Source Citations for William Merrett Pierson

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Source Citations

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.”

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.”

census-us-iowa-1856-cedar-springdale-312: 1856 Iowa State Census, Cedar County, Springdale, pages 312, 313; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Nov 2021) ⟩ “1856 ⟩ Cedar ⟩ Springdale” image 15; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest”

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”

Source Reference Details

Name Details

census-us-1860-ps-ia-grundy-felix-228:

Reference Detail: Line 17, dwelling 25

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Wm Pierson).

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28:

Reference Detail: Line 46, dwelling 261

Comment Detail: Source includes name (William Pierson).

census-us-iowa-1856-cedar-springdale-312:

Reference Detail: Line 39, dwelling 26

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Wm [spelling] [spelling]). See research notes for spelling detail.

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864:

Reference Detail: Page 14 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”

Comment Detail: Source includes name (William Merrett Pierson).

Birth Details

census-us-1860-ps-ia-grundy-felix-228:

Reference Detail: Line 17, dwelling 25

Comment Detail: Source includes age (4) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1855 to 1 Jun 1856.

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28:

Reference Detail: Line 46, dwelling 261

Comment Detail: Source includes age (24) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1855 to 1 Jun 1856.

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864:

Reference Detail: Page 14 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”

Comment Detail: Source includes date (15th day of September 1855).

Father Details

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864:

Reference Detail: Page 14 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”; Page 31 (in Fold3 record), “Widow Statement 1867”

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

Mother Details

census-us-1880-ps-ks-osage-37-28:

Reference Detail: Line 45, dwelling 261

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

military-widowpen-deborah-pierson-1864:

Reference Detail: Page 14 (in Fold3 record), “Child’s Birth Witness Statement 1867”; Page 31 (in Fold3 record), “Widow Statement 1867”

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

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Attributes”

census-us-iowa-1856-cedar-springdale-312:

Reference Detail: Line 39, dwelling 26

Comment Detail: Source includes official census date (15 Jul 1856) and location ([Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa]).

census-us-1860-ps-ia-grundy-felix-228:

Reference Detail: Line 17, dwelling 25

Comment Detail: 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:

Reference Detail: Line 46, dwelling 261

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

Research Notes Details

census-us-iowa-1856-cedar-springdale-312:

Reference Detail: Line 39, dwelling 26