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PIERPONT John St Helens ENG --- > Crawford Co PA
Posted by: Jason Gervase (ID *****0109) Date: June 19, 2002 at 11:55:52
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John Pierpont was born March 19, 1815 in St Helens, Lancashire, England to Thomas Pierpont and Mary Appleton. He married Ann Fairclough and had: James, Edward, Thomas, John and Mary. This family, with the exception of James and Edward who died young, embarked on the SS Defense which sailed to America in May of 1850. John's cousin, Thomas Appleton, and his family were also on the ship (Thomas is my ancestor).

John is found in the 1850 census as follows:

1850 18th Ward NYC, NY page 165
John Pierpont 27 Carpenter England
Eliza 27 England (error for Ann)
Thomas 14 England
Mary 9 England
John 3 England

Next door is Thomas Appleton and his family.

I could not find him anywhere in the 1860 Census.

John later moved to Crawford County PA sometime between 1850 and 1870. He appears in the following censuses:

1870 Vernon Township, Crawford, PA, page 8
John Pierpont, 55, M, W, works in R R Machine shop, $900/$500, England
Emeline, 42, F, W, keeping house, England

1880 Vernon Township, Crawford, PA, page 31, ed 120
John Pierpont, M, W, 65, England England England
Susanah, wife, F, W, 55, PA England England

John died February 7, 1882 in Crawford Co., PA.

Can anyone tell me more about his wives: Ann, Emeline and Susanah? When and where did Ann die? What are the maiden names for the last two wives?

John's son, Thomas, moved to New York, then to Canada, and finally in Utah where he converted to Mormonism. He was apparently married to two wives simultaneously and had a number of children by which wife.

John's daughter, Mary, apparently died in 1925. Whether she was married or not, I do not know. Nor do I know where she died.

Any info will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason Gervase


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