Law School (University of Michigan) records  1852-1999, 2010
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Family Groups [series]

The series Family Groups covers 170 years of the Pierson Family and consists of family correspondence, legal papers, genealogical research, and newspaper clippings. The series has been arranged by generation, which is subdivided by Personal Name. Each generation has been made into its own sub-series. The sub-series First Generation contains papers of lawyer and politician Job Pierson (1791-1860), which include formal dinner invitations, cemetery deed, certificate to practice law in New York, and biographical material post dating his death. The sub-series Second Generation contains the papers of the children of Job Pierson (1791-1860) and his wife Clarissa Taintor Bulkeley. While Job and Clarissa Pierson had five children, only two, Job Pierson (1824-1896) and John Bulkeley Pierson (1828-1885) are represented in this series. The papers of Reverend Job Pierson include his heavily annotated bible, correspondence, a photocopied version of his diary, legal and financial papers, and biographical material post dating his death. Job Pierson's correspondence includes communications between himself and family members as well as correspondences from Nathaniel and Frank Topping dealing with various financial and legal matters. The sub-series also contains the papers of Job Pierson's wife Rachel Williams Smith. The sub-series Third Generation contains the papers of the children of Job and Rachel Pierson. The Fourth Generation and Fifth Generation sub-series represent the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Reverend Job Pierson accordingly. The series also contains the sub-series Other Families. This sub-series is made up of genealogical research on families related to the Pierson family.

 
First Generation [subseries]
 
Job Pierson (1791-1860)
Box   1  
Biographical Material,  1821-1981     (includes biographical material post dating his death) 
 
Second Generation [subseries]
 
Job Pierson (1824-1896)
Box   1  
Bible,  1840 ?     ( The English version of the Polyglot Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, with a copious and original selection of references to parallel and illustrative passages, exhibited in a manner hitherto unattempted : facsimile large edition [of the English version of Bagster's Polyglot Bible] ) 
 
Correspondence
Box   1  
General,  1847-1896 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Nathaniel and Frank A. Topping,  1960-1911
Box   1  
Diary,  1850-1895     (copy of original) 
Box   1  
Legal and Financial Papers,  1870s-1890s
Box   1  
Other Papers,  1890s-1910s,  1970s
Box   1  
Rachel Williams Smith Pierson (1820-1908) (wife of Job Pierson),  1878-1931
 
John Bulkeley Pierson (1828-1885)
Box   1  
Correspondence,  1861-1894
Box   1  
Legal Papers,  1870s-1880s
 
Third Generation [subseries]
Box   1  
Beverly Chew (husband of Clarissa Taintor Pierson),  1875-1916
Box   1  
Samuel Dayton Pierson (b. 1852),  1886-1914
 
John William Stratton Pierson (1854-1946)
Box   1  
Correspondence,  1880s-1930s
Box   1  
Legal and Financial Papers,  1882-1932
Box   1  
Library Catalogue
Box   1  
Other Papers,  1880-1932     (includes newspaper clippings, biographical material, and other papers from the John W.S. Pierson Hardware Establishment) 
 
Bowen Whiting Pierson (b. 1858)
Box   1  
Biographical Sketch and Personal Library Catalogue,  1907-1908
Box   1  
Correspondence,  1891-1921
Box   1  
Genealogical Research,  1891-1901
Box   1  
Philip T.H. Pierson (b. 1859),  1880s-1910s,  1960s
 
Fourth Generation [subseries]
 
Clarissa Pierson Jacocks (daughter of Bowen Whiting and Nannie Pierson)
Box   1  
Correspondence,  1928-1974
Box   1  
Legal Papers,  1960s-1970s
Box   1  
John Howard Pierson (son of John William Smith and Clara Pierson),  1904-1947
Box   1  
Carrie Louise Pierson (wife of John Howard Pierson),  1930s-1970s
 
Fifth Generation [subseries]
Box   1  
Eleanor W. Pierson Porter (daughter of John Howard and Carrie Louise Pierson),  1927,  1975,  1991
 
Other Families [subseries]
Box   1  
Buckley Family,  ca. 1880s-1980s
Box   2  
Chisebaugh Family,  undated
Box   2  
Conkling Family,  ca. 1890s
Box   2  
Dayton Family,  undated
Box   2  
Drury-Comins Family,  undated
Box   2  
Pindar, Pyndar, and Pinder family,  undated
Box   2  
Smith Family,  ca. 1900s-1970s
Box   2  
Stratton Family,  undated