THOMAS PIERSON occupies one of the best improved farms on section 7, Carlinville Township. He is another of our British-American citizens who have found in the New World a better home than they had even in the beautiful island of Great Britain. The father of this gentleman was William Pierson, an Englishman. His parents emigrated to America and made their home in Morgan County. Here the mother passed away from earth. The father is now a resident of Missouri.
The subject of this sketch was the fifth in a family of six children. He was born in Morgan County, Ill., April 5, 1863. He made his home with his parents until the year 1880, when he came to Macoupin County and worked for others upon their farms until he was married. This event of great importance and interest took place April 2, 1890, at the home of the bride in Carlinville Township. The lady is Miss Hattie Morris, a daughter of the late Charles and Maria Morris. Mr. Morris died in Carlinville Township, December 7, 1886, and his widow is still living and makes her home with her children.
Mrs. Hattie Pierson was born in Carlinville Township, May 18, 1863. After her marriage with Mr. Pierson they made their home on her father's old homestead. They now own a tract of one hundred and sixty acres, upon which is carried on not only general farming but stock raising. The farm is in excellent condition and bears every mark of the hand of a thorough-going and intelligent farmer. Nothing upon the farm is allowed to run to waste, but every acre counts and every corner is made productive and kept in excellent condition. In politics he is a Republican, but is not aggressive in this line, confining his interest to keeping himself well informed and casting his ballot for the principles which he espouses.