Bio: Pierce, Warren & Jane (Gould)

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----Source: Census, Family Records, Greenwood Gleaner, Dianne Stevens


Surnames: Bredison, Demouth, Gould, Greely, Martindale, Pierce, Toddhunder, Tynan, Willard


Warren & Jane (Gould) Pierce

Eaton Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin


Jane Gould PIERCE was one of the original settlers in the town of Eaton between 1860 and 1870.  We think Warren, deserted the family* and went back to Vermont with another woman, leaving his wife with small children to raise alone. Jane's two sons Frank O. and J. W. helped her with the farm.  Her daughter, Sabrina, married John Tynan and lived in Loyal, WI.  Frank Married Sarah TODHUNTER from the town of Sherman in 1877.   They had Mable Ethyl, Elzora Maud, Jessie, and a fourth little baby girl with whom Sarah died in childbirth.  She died in 1885 leaving him with three little girls, so he married Martha GREELY (Outagamie County) in 1887.  She had been married previously and brought a little girl, Gladys Greely, to the family. Together Frank and Martha had Winnie and Roy and adopted a boy named Iner Bredison who changed his name to Pierce.  Martha was a wonderful step-mother and she and Frank had a bunch more kids.


Elzora Maud PIERCE was my grandmother, his daughter from his first marriage.  She married Samuel DEMOUTH from the town of Christie. He was the son of Jacobb and Cordelia MARTINDALE Demouth.  They and several other Demouths
and Martindales are buried there in the cemetery on the hilltop in Christie.


1860 Federal Census, Strongs Prairie, Adams, Wisconsin


Name: Warren Pierce
Age in 1860: 38 yrs.
Birthplace: Vermont
Gender: Male
Post Office: Friendship
Value of real estate: $300, Personal $200
Household Members
Warren Pierce 38
Jane G. Pierce 44 (1816), b. NY
Ann Pierce 16 (1844), b. NY
Phebie W. Pierce 9, b. WI
J. W. Pierce 8, b. WI
Frank O. Pierce 5, b. WI
Sabrina Pierce 3, b. WI
Sarah Willard 13, b. NY


1880 Federal Census, Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Jane Pierce 
Age: 60
Birthplace: New York
Father's birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members
John Tynan 27, b. Michigan (1853)
Sabrina Tynan 23, b. WI (1857)
Nellie Tynan 5
Eugene Tynan 3
Spencer Tynan 2
Tynan 2m
Jane Pierce 60

Spencer Tynan, fireman on the Wisconsin Central, is spending a few days with his parents southeast of town.  Greenwood Gleaner, 9 May 1902


Family Notes


I wrote this biography about Warren and Jane Pierce quite a while ago.  I have since found information that makes me believe that Warren never actually made it to Clark County.

I found this note in a publication from Portland in Dodge County called "A History of Portland"

"Warren Pierce  manufactured pumps which he supplied to the surrounding country until 1868 when he removed to Greenwood , Wis."

The farm in Clark County (Eaton) was purchased and registered under his wife's name, Jane Pierce.  Warren is not present in the 1870 census, only his
wife and children.

There's an entry for a Warren Pierce in Lyndon Caledonia County, VT in the 1880 census. It's the right age for my Warren.  His wife's name is Sarah A. His parents were from Caledonia County and I think it's my Warren.  I haven't been able to view the original on my computer.  It's one of those mysteries I hope to solve someday. Dianne Stevens


Related Links


Bio: Pierce, Elzora Maud



Dianne Stevens (family member) & Janet Schwarze




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