Pierce Mothershead Family Ties
Records on this page pertain to PIERCE/PEARCE and allied families found in the parent counties for White County TN, or counties that border White County TN. At this time I have no idea how the people in these records actually connect to my PIERCE family lines, if in fact they connect to mine at all. Not all of these records have the name PIERCE mentioned in them; in those cases, one of the surnames in the record will be a surname that I've seen connected to my family in some way. If you have any questions, connections to confirm or records to add, please email!
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Warren County TN Plat Records:
p. 171 - Entry No. 311- dated 3 July 1824 surveyed for Jeremiah Newby, 50 acres on the waters of the Barren Fork of Collins River, SW corner of a 40 acre tract that said Newby bought of Garland Harter, south of Thomas Hopkins' Northeast corner of a 40 acre survey, crossing the Stage Road. Surveyed 20 November 1825. Hardin Pierce and John Pierce. J.B. Perkins, DS.
Warren County TN Deed Records:
Deed Book 'A':
p. 382. State of TN, No. 4012. In consideration of Military service performed by Reubin Pearce to the State of North Carolina, Warrant No. 178, dated 19 Dec 1808 and entered 25 Feb 1811 by No. 5948 there is granted by the State of Tennessee to Thomas Hammons, assignee of the heirs of said Reubin Pearce, 50 acres, a part of said Warrant lying in Warren County in the 1st District on the east fork of the Three Forks of Stones River...south of the house where John Farley lived...including the house where Martin Harpole lived. Registered 26 Aug 1813.
p. 441. State of TN, No. 4593. In consideration of Military service performed by Reuben Pierce to the State of North Carolina Warrant No. 178, dated 19 Dec 1808, and entered on 5 Nov 1810 by No. 5431 there is granted by the State of Tennessee to William Johnstone assignee of the heirs of Reuben Pierce, 54 acres, a part of said warrant... on waters of Dry Fork of Smith's Fork. ...John Sellar's line...the cliff of a large mountain. Including the improvements whereon Matthew Melton now lives. Signed in Nashville on 28 Feb 1813 by Wilie Blount, Governor. 20 Apr 1814.
p. 442. State of TN, No. 4594. In consideration of Military service performed by Reuben Pierce to the State of North Carolina Warrant No. 178, dated 19 Dec 1808 and entered 5 Nov 1810 by No. 5432 there is granted by the State of Tennessee to William Johnstone assignee of the heirs of Reuben Pierce, 10 acres on the Dry Fork of Smith's Fork...north of said Johnstone's Mill, including Johnstone's dwelling house and mill. Signed at Nashville on 28 Feb 1813 by Wilie Blount, Governor. Registered 5 jan 1814.
[note: I've included the following record only because it mentions a Wesley W. Pearce in the description of the land, though no PEARCE land is actually involved in the transaction. Therefore I am not copying the entire Indenture here. If you need the rest of the information and don't have access to the source records, please email me. - jm]
Property of Judge B.C. Huddleston, Cooksville, TN, Putnam County....
This Indenture made and entered into this fifth day of August in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen between Thomas Ingram heirs and legal representative of William Ingram, Decd. of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee ... and Charley Huddleston and John C. Huddleston of the county of White and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars current money to him the said Thomas Ingram ... in hand paid by the said Charles Huddleston and John C. Huddleston ... Doth Grant bargain sell aline and confirm unto them the said Charles Huddleston and John C. Huddleston, their heirs and assigns forever two certain tracts and parcel of land containing in all three hundred and forty acres ... bounded as follows Towit: Grant No. 13252 Beginning at two small hickory the South West corner to Welsey W. Pearces occupant survey running South and bounded forty poles to a stake thence East one hundred and sixty poles to a small white oak and water white oak on the South side of a ridge ... In Testimony whereof be the said Thomas Ingram by his attorney in fact William Mitchell hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written... registered 18 Oct 1819.
[source: Putnam County, Tennessee Diaries, Letters, Wills & Other Records; WPA Records]
Abstractions from Record Group 50, Early Land Records, Jackson County TN [available at the TN State Library and Archives]
Book 27 Record 8821: George Pearce and John Lock... 6 acres ...between Cave fork and Piney fork of Jennings Creek...about a mile NW from where Abner Lee now lives and nearly between Joshua Short's and said Lee's. 2 Sept 1812
Book 27 Record 8933: Eli Young...40 acres...on a branch of Hutchison's Creek...to include a cabin built by Charles Arington and a field clear by Widow Goolsby's boys. 15 Sept 1812.
Book 29 Record 11724: Archibald Scaggs...20 acs...north side of Cumberland on Indian Creek...mouth of Mill Branch...9 Nov 1813.
Book 29 Record 11727: John Rogers...1-1/2 acres... Hill's Branch...to include mouths of two salt petre caves lately found by Benjamin Stacy and worked at by said Stacy and Weaver. 10 Nov 1813.
Book 29 Record 12051: Isaac Pearce and Robert D. Pearce...223 acres...on Blackburn's fork... 22 Jan 1814.
Book 29 Record 13651: Thomas Harbert and Matthew Clay... 10 acres...waters of Mill Creek ... adjacent John Pierce... 28 Oct 1814.
Book 30 Record 16561: Moses Fisk...100 acres... Blackburn's Fork of Roaring River below Dillingham's and above Pierce's... 12 Feb 1816.
Book 30 Record 18260: Moses Fisk...100 acres... Blackburn's Fork of Roaring River below Dillingham's and above Pierce's... 3 Feb 1817.
Sumner County TN Deed Records
Deed Book 13
p. 351. 20 Feb 1833. Geo. W. Pearce of MO to John G. Harper for $25. Parcel being interest as heir of brother Jonathan Jonathan Pearce, dec'd from father, Jonathan Peirce (sic). (Given first as 18 acres, later as 16 acres.) Sells 1/9 part, no location.
[source: Miscellaneous Records of Tennessee Smith, Sumner, DeKalb, White and Hardeman Counties collected by Miss Katherine Reynolds; 1975] Query - Any idea if this is the same George W Pearce who married Nancy Angel in Jefferson Co MO in 1836?? Let me know!