Monday, October 19, 2009

Marriage: William Pierce to Clara Pennisten

My maternal great-great grandparents, William Francis PIERCE and Clara PENNISTEN were married on January 14, 1892 in Madison County, Indiana. A copy of their marriage record is filed in Book C4, page 112.

William was born July 10, 1865 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana, the son of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE. Clara was born March 1869 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana, the daughter of John and Jane (ALDERMAN) PENNISTEN.

Clara's death on September 26, 1906 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana ended their marriage. William later remarried to Vida MADDOX.

William and Clara had known children: John Herman, Edna Muriel, Edward E., and Lillian. Edward E. died as a baby and Lillian age age 19. The 1900 census shows Clara as the mother of 5 children with 3 living, so there are two more born between 1892-1900 that I have not discovered their names.

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