Saturday, March 05, 2011

Surname Saturday : PIERCE

The PIERCE surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are English.


Stories and history:


Ahnentafel # 13: Edna Muriel Pierce (1897-1968).  Edna was born February 7, 1897 in Madison County, Indiana.  She married June 19, 1915 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana to Virgil Lee Wright (1894-1972).  Virgil was born July 6, 1894 in Orestes, Madison County, Indiana.  They raised three children in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana where Virgil was a farmer.  Edna's nickname was "Peach".  Virgil died March 25, 1972 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Edna died March 3, 1968 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 26: William Francis Pierce (1865-1950).  William was born July 10, 1865 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  He married January 14, 1892 in Madison County, Indiana to Clara Penisten (1869-1906).  Clara was born March 1869 in Madison County, Indiana.  They had 7 children, 3 living to adulthood.  Clara died September 26, 1906 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  William married secondly March 4, 1909 in Madison County, Indiana to Vida Maddox (1886-1968).  Vida was born October 6, 1886 in Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky.  They had 7 children.  Vida died November 19, 1968 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  William died September 21, 1950 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  All are buried at the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 52: Edmund G. Pierce (1837-1875).  Edmund was born April 30, 1837 in Wayne County, Indiana.  He married October 17, 1858 in Preble County, Ohio to Lydia Duell (1838-1860).  Lydia was born March 26, 1838 in Pilesgrove, New Jersey.  She died September 14, 1860.  She is buried at the West Grove Monthly Meeting Burial Ground, Wayne County, Indiana.  Edmund married secondly May 5, 1864 in Madison County, Indiana to Catherine Groenendyke (1843-1913).  Catherine was born February 4, 1843 in Madison County, Indiana.  They had 5 children in Richland and Lafayette Townships, Madison County, Indiana.  Catherine died December 10, 1913 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Edmund died January 8, 1875 in Madison County, Indiana.  Edmund and Catherine are buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 104: Francis S. Pierce (1806-1881).  Francis was born June 8, 1806 in Vermont.  He married October 25, 1831 in Wayne County, Indiana to Rebecca Page (1806-1893).  Rebecca was born August 18, 1806 in New Jersey.  They had 13 children in Pickaway County, Ohio and Wayne County, Indiana where Francis was a farmer.  Rebecca died January 26, 1893 in Wayne County, Indiana.  Francis died August 5, 1881 in Wayne County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 208: Gordon Pierce (1773-1875).  Gordon was born August 31, 1773 in Hardwick, Worchester County, Massachusetts.  He married in 1796 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont to Thirza Smalley (c1775-1861).  Thirza was born circa 1775 in Thetford, Worchester County, Massachusetts.  They had 5 children.  Thriza died in 1861 in Pitcher, Chenango County, New York.  Gordon died February 7, 1875 in Pitcher, Chenango County, New York.


Ahnentafel # 416: Seth Pierce (1744-1835).  Seth was born September 12, 1744 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  He married on April 17, 1767 to Bethiah Field (1746-1807).  Bethiah was born April 8, 1746 in Stafford, Windham County, Connecticut.  They had 12 children.  Bethiah died September 18, 1807.  Seth married secondly in 1813 to Patty Rindge (    -1829).  Seth died in 1835 in Homer, Cortland County, New York.


Ahnentafel # 832: Seth Pierce (1716-1794).  Seth was born November 30, 1716 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  He married November 10, 1743 to Elizabeth Nye (1720-1749).  Elizabeth was born December 14, 1720.  They had 4 children.  Elizabeth died May 14, 1749 in Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut.  Seth died December 5, 1794.


Ahnentafel # 1664: Samuel Pierce (1681-1774).  Samuel was born November 25, 1681 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  He married June 14, 1705 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Abigail Johnson (1674-1787).  Abigail was born October 4, 1674 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  They had 6 children.  Abigail died March 16, 1787 in Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut.  Samuel died January 26, 1774 in Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut.


Ahnentafel # 3328: Samuel Pierce (1656-1721).  Samuel was born April 7, 1656 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  He married December 9, 1680 to Lydia Bacon (1656-1717).  Lydia was born March 6, 1656 in Newton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  They had 9 children.  Lydia died December 5, 1717 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Samuel died July 5, 1721 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


Ahnentafel # 6656: Thomas Pierce (1608-1683).  Thomas was born in 1608 in England, one source says Norwich.  He married May 6, 1635 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Cole (1608-1688).  Elizabeth was born March 5, 1608.  They had 13 children.  Elizabeth died March 5, 1688.  Thomas died November 5, 1683 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


Ahnentafel # 13312: Thomas Pierce (c1583/4-1666).  Thomas was born between 1583 and 1584 in England. He married Elizabeth ________ (c1586/7-1667).  Elizabeth was born between 1586 and 1587 in England.  They had 8 children.  Elizabeth died in 1667 in Charleston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Thomas died October 7, 1666 in Charleston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


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