Michael Piersol Nye

Male18 January 1836–1 March 1910

Brief Life History of Michael Piersol

When Michael Piersol Nye was born on 18 January 1836, in Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samson Stilly Nye, was 25 and his mother, Ruth Peirsol, was 19. He married Harriet Hartzel on 19 August 1862. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 1 March 1910, in Franklin Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lillyville, Franklin Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Piersol Nye
Harriet Hartzel
Marriage: 19 August 1862
Ruth Piersol Nye
Charlotta Henrietta Nye
Oliver King Nye
George Hartzel Nye
Benjamin Burr Nye
Fredrick Stamm Nye
Scudder Hart Nye
Joseph Byron Nye
Effie Ellen Nye
Richard Henry Nye
Victor Perre Nye
Flossie Coral Nye

Sources (12)

  • Michael Nye in household of Ruth Nye, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Michael Piersol Nye, "Find A Grave Index"
  • M.p. Nye in entry for Haward Bradford Wright and Flossie C. Nye, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1862
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 27

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 27

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye, atten ye ‘at the island’ (Old English ēg, īeg ‘island’), becoming atte nye. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on an island or patch of firm ground surrounded by marsh, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Nye in Winscombe, Somerset.

    English: alternatively, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye, atten ee ‘at the river’ (Old English ēa ‘river’), becoming atte nee. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived near a river, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Neigh Bridge in Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire.

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 聶, see Nie 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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