Sunday, February 07, 2010

Family Milestones: February 7th

 My maternal great-grandmother, Edna Muriel PIERCE, was born on this date in 1897 in Madison County, Indiana.  Edna was the daughter of William Francis and Clara (PENNISTEN) PIERCE.  She was known by her nickname of "Peach".  Edna married June 19, 1915 in Madison County, Indiana to Virgil Lee WRIGHT, son of John William and Ellen (KING) WRIGHT.  Virgil was born July 6, 1894 in Orestes, Madison County, Indiana.  They lived in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, and had 3 children.  Virgil died March 25, 1972 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Edna died March 3, 1968 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.

My maternal 4th-great granduncle, Jackson Conrad CROCKETT, was born on this date in 1823 in Owen County, Indiana.  Jackson was the son of David and Mary Ann (NOSLER) CROCKETT, and the older brother of my Mary Ann Crockett.  Jackson married January 12, 1843 in Monroe County, Indiana to Clarinda GRIFFITHS.  Clarinda was born October 6, 1819 in North Carolina.  They had 4 children.  Clarinda died May 28, 1888 in Bourbon County, Kansas.  Jackson died November 5, 1860 in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri.

My paternal 5th-great grandaunt, Mary Ann BYERS, was born on this date in 1765 in York County, Pennsylvania.  Mary was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (________) BYERS, and the older sister of my Abraham BYERS.  Mary Ann married circa 1786 in York County, Pennsylvania to Jacob REIBER.  I do not have dates of birth or death for Jacob.  Mary Ann died May 10, 1859 in Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

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