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bronchitis, which finally overcame him Tuesday morning.

" Mr. Pierce not only helped his fellow-pioneers by assisting
them to plow the virgin soil of the prairie, but he was foremost in
establishing government and maintaining order.

" Two years after he came here and about the time he had found
out what kind of a plow the prairie farmer wanted he was elected
trustee of the village of Chicago. The village of Chicago ! It
seems as remote in history as New Amsterdam or the Continental
Congress. But the man who lay in that coffin saw the palace fol-
low the log cabin, and the outskirts of the town where he had his
blacksmith shop is now the corner of Canal and Lake streets, the
eastern edge of the great west side.

"In 1837 he became an alderman, and served until 1847. O^^^
of his colleagues was Judge Caton. He and the judge were the
last of that council of the fathers. Now Judge Caton stands alone.

" Mr. Pierce left a widow seventy-five years old and two daugh-
ters, the Misses Aurora and Abbie Pierce, and three sons, Lucius
S. Pierce, now in Redcliff, Col. ; George H. Pierce, with Marshall
Field, and William F. Pierce, with J. V. Farwell.

'' Tender smilax and pure, sweet hyacinths twined around the
portrait of Mrs. Hattie Howard, a beloved daughter who died
four years ago. Beautiful cut flowers, a pillow with ' Rest ' in pur-
ple immortelles upon it, a broken column of camelias, hyacinths,
and roses, and a floral star comprised the offerings, which had been
sent by the nearest friends in spite of the request that there be no


I. Aurora S., b. Sept. 11, 1836; unm. ; res. Chicago.
II. Abbie A., b. Apr. 12, 1839; unm.; res. Chicago.

236 Pierce Geyiealogy.

III. Zephaniah G., b. Sept. 10, 1S40; d. in infancy.

IV. Alburtis, b. Aug. 9, 1842; d. Sept. 24, 1847.

V. Lucius S., b. Nov. 16, 1844; unm.; res. Colorado.
VI. George H., b. Apr. 12, 1849; m. Feb. 12, 1884,
Ella F. Bensley, b. Sept. 2, 1856; res. s. p., Chi-
cago, 111.
VII. Harriett R., b. Aug. 11, 1851; m. Dec. 13,1881,
Lansing B. Howard, d. Mar. 12, 1884; res. s. p.,
Chicago, 111.
VIII. William F., b. Jan. 8, 1855; unm. Of the firm of
J. V. Farwell & Co., Chicago, 111.
IX. Persis, b. June 12, 1847; d. infant.

258. Zephaniah G.' Pierce (Noah", Stephen^ Joseph', Azri-
kim', Ephraim^ MichaeP), b. Dec. 16, 1822; m. Apr. 22, 1845,
Eliza S. Leonard, b. May 6, 1826. He d. May 27, 1880. Res.
East Calais, Vt.


405. I. Walter L., b. Oct. 20, 1855 ; m. Dianna F. Tubas.

259. Horatio^ Pierce (Noah', Stephen^ Joseph*, Azrikim^
Ephraim^, Michael'), b. Oct. 12, 1807; m. Nov., 1827, Julia Mer-
ritt, b. Mar. 19, 1805; d. Feb. 7, 1848. He d. Aug., 1855. Res.
Woodbury, Vt.


I. Merrill H., b. Sept. 30, 1828; m. Sept. 16, 1854.
He d. May 17, 1876; res. Yuba City, Cal. Ch.,
Melvin P.
II. Maria J., b. Oct. 16, 1832 ; m. Sept. i, 1858, Edwin
Merritt, b. Aug. 14, 1834. She d. June 6, 1882;
res. Mansfield, Vt. Ch., Edwin A., b. Aug. 15,

1870; Julia E.,b. Jan. i, i860; m. Page; res.

Mansfield, Vt.; Bertha M., b. Jan. 29, 1862; m.


406. III. Marcus, b. July 26, 1830; m. Eliza A. Ames.

Pierce Genealogy. 237

IV. Angeline M., b. Nov. 17, 1834; m. Dec. 14, 1869,
Edward J. Whipple, b. June 22, 1842; res. Ash-
land, Neb. Ch., Edward P., b. Dec. 26, 1870;
Charles A., b. May 10, 1875 ; Florence A., b. Oct.
12, 1878; Mabel H., b. Dec. 20, 1879.
V. Alfred E., b. Jan. 22, 1837; d. Apr. 19, 1870.
VI. Noah, b. July 18, 1839.
VII. Sarah M., b. Sept. 14, 1841.
VIII. Lucia, b. Dec. 25, 1844; m. Sept., 1876, John Cav-
anah ; res. Visulia, Cal.

260. Zalmon' Pierce (NoalA Stephen^ Joseph*, Azrikim^
Ephraim^ MichaeP), b. June 30, 1818; m. June 22, 1841, Polly
Goodenough, b. Nov. 7, 1819. Res. East Calais, Vt.

I. Lewis P., b. Jan. 12, 1845; '^' Oct. 26, 1866, Ame-
lia E. Pierce, b. Sept. 10, 1844. He d. s. p., Feb.
18, 1870; res. East Calais, Vt.
II. George Q., b. Sept. 5, 1847; m. Nov. 29, 1877,
Mrs. Clara J. Marsh, b. Sept. i, 1852; res. East
Calais, Vt.

III. Philusa M., b. Dec. 5, 1851 ; d. Nov. 13, 1864.

IV. Hattie M., b. June 30, 1856; m. Nov. 26, 1879,

Fred. Burnham, b. Jan. i, 1855 ; res. East Calais,
Vt. Ch., Dean, b. May 28, 188 1; Lewis, b. Apr.
4, 1883.

261. Calvin' Pierce (Calving Stephen^ Joseph*, Azrikim^,

Ephraim^, Michael'), b. ; m. Nov. 25, 1828, Nancy Taft, b.

Jan. 5, 1810; d. Feb. 19, 1875. He d. July 19, 1883. Res.
Springfield, Mass.


I. Calvin B., b. ; d. se. 2 years.

II. Martha A., b. : ae. 11 months.

238 Pierce Genealogy.

III. AsAHEL T., b. June 31, 1832; m. Nov. 25, 1863,

Sarah F. Stephens, b. Mar. 11, 1835, s. p.; res.
Pawtucket, R. I.

IV. Nancy M., b. ; m. Horatio H. Valentine, s. p.;

res. 65 Grove street, Providence, R. I.
V. Mary E., b. ; m. Nicholas N. Wood; res. Divi-
sion street, North Attleboro, Mass.

VI. Clara E., b. ; m. John A. C Wightman ; res.

Woonsocket, R. I.

262. Lewis D. B.' Pierce (Noah^ Noah^, Joseph*, Azrikim^
Ephraim^, Michael'), b. July 13, 1803; m. Sept. 4, 1826, Sarah A.
Alger, b. June 22, 1806. He d. Feb. 23, 1886. Res. Warren,
R. I.

Mr. Lewis D. B. Pierce, one of our aged citizens, who has been
spending the winter with relatives in Jamestown, N. Y., died on
Tuesday, the 23d of February, 1886, and the remains are expected
to arrive this evening, and will be deposited with those of his
kindred in this town. Mr. Pierce had arrived at the advanced
age of eighty-two years eight months and ten days; a large major-
ity of which he had spent in Warren, where he was well and favor-
ably known. He was a man of cheerful disposition, and an
upright Christian character. In the prime of life he devoted him-
self to deeds of Christian charity, and was accustomed to visit the
sick who needed his kind offices, interesting himself and others in
their behalf. Many a poor family, who would otherwise have
been overlooked, were brought to the notice of the benevolent who
had means, and much distress relieved. Mr. Pierce giving his
personal attention and of his means according to his ability.
Many will bless his memory and shed tears of sorrow when they
hear of his departure from earth. " Well done, good and faithful
servant, enter thou into the joys of thy Lord." [From a Warren,
R. I., paper.]

A Providence paper has the following notice of his funeral:

The remains of the late Lewis D. B. Pierce arrived in Warren.
R. I., Thursday evening by rail, and the obsequies were held
Friday morning in the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which so-
ciety he had been a member since 1827, or nearly sixty years.
Notwithstanding the severe storm which was raging at the hour of

Pierce Genealogy. 239

the services, a good many of the relatives and friends of the de-
ceased attended them, though no opportunity was given for pubUc
notice after the arrival of the remains, which it was feared might
be delayed. The services were conducted by the pastor, assisted
by Rev. Sidney Dean, a former pastor of the deceased, who de-
livered an appreciative and impressive address, the speaker being
well acquainted with the character and interesting peculiarities of
Mr. Pierce. Rev. Mr. Nutting read the Scriptures and offered
prayer. In accordance with what was understood to have been
the taste of the deceased, the congregation, led by the organ, at
which Miss McKenzie presided, united in singing the hymns,
"Come unto Me when the shadows darkly gather," etc., and in
closing, " From every stormy wind that blows," etc. The burial
was in the South Cemetery, where the committal service in the
ritual of the Methodist Episcopal Church was used.

I. Julia A., b. Nov. 7, 1834; m. Oct. 4, 1852, Samuel
C. Smith, b. Apr. 14, 1828; res. Jamestown, N. Y.
Ch., Adelaide L., b. July 25, 1853; m. Sim-
mons; Samuel C, b. Aug. 12, 1855; d. Aug. 16,

1856; Sarah M.,b. Aug. i, 1857; m. Partridge;

Anetta G., b. May 9, 1859; m. K. W, Ingham;
Brightman B., b. July 29, i860; Clara E., b. Dec.
26, 1861; Samuel C, b. Nov. 13, 1863; res. Cald-
well, Kansas; Charles F., b. May 29, 1866; Julia A.,
b. June 29, 1868; Louis D., b. Apr. 14, 1870.
II. Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1827; d. May 22, 1827.

III. William H., b. May 15, 1828; d. Sept. 3, 1832.

IV. Lewis B., b. Mar. 7, 1830; res. Warren, R. I.

V. Betsey B., b. Mar. 7, 1832; m. Mar. 18, 1858, Capt.
George H. Kelley. She d. July, 1880; res. War-
ren and Newport, R. I. Ch., Harriett, m.

Seabury; res. Springfield, Mass.
VI. Maria F., b. June i, 1837; m. May 17, 1868, Alex-
ander A. Gifford, b. June 5, 1837. She d. Aug. 13,
1B85; res. 40 Fourth street, Fall River, Mass. Ch.,
Mary F., b. Nov. 28, 1872; Chester, b. Feb. 21,
1871; d. Feb. 22, 1871.

240 Pierce Genealogy.

407. VII. William H., b. Feb. 2, 1840; m. Ruth P. Martin.
VIII. George S., b. Jan. 6, 1842.


263. Dea. Anthony' Pierce (Appollus^ Noah^ Joseph*, Az-
rikim^ Ephraim^, Michaer), b. Sept. 10, 1814; m. Sept. 2, 1835,
Mary W. Snow, b. May 14, 181 2. He d. Jan. 22, 1887. Res.
564 Eddy street, Providence, R. I.

The Providence Journal oi January 27, 1887, has this:

The late Deacon Anthony Pearce, whose obsequies were held
at the residence No. 54 Comstock avenue, yesterday afternoon,
had been in the service of the Providence Machine Company as
book-keeper since 1844, and that establishment was closed in the
afternoon to give the employes opportunity to attend the
funeral. Among the floral tributes was a magnificent piece in
the form of a ledger lying open on a desk of flowers, on which,
together with a proper inscription, rested Mr. Pearce's pen and
holder. Rev. M. C. Cunningham of the Shawmut Avenue Mes-
siah Church, Boston, conducted the service. Mr. Pearce was one
of the oldest and staunchest supporters of the Adventist Church
in this State.

The Messiah's Herald has this of Deacon Pierce:

Died, in Providence, R. I., January 22, 1887, of neuralgia of the heart and paraly-
sis, Deacon Anthony Pearce, in the seventy-fourth year of his age.

Our brother was born April lo, 1814; and was " born again " in
early life, so that for more than a half century he has been in ac-
tive service in the Master's vineyard. As to earthly employment
he was engaged awhile in his youthful days in driving a bread-
wagon in Pawtucket; then he entered into the jewelry business,
but was told he was too honest to succeed in that, and so he soon
left it for a grocer's store. Ere long he was offered and accepted
a situation as book-keeper in one of the banks in Providence ; but
in 1844 he entered the employ of the Providence Machine Com-
pany, as its book-keeper, which position he held until his death.
His kindness, integrity and Christian character won for him the
love, confidence and respect of two hundred employees. " If
there is a Christian man on earth," they frequently said, "Anthony
Pearce is one." He would not take a sheet of paper or letter
stamp from the company without charging himself with it, I was
told. The foreman of the shop said (as we were riding to the
cemetery): "I could have had a hundred men in line to-day

Pierce Genealogy. 241

marching to the grave, had I said the word; but it is too cold for
them to be exposed so long." But their respect for him was seen
in a beautiful design of flowers (suggested by the agent, George J.
Hazard), which stood at the head of his casket. It was in the
form of a writing desk and on it was an open ledger. On the left-
hand page of the book were the letters P. M. Co. (Providence
Machine Company), and underneath were the figures 1844. On
the opposite page, 1888, underneath the word Finis, and at the
bottom of the page was the gold pen, long used by our brother,
inserted in a cluster of flowers. Forty-four years of service in one
establishment ! But the active pen is now laid down, though its
faithful record remains. The president of the company, Thomas
J. Hill, ordered the shop closed on the afternoon of the funeral
in honor of the deceased — a thing never done before. "The
memory of the just is blessed."

Our lamented brother was among the number of those who lis-
tened to the lectures given by William Miller in Providence, on
his first visit to that city in 1841. He then embraced the faith
presented, respecting our Lord's premillennial advent, which he
has maintained, loved, and sought to make known in every possi-
ble way to the end of his life. He has been liberal in sustaining
the cause, not only locally but generally; and also in helping the
ministers of the Gospel, as many can testify.

The obsequies were observed at his residence on Friday after-
noon, the 27th ult. The large attendance on that very cold day
was a clear evidence of the high esteem in which he was held.
His faith and hope respecting the Saviour's personal premillennial
and speedy advent, with kindred truths, were emphasized by the
Scriptures read and remarks made. Three excellent hymns were
sweetly sung by a quartet; the first, "We shall sleep, but not for-
ever. " " Abide with me," was the closing one. His bearers repre-
sented four denominations — Congregationalist, Baptist, Metho-
dist and Adventist. May God sanctify this death to his family
and friends, and also to the Church of God, which has met with a
great loss in his removal from earth. " Help, Lord; for the godly
man ceaseth; for the faithful fall from among the children of men."

I. Carrie V., b. Aug. 3, 1836; d. Mar. 30, 1885.

408. H. Mark A., b. Apr. 18, 1841 ; m. Mary E. Howland.

409. HI. Franklin, b. Mar. 5, 1849; "i. Mary A. Smith.

31 '\

242 Pierce Genealogy.

264. Rev. Phillip' Pierce (Wheeler" Wheeler^ Mial',
Ephraim^ Ephraim^, Michael'), b. 1762; m Dec. 15, 1782, Ann
Manchester, b. 1763; d. Jan. 27, 1842. He d. Oct. 27, 1829.
Res. Rehoboth, Mass.


410. I. Phillip, b. Feb. 12, 1784; m. Chloe Horton.
II. William, b. .

III. Manley, b. 1805; d. Apr. 14, 1856.

IV. Anna, b. ; m. Mason.

V. Polly, b. .

VI, Lydia, b. .

VII. Betsey, b. Mar. 2, 1793; d. Oct. 20, 1878.
VIII. Hannah, b. 1799; d. July 12, 1870.
IX. Rebecca, b. ; m. Stephen Chase.

265. Nathan^ Pierce (Nathan^ Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim^
Ephraim^, Michael'), b. in Lanesboro, Mass., 1770; m. in Cheshire,
Mass., 1789, Polly McLowth, b. 1764; d. 1853. He d. 1814.
Res. Cheshire, Mass., and Manchester, N. Y.


411. I. Ezra, b. June 17, 1806; m. Eliza Gurley.

412. II. Nathan, b. Sept. 27, 1790; m. Amy Aldrich.

III. Darias, b. ; had a son, Nathan; res. in Chelsea,


IV. Polly A., b. .

V. Anna G., b. ; has a daughter, Mrs. Cynthia

Brouk, Shortsville, N. Y.

VI. Sarah, b. .

VII. Betsey, b. .

266. Earl D.' Pierce (Benjamin^ Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim',
Ephraim^, Michael^), b. May 15, 1780; m. Lydia Wheaton, b.
1785; d. Apr. 13, 1876. He d. Dec. 30, 1839. Res. Providence,
R. I.

Pierce Genealogy. 243

413. I. Earl D., b. Sept. 23, 1818; m. Sarah B. Mauran.

II. Mary W., b. Jan. 3, 1809; m. Aug. 28, 1827, Samuel
Congdon, b. Nov. 28, 1803. She d. Dec. 12,
1864; res. Englewood, N. J. Ch., Mary Elizabeth,
b. May 3, 1828; d. July 12, 1854; Robert Whea-
ton, b. Feb. 3, 1831; d. Oct. 31, 1852; Anna
Pearce, b. Oct. 29, 1833; m. Peter Remsen Chad-
wick, Dec. 4, 1856; res. Cohoes, N. Y.; Walter, b.
June I, 1837; d. Apr. 4, 1864; Matilda, b. May
10, 1839; d. June 7, 1839; Edward Douglass, b.
Jan. 21, 1843; res. Englewood, Bergen Co., N. J.;
Horace Lincoln, b. May 6, 1846; m. H. M. R.
Cooper, Oct. 15, 1867.

III. Anna E., b. ; m. Charles Congdon; res. New

Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y.

IV. Martha B., b. May 29, 1814; m. Oct. 23, 1833,

William H. Waterman, b. June 19, 1805 ; d. Dec.
16, 1880; res. Providence, R. I. Ch., Marcus, b.
Sept. I, 1834; res. 616 Washington street, Boston,
Mass. ; Olivia, b. Dec. 15, 1836; d. Mar. 12, 1839 ;
Richard, b. Jan. 29, 1839; res. 13 Angell street,
Providence, R. I. ; Laura Pearce, b. Mar. 28, 1841;
d. Mar. 2, 1864; William C, b. Feb. 20, 1844;
res. 13 Angell street. Providence, R. I.; Alice, b.
Aug. 5, 1847; d. Mar. 12, 1873.

V. Abby W., b. ; m. George T. Chase.

VI. Laura E., b. Mar. 5, 1821; m. July 29, 1846, Prof.
John L. Lincoln, b. Feb. 23, 1817. He is an
instructor in Brown's University, Providence, R.
I. Ch., William Ensign, b. Sept. 27, 1847; "f^.
Mary B. Porter, b. June 7, 1877, dau. of George
Porter of Pittsburgh, Pa.; res. Pittsburgh, Pa.;
Arthur, b. June 5, 1849; banker and broker 45
Exchange place. New York ; firm, Thomas Tiles-
ton & Co.; Adeline, b. Mar. 12, 1850; d. Apr. 21,

244 Pierce Genealogy.

1853; John Larkin, Jr., b. Feb. 9, 1854; address
Deane Brothers & Lincoln, Chicago, 111. ; Laura,
b. Dec. 2, 1855; m. Feb. 12, 1876, Charles Sidney
Waldo, son of Henry Sidney and Emma (Haven)
Waldo; address, Jamaica Plains, Mass.; James
Granger, b. June 30, 1859; address, Boston, Mass.;
Hope, b. Dec. 22, 1863; d. July 12, 1864.

VIL William W., b. ; unm.

Vin. Caroline E., b. Nov. 26, 1827; m. Apr. 24, 1855,
Alpheus C. Morse, b. June 3, 1818; res. Provi-
dence, R. I. Ch., Anne Goddard, b. in Provi-
dence, Jan. 17, 1856; Caroline, b. in Providence,
Sept. 26, 1859; m. in Providence, May 6, 1886, to
RQbert Lane Keach, Providence, R. I. ; Isabel, b.
in Providence, Apr. 4, 1862.

267. Pardon' Pierce (Pardon", Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim^
Ephraim^, Michael'), b. Aug. 12, 1773; m. in Rehoboth, Mass.,
Dec. 25, 1795, Freelove Horton, b. 1773; d. Apr., i860. He d.
Mar. 24, 1835. Res. Newport, N. Y.

414. I. Otis, b. Oct. 4, 1796 ; m. Polly Giles.

II. Eliza, b. Oct. 11, 1800; m. Sept. 22, 1821, Hiram

Barrett. He d. Mar. 26, 1835; res. . Ch.,

Eli P., b. ; res. Hannibal, N. Y.; Henry, b.

; res. Hannibal, N. Y.; Charles, b. ; res.

Hannibal, N. Y.

III. RoBY, b. Aug. 20, 1802; d. unm., Dec. 24, i860.

IV. Ezra H., b. Mar. 12, 1805; d. May 27, 1806.

V. Freelove, b. Sept. 12, 1808 ; m. Mar. 7, 1832, William

Kane; res. . Shed. Sept. 15, 1850. Ch.,

William P., b. ; res. Newport, N. Y.; Maria,

b. ; m. Henry Parks ; res. Trenton, Oneida

Co., N. Y.

Pierce Genealogy. 245

VI. Sarah F., b. Mar. 14, 1814; m. Mar. 16, 1830, Wil-
liam Dodd ; res. . She d. s. p., June 16,

VII. Matilda, b. Sept. i, 1811; m. Mar. 30, 1831, Ed-
ward Eldridge; res. Port Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y.

268. Jeremiah W.' Pierce (Martin^ Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim^

Ephraim^, MichaeP), b. ; m. 1824, Sarah Shove, b. July 9,

1801; d. May 5, 1839, He d. July 15, 1885. Res. Swansey,


415. I. Samuel S., b. Aug. 27, 1833; m. Mary E. Boyce.
II. Jeremiah W., b. ; d. young.

269. Martin^ Pierce (Martin^ Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim",

Ephraim^, Michael'), b. ; m. Jan. 29, 1798, Sarah Read. Res.

Swansey, Mass.


416. I. Ezra, b. ; m. Joanna Horton.

270. Nathan' Pierce (Peleg", Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim\
Ephraim^, Michael'), b. Nov. 24, 1787; m. May 26, 1805, Rhobe

Horton, b. ; d. Oct. 2, 1824. He d. Feb. 25, 1875. Res.

Rehoboth, Mass.


I. Nancy T., b. Apr. 8, 18 — ; m. June 27, 1847, Samuel

O. West, b. ; d. ■ ; m. 2nd, Merchant,

b. ; res. South Rehoboth, Mass. Ch., Sarah

F., b. Apr. 17, 1848; Eveline, b. Nov. 20, 1849;
John, b. Nov. 6, 185 1 ; res. Warren, R. I.

271. Asa' Pierce (Peleg', Nathan', Mial*, Ephraim^ Ephraim^
Michael'), b. Nov. 12, 1789; m. Oct. 31, 181 1, Sally Bryant,* b.

* Swansey Town Records say Sally O'Brien.

246 Pierce Genealogy.

May 19, 1794; d. Aug. 17, 1880. He d. Feb. 11, 1853. Res.
Rehoboth, Mass.

I. Mariah, b. Jan. 5, 1812; m. 1832, David C Marble,
b. June 7, 181 1 ; d. June 11, 1877; res. Munday,
Mich. Ch., Sally, Charles, Phebe.

417. II. Asa T., b. Aug. 18, 1814; m. Hannah Hopkins.

418. III. William B., b. Jan. i, 1819; m. Louise J. Conant.
IV. Henry B., b. 1824; d. 1853.

V. Sally, b. Nov. 5, 1828; m. Orson White. She d.

Feb. 15, 1857. Ch., Gardner O.
VI. Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1832; m. Charles Durance. She
d. Nov. 20, 1862. Ch., Adelia and Nancy.

272. Tisdale' Pierce (Peleg', Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim',
Ephraim^ Michael'), b. Mar. 4, 1798; m. Sept. 20, 1821, Dorinda
Bowen, b. 1803; d. Sept. 22, 1857. He d. Apr. 16, 1849. Res.
Rehoboth, Mass.


I. Cynthia M., b. Aug. 10, 1822; m. Childs Pierce
(see vid.).
II. TiSDALE B., b. Sept. 15, 1826; d. Aug. 17, 1847.

III. Hiram, b. Apr. 30, 1831; m. 1853.

IV. Julia F., b. Apr. 20, 1833; m. June 11, 1853. She

d. Oct. 13, 1862.
V. George L., b. Apr. 13, 1837; m. Apr. 7, 1855, Susan

F. Hastings, b. Sept. 18, 1836; res. 131 Dexter

street, Providence, R. I., s. p.
VI. James, b. Dec. 15, 1841; res. Kansas.
VII. Benjamin, b. Dec. 15, 1841 ; res. Ohio.

273. Gardner^ Pierce (Peleg', Nathan^, Mial*, Ephraim^,
Ephraim^ Michael'), b. Aug. 21, 1801; m. July 9, 1826, Sarah
Wood of Svvansey, b. Sept. 27, 1806; divorced, and d. Mar. 3,

Pierce Genealogy. 247

1861; m. 2nd, Oct. 5, 185 1, Elvira A. Grace, b. Dec. 25, 1808.
He d. Sept. 21, 1869. Res. Providence, R. I.

Gardner Pierce, son of Peleg and Mehitable Pierce, was born in
the town of Rehoboth, Bristol county, in the State of Massachu-
setts, on the 2ist day of August, 1801, and died in Providence,
R. I., where he had resided since early manhood, September 21,
1869. Mr. Pierce learned the trade of a mason, but for the
greater portion of his life was engaged in business as a dealer in
groceries and provisions. He was twice married ; in early life
to Sarah Wood, by whom he had six children, and in October,
185 1, to Elvira A. Grace. One son was the fruit of his second

The subject of this sketch was distinguished by an energetic
and persevering character, and by his strict fidelity to all pecuni-
ary engagements. In politics he was in early life a Jackson
Democrat, and then a Republican from the birth of the latter
party. Although not identified with any religious denomination
he was a regular attendant upon public worship, preferring the
Methodist Episcopal Church.


419. I. Edwin C., b. Jan. 11, 1853; m. Martha A. Colling-

n. Charles S., b. Sept. 7, 1827; m. Feb. 27, 1848.
III. Gardner F., b. Sept. 14, 1830; m. Oct. 26, 1851;
d. in the army.

420. IV. William H., b. Dec. 11, 1832; m. Ellen M. Graves.

V. Polly H., b. June 11, 1835; d. in infancy.
VI. Mary P., b. Aug. 26, 1837; m. Dec. 7, 1854, Wil-
liam P. Chace, b. Nov. 27, 1830; res. 38 Gardner
street, Providence, R. I. Ch., Russell W., b.
June 29, 1859; Nellie Z., b. Jan. 27, 1861;
Howard L., b. May 19, 1862; Walter L., b. Sept.
31, 1872.
VII. Delight B. H., b. Feb. 15, 1840; m. June 24, 1875,
Perry; res. Santa Cruz, Cal.

248 Pierce Genealogy.

274. Dexter^ Pierce (Peleg^ Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim^
Ephraim^, Michael^), b. July 24, 1818; m. Nov. 25, 1841, Amanda
Sheldon, b. Sept. 21, 1820. He d. Nov. 19, 1883. Res. 47 Dud-
ley street, Providence, R. I.


I. Martha C, b. May 25, 1845; m. May 4, 1876,
Daniel W. Steere, b. Aug. 14, 1843; res. Provi-
dence, R. I., s. p.
II. Earl D., b. June 30, 1849 ; d. Oct. 5, 1873.

421. III. William C, b- Feb. 6, 1855; m. Lilla M. Bent.

422. IV. Walter C, b. Feb. 6, 1855 ; m. Mary C Clark.

275. Lewis' Pierce (Preserved^ Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim^
Ephraim^, Michael^), b. Mar. 11, 1794; m. Jan. 8, 1815, Phebe
Wood, b. May 7, 1797, d. Mar., 1864. Res. Swansey, Mass., and
Pittstown, N. Y.

Lewis Pierce was born in Rehoboth, and resided there until
after his marriage in 1815. He learned the trade of a stone-cutter,
and assisted in constructing Fort Adams in Newport Harbor, R.
I. He afterward removed to Pittstown, N. Y., where he died in


423. I. Alfred, b. May 7, 181 7 ; m. Marietta P. Williams.

424. II. Benjamin W., b. Apr. 9, 1819; m. Clarissa E. Car-

penter and Mary A. Bragg.

III. Leander, d. young.

IV. Frederick, d. young.

276. Capt. Preserved' Pierce (Preserved^ Nathan^ MiaP,
Ephraim^, Ephraim^ Michael'), b. Aug. i, 1785; m. Jan. 14, 1808,
Betsey Davis, b. Mar. 8, 1784; d. Sept. 3, 1877. He d. Apr. 3,
1829. Res. Rehoboth, Mass.

Pierce Genealogy. 249


425. I. Elisha D., b. Sept. i, 1809; m. Lydia P. Potter.

426. II. Lewis, b. June 15, 1813; m. Hannah B. Chaffee,

Lucy Merchant and Caroline Kent.

427. III. Allen F., b. May 22, 1818; m. Lydia B. Brown.

428. IV. George M., b. May 9, 1823 ; m. Mary A. Thurber.

V. Preserved, b. ; d. Dec. 29, 181 1.

VI. Preserved, b. June 15, 1813; d. June 30, 1813.

VII. Preserved, b. ; d. Mar. 14, 182 1.

VIII. Betsey, b. ; d. May 17, 1828.

277. Martin' Pierce (Preserved^ Nathan^ Mial*, Ephraim^,
Ephraim^, Michael'), b. Feb. 21, 1796; m. May 12, 1822, Betsey
Chase, b. Apr., 1801 ; d. Sept. 11, 1885. He d. Jan. i, 1872.
Res. New Bedford, Mass.


429. I. Otis, b. Mar. 12, 1827 ; m. Judith C C. Devoll.

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