A cousin bait posting on the Pierce brought me an email this week from Dea, whose great-grandmother, Sarah, was the second wife of Albert Orlando Pierce (1839-1920), my maternal third great-uncle. Albert was the son of Francis S. and Rebecca (Page) Pierce.
Dea had her maiden name and the name of Sarah's first husband, who died during the Civil War, as well as a clue as to how they met and where Sarah was living during the 1880 census. Sarah's first husband was Thomas Wilson.
Hopefully, Dea can fill me in with some more details as we make another connection.