerly. A shingle roofed barn is shared with Mr. Simerly and a substantial metal roofed garage is near the residence. Two acres of land that the family owns is devoted to a garden and corn and there are ample fruit trees. A pen contains a 200 pound hog. Prior to her marriage, Mrs Pierce was Helen Cates the daughter of RC. Cates of Braemer (Hampton). Mr Pierce is a brother of Mrs Simerly who lives nearby. For the past 13 or 14 years he has been employed in the mechanical department of Bemberg. Mr and Mrs Pierce moved to the Biltmore community in Elizabethton, TN.

 

iii. W. S. PIERCE, b. September 07, 1906, Carter County, TN; d. September 21, 1906, Carter County, TN.

 

 

62. JULIA ANN R. PIERCE (JOSEPH3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 16, 1875 in Tennessee, and died September 19, 1936 in Carter County, TN. She married ELIJAH SIMERLY PIERCE January 24, 1906 in Carter County TN., son of WILLIAM PIERCE and CELIA LEWIS. He was born April 17, 1863 in Carter County, TN, and died January 21, 1943 in Carter County, TN.

 

More About JULIA ANN R. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce Cemetery #1 and TVA moved to Hyder Cemetery

Cause of Death: hemmorage - TVA records

 

The family lived at Siam and Shell Creek communities of Carter County, later moving to Johnson County so the children could attend Watauga Academy, previously known as Holly Springs College. Watauga Academy became a boarding School for elementary and secondary students.

 

1900 Johnson Co. Census: Elijah S Pearce 37 ( Merchant ) Agnes 26,(6 children, 4 living) Jarvis R 11, Joseph P 8, Dona M 6, Clyde 4

1910 Carter County Census: Julia R. Pierce 34 TN TN TN Flora 1 daughter, Jarvis 20 stepson (salesman) Joseph 18 Stepson, Donnie Stepdaughter 16, Clyde 14 stepson (salesman)

 

Children of JULIA PIERCE and ELIJAH PIERCE are:

i. FLORA BELLE5 PIERCE, b. September 24, 1908; d. December 04, 1958; m. (1) STREET; m. (2) ROY OSBORNE CHESSER; b. February 07, 1916; d. June 21, 1961.

ii. HAZEL RUTH PIERCE, b. June 07, 1911, Carter County, TN; d. December 06, 1946; m. WHITEHEAD.

 

 

63. ANDERSON K.4 PIERCE (JOSEPH3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born May 27, 1863 in Carter County, TN, and died April 23, 1931 in Carter County, TN. He met (1) NANCY JANE GLOVER. She was born 1894, and died 1917. He married (2) SARAH "SALLIE" E. HYDER September 25, 1884 in Carter County TN., daughter of MICHAEL HYDER and CAROLINE LACEY. She was born October 04, 1859, and died March 12, 1929 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for ANDERSON K. PIERCE:

1900 Carter Co. Census: Anderson Pierce born 1863, Sarah E. born Oct 1858, Maggie Henry born 1891 (niece) 4 children and 0 living)

1910 Census: Anderson K Pierce 47 married 25 years, 4 children and 0 living, Sallie E 50

1920 Carter County Census: Anderson K Pearce 55, Sarah E 61, Rhoda 5 daughter

1930 Carter Co. Census. Anderson 65, Rhoda 15 daughter

More About ANDERSON K. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce Cemetery #1 and moved to Hyder Cemetery in 1947 by TVA

Cause of Death: measles and Heart Failure (record pictured above)

 

Notes for SARAH "SALLIE" E. HYDER: Tombstone book says Sallie E Pierce 1861-1929

Burial: Pierce Cemetery #1 and moved to Hyder Cemetery in 1947 by TVA

Cause of Death: paralysis record 7010

Child of ANDERSON PIERCE and NANCY GLOVER is:

i. RHODA NELL5 PIERCE, b. 1914; m. JAMES ALBERT SMITH, 1931; b. 1913; d. 1987.

 

Notes for RHODA NELL PIERCE: Obituary:

Mrs. Rhoda Nell Pierce Smith, 86, 124 Albs Road, Hampton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Smith, in 1987; and one half sister, Belle Jackson.

Survivors include four daughters, Beulah Aldridge, Gail Hodges, Shirley Whitehead and Lula Belle Street, all of Hampton; three sons, Erby "Bud" Smith, James Jerry "Tip" Smith and Jackie Paul Smith, all of Hampton;

 

 

64. WILLIAM HARDEN4 DUGGER (HANNAH3 PIERCE, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born October 05, 1825 in Carter County, TN, and died June 09, 1902 in Cherokee County, KS. He married NANCY CABLE February 07, 1847 in Johnson County , TN, daughter of BENJAMIN CABLE and REBECCA PRIMER. She was born August 10, 1825 in Carter County, TN, and died December 10, 1909 in Cherokee County, KS.

1867 moved to Cherokee County Kansas, William was one of the first county surveyors, a blacksmith, farmer, one of the organizers of the church and church clerk for 30 years.

 

1850 Johnson County Census: William H. Dugger 25, Nancy 24, Robert KImbro 2, Elizabeth 2/12

Children of WILLIAM DUGGER and NANCY CABLE are:

i. ROBERT KIMBRO5 DUGGER, b. November 13, 1847, Johnson County, TN; d. 1862.

ii. SARAH DUGGER, b. December 14, 1849, Johnson County, TN; d. December 09, 1852, Cherokee, KS; m. JOHN ALBERTSON; b. Abt. 1850, Johnson County, TN.

iii. ELIZABETH REBECCA DUGGER, b. March 11, 1850, Johnson County, TN; d. April 24, 1920, Oklahoma; m. ENOCH JACKSON REDICK; b. PA.

163. iv. JANE DUGGER, b. April 28, 1852, Johnson County, TN; d. Cherokee, KS.

164. v. NANCY ANN DUGGER, b. May 11, 1856, Jonesborough, Washington County, TN; d. November 07, 1955, Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas.

165. vi. BENJAMIN THOMAS DUGGER, b. November 07, 1859, Washington County, TN; d. September 11, 1940, Columbus, Cherokee, KS.

vii. INFANT DUGGER, b. 1863.

 

 

65. GEORGE MARION DUGGER (HANNAH3 PIERCE, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born 1833 in Carter County, TN, and died October 14, 1864 in Civil War, Knoxville, TN, Military Hospital. He married SUSANNAH C. CAMPBELL March 10, 1859 in Carter County, TN, daughter of DANIEL CAMPBELL and JULIANA VANHUSS. She was born May 31, 1833, and died October 26, 1917 in Carter County, TN.

 

Civil War Letter: March 20, 1864, Camp Gellem, Nashville, TN

William H. Dugger,

Dear Brother, I seat myself to address you a few lines to let you know I still live and am in moderate health. The health of our Regiment is very delicate at this time. We had the measles amongst us when we came here and since we got here, the small pox has got into our Reg. Cases are sent out nearly everyday to the small pox hospital. There has been 2 sent from our tent. E.S PIERCE and JAMES B. PIERCE have got it and were very bad. This morning 3 cases in all from our Company. Some other Companies have more. There are a great many cases here among both Citizens and Soldiers.

The soldiers are crowding in by numbers passing to front. I would say there were some 50,000 troops here at this time.

I have some news from East Tennessee flattering in one sense, but not so much so in another. It is said by men just in from the Carter County, TN that the rebs are killing a good many of our Citizens and robbing our people of their property and subsistence to such an extent as will reduce our people to starvation if not soon relieved.

Our forces are said to be advancing. It is thought by some who ought to know that E. Tenn. will be cleared before long. I hope it will so happen so that our wives and little onces can be relieved.

The latest news I have from home direct was about the middle or last of January. They were all well then and doing well. The connection was well so far as I could learn and doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. I have received several letters from you and have written several to you. I don't know why it is that my letters don't reach you. I was very careful about the address. I did expect to visit you but don't know about it now on account of small pox. It might not be proper to leave at this time. I would be very glad if you would come to see us. I want to arrange some matters of business with you. I would say to father there is no chance to get back to his old home in E. Tenn at present, but have a hope the thing will soon be changed so at least to allow an opportunity for the removal of our women and children deemed proper. If he attempts to go to E. Tenn. , he had best go by railroad. but not start until things are safe. Give Jas H. Dugger and wife my best wished. Also all other inquiring friends, tell them to write to me and let me know what there are all doing and how they are all getting along. I could write a great deal more but don't think it necessary. I don't know how long we will stay here. but write often. Be sure you direct your letter to Camp Gillem, Nashville Co. A 13th Tenn Volunteer Cavalry to the care of Col John K Miller.

No more but remains yours as ever,

George M. Dugger

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Wm H. Dugger, Esq. March 23rd 1864

Dear Brother, I thought I'd add a few more lines today to let you know I am in moderate health only, at this time hoping these lines may find you all well. I also have sad intelligence to communicate of the death of E.S Pierce. He died of small pox at the hospital on the 21st. This was after an illness of 12 days. He left camp the 12th. I never saw him afterwards. Inform his friends of said intellilgence.

James B. Pierce is very low and not expected to ever get well.

I would like for you, if your not afraid, come and see us. If you can't come, write often and direct as above. If I ever get through this War, I expect to leave East Tenn. If not, I wish any family cared for and such provisions made for them as is necessary. I left all ours and father's papers at home. They will show how matter is if not destroyed. No more but remains yours. George M. Dugger

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((continuing on the same piece of paper, the following ))

Camp Gillem Nashville

March 23rd, 1864

Wm. H. DUGGER

Dear Sir after my best wishes to you & family I can inform you that I am in moderate health at this time. Hoping this may find you in good health & doing well I am here at this place trying to serve my country to the best of my knowledge & belief driven away from home by the Rebs like the rest of the boys in our country. Tell J__ DUGGER& Wife I Wish to be remembered by them. Also the last I heard from home they were all well & doing as well as could be expected from condition of our country. Tell them write to me & let me know how they are getting along & what their prospects are. ____ Solomon, David & Gideon LEWIS & George BLEVINS all here. Solomon has the jaundice but nearly well the other boys are in moderate health. Thos. A DUGGER, Wm H & James A. DUGGER are here and are well. They all belong to Co A 13th Tenn V.C. They wish to be remembered by all enquiring friends. Well Billy I have not much more of importance to write at present only I wish you to write to me & write often. So nothing more but remains yours ____

Isaac Lewis

The above letters are all written on the same sheet of paper.

*Tom Ward found these letters between the pages of his greatgrandfathers (William H. Dugger) Bible.

 

More About GEORGE MARION DUGGER:

Cause of Death: Chronic Diarrhea Military: 2nd Serg., 13th TN Cavalry, Company A

 

More About SUSANNAH C. CAMPBELL: Burial: Cardens Bluff, Carter County

Cause of Death: pneunomia record #252

Children of GEORGE DUGGER and SUSANNAH CAMPBELL are:

166. i. CORNELIA E.5 DUGGER, b. September 28, 1860, Carter County, Tennessee; d. June 18, 1887, Carter County, TN.

ii. JOHN B. DUGGER, b. March 07, 1862.

 

 

66. ROSA JANE4 DUGGER (HANNAH3 PIERCE, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born 1836 in Carter County, TN, and died April 05, 1912 in Vermillion County, IN. She married (1) ELBERT S. PIERCE December 21, 1852 in Carter County, TN, son of GEORGE PIERCE and LAVINA CAMPBELL. He was born Abt. 1829 in Carter County, TN, and died March 21, 1864 in Civil War. She married (2) JACOB UNDERWOOD February 16, 1873 in Vermillion County, IN. He was born December 28, 1818 in Washington County, PA, and died January 1900 in Vermillion County, Indiana.

 

Notes for ELBERT S. PIERCE: died in the Civil War of Small Pox

1860 Carter County Census: Elbert Pierce 31 Rosa G. 24

JACOB UNDERWOOD: Cause of Death: paralysis duration of 36 hours -death record page 186

Child of ROSA DUGGER and JACOB UNDERWOOD is:

i. THOMAS UNDERWOOD, b. 1874, IN; m. STELLA N. GOODWIN; b. 1878; d. 1949.

 

 

67. HENRY CLAY4 PIERCE (GEORGE MORTON3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born June 10, 1824 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died March 1905 in Carter County, TN. He married FRANKIE LEWIS June 28, 1846 in Carter County TN., daughter of ISAAC LEWIS and SUSANNAH OSBORNE. She was born August 05, 1825 in North Carolina, and died August 10, 1904 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for HENRY CLAY PIERCE:

Henry was a School Teacher at Duggers Ferry,

After the Civil war the state school system was re-established by law passed on March 5, 1867 and they chose Henry as the School Director for Dugger's Ferry.

The 1870 Census identifies Henry C. Pearce age 46, 1st district, Dugger's Ferry. He was the only teacher for the district.

In 1870 the Civil District #1 included Dugger's Ferry, Fish springs to Elk Mills, 110 Houses, 587 people.

In 1870, there were only 5 teachers for the entire County.

Duggers Ferry, Carter County, Tn changed the name to Fish Springs on August 28, 1889.

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Civil War: 13 th TN Volunteer Cavalry. He was an original and uncompromising Union man and assisted the cause from the beginning. He assisted in recruiting Company A, and was commissioned First Lieutenant of that company and served faithfully until compelled to resign on account of ill health, March 10, 1865. "history of 13th TN Volunteer Cavalry"

 

Muster in roll: Joined Sept 22, 1863 for 3 years, Mustered in at Strawberry Plains, TN on October 28, 1863.

Military records show that he was present December 31, 1863, April, May and June, July and August 1864, He resigned March 10, 1865 due to disability caused by small pox. He had been in the hospital for 4 weeks with the small pox (March and April 1964) .

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He was a member of the County Court of Carter County for 25 years. Elected in 1882, 1888, 1894 for district 1.

He was a Justice of the Peace

Henry C. Pierce 1882, 1888 and 1894 County Court Commissioner and Magistrate,

LAND: April 15, 1885, Carter County Deeds page 246, Henry C. Pierce and wife Frankie Pierce sold

about 15 acres for one hundred and fifty dollars. The land was adjoined to W. C. Pierce's and Nancy Dugger's tracts.

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Store record Henry C. Pierce account for W.C. Pierce's store:

December 10, 1904 , Amanda Pierce went to the store and got 2 pound of coffee for .25

December 12, 1904, Jeffery Walker Pierce got Salmon for .15

December 23, 1904, tooth ache drops .20 ( 20 cents)

February 1, 1905 paid 8 cents for salt ( gotten by Ettie )

February 5th flour, thread for .85 (by John)

Februay 6th Flour and thread .85

February 7 - Snuff

February 11 - corn .32 sugar .15 coffee .32

February 13th bought snuff for .10 and two pair of Over Alls " clothes" .60

February 14, soap .10

February 15 - corn .48, soda .10

February 16 Broom .15, thread .05

Febrary 18 Snuff .10, corn .32, flour .80, meat .13, coffee .13, eggs .09 .

February 22 - corn .35

Feb 23 coffee .15

Feb 24 soap and snuff .20

Feb 25 - Meat .70, sack of flour and coffee 1.10, candy .05, peanuts .05, baking powder, corn

Feb 27 Liniment .25

Feb 28, eggs .15, snuff .10, domestic .25, thread .05

March 4, Flour .80, Meat .71 sugar .25, corn .70

march 6 - coffee .30, snuff .10

March 8 crackers .05

March 9 meat

March 11 meat, sugar .25, snuff .10, corn .30, flour .80,

March 13 coffee

March 15 eggs .15, oil .20, lace .20

March 18 corn, snuff , meat .58, butter .15,

March 20 coffee .15

march 25 corn

March 29 Flour , Snuff .80 corn .55

Next entry undated:

burial expence 4.00 shirt 1.00 socks and collar .10 suit of clothes 8.50 makin coffin 3.75 triming 1.00, tie .25, nails .05, lumber 1.00 Total $ 20.12

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Henry wrote an affidavit for Civil War Pension Application for Julius Dugger Pierce, David Morley, William Henry Dugger, and Thomas Alexander Dugger. They had served in the 13th Cavlary Civil War Unit with Henry.

 

In Thomas A. Dugger's pension affidavit, Henry stated that he was in the hospital for 4 weeks with the small pox during the war (March and April 1964) . Henry says he was discharged March 10, 1865 due to "disability".

Letter Dated October 31, 1905 in Thomas A Dugger's pension file: "Department of Interior Bureau of Pensions, I have the honor to return claim Cert No. 615.853 of Thomas A Dugger Company A 13th TN Cavalry whose address is Dana, Vermillion County, Indiana. Original affiant, Henry C. Pierce is dead.....Henry C. Pierce, the deceased witness, was much interested in the case, and it was he who got up the testimony which was filed from Tennessee......"

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Henry ( Justice of the Peace) signed James M. McCloud's pension records dated 1890

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Pension case of David J. Morley- Deposition I -November 1884 -Henry C Pierce, 1st Lt. Company A 13th TN Cav, testifies that the client was sound before the war and at date of his enlistment, that David suffered with diarrhea in the winter of 1864 and 1865 while at Cantoonment Lysing near Knoxville, TN and rheumatism in January and February 1865 after he returned from the Virginia raid in December 1864, that the claimant has complained of rupture, rheumatism and diarrhea ever since his discharge. Soon after discharge Henry was sleeping with the claimant and David had him feel a lump on his right side. signed H.C. Pierce

Henry had been discharged on March 10 1865 and he returned to his home about the last of April. He visited David at Aunt Margaret Duggers about the first of May while David had the smallpox. Henry says that he had the disease himself and was in the Army hospital .

signed H.C. Pierce

Henry's son G. L. Calvin Pierce was friends with David and wrote Deposition L in David's pension file- October 23, 1884- G.L.C. Pierce, neighbor, testifies as to prior soundness and that the claimant has complained of rheumatism and diarrhea ever since his discharge. He had seen Sarah (David's wife) and the children at work in the field after the war when David was not able to work. David lived at Margaret Duggers most of the time before and during the war and did farm work for her until he went into the army in the fall of 1864. George states that he knew David was free from rupture (hernia) before the war by sleeping with him, swimming with him and frequently seeing him naked during every summer for three or four summers. George had been "often swimming with him the summer before he went away and had been sleeping with him almost every night for some time just before he went into the army." signed G.L.C. Pierce

 

Noah W. Pierce and William Lewis signed as witnessess to David Jesse Morleys Pension Desposition on Feb. 24, 1882 and Henry C. Pierce signed as Justice of the Pieace for Carter County

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Deed: April 15, 1885 Henry and Frankie sold land to H. Folsom for 150 dollars.

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--1850 Carter County Census: Henry C. Pearce 24, Franky 23, George C 3, Mary J 1, James Lewis 6

--1860 Johnson County Census: Henry 34, Farmer, Frances 33, James B. Pierce age 16, George L.C. age 13, Mary Jane age 12, Sarah C. age 9, Amanda E. age 6, Victoria age 4, Noah W. age 1 ;

--1870 Carter County Census: Henry C. 46, Franky 45 Cordelia 20, Amanda E 18, Noah 12, Minnie A 10, John 7, Elizabeth 4

--1880 Carter County Census: Henry C. Pierce 55 born TN father born in NC. Frankie 54 born in NC both of her parents born in NC, Noah W. 21, Minnie A. 19, John F. 17 Eliza L 13, William R. 6 grandson, N.J. Hazlewood 6, (granddaughter) James Oberholser 20, (boarder- cabinet maker)

--1900 Carter County Census: Henry Pierce b June 1824 age 75, Frankie born July 1825 age 74, 10 chilren and 7 living, Ettie Hamby Granddaughter age 17 TN TN NC born November 1882

1920 Carter County Census: Ettie Hamby age 36 single living by self and beside Amanda Pierce Presnell

Ettie is probably John F. Pierce's daughter.

Picture 1: Tombstone of Henry Pierce

Notes for FRANKIE LEWIS:

James B. Pierce, Mother's pension claim, Pension case No 331238 Cert # 230715

James B. Pierce and his father, Henry enlisted in the 13th TN Cavalry in Sept 1863. Henry came home about the last day of April 1865 on a discharge of Disability from the effects of small pox and was not able to do much manuel labor due to rheumatism. Henry often walked with a cane.

James had worked to help support the large family before the war. Frankie had always worked to support the family. She did farm work.

James died of Small pox in the Nashville Regimentary Hospital No. 11.

 

In a Deposition dated December 31, 1886, written by Francis M. Pierce,( Henry Clay Pierce's brother) it said that Henry and hard work never agreed. Frankie was the main supporter of the family. James was considered the best of the children and was kind and affectionate.

James seemed to think a good deal of his mother and would oblige her whenever he could.

James was Henry's son and was born out of wed-lock.

Francis felt that Henry could have done more to help support the family.

 

The pension investigator's letter to the Commissioner of Pension in Washington D.C. dated January 1887, The Pension investigator wrote that the hearing in the case was adjourned December 31, 1886 at High Health,Johnson County to January 3-5 at Elizabethton, Carter County. Henry Pierce had evaded the investigator and had went back home without notice and the investigator was unable to get his testimony. The investigator then wrote : Frankie was " a good, honest, hard-working woman whose lazy, shifty, tricky husband has always imposed on her the burden of supporting the family"

Deposition of Sarah Jane Dugger Pierce: James B. Pierce's pension record contains a deposition dated December 29. 1886 from Sarah Jane Dugger Pierce. states: My name is Sarah Jane Pierce. I am 49 year old, I am widow of William C. Pierce and I live near Duggers Ferry, TN. I am cousin of Henry C. Pierce, Our fathers were half-brothers. I know Frankie Pierce, wife of Henry C. Pierce. I am not connected with her except through her husband. I have known Frankie Pierce and her family all my life. At the time the war broke out, I lived within 2 miles of said Henry Pierce with the Watauga River between us. And ever since 1860, I have lived within 3 miles and part of the time within 1/4 of a mile of her. From 1860 until Sarah Ann moved away to Indiana. I lived within 1/4 of a mile of Mrs Sarah Ann Pierce who is also my cousin. I know James B. Pierce son of Frankie Pierce who was said to have died in service while a member of Co A 13 Tenn Cav. James worked for my husband a month in Spring of the year in which he enlisted in the Fall. He did farm work for my husband and for his labor we gave his mother some bacon and bread-stuff while he was still working. what was not paid for of his labor was settled for by my husband with the mother of said James B. after said son enlisted. The son told us when he left our employ to finish paying him by giving what we owed him to his mother Frankie Pierce. The contribution so made was necessary to the support of Frankie Pierce because she was poor and did not have much. Henry C. Pierce, husband of Frankie Pierce could not support his family because the Rebels would not let him stay at home to work "a man could not work and scout in the woods". If Henry ever had complained of having rheumatism before the war or ever walked lame or used a cane, I did not know it. Henry has been complaining of rheumatism in his knees ever since he came out of the army, whenever I have seen him and I saw him within a week after his return home from the war. Sometimes he complains of hurting all over. I first saw him lame the next winter after he came home. I saw him one winter with his leg all drawed up and he had to walk on his cane. That was after the war and while he was teaching school or had just finished a term. Except the lameness and the drawed- up leg, I have never seen any evidence of his having rheumatism. Mrs. Pierce has worked out ever since I have known her and this family have always been poor and dependant on their own labor for their living. Sarah J Pierce

 

Deposition dated November 20, 1886, Anna Osborne Lewis (age 76) and Mary Lewis (age 79) were present when James B. Pierce was born in Carter County on May 16, 1844. Martha J. Lewis and Gideon Lewis witnessed the affidavit.

 

Deposition of Frankie Pierce December 28, 1886 at Duggers Ferry: My name is Frankie Pierce. I am 61 years old and the wife of Henry C. Pierce. My residence and post address is High health, Johnson County, TN. I claim I am dependent mother of James B. Pierce that died in the hospital at nashville, TN on March 24, 1864 of small pox while serving as private 13th TN Cav. I was married June 28, 1846 to Henry C. Pierce, father of said James B, by John Carriger, JP at Duggers Ferry, TN. His mother, (myself), and my said husband had him prior to marriage---by said husband I had other children. James B. Pierce the soldier, whose death I claim, is my first child and he was born May 16, 1844. My next child was a boy named George L.C. Pierce was born Oct. 28, 1846. The next of my children was a girl named Mary J. born Feb 15, 1849. My next child a girl named Caroline was born Nov 11, 1851. My Next child a girl named Amanda was born May 11, 1854. My next child a girl Naomi Victoria was born May 20, 1856. My next child a boy Noah W. was born Sept 25 1858. My next child a girl Minnie A. was born Feb 14, 1861, My next child a boy John F was born May 18, 1863, My last child a girl Eliza was born May 20, 1866. Besides James B. I have lost one child Naomi Victoria by death.

My husband with whom I am still living assisted in the organizing of Co A 13th TN Cav. He was that Company's first 1st Luiet. My son James B. enlisted among the first men.

At the time my said son died my husband was serving 1st Lt in the said company. My family at that time he enlisted, was of 3 boys aged 18 -16- and 10 years old. and 5 girls aged 15-13-10-8 and 3 years. My daughter Naomi died in 1865 aged 9 years. I have not owned any real estate and have never owned personal property of any kind exceeded in value of $50. My husband never during our marriage had owned any real estate until about 10 years ago when he got about $700 from the U.S. and bought about 80 acres of land on which we now live for which he paid $450. We now own that land. We have had no personal property since my said son died except a cow, a few sow and sheep and our clothing and furniture.

Until after my husband came out of the army in 1865, all of my children lived with me and they continued to live at home until they married and left us. Since the death of my son James B., I have been supported by my own labor and that of my husband and children. We have all worked and had whatever we raised or farmed. My husband has always been an industrious, temperate man and I have have not wanted his money or goods. He has done some farm work but can't do much now. He has been always complaining of a cough and rheumatism ever since he came out of the army. He a bad spell of rheumatism after my girl Naomi died Henry's knees often swell and turn red and inflamed and he lost some time from his school teaching. My husband did, I reckon, support me the best he could after he came out of the army. After my son died in the army , my husband did send money home to me through the lines by Dan Ellis and Isaac Lewis. He sent $50 by Ellis and $30 by Lewis. At that time corn cost $1 and wheat $2 per bushel and after my husband got home from the war he did support us as well as the average of wives in this part of the country are supported. I have done a great deal of farm work myself. I have worked out-by the day for neighbors for a week at time, except Saturday. I have worked out every year since my husband came from the army except the last year. Some years I have worked as much as 100 days. I reckon, if I had not worked out, I dont think I would have had as good support as the average woman in my neighborhood I am forced to work-out to buy supplies for my family. " Signed with a mark for Frankie Pierce

 

Frankie was last paid the pension of $12 on August 4, 1904 and died August 10, 1904.

Picture 1: Penson file, Frankie's death date Picture 2: Justice of Peace verification

General affidavit Pension Claim of Frankie Pierce dated Nov 20, 1886. Personally appeared before the Justice of the Peace was Anna Lewis age 76 years a resident of the 1st district of Carter County whose post office address is High Health, Johnson County, TN. and Mary Lewis age 79 years a resident of Butler, Johnson County, TN declared that: James B. Pierce was the son of Frankie Pierce, he was born on the 16th day of May in the year 1844 in the first Civil district of carter County in the state of TN and we were personally present at the birth of said soldier and know the facts here stated by us by personal observation and to the best of our knowledge we are all the persons now living that was present at the birth of the said soldier James B. Pierce. Said soldier lived in this neighborhood from his birth until his enlistment in the US Army in Sept 1863 and we were well acquainted with him. Signed with a mark for Anna Lewis and a mark for Mary Lewis. Witnessed and signed by Martha J. Lewis and J.C. Smith, Gideon Lewis and Cornelius Peters.

 

More About FRANKIE LEWIS: Burial: Pierce Cemetery #3, Butler, TN (no tombstone)

Children of HENRY PIERCE and FRANKIE LEWIS are:

i. JAMES B.5 PIERCE, b. May 16, 1844, Carter County, TN; d. March 24, 1864, Nashville, TN, Civil War Military Hospital. Cause of Death: Small Pox

167. ii. GEORGE L. CALVIN PIERCE, b. October 28, 1846, Carter County, TN; d. October 10, 1895, Carter County, TN.

168. iii. MARY JANE PIERCE, b. January 03, 1849, Carter County, TN; d. March 11, 1936, Weir, Cherokee County, KS.

169. iv. SARAH CAROLINE PIERCE, b. November 11, 1851, Carter County, TN; d. Aft. 1900.

170. v. AMANDA PIERCE, b. May 11, 1854, Carter County, Tennessee; d. September 05, 1923, Carter Co. Tn..

vi. NAOMI VICTORIA PIERCE, b. May 20, 1856, Carter County, TN; d. 1865, Carter County, TN.

171. vii. NOAH WEBSTER PIERCE, b. September 25, 1858, Carter County, Tennessee; d. April 14, 1906, Carter County, TN.

172. viii. MINNIE A. PIERCE, b. February 14, 1861, TN; d. 1912, Carter County, TN.

173. ix. ELIZA L. PIERCE, b. May 20, 1866, Carter County, TN; d. Aft. March 1936.

173b x. JOHN FINDLEY PIERCE, b. May 19, 1863 d. September 30, 1932 California.

 

 

68. EMALINE E.4 PIERCE (GEORGE MORTON3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1828 in Tennessee. She married DAVID J. LEWIS February 04, 1848 in Carter County TN., son of JAMES LEWIS and ANN OSBORNE. He was born Abt. 1825 in Ashe County, NC.

 

Notes for DAVID J. LEWIS:

Henry C. Pierce signed as surety on marriage bond for David Lewis and Emeline E. Pierce on 2-4-1848

1860 Carter County Census: David J. Lewis NC, Emaline 33 TN, John H 11, Eliza 10, Nancy 8, James 2

Military: Civil War, Union, 13th TN Cavalry

Children of EMALINE PIERCE and DAVID LEWIS are:

i. JOHN H.5 LEWIS, b. 1848.

ii. ELIZA LEWIS, b. Abt. 1850.

iii. NANCY LEWIS, b. Abt. 1852.

iv. JAMES LEWIS, b. Abt. 1857.

 

 

69. FRANKLIN M.4 PIERCE (GEORGE MORTON3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born January 12, 1833 in Carter County, TN, and died February 21, 1916 in Johnson County, TN. He married SARAH ANN DUGGER Abt. 1850, daughter of NANCY JANE DUGGER. She was born November 15, 1836 in Carter County, TN, and died February 16, 1907 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for FRANKLIN M. PIERCE:

1860 Carter County Census: F.M. Pearce 25, Sarah 22, Sarah 5, Louisa 6mth, Nancy Dugger 44 (mother in Law)

1880 Census: Francis M. Pierce 47, Sarah Ann 43, Nancy Dugger age 69 mother-in law, Sarah J. Pierce 24

1900 Carter County Census: Francis M Pierce born Jan 1833, Sarah A. born May 1836(married 50 yr) 6 children 2 living

1910 Carter County Census: Franklin M Pierce 72 (married 2 times) Dovie (neice) 9

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Francis worked in Indiana from 1860 to 1875. Francis visited his home and family in 1866 for about 2 months. While Francis was away, James B. Pierce (son of Henry Clay Pierce ) helped Sarah with the farm for 1/4 of their crop in 1863 and 1864.

On January 31, 1865, Sarah moved to Parke County, Rockville, Indiana. On January 17, 1875, the family moved back to Carter County.

Francis (Franklin) lived near an uncle, Hardy Pierce, in Parke County, Indiana.

Picture: Franklin's death cert and tombstone

 

Entry in Coffee Brothers Store ledger, 1861-1862, Franklin Pierce purchased 1 fine comb for 10 cents

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Letters from James B. Pierce's pension file:

Deposition on December 31, 1886 at High Health , Johnson County. For the case of Frankie Pierce

My name is Francis M. Pierce. I am 53 years old. I live near Dugger Ferry, Carter County, TN. I am a farmer. I am brother of Henry C. Pierce, husband of Frankie Pierce. I have always lived in the immediate vicinity of my said brother and his wife except for 1860 to 1875 when I was in Indiana. I saw my brother Henry and his family once between 1860 and 1875; that was in 1866, during which year I was home for about 2 months. My sister-in-law has about raised her family. She has always been their main dependence.

She always was a hard working woman and her husband was always drifting right along in life as easy as he could: "hard work and him never agreed first rate"

Frankie Pierce's son James B. "was a boy that was well thought of and was considered the best of the children by all who knew him" He was their first child. He was born out of wed-lock. He was always very kind and affectionate to his mother and he seemed to think a great deal of her. He would oblige here when ever he could. Mrs Frankie Pierce used to work out for the neighbors before the war and has always done so as long as I have known her. Her labor has always been money to keep the family together and support it. Henry C Pierce could, in my opinion, have done more to support his family than he did do. They were poor and have children far to often. He could have done better than he did but he did have rheumatism some after I went to Indiana in 1860 and that disabled his some but not to an extent to prevent him from earning his living and that of his family. I know James B. Pierce worked out for Andrew Smith at Roan Creek Branch after I went to Indiana in 1860 and I believe the family got the benefit of his labor ; but I did not see the funds paid to his father or mother.

The family have never owned any value in personal property - until about 10 years ago when they bought $450 work of land and from that the family have got a living by the labor of the wife and the children. The children have all lived at home and all have worked the land to make a living with proceeds of the land and the money earned outside by the wife and the husband. Without the earnings of the wife, Henry C. Pierce has never earned enough money since the war to support the family. Signed Frances M. Pierce

 

Deposition in the Case of Frankie Pierce for James B. Pierce's Penison. December 29, 1886 at Duggers Ferry, Carter County, TN,

My name is Sarah Ann Pierce. I am 50 years old. I live near Dugger Ferry, TN and I am the wife of Francis M. Pierce.

My husband is brother of Henry C. Pierce. I know Frankie Pierce wife of Henry C. Pierce and have known her ever since I was a child. Mrs Pierce is not related to me except by marriage. I lived about 1 mile from said Mrs Pierce when the war broke out and continued to live near her until January 31, 1865 when I moved to near Rockville, Parke County, Indiana and lived there until January 17, 1875. During that time, I did not see Frankie Pierce or her family. During the time from 1860 to 1865, I was not often at Frankie Pierce's house, the Watauga River was between our homes and there was no good way of crossing. Mrs Pierce was at my house every month or so and some of her children were at my house or near there about every week, so I heard from the family frequently. Up until the time James B. Pierce and his father went in the army, said son helped support the family. His father helped some, and I reckon he helped as much as he could at that time. Henry C. Pierce has always been as industrious as the average of man in the community. The country from 1861 to 1865 was so run over by the Rebel soldiers that no one could do much work. In the Fall, the son James B. worked for me ( my husband being in Indiana from 1860 to 1875) at farming. He cultivated 15 or 20 acres of land for me in corn, potatoes and (sugar cane) that year. I gave him of the crop. He had gone in the Army when the crop was gathered so I gave his share to his mother Frankie Pierce. Henry C. Pierce worked that year for Aunt Peggy Dugger. I saw him hoeing corn that year for her. Mr. Henry C. Pierce did not work more and did not support his family because as I suppose he was not able. He was not very stout that year. He complained of having rheumatism. He was crippling about and complaining of having rheumatism. I don't know that he had rheumatism, only by what he said. I don't know a man's feelings . I saw him limp and walk with a cane and heard his complaining of having rheumatism before his son James B. was in the Army. There is no doubt about it. I had no authority from James B Pierce to give his share of my crop to his mother but I gave it to her because I know or thought I knew that was what he would wish me to do. Frankie Pierce used to work out before the war. She always worked out as long as I have known her. The family has always been poor and they have all had to work to get along. The have never owned any real estate until they bought the place where they now live about 10 years ago. They have never owned any person property except it. Signed Sarah A. Pierce

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David Morlley's pension file - Deposition D, dated October 27, 1913- Frank M. Pierce states " I am 80 years old. I am a farmer. My address is Fish Springs. I knew David all of his life. After his death there was a coroner's inquest and I was on the jury. That was about 20 years ago.

signed F.M. Pierce

More About FRANKLIN M. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce Cemetery

Cause of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia death record # 93

Nicknames: Frances and Frank

 

Children of FRANKLIN PIERCE and SARAH DUGGER are:

174. i. SARAH JANE5 PIERCE, b. March 19, 1856, Carter County, TN; d. March 02, 1902, Carter County, TN.

ii. LOUISA ABIGAIL PIERCE, b. November 1859, Carter County, Tn; m. WILLIAM O. PHILLIPS, October 14, 1875, Carter County TN.; b. July 1852, Indiana.

 

Notes for WILLIAM O. PHILLIPS:

1880 Carter County Census: William O. Phillips 27 (distiller of whiskey) Louesy A 20,

Lemuel Stout 5 (took to raise) Maron Vanover 22 and Daniel Gragg 18 ( both are servants that work in the distillery)

1900 Carter County Census: William O Phillips 47 married 24 years, IN OH IN, Louesy A 40 No children Julia Barry (servant) J.A. Adkins (border) age 57, G. E. Wagner (Border) 29

1910 Carter County Census: William O Phillips 51 married 34 years born in Indiana, father in Ohio, mother in Indiana, Louisa A. 50 (no children) Franklin M. Pierce (father in law) 77 (married 2 times, Dovie 9 (niece),

1920 Carter County Census: William O 67 IN, OH, IN, (farmer) Louisa A 60

 

iii. MONTA ISABELL PIERCE.

iv. NANCY L. PIERCE. died as an infant

 

70. ANN PIERCE (GEORGE MORTON3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born December 10, 1834 in Carter County, TN, and died February 17, 1922 in Johnson County, TN. She married SOLOMON LEWIS February 27, 1853 in Carter County TN., son of JAMES LEWIS and ANN OSBORNE. He was born 1830 in Ashe County, North Carolina, and died May 16, 1864 in Nashville, TN; Civil War.

 

Notes for ANN PIERCE: Solomon died while serving with the 13th TN Vol Cav. He entered the Union Army June 23, 1863 and died 11 months later. Union soldier, Pension file XC2642,004 Dept. of Veternas Affairs. He died from diarrhea, jaundice and typhoid fever. Ann's Civil War pension was canceled in 1889 because she was "Living in Adultry" with William Campbell, born September 12, 1844, who she admitted was the father of her daughter Arzilla. (William Campbell is her brother-in-law's brother.) She says that: " he didn't live with me regularly, he just came to see me every now and then. He has not helped to support me. He has only caused me disgrace. " Many depositions were included in Solomon's Pension files on this matter.

Civil War Pension Records of Solomon Lewis show that he was married in the home of David and Emeline Lewis. On August 2, 1866, Levinia Pierce signed a statement that she was present at the wedding.

Susan Lewis testified she was present at the birth of his children.

 

1860 Carter County Census: Soloman Lewis 30 NC (Blacksmith) Ann 26, James 6, Hannah 4, Rhoda 2

1870 Carter County Census: Anna Lewis 33 TN Widow, James L 15, Hannah 13, Rhoda 11, George 9, Solomon 7,

1880 Carter Co. Census: Ann Lewis 42 Widow TN NC TN, George M 19 TN NC TN, Solomon E. E. 16, TN NC TN, Arzilla C. 8 TN NC TN James Anders 16 NC NC NC (servant), E.J. Bunten (female) servant, W.H. Campbell 33 (male) boarder

 

Letter from Isaac Lewis , Camp Gillem Nashville March 23, 1864 to William H. Dugger

"... Solomon, David and Gideon Lewis are here. Solomon has the jaundice but nearly well and the other boys are in moderate health..... "

Children of ANN PIERCE and SOLOMON LEWIS are:

175. i. JAMES L.5 LEWIS, b. February 14, 1854, TN.

176. ii. HANNAH LEWIS, b. March 27, 1856, TN.

177. iii. RHODA LEWIS, b. September 04, 1858.

178. iv. GEORGE M. LEWIS, b. December 17, 1860, TN.

179. v. SOLOMON ERVIN LEWIS, b. January 06, 1864, Carter County, TN; d. 1952, Carter County, TN.

180. vi. ARZILLA LEWIS, b. December 10, 1872 (William Campbell's Child) .

 

 

71. HARRIET LOUISA4 PIERCE (GEORGE MORTON3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born July 12, 1842 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died June 25, 1917 in Johnson County, TN. She married (2) JAMES THOMAS "GOMER" GREGG November 03, 1867, son of HARRISON GREGG and MARGRET DUGGER. He was born 1847, and died Bef. 1880.

 

More About LOUISA PIERCE: Burial: Dugger Cemetery Cause of Death: paralysis death record 89 ( informant B.P. Pierce)

 

1870 Johson County Census: James T. Gragg 22, Louisa 26, Eliza J 2, Hila C 5/12

1880 Johnson County Census: Louisa Gragg 36, Pierce George 81 father TN TN TN, Bailey 19 son TN TN TN, Andrew 15 son, Jane 12 dau, Catherine 10 dau

1900 Johnson County Census: Harriett L. Gragg 58

1910 Johnson County Census: Harriett L. Gregg 65

death cert

Children of HARRIET LOUISA PIERCE are:

181. i. BAILEY PEYTON5 PIERCE, b. 1860, Carter County, TN; d. 1937, Johnson County, TN.

182. ii. ANDREW G. PIERCE, b. January 1863, TN; d. Abt. 1940, Carter County, TN.

Children of HARRIET PIERCE and JAMES GREGG are:

iii. ELIZA JANE5 GREGG, b. April 29, 1868, Johnson County, Butler, TN; d. March 05, 1937, Johnson County, Butler, TN; m. THOMAS R. WATSON, February 26, 1888, Johnson County TN..

More About ELIZA JANE GREGG: Burial: Dugger Cemetery, Johnson County , Cause of Death: Breast cancer death record 9165

 

183. iv. HILAH CATHERINE GREGG, b. February 1870, Johnson County, TN.

 

 

72. NANCY REBECCA4 PIERCE (GEORGE MORTON3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born July 01, 1848 in Carter County, TN, and died June 03, 1920 in Johnson County, TN. She married JOSEPH POWELL CAMPBELL November 03, 1866 in Johnson County TN., son of GEORGE CAMPBELL and ELENOR BUNTON. He was born March 29, 1844 in Carter County, TN, and died November 23, 1933 in Carter County, TN.

 

More About NANCY REBECCA PIERCE: Burial: Stallings Cemetery

Cause of Death: Mitral Stenosis of Heart - death record # 161

 

picture: Joseph P. Campbell :

1870 Johnson County Census: Joseph P Campbell 26, nancy R 22, Urethery 3, James G 10/12

More About JOSEPH POWELL CAMPBELL: Burial: Gouge Cemetery

Cause of Death: Heart Trouble

Children of NANCY PIERCE and JOSEPH CAMPBELL are:

184. i. URETHA5 CAMPBELL, b. June 15, 1867; d. July 10, 1917, Carter County, TN.

185. ii. JAMES GRAYSON CAMPBELL, b. September 07, 1869; d. June 11, 1920.

186. iii. GEORGE W. CAMPBELL, b. June 11, 1872; d. February 13, 1918, Johnson County, TN.

iv. ANGELINE CAMPBELL, b. May 11, 1874; d. 1877.

v. WILLIAM B. CAMPBELL, b. September 09, 1877; d. 1932.

187. vi. FINDLEY CAMPBELL, b. March 29, 1879; d. 1963.

vii. NETTIE CAMPBELL, b. December 05, 1881, Carter County, TN; d. August 20, 1931, Carter County, TN; m. BOSTON CORBETT SMITH, April 18, 1897, Carter County TN.; b. March 02, 1869, Carter Co. TN; d. February 14, 1912, Oregon.

viii. ABIGAIL CAMPBELL, b. December 05, 1884; d. 1930, Carter County, TN; m. (1) OLIVER SLEMP; m. (2) CARSON WHITEHEAD, March 12, 1905, Carter County TN.; b. Abt. 1887. Burial: Goodwin Cemetery

188. ix. DANIEL CAMPBELL, b. January 05, 1888; d. August 1967, Carter County, TN.

x. ARRIE CAMPBELL, b. May 03, 1890; m. BEN BOWMAN.

 

 

73. JACOB V.4 PIERCE (HARDY3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1838 in Parke County, Indiana. He married LUCINDA. She was born Abt. 1839 in Indiana.

 

Notes for JACOB V. PIERCE:

1860 Parke County Indiana Census: Jacob Pierce 22, Indiana, Lucinda 21, IN, James 1

1880 Parke County, Indiana Census: Jacob V. Pierce 40 Indiana (parents born in TN), Lucinda 40 born IN, father born in Ky mother in NC, James F. 20 IN, Francis M. 19, George W. 14

 

Occupation: Farm Laborer

 

Children of JACOB PIERCE and LUCINDA are:

i. JAMES F.5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1860, Indiana.

ii. FRANCIS M. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1861, Parke County, Indiana.

iii. GEORGE W. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1866, Parke County, Indiana.

 

 

74. WILLIAM A. D.4 PIERCE (HENRY C.3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born February 04, 1830 in Carter County, TN, and died January 24, 1912 in Carter County, TN. He married (1) CELIA ANN LEWIS December 30, 1856 in Carter County TN., daughter of WILLIAM LEWIS and MARY GOODWIN. She was born November 14, 1837 in Butler, Johnson County, TN, and died February 25, 1891 in Carter County, TN. He married (2) MARY ADELIA LACEY June 18, 1893 in Carter County TN.. She was born March 1839.

 

Notes for WILLIAM A. D. PIERCE:

1880 Carter County Census: William A 50 TN TN TN, Cealy Ann TN NC TN, Thomas 22, Nancy L 19, Elijah 17, Mary E 15, Cornelia J. John Allen 10, Wilburn H 8, Orley 8, Ety 6, William L 2, Joel c 3/12

 

1900 Carter County Census: William A Pierce 70, born 1830, Mary A 1839, W.H. 1872, Willie L 1877, Lucy Pierce 6 (1893) granddaughter

 

Tombstone reads: B. W. A. D. Pierce b. 2-4-1830 d. 1-24-1912

 

Deed Book N page 158-159 William A.D Pierce and John T. Pierce bought land for $400 form Valentine Bowers on February 9, 1855

 

More About WILLIAM A. D. PIERCE: Burial: Pearce Cemetery , Siam

Cause of Death: Brights disease, kidneys

 

Children of WILLIAM PIERCE and CELIA LEWIS are:

189. i. THOMAS JAMES5 PIERCE, b. August 29, 1857, Carter County, TN; d. January 26, 1920, Carter County, TN.

190. ii. HANCY LUVINA PIERCE, b. November 29, 1860, Carter County, Tennessee.

191. iii. ELIJAH SIMERLY PIERCE, b. April 17, 1863, Carter County, TN; d. January 21, 1943, Carter County, TN.

192. iv. MARY E. PIERCE, b. January 22, 1865.

193. v. CORNELIA J. PIERCE, b. July 16, 1867, Carter County, TN; d. July 13, 1953, Carter County, TN.

vi. JOHN ALLEN PIERCE, b. December 1869, Carter County, TN; m. HANNAH YOUNCE, April 07, 1894, Carter County TN..

vii. ORLIA B. PIERCE, b. March 09, 1872; d. April 27, 1900, Carter County, TN; m. S.G. NAVE, July 08, 1894, Carter County .

194. viii. WILBURN H. PIERCE, b. March 09, 1872, Carter County, TN; d. April 26, 1916, Carter County, TN.

ix. ETTA PIERCE, b. 1874.

195. x. WILLIAM LEWIS PIERCE, b. 1877, Carter County, TN; d. 1948, Carter County, TN.

xi. JOEL CARRIGAN PIERCE, b. May 10, 1880, Carter County, TN; d. May 03, 1881, Carter County, TN.

 

 

75. ROBERT S.4 PIERCE (HENRY C.3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1838 in Carter County, TN, and died in Kentucky. He married NANCY HARRIETT GREENE. She was born May 16, 1837 in TN, and died January 11, 1920 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for ROBERT S. PIERCE:

Civil War: Pierce Robert S.: corporal, Company B; age 27; born: Carter County; enrolled at Strawberry Plains, October 1, 1863; mustered-in at Kingston, October 1, 1863; promoted to corporal, November 1,

1864; discharged , August 2, 1865. He served in the Union Army. Forgotten Soldiers: History of the 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment 1863-1865 p 118 by Eddie Nikazy

 

More About NANCY HARRIETT GREENE: Burial: Pearce Cemetery #3, Hampton, TN, Not much is kmown about this Robert. There are probably more children.

Children of ROBERT PIERCE and NANCY GREENE are:

i. JAMMIE F.5 PIERCE, b. August 19, 1864, Carter County, TN; d. November 26, 1867, Carter County, TN. Burial: Pearce Cemetery #3, Hampton, TN

196. ii. GEORGE CHESTNUT PIERCE, b. August 10, 1873, Kentucky; d. November 10, 1945, Carter County, TN.

iii. W. M. PIERCE, b. August 02, 1861; d. March 30, 1934; Burial: West Virginia

Cause of Death: Asthma Carter County death record 7491

 

 

76. CHRISTIAN ANDERSON A.4 PIERCE (HENRY C.3, JOHN2, HARDY1) was born 1847, and died in Washington County, TN. He married MARTHA J. B. CROW December 23, 1869 in Carter County TN., daughter of THOMAS CROW and ELVA MCQUEEN. She was born July 29, 1852, and died April 02, 1915 in Johnson City, Washington County, TN.

 

Notes for CHRISTIAN ANDERSON A. PIERCE:

Civil War: Pierce, Christian A. A.: private, Company H; age: 18; enrolled at Elizabethton, November 1, 1864; mustered in at Knoxville, March 2, 1865; discharged, August 2, 1865; file contains enlistment papers. He fought on Union side.

 

1870 Carter Co Census: Pierce Christian N. N. 23 TN dry goods clerk, Martha J. 18 TN, John T. 38 dry goods merchant (brother to Christian)

1880 Carter Co Census: Pierce Crisley A. 33, Martha A 27, John T. 9, Eliza L 7, Robert C 5, Sarah C. 2

Children of CHRISTIAN PIERCE and MARTHA CROW are:

i. BERTIE V.5 PIERCE, b. February 18, 1890, Carter County, TN; d. May 10, 1890, Carter County, TN.

Notes for BERTIE V. PIERCE: Tombstone reads: Bertie V. Pearce son of C. and M.J. Pearce born 2-18 1890 d 5-10-1890\

ii. JOHN T. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1871.

iii. ELIZA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1873.

iv. ROBERT C. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1875.

v. SARAH C. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1878.

vi. WILLIE FRANKLIN PIERCE, b. August 11, 1886, Carter County, TN; d. August 14, 1886, Carter County, TN. Burial: Pearce Cemetery , Siam

 

82. MATILDA CROSS (MARY "POLLY"3 PIERCE, HARDY2, HARDY1) was born 1821 in Ky, and died 1883. She married WILLIAM BAILEY PIERCE, son of ARTHUR PIERCE and NANCY TOMPKINS. He was born Abt. 1820 in Washington County, TN.

 

CENSUS: 1850 Overton Co TN, Pearce, William 30 TN farmer, Matilda 29 KY, Nancy 7, Joseph 2

 

Children are listed above under (13) William Bailey Pierce.

 

83. COLUMBUS WILLIAM4 PIERCE (SION BENJAMIN J.3, HARDY2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1828 in Carter County, TN, and died Bet. 1880 - 1886 in Pickett County, TN. He married SARAH CATHERINE GODSEY. She was born July 1837, and died September 24, 1906 in pickett County, TN.

 

Columbus Pierce was a blacksmith in Sullivan Co. TN, Overton Co. TN , and later in Pickett Co TN.

He was left blind in one eye after a piece of hot metal he was shaping with a hammer flew up and hit him in the eye. Columbus was a charter member of Smyrna United Baptist Church.

 

CENSUS: 1870 Overton Co TN, Pierce Columbus W. 41 TN farmer, Sarah C. 37, William K. 18, Robert P. 16, Elizabeth 14, Sarah L. 11, James A. 9, Lucinda E. 7, John A. 5, Sion J. 2, Henry 1

More About COLUMBUS WILLIAM PIERCE: Burial: Bloomington, Pickett, Tennessee, Cross/Pierce Cem

Children of COLUMBUS PIERCE and SARAH GODSEY are:

i. WILLIAM KEEN5 PIERCE, b. May 25, 1851, Sullivan County, TN; d. December 21, 1939.

ii. ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. 1856; m. HENRY GARRETT.

iii. SARAPHINE "FINE" PIERCE, b. November 02, 1859; d. September 20, 1905.

iv. ROBERT P. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1854.

v. JAMES A. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1861.

vi. LUCINDA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1862.

vii. JOHN A. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1865.

viii. SION J. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1867.

ix. HENRY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1869.

 

 

84. MALINDA4 PIERCE (JOHN MORTON3, HARDY2, HARDY1) was born 1831 in Overton, TN. She married (1) T.J. MCCLENNAN. She married (2) JAMES MONROE TOMPKINS 1849 in Fentress, TN, son of WILLIAM TOMPKINS and ELIZABETH MORLEY. He was born July 01, 1828, and died December 05, 1860 in Fentress, TN.

 

Notes for JAMES MONROE TOMPKINS:

It had been terrible cold and a Tompkins man from Armathwaite set out to see about his neighbor that lived some miles away to learn how the family was faring. He failed to return when he was expected , so some of the men of the neighborhood set out to find him. They could follow his tracks in the snow. The man killed about 7 deer and had hung them up, but he had failed to take precautions for his own life. He was found sitting against a tree frozen to death.

The place of the man's death later became a field in the William Goad homestead of the Joe's Branch area of the Mount Helen Community. William Goad moved to this area about 1866.

The only hint as to the name of the Tompkins man is according to family records, James Monroe Tompkins died December 5, 1860. He lived not far from the present day Range Cemetery. The widow and children left there about the time of the Civil War, so no particulars of his death are known.

 

CENSUS: 1860 Fentress Co TN , James Thompkins 31, Farmer, Melinda 29 , Mary J. E. 10, George 8, William D 6, Louisa C 4, Sarah S 1

Children of MALINDA PIERCE and JAMES TOMPKINS are:

i. MARY5 TOMPKINS, b. Abt. 1850.

ii. GEORGE TOMPKINS, b. Abt. 1852.

iii. WILLIAM D. TOMPKINS, b. Abt. 1854.

iv. LOUISA TOMPKINS, b. Abt. 1856.

v. SARAH TOMPKINS, b. Abt. 1859.

 

 

85. SAMUEL BRINTON4 PIERCE (JOHN MORTON3, HARDY2, HARDY1) was born April 23, 1833 in Overton, TN, and died September 10, 1910. He married MARY ANNE TOMPKINS March 03, 1856 in Overton, TN. She was born January 27, 1831 in Johnson County, TN.

 

Notes for SAMUEL BRINTON PIERCE:

Civil War : Enlisted in Pulaski County Kentucky on Oct 10, 1861 in Company D, 12th KY, commanded by colonel W.A. Hoskins. He left at Somerset, KY as a teamster, he later rejoined captain Frogg's company D Brigade as a Waggoner from Nov 1862 to April 1863, he was a division teamster at General Thomas' headquarters. In November 1864 he was guarding prisoners. He mustered out in Louisville, KY on Feb 3 1865, after being declared disabled in Nashville. He began writing a series "Recollections of the War" for the Allardt Gazette on November 17, 1892. He died of dropsy and heart disease. He is buried in the Welch Cemetery.

 

Sam and Mary Ann moved to the Armathwaite Community in the spring of 1857. Their home was near the old Huntsville Road and about a mile north of the present day Center Bell Separate Baptist Church.

 

RELIGION: Samuel and Mary Ann were charter members of the Fellowship United Baptist Church when it was organized in July 1857. Sam was ordained as a minister by this church in July 1859. He served on the presbytery when the Mount Olive and the Mount Helen United Baptist Churches were organized. Sam also served the Mount Helen Church for several months when it was an arm of the Fellowship Church. His pastoral duties includes all three of these churches.

 

When the Civil War erupted, it soon became apparent what the area was no place for a Union man. Rebels were everywhere. Sam stayed in hiding for a few months, but decided something else had to be done. He was going to fight for the Union cause. First, he must get his wife and 3 small children - the oldest about 4 - to safer quarters. Her parents lived about 8 miles below where Byrdstown now stands. To get her there required an indirect route because rebels guarded the nearest route. The family loaded their belongings into the wagon and started. Near the Sharp Place, they were stopped by rebel guards who questioned Sam about his moving. Sam gave truthful answers to the questions and they finally let him continue to Wayne Co KY. From here , he went over into Clinton Co. and then down into Overton Co. finally arriving at his father-in-laws. Here it was hoped the wife and children would have some care and protection. Sam bid farewell to his family. This was Sept. 1861. In Oct. 1861, Sam enlisted in Company D, 12th Kentucky Infantry where he served as corporal. Very shortly, he and several others came down with the Measles and were hospitalized. He had barely recovered sufficiently to travel when his company was sent to near Somerset, KY. Several weeks passed. He along with one or two more had been sent to repair the railroad bridge near Somerset and were there when the Battle of Fishing Creek was fought and General Zollicoffer was killed. Sam served 40 months in the Union Army and was in the Chattanooga area when these important battles were fought. Sam drew a pension for his service in the army.

After the war, Sam and Mary Ann lived in Overton Co, then moved to Clinton Co KY. They returned to the Armathwaite area in 1871.

Sam must have been a stickler for factual information. It was due to his efforts that additional notes were placed in the Fellowship Church record about church activities that transpired, but were not recorded due to the unstable conditions during the Civil War. Some of these additions are of upmost importance for anyone seeking local history. One of the most important and lasting effect Sam did was his being community news writer in "The Allardt Tribune" for a number of years. He was good in telling of current events. Many items are found in his news that are available no where else. Also, a series of articles were printed in the same paper entitled, "Recollections of the War." These are excellent, but unfortunately, many issues are missing. History of Fentress Co TN

He began writing "Recollections of the War" series for the Allardt Gazette on 17 Nov 1892.

 

MILITARY: He enlisted in Pulaski Co., KY as a musician, on 10 Oct 1861, in Company D, 12th KY, USA, commanded by Colonel W. A. Hoskins, for 3 years. Left at Somerset, KY as teamster, he later rejoined Captain Frogg's Company D Brigade waggoner from November 1862 to April 1863, he was division teamster at General Thomas' headquarters.

In Nov 1863, unable to get past Jamestown into Pickett to visit his wife, he stayed with Armathwaite neighbors and spent 2 nights with his father, who happened to be at home from the army. In November 1864, he was guarding prisoners. In December 1864 he was absent - sick at Nashville since Nov. 15. Corporal, May 1864 . Relieved at Chattanooga, February 1864, from detached service with Signal Corps. Mustered out in Louisville, KY on 3 Feb. 1865 after being declared completely disabled at Nashville.

He applied for a pension on 1 April 1880. #353582 certificate # 326099 On 23 Dec. 1897, The Fentress County Gazette reported "The pension of S. B. Pierce of Armathwaite has recently been increased from $14.00 to $17.00 per month.

 

CENSUS: 1860 Fentress Co TN Pierce, Samuel B. 27 TN farmer, Mary A. 29 TN, James M 3 born in KY, Sarah E 2 born in TN, William E. 11/12 TN

Census: 1870 Clinton County Kentucky: 227. PIERCE, Samuel B, 37, farmer, TN; Mary A, 39, TN; James A, 13, KY; Sarah F, 11, TN; Samuel J, 8, TN; Loretta J, 4, TN;Alonzo L, 3, KY

CENSUS: 1880 Fentress Co TN, Pierce Samuel B. 47 TN, Mary A 49 TN, James J 28 Ky, Sary E 22 TN, Samuel J 18 TN, Lorettra I 14 TN, Lonzo L 12 TN, Mary M 8 TN, Jackson E 2 TN

 

More About SAMUEL BRINTON PIERCE:

Cause of Death: Dropsy and Heart disease

Children of SAMUEL PIERCE and MARY TOMPKINS are:

i. JAMES M.5 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1857, KY.

ii. SARAH PIERCE, b. Abt. 1858, TN.

iii. WILLIAM E. PIERCE, b. 1859, Tennessee.

iv. SAMUEL PIERCE, b. Abt. 1862, Tennessee.

v. LORETTA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1866, Tennessee.

vi. ALONZO L. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1867, Kentucky.

vii. MARY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1872.

viii. JACKSON PIERCE, b. Abt. 1878.

 

 

87. SUSANNA MARILDA4 TOMPKINS (SARAH "SALLY"3 PIERCE, HARDY2, HARDY1) was born October 07, 1841 in Overton, TN, and died August 24, 1863 in Illinois. She married HENRY NATHAN PIERCE March 22, 1860, son of ARTHUR PIERCE and MARY MARBREY. He was born April 17, 1834 in Overton, TN, and died December 12, 1902 in Clinton, KY.

 

Children are listed above under (17) Henry Nathan Pierce.

 

88. DANIEL WEBSTER LIPPS (ELIZABETH3 PIERCE, HARDY2, HARDY1) was born 1847 in Carter County, TN, and died January 24, 1929 in Carter County, TN. He married (1) MAHALA. She was born Abt. 1856, and died 1879. He married (2) CALLIE ARNOLD 1888. She was born 1865, and died 1947.

 

Notes for DANIEL WEBSTER LIPPS:

1880 Carter County Census: Daniel Lipps (works for Knox Car W. Co) 31, Mahala 24, Martha 7, Phebe 6, William 4, Isaac 1

1900 Carter County Census: Daniel Lipps 52, Callie 38 ( had 3 children) married 12 years, Isaac 21, Elizabeth 26, James 10, Maggie 8, Berthy 4, Eliza 2, Claude Arnold (nephew) 1883 age 17 ( Callie's son) If Claude was a nephew, his father must have been John Lipps

( Callie says she had 3 childen and 3 living married 12 year)

Bertha Lipps bible record lists Claude Arnold as a half brother

 

More About DANIEL WEBSTER LIPPS:

Cause of Death: Dropsy death record # 4268

Children of DANIEL LIPPS and MAHALA are:

i. MARTHA ELLEN5 LIPPS, b. Abt. 1873.

ii. PHEBE ELIZABETH LIPPS, b. 1874; m. TAYLOR.

iii. WILLIAM LIPPS, b. April 1877; m. KITTY.

iv. ISAAC LIPPS, b. February 16, 1879, Carter County, TN; d. July 20, 1940.

Children of DANIEL LIPPS and CALLIE ARNOLD are:

v. JAMES5 LIPPS, b. September 1889.

vi. MAGGIE LIPPS, b. 1892; m. PETERS.

vii.BERTHA LIPPS, b. June 05, 1896, Carter County, TN; d. April 29, 1984; m. JOHN MILLARD MORLAND

; b. September 07, 1882, Carter County, TN; d. March 16, 1956, Carter County, TN. Burial: Ensor Cemetery

viii. ROBERT LIPPS.

ix. ELIZA LIPPS, b. Abt. 1898.

Generation No. 5

 

89. MARY E.5 PIERCE (TENNESSEE C.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1849 in Carter County, Tennessee. She married ELIHU WILLIAMS December 31, 1868 in Carter County TN., son of PLEASANT WILLIAMS and LEVICY PIERCE. He was born Abt. 1847 in Tennessee.

 

Notes for ELIHU WILLIAMS:

1870 Carter County Census: Elihue Williams 22 Tn, Mary E 21, Martha A 8/12

1880 Carter County Census: Elihu Williams 33, Mary 31, Martha 10, Cameron 4, Armstrong 1

Children of MARY PIERCE and ELIHU WILLIAMS are:

i. MARTHA A.6 WILLIAMS, b. 1869.

ii. CAMERON WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1875.

iii. ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1879.

 

 

90. ARMSTEAD P.5 PIERCE (TENNESSEE C.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 04, 1851 in TN, and died October 14, 1920 in Carter County, TN. He married MINNIE A. PIERCE Abt. 1880, daughter of HENRY PIERCE and FRANKIE LEWIS. She was born February 14, 1861 in TN, and died 1912 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for ARMSTEAD P. PIERCE:

1900 Carter County Census: A.P. Pierce 49, Minnie A 39, Rhoda E 1882, Walker J.1885 , Rebeckie 1888, Frankie 1892, Winnie 1896

1910 Carter County Census: Armstead 59 married 28 years, 7 children 5 living, Minnie 48, Frankie J. 16 Beckie 18 (2 kids 2 living) Nettie (granddaughter) 3, Lorence 1 grandson

1920 Carter County Census: Armstead P. Pierce 67, widower) Frankie Pierce 27, Winnie 23, Worlie 3 2/12 (grandson) Christine Pierce 7 (granddaughter)

 

January 1904 Store record at W. C. Pierce's store

January 2, Ax .75

January 18, Tobacco .10 tacks .05

Feb 6, tobacco .10

Feb. 8, Coffee .15

Feb 11 Coffee .16 tobacco .10

February 14 Tobacco .10 socks .10

February 24, 1905, Armstead traded a days work ( .55) , ax handle (.15) and pulp wood (1.25) for credit on his store bill.

March 9 , coffee .15

March 11 Tobacco .10

March 15 meat .50

March 15 traded wood for credit on his bill

April 1905, He paid $ 1.00 for mule work,

May 1905, he bought beans, tobacco, coffee, bacon, flour, and a lard bucket,

The lard bucket was 15 cents

June 19, 1905 Credit by bark 1.01, tobacco , paid Sam Justice 2.00

June 5 1905, work one day paid 1.00 credit for bill

June 6, 1905 - work one day 1.10

June 10 - tobacco .20, for mule work .20

June 15 Bacon .55, to order Smith Bros. .90 credit by chickens .65

June 19 Tobacco .20, flour .75, Credit by Sam Justice 3.80

More About ARMSTEAD P. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce Cemetery #3, Butler, TN

Cause of Death: Brights Disease death record #235

 

Children of ARMSTEAD PIERCE and MINNIE PIERCE are:

202. i. RHODA E.6 PIERCE, b. 1882, Carter County, Tennessee.

203. ii. JEFFREY WALKER PIERCE, b. November 28, 1885, Carter County, TN; d. August 14, 1965, Washington County, Tennessee.

204. iii. REBECCA PIERCE, b. May 1888, Carter County, TN; d. Abt. 1913, Carter County, TN.

205. iv. FRANKIE JANE PIERCE, b. November 1892, Carter County, TN; d. November 07, 1962, Carter County, TN.

v. WINNIE PIERCE, b. February 1896. Never married

 

 

91. LEVI E. PIERCE (TENNESSEE C.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1857 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died Bef. 1889 in Carter County, Tennessee. He married SARAH J. MCQUEEN Abt. 1881, daughter of WILLIAM MCQUEEN and REBECCA MORLEY. She was born December 1860 in Johnson County, TN, and died August 21, 1927 in Carter County, Tennessee.

 

More About SARAH J. MCQUEEN: Burial: Buckles Cemetery

Cause of Death: Claimed, paralysis death record # 17059

Children of LEVI PIERCE and SARAH MCQUEEN are:

206. i. FANNIE PIERCE, b. August 1883, TN.

ii. CHARLES L. PIERCE, b. October 1882.

 

 

92. JACKSON D. C.5 PIERCE (TENNESSEE C.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born November 01, 1858 in Carter County, TN, and died October 24, 1925 in Carter County, TN. He married (1) NANCY JANE BOWERS January 20, 1878 in Carter County TN. She was born April 18, 1858 in Tennessee, and died 1898 in Carter County, TN. He married (2) ELIZA WILLIAMS October 20, 1907 in Carter County TN.. She was born Abt. 1893.

 

Notes for JACKSON D. C. PIERCE: Carter County Marriage records has Virginia Bowers, Tombstone says Nancy B.

1880 Carter County Census: Jackson Pearce 21, Nancy J 22, Nathaniel 1

1900 Census Carter County, Jackson Pierce born Feb 1859, Callie April 1881, Eldridge June 1883, John B March 1886, Clark December 1888, Joseph H. December 1896

1910: Jackson Pierce 51, Lizie (wife) 18

1920 Carter County Census: Jackson C. Pierce 61, Eliza 27 (wife) , Mary 11, Jace 5, Jane 2

JACKSON PIERCE: Burial: Buckles Cemetery 2. Eldridge (Clark's son), Gilbert Wilson, Eldridge (Jackson's son)

Cause of Death: Mitral Regurgitation of heart - death record # 228

Children of JACKSON PIERCE and JANE BOWERS are:

207. i. CALLIE PIERCE, b. November 27, 1880, Carter County, TN.

208. ii. ELDRIDGE G. PIERCE, b. June 06, 1883, Carter County, Tennessee; d. March 1965, Florida.

209. iii. JOHN BOOHER PIERCE, b. March 03, 1886, Carter County, TN; d. October 19, 1969.

210. iv. CLARK PIERCE, b. December 1888, Tennessee. d. 1955

211. v. JOSEPH H. PIERCE, b. December 16, 1896, Carter County, Tennessee; d. August 06, 1952, Carter County, Tennessee.

vi. NATHANIEL T. C. PIERCE, b. October 17, 1878.

Children of JACKSON PIERCE and ELIZA WILLIAMS are:

vii. JUNE6 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1918; m. ELLIOTT.

viii. MOSSIE PIERCE, b. March 30, 1920, d. October 1999, m.1st Ruble WILSON, 2nd Abe Buckles, d. 1990

ix. JACKSON C. "J.C." PIERCE, b. 1913, d. 1990

x. CARL PIERCE.

xi. MAY PIERCE, b. September 07, 1908, Carter County, TN; m. VANDEVENTER.

xii. GRANT PIERCE.

 

 

93. ARIZILLA5 PIERCE (WILLIAM A.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1850 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died Abt. 1885 in Carter County, TN. She married FREDERICK J. CRUMLEY January 11, 1866 in Carter County TN.. He was born May 1847 in Tennessee.

 

Notes for FREDERICK J. CRUMLEY:

1870 Carter County Census: Fredrick Crumley 23 TN, Arzilla 20, Elihue 3

1880 Carter County Census: Frederick Crumley 33, Arazilla 30, Elihu J 13

1900 Carter County Census: Frederick Crumbley 53, Mag 44, Eston A 7, Isaac Williams ? born 10- 1881 age 19

1920 Carter County Census: Frederick J. Crumley 73, Maggie 64

 

 

Child of ARIZILLA PIERCE and FREDERICK CRUMLEY is:

212. i. ELIHU J. CRUMLEY, b. November 1866, Carter County, Tennessee.

 

 

94. JACOB CAMERON PIERCE (WILLIAM A.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1852 in Carter County, TN, and died July 05, 1937 in Carter County, TN. He married AMANDA OLIVER September 23, 1875 in Carter County TN., daughter of CHRISTIAN OLIVER and MARGARET PHARR. She was born 1860 in Carter County, TN, and died 1945 in Carter County, TN. Burial: Buckles Cemetery

 

Notes for JACOB CAMERON PIERCE:

1910 Carter Co. Census: J.C. Pierce 56 (married 32 years, 4 children born and 4 living) Manda 51, Houston 29, Chris 23, Nora 4 (grdaughr)

1920 Carter County Census: Jacob C. Pierce 67, Amanda 59, Chrisley 36, Maggie (daughter in law) 23, Helen (granddaughter) 1 3/12

 

Obituary: Elizabethton Star: Cameron Pierce age 85, died at his home on Watauga Valley Monday morning. Funeral services conducted Tuesday at the home with Rev. John Pierce officiating. Mr Pierce has been ill for the past year. Survivors include his wife and a daughter Mrs Jake Pierce of Elizabethton, 3 sons, Houston and Christley Pierce of Watauga Valley and Murray Pierce of Bristol.

Children of JACOB PIERCE and AMANDA OLIVER are:

213. i. LILLIE E PIERCE, b. March 16, 1878, Carter County, TN; d. May 07, 1960, Carter County, TN.

214. ii. HOUSTON P. PIERCE, b. February 1880, Carter County, TN.

iii. MURRAY PIERCE, d. Aft. 1937.

215. iv. CHRISLEY PIERCE, b. August 14, 1889, Carter County, Tennessee; d. April 02, 1981, Carter County, TN.

 

 

95. GRIFFIN P.5 PIERCE (WILLIAM A.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born November 11, 1854 in Carter Co. Tn., and died June 16, 1934 in Carter Co. Tn.. He married NANCY L. L. PIERCE December 21, 1878 in Carter County TN., daughter of WILLIAM PIERCE and SARAH DUGGER. She was born December 18, 1862 in Carter Co. Tn., and died July 14, 1917 in Carter Co. Tn.. Pierce, Nancy)

 

1900 Carter County Census: Griffin P. Pierce , L.L. 1862 married 23 yr (7 children, 7 living) William b. 1880, James B. 1882, John R. 1884, Ollie C. 1886, Ethel 1892, David D. 1895, Tina 1897

1910 Carter County Census: Griffin P. Pierce (7 children and 7 living) Sarah J. Pierce (mother in Law) 74 widowed , 4 children and 1 living

1920 Census Carter County: Griffin P, Pierce (farmer) 65, Berry 37 widowed (farm laborer), Sarah J. Pierce, widowed (mother-in- Law) 82

picture 1. Griffin, Nancy, 2. Nancy, Lorina Pierce Myers , Griffin , 3. Griffin and Nancy

 

1905 Store Record at W. C. Pierce's store

G.P. Pierce

January - credit by meat 1.60

coffee .25

liniment .25

January 5 - Leather .13 Springs .05, pop .05, coffee .25, candy .20

January 12 nails .08,

January 22- belt .09,

January 25 - coffee .25

March 1, Paid Dan Pierce 1.72

Paid Haze Pressnell .25

file .15

credit by D.G. M. (david garfield matherly)

 

More About GRIFFIN P. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TN

Cause of Death: Broncho Pneumonia

 

Notes for NANCY L. L. PIERCE:

Willaim C. Pierce's store record

January 31 1905 - thread .05, credit by lard .45

February 1, peanuts .05, Feb 8 sugar .15, credit by chicken (3.00)

Feb 11 cotton .25, calico .45 Cotton cloth .48, coffee .16, overalls .30

Feb 15 cough remedy and sugar .40 paid Vicy Berry .10

Feb 25 Snuff, sugar and oil tobacco and ginger

March 2 - cotton .25, snuff .10, credit by chicnen

March 9 Coffee

March 13 Cotton .50 Cotton Cloth .45 Cochran .95

paid by Sam Pierce .45

March 24 oatmeal and tomatoes, thread gum, soap, coffee. cotton, ruberpan, sssnuff, oatmeal, matches, soda, comb, sugar, stockings, thread

More About NANCY L. L. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, Butler, TN

Cause of Death: heart disease death record # 171

Children of GRIFFIN PIERCE and NANCY PIERCE are:

216. i. WILLIAM CRUMLEY PIERCE, b. September 02, 1880, CarterCounty TN; d. February 20, 1959, Johnson County TN.

ii. JAMES BERRY PIERCE, b. April 25, 1882, Carter County, TN; d. May 03, 1960, Carter County, TN; m. ELLEN RICHARDSON, March 14, 1912, Carter County TN..

Burial: Butler Memorial Cemetery, Butler, TN

217. iii. JOHN R. PIERCE, b. March 24, 1884, Carter County, TN; d. July 02, 1972, Carter County, TN.

218. iv. OLLIE COLLINS PIERCE, b. January 20, 1887, Carter Co. Tn.; d. June 01, 1977, Carter Co. Tn..

219. v. ETHEL E. PIERCE, b. October 1892, Carter Co. Tn..

220. vi. DONLEY DAVID PIERCE, b. January 23, 1894, Carter Co. Tn.; d. October 23, 1974, Carter County, TN.

221. vii. TINY MAE PIERCE, b. May 02, 1897, Carter County, Tennessee; d. May 02, 1933, Carter County, Tennessee.

 

Picture: Berry Pierce taken 1967

96. LORINA V. PIERCE (WILLIAM A.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 1859 in Carter County, TN, and died March 09, 1920 in Carter County, TN. She married SAMUEL MURRY MYERS, son of CHRISTIAN MYERS and PHEBE HARDIN. He was born January 1857 in Carter County, Tennessee.

Death Cert. LORINA V. PIERCE:

Cause of Death: Tuberculosis and Pneumonia - death record # 93

 

Notes for SAMUEL MURRY MYERS:

1880 Carter County Census: Samuel M. Myers 23 Lorina V 21, William A 3, Doria Bell 1

1900 Carter County Census: Murry Myers 43, Lorina 41, John C. 17, Criss D. 15 Arlie B 14, Mollie 10, Andy 9, Magie 3 ( married 24 years 13 kids 9 living)

1920 Carter County Census: Lorina V Myers 1920

 

Children of LORINA PIERCE and SAMUEL MYERS are:

222. i. WILLIAM A. MYERS, b. December 1876, Carter County, Tennessee.

ii. DORIA BELL MYERS, b. Abt. 1879.

iii. JOHN C. MYERS, b. October 1882.

iv. CHRISTIAN D. MYERS, b. December 1884.

v. ARLIE B. MYERS, b. January 1886.

vi. MOLLIE MYERS, b. April 1890.

vii. ANDY MYERS, b. August 1891.

viii. MAGIE MYERS, b. November 1896.

 

 

97. PLEASANT W.5 PIERCE (WILLIAM A.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born February 1862 in Carter County, TN, and died February 08, 1937 in Carter County, TN. He married (1) SARAH "SALLIE" BOWERS Abt. 1886, daughter of DAVID BOWERS and MARTHA CROW. She was born 1868 in Carter County, TN, and died Abt. 1895 in Carter County, Tennessee. He married (2) CALLIE BOWERS October 04, 1896 in Carter County TN., daughter of ISAAC BOWERS and RACHEL BUCKLES. She was born 1871 in Carter County, TN, and died Bef. 1920 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for PLEASANT W. PIERCE:

1900 Carter County Census: P.W. Pierce 2/1862 age 38 TN TN TN, Callie C. 3/1868, Grant 1885, Mollie 12/1889 , Sellmer 3/1888 Lillie 4/1893, Martin 9/1896, Laura 5/1900 (callie had 3 children, and all 3 children were living)

1910 Carter County Census: Pleasant Pierce 48 (married twice), Callie 43 (married twice), Martin 12, Laura 9, Reese 5 , Selma Bowers (step daughter) 23

1920 Carter County Census: Pleasant W. Pierce 57, Martin 22, Shinola (daughter-in-law) 15, Reece 15

1930 Carter County Census: Shelby Oliver 32 , Laura 29, Pauline 10, Earline 7, Eveline 3, P.W. Pearce 68( father-in-law), Walter Oliver brother 18

 

David Bowers and Isaac Bowers were brothers. They were the sons of Daniel Stover Bowers (see # 40 Eliza Pierce and M. Bowers for more info on Bowers family)

 

Pleasant and first wife, Sallie had children. His first wife and a baby died in childbirth.

Minnie born 1889 was probably their child. She is living with (Sallie's mother) Martha Bowers in 1900.

 

Callie ( 2nd wife) cousin of Sallie Bowers Pierce lived with Pleasant and helped care for the children. She had Martin Pierce 4 days before she married Pleasant.

 

Obituary: Elizabethton Star: Pless Pierce 75, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Shelby Oliver of Blue Springs, Monday night at 8 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon. Survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Oliver, Mrs Lillie Smith, Mrs Mollie Jenkins; 3 sons, Grant PIerce, Martin Pierce and Reece Pierce

 

More About PLEASANT W. PIERCE: Burial: Bowers Cemetery

Cause of Death: pneumonia

 

More About CALLIE BOWERS:

Cause of Death: Cancer

Children of PLEASANT PIERCE and SARAH BOWERS are:

i. MOLLIE PIERCE, b. May 09, 1887, Carter County, TN; d. April 03, 1941, Johnson County, TN; m. DAVID JENKINS, February 25, 1902, Carter County TN.; b. 1880; d. 1949.Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TN

 

1920 Carter Co. Census, district 9: David Jenkins 40, Mollie 30, Sexton 13, Omer 10, Luther 2

1930 Carter County, district 1, Census: David D. Jenkins 51, Mollie 40, Sexton 19, Omar J 17, Luther D 9, Conley V 5

death cert

death record: Mollie Jenkins wife of David Jenkins,born May 9, 1887 parents Pleas Pierce , carter county, and Sallie Bowers (carter County) burial Matherly Cemetery died April 3, 1941 Tombstone Reads: Mollie Jenkins 1886-1941

Cause of Death: Cardio nephritis, death record # 8885

 

223. ii. LILLIE PIERCE, b. April 1893, Carter County, TN.

224. iii. ULYSSES GRANT PIERCE, b. September 26, 1885, Carter County, TN; d. August 22, 1970, Washington County, TN.

Children of PLEASANT PIERCE and CALLIE BOWERS are:

225. iv. REECE PIERCE, b. June 29, 1905, Carter County, TN; d. May 1975, Cincinatti, Hamilton County, Ohio.

226. v. LAURA BELL PIERCE, b. June 06, 1900, Carter County, TN; d. December 17, 1992, Carter County, TN.

227. vi. MARTIN DANIEL PIERCE, b. September 30, 1896, Carter County, Tennessee; d. March 12, 1988, Carter County, TN.

vii. SELMA BOWERS, b. March 1888; Stepchild.

 

 

98. ELIHU WILLIAMS (LEVICY4 PIERCE, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1847 in Tennessee. He married MARY E. PIERCE December 31, 1868 in Carter County TN., daughter of TENNESSEE PIERCE and PHEBE JENKINS. She was born Abt. 1849 in Carter County, Tennessee.

 

1870 Carter County Census: Elihue Williams 22 Tn, Mary E 21, Martha A 8/12

1880 Carter County Census: Elihu Williams 33, Mary 31, Martha 10, Cameron 4, Armstrong 1

Children are listed above under (89) Mary E. Pierce.

 

99. CELIA WILLIAMS (LEVICY4 PIERCE, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born January 13, 1854 in Carter Co. Tn., and died April 10, 1943 in Carter Co. Tn.. She married THOMAS J. BUCKLES April 22, 1869 in Carter County TN., son of WILLIAM BUCKLES and CATHERINE JONES. He was born February 06, 1850 in Carter Co. Tn., and died June 21, 1926 in Carter Co. Tn..

 

Notes for CELIA WILLIAMS:

Celia is remembered as having an excellent memory up until her death in 1943. She had vivid memories of the Civil War era. She boasted of having 54 grandchildren and lived to see 11 of them enter Military service for WWII

picture 1- Thomas and Celia Picture 2 - William & Catherine Buckles

 

1900 Carter County Census: Thomas Buckles 1849, Celia 1854, Frank 1879, Julia 1881, Henry 1883, Alfred 1886, Clyde 1894

 

Notes for THOMAS J. BUCKLES:

Occupation: farmer and Horse trainer

 

Thomas's father, William Buckles worked for the Virginia Iron, Coal, and Coke Company and acquired a large tract of land from them in the 10th Civil District of Carter County, Tennessee, in 1840 (Willow Springs area). In 1831, he married Catherine Jones (B. 1812), daughter of Thomas Jones and Susannah Ramsey. William Buckles father was Abraham Buckles, Jr, next was Abraham Sr, b. 1736 and then Robert Buckles (Thomas's great great grandfather) born b 1702 Yorkshire England and wife Ann Brown.

Robert Buckles was the grandson of Sir Christopher Buckle who died in July, 1594, while Lord Mayor of London. Robert was the second son of a wealthy England landlord . Robert left England for America in 1719 at age 17. Robert made friends with a ship's crew in order to obtain passage. The crew stowed him away in one of the ballast barrels and he evaded officers who came on board to search the ship. He spent 13 years in Pennsylvania and married Ann Brown. Ann was from a very prominent Pennsylvania family. Ann's grandfather, Daniel Brown, was a member of the First Pennsylvania Assembly in 1683 and the Brown family farm was adjacent to that of William Penn. Ann Brown was a member of the Quaker community, but relinquished her Quaker faith to marry Robert in 1727.

Robert and Ann Buckles migrated with 15 other families, all or most of whom were Quakers, to Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1727. At the time of Robert Buckles's death in 1790, his land holdings had grown to 2,090 acres.

From HISTORIC SHEPHERDSTOWN by Danske Dandridge, Page 26, "While Robert Buckles and other men of the community were away with Morgan's Company on one occasion, a party of Indians entered the neighborhood and killed and scalped any residents they could find. The children and wife of Robert Buckles were surprised during the night, but managed to escape, leaving behind in the excitement, one little girl who was unable to walk. The Indians scalped the little girl and left her lying in the cabin. When the family returned to the cabin, they discovered that the child was still alive. She recovered fully, grew to womanhood and married."

Robert Buckles is listed as a Patriot during the American Revolution. He was too old for military service in the Revolution but he furnished supplies for the use of the State of Virginia. He had seen service in the French and Indian War. His name appears on the muster roll of Captain Richard Morgan's Company.

 

Children of CELIA WILLIAMS and THOMAS BUCKLES are:

i. MARGARET ANN BUCKLES, b. February 02, 1870, Carter County, TN; d. January 27, 1920; m. WALTER MCQUEEN.

228. ii. ELIZA JANE BUCKLES, b. August 08, 1872, Carter County, TN; d. April 06, 1932, Carter County, Tennessee.

iii. MARY C. BUCKLES, b. October 08, 1874, Carter County, TN; d. September 07, 1915; m. ABE BUCKLES.

iv. ADDIE L. BUCKLES, b. December 24, 1876, Carter County, TN; d. August 27, 1911; m. WALTER BLEVINS.

229. v. FRANK BUCKLES, b. April 17, 1879, Carter County, TN; d. June 03, 1964.

230. vi. JULIA BUCKLES, b. September 13, 1881, Carter County, TN; d. December 07, 1918, Carter County, TN.

231. vii. HENRY J. BUCKLES, b. July 02, 1883, Carter County, TN; d. January 24, 1929, Carter County, TN.

232. viii. ALFRED F. BUCKLES, b. October 15, 1886, Carter County, TN; d. April 11, 1960.

ix. CLYDE SEXTON BUCKLES, b. June 27, 1894, Carter County, TN; d. April 20, 1924, Carter Co. Tn.; m. IDA ANDERSON; b. 1895; d. 1970.

More About CLYDE SEXTON BUCKLES:

Cause of Death: Auto Accident, Crushed Skull

x. WILLIAM P. BUCKLES, b. June 27, 1894, Carter County, TN; d. January 27, 1894.

 

 

100. HARVEY WILLIAMS (LEVICY4 PIERCE, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born February 1856 in Carter County, TN, and died July 15, 1915 in Carter County, TN. He married CATHERINE COMBS September 29, 1877 in Carter County TN.. She was born Abt. 1857.

 

More About HARVEY WILLIAMS: Burial: Buckles Cemetery

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of Stomach death record # 165

Child of HARVEY WILLIAMS and CATHERINE COMBS is:

i. PLEASANT WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1879.

1920 Carter County Census: Pleasant P Williams 41, Callie 38, Mae15, Pearl 10, Clark 7

 

101. ALBERT T.5 PIERCE (DAVID B.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born February 1862 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died February 09, 1937 in Carter County, TN. He married MARY. She was born August 1875.

 

Notes for ALBERT T. PIERCE:

1900 Carter County Census: Albert Pierce Feb 1862, Mary Aug 1875, Effey May 1897, Flora May 1899

1910 Census : Albert Pierce 49, Mary A 38, Effie 14, Flora 12, Ellie 2

1920 Carter County Census: Albert T. Pierce 58, Mary 46, Flora 19, Etta 12

 

Obiturary: Albert Pierce 75 died in the home of his daughter, Mrs Etta Grindstaff of Carter County, Monday morning after an illness of 10 days. Survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Etta Grindstaff, Flora Coleman of Elizabethton and Effie Garland. One sister, Mary Morley

Children of ALBERT PIERCE and MARY are:

233. i. EFFIE PIERCE, b. May 1897.

234. ii. FLORA PIERCE, b. May 1899.

235. iii. ETTA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1907, Carter County, Tennessee.

 

 

102. HENRY SMITH PIERCE (DAVID B.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1860 in TN, and died Abt. 1936 in Carter County, TN. He married SARAH E. MORLEY February 11, 1883 in Carter County TN., daughter of ANDREW MORLEY and DICY COPLEY. She was born Abt. 1856 in TN, and died Aft. 1920 in Carter County, TN, .Burial: Pierce Cemetery, Butler

 

Henry and Sarah were unable to read and write.

1900 Carter County Census: Henry Pierce born March 1865, Sarah E 1860, Sexton March 1887, Daniel July 1889, Ezekiel Sept 1890, David S. Dec 1892, Calley April 1894

1920 Carter County Census: Henry S. Pierce age 60 can't read or write, Sarah 62 , Ezekial, 38 (occupation: postmaster)

 

Notes for SARAH E. MORLEY:

May 5, 1905 W.C. Pierce's Store Record

Sarah Pierce Coffee .10 Thread by Deamy Pierce .05, oil .20

May 26 Coffee .25, Snuff .05

Smith Pierce (Henry Smith Pierce ? ) August 9 Tobacco .05, Tobacco .05, Pencils .06, Pencils.05,

 

Children of HENRY PIERCE and SARAH MORLEY are:

i. ALVIN6 PIERCE, b. abt 1884.

Notes for Alvin Pierce: David morley's Pension - Civil War file- In Deposition A, December 18, 1912, Roy Philip Morley age 22 ,Washington ,states:. "I believe the only relative I have in this state is Alvin Pierce who claims to be my cousin. I first knew him at Tacoma about 4 years ago, but he is now at La Grande, Washington. He looks to be about 26 or 27 years of age. He talks about Tennessee quite a lot and I think that is where he came from. "

 

236. ii. JAMES DANIEL "Dan" PIERCE, b. July 06, 1889, Carter County, TN; d. January 14, 1929, Carter County, TN.

237. iii. SEXTON P. PIERCE, b. March 10, 1881, Carter County, TN; d. December 1964, Carter County, TN.

iv. EZEKIEL W. PIERCE, b. September 1890, Carter County, TN; m. MAUDE KYTE; b. 1901, Johnson County, TN;

 

Occupation: postmaster:

TVA Watauga Lake relocation records: " In 1942, E.W. Pierce lived in Piercetown, Carter County, 1/2 mile up the first hollow to the left after crossing the Watauga River. Mr Pierce was the son of Henry Pierce who died 4 years ago. Mr and Mrs Pierce were lifelong residents of the community. They had a very comfortable large frame house with a large basement that was partially filled with canned fruits and vegetables. Water was supplied to the house from a large spring nearby. Power was furnished by a water wheel that Mr. pierce contrived himself and which worked very satisfactorily. They moved near Sinking Creek, Carter County after the Watauga Lake was formed."

 

v. DAVID SMITH PIERCE, b. December 1892.

238. vi. CALLIE CAROLINE PIERCE, b. April 28, 1894, Carter County, TN; d. February 26, 1920, Butler, TN.

vii. ELIZA PIERCE, m. JAMES T. MCQUEEN; b. January 14, 1879, Johnson County, TN; d. 1963.

back row: Dan Pierce, Starling Rhymer, Wade McQueen, Henry S. Pierce, Garfield Matherly, Alex McQueen, Eck White, Eva Berry (James daughter)

front row: Cecil Smith Pierce, Wiley Morley, William James Berry, John White, Bruze Oliver, Armstrong Pierce (Minnie's husband), Glen Pierce (Cecil's brother), Ezekiel Pierce---working in Henry Pierce's corn

 

103. MARY D.5 PIERCE (DAVID B.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 1871 in TN. She married WILEY MORLEY, son of ANDREW MORLEY and DICY COPLEY. He was born August 07, 1868 in TN, and died June 09, 1916 in Carter County, TN.

Burial: Pierce Cemetery #3, Butler, TN

 

W. C. Pierce's store record

Mary Morley

June 15 1905 One bucket.15

June 17, coffee.15

July 1 tobacco .10, Ice Cream .15

July 12, Starch, thread, spools, stockings .05, matches .01

July 15 tobacco .10

July 17 coffee bought by Reaner Morley .15

 

In David Jesse Morley's Civil War Pension file- . Deposition C - October 27, 1913- Mary D. Morley states: " I am 42 years old and the wife of Wiley L. Morley. My address is Butler, TN. David was my husbands half-brother. I recollect about David killing himself. It was 5 or 6 months after my oldest child was born. and She was born in Oct 1891. He killed himself on a Monday morning. I recollect Sarah (his wife) was at our home Sunday afternoon and spoke about how bad her husband was feeling. The next morning he killed himself. Roy was the youngest child and was not over 2 or 3 years old then. He was till wearing Onsies. I am quite sure he was just about 3 years old. " Mary Morley

In the Pension file of David Morley on October 27, 1913 - Deposition B- Wiley L. Morley states" I am 45 years old and am a farmer. My address is Butler, Johnson County TN, David J. Morley was my half-brother. The correct way to spell our name is MORLEY. My brother suicided by cutting his own throat in Feb. 1892. My oldest child was born October 8, 1891. The soldier killed himself when she was about 6 months old. I was grubbing when he killed himself so it was not on Sunday. I recollect that his wife died July 23, 1892. It was talked about as to the time she died exactly 6 months after her husband. Their youngest child was Roy and he was 4 or 5 years old when his brother took him off, a year or so after his father died. " W. L. Morley

 

1900 Census: Marry A. Pierce Grandmother March 1835 age 65, Wiley L. Morley 1868, Marry D 1871, Bonnie 1891, Elbert 183, Earnest

1895, William A 1897, No name son born May 1900

1910 Carter County Census: Wiley L. Morley 42, Mary D 39( 8 children 8 living) married 18 years), Bonnie 18, Elbert 16, Earnest 14,

William 12, Ellie D. (son) Cretie 7, Ever (dau) 4, Eula B. (son) 1 Mary A. Pierce 75 mother in law ( 6 kids 4 living)

1920 Carter County Census: Mary 46 Widowed, Public School Teacher, Earnest 24 (farmer), Allen (farmer) 22, Ellie 20, Crettie 18, Myrtle 15, Brown 12, Clyde 10, Tessie 7

Sam & Cecil Pierce (Amanda Pierce's sons), Ernest P Morley

back of above picture , World's fair picture with boat . postmark May 1913, Letter to his mother

" Hello how are you all. By this time I am in Mecca, Ind. I got here Sunday. I got to Clinton Friday and went up to Sam and Iris. I got to see about all of them. I am well and satisfied so far. Ans. soon. Ernest Morley to Mary D Morley, Butler, Tenn " -- Post Card

Children of MARY PIERCE and WILEY MORLEY are:

i. BONNIE MORLEY, b. October 8, 1891.

ii. ELBERT R. MORLEY, b. October 1893.

iii. ERNEST P. MORLEY, b. September 5, 1895. d. February 1985,

iv. WILLIAM ALLEN MORLEY, b. December 1897.

v. ELLIS D. MORLEY, b. May 3, 1900. d. July 19, 1990

vi. CRETTIE MORLEY, b. Abt. 1902.

vii. MYRTLE MORLEY, b. Abt. 1905.

viii. BROWN MORLEY, b. May 19, 1908. d. August 1982

ix. CLYDE W. MORLEY, b. May 1, 1910. d. November 15, 1996

Clyde married Dorothy Estep - They had a son Keith Morley

x. TESSIE MORLEY, b. Abt. 1913.

 

 

104. MARTHA DEMIE PIERCE (DAVID B.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born August 1866 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died 1921 in Carter County. She married NOAH WEBSTER PIERCE 1891, son of HENRY PIERCE and FRANKIE LEWIS. He was born September 25, 1858 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died April 14, 1906 in Carter County, TN.: Burial: Pierce Cemetery, Butler, TN

 

1900 Carter County Census: Noah Pierce b Sept 1858 married 9 year, had 6 children and 3 living, Mary E b. Nov 1885, David F b. Feb

1892, Iva M b. June 1898 (Mary Ettie Pierce is Martha O. Demie Pierce's Step-daughter)

1910 Carter County Census: Demie Pierce 44, married 7 year (widow) ( had 2 children and 2 are living) living with children Fred D 17, Ivie M 11

NOAH'S NICKNAME: TOAB

W.C. Pierce store record Deama Pierce

August 16, 1905 Snuff .10,

August 18, Sugar .15, Coffee .28

 

Children of MARTHA PIERCE and NOAH PIERCE are:

239. i. DAVID FRED PIERCE, b. February 1892, Carter County, TN; d. October 09, 1974, Carter Co., TN.

240. ii. IVA MYRTLE PIERCE, b. June 1898, Carter County, TN; d. January 12, 1989, Carter County, TN.

241. iii. MARY ETTIE PIERCE, b. November 1885, Carter County, TN; d. 1930.

 

 

105. EMILY5 PIERCE (ARMSTRONG BLEVINS4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1859 in Carter County, TN, and died in Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN. She married ISAAC CROW December 02, 1880 in Carter County TN., son of THOMAS CROW and ELIZABETH NAVE. He was born March 1860 in Carter County, TN, and died Abt. 1938 in Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN.

 

1900 Carter County Census: Isaac Crow 3/1860, Emily 1859, Brooks 1887, Judy 1884, Dora 1887, Grant 1891, Armstead 1893, Porter 1895, Loyd 1897

Children of EMILY PIERCE and ISAAC CROW are:

242. i. DORA B.6 CROW, b. August 06, 1887, Carter County, TN; d. March 24, 1978, Washington County, TN.

ii. LLOYD CROW, b. 1897.

iii. RUEBEN CROW.

iv. JULIA CROW, b. 1884.

v. PORTER CROW, b. April 27, 1892, d. December 1967

vi. GRANT CROW, b. 1891.

vii. ARMSTEAD CROW, b. 1893.

viii. BROOKS CROW, b. 1883.

 

 

106. SAMUEL LUSK5 PIERCE (ARMSTRONG BLEVINS4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born March 25, 1858 in Carter County, TN, and died April 04, 1939. He married EMMA REBECCA BUCKLES October 19, 1881 in Carter County TN.. She was born August 04, 1862 in Carter County, TN, and died January 31, 1942.

 

Notes for SAMUEL LUSK PIERCE:

1900 Carter Co. Census: Luck S. Pierce March 1858, Emma, Charles, Carl, Ellen, Huston, Alfred (Samuel had 10 children and 5 are alive )

1910 Carter County Census: Luck S. Pierce 52, Emma 48, Charles E 27, Carl 23, Ella 19, Houston 15, Alfred 11, Myrtle 7

1920 Carter County Census: Samuel L. Pierce 60, Emma, (wife) 56, Myrtle 16

Children of SAMUEL PIERCE and EMMA BUCKLES are:

243. i. CHARLES E.6 PIERCE, b. July 25, 1882; d. April 03, 1943.

ii. CARL S. PIERCE, b. June 12, 1886; d. August 1966; m. CARRIE.

244. iii. ROSA ELLA PIERCE, b. September 27, 1889; d. August 15, 1974.

iv. HOUSTON A. PIERCE, b. December 09, 1892, Carter County, Tennessee; d. June 1967, Carter County, TN; m. BERTHA BUCKLES; b. March 05, 1905; d. February 1963. Burial: Caldwell Springs Cemetery

 

Military: World War I

Occupation: He was a piano tuner and farmer. He worked with his brother Alfred at the City Music Store.

 

v. ALFRED DONELY PIERCE, b. August 04, 1897, Carter County, TN; d. March 21, 1974, Carter County, TN; m. R.B. "LILLIAN" BOWERS.

 

More About ALFRED DONELY PIERCE:

Occupation: Owner and operator of City Music Store on Elk Ave for 39 years

Religion: Choir director at Hunter First Baptist Church for 14 years.

 

vi. MYRTLE ESTER PIERCE, b. November 02, 1902, Carter County, TN; d. November 14, 1988.

vii. HATTIE F. PIERCE, b. July 12, 1884, Carter County, TN; d. July 05, 1885.

viii. LAURA BROWN PIERCE, b. April 29, 1888; d. January 13, 1890.

ix. JESSE S. PIERCE, b. May 29, 1891; d. September 04, 1891, Carter County, TN.

x. BESSIE ELIZABETH PIERCE, b. November 29, 1894.

xi. DEWEY BUTLER PIERCE, b. July 25, 1899, Carter County, TN; d. April 20, 1900, Carter County, TN.

 

 

107. JAMES FRANCIS MARION5 PIERCE (ARMSTRONG BLEVINS4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 29, 1869 in Carter County, TN, and died January 06, 1942 in Kings Mountain Hospital, Bristol, VA. He married ELIZA JANE "JENNIE" VANDEVENTER December 23, 1890 in Carter County TN., daughter of CATHERINE VANDEVENTER. She was born January 06, 1873 in Carter County, TN, and died June 23, 1953 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for JAMES FRANCIS MARION PIERCE:

1910 Carter County Census: James F.M. Pierce 40, Jennie 37, Julie 18, Sallie 16, Henry 13, Armstrong 11, Hobert 9, Glenn 3, Catherine Vanderventer 59

1920 Carter County Census: James F.M. Pierce 50 Jennie 47, Lulu 28, Armstead 20, Hobart 18, Glen 13, Robinson 2, Catherine Vandeventer 69 mother-in-law.

 

More About JAMES FRANCIS MARION PIERCE: Burial: Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Carter County, TN

 

Notes for ELIZA JANE "JENNIE" VANDEVENTER:

1880 Carter County Census: Jacob Vandeventer 68 (TN TN MD) Lorina 66 (TN VA SC) Samuel C 35, Catharine 30, Jennie 7

 

Eliza Jane "Jennie" Vandeventer Pierce is said to be the illegitimate child of John Teter Nave. John Teter Nave was born June 17, 1854, Carter County. He died 1936 in Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN. Buried in Buckles Cemetery.

 

Children of JAMES PIERCE and ELIZA VANDEVENTER are:

245. i. LULU6 PIERCE, b. 1892.

246. ii. SARAH "SALLIE" ELLEN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1894.

247. iii. HENRY JOSEPH PIERCE, b. September 07, 1896, Carter County, TN; d. February 14, 1967, Washington County, TN.

248. iv. HOBART GARRETT PIERCE, b. Abt. 1901.

249. v. NORMAN GLEN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1907, Carter County, TN.

250. vi. NICK ROBINSON PIERCE, b. Abt. 1918, Carter County, TN.

251. vii. ARMSTRONG BLEVINS PIERCE, b. March 30, 1898, Carter County, TN; d. June 13, 1986, Carter County, TN.

 

 

108. LEODACIA R. C.5 PIERCE (ARMSTRONG BLEVINS4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born June 1853 in Carter County, TN. She married JACKSON C. BROOKS April 23, 1873 in Carter County TN., son of RUBEN BROOKS and ELIZABETH CARRIGER. He was born May 28, 1843, and died January 26, 1920 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for LEODACIA R. C. PIERCE:

Guardian Bond: March 10, 1896, S.L. Pierce (Samuel Luck Pierce) appointed guardian of J.C. Brooks of unsound mind.

 

Notes for JACKSON C. BROOKS:

1880 Carter County Census: Jackson Brooks 36, Rhodica 27, Clerrie 5

1900 Carter County Jackson Brooks 57, Dicy 46, Clara born 1874

 

More About JACKSON C. BROOKS:

Cause of Death: pneumonia, Death Record #11

 

Child of LEODACIA PIERCE and JACKSON BROOKS is:

i. CLARA6 BROOKS, b. March 1874.

 

109. NANCY LOUISA JANE5 PIERCE (ARMSTRONG BLEVINS4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born January 11, 1861, and died December 09, 1944. She married WILLIAM DAVID NAVE December 24, 1879 in Carter County TN., son of WILLIAM NAVE and MARGARET LIPPS. He was born February 26, 1857 in Carter County, TN, and died June 15, 1917 in Carter County, TN.

Louisa and David Louisa and Rosabell

More About WILLIAM "DAVID" NAVE:

Cause of Death: "pelegra"

Children of NANCY PEARCE/PIERCE and WILLIAM NAVE are:

i. SARAH L.6 NAVE, b. December 13, 1880.

ii. HOUSTON NAVE, b. April 17, 1889. d. April 7, 1963

iii. FLORENCE ETHEL NAVE, b. June 23, 1886.

iv. JOHN T. NAVE, b. November 14, 1882. d. January 1968

v. VERNON NAVE, b. December 1891

vi. CLAUDE NAVE , b. 1894 d. 1956

vii DELLA BEATRICE NAVE, b. August 1896, d. 1968

viii. JAMES ORVILLE NAVE, b. July 29, 1898, d. August 30, 1978

ix. ROSABELL NAVE, b. 1900

 

110. AMANDA5 PIERCE (HENRY N.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born November 11, 1856 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died June 01, 1919 in Carter County, Tennessee. She married (1) WILLIAM B. MCCLOUD Abt. 1874, son of ISHAM MCCLOUD and MARY FAIR. He was born 1849. She married (2) ANDREW TAYLOR Abt. 1875. He was born 1850 in TN, and died Aft. 1920.

 

Notes for AMANDA PIERCE:

Death record lists her as Amanda Taylor died 1919 and informant was * Joe Taylor

 

1880 Carter County Census: General Taylor 25, Amanda 22, Pheby J 4, Nancy E 2,

1900 Carter County Census: Andrew Taylor 50 ( 1850) Amanda J (1855) 45, (8 children, 7 living; married 24 years) Jane 22 (1878) Lizzie

(1880) 20, Henry (1883) 17, George 14 (1886), Dora (1890) 10, *Maggie 6 (b. 1894) , *Joseph 3 (1897)

1920 Carter County Census: General Taylor 66, Widower,* Maggie 23 (daughter) Henry Shea (Grandson) 13

More About AMANDA PIERCE:

Cause of Death: Valvular insuffiency, heart

 

William B. McCloud served 4th TN. Inf. Union during the Civil War.

Family tradition says that William worked for a man named Taylor and William changed his name to General Buck Taylor

Another story says that after the War, he moved to Carter County, TN and worked for General Buck Taylor.

Children of AMANDA PIERCE and ANDREW TAYLOR are:

i. PHEOBE JANE6 TAYLOR, b. 1878.

ii. NANCY E. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1879.

iii. HENRY TAYLOR, b. 1883.

iv. GEORGE TAYLOR, b. 1886.

v. DORA TAYLOR, b. 1890.

vi. MAGGIE TAYLOR, b. 1894.

vii. JOSEPH TAYLOR, b. 1897.

 

 

111. ISAAC GORDON5 PIERCE (HENRY N.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born February 25, 1858 in Carter County, TN, and died August 16, 1917 in Johnson County, TN. He married MARTHA ELIZABETH STOUT August 18, 1881 in Johnson County TN., daughter of JOHN STOUT and ESTHER HEATON. She was born October 20, 1861 in Johnson County, TN, and died February 06, 1931 in Johnson County, TN. burial Pierce Cemetery, Doe Valley

 

1900 Johnson Co. Census: Isaac 41, Martha E 38,(7 children, 6 living) Daisy 17, Alexander 16, David C 12, Vaught 10, John H 7, Mary E 5

1920 Johnson County Census: Martha 58 widow, Vaught 25, Belle 19

 

More About ISAAC GORDON PIERCE:

Cause of Death: heart disease record # 102

 

Johnson Co. TN Will Book 2, pp.60-61. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN H. STOUT,

...2nd. I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Nancy C. Stout Lowe, Twenty acres of land to be surveyed and allotted to her on the north end of my farm, adjoining what is known as the Samuel Stout land on the north and David Stout, son of Godfrey D. Stout on the west.

3rd. I will and bequeath to my beloved Grand-son John H. Pearce, Eight acres of land on the north west part of the old farm, it being the same land purchased by myself from Major D. D. Stout

4th. I have hereby given to my beloved daughter, Sabra S. Howard, Twenty acres of land which she has sold to my son-in-law Isaac Pearce for Two Hundred Dollars, In addition to this I have given to her One Hundred Dollars cash and other personal property.

5th. I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Martha E. Pearce formerly Martha E. Stout, the wife of Isaac Pearce, the remainder of my real estate, containing 67 acres more or less

6th. I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary Emily Stout , now the wife of E. H. Shoun, Two hundred Dollars cash to be paid by my son-in-law Isaac Pearce at my death provided that the said Mary Emily Shoun is living at the time of my death. Should Mary Emily Shoun have departed this life prior to my death, then this bequest of $200 Two Hundred Dollars to her is to be void and of no force or effect whatever and the said Isaac Pearce is to retain the aforesaid bequest of Two Hundred Dollars as his on means of compensation for services rendered in taking care of myself. April 18, 1898. John H. Stout

Children of ISAAC PIERCE and MARTHA STOUT are:

252. i. DAISY6 PIERCE, b. September 07, 1882, Johnson County, TN; d. January 1962.

253. ii. ALEXANDER STANLEY PIERCE, b. March 12, 1885, Johnson County, TN; d. 1921, Doe Valley, Johnson County, TN.

254. iii. DAVID CLIFTON PIERCE, b. February 03, 1888, Johnson County, TN; d. March 27, 1973, Johnson County, TN.

255. iv. VAUGHT HENRY PIERCE, b. January 24, 1892, Johnson County, TN; d. March 24, 1966, Veterans Administration Hospital, Mountain Home, TN.

256. v. JOHN H. PIERCE, b. September 28, 1894, Johnson County, TN; d. June 23, 1971.

257. vi. MARY EMILY PIERCE, b. March 23, 1896, Johnson County, TN; d. May 31, 1980, Spokane, WA.

258. vii. FINA BELLE PIERCE, b. February 07, 1901; d. January 1936.

 

 

112. NELSON5 PIERCE (HENRY N.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born February 14, 1865 in Johnson Co.Tn., and died June 24, 1912 in Johnson Co.Tn.. He married MARY CORDIA MULLINS November 01, 1888 in Johnson County TN., daughter of AARON MULLINS and ELIZABETH ROBINSON. She was born 1869 in Johnson Co. Tn., and died 1954 in Johnson Co. Tn..

 

1900 Johnson County Census: Nelson 35, Mary C 31 ( 5 children, 4 living) , Vina 9, George 7, Cellie 4, Joseph W 1/12

Picture 1, Nelson Pierce - Picture 2 civil war paper for Aaron Mullins ( Mary's Cordia Mullins father)

 

Military file: Aaron S. Mullins age 21, born in Johnson County, TN , State of Tennessee Town of Taylorsville, occupation: farmer. Enlisted in the army of the United States on August 12, 1862. Dark eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5 Feet 6 inches tall

 

Nelson Pierce - Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Doe Valley,

Cause of Death: "died suddenly" death record # 47510

Children of NELSON PIERCE and MARY MULLINS are:

259. i. VENA ALICE6 PIERCE, b. November 29, 1890, Johnson Co. Tn., Doeville; d. August 17, 1970, Johnson County, TN.

260. ii. GEORGE HAMILTON PIERCE, b. August 19, 1892, Johnson Co.Tn.; d. November 27, 1972, Johnson County TN. 37683.

261. iii. CASSIE DELORES PIERCE, b. December 31, 1896, Johnson County, TN; d. December 28, 1956, Shady Valley, Tn..

262. iv. JOSEPH WESTLEY "JOE" PIERCE, b. April 30, 1900; d. March 22, 1990, Johnson County, TN.

Top: Cordia, Joe, Nelson, (Front) Cassie, George, Venia Alice death Cert for Nelson

 

113. JAMES L.5 PIERCE (HENRY N.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1868, and died August 18, 1931 in Carter County, TN. He married RUTH NAVE December 24, 1891. She was born 1874.

 

Notes for JAMES L. PIERCE:

Death record states: Husband of Ruthie, died at age 60

Cause of Death: Cardiac Disease record # 16827

 

1900 Carter County Census: James Pierce born March 1873 age 27, Rutha 4-1874 age 26 married 8 year Ethel age 6 born 8-1893

1920 Carter County Census: James L. Pierce 53, Rutha 46

Child of JAMES PIERCE and RUTH NAVE is:

i. ETHEL6 PIERCE, b. August 1893.

 

 

114. MARGARET J.5 WILLIAMS (ELIZABETH4 PIERCE, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1852 in Carter County, Tennessee. She married THOMAS BERRY April 11, 1875 in Carter County TN.. He was born 1852.

Children of MARGARET WILLIAMS and THOMAS BERRY are:

i. SAMUEL6 BERRY, b. 1880.

ii. LUSK BERRY, b. 1882.

iii. REUBIN BERRY, b. 1884.

iv. WILLIE BERRY, b. 1886.

v. FANNIE BERRY, b. 1889.

vi. JOSEPH BERRY, b. 1892.

vii. EUGENE BERRY, b. 1894.

 

 

115. ELIZA5 WILLIAMS (ELIZABETH4 PIERCE, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1861, and died Bef. 1900. She married SAMUEL JENKINS October 28, 1875 in Carter County TN.. He was born June 1856, and died 1929 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for SAMUEL JENKINS:

1880 Carter County Census: Samuel Jenkins 23, Eliza 20, Callie 3, Elizabeth 2

1900 Carter County Census: Samuel Jenkins 44, Callie (daughter) 21, Maggie 18, Mamie 16, Ruda born in 1888. (grandson) age 11, Bertha born 1892 granddaughter 7, Martin born 1894 grandson 6, Daniel born 1897 grandson 3

 

More About SAMUEL JENKINS: Burial: Smith Cemetery #3 and moved to Holloway Cemetery in 1947

Children of ELIZA WILLIAMS and SAMUEL JENKINS are:

i. CALLIE6 JENKINS, b. 1878.

ii. ELIZABETH JENKINS, b. 1879.

iii. MAGGIE JENKINS, b. 1882.

iv. MAMIE JENKINS, b. 1883.

 

 

116. WILLIAM B. B.5 PIERCE (NATHANIEL J.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 1861 in Carter County, TN. He married EMILY J. NAVE September 17, 1893 in Carter County TN.. She was born 1871.

 

Notes for WILLIAM B. B. PIERCE:

1900 Carter County Census: William C. Pierce born age 40 april 1861, Emily born Sept 1871 age 28, Martha born 2, 1896 Nathaniel J born May 1897 , Sarah born Aug 1898

1910 Carter County Census: William B. Pierce 50, Emma J. wife 38, Ader? 14 daughter, Bessie 11, Austin 2

1920 Carter County Census: William B. PIerce 57, Emily 47

 

W.B. B. Pierce married Emma J. Nave on Sept 17, 1893 Carter County

Nathaniel's death record has parents William Pierce and Emily Pierce

Children of WILLIAM PIERCE and EMILY NAVE are:

i. MARTHA6 PIERCE, b. February 1896.

ii. NATHANIEL J. PIERCE, b. May 1897, Carter County, TN; d. 1908, Carter County, TN. died at age 11

iii. SARAH PIERCE, b. August 1898.

iv. AUSTIN PIERCE, b. Abt. 1908.

 

 

117. ANDREW DALLAS5 PIERCE (SAMUEL D.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 1867 in Carter County, TN. He married ADALINE NIDIFFER December 23, 1894 in Carter County TN.. She was born 1870, and died Bef. 1909 in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for ANDREW DALLAS PIERCE:

1900 Johnson County Census: Andrew D. Pierce Sept 1862, Adaline 1870, Stella 1895, Donley April 1897, Josiphr 1899

1910 Carter County Census: Dallas Pierce 43, Stella 13, Donley 12, Joseph 10, Lennie ? 8

Dallas lives beside his mother Sarah

1920 Carter County Census: Deliah 53 (widow) Donley 22, Joseph 20, Denny 17,

Children of ANDREW PIERCE and ADALINE NIDIFFER are:

263. i. DONLEY6 PIERCE, b. December 02, 1897, Carter County, TN; d. March 1981, Carter County, TN.

ii. JOSEPH PIERCE, b. 1899.

iii. DENNY PIERCE, b. Abt. 1902.

iv. STELLA PIERCE, b. 1895.

 

 

118. JACOB CAMRON5 PIERCE (SAMUEL D.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 17, 1868 in Carter County, TN, and died November 27, 1940 in Carter County, TN. He married LILLIE E. PIERCE December 02, 1894 in Carter County TN., daughter of JACOB PIERCE and AMANDA OLIVER. She was born March 16, 1878 in Carter County, TN, and died May 07, 1960 in Carter County, TN.

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Elizethton Occupation: Carpenter

Jacob's Cause of Death: Hypertension, Myocarditis, Chronic Nephritis, Terminal pneumonia record # 26844

Children of JACOB "Jack" PIERCE and LILLIE PIERCE are:

264. i. GEORGIA A.6 PIERCE, b. July 13, 1915, Carter County, TN; d. January 28, 1998, Carter County, TN.

265. ii. MINERVA PIERCE, b. November 23, 1896, Carter County, TN; d. October 15, 1995, Chattanooga, TN.

266. iii. DEWEY PIERCE, b. January 13, 1898, Carter County, TN; d. May 1980.

267. iv. LOTTIE PIERCE, b. November 13, 1901; d. July 17, 1988.

268. v. MURRAY PIERCE, b. September 27, 1903, Carter County, TN; d. March 1985, Carter County, TN.

269. vi. EVA PIERCE.

vii. MARY ELLEN PIERCE, b. November 18, 1916, Carter County, TN; d. March 11, 1920, Carter County, TN.

 

 

119. WILLIAM A.5 PIERCE (SAMUEL D.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born May 1874 in Carter County, TN. He married LIZZIE OLIVER September 14, 1892 in Carter County TN.. She was born May 1877.

 

Notes for WILLIAM A. PIERCE:

1900 Carter County Census: Willie Pierce born May 1874 age 26, Lizzie born may 1877 age 23, Abe born 1893 age 6, Liza J born 1895 age 5, Bessie E Nov 1896

1910 Carter County Census: W.A. Pierce 36, Lizzie 34, Abe 16, Bessie 12, Barbara 8, Oscar 6

 

Children of WILLIAM PIERCE and LIZZIE OLIVER are:

i. ABE SAMUEL6 PIERCE, b. July 1893.

ii. LIZA J. PIERCE, b. May 1895.

iii. BESSIE E. PIERCE, b. November 1896.

iv. BARBARA PIERCE, b. Abt. 1902.

v. OSCAR PIERCE, b. Abt. 1904.

 

 

120. JONATHAN WESLEY5 PIERCE (SAMUEL D.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1876 in Carter County, TN. He married MINNIE BELLE OLIVER February 27, 1896 in Carter County TN.. She was born 1877 in Carter County, TN, and died 1919 in Stoney Creek, Carter County, TN.

 

1900 Carter County Census: John Pierce born march 1878 age 22, Minnie born oct 1876 age 23, Charley born april 1897 age 3

Children of JONATHAN PIERCE and MINNIE OLIVER are:

270. i. CHARLES E.6 PIERCE, b. May 16, 1897, Carter County, TN; d. April 28, 1969, Veterans Administration Hospital, Mountain Home, TN.

271. ii. SARAH PIERCE, b. March 02, 1901, Carter County, TN.

iii. ONIE PIERCE, b. May 18, 1905; m. (1) DALE LAWSON; m. (2) JASON PROFFIT.

iv. CALEB PIERCE, b. May 14, 1907.

272. v. EVA "EVIE" PIERCE, b. September 24, 1909, Carter County, TN.

vi. AMBERS PIERCE, b. June 18, 1912, Carter County, TN; d. June 1990, TN.

vii. PEARL PIERCE, b. 1917.

viii. VERGIE PIERCE, b. July 23, 1914, Carter County, TN; m. LILBURN T. HARDIN; b. October 24, 1908, Carter County, TN; d. December 1981, Carter County, TN.

 

 

121. CALEB M. PIERCE (SAMUEL D.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1882 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died 1955. He married LUIESINDY ANDERSON. She was born June 02, 1887, and died February 06, 1929 in Carter County, Tennessee.

 

Notes for CALEB M. PIERCE:

1920 Carter county Census: Caleb M Pierce 37, Lulie 34, Arthur A 6, Orrie B 3, Viola 1 6/12

1930 Carter Coounty, Caleb Pearce 47, Victoria 22, Anderson 16, Ira 14, Viola 11, Russell 6

 

Notes for LUIESINDY ANDERSON: death record # 4258 Burial: Buckles Cemetery

Children of CALEB PIERCE and LUIESINDY ANDERSON are:

i. ARTHUR ANDERSON PIERCE, b. Abt. 1913.

ii. IRA B. PIERCE, b. March 18, 1916, d, January 3, 1998.

iii. VIOLA PIERCE, b. 1918.

iv. RUSSELL PIERCE, b. abt.1923

 

122. ALFRED B.5 PIERCE (SAMUEL D.4, GRIFFIN3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born September 1884 in Carter County, Tennessee. He married FANNIE PIERCE October 14, 1911 in Carter County TN., daughter of LEVI PIERCE and SARAH MCQUEEN. She was born August 1883 in TN.

 

1920 Carter County Census: Alford B. PIerce 35, Fannie 36, Dexter 3

Child of ALFRED PIERCE and FANNIE PIERCE is:

i. DEXTER PIERCE, b. Abt. 1916.

 

123. MARGARET D.5 CARRIGER (MARGARET CAROLINE4 PIERCE, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born March 29, 1855 in Carter County, TN, and died June 03, 1929 in Carter County, TN. She married R. M. MCKINNEY. He was born July 1856,

 

1900 Carter County Census: R. M. Mckinney 43, Maggie 45, May, Mike Essie, Walter, Cecil, Allen

More About MARGARET D. CARRIGER: Burial: Hunter Cemetery, Carter County

Cause of Death: Chronic Nephritis - death record # 15354

Children of MARGARET CARRIGER and R. MCKINNEY are:

i. MAY6 MCKINNEY, b. January 1884.

ii. MIKE MCKINNEY, b. August 1884.

iii. ESSIE MCKINNEY, b. December 1886.

iv. WALTER MCKINNEY, b. August 1890.

v. CECIL MCKINNEY, b. March 1892.

vi. ALLEN MCKINNEY, b. October 1894.

 

 

124. NANCY L. L.5 PIERCE (WILLIAM C.4, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born December 18, 1862 in Carter Co. Tn., and died July 14, 1917 in Carter Co. Tn.. She married GRIFFIN P. PIERCE December 21, 1878 in Carter County TN., son of WILLIAM PIERCE and MARTHA WILLIAMS. He was born November 11, 1854 in Carter Co. Tn., and died June 16, 1934 in Carter Co. Tn..

Pictures: Death Certificates for Griffin and Nancy

Pictures 1. Nancy & Griffin's tombstones, 2, Check, 3. Marriage cert, 4 Griffin and Frederica Dulcena Nave White

Nancy L. L. PIERCE: Burial Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, Butler, TN

Cause of Death: heart disease death record # 171

 

Notes for GRIFFIN P. PIERCE:

1900 Carter County Census: Griffin P. Pierce , L.L. 1862 married 23 year (7 children, 7 living) William b. 1880, James B. 1882, John R. 1884, Ollie . 1886, Ethel 1892, David D. 1895, Tina 1897

1910 Carter County Census: Griffin P. Pierce (7 children and 7 living) Sarah J. Pierce (mother in Law) 74 widowed , 4 children and 1 living

1920 Census Carter County: Griffin P, Pierce (farmer) 65, Berry 37 widowed (farm laborer), Sarah J. Pierce, widowed (mother-in- Law) 82

 

More About GRIFFIN P. PIERCE: Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TN

Cause of Death: Broncho Pneumonia

Children are listed above under (95) Griffin P. Pierce.

 

125. MARGARET ELIZABETH C.5 PIERCE (WILLIAM C.4, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born July 21, 1865 in Carter County, Tennessee, and died January 19, 1886 in Carter County, TN. Pierce Cemetery, Piercetown Rd, Butler

 

Notes for MARGARET ELIZABETH C. PIERCE:

Guardian Bond: Sarah Jane Dugger Pierce was granted guardianship of "Cordie' Cordelia on May 6, 1889

 

Children of MARGARET ELIZABETH C. PIERCE are:

i. MARY L.6 PIERCE, b. March 22, 1885, Carter County, TN; d. January 22, 1886, Carter County, TN. Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TN

273. ii. CORDELIA JANE PIERCE, b. December 1882, Carter County, TN; d. 1970, Johnson County, TN.

 

 

126. MARY CALLIE C.5 PIERCE (WILLIAM C.4, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born 1860 in Carter County, TN, and died November 21, 1893 in Carter County, TN. She married WILLIAM JAMES BERRY February 15, 1877 in Carter County TN., son of JAMES BERRY and MARY PIERCE. He was born September 10, 1852 in Carter County, TN, and died April 14, 1927 in Carter County, TN. Burial: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, Butler, TN

 

Notes for WILLIAM JAMES BERRY:

Store record at W. C. Pierce's merchantile

March 1905 bought coffee and matches, sugar,

He traded corn and meat for store credit

July 1905 he bought Starch, soap, thread, sugar, matches

He traded eggs, chickens and ties for credit.

 

1880 Carter County Census: James Berry 28 TN TN NC, Callie 20, William 1, Margret 24 (sister) Mary 67 Mother NC NC NC, Alferd 20 (nephew) Mary Myers 32 (cousin)

1910 Carter County Census: William J. Berry 47, Vicy 38, Griffin 23, Emma 11, Callie 9, Bertha 4, Harold 2 Donnie 19, Daughter in Law (griffin's wife)

Children are listed above under (59) William James Berry.

 

127. JAMES ALLEN C. B.5 PIERCE (JULIUS DUGGER4, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 10, 1868 in Johnson County, TN, and died June 07, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA. He married IDA V. JOHNSON August 22, 1894 in Johnson County TN., daughter of ELBERT JOHNSON and SUSAN SHOUN. She was born October 07, 1871.

 

James Allen Pierce attended Watauga Academy at Butler. He was Circuit Court Clerk at Mountain City. He was elected after a "hot" race against Elbert Johnson who later became his father-in-law. He entered the Revenue Service, U.S. Treasury Department about 1898. While so employed, he had his headquarters in Knoxville and Bristol, TN, Richmond, VA and Pittsburg, PA. He and his family first lived at Butler, moved from Mountain City to Knoxville in 1898, to Bristol in 1902, to Richmond, VA in 1914. Allen was a resident of this city at the time of his death though his office was in Pittsburg and he was in Los Angeles on an assignment when he died. A bronze tablet over his grave at Richmond states it was put there" by his co-workers in memory of his consideration of our welfare while Assistant Chief of Division 3 U.S. Treasury Dept."

 

Children of JAMES PIERCE and IDA JOHNSON are:

i. CARL GURNEY6 PIERCE, b. June 09, 1895, Johnson County, TN; d. June 08, 1940; m. MYRA J. BELLE, June 8 1940.

ii. MARY ESSIE PIERCE, b. October 16, 1896, Johnson County, TN; m. JOHN HENRY OSBORNE, December 24, 1934; b. Abt. 1900.

Mary graduated from Richmond City Normal School and received her B.S. Degree in Education from

the University of VA in 1929. She taught in Richmond City schools.

iii. ELBERT DUGGER PIERCE, b. April 06, 1898, Johnson County, TN; m. (1) NORA PELTON abt 1920; m. (2) AILEEN KING. July 21, 1934

He attended Virginia Mechanics Institute at Richmond and was in military service from November 1, 1918 to

July 10, 1919. He worked in Detroit, Michigan 13 years, and Knoxville and Johnson County, TN for 8 years.

In 1940 he moved to Bybee, VA. about 1940.

iv. SUSAN ERLINE PIERCE, b. May 23, 1901, knox County, TN.

v. WESLEY JOHNSON PIERCE, b. January 21, 1903, knox County, TN; d. June 21, 1931.

vi. BERTA MARIE PIERCE, b January 4, 1905.

 

 

128. WILLIAM JOSEPH M. C.5 PIERCE (JULIUS DUGGER4, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born July 12, 1869 in Johnson County, TN. He married CORA A. SHOUN 1901, daughter of JOHN SHOUN and ELIZA GOODWIN. She was born August 12, 1873 in Johnson County, TN, and died 1956.

 

Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH M. C. PIERCE:

Tennessee Valley Arthority record for June 1942: Mr Pierce had a home on the outskirts of the village. The house was large and the lawn was made beautiful by old boxwoods and shrubs. The house was set back from the road at the foot of the hill in a way that enhanced its charm. The story of Mr. Pierce's life was published in a special edition of the Elizabethton Star. Mr Pierce considers himself a farmer. Although he is now old and suffering from a lame leg, he manages to deliver milk to people of the community daily. Mr Pierce relocated to Jefferson City, TN after the Watauga Lake was formed.

 

1900 Johnson County Census; Joseph Pierce 30 (farm laboror) working and living with David Farthing and other farmers near Julius Pierce

1910 Johnson County Census: William J Pierce 40, Cora A 36, Julius H. 4

 

Old Butler, TN Phone Directory ( the last for old Butler arount 1948): W. J. Pierce #544

Child of WILLIAM PIERCE and CORA SHOUN is:

i. JULIUS HASKELL6 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1904, Johnson County, TN; m. MARGARET TILLEY.

Notes for JULIUS HASKELL PIERCE: occupation: TVA Worker

 

 

129. NANCY L. EDNA J.5 PIERCE (JULIUS DUGGER4, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born May 02, 1872 in Johnson County, TN. She married ALEXANDER MONROE BAKER Abt. 1892. He was born 1867 in TN.

 

1900 Johnson County Census: Alexander Baker 33 Edna J 24, Clide R. 6 Carl V 4, Edward J 2, David 12-1899

Children of NANCY PIERCE and ALEXANDER BAKER are:

i. CARL6 BAKER, b. March 1896.

ii. DAVID BAKER, b. August 1899.

iii. EDWARD BAKER, b. November 1897.

iv. CLYDE RAY BAKER, b. 1894.

 

130. MARY ETHEL5 PIERCE (JULIUS DUGGER4, MICHAEL B.3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 07, 1883. She married RICHARD WEIDENMEYER.

Children of MARY PIERCE and RICHARD WEIDENMEYER are:

i. HAROLD6 WEIDENMEYER, b. Texas.

ii. ROBERT WEIDENMEYER.

iii. RICHARD WEIDENMEYER.

 

 

131. SARAH CAROLINE5 PIERCE (RICHARD4, SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born November 29, 1841 in Alabama, and died February 22, 1903 in Vermillion County, IN. She married THOMAS ALEXANDER DUGGER May 15, 1859 in Carter County, TN, son of WILLIAM DUGGER and NANCY LACEY. He was born December 17, 1840 in Duggers Ferry, Butler, Carter County, TN, and died February 08, 1914 in Helt Township, Vermillion County, IN.

 

Betty Stash has Sarah's birth place as Blue Ridge, Kentucky

 

More About SARAH CAROLINE PIERCE: Burial: Andrew Cemetery, Helt Township, IN

Cause of Death: Small pox

 

Notes for THOMAS ALEXANDER DUGGER:

Civil War: Enrolled 22nd day sept.1863 co. A, 13th Reg. of Tn Volunteer Cavalry. Discharged Sept 5, 1865,Knoxville,Tn. He was 5ft.3in. blue eyes,dark complexion, dark hair Pension Cert # 615.853

In a march from Camp Nelson, Kentucky to Gallatin, TN by way of Burksville, near 200 miles; He was put in charge of the companies team of the wagon train. " Passing over a mountainous country and being plenty of rain fall, and the roads being almost impassable". The command was in front, then the artillery and last was the wagon train. The roads in mud, boot-top deed and deeper, the wagons sank down. They had to lift, pull, push and tug to get the train along. Thomas said that "while going through these hardships, as a true and patriotic soldier should do, is how and where " he contracted the disease that he based his claim on.

His Pension records show that in 1904, he had Yellow jaundice and Catarrah of nose head and throat. Enlarged liver and spleen. Deafness. He was almost deaf due to the Canon fire in the Civil War.

Cause of death: Hemiplegia

After the war he returned to Carter county for one year and worked as a wagon maker.

In the fall of 1866, he went 3 1/2 miles east of Dana,Indiana. He had camped out on the ground during the trip.

Thomas Dugger, had the reputation of being the best workman in the county.

 

1880 Vermillion County Indiana Census: Alexander 41, WAGON MAKER , Sarah 39 AL TN TN , Lennis 18, Sarah 16 , Laura 12 IN Ella 10 IN TN AL, Robert 6 IN TN AL , Emma 4IN TN AL They live beside William Copely from Carter County, TN

 

Thomas's son Martin put a marble headstone on his grave October 23, 1939

Stan the gggrandson of thomas remembers the home of Thomas and Sarah. Stan had even lived there as a child. It was destroyed in a fire in 1936.

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1861-1862, Coffee Brothers Store Ledger entry: Thomas A. Dugger bought 2 yds. Linsey for the cost of 66 and 1/2 cents

 

More About THOMAS ALEXANDER DUGGER: Burial: Andrew Cemetery, Helt Township, IN

Cause of Death: hemiplegia - death record book H-5 page 61

Occupation: Wagon Maker Religion: Missionary Baptist

Children of SARAH PIERCE and THOMAS DUGGER are:

i. WILLIAM RICHARD LAFETTE6 DUGGER, b. May 08, 1860, Johnson County, TN; d. September 25, 1861, TN.

ii. LAVICA V. DUGGER, b. Abt. 1861, TN; m. HARVEY C. CARPENTER, May 28, 1886, Clinton, IN; b. Abt. 1859, Vermillion County, Indiana.

274. iii. LENNICE N. MINNERVA DUGGER, b. March 19, 1862, TN; d. March 02, 1939, Vermillion County, Indiana.

275. iv. SARAH REBECCA ANGELINE DUGGER, b. May 16, 1864, Vermillion County, Indiana; d. August 04, 1912, Danville, IL.

v. LAURA JANE E. DUGGER, b. August 30, 1868, Indiana; d. December 29, 1910; m. JAMES "JIM" PEYTON, July 14, 1886, Clinton, IN. Burial: Higbie Cemetery, Indiana

vi. ELLA LOWESA DUGGER, b. April 22, 1870, Indiana; d. February 11, 1911, Vermillion County, IN. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Clinton, Vermillion County, IN

276. vii. LACY MARTALIEN "MARTIN" DUGGER, b. November 25, 1885, Dana, Indiana; d. March 24, 1976, Parke County, Rockville, IN.

viii. JAMES ROBERT STACY DUGGER, b. May 20, 1874, Indiana; d. February 06, 1903. Burial: Songer Cemetery, IL,

Cause of Death: Small Pox

277. ix. EMMA EVA ESTER DUGGER, b. November 01, 1875, Vermillin County, Indiana; d. March 17, 1963, Indiana.

278. x. ONDIS BIRD CAROLINE DUGGER, b. March 28, 1883, Dana, Vermillion County, Indiana; d. March 09, 1965.

xi. JOHN ALEXANDER DUGGER, b. September 13, 1866; d. February 09, 1869, Vermillion County, IN. Burial: Andrew Cemetery, Helt Township, IN

xii. SELAH TOLITHA DUGGER, b. August 14, 1872; d. October 11, 1874. Burial: Andrew Cemetery, Helt Township, IN

xiii. IVA MAGGIE DUGGER, b. March 01, 1879, Vermillion County, IN; d. May 06, 1880, Vermillion County, IN. Burial: Andrew Cemetery, Helt Township, IN

xiv. FINCHLEY ARTHUR DUGGER, b. March 28, 1881; d. April 06, 1882. Burial: Andrew Cemetery, Helt Township, IN

 

 

132. LEWIS M.5 PIERCE (RICHARD4, SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born April 1845 in TN, and died December 11, 1909 in Johnson County, TN. He married DARTHULA ADALINE ELLIOTT December 29, 1868 in Carter County TN., daughter of PETER ELLIOTT and SUSANNAH GRINDSTAFF. She was born 1850 in TN, and died in Carter County, TN.

 

Notes for LEWIS M. PIERCE:

Census: 1880 Carter County, Louis Pierce 35, Dorotha 28, Julia 8, James 5

Census: 1900 Carter County: Lewis M Pierce 4/1845 TN TN TN, Dorthery A. 10/1850, Richard 1880, Robert 1885, Lizzy 1886 ( Dorthery had 10 children and 5 living)

Census: 1910 Carter County Census: Richard Pierce 29 Widower, Pearl 7, Charlie 5, Cora 4, Harris 2, Darthula (mother) 60

 

Letter dated October 31, 1905 from Department of Interior from the Special Examiner to the Commissioner of Pensions states: RE: Thomas A. Dugger's pension: " Lewis M. Pierce denied any knowledge of jaundice, and he did not mention catarrh until I mentioned that disease. He is illiterate and ignorant, but he bears a fair reputation for truth. "

 

More About LEWIS M. PIERCE: Burial: Ensor Cemetery

Cause of Death: pneumonia

Military: Civil War, Union Company A 13th TN Cavalry

Occupation: Carpenter

Pension Record #: filed application Feb 25, 1889 application # 691426 and widow pension filed 1914 # 932142

Children of LEWIS PIERCE and DARTHULA ELLIOTT are:

279. i. JULIA6 PIERCE, b. Abt. 1872, Carter County, TN.

280. ii. JAMES L. PIERCE, b. July 1874, Carter County, TN.

281. iii. RICHARD PIERCE, b. October 04, 1880, Carter County, TN; d. December 26, 1927, Carter County, TN.

282. iv. ROBERT M. PIERCE, b. March 1885, Carter County, Tennessee; d. January 25, 1973, Carter County, Tennessee.

283. v. ELIZA "LIZZY" PIERCE, b. June 1886, Carter County, TN.

 

 

133. LAURA C.5 PIERCE (RICHARD4, SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born Abt. 1854. She married SMITH MCKEE December 10, 1871 in Carter County TN., son of ALFRED MCKEE and ELIZABETH HEATON. He was born Abt. 1853.

 

Notes for SMITH MCKEE: 1880 Carter County Census: Smith McKee 29 (works in Iron Foundry), Laura 27 , William 7, Ginter 4 (dau) Robert 5/12

 

Children of LAURA PIERCE and SMITH MCKEE are:

i. WILLIAM6 MCKEE, b. Abt. 1873.

ii. GINTER MCKEE, b. Abt. 1875.

iii. ROBERT MCKEE, b. 1879.

 

134. LILBERN LEROY5 PIERCE (RICHARD4, SION ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, HARDY1) was born March 29, 1860 in Carter County, TN, and died October 28, 1924 in Carter County, TN. He married (1) ELIZA C. ANDERSON August 17, 1879 in Carter County TN.. She was born 1863, and died Bef. 1883. He married (2) ELLEN CAMPBELL June 17, 1883 in Carter County TN.. She died 1890 in Carter County, Tennessee. He married (3) ELIZABETH HAMPTON January 14, 1891 in Carter County TN., daughter of DAN HAMPTON and MATTIE RITTLE. She was born April 1869 in Carter County, TN, and died 1908 in Big Stone Gap, Wise County, VA. He married (4) SARAH E. COLE Aft. 1908. She was born Abt. 1863.

 

1880 Carter County Census: Lilburn Pierce 19, Eliza 17

1920 Carter County Census: Lilbern Pierce 59, Carpenter, Sarah E. (wife) 57, Ray 17, Earl 15

 

More About LILBERN LEROY PIERCE:

Cause of Death: Infected finger, Septicemia - death record # 246

Occupation: Carpenter

 

Notes for ELIZABETH HAMPTON: Elizabeth Hampton was married to a Henderickson first.

Child of LILBERN PIERCE and ELIZA ANDERSON is:

i. REBECCA6 PIERCE, b. July 1880, Carter County, Tennessee; m. CAMPBELL WHITE; b. Abt. 1876, Carter County, .

Children of LILBERN PIERCE and ELLEN CAMPBELL are:

284. ii. WALTER HUBERT6 PIERCE, b. May 08, 1886, Carter County, Tennessee; d. July 1967, Carter County, TN.

iii. MAUDE PIERCE, b. October 30, 1890, Carter County, Tennessee; m. LARK A. WINSTON; b. Abt. 1886.

Children of LILBERN PIERCE and ELIZABETH HAMPTON are:

iv. CHARLIE6 PIERCE, b. 1892, Carter County, Tennessee; d. 1899, Carter County, Tennessee.

v. ARTHUR PIERCE, b. January 1894, Carter County, Tennessee; m. ROSE STEWART; b. Abt. 1898.

Residence: 1967, Lived in Washington, DC

285. vi. WILLIAM LOUIS PIERCE, b. December 08, 1895, Wise County, VA; d. September 12, 1928, Washington County, TN.

vii. PEARL PIERCE, b. June 19, 1900, Wise, VA; d. February 16, 1994, Carter County, Tennessee; m. FAUNCE WILLIAMS; b. Abt. 1896, Wise, VA.

viii. RAYMOND PIERCE, b. August 18, 1902, Wise, VA. Residence: 1967, Kingsport, TN

ix. EARL PIERCE, b. Abt. 1905. Residence: 1967, Crescent City, California

x. ROY PIERCE.

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