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African-American Pierce Family (1900 - 1920)
Posted by: Mavis Jones (ID *****6314) Date: May 14, 2009 at 16:31:10
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I'm seeking information on African-American Pierces that lived in Walton County during the early 1900s. My gradmother was Mary Magdalene Pierce (m. Lucillous Hosch in 1910). Her parents were Cornelius Pierce (born abt. 1863) and Fannie Henry or Henyard (abt 1865). My GGrandparents were married abt 1885.

It appears that they migrated to Walton County after 1895 from Watkinsville. The family is listed in Walton County on the 1900 and 1910 censuses. However, my great uncles (grandmother's brothers) Claud, Roy, and Felton all list on their WWI draft registration cards that they were born in Watkinsville. Roy was the youngest of the brothers and was born abt. 1895. My grandmother also had an older half sibling, Mattie Henyard (born abt 1885), that was the oldest of her sisters. I've not been able to locate Fannie or Cornelius prior to 1900 or Mattie prior to 1910. By 1910, Mattie was married to Thomas "Tom" Martin. Also, I'm not sure if Mattie is Cornelius' or Fannie's daughter but believe that she is my ggrandmother's child.

Cornelius died about 1910 and Fannie remarried (Sanford or Sandford). Fannie died about 1916.

Cornelius had a brother Lon / Lonnie Pierce, born abt 1864 who also had a wife named Fannie. They too resided in Walton County in the early 1900s.

There is a family, Jasper Pierce, in Greene County listed on the 1880 census that I believe could be my GGrandfather's. There is also a Cornelius Pearce listed in Greene County, 1880 census, that is possibly my grandfather but I've never been able to make a connection.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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