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adapted to command reverence and esteem.
His wit was ready and uncommonly bright,
his method of reasoning (free from sophistry)
was clear and manly, as became a generous
inquirer after truth and not a noisy wrangler
for victory. He was a sincere unfailing friend
to every industrious, virtuous, honest man,
what ever his walk in life. He was a wise
legislature and able statesman. While he was
a judge he held the balance of justice with
a steady unwavering hand, and being far su-
perior to venality or the influence of per-
sonal, family or party connections, he pro-
nounced the law inpartially on all tthe causes
brought before him. As a governor he ap-
peared to advantage. This was his proper
element, for he seemed originally formed to
govern. He was a kind and provident hus-
band and parent. His moral character was
unblemished, his religion and piety unaffected
and he died as he had lived a member of the
Second Church of Windsor." And one who
knew the late governor of Massachusetts, his
descendant and namesake, must be reminded
by this contemporary eulogy of the physique,
bearing and character of the late Roger Wol-
cott. of Massachusetts.

Governor Wolcott's mansion house was
built in 1704, and stood until a recent date.
Some of the panels on which the paintings il-
lustrated the Indian attack on Deerfield have
been preserved. His will was proved July 18,
1761. He published three books: "Poetical



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Meditations" (1725) ; "A Tract on a Contro-
versial Letter on the New England Churches"
(printed in 1761) ; "Letter to the Freemen of
Connecticut" (1761). He died May 17, 1767.
He married, December 3, 1702, Sarah
Drake, daughter of Job Drake, (see be-
low). Children: 1. Roger, born Septem-
ber 14, 1704; mentioned below. 2. Eliz-
abeth, born April 10, 1706: married,
August 24, 1727. Roger Newberry, of Wind-
sor. 3. Alexander, born January 20. 1708:
killed by a cart-wheel, October 8, 174 1. 4.
Samuel, born January 9, 1710; died December
22, 1717. 5- Alexander, born January 7, 1712.
6. Sarah, born and died December 10, 1712
(?). 7. Sarah, born January 31, 1 71 5 : "this
dear and ingenious child dyed in an extasie of
Joy Triumphing over death January 5, I735-"
8. Hepzibah, born June 23, 1717 ; married,
November 10, 1737, John Strong, of East
Windsor. 9. Josiah, born February 6. 1719:
died January 29, 1802. 10. Erastus (twin),
born February 8. 1721 ; died May 10, 1722. 11.
Epaphras, born February 8, 1721 (twin) ; died
April 3, 1733. 12. Lrsula, born October 30,
1724; married, November 10, 1743, Governor
Matthew Griswold.

The following is the English ancestry of
Job Drake (see above) who married Mary,
daughter of Henry Wolcott :

(I) William the Conqueror (1066-1087).
(II) Henry I, son of W'illiam. (Ill) Henry
II, son of Henry I. (IV) John I, son of
Henry II. (V) Henry III, son of John I and
Isabelle. (VI) Edward I, son of Henry III.
(VII) Elizabeth Plantaganet, daughter of
Edward I, married Humphrey de Bohen, Earl
of Hereford and Essex. (VIII) Margaret,
daughter of Humphrey and Elizabeth, mar-
ried Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon. (IX)
Edward Courtenay. (X) Hugh Courtenay.
(XI) Margaret Courtenay, married Sir Theo-
bold Grenville. (XII) William Grenville.
(XIII) Thomas Grenville. (XIV) Thomas
Greenville. (XV) Roger Greenville. (XVI)

Amy Greenville, married Drake.

(XVII) Robert Drake. (XVIII) William
Drake. (XIX) John Drake. (XX) Job
Drake, married Mary, daughter of Henry
Wolcott, who came to America.

(VI) Roger, son of Governor Roger Wol-
cott, was born in Windsor, September 14,
1704, and died October 19, 1758, aged fifty-
five years (gravestone record). He was a
representative to the general assembly of Con-
necticut; major of Connecticut troops; mem-
ber of council ; judge of superior court, and



on the commission to revise the laws of the
province. His premature death alone pre-
vented him from attaining the governorship.
He was on the commission that met delegates
form the other colonies at Albany in June,
1754, to arrange a plan of union. The Con-
necticut delegation dissented from the plan
adopted and the union was not effected at that
time. He married (first) October 10, 1728,
Marah. daughter of Captain Benjamin New-
bury. She was born February 5. 1710, and
died June 5, 1758, aged forty-nine years. He
married (second) June 19, 1759, Eunice Ely,
daughter of John Ely, of Springfield and
daughter of John Colton. Children of first
wife: 1. Roger, born September 18, 1729,
died November 15 following. 2. Marah, born
October 15, 1730; died August 4, 1737. 3.
Roger, born June 16, 1733: died November 1,
1736. 4. Sarah, born June 7, 1735; married
Elisha Streeter. 5. Roger, born November
10. 1737. 6. Epaphras, born May 2, 1740;
mentioned below. 7. Mary, born April 4.
1742; married, April 22, 1764, Jesse Goodell.
8. Emeline, born October 20, 1744; died Feb-
ruary 25, 1745. 9. Parmenio, born April 17,
1746. 10. Amelia, born October 27, 1750;
married, May 30, 1771, Marvin Lord, of
Lyme. 11. Martha, born April 23, 1753; died
May following.

(VII) Epaphras, son of Roger Wolcott,
was born May 2, 1740. He was a soldier in the
revolution, in the expedition against Canada,
in Captain Giles Wolcott's company. He
married, June. 1762. Mabel Burnham, of
Hampton," daughter of John Burnham, of
East Hartford, Connecticut. She died March
27, 1814, aged seventy-nine years. Children :
1. Sarah, born January 10. 1764: married
February 5, 1795, Ebenezer Pomeroy. of
Hadley, Massachusetts. 2. James, born April
19, 1766; mentioned below. 3. Mabel, born
March 17, 1770: married John B. Richard-
son, of Easthampton, Massachusetts. 4. Mary,
born July 26, 1773; married. November 2,
1795, Aaron Davis, of Hinsdale, Massachu-
sets.

(VIII) James, son of Epaphras Wolcott,
was born April 19, 1766. He married, Janu-
ary 17, 1786, Miriam Munsell : children, born
at' Southampton, Massachusetts : 1. Anson,
born April 9, 1787. 2. Epaphras, April 7.
1789. 3. James. 4. Stephen P.. mentioned
below.

(IX) Stephen P., son of James Wolcott.
was born in Southampton, about 1783. He
was a carpenter by trade. He married, De-



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cember 27, 1804, Lucy Strong. Children, born
at Southampton: 1. Isaac Stebbins, born
March, 1806 ; married Eliza, daughter of John
and Esther Rust, of Southampton. 2.
Tryphosa Bush, born December 25, 1808 ;
married Esther Sheldon. " 3. Angelina, born
March 6, 1812; died 1823. 4. Stephen
Bartlett, born April 16, 1814, merchant
of Illyria, Ohio, of which he has been
post master ; married, 1840, Harriet Newell
Cheever ; children : George Henry, Ida, Ara-
bella and Cora Cheever. 5. Hannah, born
March 25, 1816; married Rev. Lemuel Pome-
roy, born at Sunderland : graduate of Am-
herst College, 1835 ; settled in Huntsburgh,
Ohio, later in Kansas ; child, Hannah Wolcott
Pomeroy. 6. Mary Maria, born February 12,
1818; married, December 15, 1839, Orange
Frary, of Southampton; died February 16,
1841 ; no children. 7. Cyrenus Brooks, born
1820; married Harriet Newell Abbott, of Au-
gusta, Maine ; children : William, Frederic,
Theophilus and Harriet. 8. George Morris,
mentioned below. 9. Daniel Pomeroy, resides
in Holyoke.

(X) George Morris, son of Stephen P.
Wolcott, was born December 12, 1825. He
married Sarah A. Wesson, born March 6,
1845, daughter of William C. and Elizabeth
(Jones) Wesson.

(The Wesson Line).

(IV) William Wesson, son or nephew of
Samuel Wesson (q. v.), was born about 170x3.
He and his brother Jeremiah settled at Sud-
bury, Massachusetts. William married at
Sudbury, March 30, 1721-22, Mary Stanhope,
of an ancient Sudbury family. He appears
to have been an early settler of Hopkinton,
Massachusetts, with other Sudbury men.
Some of his descendants have a tradition that
he was an immigrant, but all the evidence at
hand tends to show that he belongs in the
Reading family of which the Springfield Wes-
sons are also descended, except perhaps the
following interesting advertisement copied
from the Boston Evening Post, of June n,
1753 : "If William Pullen, who was born in
Shobrook, six miles from Exeter, England,
and came to these parts thirty or forty years
ago (about the same time that William Wes-
son settled in Sudbury) is yet alive and will
come to William Wesson of Hopkinton in
New England, he may hear of an estate in
land worth 500 sterling per annum left him by
one Mr. Pullen of Thorverton near Exeter
and there is no heir found to enjoy it." Wil-



liam Wesson was a member of the Hopkinton
church in 1752, and must have been of age.
A Captain William Wesson, probably of this
family, died at Marlborough, March 21, 1816,
aged forty-four. Children : William, men-
tioned below ; John, soldier in the revolution ;
perhaps others.

(IV) William, son of William Wesson,
was born about 1730-40. He married, April
11, 1764, at Southborough, Mary Bruce; (sec-
ond) at Southborough, being then of Hop-
kinton, February 9, 1789, Mrs. Sally Bixby,
of Hopkinton. He was a soldier in the revo-
lution, credited to Dudley, Massachusetts, in
Captain Corbin's company, Colonel Davis's
regiment, in 1777. According to the federal
census there were two of the family in Hop-
kinton in 1790 — John; a brother Levi, who
appears to be a relative, probably son of John
(IV). William was then in Athol, and had
one son over sixteen, one under that age, and
three females in his family. Children: 1.
Josiah, whose will at Worcester has made
clear much of the family history, dated May
2^,, 1843, at Athol, filed June 20, 1843, be-
queathing to his sister Susanna Priest, niece
Alary Brown, to children of brother William
Wesson, to other heirs not named, and leaving
the greater part of his estate to Maria, wife
of Samuel Cummings Jr., including lands in
Athol and Petersham. 2. William, Brigham,

mentioned below. 3. Daughter, married

Brown. 4. Susanna, married Priest.

( V ) Rev. William Brigham Wesson, son
of William Wesson (q. v).

I VI ) William Cutler Wesson, son of Rev.
William Brigham Wesson, was born at Hard-
wick, December 23, 1814. He married, June
14, 1840, at Hardwick, Elizabeth Jones. He
was a farmer, and lived on the homestead.
Children, born at Hardwick: 1. Maria E.,
born March 29, 1841, John D. Morton. 2.
Sarah A., born March 6, 1845 ! married, No-
vember 5, 1868, George M. Wolcott (see Wol-
cott).



The name Pierce was common
PIERCE in England in a very early age,
and had many ways of spelling
such as Parr, Piers, Pierce. Pears, Pearse,
Peers, Peirce and Purse. Coat-of-arms :
Three ravens, rising. Motto : "Dixit et
fecit" (He said and he did). Crest: Dove,
with olive branch in bill.

(I) Thomas Pierce, emigrant ancestor of
Harry H. Pierce, of North Attleboro, Mas-
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Norfolk) and settled at Charlestown, Massa-
chusetts, 1633-34, with his wife, Elizabeth.
He was born in England in 1583-84 and his
wife Elizabeth was born 1595-96. She died
October 7, 1666. He was admitted to the first
church at Charlestown, February 21., 1634-35,
with his son Thomas ; Elizabeth, his wife, was
admitted January 10, previously. He was ad-
mitted a freeman May 6, 1635. September
27, 1642, he was one of the twenty-one com-
missioners appointed by the great and general
court "to see that Salt petre heapes were made
by all the farmers of the colony." He had
a grant of four acres of planting ground in
1635-36. He was possessed of large estates
in and around Charlestown, as far back as
Medford and Woburn, and his property was
inventoried at four hundred and four-
teen pounds, which was an ample for-
tune in those times. His will was
dated November 7, 1665. He gave to Har-
vard College twenty shillings, the bulk of his
estate going to his wife Elizabeth ; his "loving
friend Richard Russell, Thomas Danforth,"
and his son John he nominated overseer of
his will. He married Elizabeth . Chil-
dren : 1. John. 2. Samuel. 3. Thomas,
mentioned below. 4. Robert, married Sarah
Eyre. 5. Mary, married Peter Tufts. 6.
Elizabeth, married Randall Nichols. 7.
Persis, married (first) William Bridge and
(second) John Harrison. 8. Abigail, June 17,
1629.

(II) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1)
Pierce, was born in England in 1608, and
came to New England about 1633-34. As no
mention is made of him coming with his par-
ents, it is surmised that he came shortly after
them if not with them. He married shortly
after his arrival and settled in Charlestown.
He was styled Sergeant Thomas, and was ad-
mitted to the Charlestown church, February
21, 1634, at the same time as his father, show-
ing that the family must have emigrated to-
gether. Sergeant Thomas Pierce was among
the original settlers of Woburn in 1643, an ^
was taxed there in 1645 ; was selectman in
1660; and many times was on the committee
for dividing the common lands there. He
was also one of "the right proprietors chozen
March 28, 1667, and also of the general court
committee appointed for the same purpose in
1668." He was a large land owner as he sells
Thomas Richardson forty acres formerly of
John Cole, southeast of Mount Discovery :
aslo numerous real estate transactions in his
name are found in the Middlesex county reg-

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isters in Cambridge. The inventory of his
estate after his decease, November 6, 1683,
amounted to four hundred and forty pounds,
and was appraised by Matthew Johnson and
James Convers. He was sergeant 1669-82
and a member of Captain Thomas Prentice's
troop, also under Lieutenant (Jakes in King
Philip's war, 1675-76. He married, May 6,
1635, Elizabeth Cole, who died March 5, 1688,
daughter of Rice and Arnold Cole ; children :
1. Abigail, born August 17, 1639. 2 - John,
March 7, 1643. 3. Thomas, June 21, 1645. 4.
Elizabeth, December 25, 1646, died March 10,
1670. 5. Joseph, September 22, 1648, died
February 27, 1649. 6- Joseph, August 13,
1649, died 1716. 7. Stephen, July 16, 1651,
died January 31, 1742. 8. Samuel, February
20, 1654, died October 27, 1655. 9. Samuel,
April 7, 1656, died July 5, 1721. 10. William,
March 7, 1658, died August 22, 1720. 11.
James, May 7, 1659, mentioned below. 12.
Abigail, November 20, 1660, died September
7, 1719. 13. Benjamin.

(III) James, son of Thomas (2) Pierce,
was born at Woburn, Massachusetts, May 7,
1659, died there January 20, 1742. He gave
a deed to his "brother" Moses Parker, of
Chelmsford, under date of January 21, 1707.
He served in campaigns against the Indians in
and around Woburn. He was a husbandman
and dwelt in the easterly part of Woburn on
present Cambridge street, on the place latterly
known as the Jacob Pierce place. He mar-
ried, 1686, Elizabeth Parker, born April 10,
1663, died October 16, 1715, daughter of
Abraham and Rose (Whitlock) Parker, of
Woburn, Massachusetts. Children: 1. Eliz-
abeth, October 11, 1688. 2. James, February
28, 1690, mentioned below. 3. Rebeckah, Sep-
tember 16, 1692.

(IV) James (2), son of James (1) and
Elizabeth (Parker) Pierce, was born at Wo-
burn, Massachusetts, February 28, 1690, died
there December 21, 1773. He was a yoeman
at Woburn and housewright. His will was
made March 15, 1769. He gives to his wife,
Phebe, the use and improvement of one-half
of his real estate. His son Jocob he appointed
his sole executor and gives all his real estate
in Woburn and elsewhere together and his
right in the meeting house in the First Parish
and other personal belongings. He remem-
bers his six daughters in the will, Samuel
Wyman, Nathan Richardson and Josiah Park-
er, witnesses. He married (first) Hannah

. He married (second) Phebe Reed,

born March 22, 1695, daughter of Lieutenant



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Joseph and Phebe (Walker) Reed, of Wo-
burn. Children: i. Rebecca, October 8,
171 1. 2. Phebe, September 28, 1713. 3.
James. 4. Joshua, April 1, 1722, mentioned
below. 5. Jacob, September 15, 1724, died
November 14, 1774. 0. Keziah, October 10,
1726, died December 19, 1788. 7. Alary,
June 24, 1730, died January 11, 1773. 8. Es-
ther, March 14, 1733, died January 8, 1772.
9. Eunice, February 19, 1735, died April 5.
1774. 10. Susanna. May 22, 173'). died May
23, 1736. 11. Susanna.

(V) Joshua, second son of James (2)
Pierce, was born at Woburn, Massachusetts,
April 1, 1722, died there February 13, 1771.
He is mentioned as a reputable farmer of
Woburn. He is left but one shilling in his
father's will, having previously received his
just proportion of his father's estate. He
married (first) February 18, 1749. Susanna
Ried, born September 9, 1726, daughter of
Daniel and Mary (Converse) Ried, of Wo-
burn. He married (second) October 27, 1753,
Esther Richardson, born August 6, 1727, died
June, 1819, daughter of Nathan and Esther
Richardson. Children: 1. Esther, born April
16, 1754, died February 27, 1842. 2. Joshua,
September 16, 1756, mentioned below. 3.
Susanna, July 4, 1758, February 24, 1809. 4.
rhebe, May 3, 1761. 5. Daniel, August 8,
1763, died before 1830. 5. Nathan, Septem-
ber 11, 1766, died January 29, 1853. 6. James,
September 8, 1768, died February 4, 1749.

(VI) Joshua (2), eldest son of Joshua (1)
and Esther (Richardson) Pierce, was born at
Woburn, September 6, 1756, died at Hudson,
New Hampshire, September 24, 1857, aged
one hundred and one years. When a young
man he and his brother Daniel settled at Hud-
son, New Hampshire, and his brothers, Na-
than and James, in nearby towns. Joshua was
married at the age of twenty-five years and
soon began housekeeping on a farm of con-
siderable area, in Hudson. He followed this
occupation together with cooper for many
years. He was a man of much influence in
his community and deeply religious. He
married, December, 25, 1781, Sarah Lund,
born July 6, 1763, died October 20,
185 1, aged eighty-eight years. Children:
1. Joshua, born February 27, 1783, died Feb-
ruary 10, 1784. 2. John, April 22, 1785. died
October 11, 1825. 3. Joshua, mentioned be-
low. 4. James, March 31, 1792, died May 10,
1 87 1. 5. Joseph B., October 4, 1794, died
January 7, 1841. 6. Abraham, November 6,
1798, died August 18, 1804. 7. Isaac, No-



vember 6, 1798, died November 24, 1798. 8.
Cosmore, August 28, 1802, died January 31,
1804.

(VII) Joshua (3), third son of Joshua (2)
and Sarah ( Lund) Pierce, was born at Hud-
son, New Hampshire, July 9, 1787, died at
Nashua, New Hampshire, September 16, 1828.
He was brought up on his father's farm, ac-
quiring the usual common school education of
a farmer's son at that period. He remained
at home during his minority, but soon after
his marriage settled on the farm he lived and
died on. This farm compared favorably with
the best in that section and was of large area.
situated on the Merrimac river, on the road
to Hudson, New Hampshire, and the present
Indian Head corporation of cotton manufac-
ture, one of the largest in the state, comprises
the major part of Joshua's Pierce's farm
which was sold after his death by his brother.
He raised the common crops, sheep, cattle
and horses, and was industrious, frugal and
honest with all mankind. His wife, a most
capable woman, died within a week of her
husband, leaving a family of children. He
married. March 10. 1810, Dolly Hutchins,
born May 18, 1790, died September 24, 1828.
daughter of General Gordon Hutchins (of
revolutionary fame). Children: 1. Sarah L.,
born March 26, 181 1, married, March 21,
1829, Hervey Bugbee, children: i. Edwin F.,
December 6, 1830. ii. Edward H.. August 11.
1832, died March 11, 1837. iii. James H.,
July 29, 1834, died July 1. 1S63. iv. Edward
H., January 29, 1837, died July 30, 1838. v.
Albert P., April 27, 1840. vi. Clara I., No-
vember 21, 1842. vii. Frederick P.. March 7.
1853. viii. Clinton P., January 3, 1856. 2.
Joslma D., mentioned below. 3. Hannah L.,
January 29, 1815, married, January 22. 1837,
William S. Graves, children : i. Edward, De-
cember 31, 1840. ii. Sarah R., July 31, 1845.
4. Nancy H., June 3. 1817, married Charles
P. Danforth. 5. Andrew Jackson, January
30, 182 1. married Caroline Holmes. 6. Dolly
J., March, 1823, married Jesse A. Woodward.

(VIII) Joshua D.. eldest son of Joshua (3)
and Dolly (Hutchins) Pierce, was born at
Nashua, New Hampshire, March 22, 1813,
died at Augusta, Maine, December 17. 1884.
At the age of eleven years his parents died
while he was attending the academy at Derby,
New Hampshire. He continued here up to
about seventeen years of age, living with his
uncle, James Pierce. After completing his
schooling he began a clerkship in a furniture
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branch of the business, and in 1837 removed
to Augusta, Maine, wbere he established him-
self in the manufacture and selling of furni-
ture on Water street of that town, his father
having left him a competency in his will and
with what he had saved during his clerkship at
Nashua gave him a successful start. He later
added to his furniture stock crockery and
glass ware. This proved to be a paying ad-
junct to the furniture line, and fully or more
profitable, for in i860 he sold the furniture
end of the business to L. C. Avery and made
the crockery business his specialty. His store
was the most attractive and best stocked in
the state and at his death he was the oldest
importer of crockery in New England (and
one of the largest stores). He carried all the
costly lines of French china, having thirty-two
stock patterns, and for that time showed the
magnitude and character of his trade. He
was the first customer in the United States
who handled the Reed and Barton hollow
ware, when the firm was in its infancy. He
continued his business up to October 10, 188 1,
when he retired from the active end of the
business and three years later, December 17.
1884, he died at his residence at 18 Green
street. Mr. Pierce was a man of retired
habits, passionately fond of his fireside. He
was amiable in his manner and a gentleman
of the old school, true to his principles which
were his religion. He was considered the soul
of honor in every dealing, leaving no stain on
the page of just accounts. He was by faith
a Unitarian and he contributed to the church
where his family attended. He was a sterling
Andrew Jackson Democrat, remaining strong
for the Union during the trying times that be-
set his country's honor. He would not accept
the gift of office from his citizens, but for a
time was fence-viewer and tithingman. He
was also truant officer of his town. He was
a member of the Augusta Lodge of Odd Fel-
lows in his early residence in Maine.

He married, January 8, 1835, Lucy Louisa
Corbin, born in Salem, New York, February

21, 1813, died at Augusta, Maine. February

22, 1886, daughter of Asa and Abigail Giles
(Hurd) Corbin, of Salem, New York. Abi-
gail Giles (Hurd) Corbin, who died April,
1847, was a daughter of Dr. Stephen Hurd.
Asa Corbin was a farmer and revolutionary
soldier. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Pierce: I.
Edward Corbin, born January 30, 1836, died
March 24, 1896; he was a captain in the civil
war; married, December 31, 1867, Mary Say-
ward, of Bangor. Maine ; children : i. Ed-



ward Sayward, born February 7, 1869 ; ii.
Cora Kennedy, October 12, 1870, married,
June 2J, 1903, Harry D. West, children :
Charles Edward, born May 6, 1906, and Rob-
ert Pierce, July 11, 1907; iii. Charles Corbin,
born December 18, 1874. 2. Charles Ather-
ton, April 11, 1839, died August 20, 1868. 3.
Andrew Jackson, November 11, 1841, living
at Augusta, Maine, 1909. 4. Joshua Frank-
lin, mentioned below. 5. Harriet Stanwood,
June 24, 1848, resides at Boston. 6. George
Morton, June 30, 1 85 1, resides at Boston. 7.
Robert Waterston, May 16, 1854, resides at
Boston.

(IX) Joshua Franklin, third son of Joshua
D. and Lucy L. (Corbin) Pierce, was born at
Augusta, Maine, May 28, 1844. He attended
the public schools of his native town, taking a
course in the Augusta high school up to fifteen
years of age. During his early manhood years,
he was taught the habits of industry and
economy. As soon as his schooling was com-
plete, he began by selling papers for a time,
later entering the express business where he
remained a number of years. During the civil
war he received an appointment of govern-
ment clerk at Augusta and after the war again
entered the express business, continuing in
this when he entered into the book and sta-
tionery trade in Augusta, and has continued in
that up to the present time, being one of the
leaders in his time. Mr. Pierce is an attend-
ant of the Episcopal church. While not active
in the conduct of local affairs, he has always



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