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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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PEARCE, THOMAS D., farmer; Sec. 30; P. O. Quincy (son of David and Elizabeth Pearce). He was born in Butler county, Ohio, Dec. 3, 1836; has 105 acres of land in Houston township, valued at $6,000. Politics, Democrat. His father was a native of Baltimore county, Md.; born March 18, 1807. He died in Gilmer township, from a cancer on his liver, Sunday evening, Dec. 16, 1878. He married Elizabeth Stabler, Feb. 27, 1829. This union was a happy one, and terminated with his death, after a lapse of nearly half a century. He emigrated to Butler county, Ohio, in 1835, and lived there until 1848; thence to Adams county. He came here in limited circumstances, but by good management made a handsome property and a comfortable home. He united with the M. E. church in early life, and was a consistent member at his death. Mrs. Pearce was born in York county, Pa., Sept. 15, 1808; mother of five children, four living: Mary A., Elizabeth S., Thomas D., and John C.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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