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|Genealogy is such
an interesting hobby we all have stories about how we got started tracking down our family
trees. As stated in my dedication my Mother Juanita Faus Pierce had started (with my
grandmother Julia Hibbs Faus) researching the Faus family tree about the time I was born
My father and grandfather
were "waterwell" and "windmill" Men in the Panhandle of Texas for all of their lives. My
dad J.L. Pierce retired in the mid 1980's.
My grandpa LD Pierce (named after a preacher) learned waterwelling and windmilling from
his cousin Ed Wilbanks. This is discussed at length in my genealogy book. My Uncle Allen Pierce
was a farmer
in Hansford County. We knew all about grandpa's other brothers and
sisters. A big clan of the Pierces--descended from grandpa's Brother George Taylor
Pierce lived in the Alice Texas area. We also had many cousins in the Hansford
County and Spearman Texas area--the Wibanks, and the Comptons.
Grandpa LD and Uncle Allen's Father, LD Pierce Sr. (Peg Leg Pierce),
had migrated to the
Hansford County with his sister Rhoda Pierce who had
married A.M. (Manney) Wilbanks. They left Johnson County TX in 1906. They had
settled at the GoatNeck on the Brazos ranch
in the early
1860's. I did not learn this till much later. The Pierce Wagon Train
arrived in the area in the early 1840's. See more about this while reading my book or the
Joel J Pierce Mystery.
My Great Uncle Allen had always talked about "some
other Pierces" when I asked but he did not know much about them except that
"Olla Del" was one of the daughters. He did talk a lot about Johnson County and
GoatNeck where the Pierces originally had their ranch .
The Pierce Cemetery is
located there. Click Here for Map & History of
PegLeg and Rhoda's Brother Clem Abercrombie Pierce (C.A.
owned a large ranch in the GoatNeck Area. He was a Civil War Veteran. See
Clem's page above, and also See GoatNeck
for more info on C A Pierce. Added Photos (to Clem Pierce Page) Pierce Cemetery
GoatNeck on Brazos New Photos!of
Clem Pierce (only one known) and photos of daughter's Jessie-Tombstone
on July 8 1999. July 12 1999 received
Clem Pierce with much new information, from Joan Marks of
Salmon, Idaho. Click on link to Clem's page above.
PegLeg and Rhoda's Brother George
Washington Pierce migrated to Eastland County, Cisco Tx which is very close to Johnson
County and Goatneck. He also as a Civil War Veteran. I did not know it
at the time but his great great great grandson Eddie Force had visited
Uncle Allen Pierce in Sperman Tx, in 1980.
Also Click here for a short history of Johnson
County, and also take a look at the New Handbook of Texas Article about
County or look at the web page itself CLICK HERE
Map of Johnson County Tx by Microsoft Expedia
CLICK HERE Texas Panhandle History
CLICK HERE History of Mullock Way
Station O'Laughlin Ranch, Hansford Co TX
The Way Station was located on the Dodge
Web links about Hansford County, Adobe Walls, Old Mobeetie, Panhandle of TX, Ft Elliot and
Fort Gibson. These are links to articles in the New Handbook of Texas History.
are many many links here! I am working on a story ( done
click here) by my Grandmother Julia Hibbs McManus written this year about her
grandfather Amos Hibbs. He was in charge of running a freight route from Dodge City KS to the TX Panhandle and
from the TX Panhandle to Ft Elliot and Ft Davis. I also found another article about the
same subject of Mullock Way Station by Julia's sister Ruth Hibbs Reardon. It is on the
Lorenzo D4 Pierce (L.D.)3,(AndrewJackson2,
LD Pierce was born March 16, 1895
in Cleburne Tx Johnson County, and died June 16, 1971 in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX buried
in Old Hansford Cemetery. He married Jimmie Francis Scott, daughter of John Scott and Sophy Woody. They had three children:
1. James Lorenzo
(J L)5 Pierce, born April 10,Private in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX. He
married Juanita Lois Faus 1952.
2. Bobby Jack
Pierce, born May 08, Private in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX. He married (1) Faye
B Hardy. He married (2) Susan Patterson.
3. Peggy June Pierce, born
November 01, Private in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX. She married Robert Clark
Ferguson May 20,1951
James Lorenzo (J L)5
Pierce (Lorenzo D (L.D.II)4, Lorenzo D
(L.D.)3, Andrew Jackson2, Reuben1)
JL Pierce, my father, was born April
10, Private in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX. He married Juanita Lois Faus
1952. Her mother was a Luke, who married Hibbs. Click on the link above to see their
She died in 1995 of Cancer.
Children of James Pierce and Juanita Faus
Lynn Diaz (L D III)6 Pierce, born
February 26, Private in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX
Karon Francis Pierce, born July 05, Private
in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX. She married Quinton Ulysses Hardy. She has children
Shameka, a girl, and Derrick, a boy.
Jammie Pierce, born September 18, Private in
Spearman, Hansford Co., TX
Tylan Pierce, born April 16 Private in
Spearman Tx, Hansford County.
Rosa Joyce Pierce, Born Private, 1966 in
Spearman, Tx. She Married Ray Roberts, and has two children Jessie a girl, and
Austin a boy.
|My Grandfathers family was well
known to us and here is some of the info about his brothers and sisters. Nothing is known
of Ora Finley-my Dad JL seems to remember something about her and her brother being
orphans, and the brothers being in Grand Jct or Durango Colorado.
UPDATE: MARCH 28 1999 Today I finally found some old documents I had
stored and finally found more info about Ora Finley as below
UPDATE: JULY 1 1999 Today I
call from Laura Rivar of Wichita Falls TX, who has determined that she
is descended from Ora Finley's family. She is sending more information
soon. Amazingly enough she called and repeated to me a story she got
from her great uncle about how Peg Leg Pierce lost his
They even had some additional embellishments.
(see Peg Leg Page for story Link below)
D (L.D.) Pierce, (PegLeg) (Andrew
Jackson2, Reuben1) was born January 26, 1856 in
Cherokee Co., GA or near Rome GA, and died March 3, 1923 in Spearman
TX. He married
Children of Lorenzo Pierce and Ora Finley are:
(1) Susannah Pluckett Lott on June
30, 1874in Johnson County TX, daughter of A C Lott and ?? Lott.
He married (2) Aqua Ora Finley after
1884, daughter of John Finley and Fannie Wright. Ora Finley was
born February 10, 1867 in Johnson Co., TX, and died November 26, 1929
and was buried Nov 28 Hansford County Cemetery
History of these families and
individuals are presented full length in my
Pierce Genealogy Book.
READ Onscreen Their Family Group or
Pierce, born 1898; died April 03, 1930 in Spearman TX.
George Taylor Pierce, born July 23, 1899;
died 1980 in Alice, Jim Wells Co., TX.
Lorenzo D (L.D.II) Pierce, born March 16,
1895 in Cleburne TX Johnson County; died June 16, 1971 in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX
buried in Old Hansford Cemetery.
Clem Pierce, born 1893 in Cleburne TX
Johnson County; died 1957.He married Winnie Dacus.
Felix Diaz Pierce, died 1945 in WWII. He
married (1) Della Faye Koontz. He married (2) Ruby Womack.
Visa Lou Pierce, born October 04, 1891 in
Indian Territory Ok?? Per son Arland; died March 1985 in Luling TX.
Allen Mansel Pierce, born February 12, 1901
in Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX; died May 09, 1987 in Spearman, Hansford Co., TX.
Susan (Susie) Pierce, born June 17, 1904 in
Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX; died December 08, 1978 in Amarillo Potter Co., TX buried
Memorial Park Amarillo TX.
|In 1994 on the internet when I found
Eddie Force of Russellville Ark, I found out much more about the Pierce family at
Goatneck Ranch on the Brazos. I had already tracked down information about LD Pierce
Sr, and Rhoda Pierce Wilbanks Parents.
Their Parents wereAndrew Jackson Pierce and
Nancy E Abercrombie. I knew they both were buried at the
Pierce Cemetery at the old Pierce Ranch at GoatNeck outside of
Cleburne, Tx on the Brazos River. But at this time I knew nothing about LD and
Rhoda's other brothers and sisters and nothing else about the family, execpt the Wilbanks
and Comptons who live in my hometown.
Capt. Andrew J Pierce's biography is
in the above pdf link and the complete history of his family and descendents is
described in detail in my
Pdf Pierce Book.
"Descendents of Capt Andrew J
Pierce by LD Pierce"
My Cousin, Eddie Force had lived in GA and SC and
had researched the family tree heavily for 13 years. He knew lots about the brothers and
sisters of Andrew Jackson Pierce, and even that AJ Pierces father was deduced to Be
Reuben Pierce born 1768 Edgefield Dist SC (OLD 96 Dist).
But he knew little about AJ Pierces descendents except his own line--He was descended from
George Washington Pierce born January 01, 1841 in Lumpkin Co., GA; died
September 30, 1896 in Cisco, TX (Eastland County) at 55 years of age. Eddie's Mother
Bertha Force had a sister
(We did not know at the time that Bertha had been raised by my
great-great grandfather LD Pierce Sr., after George W. Pierce's death.)
Olla Dell Pierce Jones!! When I found Eddie I finally found the Olla Della My Great
Uncle Allen had always talked of! She was Eddie's Aunt Olla Dell!
(We have since found out that Olla Dell was raised by Clem A
Pierce of Goatneck who was LD Sr.'s brother.)
Jones 88,of Wichita Falls, TX, is the 2nd oldest living pierce descended from AJ Pierce
and Nancy at this time. His mother was Olla Dell Pierce Jones.
(note the oldest
living Pierce at this time is Valney "Chunk" Fisher of Fort Worth Tx Age 96, son
of Sally Pierce Clark. She was my Grandfather LD Pierce's sister.)
Eddie Force had even been to my hometown of
Spearman in the mid 1970's and talked to my Uncle Allen and maybe even my Grandfather, but
for what ever reason he did not get much information, for we knew all about our line-from
LD Pierce Sr, and the Rhoda Pierce line marrying into the Wilbanks, still living in
By combining all our info he and I were
able to fill in much about the descendents of Andrew Jackson Pierce and Nancy E
(see genealogy book for full information here)
Of late (May 9 1999) I have been
with more Conn Descendants, and am making a page for them. My Great Grandfather's sister
Nancy Pierce married James Madison Conn. They migrated to the Duncan OK area. Marlow OK.
See link below April 1999 Received info from Connie Hunt, AZ also from
|Children of Andrew Jackson Pierce and
Nancy E. Abercrombie are: Print
Their Family Group
of these families and individuals are presented full length in my Pierce Genealogy Book.
John R. Pierce born 1838 in Lumpkin Co., GA; died 1863-1864 in R Road Montgomery.
He married Nancy J Pierce.
George Washington Pierce, born
January 01, 1841 in Lumpkin Co., GA; died September 30, 1896 in Cisco, TX (Eastland
County) at 55 years of age. Buried Oakwood Cemetery. He married Nora I. Daniels before
1889 in Cisco TX Eastland Co
Abercrombie Pierce, born Dec
16, 1842 in Lumpkin
Died April 5, 1907, Cleburne, TX. He married (2) Mollie L. Gordon. He married
(1) Altha White.
Elizabeth Pierce, born 1844
in Lumpkin Co., GA. No other information available.
Andrew J Pierce, born August 07,
1847 in Lumpkin Co., GA; . No other info available.
Vicatiams M. Pierce, born 1851 in
Lumpkin Co., GA. No Other Information found.
Nancy Emaline Pierce, born February
15, 1852 in Dahlonega, Lumpkin Co., GA; buried In Caty Cemetery She married James Madison
(L.D.) Pierce, born
January 26, 1856 in Cherokee Co., GA or near Rome GA; died March 3, 1923 in Spearman, TX.
He married (1)Susanna Lott Pluckett. He married (2) Aqua Ora Finley.
Fanny Pierce, born 1858 in Cherokee,
Cherokee Co., GA. No other information available.
Rhoda Ann (Roddie) Pierce, born
April 19, 1862 in Cherokee Co., GA (Rome??); died November 25, 1941 in Spearman,Hansford
Co., TX. She married Allen Mansel (Mannie) Wilbanks May 24, 1877 in Johnson Co. TX at the
Pierce Ranch Homeplace, Goat Neck on The Brazos, Johnson County Texas.
Pierce; have info that there were ten children, some
others say eleven children. This is a speculative eleventh child.
Pierce buried in Hansford Cemetery Spearman Texas
Allen M. 12-Feb-1901 08-May-1987 12 22 - -
Sgt U.S. Army WWII
Pierce Bobby Jack May 8, 1930
Death: Apr. 2, 2007 Veteran 1957 Korea?
Pierce Clem A. 00-Xxx-1893 00-Xxx-1957 15 22 - - -
Pierce Eva C.
31-Jan-1904 29-Aug-1997 12 73 - - -
Pierce Felix 16-Dec-1912
18-Jan-1945 12 73 - -
Tx Sgt. 18 Inf. 1st WWII
Dean Sept 18 1957 Oct 1 2001 27 - 122 -
00-Xxx-1927 00-Xxx-1928 13 27 - - -
Pierce Jimmie Frances Scott
27-Jan-1905 08-Sep-1946 13 - - - -
Pierce Juanita (Faus) 15-Dec-1933
28-Jul-1995 - 41 - 122 -
Pierce James L JL April 10
1925 Oct. 9, 2011
Pierce Lorenzo Dowell.
L D. Sr. PegLeg or Peggy 00-Xxx-1857 00-Xxx-1923 12 41
Lorenzo Dowell Jr. LD 16-Mar-1895 16-Jun-1971 13 41 -
- (In alley
Pierce Orah 00-Xxx-1868 00-Xxx-1929 12 - - - -
Pierce Richard W. 12-Jul-1949 19-Dec-1969 - 108 - 50 -
son of Rosie
Faus Piece Steele. (not blood related to our pierce thru pierce)
Pierce Winnie 27-Dec-1902 07-Jan-1993 15 35 - - - wife of Clem
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