Hi! My great grandfather was John Piersall, born March 9 1846 and died in a construction accident May 23 1905 in Center Line, Ohio. He married Catherine Stanley Dec 5, 1867.
We know very little about him. He and Catherine lived in the Red House community, Putnam county, West Virginia. His parents were John and Hannah Piersall but we have no proof of this.
John and Catherine had ten children. Putnam county was a poor farming and coal mining area. John found it difficult to support his rapidly growing family and left home to go into construction work. John was never reunited with his family. Their children were Theodore Mason Piersall (my grandfather) Samada Piersall, Amanda Piersall, Thomas M. Piersall, Allie Piersall, Oscar Piersall, John S. Piersall, Rena Bell Piersall, & Laura Piersall. All of the children moved west to IL, Iowa, or SD. with the exception of Amanda who married Frank Parish and Catherine who married Samuell Murry. I haven't found a Phoebe but I haven't had a chance to go through everything. I also don't know if John had brothers and sisters. I hope there is a connection. Please let me know one way or the other.
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