Thursday, December 31, 2009

Family Milestones: December 31st

My maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, Minerva PIERCE, was married on this date in 1868 in Madison County, Indiana to Dr. Daniel SIGLER.  Minerva was the daughter of Francis S. and Rebecca (PAGE) PIERCE, and the younger sister of my Edmund G. PIERCE.  Minerva was born December 6, 1846 in Indiana.  Daniel was born May 1844 in Indiana, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (SHANK) PIERCE.  Daniel was a physician in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.  They had 3 children.  Minerva died August 31, 1902 in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana and is buried in the Elwood City Cemetery. I do not have a death date for Daniel.

My paternal 5th-great granduncle, Elisha CHEW, was married on this date in 1794 to Mary SPRINGER.  Elisha was the son of Rev. Jesse and Mary (RICHARDS) CHEW, and the younger brother of my Nathaniel CHEW.  Elisha was born October 5, 1776 in New Jersey.  I do not have dates of birth or parentage of Mary SPRINGER.  Elisha died August 22, 1849.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My maternal grandaunt, Carrie Verle HALEY, was married on this date in 1927 in Jay County, Indiana to Waymon THORNBURG.  Carrie was the daughter of Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (METZNER) HALEY.  Carrie was born May 14, 1905 in Jay County, Indiana.  Waymon was born December 26, 1903 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana, the son of Arthur F. and Minnie (WARREN) THORNBURG.  Waymon died July 17, 1973 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  Carrie died August 5, 2003 Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

My paternal 5th-great grandaunt, Content MAXSON, was born on this date in 1732.  Content was the daughter of Joseph and Bethia (MAXSON) MAXSON, and the older sister of my Ephraim MAXSON.  Content married September 19, 1754 to George POTTER, son of Thomas and Mary (BABCOCK) POTTER.   George was born January 3, 1732 in Westerly, Rhode Island.   They raised a family of 9 children.  George died August 19, 1794 and Content died October 24, 1815.

My paternal 5th-great grandfather, Abraham BYERS, was born on this date in 1771 in Pennsylvania.  Abraham was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (________) BYERS.  Charles married circa 1795 in York County, Pennsylvania to Mary STICKEL, daughter of Jacob and Anna Maria (________) STICKEL.  Mary was born August 28, 1768 in Warrington Township, York County, Pennsylvania.  They raised a family of 9 children.  Abraham died January 21, 1823 in Warrington Township, York County, Pennsylvania.  Mary died September 24, 1842 in Warrington Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

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