Biography of Byron Pierce
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Pierce, Byron, was born in the home he now owns, which was built by his father, April 15, 1839. Alson Pierce, his father, came to the town May 23, 1815, and settled on the place which is now occupied by his son. He cleared sixty acres where at one time the old Williams Hotel stood. The family dates back to Capt. Michael Pierce, of England. Alson Pierce married Silvia Corbin of Vermont, by whom he had four children: Benjamin C., born in 1820, died 1844; Mary A., born May 21, 1823; Martha A., born October 25, 1825. Byron was educated in the district school, and at eighteen years of age commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Floyd Morse of Painted Post, and graduated from the Buffalo Medical College in 1860. In June, 1862, he entered the service as assistant surgeon, where he remained for six months, when his business called him home, and he resumed his practice, farming and manufacture of lumber, and at present is out of practice. In 1870 he married Sophia E. Stilson of Delaware county, N. Y., by whom he had six children: Lucia S., born October 11, 1871; Helena E., born March 29, 1873; Benjamin S., born May 14, 1874; Frank F., born March 11, 1876; Alfred C., born March 22, 1878; Clarence J., born December 31, 1888. He is a member of the Baptist church, and in politics is a Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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