21. Lenah4 Gorby (Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) was born in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, DE. April 16, 1787. Lenah died April 10, 1870 in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, DE., at 82 years of age.
She married Joseph Pierce Jr. Joseph was born in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, DE. June 12, 1783. Joseph was the son of Joseph Pierce (Miller) and Hannah ?. Joseph died July 10, 1858 in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, DE., at 75 years of age. Ref: DM1 - Joseph Pierce is the brother of Ann Pierce who married Lena (Gorby) Pierce's brother Samuel George Gorby. He is often referred to as Joseph Pierce (Mason) on the tax and census rolls.
Joseph was a mason. He is buried in the Chester-Bethel Methodist-Episcopal Church cemetery in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co, DE. Birth and death dates from his tombstone inscription.
Joseph's will was filed with the New Castle Co, DE Registrar in New Castle, DE on June 15, 1858. A copy was made for his daughter Lena H Pierce on October 29, 1858. In 1997 that copy was found by and is in the possession of Lyman Lewis Justison. (1934) The Perkins and Casey decedents list was obtained from L. V. Justison, a cousin.
Ref: DM1 - Lena (Gorby) Pierce is buried in the Chester-Bethel Methodist-Episcopal Church cemetery in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co, DE. Birth date is from her tombstone inscription.
Ref: LST1-11.27.98 - Spelling of first name from tombstone inscription.
Lenah Gorby and Joseph Pierce, Jr had the following children:
+ 119 i. Julia Ann5 Pierce was born ABT. 1811.
120 ii. Lydia Pierce was born in Brandywine Hd., New Castle, DE. ABT. 1831. She married twice. She married ? Sipe. She married ? Hopkins. Ref: CEN1850
121 iii. Melchoir Pierce. He married Sarah ?. (1936) "Sallie" was noted as a very fine cook.
+ 122 iv. Robert Pierce.
+ 123 v. Samuel Lewis Pierce.
+ 124 vi. Joseph Wesley Pierce was born ABT. 1824.
+ 125 vii. Uriel Pierce was born July 19, 1808.
+ 126 viii. Mary Ellen Pierce was born March 23, 1819.
+ 127 ix. Lena Harriet Pierce was born September 29, 1828.
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