Gardner and Pierson Families Genealogy

 

 

 

 

Calvin Pierson Family

 

 

Calvin PIERSON was born about 1811 in New York.

 

CENSUS:

1850 U.S. Census, Wolcott Twp., Wayne County, New York:

Calvin Pierson, 36, farmer, value of real estate - $400, b. New York

Lydia E., 34, b. New York

Chas., 12, b. New York, attended school

Reuben, 10, b. New York, attended school

Franklin, 7, b. New York, attended school

Eugene, 2, b. New York

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1860 U.S. Census, Sterling Center, Sterling Twp., Cayuga Co., New York:

Calvin Piersons, 49, farmer, value of real estate - $400, value of personal estate - $100, b. New York, cannot read and write

Eliza, 45, b. New York

Charles, 21, farm laborer, b. New York

Edward, 12, attended school, b. New York

Eunice, 21, b. New York

Orma, 1, b. New York

Mary Sigsby, 60, b. New York

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1870 U.S. Census, Olive Twp., Clinton County, Michigan:

Calvin Pierson, 59, farming, b. New York

Lydia E., 54, keeping house, b. New York

Edward E., 23, farming, b. New York

Viola A., 17, keeping house, b. Michigan

 

 

MARRIAGE of CALVIN:

 

Calvin married Lydia Eliza BLANCHARD.  Lydia was born about 1816 in New York.  She died 28 Nov 1888, in Victor Twp., Clinton Co. Michigan.

 

Calvin and Lydia had the following CHILDREN:

 

1.   George W. PIERSON (Calvin) was born about 8 Oct 1835 in New York. He died 18 Dec 1889 in Victor Twp., Clinton Co., Michigan, and was buried in Reed Cemetery, Victor Twp., Clinton Co., Michigan.

 

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 George W. Pierson stone, Reed Cemetery

 George W. Pierson's stone

 

CENSUS:

1860 U.S. Census, Victor Twp., Clinton County, Michigan:

George Pierson, 25, farmer, value of real estate - $800, value of personal estate - $350, b. New York, married within the year

Sarah, 21, b. Michigan

Allen Scott, 39, farm labor, b. New York, married within the year (could this mark be meant for Sarah?)

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1870 U.S. Census, Victor Twp., Clinton County, Michigan:

George Pierson, 37, farmer, value of real estate - $3000, value of personal estate - $1145, b. New York

Sarah, 31, keeping house, b. Michigan

Charles Scott, 15, farming, b. New York

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1880 U.S. Census, Victor Twp., Clinton County, Michigan:

George W. Pierson, 47, farmer, b. New York, both parents b. New York

Sarah, 44, keeping house, b. Michigan, both parents b. New York

Edna, 9, niece, at school, b. Michigan, both parents b. New York

Alice Youngs, 2, adopt-daughter, at home, b. Michigan, father b. Michigan, mother - blank

Calvin Pierson, 68, father, b. New York, parents unknown birthplace

Lidia, 65, mother, b. New York, parents unknown birthplace

 

 

MARRIAGE of GEORGE:

George married Sarah about 1859. Sarah was born about 1836 in Michigan.

 

George and Sarah had the following CHILD:

1.  Alice YOUNGS (George W. Pierson) was born about 1878 in Michigan.

 

 

2.   Charles W. PIERSON (Calvin) was born 12 Dec 1837 and died 9 May 1913.

 

3.   Reuben D. PIERSON (Calvin) was born Aug 1839 in New York. He died 6 Jul 1913 in Seneca Co., New York and was buried 9 Jul 1913 in Lodi Cemetery, Lodi Twp., Seneca Co., New York.

 

CENSUS:

1870 U.S. Census, City of Big Rapids, Ward 3, Mecosta County, Michigan:

Reuben Pierson, 30, carpenter, Value of real estate - $800, b. New York

Mary A., 30, keeping house, b. New York

Victor F., 1 year, Female?, b. Michigan

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1880 U.S. Census, Hersey Twp., Osceola County, Michigan:

Reuben Pierson, 38, married, farmer and carpenter, b. New York, both parents b. New York

Mary A., 38, wife, married, keeping house, b. New York, both parents b. New York

Victory F., 10, son, b. Michigan

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1900 U.S. Census, Lodi Twp., Seneca Co., New York:

Reuben D. Pierson, 60, b. Aug 1839, married 34 years, b. New York, both parents b. New York, day laborer, owns a mortgaged home

Mary W., 60, wife, b. Mar. 1840, married 34 years, has had 3 children, one is living, b. New York, both parents b. New York

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 1930 U.S. Census, Seneca Falls Village, Ward 1, Seneca Co., New York:

Mary Pearson, 79, widow, b. New York, both parents b. New York

Is a roomer with Louise Burroughs

 

MARRIAGE:

Reuben married Mary A.. Mary was born Mar 1840 in New York.

 

DEATH of REUBEN:

"Interlaken Review," Interlaken, New York, 11 July 1913:

The death of Rev. R.D. Pierson occurred early on Monday morning, following a long period of illness and invalidism. Deceased was formerly a member of the Central New York conference, (Methodist), and his last appointment was Townsendville. Failing health compelled his retirement, so he located in Lodi, where his son had preceded him, and thereafter resided here. He was a member of the local G.A.R. post, and had been its commander. He bore his many months of great suffering heroically, and was thoroughly prepared for his demise. Funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M.J. wen, of Ovid, assisted by Rev. Seth Cook, and burial at West Lodi, He is survived by his widow, who is very feeble, and a son, Dr. V.M. Pierson of this place.

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"Ovid Gazette," Lodi NY news, Ovid, New York, 16 July 1913:

Reuben Pierson, Sr. died at his home here on Sunday evening, July 6th, aged 74 years. Funeral was held at the home on the Wednesday following, conducted by Rev. M.J. Owen of Ovid. Interment at West Lodi. He leaves a wife, one son, and two grand-children.

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From the "West Lodi Cemetery Records," copy of which is at the Interlaken Public Library, Interlaken, New York:

Reuben Pierson: Born 1838 Aug 28, Died 1913 Jul 7, Lodi, Age 74. Parents, Calvin Pierson and Eliza Blanchard. Spouse, Mary Augusta

 

 

Reuben and Mary had the following CHILD:

 

1.  Victor F. PIERSON (Reuben) was born May 1864-1869 in Michigan. He died 16 Mar 1939 in Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., New York, and was buried in West Lodi Cemetery, Seneca Co., New York.

 

MARRIAGE of VICTOR:

Victor married Elizabeth R. about 1897. Elizabeth was born Aug 1871 in New York.

 

CENSUS:

1900 U.S. Census, Lodi Twp., Seneca Co., New York:

Victor F. Pierson, 36, b. May 1864, married 3 years, b. Michigan, both parents b. New York, dentist, rents a home

Elizabeth R., 28, wife, b. Aug 1871, married 3 years, has had one child who is living, b. New York, both parents b. New York

Reuby, 9 months old, son, b. Oct 1899 in New York

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1930 U.S. Census, Lodi Twp., Seneca Co., New York:

Victor F. Pierson, 59, boarder, first married at 19 years old, b. Michigan, father b. New York, mother b. New York, laborer on a farm, is not a veteran

Lives with Jessie Bennett, proprietor of a boarding house

 

DEATH of VICTOR:

"The Gazette and Independent," Ovid, N.Y., March 24, 1939:

Dr. Victor Pierson passed away at the Seneca Falls hospital on Thursday, March 16. Funeral was at the home of Jessie Bennett on Sunday. Burial was in West Lodi. He leaves a son Reuben in California and a daughter in Canandaigua.

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"The Interlaken Review," Interlaken, N.Y., March 24, 1939:

In the death of V.F. Pierson on Thursday evening, March 16th, 1939, Seneca County has lost a citizen widely known, of good humor, kind and obliging disposition, trustworthiness. All these qualities, and more, made for him a friend of everybody. He had lived in Lodi many years. He will be greatly missed in many ways.

The funeral was held from his late home Sunday, March 19th. Burial in West Lodi Cemetery.

There is a land that is fairer than day,

And by faith we can see it afar, for our

Father waits over the way to prepare us a dwelling place there.

 

 

Victor and Elizabeth had the following CHILDREN:

 

1. Reuben PIERSON (Victor) was born Oct 1899 in New York. He died after 1939.

 

2. Female PIERSON (Victor) died after 1939.

 

 

4.  Benjamin Franklin PIERSON (Calvin) was born 15 June 1842 in New York.  He died 2 Oct 1905 in Springfield Twp., Kalkaska Co., Michigan and was buried in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield Twp., Kalkaska Co., Michigan.

 

MARRIAGE:

Benjamin married Marion E..  Marion was born Marion was born Dec 1845 in New York. She died after 1920.

 

CENSUS:

1870 U.S. Census, Olive, Clinton Co., Michigan:

Benj Pierson, 27, farming, value of personal estate - $100, b. New York

Marion E., 25, keeping house, b. New York

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1880 U.S. Census, Olive Twp., Clinton Co., Michigan:

Benj. F. Pierson, 37, farmer, b. NY, both parents b. NY

Marion E., wife, b. NY, both parents b. NY

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1900 U.S. Census, Springfield Twp., Kalkaska Co., Michigan:

Benj. Pierson, 57, b. June 1843, married 38 years, b. New York, both parents b. New York, laborer, rents a home

Marion C., 54, wife, b. Dec 1845, married 38 years, has had one child, not living, b. New York, both parents b. New York

Edwin A., 16, adopted son, b. June 1883, b. Michigan, both parents b. New York, at school

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1910 U.S. Census, Springfield Twp., Kalkaska Co., Michigan:

Marion Pierson, enumerated with the Edwin Mills family, 65, foster mother (of Edwin), widow, has had one child, not living, b. York State, both parents b. York State

Edwin Mills, 31, married once for 5 years, b. Michigan, both parents b. Michigan, farmer, rents a farm

Edith, 28, wife, married 5 years, has had two children, both living, b. Ohio, both parents b. Pennsylvania

John, 3, son, b. Michigan

Russle, 2, son, b. Michigan

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1920 U.S. Census, Springfield Twp., Kalkaska County, Michigan:

Marian E. Pierson, 74, foster mother (to Edwin), is enumerated with the Edwin A. Mills family, widow, b. New York, father b. Vermont, mother b. New York

Edwin A. Mills, 36, b. Michigan, both parents b. Michigan, farmer on general farm

Ida E., 38, wife, b. Ohio, both parents b. Ohio

John E., 13, son, attended school, b. Michigan

Russel A., 12, son, attended school, b. Michigan

Orval F., 9, son, attended school, b. Michigan

Reatha G., 6, daughter, attended school, b. Michigan

Julia B., 4 years 7 months old, daughter, b. Michigan

Iva L., 2 years 7 months old, daughter, b. Michigan

Ervin F., 4 months old, son, b. Michigan

 

 

MILITARY:

From the "Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890: Schedules enumerating Union veterans and Widows of Union veterans of the Civil War," Michigan, Microfilm Reel 26, Kalkaska County, Supervisor's District 5, ED 122, Line 17:

 

Benjamin F. Pierson: Rank, Private; Company A, 138 NY Inf Regiment, enlisted July 1862, discharged Oct 1862, served 3 months.

Post office address, South Boardman; Disability incurred, Deafness; Remarks, discharged on Surgeons Orders.

(My note: He was in the military only 3 months. The 138th NY Inf. Regiment was changed to the 9th Heavy Artillery on December 9, 1862. Benjamin may have incurred the deafness while he was training for the Artillery, and was discharged early.)

 

 

5.  Edward Eugene PIERSON (Calvin) was born Feb 1848/1849 in New York. He died 16 Nov 1915 in Laingsburg, Sciota Twp., Shiawassee Co., Michigan and was buried in Laingsburg Cemetery, Sciota Twp., Shiawassee Co, Michigan.

 

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