William Pierson1

b. 22 March 1832, d. 12 January 1871
Last Edited=23 Apr 2002
2nd great-grandfather of Joan Elizabeth Coffman
Pedigree for Joan Elizabeth Coffman
     William Pierson was born on 22 March 1832 at Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio.1,2,3 He was the son of William Mitchel Pierson and Leah Pierson.3

On 5 November 1850 William Pierson was enumerated in the household of William Mitchel Pierson on the 1850 U. S. census for Riely Township, Butler County, Ohio as Wm Pierson, 18 years old, birthplace of Ohio Also enumerated in the household were Leah Pierson, Rebecca J Pierson, Pioneer Pierson, Jacob Pierson, Martha E Pierson, Joseph Pierson and Amanda M Pierson.4

William Pierson married Jemima Arnold Goshorn, daughter of Stephen Goshorn and Jane Wilson.1

William Pierson died on 12 January 1871 at Reily, Butler County, Ohio, at age 38.1,3

Children of William Pierson and Jemima Arnold Goshorn


  1. Herbert August Potratz, A Family Tree of the Miller-Smith Family, supplied by unknown 14 supplier; A family tree in a non standard form, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint.
  2. James Abernathy household, 1880 U.S. census, Jackson County, Indiana, population schedule, City of Seymour, enumeration district 187, supervisor's district 2, page 18 (written) / 143 B (stamped), dwelling 181, family 209; Ancestry.com Images Online: 1880 U.S. Census / Indiana / Jackson / Unknown Townships / ED# 187 / Image 18 of 38, transcribed 9 Jul 2003.
  3. Pierson Family Bible Pages, Photocopies made by Toni Mathis and George Potratz from a Bible in the pocession of Toni Mathis, Christmas 2001, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint, Seattle, WA.
  4. Wm Pierson household, 1850 U.S. census, Butler County, Ohio, population schedule, Reily Township, page 188 (stamped), dwelling 1000, family 1011; Ancestry.com Images Online: 1850 U.S. Census / Ohio / Butler / Reily / Image 42 of 44, transcribed 10 Jul 2003.