Tag Archives: Pierson

Silas Small

Silas Small
b. 25 September 1837, Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, to Joseph and Rhonda (Pierson) Small
d. 4 August 1896, Kankakee County, Illinois

m. 18 November 1861, Ironton, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Sarah Crawford
b. about 1839, Scotland
d. about 1898

Children with Sarah Crawford:
• Flora M. (b. 1862) married James E. Stephenson
• Barbara May (1864-1871)
• Elisa Jane (1868-1871)
• Ida May (b. 1872) married Isaac H. Antrim

Silas’ family came from Highland County, Ohio, before 1834 to Center and Mill townships in Grant County, Indiana, and left about 1851 for Sauk County, Wisconsin. The family were Quakers originally from Wales.

Submitted by:
Dolores Bussler
Livonia MI

Joseph Small

Joseph Small
b. 21 March 1815, Highland County, Ohio
d. 8 December 1903, Valton, Wisconsin

m/1. January 1834
Rhonda Pierson
b. 24 March 1814, Wayne County, Indiana
d. 1882, Wisconsin

Isabel Hammer Moon
d. 6 June 1896

Children with Rhonda Pierson:
• Zimary (b. 1835)
• Silas (b. 1837)
• Louisa (b. 1839)
• Elisabeth (b. 1847)
• Hannah (b. 1850)
• Benjamin (b. 1855)

The Small family were Quakers who originally came from Wales. Joseph emigrated from Highland County, Ohio, before 1834 and immigrated to Sauk County, Wisconsin about 1851.

All of the children were born in Indiana, except for the youngest.

During his later years, Joseph married Isabel Moon, who was the mother-in-law of one of his sons.

Submitted by:
Dolores Bussler
Livonia MI

James Arthur Pierson

James Arthur Pierson
b. 21 February 1880, Somerville, Gibson County, Indiana
d. 30 November 1951, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

m. 29 October 1906, Britton, Marshall County, South Dakota
Kathryn Mabel Bacon
b. 3 October 1885, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, to Adoniram and Harriet (Sheffer) Bacon
d. 28 November 1962, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

Children with Kathryn Mabel Bacon:
• Arthur Niram (1908-1973) married (1) Helen Elizabeth Pelkey, (2) Thelma Bolster
• Grace Harriet (1910-1979) married (1) Kenneth Dern, (2) James L. Schmauch
• George Merwin (b. 1914) married Pauline Mildred Grorud
• Alice Mary (1918-1995) married (1) Egil Ollie Engebretson, (2) Sherman Joval Norby
• Clyde Perlie (1923-1993) married Evelyn M. Dahler

James left Indiana about 1899. He homesteaded in North Dakota in 1906. He farmed most of his life along Chanta Peta Creek, near Bucyrus, North Dakota. The post office of Pierson in Adams County, North Dakota (1898) was named for him, and he was the postmaster; it was discontinued in 1914. He and Kathryn separated 25 July 1928, at which time she moved to Kalispell, Montana. She was a logging operations cook. He moved there to live with his oldest daughter shortly before his death.

Submitted by:
Ardell J. Casey
Kalispell MT
E-mail: kcsply33@bigsky.net