There is a John Pierpoint listed in the census for 1850 censusfor Lawrence Cty., OH. John is 45 and wife Susan is 36. They have 1 child, Larkin Pierpoint, age 3, b. OH. Parents both born in PA. John is a laborer. He is living next door to Larkin Pierpoint.
The same John Pierpont is listed in the census for 1860, Lawrence Cty., OH. He is 54, b. VA. Susan is 41, b. VA. Children are:Larkin age 13, Jane is 9, John is 7, Sarah is 4 and Mary is 1. All born in Ohio.
In the 1860 census for Morgantown, Monongalia Cty., WVA, there is a John J. Pierpoint. He is 58, b. VA and wife is Sarah , age 49, b. VA. He is steward of the poor house.Children are:Margaret J. age 28, Sylvanus age26, Jacob age 19, Lucinda age 16, Salinda A. age 13, Martha E. age 9, and Charles Medary age 9. Next are listed the residents of the poor house.
I believe the first John Pierpont is the son of Larkin Pierpont and Jane Dunn. He did name his first son, Larkin, and in the 1850 census, the Larkin Pierpont living next door to him is b. abt. 1814, the same age as his brother Larkin.
Who, then is the second John Pierpont, the one listed in the 1860 census in Monongalia Cty., WVA?