Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Family ProFile--Jesse Pinyerd and Melvina S. Rider Pinyerd

     Jesse Pinyerd, son of Thomas A. Pinyerd and Mary Coner was born on March 5, 1828 in Bedford, Pennsylvania. He married Melvina Rider on July 15, 1853.  Both Jesse and Melvina were from Clarksville in Greene County, Pennsylvania when they married.  She was born on August 11, 1838 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Thomas Rider and Mary B--e.

     Jesse Pinyerd was a blacksmith and moved from area to area during the mid to late 1800's. From Washington County, the family was next enumerated in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania in 1870 and Cumberland Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania in 1880. On this census Jesse's son, John,  is also listed as a blacksmith, undoubtedly assisting his father in the shop.

     During the 1880's and up to 1907, the family was located in Rices Landing, Greene County, Pennsylvania. For an unknown reason, Jesse and Melvina moved to Chicago, Cook County, Illinois in October, 1907. One of their daughters, Dorcus Sabina Pinyerd Allfree lived in Chicago; however not in the area where her parents moved. 

     Jesse and Melvina had only lived in Chicago for four months before Jesse died from a influenza on February 5, 1908, one month shy of his 80th birthday. His body was taken back to Rices Landing and is buried in Hewitt Cemetery.

     Following Jesse's death, it appears that Melvina went to live with her son, George T. Pinyerd in Bucyrus, Ohio. She died ten months after her husband, on December 27, 1908 at age 73. She was buried beside her husband and two children, Ida Ann and Jesse, Jr. in Hewitt Cemetery.

Children of Jesse and Melvina Rider Pinyerd:
  1. Jessie Pinyerd  1854-1939
  2. Dorcus Sabina Pinyerd 1857-1948
  3. John A. Pinyerd  1859-1951
  4. Uriah R. Pinyerd  1862-1932
  5. Ida Ann Pinyerd  1863-1863
  6. George T. Pinyerd  1865-1923
  7. Jesse Pinyerd, Jr.  1869-1877
- 1860 Pennsylvania Census, East Bethlehem, Washington County, page 449.
- 1870 Pennsylvania Census, Jefferson, Greene County, page 277.
- 1880 Pennsylvania Census, Cumberland, Greene County, ED 68, page 163B.
- 1900 Pennsylvania Census, Cumberland, Greene County,
- Hewitt Cemetery Listing, Rices Landing, Pennsylvania
- Pinyerd, Jesse, Illinois Death Certificate, Cook County # 13448.
- Pinyerd, Melvina Rider, Ohio Death Certificate, Crawford County # 261.
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1 comment:

  1. Makes me wonder if we're related. My great grandfather's name was Jesse Pinyerd Rider, born in 1880, in the area south of Pittsburgh - around Library / Washington / Monongahela, PA.