Thursday, January 14, 2010

Family Milestones: January 14th

My maternal 2nd-great grandparents, William PIERCE and Clara PENNISTEN, were married on this date in 1892 in Madison County, Indiana.  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 Madison County, Indiana, the daughter of John and Jane Ann (ALDERMAN) PENNISTEN.  William was a farmer in Lafayette and Monroe Townships, Madison County, Indiana.  They had 7 children.  Clara died September 26, 1906 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  William remarried March 4, 1909 in Madison County, Indiana to Vida MADDOX.  Vida was born October 6, 1886 in Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky, daughter of Charles W. and Sarah (POWELL) MADDOX.  William died September 21, 1950 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

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