John B. Piercy
John B. Piercy was born in Wilson county, Tennessee on the 13th day of
September, A. D. 1823, removed to Green county, Ill., while very young
and from there to Jefferson county in 1842, and was married to Amanda C.
Moss on the 30th day of May, 1845. Nine children were born of this marriage,
towit: James R. Piercy, Sophina C. Goodale, Saretto J. Gilderoy, William
A. Piercy, Norman A. Piercy, John R. Piercy, Rachel E. Dukes and Sarah
C. Maxey twins and Henry E. Piercy, all now living in Jefferson county
but Saretto J. Gilderoy, who lives in Idaho. Amanda C. Piercy, nee Moss,
died on the 13th day of October, 1864. He was again married to Jane McFatridge,
July 31, 1865. Of this marriage only one child, Vinnie F. Piercy, survives
him. He professed religion and joined the M. E. church in 1852 and remained
a consistent member of the same at the time of his death. His death was
the result of a urinary disease of long duration. He had been confined
to his bed the most of the time for two years last past and constantly
for the last three months. He grew worse about one week ago and sank rapidly
until the end come. The last three days previous to his death he was unconscious.
Mr. Piercy died, as stated yesterday, at 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The funeral
services will be held at the residence in Drivers tomorrow at 11 o'clock.
Rev. Mayhew of Murphysboro conducting the ceremonies, with interment in
the Old Shiloh cemetery.
Source: Daily Register
Date: Thursday, 9 February 1893
Submitted by Lori Lisenby Leonard