William Pierce (1828-1914) and Lucretia Stiles (1834-1927)  

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William W. PIERCE
b. 6 Aug 1828 in Plainfield, Sullivan Co., NH, the son of Job and Rebecca (ALEXANDER) PIERCE
m. about 1825
d. 30 Jul 1914 in Bison, Rush Co., KS; bur. in Lacrosse Cemetery, Rush Co., KS

Sarah Lucretia STILES
b. 30 Nov 1834 in Logan Co., OH, the daughter of Abram and Sarah (MARTIN) STILES
d. 11 Feb 1927 in Bison, Rush Co., KS; bur. in Lacrosse Cemetery, Rush Co., KS

William's mother passed away when he was about four, and the family was dispersed among relatives. He took up the shoemaker trade. Upon reaching young adulthood, he moved west to Bureau Co., IL. He farmed in the Wyanet area.

Lucretia and her family moved west to Bureau Co., IL when she was young, settling in Walnut.

After their marriage, William and Lucretia resided in Bureau Co.. They raised four boys and a girl, plus another girl who died in childhood. After their children were grown, William and Lucretia moved to Bison, KS to farm, where they resided until their deaths.

Children of William and Lucretia Pierce:

  1. Sarah L. Pierce, b. 9 Jul 1858; d. 20 Nov 1861.
  2. Henry Sumner Pierce, b. Mar 1861.
  3. Franklin H. Pierce, b. 1863; d. 1947. He m. Ada Jane KANAUTS.
  4. Asa S. Pierce, b. 1866.
  5. Luther Merit Pierce, b. 11 Jun 1868.
  6. Clara M. Piece, b. 1872.
Pictures and Stuff

Family portrait, circa 1885
1885 biography of William Pierce

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Luther Pierce William Pierce Job Pierce Job Pierce
Amy Phillips
Rebecca Alexander William Alexander Philip Alexander
Olive Morgin
Esther --?--
Lucretia Stiles Abram Stiles Asahel Stiles Asahel Stiles
Sarah Dutton
Urana Johnson
Sarah Martin

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