Husband: Warren E. Pierce (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11)
Born: 20 Jun 1821 in Vermont
Married: 1844
Died: after 1869
Father: Warren Pierce
Mother: Sally McManus
Spouses: Jane S. Gould; Gilla Bundy; Sarah Miranda Piper; Jane Campbell
Wife: Lucy M. Streeter (12)
Born: 08 Feb 1827
01 (F): Pamela Ann Pierce (13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21)
Born: 17 May 1844 in Warren Co., NY (22)
Died: 09 Apr 1918 in Beaver, Clark, WI (23)
Spouses: William D. C. Harding
02 (M): J. Henry Pierce (24)
Born: Oct 1845
Died: before 10 Apr 1918
Additional Information

Warren E. Pierce:


1860 Census-daughter Ann, 16, born in NY - daughter Phebee W. , 9, born in Wisc. Indicates Warren Pierce came to Wisconsin after 1844 and before 1851. But he didn't marry Jane til 1849. Ann must be his daughter from a previous marriage (to Lucy M. Streeter in 1844.)

1860 Census says very clearly that Warren was born in Vermont.
Occupation - "Farmer" - value of Real estate - $300.00. Value of personal Estate - $200.00.
Also listed in the Warren Pierce household on the 1860 Census is Sarah Willard, age 13, born in NY.
We have determined this is the niece of his wife, Jane.

1850 Census - Waterloo, WI - two of Warren's brothers, George and Abel are listed.
It appears the sister of Abel's wife, Harriet Vanderpool, married Charles Streeter, a probable brother to Warren's 1st wife, Lucy Streeter.

1850Census - Warren is listed in Dane Co, York twsp.
His name is misspelled "Orrin Peirce"
but family gives him away and living next door is Eliza, Jane's sister!

1855 Wi State Census - Jefferson Co., Waterloo, p. 10

According to "A History of Portland" Warren Pierce manufactured pumps.

1 SEP 1857 There is a record of Warren purchasing 40 acres of land in Adams County. I found it on Cyndi's

A Warren Pierce, laborer, born abt 1822 in Vermont, is on the 1880 census index for Lyndon, Caledonia Co., VT. His wife is Sarah M. Pierce.
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Warren PIERCE Self M Male W 58 VT Laborer VT VT
Sarah M. PIERCE Wife M Female W 53 VT VT VT

  1. Wisconsin - Clark Co Marriage Records before 1907.
  2. Census, Federal - 1860 - Adams Co., WI, Strong's Prairie Twsp., P.O. - Friendship, Image # 149 Roll M653_1399; Ancestry p.2 of 15 p. 48, line 1.
    (27 Jun 1860)

    Line 1 Family # 350

    Pierce, Warren age 38 Farmer Real Estate: $800 Personal: 200 born: Vermont
    Jane S. 44 NY
    Ann 16 NY
    Phebie W. (M) 9 WI
    J.W. 8 WI
    Frank O. 5 WI
    Sabrina 3 WI
    Willard, Sarah 13 NY

  3. Census, Federal - 1850 - Dane Co., WI, York, 417 Ancestry p. 14.
    (23 Oct 1850)
  4. Compiled by James A. Sheridan, A History of Portland (D

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

  5., Thomas Pierce of Charlestown, Mass.

    [Family tree of R L Pierce - source #1 for Warren E. Pierce]

  6. Census, Wisconsin - 1820-90.

    1855 Wisconsin Census
    Name: Warren Pierce
    State: WI County: Jefferson County Township: Waterloo
    Page: 010 Database: WI 1855 State Census Index

  7. US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records (

    U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
    Name: Warren Pierce “of Adams County” Issue Date: 1 Sep 1857
    State of Record: Wisconsin Acres: 40
    Accession Number: WI3370__.357 Metes and Bounds: No
    Land Office: Stevens Point Canceled: No US Reservations: No
    Mineral Reservations: No Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
    NE ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 32 Twp 18 N R 5 E --- 40 acres
    Document Number: 8845 Legal Land Description:
    Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
    32 18-N 5-E 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI Adams

    [Same property - Wisconsin Land Records
    Name: Warren Pierce Land Office: STEVENS POINT Issue Date: 1 Sep 1857
    Sequence #: 1 Document Number: 8845 Total Acres: 40 Signature: Yes
    Canceled Document: No Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds: No
    Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566 Multiple Warantee Names: No
    Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820 Multiple Patentee Names: No
    Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries Land Description:
    1 NENE 4TH PM - 1831 MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN No 18 N 5 E 32

  8. Frederic Beech Pierce, Pierce Genealogy (Worcester:Press of Chas. Hamilton, 311 Main Street; 1882), p. 303.

    3731. Warren 9 Pierce (Warren 8 , Daniel 1 , Daniel 6 , John 5 ,
    Josiah 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Thomas 1 ), b. June 20, 1821 ; m. 1844,
    Lucy M. Streeter, b. Feb. 8, 1827. Res. Westmore, Vt. Child :—

    4754. i. J. Henry, b. Oct., 1845; m.

  9. Census, Federal - 1870 - Jo Daviess Co, IL, Warren, Ancestry p 41 of 42.

    Name: Warren Pierce
    Age in 1870: 48
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1870: Warren, Jo Daviess, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Warren
    Value of real estate: $200
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Warren Pierce 48 occ: peddler
    Gilley Pierce 35 b. Indiana
    Thomas Pierce 13 works on farm, born WI
    Charles Pierce 12 WI
    Alice Pierce 11 WI
    Edith Pierce 9 WI

    [Gilley or Gilla Bundy was divorced in 2 May 1863 in Vernon County from Bundy

    These children are most likely hers from previous marriage and not Pierces.]

  10., Message of 2 feb 2012.

    The children on the 1870 census were his wife's children by her first marriage to William Bundy. Either the census taker mistakenly assumed that they were Warren Pierce's children or the couple misrepresented them as his children.
    Gilla was divorced from William Bundy in 1863. I found the divorce record in the Vernon County Circuit Court April Term 1863, to wit May 2d 1863 - 6th day of term. The original court record book is at the Wisconsin Regional Archives in the library at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse. Most Mason researchers assumed that she died before 1880 since William Bundy had a different wife by that time. Gilla actually died in 1898 in Marshall County, Iowa.

    I found the record of Warren Pierce's marriage to Gilla Bundy on the following microfilm:

    Lafayette County (Wis.) registration of marriages,1854-1881(Names arranged by first letter of husband's surname, then by date.), FHL microfilm 1276064.

    He apparently abandoned Gilla, too. I did not know what became of him after the 1870 census

  11. Census, federal - 1880 - Caledonia Co., Vermont, Lyndon.

    Name: Warren Pierce
    [Wm A Pierce]
    Age: 58
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1880: Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Sarah M. Pierce
    Father's Birthplace: Vermont
    Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Laborer

    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Warren Pierce 58
    Sarah M. Pierce 53

  12. contact: RICHARD L. Pierce <>, Thomas Pierce of Charlestown, Mass.
  13. Census, Federal - 1860 - Adams Co., WI, Strong's Prairie Twsp., P.O. - Friendship, p. 48.
    (27 Jun 1860)
  14. Census, Federal - 1850 - Dane Co., WI, York.
  15. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, town of Loyal, P.6 & 7.

    Name: Pamelia A Harding Birth Year: abt 1844 Age in 1870: 26 Birthplace: New York
    Race: White Gender: Female Value of real estate:
    Home in 1870: Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin
    W. M. D. Harding 30 Massachusetts 800 300 Farmer
    Pamelia A Harding 26 New York Keeping House
    Joseph Toddhunter 57 England works on farm

  16. Clark County, Wisconsin Rootsweb site (, from Loyal Tribune.
    (18 Apr 1918)

    From the Loyal Tribune, Thursday April 18, 1918 Mrs. Charles Harding died at her home in West Beaver, Wednesday evening April 10th. at the age of 73 years, 10 months, and 24 days. Pamela Ann Pierce was born in Warren Co. New York, May 17, 1844. When she was quite small she came with her parents by way of Milwaukee to Vernon Co. where she grew to young womanhood. In early girlhood she was converted and became one of Christs followers, joining the M. E. Church. She was a very patient sufferer, waiting for her Masters call. She was one of Christs followers for 60 years, the last few months she was longing for the call "Come Home". About 51 years ago she came to what is now the village of Loyal, and on Sept. 23, 1868 was united in marriage to Mr. C. D. Harding forming the third family at Loyal. Shortly after marriage they moved to their homestead three miles East of Loyal where they made their home for 9 years. Then to the village of Loyal where they lived for 14 years. About 26 years ago they moved to West Beaver where she resided with her son Lewis where she passed away. Mr. Harding died June 4, 1908 at the old home. Four children were born to this union, Minnie, Cornelia, George, and Lewis. Both girls passed away, and George has'nt been heard from for three years. Deceased leaves to mourn her loss, her son Lewis, one brother Frank Pierce of Quinyun, N. Dak. and two sisters, Mrs. J. Tinin of Fond du Lac and Mrs. Phoebe Oxford of Mont., besides a host of friends and neighbors who extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church of Loyal on Sunday afternoon, Rev. E.E. Strevey officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Loyal cemetery

  17. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (, Loyal City Cemetery index.

    tno Harding, Anna (Pamela Ann) 17 May 1844 9-Apr 1918 D. rcd 8-1
    spouse: Charles Harding 23-Sep 1868
    parents: Werner & Mary (Gould) Pierce

  18. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Loyal.

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Permelia Harding Age: 37 Estimated birth year: abt 1843 Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of Household: Wife Spouse's name: Charles Harding
    Father's birthplace: New York Mother's birthplace: New York
    Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Female
    Home in 1880: Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin
    Charles Harding 43 NY-MA-VT Laborer
    Permelia Harding 37 NY-NY-NY Wife
    Amelia Jane Harding 9 WI-NY-NY Daughter
    George W. Harding 2 WI-NY-NY Son

  19. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, town of Beaver.

    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Pemela A Harding Age: 56 Birth Date: May 1844
    Birthplace: New York Race: White Gender: Female
    Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
    Father's Birthplace: Vermont Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Mother: number of living children: 3 Mother: How many children: 4
    Spouse's name: Charles Harding Marriage Year: 1868 Years Married: 32
    Home in 1900: Beaver, Clark, Wisconsin
    Charles Harding 62 MA-VT-VT Jun 1837 married 32 years Farmer
    Pemela A Harding 56 NY-VT-NY May 1844 3 of 4 children living
    Mosses F Harding 14 WI-MA-NY Oct 1885 farm laborer

  20. Census, Wisconsin - 1905.

    1905 Wisconsin State Census
    Name: Permeles A Harding Birth Location: New York Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Female Estimated birth year: abt 1844 Race: White Relation: Wife
    Spouse's name: Chas D Harding Line: 41 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
    Locality: Beaver Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
    Chas D Harding 67 Mass-Ger-Sw? Farmer
    Permeles A Harding 61 NY-VT-NY
    Lewis M Harding 20 WI-Mass-NY Farm laborer

  21. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Beaver.

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Permela A Harding Age in 1910: 65 Estimated birth year: abt 1845
    Birthplace: New York Relation to Head of House: Mother
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Female
    Home in 1910: Beaver, Clark, Wisconsin
    Lewis M Harding 29 [25] WI-VT-NY Single Farmer – general farm
    Permela A Harding 65 NY-VT-NY Widowed 2 of 4 children living

  22. Pamela Harding Obituary (Loyal Tribune; Loyal, Clark Co., WI; 18 APR 1918), vol 8, p 150.
  23. Clark County, Wisconsin - Deaths, vol 8, p 150.
  24. contact: RICHARD L. Pierce <>, Thomas Pierce of Charlestown, Mass.
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