Elizabeth Jane Pierce

8 April 1827–1906 (Age 78)
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Pierce was born on 8 April 1827, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Pierce, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Bachens, was 31. She married John V. Williams on 28 October 1857, in Christian, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Christian, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died in 1906, at the age of 79, and was buried in Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States.

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John V. Williams
Elizabeth Jane Pierce
Marriage: 28 October 1857
Susan H. Williams
Samuel T. Williams
Elizabeth Margaret Williams
James Franklin Williams
Nancy Mary Williams
John S. Williams

Spouse and Children

28 October 1857
Christian, Illinois, United States


    Susan H. Williams


    Samuel T. Williams



    James Franklin Williams


    Nancy Mary Williams


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Pierce


    Elizabeth Bachens




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 5

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 21

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth J Pearce in household of James Pearce, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Pierce in entry for I J Reynolds and Lizzie Williams, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Elizabeth Jane Pierce, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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