Obit: "The Salem Democrat" Salem, Indiana, September 27, 1899:
"Free At Last: Uncle Solomon Bierley joins the Silent Multitude
Gone Before. Died Sunday September 24" Died on Sunday, September
24, 1899, at his home near Pekin, Solomon Bierley, aged 91
years, 7 months and 16 days. The death of Uncle Sol. Bierley did
not come unexpected as he had been very feeble for many months.
He was born in Roann County, N.Carolina, February 8, 1808, and
came to this country in 1814 with his parents. On the 21st of
May, 1829, he married Nancy Alvis, who died a few months ago.
For 70 years the couple lived happily in the same homestead
among the romantic hills that surround the vicinity of Pekin.
Their early days were full of hardships and privations.
Together the young couple cleared the forest around the home,
the wife working as hard with ax and plow as the husband. Then
came the children--eight of them--Catherine Crouch of Gosport,
Ind.; May Jane Dewden of Cedar Gap, Mo.; David W. Bierley of
Pekin, Ind.; Jacob T. Bierley of Pekin, Ind.; Elizabeth Carnes
of Lee Summit, Mo.: and Emma C. Wells at home. All of them grew
up to man and womanhood, married and reared families and then
two of them died--David W. Bierley and Sarah A. Fordyce--these
being the only deaths in the family. The children and children's
children amount in the aggregate to 132--a remarkable family
showing. There are 6 living children, 37 grand children, 88
great grand children and 1 great-great grandchild, the latter
being R. D. Patrick, a bright boy now nearly three years old.
On the 12th of April 1899, the Democrat published a lengthy
biography of this remarkable couple from which we reproduce the
"In their married life they have not only the remarkable record
of living together for seventy years, but both aver that during
that long period, covering the scriptural span of life they
never quarreled. They have seen the forests cleared away, a
great State grow out of the wilderness, and have both helped in
its building up. Now they are simply waiting, surrounded by
friends and descendants. Mrs. Bierley is unable to leave her
bed, but the old man is still able to walk about. Both hope to
live until the anniversary which shall round out the three score
and ten years of their married life."
A few weeks after Mrs. Bierley died and her aged husband quickly
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Valenciennes,Nord,France married Guillaume de Dampierre in 1223.
(Guillaume de Dampierre died on 3 Sep 1231.)
d. Lafrocath O'Brien Not recorded by RoyalData but 'The Origin
and History of the Montgomeries' by BG De Montgomery (1948)
identifies Arnulf's wife as "Princess Lafracoth, daughter of
Murtagh O'Brien, King of Munster".
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