Hamilton County Family Histories

John Pierson Family

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Generation No. 1

1.   John1 Pierson was born 07 Oct 1812 in New York, and died 23 Apr 1884 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas. He married Elizabeth Hunter Abt. 1842 in Florida, daughter of William Hunter/Sr and Catherine Roberts. She was born 25 Dec 1825 in Georgia, and died 24 Feb 1902 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas.

Notes for John Pierson:

1850 Census ~ District 2 Hamilton Co. Florida (10/30/1850)

John Peerson NY 34  farmer

Elizabeth          GA 26

Mary J.            FL 6   

James             FL 4

Nancy             FL 2

Catherine       FL 1

1860 Census ~ Hamilton Co. Florida (07/19/1860

John Pearson    NY 43 farmer

Eliz.       GA 31

Mary J.       Fl  16

James       FL  14

Nancy       FL  12

Catherine       FL  10

John       FL  8

William       FL  6

Jacob       FL  4

Elizabeth       FL  2

Catherine Hunter     FL  64 (mother-in-law)

1870 Census ~ Echols Co. Georgia (07/09/1870)

John Pearson   NY  55

Elizabeth       GA  43

Nancy       GA  20

Catherine       GA  18

John       GA  17

William       GA  15

Jacob       GA  13

Elizabeth       GA  11

Eveline       GA  9

James Walker    GA 2

1880 Census ~ Precinct 3 Johnson Co. Texas (06/10/1880)

Jno. Pearson    NY 1812

E.       GA 1827

Nancy       FL  1851

Jacob       FL  1857

E.       FL  1863

Jim Scarbourgh       GA  1859

More About John Pierson:

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Grandview,Texas

Notes for Elizabeth Hunter:

1900 Census ~ Precinct 5 Callahan Co.Texas (06/15/1900)

Elizabeth Pearson  74 GA Mother-in-law in daughter Elizabeth Kennards house.

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

More About John Pierson and Elizabeth Hunter:

Marriage: Abt. 1842, Florida

Children of John Pierson and Elizabeth Hunter are:

    2   i.    Mary J.2 Pierson, born Abt. 1843 in Hamilton Co.Florida.

    3   ii.    James Pierson, born Abt. 1845 in Hamilton Co.Florida.

    4   iii.    Nancy Pierson, born Abt. 1847 in Hamilton Co.Florida.

+   5    iv.    Catherine Pierson, born 08 Aug 1849 in Hamilton Co. Florida; died 28 Sep 1913 in Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas.

+   6    v.    John Marion Pierson, born 16 Jun 1851 in Hamilton Co. Florida; died 15 Feb 1925 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.

+   7    vi.    William Miles Pierson, born 13 Feb 1855 in Hamilton Co. Florida; died 31 Oct 1905 in Hamilton County, Texas.

+    8    vii.    Jacob Pierson, born Jun 1856 in Tallahasee, Florida; died 26 Oct 1921 in Hill County, Texas.

+   9    viii.    Elizabeth Pierson, born Aug 1857 in Hamilton Co. Florida; died Aft. 1910 in Texas.

+   10    ix.    Eveline V Pierson, born Abt. 1863.


Generation No. 2

    5.  Catherine2 Pierson (John1) was born 08 Aug 1849 in Hamilton Co. Florida, and died 28 Sep 1913 in Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas.  She married James Riley Nelson.  He was born 08 Feb 1854 in Georgia, and died 24 Jul 1933 in Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas.

Notes for Catherine Pierson:

1850 Census ~ Hamilton Co. Florida (w/parents)

1860 Census ~ Hamilton Co. Florida (w/parents)

1870 Census ~ Echols Co. Georgia (w/parents)

1880 Census ~ ?

1900 Census ~ Johnson Co. Texas

James Nelson       02/1856

Catherine (Pierson)Nelson    08/1849 (5-3)

Jacob R.           10/1881

Frances M.       11/1883

More About Catherine Pierson:

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

Children of Catherine Pierson and James Nelson are:

   11    i.    Jacob Riley3 Nelson, born 27 Oct 1881 in Johnson Co. Texas.

Notes for Jacob Riley Nelson:

1910 Census ~ Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas

J. R. Nelson Jr

Carrie

Edwin

WWI Draft Registration ~ Grandview Johnson Co. Texas

1920 Census ~ Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas (Jan 1920)

Jake    39 TX    insurance writer

Carrie    40 TX   

Edwin    10 TX

Mary Katheryn 5 TX

J. R. Nelson (father) Wd

    12    ii.    Frances M. Nelson, born Nov 1883.

    6.  John Marion2 Pierson (John1) was born 16 Jun 1851 in Hamilton Co. Florida, and died 15 Feb 1925 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.  He married Laura Weldon Guinn 25 Dec 1878 in Jackson,  Madison Co. Tn, daughter of Andrew Guinn and Elizabeth Conder/or.  She was born 04 Feb 1860 in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, and died 23 Dec 1947 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.

Notes for John Marion Pierson:
1860 Census ~ Hamilton Co. Florida (w/parents)
1870 Census ~ Echols Co. Georgia (w/parents)
1880 Census ~ Precinct 2 Hill Co. Texas (06/18/1880)

John Pierson    FL 27

Laura   wife    TN 19

Coll?? Nelson    GA 40

1900 Census ~ Johnson Co. Texas (06/08/1900)

John M. Pierson    06/1851 FL

Laura        02/1860 TN

William A.       09/1879 TX

John F.       09/1882 TX

Hardy       01/1886 TX

Virgil L.       12/1889 TX

Lonnie       02/1890 TX

Grady       05/1892 TX

Lizzie       07/1895 TX

Kate       07/1898 TX

1910 Census ~ District 58 Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas (Fourth St.)

J. M. Pierson     59 GA-NY-GA

Laura W.       50 TN-TN-TN

V. L.       28 TX

Grady       18 TX

Lizzie       14 TX

Kate       11 TX

May       8 TX (twin)

Pearl       8 TX  (twin)

1920 Census ~ Bishop, Nueces Co. Texas (04/08/1930)

John M. Pierson    67 FL-NY-FL  farmer

Laura W.       60 TN-TN-TN

Grady       27 TX           farmer

Katherine                22TX            assistant cashier bank

Pearl        19 TX

May       19 TX        clerk dry goods store

Henry H. Hutto     23 TX-AL-TX  high school teacher

More About John Marion Pierson:

Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Nueces Co. Bishop, TX

More About Laura Weldon Guinn:

Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Nueces Co. Bishop, TX

More About John Pierson and Laura Guinn:

Marriage: 25 Dec 1878, Jackson,  Madison Co. Tn

Children of John Pierson and Laura Guinn are:

+   13    i.    William Andrew3 Pierson, born 06 Sep 1880 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died Aft. 1951 in Baytown, Harris Co. Texas.

+   14    ii.    John Fenner Pierson, born 20 Sep 1882 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 12 May 1948 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.

   15    iii.    Charles Hardy Pierson, born 03 Jan 1886 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 09 Nov 1951 in Waxahachie, Ellis Co.Texas.  He married Ethel Grover; born Abt. 1889 in Texas; died Unknown.

+   16    iv.    Virgil Lee Pierson, born 08 Dec 1887 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 23 Dec 1965 in Cleburn, Johnson County, Texas.

+    17    v.    Lonnie D. Pierson, born 24 Feb 1890 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 29 Jun 1975 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas.

   18    vi.    Guy Pierson, born 29 Dec 1892 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 17 Jun 1893 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas.

Notes for Guy Pierson:

Died an infant

More About Guy Pierson:

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

+   19    vii.    Luther Grady Pierson, born 27 May 1893 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 26 May 1981 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.

+   20    viii.    Elizabeth Weldon Pierson, born 27 Jul 1895 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 23 Aug 1989 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.

+   21    ix.    Katherine Pierson, born 30 Jul 1898 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 30 Sep 1974 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

+   22    x.    May Pierson, born 20 Jun 1901 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 13 Aug 1982 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.

   23    xi.    Pearl Pierson, born 20 Jun 1901 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 05 Feb 1936 in Bishop, Nueces County, Texas.

Notes for Pearl Pierson:

OBITUARY

Miss Pearl Pierson

Funeral services for Miss Pearl Pierson 34, of Bishop, who died yesterday in a local hospital from injuries received in an automobile collision on the Robstown-Corpus Christie highway near Clarkwood,were held at the Baptist Church in Bishop at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon with the Rev. Mr. Reifel pastor of the church officiating.  Interment was in the Bishop Cemetery under the direction of the Allen Mortuary of Kingsville.

Miss Pierson was a native of Grandview, Texas having been born there on June 20, 1901.  She lived in Bishop for the last 24 years.  She was a graduate nurse of a hospital at Waxahachie.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs J. M. Pierson of Bishop, three sisters, Mrs Lee Lynam, Mrs Gordon Purl and Mrs. T. T. Lacy all of Bishop. and six brothers J. F. and Grady Pierson both of Bishop; William and Lonnie Pierson of Goose Creek; Virgil of Cleburne and Hardy of Waxahachie.

Burial: Bishop Cemetery

    7.  William Miles2 Pierson (John1) was born 13 Feb 1855 in Hamilton Co. Florida, and died 31 Oct 1905 in Hamilton County, Texas.  He married Matilda Jane Shackleford.  She was born Feb 1861 in Missouri, and died 10 Feb 1942 in Hico, Hamilton Co. Texas.

More About William Miles Pierson:

Burial: Honey Creek Cemetery, Hamilton Co. Texas

More About Matilda Jane Shackleford:

Burial: Honey Creek Cemetery, Hamilton Co. Texas

   

Children of William Pierson and Matilda Shackleford are:

+   24    i.    Adolphus D.3 Pierson, born 01 May 1882 in Hico, Hamilton Co. Texas; died 03 Jul 1930.

+   25    ii.    Almer Russell Pierson, born 14 Dec 1884 in Hico, Hamilton County, Texas; died 14 Mar 1938 in Dallas, Dallas Co. Texas.

+   26    iii.    Willie Mae Pierson, born Sep 1886.

+   27    iv.    Austin F. Pierson, born 31 Jul 1889 in Hico, Hamilton Co. Texas; died 11 Apr 1965 in San Antonio, Texas.

   28    v.    Ernest E. Pierson, born Mar 1897 in Hico, Hamilton Co. Texas.

   29    vi.    Sybil Pierson, born May 1900 in Hico, Hamilton Co. Texas.

   30    vii.    Annie Pierson, born Unknown in Hico Cemetery, Hamilton co. Texas.

    8.  Jacob2 Pierson (John1) was born Jun 1856 in Tallahasee, Florida, and died 26 Oct 1921 in Hill County, Texas.  He married Celestia Elizabeth Richards.  She was born 1869 in Johnson County, Texas, and died May 1943 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas.

More About Jacob Pierson:

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

More About Celestia Elizabeth Richards:

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

Children of Jacob Pierson and Celestia Richards are:

   31    i.    Mittie L.3 Pierson, born Jul 1884 in Hill Co., Texas.

+   32    ii.    William Miles Pierson, born Mar 1888 in Hillsboro, Texas; died 21 Sep 1928 in Hill Co. Texas.

+   33    iii.    Ozella Pierson, born Feb 1891 in Hill Co. Texas; died Oct 1978.

+   34    iv.    Kate Pierson, born May 1892.

+   35    v.    Mary Elizabeth Pierson, born 02 Aug 1895 in Johnson Co, Texas; died 1987 in Covington, Texas.

   36    vi.    Frances Pierson, born 17 Mar 1903; died 15 Sep 1979 in Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas.  She married ? Stoker.

More About Frances Pierson:

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

   37    vii.    Infant Pierson, born 1894; died 1894 in Grandview, Johnson Co. Texas.

>More About Infant Pierson:

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

   9.  Elizabeth2 Pierson (John1) was born Aug 1857 in Hamilton Co. Florida, and died Aft. 1910 in Texas.  She married William Everett Kennard, Jr Abt. 1880 in Texas.  He was born Jan 1848 in Texas, and died Aft. 1910 in Texas.

Notes for Elizabeth Pierson:
1900 Census ~ Justice Precinct 5,Callahan Co. Texas (06/15/1900)

S. Kennard    Jan 1848    TX head        stock raiser

Elizabeth        Aug 1859 FL  wife

JohnR.                  Oct 1881 TX  son

Hamer         July 1892 TX  son

George Barry     Nov 1871    cousin  TX-AL-AL

Viva Barry     Sept 1883   cousin    TX-GA-FL

J. J. Kennard    Apr 1882   brother

Elizabeth Pearson   Dec 1825 M-in-L

1910 Census ~ Justice Precinct 5, Callahan Co. Texas (04/27/1910)

Wm E. Kennard    62 TX-TN-GA    stock farm    M-30yrs

Elizabeth        50 FL-NY-GA           2-2

Homer M.   son    7  TX

More About William Kennard, Jr and Elizabeth Pierson:

Marriage: Abt. 1880, Texas

Children of Elizabeth Pierson and William Kennard, Jr are:

   38    i.    John Robert3 Kennard, born 23 Oct 1881 in Clyde, Callahan, Texas; died 16 Mar 1932 in Taylor Co. Texas.  He married Mabel/Mabelle Kennard Abt. 1903 in Callahan Co. Texas; born Abt. 1885 in Texas; died 30 Sep 1974 in Taylor Co. Texas.

Notes for John Robert Kennard:
1910 Census ~ Justice Precinct 5 Callahan Co. Texas (04/27/1910)

[Next door to parents]

John R. Kennard    22 TX  stock farm

Mabelle       23 TX  0-0  M 6yrs

WWI Draft Registration ~ Clyde, Callahan, Texas Sept 12, 1918

1920 Census ~ Justice Precinct 5 Callahan Co. Texas (01/29/1920)

[next door to brother]

John R. Kennard    37 -1883-TX    stock farmer

Mabel       35-1885-TX

1930 Census ~  Precinct 5 Callahan Co. Texas (04/14/1930)

[Next door to brother]

John R. Kennard   48-TX M @ 21        rancher

Maybell       45-TX  M @ 18

Marriage: Abt. 1903, Callahan Co. Texas

+   39    ii.    Homer Miles Kennard, born 13 Jul 1892 in Clyde, Callahan, Texas; died 14 Apr 1952 in Callahan Co. Texas.

    10.  Eveline V2 Pierson (John1) was born Abt. 1863.  She married R. C. Rhine 22 Dec 1881 in Johnson Co. Texas. 

More About RC Rhine and Eveline Pierson:

Marriage: 22 Dec 1881, Johnson Co. Texas

Child of Eveline Pierson and R. C. Rhine is:

    40    i.    Wilborn T.3 Rhine, born 15 Nov 1883 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas; died 22 Jul 1884 in Grandview, Johnson County, Texas.

More About Wilborn T. Rhine:

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Grandview, Texas

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