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Hannah Cunning Pierce

  • Birth 15 May 1796 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 16 May 1885 Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Mechanicsville, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Section 5
  • Memorial ID 15704191

Daughter of Dennis C. Cunning and Margaret [nee] unknown.

Born in Pa. along with her 3 brothers:
John Cunning 1789-1863, Barnabus Cunning 1792-1871, and
Robert Cunning 1794-1868.

Married to Aaron Pierce, Jan 1814 in Columbiana Co., Ohio.

Aaron and Hannah Cunning Pierce became the parents of 14 children: Dennis, Sarah, Margaret, Esther, Mary, James, Aaron, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lucinda. These first 10 children are quite well documented with b/d, spouses, families etc.
John 1839-1841, and Catherine 1827, Samuel and William nothing is known about.

Migrated to Cedar Co., Iowa settling in the Tipton area in 1853-1854.

Name is spelled Pearce in many documents. Please see Aaron Pierce Sr. at this cemetery for information about her children and migration to Iowa from Ohio.

Tipton Advertiser 4 June 1885 pg 3

PIERCE--At the residence of her son, on Saturday, May 16th, 1885, Mrs. Hannah Pierce, aged eighty-nine years.
Mother Pierce was born in May 1796, in Allegheny County, Pa., removing with her parents to Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1805. Her maiden name was Hannah Cunning, and she was married to Aaron Pierce, Sr., January 13th, 1814. Mr. Pierce died in 1880, in the ninety-second year of his age, after a wedded life of almost sixty-six years. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce moved into Richland County, Ohio, then a wilderness, in 1814, and came to Cedar County, Iowa, in 1854. Mrs. Pierce was the mother of fourteen children, only four of whom survive. She had been a member of the Christian Church over forty-five years, leaving an exemplary christian life. She was a devoted and loving wife, a kind and faithful mother and a good neighbor. She died loved and respected by all who knew her and has gone home to her reward.

My sincere thanks to Jacie Thomsen for locating this obituary].

Compiled by Rachel Keller

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Gravesite Details Union-Clear Creek Cemetery, wife of Aaron Pearce
  • Created by: Rachel Keller
  • Added: 11 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15704191
  • Rachel Keller
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hannah Cunning Pierce (15 May 1796–16 May 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15704191, citing Union Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Cedar County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Rachel Keller (contributor 46608704) .