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Pierce Vernon Family Ties


Apparently Washington Pierce, with his older sons and other family members, came to Grayson County Texas sometime after 1841 (in 1841 Washington purchased land in Jefferson County from Rosannah SKAGGS, the widow of Jeremiah SKAGGS, so he obviously didn't leave until after that) but before 1850, as he is on the 1850 Grayson County Texas Federal Census. The following deals with records found in Grayson County that are or appear to be, about Washington Pearce/Purce/Perse (sic) and his family.

Grayson County Tax List (for PIERCE only)
Year Name
1849
(first year I find them
in Grayson Co)
Pierce, N. P.
Pearce, M. T.
Pearce, William
1850 Pierce, N. P.
Pearce, M. T.
Pearce, William
1851 Pierce, Nathan P.
Pearce, Thomas N. (M?)
Pearce, William G.

Grayson County Texas 1850 Federal Census

Family# Name Age M/F Birthplace
154 Donl Strickland
Justice Peace, Grayson Co

27

M

MO
L. M. "

23

F

TN
M. Dunham "

61

F

MD
155 Saml. M. McKay
Farmer

26

M

MO
Malinda

19

F

IL
Wm. W.

4

M

MO
Jno. S.

2

M

MO
Martha

2/12

F

TX
Wash. PURCE (sic)

57

M

SC
Alfred

14

M

MO
M.

7

F

MO
Mary STRICKLAND

19

F

MO
Margaret

1

F

TX
156 N. P. PURCE (sic)
Farmer

29

M

TN
J.  "

24

F

MO
W.

7

M

MO
Wm.

5

M

MO
M.

3

F

TX
Margaret McKAY

53

F

SC
Wm. PURCE

21

M

IL
157 Thos. M. PURCE (sic)
Farmer

31

M

TN
K.

29

F

KY
Geo W.

10

M

MO
Nancy

8

F

MO
E.

5

M

MO
Thos.

3

M

MO


Grayson County Texas Probate Court Records

Box "P" - Thomas M. PIERCE, deceased. Filed 9 Mar 1853. G.W. DAUGHERTY, principal, Henry SLACK and B.F. PROCTER, sureties. G.W. DAUGHERTY shows the widow of the deceased Thomas M. PIERCE has relinquished her right to administer and requests petitioner to take charge of said Estate. Petitioner to sell land - 99 1/2 acres at $1 per acre.

The next two are included just because there's a reference to a PIERCE in the record; the record itself does not pertain to a PEIRCE.

Box "R" - James M. RANDOLPH, deceaed. Letters of Administration dated 29 Mar 1847, Tabitha J. RANDOLPH administrix. Names and dates mentioned include: Hugh PIERCE 1834.

Box "M" - Moses Green McADAMS, Community Estate. Inventory dated 5 Sep 1881. Wife Margaret McADAMS. Land situated in Grayson County, TX in the south half of the William G. PIERCE Colony Headright dated 6 Mar 1856.

[source for three above probate items: Grayson County Texas Miscellaneous Wills and Probates 1833-1923; Abstracted by Charlotte Holder and Catherine Overturff; Bryan County Heritage Assn. Inc]


Grayson County TX 1860 Mortality Index

Pierce, Nathan P. 38 years, male, Aug 1859; b.Tn.; Palsy


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