Thursday, December 24, 2009

Family Milestones; December 24th

My maternal great-granduncle, John Herman PIERCE, married on this date in 1918 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana to Charlotte Elva HENSLEY.  John was the son of William Francis and Clara (PENNISTEN) PIERCE, and the older brother of my Edna Muriel PIERCE.  John was born July 1895 in Madison County, Indiana.  Charlotte was born in 1901.  John died in 1959 and is buried in the Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

My paternal 4th-great grandaunt, Beulah Haines WOOLSTON, was born on this date in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Beulah was the daughter of Samuel and Hannah (HAINES) WOOLSTON, and younger sister of my Rachel WOOLSTON.  Beulah married September 24, 1829 in Burlington County, New Jersey to Daniel DEACON, son of Daniel and Margaret (RIDGWAY) DEACON.  Daniel was born May 20, 1808 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  They raised 5 children.  Daniel died June 13, 1866 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  I do not have a death date for Beulah.

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