Pierce Family of Moundville

This family was in Moundville very early and were featured in the 1887 History of Vernon County. We hope to learn more about them.

From History of Vernon County, Missouri. 1887, p. 804.


(Of Pierce, Brockman & Co., General Merchants, Moundville).

On a former page of this work reference in brief has already been made to the firm with which Mr. P. is connected - one of the leading mercantile establishments in this portion of the county, and one the extent of whose business has reached proportions that other houses of more pretensions might well envy. Having the unlimited confidence of the community personally, he has drawn about him a large and worthy custom, and has aided no little in securing for the firm a reputation for honesty and fair dealing second to no similar concern anywhere. Mr. Pierce’s birth occurred in Platte county, Mo., July 4, 1854. Weston Pierce, his father, also a native Missourian, married when a young man Miss Susan Harrington, also of this State. Up to the age of 15 John N. remained in Platte county occupied in farming, but subsequently he became settled in Kansas. Two years were passed in Knox County, Ill., and in 1871 he located permanently in Vernon, where for a number of years he was engaged in agricultural labor. In 1878 he began his mercantile experience at Ellis, moved to Moundville in 1881, and in 1885 opened out business on his own account, so continuing until June, of the past year. November 1, 1876, Mr. Pierce was united in marriage with Miss Emma Imler, of Illinois. They have three children: Roy L., Glessie and Corle N. Mr. P. is a member of the I. 0. 0. F. and A. 0. U. W.

There was a later Pierce family also:

John Taylor found the obit for BRIDGET LAWLER QUILTER wife of JOHN QUILTER. It lists one of her daughters,CATHERINE 'KATE' QUILTER, as "Mrs KATE PIERCE of Moundsville Missouri", no other info given. The obit is dated 10 Dec 1901. CATHERINE QUILTER was born in Ireland before 1850. How this family started out in New York, had children in Colorado and Wyoming and then wind up in Moundville must surely be an interesting story.

We checked the county cemetery guide and found Catherine M. Pierce, 1845 - 1918, buried in Welborn Cemetery beside her husband, Llewellyn D. Pierce, 1841 - 1913.

This grave marker is from Welborn Cemetery.

Beside Catherine and Llewellyn is their daughter Edith M. Pierce Oct., 1877 - Mar. 1900.

This grave marker is from Welborn Cemetery.

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