Second Generation

2. William W.2 Pierce (Thomas1)(4183) was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1838. William died before 1900.

He married Mary Ann Godown in VanBuren Co, Iowa, August 10, 1859. Mary was born Franklin Co, Ohio March 23, 1842. Mary(4184) was the daughter of Horace Clark Godown and Agnes Nancy Hopper. Mary died February 12, 1906 in Kingman City, Kingman Co, KS, at 63 years of age. In a list of early VanBuren Co marriages, his last name is listed as Pearce

In the 1870 census Wright Twp Bethlehem P.O., Wayne Co, Iowa page 397, William (age 31) is recorded with Mary (age 28), Lena (age 4) and Elra (age 11m). William and Mary were born in Ohio and the children in Iowa. There is a Thomas (age 52) and James (age 24) Pierce families with a couple of entries on the census.

In the 1880 census Lincoln Twp, Reno Co, Kansas page 569, W.W.Pierce (age 41) is living with his wife Mary (age 35), daughter Lena (age 14), sons Elra (age 10) and Thomas (age 7). He has the occupation of Farmer, born in Ohio. His father was born in Tenn and mother in Virginia.

William W. Pierce and Mary Ann Godown had the following children:

child 7 i. Lena B3 Pierce was born Iowa 1866.

child + 8 ii. Elra Staton Pierce was born May 1868.

child 9 iii. Thomas C Pierce was born in Kansas 1872.

child 10 iv. W. G. Pierce was born in Kaskackie, Randolph Co, Illinois 1875.

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