Pierson family papers, 1860-1961 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Pierson family papers, 1860-1961

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 768

Primary Creator: Pierson family.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

Date Acquired: 08/00/1977

Subjects: Bienville Parish (La.), Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry, 3rd., Natchitoches Parish (La.), Pierson, David, b. 1837., Pierson family -- Genealogy., Secession -- Louisiana., Winn Parish (La.)

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Genealogies., Judicial records., Obituaries.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of photocopies of letters, clippings, obituaries, and genealogical information of the Pierson family of Bienville, Winn, and Natchitoches Parishes of Louisiana. Much of the material relates to the career and family life of David Pierson (b. 1837), a member of the Louisiana Secession Convention, a Confederate officer, and Louisiana district judge. He was an opponent of secession and voted against it during the convention. The collection also contains the genealogies of relates families, including the Collins, Morris, Oswalt, Pipes, and Wells families.

Biographical Note

The Pierson family comes from the Bienville, Winn, and Natchitoches Parishes of Louisiana. David Pierson (1837-1900) was a member of the Louisiana Secession Convention. He was an opponent of secession and voted against it during the convention. He later joined the Confederate Army, serving with the 3rd Louisiana Infantry in Louisiana and Mississippi. After the war, he practiced law in Winnfield, Louisiana, and then in 1868 moved to Natchitoches. He served as District Judge from 1876 to 1892. The Pierson family is related to the Collins, Morris, Oswalt, Pipes, and Wells families.

Subject/Index Terms

Bienville Parish (La.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry, 3rd.
Natchitoches Parish (La.)
Pierson, David, b. 1837.
Pierson family -- Genealogy.
Secession -- Louisiana.
Winn Parish (La.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Elizabeth Marshall and Sydney M. Kilpatrick

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Pierson family papers, Manuscripts Collection 768, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1990.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.


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Box 1: Pierson family papers
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1860 May-1862 October

1. 1860 May 18. To Mary Pierson (Lebanon, Louisiana) from David Pierson (Winfield, Louisiana).

2. 1861 April 22. To W.H. Pierson from David Pierson (Winfield, Louisiana).

3. 1861 April 24. To Mary Pierson from David Pierson (Winfield, Louisiana).

4. 1861 June 6. To W.H. Pierson (Lebanon, Louisiana) from David Pierson.

5. 1861 November 6. To Jim from G.W.

6. 1862 October 12. To Sidney Pierson from ?

7. 1862. To? from Martha Pierson (Jackson, Louisiana)

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1863 August-September 1864

1. 1863 August 6. To Sidney Pierson from Sallie Shaw.

2. 1863 August 24. To Sidney Pierson from Mollie.

3. 1864 March 22. To W.H. Pierson (Mt. Lebanon) from R.A. Pierson (Orange County, Virginia 9th Regimental Camp).

4. 1864 March 28,. To Mary G. Pierson from R.A. Pierson (Camp Hayes' Louisiana Brigade).

5. 1864 April 4. To W.H. Pierson (Lebanon, Louisiana) from R.A. Pierson (Camp Hayes' Louisiana Brigade).

6. 1864 June 6.  To Sidney Pierson from ?

7. 1864 September 11. To Sidney Pierson, (Grosse Tête, Louisiana) from Mollie.

8. 1864. To Sidney Pierson from Mollie (Grosse Tête, Louisiana).

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1866 February-November

1. 1866 February 8. To Sidney Pierson from Fannie L. (Mt. Lebanon, Louisiana).

2. 1866 May 24. To Sidney Pipes Pierson from David Pierson (Winfield, Louisiana).

3. 1866 May 24. To Sidney Pierson from David Pierson (Winfield, Louisiana).

4. 1866 June 8. To Sidney Pierson from David Pierson (Winfield, Louisiana).

5. 1866 September 9. To Sidney Pierson from David Pierson (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

6. 1866 November 14. To Sidney Pierson from David Pierson (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

7. 1866 November 21. To Sidney Pierson from David Pierson (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1867 January-July

1. 1867 January 12. To Sidney Pierson from David Pierson (Winfield, Louisiana).

2. 1867 January 30. To ? from ? (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

3. 1867 February 11. To ? from Sidney Pierson (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

4. 1867 February 2. To Fannie L. from ? (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

5. 1867 March 8. To ? Sister from Sidney Pierson (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

6. 1867 July 1. To Fannie from ? (Natchitoches, Louisiana).

7. 1867 July 29. To Sidney Pierson from Aunt Mary (Red River, Louisiana).

Folder 5: Correspondence, 1870 October-1914 October

1. 1870 October 27. To Sidney Pierson from ? (Marshall).

2. 1876 October 5. To Lucy from Nancy Pierson (Bienville Parish, Louisiana).

3. 1885 November 3/1885 November 10. Obituaries of W.H. Pierson and Nancy Pierson both in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

4. 1891 October 15. Invitation to the wedding of Alice Pierson to Dr. R. Kilpatrick, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

5. 1899 April 18. To May Pierson (Natchitoches, Louisiana) from B.H. Kirk and Felix Robertson (Waco, Texas).

6. 1900 September 16. To ? Pierson from Sidney Pierson.

7. 1900 September 28. Copy of article in New Orleans Daily States about the death of David Pierson.

8. 1914 October 31. To May Pierson from J.F. Pierson (New Orleans, Louisiana).

Folder 6: Correspondence, 1921 November-1961 January

1. 1921 November 24. To Alice Kilpatrick (Alexandria, Louisiana) from ?

2. 1921 December 12. To Alice Kilpatrick (Alexandria, Louisiana) from ?

3. 1926 January 8. To May Pierson from J.F. Pierson (New Orleans, Louisiana).

4. 1961 January 26. Copy of newspaper articles, Louisiana succession in Winn Parish Enterprise.

5. Undated. Copy of newspaper article "Free State of Winn."

6. Undated. Copy of other newspaper articles.

7. Undated. Copy of envelope and article about S. Pierson.

8. Undated. Letter to ? from ?

9. Undated. To ? from Mary E. Bayles.

10. 1873 April 28. Poem to Sidney Pierson from Ella Pyses?

Folder 7: Notes from Sidney's (Kilpatrick) tapes
Folder 8: Courthouse records on Pierson family
Folder 9: Pierson family genealogy
Folder 10: Collins family genealogy
Folder 11: Hueys of Louisiana family genealogy
Folder 12: Morris family genealogy
Folder 13: Oswalt family genealogy
Folder 14: Pipes family genealogy
Folder 15: Wells family genealogy


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