Marian Ellen (Pierce) Miner Pedigree
(Start at generation 2, below.)
Last Change: 26 November 2014
Origin of the surname “Pierce:”
6 Joseph Pierce
Of New England origin. Resided in Pike County, Pennsylvania by 1796. Of interest, President of the United State, Franklin Pierce, was Joseph’s nephew. Married Temperance Lucky, perhaps daughter of Samuel Lucky, and had the following son:
5 Benjamin Pierce
Born 11 March 1796 at Kingston, Pennsylvania. Died 5 February 1881 (age 84) at Leraysville, Pennsylvania. Moved to Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1802, having been apprenticed until age 21 to Dinnon Bostwick as a blacksmith. Bought land at Leraysville, Bradford County in 1810 and was among the first officers of that township when it was founded in 1863. Married Mehitable Brink (b. 15 Oct 1799 at Leraysville, PA, d. 21 Apr 1885 at Leraysville, age 85), daughter of William (d. 1804) and Lorraine (Brister) Brink, on 5 September 1817 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Served in the War of 1812 and as a Colonel during the Civil War. Benjamin and Mehitable had the following children:
1. Jackson Pierce: Born 15 August 1818 at LeRaysville, Pennsylvania.
2. Jehial Pierce: Born 11 June 1821. Died in 1840.
3. William Pierce: Born 5 December 1825. Died 1833. Played several musical instruments.
4. Lewis Burton Pierce: See generation 6, below.
4 Brigadier General Lewis Burton Pierce
Born 2 September 1831 at Pike, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Died 30 October 1876, age 45, from Bright’s disease. Was a Cavalry officer with the grade of Colonel during the Civil War and, about one month before his death, was promoted to Brigadier General. Married Elizabeth H. Black, daughter of William H., Jr. and Luella Elizabeth (?) Black of LeRaysville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, on 18 January 1855. Elizabeth was a schoolteacher and taught at Beecher Hill District School, north of LeRaysville. She met Lewis while he was performing duties as Inspector of Schools.
Lewis moved his family from Baltimore, Maryland to LeRaysville, Pennsylvania during the Civil War for safety. Lewis and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. Martin W. Pierce: Born 1857.
2. Fay Hollis Pierce: See generation 5, below.
3. Mary Pierce: Born 1860. Died about 2 years old.
3 Fay Hollis Pierce (photos)
Born 13 October 1859 at LeRaysville, Pennsylvania or Baltimore, Maryland. Died 25 May 1948 (age 88) at Broome County, New York. His remains were interred in LeRaysville Cemetery. Was a Justice of the Peace; officiated at the marriage of his daughter, Marian Ellen Pierce. Married Cora Bertie/Bertha Johnson (photos) (b. 11 Sep 1866 in N. LeRaysville, d. 8 May 1942 (age 75) at home in Rushville, PA and is interred at LeRaysville), daughter of George N. and Alice (Chaffee) Johnson, at LeRaysville on 3 January 1883 and had the following children:
1. Alice Elizabeth Pierce: Born 28 October 1884. Died Tuesday, 13 September 1966 (age 81) at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Funeral at Tiffany Funeral Home on Friday, 16 September 1966. Interred 16 September 1966 in Orwell Valley Cemetery, Orwell, Pennsylvania. Married Frank LaFayette Dimock (b. 5 Dec 1877 at Orwell, PA, d. 23 Mar 1964 in Robert Packer Hospital, age 86; interred Orwell Valley Cem.), son of LaFayette Giggins (b. 1833, d. 1916) and Agnes Mary (Ryan) Dimock (b. 1850, d. 1926) on 18 October 1905. Frank was a businessman, a Mason, and a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. He and Alice had the following children:
a. Frances E. Dimock: Daughter. Born 5 February 1913 at LeRaysville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Died 4 July 1989 at South Mountain Restoration Center, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Graduated from Temple University and attended Dickinson Law School. In 1966 was a patient at Clarks Summit State Hospital, Pennsylvania. In December 1985 moved from there to the South Mountain Restoration Center. Never married.
b. Edna Marion Dimock: Born 1916. Died 1957, before her parents; interred Orwell Valley Cemetery, next to parents. Married Reverend John A. Sensenig (photos), 12th pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, on 19 October 1946. John graduated 1945 from Princeton Theological Seminary. John and Edna resided in Wyalusing Township from 1945 to 1949. At some point also resided in New York City. John and Edna had the following children:
(1) David Sensenig.
(2) Mark Sensenig.
(3) Michael Sensenig.
(4) Mary Sensenig.
2. Marian Ellen Pierce: See generation 4, below.
3. Lewis Benjamin Pierce: (photos) Born 28 December 1890. Married.
4. John Black Pierce: Born 24 March 1907. Resided in Binghamton, New York. Married.
Note: A Katharine Pierce (more info) (b. 22 Apr 1891 at Wyalusing Twp, Bradford Co., , PA) died 20 September 1984 and was interred in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
2 Marian Ellen (Pierce) Miner
Born 9 June 1887 at LeRaysville, Pennsylvania. Married Walter Baines Miner, generation 2 of the Miner Annex on 13 July 1915 at El Paso, Texas.
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