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Ellen Pierce was born abt 1825-1830 in Fayette Township, Allegheny County, PA, the daughter of Andrew Pierce. Her mothers name is unknown at this time.
Ellen married Franklin Brierly, a second generation Brierly of Fayette County on Jan 30, 1854. Ellen bore seven children to Franklin over the next twenty years and was witness to numerous grandchildren through 1910 when she passed on, to join Franklin buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville PA.