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SELDEN E. PIER, farmer, P.O. Crossingville, was born May 21, 1833, in Chautauqua County, N.Y. His father, Amon B. Pier, of New York, married Miss Lois E. Bronson, of Chautauqua County, a native of Canada. They settled in this township in 1844. Here Mrs. Pier died December 31, 1859. Mr. Pier then married Mrs. Sarah Gibson, also deceased, and he now lives with his son. Our subject married in 1852 Almira C., daughter of John P. Harned. Settling where they reside, they have acquired a farm of ninety acres. Their children are Mrs. Martha J. Torrey, and Hiram A., who, having made thorough preparation for the profession of teaching, is now highly successfully engaged in that vocation in the city schools of Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. Pier spent three months in his country’s service, in 1863, as a soldier in the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He has served his township as Supervisor two years, and is now in his third year as Auditor; in politics he is a Republican.