p. 552 reads: The family of Edward Pierce was the fifth one in the township.Mr. Pierce bought two hundred acres in the southeast of the township, where his son Edward now lives, paying $500 for the same, and in 1828 moved from Armstrong County, Pennsylvania and settled upon it.Edward Pierce died in 1844 in his sixty-fifth year.His wife Elizabeth died in 1843, at the age of sixty-eight.Their children were Samuel, Elizabeth, Joseph, Edward and Robert; all are dead except Edward, who is now sixty-nine years old.He has always lived upon the old homestead and intends to spend the remaining days of his life upon the place where his father and mother spent the most of their lives.He was married in 1848 to Miss Mary Chambers, daughter of John Chambers of Mesopotamia township.She was born in Champion townshpi and is doubtless the oldest person living in the township of those who were born in it.They have had four children, three of whom are living.Mr. and Mrs. Pierce are members of the Presbyterian church.He has held several of the township offices, has been justice of the peace six years, and is a most worthy citizen.Samuel Pierce died in Kentucky.Elizabeth married Samuel Booth, of Champion for her first husband; for her second she married William Dudley.She died in Ashtabula county.
Joseph Pierce lived in Kentucky and Indiana and died in the latter state.Robert also lived in Kentucky, but moved to Illinois and died.
Joseph Pierce, son of th brother of Edward Pierce, Sr. settled on the farm where he now lives in the east part of the township in 1835.