m. 6 Mar 1811
Facts and Events
Pierson Cory Conkling, was born on 24 January 1833 in Reily Township (Butler County). Ohio. In 1850, Pierson Cory was a student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he was a classmate of the future president, Benjamin Harrison. Pierson graduated from Miami University and practiced as a lawyer in Hamilton (Butler County), Ohio. Pierson married Margery Scobey on 23 April 1861. Margery was born in October, 1839. She was the daughter of Dr. Thomas H. Scobey of Reily (Butler County), Ohio. According to Etta Conklin, Pierson's great-niece, he was called "Cousin Cory" and was held in high regard by the family. Pierson Cory died on 14 September 1909 at College Hill Sanitarium in Cincinnati, Ohio of dementia caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. His will left everything to his wife who had predeceased him. Pierson’s Butler County probate records provide a large list of his father’s descendants. Probate records state that he had no living relatives left in Ohio. Most of the people named in the probate file were living in Illinois, Missouri, or Kansas at the time of Pierson’s death. Nephews or nieces included: Amos L. Conklin, Lydia H. Beaty, Laura B. Conklin, Henry J. Conklin, Helen Conklin, Mary A. Swingley, Sarah E. Tracy, Thane R. Brown, Kent O. Brown, Edwin A. Brown, and Clayton Ross received equal shares of $2,800. Great nephews or nieces included: Lola Ross, Glenn Ross, Tracey Ross, and Grace Ross. They each received $33.33. Bertha Ross also received $133.33 in a separate disbursement.