Census information for Jarvis Pierce Jr.

Year State County Town Page
1800 Massachusetts Worcester Westminster p.449
1810 Vermont Orleans Craftsbury 443
1820 Illinois White Township of West p.333 or 382
1830 Illinois Jefferson No Township Listed 209, line 10
1840 Illinois Jefferson   p.308
1850 Illinois Gallatin Equality 412
1855 Illinois Saline Monroe Precinct 92
1860 Illinois Saline Harrisburg 112
1865 Illinois Saline Harrisburg 76
1870 Illinois Saline Harrisburg 14
1880 Illinois Saline Harrisburg 76

1800: Jarvis Jr. was not born until 28 September so he would not have been included in this census. In the census, the household headed by Jarvis Peirce Sr. lists only one male.

1810: Next to the Peirce family in the 1810 census is Abraham Darby, possibly the younger brother of Rhoda, Jarvis' wife. In 1810, Byfield Pierce, older brother of Jarvis Sr., is also living in Craftsbury. Byfield remained in Vermont, dying there in 1852.

1820: There are 2 adults over 45: Jarvis Sr. & Rhoda; 3 younger males: probably Henry Ranger, Joseph Crawford and Merrick Porter; there are 4 younger females: probably Celinda, Mary Clark, Lucy Towls and Julie Ann. The township is listed as North of West. The names on the bottom of the page are from the Fox River precinct, an area just east of Carmi, so the Peirces would have been living near this area.

1830: Ancestry.com indexes him as Jarvis Purce. Another index spells Jarvis as Jarvier: Jarvis was married to Sally Wilkerson at this time. They had married in 1821 in Jefferson County.

1840: Jarvis is in Jefferson County where he is transcribed as James Pierce. There are five in the household but no female fitting Sally's age so she may have died by then. Jarvis remarried in 1845.

1850: Jarvis Pierce, 49, plasterer, value of real estate: $300, born Mass. Also in the household: Elewisa A., 42, Permelia C., 15, Mary E, 2, Ephraim H. Gatewood, 15, Nancy V. Gatewood, 12, Isaac I Gatewood, 9, and Daniel Stanley, 24, carpenter.

1860: Jarvis Peirce, 59, contractor, value of real estate: $1000, value of personal estate: $400, born Mass. Also in household: Elewisa, wife, 54, Mary E., dau, 12, Elizabeth 24, school teacher, Unite Barnes, 41 servant, Louise Barnes, 3.

1870: Jarvis Pearce, 69, common laborer, value of real estate: $1200, personal estate: $400, born Mass., living with wife Unita, 52, Sarah Barnes, 13, and Nora Pearce, 10.

1880: Jarvis Peirce, 79, no occupation, born Mass, parents born Mass. Also in household: Unity, 66, wife, Fred Bergner, 20, son [in law] and Dora [Madora] Bergner, 19, dau.

13 Jan 2009
updated 27 July 2020