I believe I am a decendant of these SHABER's, but not entirely proven yet ... below you will find what I know at the present time.
*INDICATES my direct Line.
I believe my line begins with Thomas & Rachael Margaret SHABER/PIERCE m. Fayette County in 1849 (LDS Batch Number: M513021).I believe this couple to be the parents of my GGG-grandfather *JOHN WESLEY PIERCE.
Below you will find all the census I found them in including a John/Jno W., whom I believe to be my GGG-grandfather.
*JOHN WESLEY PIERCE was born Abt. 1856, and died Bef. 1920 in Fayette Co., Ohio.He married (1) EFFIE H. MILLER December 11, 1879 in Fayette Co., Ohio.She was born Abt. 1864, and died June 1887.He married (2) DORA (BAUGHN) LOVELACE Bef. 1898.
Children of JOHN PIERCE and EFFIE MILLER are:
i. PEARL PIERCE, m. JOHN SMITH.
ii. ALVIN ALAN PIERCE, b. June 27, 1880 d. June 06, 1953 m. Letha Levina Myers.
iii. ROY PIERCE, b. April 13, 1884; m. ONA BUTCHER
iv. *EQUILLA LEE PIERCE, b. April 07, 1886, Near Jeffersonville, Ohio - Fayette Co.; d. April 21, 1963, Washington C.H., Ohio, Fayette Co, m. Ruth Anna Myers
Children of JOHN PIERCE and DORA LOVELACE are:
v. FLORENCE PIERCE, b. Abt. 1898.
vi. LABON W PIERCE, b. Abt. 1900.
vii. ROBERT EARNEST PIERCE, b. November 28, 1901; d. December 13, 1977,
viii. RUBEN E. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1904; d. February 11, 1976
ix. SAMUEL C. PIERCE, b. Abt. 1907.
x. MARJORY M. PIERCE, b. January 1910.
ALVIN ALAN PIERCE was born June 27, 1880 in Madison Co., Ohio, and died June 06, 1953 Madison Co., Ohio.He married LETHA LEVINA MYERS February 19, 1902, daughter of CHARLES MYERS and REBECCA MOLLOSSE.She was born February 18, 1879, and died February 1941.
Children of ALVIN PIERCE and LETHA MYERS are:
i. LEO CLARK3 PIERCE, b. June 28, 1909.
ii. MARY REBECCA PIERCE, b. October 24, 1912; m. (1) ROBERT AYDELOTTE, June 07, 1941; b. July 07, 1914; d. December 02, 1942; m. (2) ELWOOD FEURT GILREATH, November 27, 1943; b. February 21, 1917; d. October 05, 1981.
iii. CHARLES WESLEY PIERCE, b. July 24, 1914.
iv. LEWIS MEADE PIERCE, b. May 20, 1916; d. October 1978.
v. LOUELLA MAY PIERCE, b. May 20, 1916; d. Abt. August 1916.
vi. BETTY MARIE PIERCE, b. July 14, 1917.
vii. KATIE JEANETTE PIERCE, b. May 04, 1919.
viii. NELLIE LOUDENE PIERCE, b. December 07, 1920; d. September 1986.
ix. MARTHA ANN PIERCE, b. February 22, 1922; d. March 1949; m. RICHARD KNIBRIM, April 1945.
x. MILDRED JANE PIERCE, b. August 04, 1911.
*EQUILLA LEE2 PIERCE was born April 07, 1886 in Near Jeffersonville, Ohio - Fayette Co., and died April 21, 1963 in Washington C.H., Ohio, Fayette Co..He married RUTH ANNA MYERS April 14, 1904 in Fayette Co., Ohio, daughter of CHARLES MYERS and REBECCA MOLLOSSE.She was born March 04, 1886 in Jeffersonville, Ohio - Fayette Co., and died December 01, 1972 in Washington C.H., Ohio - Fayette Co.
Children of EQUILLA PIERCE and RUTH MYERS are:
i. *RALPH LEE WESLEY PIERCE, b. August 16, 1906, Fayette Co. Ohio; d. March 24, 1979, Greenfield, Ohio Highland Co. m. Irene McCoy.
ii. CINTHA EQUILLA PIERCE, b. October 13, 1904; d. October 21, 1913, Jeffersonville, Ohio - Fayette Co.
iii. MABLE IRENE PIERCE, b. October 04, 1908; d. June 17, 1987.
iv. ELSIE BELL PIERCE, b. August 05, 1916.
ROBERT EARNEST PIERCEwas born November 28, 1901, and died December 13, 1977 in Washington CH, Fayette Co., OH.He married EMZA TATMAN in Jan. 31, 192?.
Children of ROBERT PIERCE and EMZA TATMAN are:
i. ESTHER3 PIERCE, m. MENDEL RAPP.
ii. ROSS SMDLEY PIERCE, b. November 02, 1922.
iii. VIOLA PIERCE, b. July 30, 1924; m. WILLIAM WOODROW BURRS, November 05, 1940.
iv. FREDA PIERCE, b. November 05, 1925; m. SPENCER SPURGEON.
v. PEARL PIERCE, b. March 10, 1927.
vi. EMZA OLLIE PIERCE, b. January 22, 1929; m. VERNAL HUFF.
RUBEN E. PIERCE was born Abt. 1904, and died February 11, 1976 in Sedalia, Ohio.He married (1) ESTEL HESKETT.He married (2) HELEN SCOTT.
Children of RUBEN PIERCE and HELEN SCOTT are:
i. BETTY CATHERINE3 PIERCE.
ii. MELVIN PIERCE.
iii. GLENN PIERCE.
iv. HILDA PIERCE, m. ? DOWNS.
I would like to know more about Thomas and Rachel PIERCE ... Rachel's parents & siblings, Thomas's parents and siblings.
If anyone is researching this family I will gladly share/compare/trade information on this family, including documentation marriage, birth, death, obituaries, ect.
John's ages match the DOB I have for him in these Census, the only thing different is in 1 census says John was born in VA, but then the rest of them have him born in OH so I do believe OH is where he was born.I also believe that Thomas & Rachael SHABER/PIERCE were born in Virginia.
1850 Census Fayette County Ohio
Enumerated:1 Oct. 1850
Ancestry.com - Image #50 Roll M432_678
Thomas Pierce - 30 WM - Farmer - OH
Rachel M.20 WFOH
1860 Census Fayette County Ohio
Enermerated:19 July 1860
Pg:221 - 843-423
Ancestry.com Image #185 Roll M653_959
Thos Pearce - 39 WM - Farmer - VA
Jno W.4 WMOH
Eva A.2 WFOH
1870 Census Fayette County Ohio
Post Office: Jeffersonville
Enumerated:10 June 1870
Pg: 11 - 456
Thomas Pierce - 49 WM - Farmer - VA
Rachael M.38 WFVA
Mary Jane18 WFVA
Eva Ann11 WFVA
1880 Census Fayette County Ohio
Township:Madison - Dist 56
Enumerated:8 June 1880
Pg: 4 - Supv Dist #5 - Enum Dist #56
Thomas Pierce - 59 WM - Farmer - VA
Rachall M.49 WFVA
Eva A.21 WFOH
John W. Pierce - 24 WM - Farmer - OH
Effie H.18 WFOH
Thank you in advance