Barak Pierson

Last updated 5 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 8 Apr 1860 in , , Iowa, United States

Father: George Pierson (1831 – 1864)

Mother: Deborah Chickering Smith (1831 – 1905)

Supporting evidence for:
name

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 48, dwelling 261

Comment: Source includes name (Barak Pierson).

census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena Township, enumeration district 117, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 317A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “California > Los Angeles > Pasadena Precinct 05 > District 0117” image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240091]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 171

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Pierson).

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 (Barak Pierson).

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birth

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 48, dwelling 261

Comment: Source includes age (20) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1859 to 1 Jun 1860.

census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena Township, enumeration district 117, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 317A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “California > Los Angeles > Pasadena Precinct 05 > District 0117” image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240091]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 171

Comment: Source includes date (Apr/1860), age (40), and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1859 to 1 Jun 1860, which encompasses the given date.

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 10 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”

Comment: Source includes date (8th day of April 1860). The statement from Deborah Pierson in the same record gives a day of 7 April and a year that could be 1860, but also looks liek 1868.

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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: Page 10 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”; Page 31 (in Fold3 record), “Widow Statement 1867”

Comment: Source identifies Barak Pierson as the biological child of George Pierson.

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mother

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 48, dwelling 261

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

census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena Township, enumeration district 117, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 317A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “California > Los Angeles > Pasadena Precinct 05 > District 0117” image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240091]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 171

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

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 10 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”; Page 31 (in Fold3 record), “Widow Statement 1867”

Comment: Source identifies Barak Pierson as the biological child of Deborah C. Pierson.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Occupation: (nurseryman) 1 Jun 1880

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

Occupation: (gardener) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 48, dwelling 261

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

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 48, dwelling 261

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

census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena Township, enumeration district 117, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 317A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “California > Los Angeles > Pasadena Precinct 05 > District 0117” image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240091]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 171

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1900) and occupation (Gardener).

census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena Township, enumeration district 117, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 317A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “California > Los Angeles > Pasadena Precinct 05 > District 0117” image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240091]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 171

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1900) and location (Pasadena City, County: Los Angeles, State: California).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Barak. The 1900 U.S. Census uses the spelling Barrak. Actually, the last 'k' looks like 'h' but this is common due to sloppy handwriting, so a benefit-of-the-doubt is given here. [census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8]

FOLLOWUP

This family line has not been researched yet, but there are many facts given in the 1900 U.S. Census in addition to Barrak and his mother Debora. Barrak married (about 1883) Lybby M. (b. May 1863). Lybby's surname was probably Mercer, as suggested by the entry for the widower John R. Mercer (b. Apr 1812 in Ohio) shown as Barak's father-in-law in the census. Barrak and Lybby had three children, son George M. Pierson (b. March 1887 in Kansas), daughter Theresa (b. Jun 1885 in Kansas), and daughter Edna (b. Dec 1892 in California). Curiously, the entry for Theresa follows that for George, despite the standard practice of placing children in strcitly chronological birth order. [census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8]

There exist Find A Grave entries for Barak S. (177395610) and Elizabeth "Libbie" (Mercer) Pierson (177395612) in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in Altadena, California, and located in Alpine Meadows, plot 143, grave 8. They share a couple's gravestone. Also in this plot are her father John (179171151) (grave 3) and his mother Deborah (177395611) (grave 4), and at least two other Mercer siblings.

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research notes

census-us-1900-ps-ca-losangeles-117-8: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena Township, enumeration district 117, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 317A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Nov 2021) > “California > Los Angeles > Pasadena Precinct 05 > District 0117” image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240091]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 171

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