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PIERCE NEEDHAM RICE ARRANDT HOOTMAN
Posted by: Lois Date: November 03, 2001 at 21:09:57
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Hello-As I learn more of my family history, I discover that much of it was played out in the Defiance County area in the 1800's. I have learned the following:

Parenthesis added by me--Lois C. Durr 2001

HISTORY OF DEFIANCE COUNTY:Page 270 (Farmer Township)

The family of John Rice (son of Oney Rice) , Laura Hopkins, Oney Rice, Sr. came in June 1836.
The families of Oney Rice, Sr. Jacob Conkey and wife, William G. Pierce and wife (Ada Rice-daughter of Oney and Amerilla), Randall Lord and wife, entered the township at the same time. The
township was organized in the fall. Dr. Oney Rice and family settled on
Section 21. The Doctor built a log cabin, in which he and his family lived.
The settlers were Edward Lacost, John Rice, Spencer Hopkins, Harrison Conker,
all came and helped raise his cabin.

On page 271--HISTORY OF DEFIANCE COUNTY
"It is believed that William G. Pierce was the first constable"

NAME William G /Pierce/
SEX M
OCCU farmer
BIRTH DATE 20 JUN 1808
New Hampshire
{Historical Atlas of Defiance County Ohio 1876}
MILFORD TOWNSHIP pg. 20

WILLIAM G. PIERCE, son of James and Nancy Pierce of New
Hampshire, was born in New Hampshire June 20, 1808. He was
married in St. Lawrence county, New York, October 29, 1832, to Ada, daughter of Oney and Amarilla Rice, who was born in new York October 29, 1811. Their children are William N., Hiram N.,Amelia F., Marinda M., John B., Charles G. (married Hattie Needham), and Zelma D.(deceased). William G. Pierce settled in Defiance county in 1833. He has been district assessor three years, and captain of militia of three townships for five years. Mr. Pierce had two
sons, William and Henry, in the war of the Rebellion. Post-office, Edgerton. Business, farmer, section 20.

There was also a sister Mary A. Pierce who married a John Hootman.


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