Elnora Pierson

Last updated 5 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 31 Mar 1858 in , , Minnesota, United States

Father: George Pierson (1831 – 1864)

Mother: Deborah Chickering Smith (1831 – 1905)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1860-ps-ia-grundy-felix-228: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Grundy County, Felix Township, page 228 (424); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Grundy > Felix” image 4; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 25

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Pierson). See research notes for spelling detail.

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Osage County, Superior Township, enumeration district 37, page 28 (form/penned) or 167D (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “Kansas > Osage > Superior > 037” image 28; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 392 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 47, dwelling 261

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Pierson). See research notes for spelling detail

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864: Widow Pension File for Deborah Pierson (1864); Civil War “Widows’ Pensions”, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 2 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Infantry > Regiment 32 > Company K > Pierson, George (WC62769)” pages 1–39; citing “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 – 1934; Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, 1849-1930; Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 – 2007; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; NARA Catalog ID: 300020”

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (in Fold3 record), “Personal Statements 1864”

Comment: Source includes name (Elnora Pierson).

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birth

census-us-1860-ps-ia-grundy-felix-228: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Grundy County, Felix Township, page 228 (424); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Grundy > Felix” image 4; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 25

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Minnesota). See research notes for conflict detail.

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Osage County, Superior Township, enumeration district 37, page 28 (form/penned) or 167D (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “Kansas > Osage > Superior > 037” image 28; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 392 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 47, dwelling 261

Comment: Source includes age (22) and location (Minnesota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1857 to 1 Jun 1858.

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864: Widow Pension File for Deborah Pierson (1864); Civil War “Widows’ Pensions”, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 2 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Infantry > Regiment 32 > Company K > Pierson, George (WC62769)” pages 1–39; citing “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 – 1934; Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, 1849-1930; Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 – 2007; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; NARA Catalog ID: 300020”

Additional detail for reference: Pages 11,12 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”

Comment: Source includes date (31st day of March 1858).

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father

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864: Widow Pension File for Deborah Pierson (1864); Civil War “Widows’ Pensions”, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 2 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Infantry > Regiment 32 > Company K > Pierson, George (WC62769)” pages 1–39; citing “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 – 1934; Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, 1849-1930; Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 – 2007; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; NARA Catalog ID: 300020”

Additional detail for reference: Pages 11,12 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”; Page 31 (in Fold3 record), “Widow Statement 1867”

Comment: Source identifies Elnora Pierson as a biological child of George Pierson.

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mother

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864: Widow Pension File for Deborah Pierson (1864); Civil War “Widows’ Pensions”, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 2 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Infantry > Regiment 32 > Company K > Pierson, George (WC62769)” pages 1–39; citing “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 – 1934; Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, 1849-1930; Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 – 2007; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; NARA Catalog ID: 300020”

Additional detail for reference: Page 11,12 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”; Page 31 (in Fold3 record), “Widow Statement 1867”

Comment: Source identifies Elnora Pierson as a biological child of Deborah C. Pierson.

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Osage County, Superior Township, enumeration district 37, page 28 (form/penned) or 167D (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “Kansas > Osage > Superior > 037” image 28; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 392 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 47, dwelling 261

Comment: Source identifies Enora Pierson as a daughter of Debora C. Pierson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1860 at Felix Township, Grundy County, Iowa, United States

Occupation: (teacher) 1 Jun 1880

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Superior Township, Osage County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1860-ps-ia-grundy-felix-228: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Grundy County, Felix Township, page 228 (424); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Grundy > Felix” image 4; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 25

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and location (Felix Township in the County of Grundy, State of Iowa).

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Osage County, Superior Township, enumeration district 37, page 28 (form/penned) or 167D (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “Kansas > Osage > Superior > 037” image 28; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 392 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 47, dwelling 261

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and occupation (Teaching).

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Osage County, Superior Township, enumeration district 37, page 28 (form/penned) or 167D (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “Kansas > Osage > Superior > 037” image 28; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 392 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 47, dwelling 261

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Superior Township, in the County of Osage, State of Kansas).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 31 Mar 1858. The 1860 U.S. Census gives an age of (3), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1856 to 1 Jun 1857. [census-us-1860-ps-iowa-grundy-felix-228]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Elnora. The 1860 U.S. Census uses the spelling Elenora. [census-us-1860-ps-iowa-grundy-felix-228]

Given Name: This database uses Elnora. The 1880 U.S. Census uses the spelling Enora. [census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28]

FOLLOWUP

It is interesting that Elnora was born in Minnesota, while her siblings were all born in Iowa. Did the family move for a couple of years in the 1850s, or did Deborah go to Minnesota to have her child? [census-us-1860-ps-iowa-grundy-felix-228, census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Osage County, Superior Township, enumeration district 37, page 28 (form/penned) or 167D (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “Kansas > Osage > Superior > 037” image 28; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 392 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 45, dwelling 261

Comment: NAME:

Comment: Source includes name (TBD).

Comment: BIRTH:

Comment: Source includes age (TBD) and location (TBD). Using TBD_his_her age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun TBDyear-1 to 1 Jun TBDyear.

Comment: CHILD/PARENT RELATIONSHIP:

Comment: Source identifies TBD Pierson as a TBD#son/daughter of TBD Pierson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1860-ps-ia-grundy-felix-228: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Grundy County, Felix Township, page 228 (424); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Nov 2021) > “Iowa > Grundy > Felix” image 4; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 25

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