617. Lewis Vernon6 Justison (Lena Harriet5 Pierce, Lenah4 Gorby, Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) was born in Columbiana Co, OH. December 31, 1865.
He married Mollie Jeanette Hutchman. (1936) Lewis Vernon Justison, or Vernon as he is called, has lived on the farm owned by his Grandfather, George Justison all his life, but for the last 25 years he has been a rural mail carrier. In 1920 he represented the 18th district at the Postmaster's Convention in Washington, DC, and visited with Postmaster General Will Hayes, whose father lived and is buried near the Justison home. In 1931 he represented the 18th district at the National Letter Carrier's Convention in Los Angeles.
Both he and his wife love to travel and on these two trips and many others they have covered many miles of this broad land of ours.
Mr Justison has a fine picture of the old Joseph Gorby homestead near Claymont, DE. He also has quaint old pictures of Hanna (Stilley) Gorby, wife of Joseph, and of Ann (Pierce) Gorby, wife of Samuel - II and III generations. Both are wearing their quaint frilly caps, yet few lines show in their smooth, sweet looking faces. In those days women did all in their power to make old women of themselves quite early in life.
Mr Justison has, too, the old bible which belonged to Lena (Gorby) Pierce, which was wonderful in finding just where to hang Lena's particular branch on the Gorby tree. There are also some 50 or more most interesting letters written to his Mother preceding and during the Civil War, dated 1845 to 1863, giving much of family connections, war service, and family history. They were most valuable in tracing this branch of the family.
These letters were from Philadelphia, Chester Co, PA and New Castle Co, DE and showed members of the family living in Pleasant Hill, DE, Wilmington, DE, Mill Creek, Chester Co, PA. Bethel Sunday School picnic mentioned. Booth's Corner, Delaware Co, PA, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co, DE, West Chester, PA (mentions Aunt Mary), Claymont, DE (mentions Jane Stilley), Media, PA, Howelsville, PA and Mt Lebanon, PA.
These letters tell of George Justison's helping to capture Morgan's men; of Robert Pierce Sr going to Alexandria, VA for Robert Jr, home from the War on furlough; of Lewis Peirce going to Alexandria at the same time for "little Wes" and of "Wes" being transferred to the Chester Hospital via Philadelphia. These and many other interesting incidents are related in these letters.
The letters to Lena Justison mention William Pierce and a John Pierce, but did not say to which family they belonged. John Pierce married Hannah Talley.
Lewis Vernon Justison and Mollie Jeanette Hutchman had the following children:
+ 1683 i. Wilda Naneen7 Justison.
+ 1684 ii. Lena Pearle Justison was born October 21, 1890.
+ 1685 iii. Lyman Leon Justison was born December 27, 1891.
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