Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Family Milestones: March 17th

My maternal 4th-great granduncle, Austin PIERCE, married on this date in 1826 to Mary Ann STERLING.  Austin was born September 2, 1799 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont, the son of Gordon and Thirsa (SMALLEY) PIERCE.  I do not have the dates of birth or death for Mary Ann.  They had 8 children.  Austin died June 17, 1861 in Villenova, New York.

My maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, Elizabeth J. BEALS, was born on this date in Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.  Elizabeth was the daughter of John T. and Mary (DAVIS) BEALS, and the older sister of my Nathan T. BEALS.  Elizabeth married May 1, 1867 to Solomon HINSHAW.  Solomon was born November 1841 in North Carolina, the son of Michael and Rachel (________) HINSHAW.  They raised 3 children in Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana.  Solomon died November 29, 1929.  Elizabeth died September 9, 1928.  Both are buried in the Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.

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