I continue to pursue the last name of Miriam who was Stephen Piner's (b. 1801 VA) second wife. Cannot locate a marriage record or death record for her.
His first wife, Sarah HENDRICK(S) died 1868 and in the 1870 Lake Co. CA census Stephen has remarried and second wife, Miriam is listed, age 54 b. KY.
In 1880 Oregon, Ashland, Jackson Co. census Stephen and Sarah are listed. After this record I have no definitive data as to where this couple resided.
As previously queried on this forum, all Piner researchers show a deathdate for Stephen as April 19, 1889, and yet no one can provide the source for this information. No record of his death in Lake Co. CA and no record of burial.No record of Miriam's death.
These questions have long remained a mystery. Has anyone researching this Piner family made a breakthrough in answering these questions? Sure would love to hear from you.