Saturday, July 10, 2010

Family Milestones: July 10th

My paternal 2nd-great granduncle, Frederick P. WEHRLY, was born on this date in 1827 in Preble County, Ohio. Frederick was the son of Johannes and Barbara (PETRY) WEHRLY, and the older brother of my William P. WEHRLY.  Frederick married September 18, 1850 to Lavina OBLINGER.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My paternal 5th-great grandaunt, Mary HAINES, was born on this date in 1784 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Mary was the daughter of Robert and Rachel (VENICOMB) HAINES, and the younger sister of my Hannah HAINES.  Mary married May 16, 1822 in Mt. Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey to Benjamin DAVIS, son of David and Martha (COLES) DAVIS.  Benjamin was born November 28, 1776 in Waterford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.  Benjamin died March 20, 1843 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Mary died December 14, 1843 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My maternal 6th-great grandmother, Nancy GRAHAM, was born on this date in 1760.  Nancy was the daughter of Richard and Asenath (________) GRAHAM.  Nancy married March 2, 1787 in Randolph County, North Carolina to Anthony RAINS.  Anthony was born October 13, 1757 in Caroline County, Virginia.  Anthony served in the Revolutionary War.  They raised 9 children.  Anthony died March 25, 1837 in Randolph County, North Carolina.  I do not have the death date of Nancy.

My maternal 2nd-great grandfather, William Francis PIERCE, was born on this date in 1865 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  William was the son of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE.  William married January 14, 1892 in Madison County, Indiana to Clara PENISTEN, daughter of John and Jane Ann (ALDERMAN) PENISTEN.  Clara was born March 1869 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  They had 7 children.  Clara died September 26, 1906 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  William married secondly on March 4, 1909 in Madison County, Indiana to Vida MADDOX, daughter of Charles W. and Sarah (POWELL) MADDOX.  Vida was born October 6, 1886 in Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky.  They had 7 children.  Vida died November 19, 1968 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  William died September 21, 1950 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  They are buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
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