Laura Belle Pierson1

b. 10 October 1863, d. 16 June 1891
Last Edited=22 Apr 2012
Great-grandaunt of Joan Elizabeth Coffman
     Laura Belle Pierson was born on 10 October 1863 at Reily, Butler County, Ohio.1,2 She was the daughter of William Pierson and Jemima Arnold Goshorn.1

On 12 June 1880 Laura Belle Pierson was enumerated in the household of James Abernathy on the 1880 U. S. census for Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana as Laura Pierson, Step Daughter, Single, 16 years old, birthplace of Ohio, occupation of Printer. Also enumerated in the household were Jemima Arnold Goshorn, Ida Ella Pierson, Leona Wilmetta Pierson and Jane Wilson.3

Laura Belle Pierson married Harry Clay Monroe on 24 February 1881 at Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana.1,2

Laura Belle Pierson died on 16 June 1891 at Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 27.1,2

Child of Laura Belle Pierson and Harry Clay Monroe


  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. 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.
  3. 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; Images Online: 1880 U.S. Census / Indiana / Jackson / Unknown Townships / ED# 187 / Image 18 of 38, transcribed 9 Jul 2003.