I'm not familiar with the family, but have seen instances where someone was
visiting and was included on a census record - and if different
census-takers took the records on different dates, that same person could be
listed on two censuses - the one where he lives and the one where he was
visiting on a the day of the other census.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dick Dodge" <rbdodge(a)sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 10:39 AM
Subject: [NYDELAWA] Lewis PIERCE
In the 1870 Delaware County census there is a Lewis PIERCE, age
living with Robert & Laura Minerva PIERCE. Apparently this is not their
son as he is not mentioned in the obit for Robert PIERCE or the obit for
Laura Minerva PIERCE. Nor is he listed as living with the family in the
1880 census. Additionally, in the 1900 and 1910 census it is indicated
that all Laura Minerva PIERCE’s children are all living, so it would
appear that Lewis PIERCE was not dead.
I know that Marcus PIERCE, brother of Robert, had a son named Lewis, but
this son is living with Marcus in the 1870 census.
In the 1870 census there is a “domestic” by the name of Mary CROFOOT
living with the Robert PIERCE family. Lewis PIERCE is listing directly
below Mary in the census record – could she be the mother of Lewis PIERCE?
Can anyone shed any light on who the parents of Lewis PIERCE were?
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