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COPY OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATION BETWEEN
CHARLES VIERS AND LUCINDA (LAURA) PATTERSON
Typed version of above marriage document: "I do hereby certify that in pursuance of a license for the purpose obtained I did on the eighteenth day of August 1828 unite together as husband and wife Charles Veirs and Lucinda Patterson...John C. Tidball, Pastor of the Presbyterian Congregation, Island Creek." (Note: That Lucinda Patterson used the name Laura at a later date.) Marriage record of Island Creek, Jefferson County, Ohio.
VIERS, MRS. CHARLES (Laura Patterson)
The name of Mrs. Charles VIERS (Laura PATTERSON) will be recognized as a familiar one. She was an excellent woman, cheerfully bearing the hardships incident to pioneer life. The mother of three daughters, Theda, Eliza and Samantha. Mr. VIERS survives her, over ninety years of age.
Source: Northfield 1807 - 1850-Portage County-Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve (Also see: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohportag/hist011.htm ).
B. J. VIERS farmer, P.O. Hudson; Is a son of Charles and Laura (Patterson) Viers, Charles Viers was born in Jefferson Co., N.Y.* in 1806, and was married to Laura Patterson in 1827*. She was born in Vermont in 1810. He was the son of a farmer and pioneer of Jefferson Co., and subject to the toil and privation of that life from his childhood. After his marriage, he farmed in that county for some years and then emigrated to Ohio, settling in Northfield Township in 1831, where he still resides. His wife died in October 1877. Their children are as follows: Bazzel J.; Theda E. Holt, of Northfield; Eliza J., the widow of George Lamb, now the wife of A. N. Ozmun, of Boston Township; Samantha, deceased; Charles Albert, of Hudson, and Laura M., deceased. Our subject was born in Jefferson Co.. N. Y.*, in 1829; he remained with his parents until 20 years of age, receiving a common school education. He taught school one winter, at the age of 19. His occupation for many years subsequently was that of a laborer. About 1864, he began farming operations for himself, purchasing a piece of wild land, which he cleared and worked for two years, when he disposed of it and bought land in Norton Township, farming there about seven years. In 1874. he purchased a tract of land where he now resides, in Boston Township. His farm consists of 218 acres of improved land, located upon the “State road." Mr. Viers is a practical and industrious farmer, and stands high in his township and county. He was married, in November. 1856, to Miss Lovena Ford, daughter of Marvin Ford of Northampton. She was born in Northampton in 1839. They have eight children living, and one deceased (Clara A., died at 6 years of age)—Laura E., Marvin F., Charles E., Lydia A., Albert B., Linda M., Rose I. and Lillie I. (twins).
Source: History of Summit County, Ohio, by William Henry Perrin. Microfilm #1000343. *NOTE: it states that B. J. VIERS and CHARLES VIERS were born in Jefferson Co. N.Y. This is an error, like many you can find in these county history profiles. B. J. VIERS and CHARLES VIERS were born in Jefferson Co., Ohio, to set this record straight. Also, the marriage of Charles Viers to Laura Patterson took place in 1828, not 1827.
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