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Simeon PEARCE and Elizabeth SIMMONS
of Little Compton, Rhode Island
and Paris, New York

By Robert S. RAYMOND

This is a timeline for Simeon PEARCE and Elizabeth SIMMONS, parents of Rebecca PEARCE RAYMOND. I've logged my research results here, although I have a separate research log and plan that details sources searched and sources I still plan to search. Web links to a variety of resources are included. To see a census image for free, click on the Icon for free census links. icon. To see a census image on Ancestry.com, click on the Icon for Ancestry.com census links. icon. (You must have an Ancestry.com subscription or be at the Family History Library, a branch Family History Center, or other library with Ancestry subscription.)

Research Goals:


Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island

Date Event
27 Jan 1746/7
Little Compton, Tiverton, etc. transferred from Massachusetts to Rhode Island.
1754
Col. George Washington defeats French in Pennsylvania, starting the French and Indian War.
1760
British defeat the French and get French lands in America, including Canada. George III becomes king of England.
1760

After the defeat of the French the Indians cease to be a menace. The Housatonic Valley had been sheltered from settlement by Indians and geograpahically from the east by the Hoosac Mountains and on the west by the Taconic Mountains. Micah Mudge first settles Richmond, near the Stockbridge line. Berkshire county is incorporated in 1761. (RichMass, pp. 1-3.)

1764
British pass Sugar Act to tax the colonists, followed in 1765 by the Stamp Act.
27 Jan 1766 Simeon PEARCE born in or of Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of James PEARCE and Sarah SIMMONS of Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. (www.alden.org/aldengen/mercysimmons/mercysimmons08.htm)

I think the references to Simon PEARCE born 26 Jan 1766 and Simeon PEARCE born 27 Jan 1764 are incorrect references. I don't think there was another child named Simon born on one of these alternate dates.

From the 1850 census, 1766 seems to be the correct birth year.
14 Sep 1767
James PEARCE, father of Simeon PEARCE dies in Little Compton, Newport, RI.
1770
British soldiers kill five Americans in the Boston Massacre.
1773
Boston Tea Party.
19 Apr. 1775
Revolutionary War begins at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. The revolution lasts until 1783 when the Peace Treaty is signed in Paris on 3 Sep. The last of the continental army is disbanded on the 2nd of November.
?
Simeon's brothers, Stephen, Ezekial and Ichabod, serve in the Revolutionary War. Stephen and Ezekial are known to have enlisted in Little Compton, Rhode Island. All serve in the Rhode Island line. As 1776 begins, their ages are 22, 15, and 13. At the end of 1783, they are 30, 23, and 21.

Stephen

"PEARCE or PIERCE, Stephen - RI Line, S14170, sol was a son of James & Sarah PEARCE & was b 20 Dec 1753 or 1755 at Little Compton RI & he lived there at enl & he appl 9 Aug 1832 at Paris in Oneida Co NY, sol d 14 May 1843 at Waterville NY leaving no wid but left children; George T. Peirce as he signed, James PEARCE, Emma wife of Zera Rowell, Lucy wid of Simeon Walker, Deborath T. wid of Reuben Tower, Polly wife of a Mr. Tompkins, Nancy wife of Joseph Greenhill, in 1855 Polly Tompkins & Nancy Greenhill were dec'd, a grandson Charlemagne was of Pottsville in Schuylkill Co PA in 1855" (Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, 3 volumes, Virgil D. White, 1990, p. 2632? Emphasis added.)

"Pierce, Capt. Stephen, (Pearce) b. 1753. m. Abigail Taylor. d. in Paris, N. Y., 1843. Buried in Hill Crest Cem., Paris Hill. He was commissioner [commissioned?] in 1776, Ensign in 1781. Commanded the 2nd Co. of Little Compton Militia.

" 'Soldier and officer. Served 7 years. Enlisted in Wilbur's Co., Church's Regt., Greon's Brigade. Served there 8 months. In 1776 was commissioned by State of Rhode Island, Ensign in Simon's Co., Hillard's Regt. Served till 1778. Again commissioned Ensign in same Co. Served until 1779. then commissioned Lieut. in Davis Co., Cook's Regt. Served until 1780, then appointed Capt. in Church's Regt. during which time he was principally under Continental Officers. In 1781 served as Sergt. 6 mos. in Johnson's Co., Green's Regt.' (from Pension Appl.)

"He applied for a pension '24 April 1818 living then in Paris, ae. 64.' He was pensioned for 2 years actual service with the Rhode Island Troops. 1840 Pension Roll, 87 yrs., Sangerfield." (Men of Oneida County Who Served in the American Revolution, DAR Oneida Chapter, collected by Margaret Landers Sanford, compiled by Mrs. M. Jeremiah Cronin, 1927-1928, p. 95. FHL Film 1435719, Item 3.)

Ezekiel

"PEARCE or PIERCE, Ezekiel - RI Line W18765, sol appl 10 Aug 1832 Oneida Co NY stated he had rec'd a pension cert #3267 dated 2 Oct 1818, sol had enl at Little Compton RI, wid appl 10 Sep 1838 at Paris in Oneida Co NY aged 72, sol m Sarah (PEARCE, her maiden name) 13 Apr 1786 at Little Compton RI & sol d 10 May 1838, sol's grandson Benjamin B. Saxton aged 32 made aff'dt 17 Jan 1843 in Madison Co NY, sol's son Ezekiel PEARCE aged 37 made aff'dt 30 Mar 1853 in Madison Co NY." (Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, 3 volumes, Virgil D. White, 1990, p. 2632.)

"Pierce, Ezekiel, b. 1760. d. in Paris (town) N. Y., 1838. He is buried in Paris Hill, Hill Crest Cemetery. Served in Rhode Island Continentals. Pensioner on 1832 rolls aged then 72. Sarah Pierce of Paris (town) was a pensioner of 1840 and probably his widow. Served 7 years according to 'Hist. of Town of Paris.' Rogers pg 214.

" '16 May 1818' Appl. for Pension, 'Ezekiel P-erce. Paris, ae. 58. Enlisted in 1777 and served 3 years in Olney's Co., Angell's Regt. Discharged 1780. Battles of Red Bank and Monmouth. Discharge annexed.' " (Men of Oneida County Who Served in the American Revolution, DAR Oneida Chapter, collected by Margaret Landers Sanford, compiled by Mrs. M. Jeremiah Cronin, 1927-1928, p. 95. FHL Film 1435719, Item 3.)

Ichabod

"PEARCE, Ichabod - RI Line, W13804, BLW #26484-160-55, sol was a son of James & Sarah PEARCE (both dec'd in 1844) was b 24 Nov 1762 & he m Lucy daughter of John & Hannah SIMMONS on 3 Dec 1789 at Little Compton in Newport Co RI & sol appl there 25 Oct 1832, sol d 11 Dec 1844 & his wid appl 31 Dec 1844 at Little Compton RI aged 74 & a Cynthia PEARCE was a witness to wid's application, wid appl for BLW 3 May 1855 & an Isaiah Snell & Mary S. Wilbor were witnesses." (Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files , 3 volumes, Virgil D. White, 1990, p. 2630. Also Website). Really? Wow! At the age of 13 or 14!
17 Mar 1776
WASHINGTON takes Boston from the British
4 July 1776
The thirteen colonies declare independence, becoming the United States of America.
1777
Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport occupied by the British.
3 April 1781
Simeon and Icabod request that their brother, Wright, be appointed their guardian. (Little Compton Town Council and Probate Records, vol. 2, FHL Film 946826, pp. 363.2, 364.2.) Simeon is 15 and his mother is 51. She will die in 4 years.

[p. 363.2]
At A Town Council Held in Little Compton April ye 3d AD. 1781
Nathaniel SEARLE Esr Cpt George SIMMONS Members
Aaron WILLBUR Esr Mr Thomas PALMER of
Peres RICHMOND Esr & Philip TAYLOR Esr Council
At this Council Appeared Ichabod PEARCE &
Simeon PEARCE sons of James PEARCE Late of Little Compton Deceasd
And Requested that ye Council Would Appoint their Brother Right
PEARCE to Be their Gardien and the Council Doth hereby appoint
ye Said Right PEARCE to Be Gardien to sd Ichabod PEARCE & Simeon
PEARCE to Take Care of theirs and their Estates and if said Right
Appeared in Council And Excepted of the Same ordered By the
Council that the Clerk grant fourth a Letter of Gardienship
To Sd Right PEARCE In Complying With the Law on Such Casis.

[p. 364.2]
By Virtue of ye power granted to ye town Council of Little
Compton in ye County of Newport and state of Rhode Island
& Providence Plantation in New england for ye granting
forth Letters of G[u]ardianship Within Said Township &,
Be it Known and Manifest that on the third Day of
April AD 1781 Appeared in Council Ichabod PEARCE &
Simeon PEARCE Sons of James PEARCE, Deceased and both
of these Being of age to Choose a G[u]ardian for themselves
and hath made a Choice of their Brother, Right PEARCE
to Be their G[u]ardian and the Council hath therefore
Appointed ye Said Right PEARCE to Be their G[u]ardian
and the Said Right PEARCE appeared in Council &
Excepted [accepted] of the Same and the Said Right PEARCE of him[self]
by[be] authorized and impowered to take care of them and
and their Estates and to act and do all things Needful &
Necessary in the Land for his Effectual performing the
trust of a G[u]ardian to ye above mentioned Ichabod PEARCE
and Simeon PEARCE and he to Render an account of his
Trust therein to ye town Council of Little Compton on oath
when Requested By order of Council April ye 3d 1781[.] I
have given forth this Letter of G[u]ardianship under My hand
and Council sceel [seal] of Little Compton on the fifth year of
Independance & in the yeare of our Lord 1781
Pearce SIMMONS
Council Clerk
2 Nov 1781
"Pierce, Simeon. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co., in a detachment from Col. Barnabas Sears's regt.; enlisted July 18, 1781; discharged Nov. 2, 1781; service, 3 mos. 21 days, “up the Mohawk River,” including 5 days (100 miles) travel home; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll sworn to in Berkshire Co." (Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1896.)

Our Simeon would only be 15 years old, so this is probably not him. But it is interesting that a Simeon PEARCE in Berkshire County, Massachusetts makes a trip up the Mohawk River. I imagine our Simeon might have lived in Western Massachusetts at one point before moving up the Mohawk River to Oneida County. Could the two be related?
2 Nov 1783
The revolution lasts until 1783 when the Peace Treaty is signed in Paris, France on 3 Sep. The last of the continental army is disbanded on the 2nd of November. Simeon is 17 at the end of the war.

It is interesting to think that Little Compton may have been occupied and Simeon or a close relative may have left or participated with the continental army in some fashion. Could he have been with the army that went to Herkimer, New York and thus was led to that part of the country later in life? Could he have been with the army at Ft. Ticonderoga in Vermont and met Pearis RAYMOND?

For a table of revolutionary war veterans I investigated for connections to our PEARCEs, see, "Not My Simeon PEARCE/PIERCE."
24 Dec 1785
Sarah SIMMONS PEARCE, Simeon's mother, dies in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. Simeon would have been 19 years old. As the eldest brother, Wright PEARCE would inherit the family property in Little Compton. As land along the coasts became crowded, the general migration flow was inland. Stephen, Ezekial, and Simeon may have moved shortly after this time. (Did John and Job stay in Little Compton?)
1788
1788 Tax List for Mohawk District lists Daniel Raymond (tax amount: 0, 4, 1), Ephraim Pierce (0, 13, 0) and Eben Chase (0, 4, 7). The records were contributed by Arthur C. M. Kelly, continued from Volume 4, Number 3, page 104 (through page 141?) and published on CD #132, Selected NY Revolutionary War Records, 1775-1840, genealogy.com.
1790
1790 U.S. Census
Simeon would be 24 years old. His parents have both passed away. Their children: Wright, Stephen, John, Ezekiel are in Little Compton, Kent, Rhode Island. Job, Ichabod (the first) and Ezrah have past away. Ichabod (the 2nd) and Simeon might be living with Wright and Ezekiel, as their households each have one extra male older than 16.
Location Head of family Free white males 16 or older Free white males less than 16 Free white female Other free Slaves Notes
Windham County, VT
Guilford, Windham, VT (p. 103)
Chase?, Dean
1
4
4


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Chase?, James
1
2
3



"
Chase, Paul
1
5
5



"
Chase?, Seth
1
2
1



"
Chase, Stephen
2
3
4



"
Chase, Rufus
2
2
5



Guilford, Windham, VT (p. 49 aka 105)
PIERCE, Icabod
1

1


View census image on Ancestry.comOur Ichabod was married 3 Dec 1789. There is no Ichabod in PEARCE RI census. This could be our Ichabod making contact with the RAYMONDs and CHASEs in Windham County Vermont (and across the river in Colrain, Hampshire County, Massachusetts).
Hallifax, Windham, VT (p. 115)
PIERCE, Sam'l
2
3
3


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PIERCE, Jenph? Joseph?
4

3



"
PIERCE, Allen
1

1



"
PIERCE, Benj'n
1
1
2



Wilmington, Windham, VT (p. 118)
PIERCE, Benj'n
1

2


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PIERCE, Benj'n Jun'r
1

2



"
PIERCE, John
1
3
4



Middleborough, Plymouth, MA
(p. 357)
George PEARCE
3
2
2


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Deliverance PEARCE


2




Abraham PEARCE
1
3
5




Moses Pearse
1
3
1




John Pearse
1
1
2




Simeon Pearse
2

2


Not our Simeon.

Job Chase
3
2
3



Little Compton, Kent, Rhode Island

Males >=16
Males
<16
Female
Other free
Slaves
First column of images is the number of Houses. It is not repeated here, as it is always 1. Entries below are in the order they were recorded. Capitalization of surnames added.
p. 17/p. 380
Wright PIERCE
3
2
3
" [0]
" [0]
View census image on Ancestry.com Might be Simeon's brother, son Godfrey (18), and one additional male > 16. Simeon? The males < 16 would be Timothy and Thomas. The females would be Antrace, Sarah, and Priscilla.
"
Nathaniel PIERCE
2
1
2
1
"

"
Ezekiel PIERCE
2
" [0]
2
" [0]
"
Might be Simeon's brother and one additional male > 16. The females are Sarah and Salome.
"
Prucilla PIERCE
" [0]
"
1
1
"

"
John PIERCE
1
2
2
" [0]
"
Might be Simeon's brother.  I don't have as clear a picture of John's family. Maybe Walter has passed away. Maybe the males < 16 are Benjamin and John and the females are Sarah and either Lydia or Elizabeth. Maybe John had no son Nathan, or Nathan has died.
"
7 Households





BRIGGS, TOMPKINS, SEABURRY, TOMPKINS, SAWYER, SAWYER, TOMPKINS.
"
Giles PIERCE
1
" [0?]
4
"
"

"
6 Households





SEABERRY, SNELL, STODDARD, BRIGGS, SIMMONS, FOWLER.
"
Stephen PIERCE
1
1
3
"
"
Might be Simeon's brother. There should be 2 boys under 16, James and George T. Perhaps James, at 14, has already left home? The 3 females are Abigail, Lucy Simmons, and Deborah Taylor.
"
10 Households





DAVENPORT, WILBORE, CARR, WOODMAN, HYLIARD, HILYARD, TAYLOR, WILBORE, SIMMONS, TAYLOR.
p. 18/p. 381
Timothy CHACE
1
3
2
"
"
View census image on Ancestry.com This page also has James, Ezra, and Philip CHACE.

Paris and Marshall, Oneida, New York

Date Event
16 Feb 1791
Herkimer County, New York (containing the present territory of Oneida County), created from Montgomery County. Whitestown contains all the land that would become the towns of Paris and Marshall. (A History of the Hanover Society , Ada Marie Peck, 1995 revision, p. 10.) Deeds for 1791-98 for what later became Oneida County are in Utica. (FHL Catalog, can't remember what entry.)
1791
In 1791, Simeon's brother Stephen, with his wife and four children removed from Little Compton to Paris Hill, Oneida Co., New York, where he became a pioneer settler in a wild region which he lived to see populous. He was for many years a deacon and a prominent member of the Congregational Church at Paris Hill. (Source? An Ancestry World Family Tree note?)

According to one of Stephen's granddaughters, Stephen was accompanied to Paris by his brothers Ezekiel and "Simon." (Pierce genealogy: being a partial record of the posterity of Richard Pearse..., Clifford George Hurlburt, 1927, p. 40.)

13 Nov 1791
In a record made 27 Jan 1846, Rebecka [sic] PEARCE states she was born Nov'r. 13, 1792. (NauvWA, p. 323.) Later that day this record says she was born Nov. 13, 1791 and was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island [county], New York [state]. (NauvSeal, pp. 213-214.) The 13-Nov-1791 date is collaberated by a source recorded in 1847 (NauvSeal, p. 777). A transcription of a transcription of a record probably made in 1851 states that Rebeca WILLIAMS—thought to be our Rebecca PEARCE after marriage to Samuel WILLIAMS—was born in October of 1791 in Sangersfield, New York. (ECIF, Williams 378)

We theorize that Rebecca was the oldest child of Simeon PEARCE and Elizabeth SIMMONS. Simeon PEARCE was 25.
12 Dec 1791
Isaac CHASE born in Little Compton, Rhode Island. (According to LDS records.)
1792
The town of Whitestown was divided and Paris was formed. (Peck, p. 10.) The town encompassed several, modern counties.
1x July 1795

Previous to this date, Stephen PEARCE and Abigail SIMMONS are in church fellowship with 17 others in the Paris Religious Society. (FHL Film 1435720.)

1797
"Hanover Society" (Congregational) Church established. First Baptist Church established. (Genealogical Journal of Oneida County, New York, 2001, p. 42. FHL 974.762 D25j 2002.)
9? July 1797 Abigail the wife of Stephen PIERCE admitted into the First Church of Paris from the church in Little Compton. (FHL Film 1435720.)
15 Mar 1798
Oneida County formed from Herkimer County. (Peck, p. 10.)
Click a link below to see maps on the internet:
Oneida County in 1829, lo-res, B/W.
Oneida County in 1829, hi-res, color showing lot numbers, schools, etc.
Counties in New York State.

CHECK Herkimer County land records for Simeon's land purchases.
1800 Sangerfield is part of Chenango County. There is no Madison. NEED TO SEARCH CHENANGO COUNTY LAND RECORDS FOR SIMEON'S LAND PURCHASES.
1800
1800 U.S. Census
Simeon would be 34 years old.
Elizabeth is 26-44 years old, thus born between 1756 to 1774. The 1830 census further limits her birth year to 1770 and 1774, so her age would be between 26 and 30.
Rebecca would be 8 or 9. She appears to be the oldest member of the family and has 3 younger sisters.
See 1800 Oneida County [U.S. Census] for Rome, Western, Camden, Redfield, Mexico, Remsen and Steuben elsewhere on this website.

Western
"The original pioneers of the town were unable to buy titles to their land. It could only be leased." ( Town of Western: Moccasin Tracks to Ski Trails , Bicentennial Book Committee, ed.. FHL 974.762/W3 H2m, p. 1.)
City Head of family Free white males Free white females Notes
Under 10 10-15 16-25 26-44 45 and over Under 10 10-15 16-25 26-44 45 and over
Camden, Oneida, NY Eliphalet Perce 2

1
1

1
p. 230. Image or View census image on Ancestry.com
Western, Oneida, NY
Simeon Perce



1

4


1

p. 222, aka p. 207. Image or View census image on Ancestry.com
Mexico, Oneida, NY
Hesikiah Pearse
1
2

1

1
1

1

p. 234, aka p. 210. Image or View census image on Ancestry.com
Sangerfield, Chenango, NY
Solon? Pearse

1

1

4


1

Total: 7. p. 904. View census image on Ancestry.com
Sangerfield, Chenango, NY
Benjaman Chase
1



1
3


1

Total: 6. p. 916. View census image on Ancestry.com
Hamilton, Chenango, NY
PEARCE, Benjamin










p. 283.
Hamilton, Chenango, NY
PEARCE, William










p. 291.
Poultney, Rutland, VT
PEARCE Simeon
1
1
2

1

1
1

1
p. 190
Middleborough, Plymouth, MA
Simeon Peirce
2
2

1

2
2

1


Date Event
1801
Part of Oneida County annexed to Clinton County.
1803
Methodist Episcopal class est. (Genealogical Journal of Oneida County, New York, 2001, p. 42. FHL 974.762 D25j 2002.)
1804
A portion of Chenango County annexed into Oneida County.
1805
Lewis and Jefferson Counties taken off of Oneida County.
1806
Madison County is formed from Chenango County.
24 Apr 1809
Joseph PEARCE, residing in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, summoned to depart said town.
To Joseph Boyden first Constable of
the town of Guilford ------- Greeting
You are hereby Requested fourth with to
Summon ... Joseph Pearce ... Now Residing in Guilford
to Depart Said town hereof fail not but
of this precept with your Doings hereon
make Due Return according to Law given
under our hands at Guilford this 24 day
of April AD 1809   William Bigelow
           James Parker }  Select
           Paul Chase    }  men
(Guilford, Vermont Town and Vital Records, Book B?, p. 138. FHL Film 28291.) I'm looking for the linkage between the PEARCEs and the RAYMONDs that allowed Perez RAYMOND and Elizabeth PEARCE to meet about 1790 to 1800.
20 Dec 1809
Eliphalet Peirce, resident of Guilford, Windham, Vermont, summoned to depart said town. (Guilford, Vermont Town and Vital Records, Book B?, p. 139. FHL Film 28291.) Could this be a clue to a link between Simeon Pearce and Paul Raymond families?

Other info on Eliphalet PEIRCEs. Remember these are often not the same individual.
15 Dec 1769
Eliphalet PIERCE born, Putney, (VT?) (Src: Colrain VR), son of Eliphalet PIERCE (WILLIAM5, JOSEPH4-3, ANTHONY2, JOHN1) and Rachel. (Web)
16 Jan 1771
Heads of households in Putney, Cumberland Co., New York (present day Putney, Windham Co., Vermont) include Daniel Pierce, Eliphalet Pierce, Ephraim Pierce, Joseph Pierce, and William Pierce. (Web)
1777
Capt. Job Peirce of Middleborough on the “secret expedition” to Tiverton, R.I., in 1777 led a company in Col. Theophilus Cotton’s regiment in service at Rhode Island. Privates: Nathan Peirce, Hilkiah Peirce, Eliphalet Peirce, Richard Peirce, Lemuel Raymond, James Raymond, William Simmons. (NEHGR, xxii, p. 176. FHL 974 B2ne v. 22.)
26 Jan 1790
Eliphalet Pierce, labourer and family "warned out" of Easton, Bristol, Mass. (Web)
Before 1797
Eliphalet Pierce settles in Trenton, Oneida, New York. (Web)
1799/1800
Eliphalet Pierce moves from Trenton to Vienna. (Web) This proves the Oneida Co. Eliphalet Pierce was not the same as the Guilford, Windham, Vermont Eliphalet Pierce.
1800
Eliphalet Perce in Camden, Oneida, NY 1800 census. (See above.)
1814
Trenton landowners: Williams Pearce, Eliphalet Pearce. (Oneida County, NY Owners of land, 1814. Film 1435048.)
1820
Census includes Eliphalet PIERCE of Floyd, Oneida, NY and Eliphalet PIERCE of Trenton, Oneida, NY. (See below.)
1825
Eliphalet and wife Hannah are from Trenton. William also.  (Oneida County, NY Deeds Grantor index, Mo to P 1791-1884. FHL Film 364845.)
25 Jan? 1832
Died in Trenton on the 25th, Mr. Eliphalet Pierce, formerly from Massachusetts, aged 86. (Abstracts of Utica Sentinel & Gazette newspapers, Oneida County, New York, vol. 5, p. 18, 1832 Feb 21 8:8. FHL Film 1320632 Item 14.) Born about 1745.

1809
Admitted into the First Church of Paris: Salld? the wife of Ezekiel PIERCE, Val PIERCE, Andrew Peirce, Emma . (FHL Film 1435720.)
1810
1810 U.S. Census
Simeon would be 44 years old.
Elizabeth would be 36-40 years old and born between 1770 and 1774 according to 1800 and 1830 census data.
Rebecca would be 18 or 19 and may not be married.
Because the Oneida county enumerator listed heads of households with only the initial of their given name, it is difficult to tell if Simeon PEARCE is listed.
City Head of family Free white males Free white females Notes and probable identifications of townships by comparison to 1820 census.
Under 10 10-15 16-25 26-44 45 and over Under 10 10-15 16-25 26-44 45 and over
?, Oneida, NY
Peirce, W. G.
1
1

1

3
1

1

p. 8, aka p. 290. View census image on Ancestry.com Probably William G. of Steuben
?, Oneida, NY
Peirce, A.

1


1


1

1
p. 9, aka p. 291. View census image on Ancestry.com Maybe Amos of Steuben
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, C.

0
0
1
0
2

1


p. 9, aka p. 291. View census image on Ancestry.com Adjacent to A. PIERCE.
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, E.
1

1

1
1
1


1
p. 9, aka p. 291. View census image on Ancestry.com Four houses from C. PIERCE.
?, Oneida, NY
Peirce, N.


2
1
2

1



p. 12, aka p. 298. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, J.

1


2




1
p. 24, aka p. 321. View census image on Ancestry.com Immediate neighbor of T. PIERCE.
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, T.
1


1

3


1

p. 24, aka p. 321. View census image on Ancestry.com Maybe of Floyd or Deerfield.
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, J.




1




1
p. 25, aka p. 324. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
Peirce, J.
2


1

2


1

p. 39, aka p. 352. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, S.
1

1
1

1


1

p. 46, aka p. 365. View census image on Ancestry.com
Might be:
Samuel PIERCE of Paris. (p. 270)
Simeon PIERCE of Paris. (p. 277)
Stephen PIERCE of Paris. (p. 277)

1810 Neighbors are (with probable 1820 name and town and census page):
H Griffen (Harvey Griffen of Paris p. 262),
S Wells,
H Crane (Henry Crane of Paris p. 262),
A Bacon (Arthur Bacon of Paris p. 263),
L Bacon (Levi Bacon of Paris p. 263),
A Bettis?,
S Savage (Stephen Savage of Paris p. 262),
N Harrington,
E Rasen,
R Bread,
E Woodworth,
S Cooley (Seth Cooley of Paris p. 262),
O Prior (Oliver Prior of Paris p. 265),
G. Graham (Mrs. Graham of Paris p. 266).
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, S.
1

1


1

1


p. 46, aka p. 366. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, G.
1

1


1

1


p. 48, aka p. 370. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
PEARCE, G.
1


1

1


1

p. 54, aka p. 382. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
Perce, E.
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2

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1
p. 60, aka p. 393. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, A.

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1
p. 72, aka p. 417. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, J.
2

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3
1


p. 76, aka p. 426. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
Peirce, P.


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p. 86, aka p. 446. View census image on Ancestry.com
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, B.
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2
1
1
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p. 91, aka p. 456. View census image on Ancestry.com Maybe Baldwin of Paris.
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, S.
2
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1

p. 98, aka p. 470. View census image on Ancestry.com Probably Silas PIERCE of Trenton.
1810 neighbors are (with probable 1820 name and town):
E Willard (Elia Willard of Trenton),
R Wolcutt (Roger Wolcutt of Trenton),
S Rockwell (Samuel Rockwell of Trenton),
T? Kellogg (Joseph Kellogg of Trenton),
S Myers (Samule Myers of Western),
A Ward (Asahel Ward of Trenton),
A Dunham,
D Teal,
D Morse,
D? Combs (Oliver Combs of Trenton),
D Blin (David Blenn of Trenton),
C Dunham,
D Wells (Daniel Wells of Trenton)
?, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, W.
1
2

1
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1

p. 1, aka p. 485. View census image on Ancestry.com Maybe William PIERCE of Trenton
Date Event
1812
War of 1812

In the war of 1812, Simeon's brother Stephen, notwithstanding his advanced age, again entered the American army to fill the place of his son George, who had been drafted, but who was by his duty to his family compelled to remain at home; and the veteran of the Revolution served as a Private on the Canadian frontier.
1814
Land owners
Westmoreland: Alonson Peirce
Deerfield: Lemuel Peirce
Paris: Ezekiel Peirce, Samuel Peirce, Spalding Peirce, Sime on Peirce , Stephen Peirce
Bridgewater: Frederick Peirce [Probably husband of Rebecca Blood and no relation to RI PEARCEs.]
Sangerfield: (No PEARCE's)
Trenton: Williams PEARCE, Eliphalet PEARCE
Steubens: Amos Peirce
Vernone: W??inel Peirce
Veronal: Eliakim Peirce,
Richland: John Peirce, Isaac Peirce (also, James Sturdavant - We may want to check all Sturdevants later.)

(New York State 1814 Census of Land Owners. NY-Oneida-Paris. FHL Film 1435048, Item 1. Compared against Film 1435187. Available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoneida ; click on Census, Paris 1814 L-R. "Simpson" should be "Simeon.")

Notice that Paris is also home to Hannah RAYMOND and John RAYMOND. (Film 1435187.)

See histories of Sangerfield on the internet, here and here .
Aug 1818
Isaac CHASE marries Phoebe OGDEN in Sparta, Livingston county, NY. Isaac went to New York when still a young man, married and settled in Sparta, Livingston Co, NY.
1818
Elizabaeth PIERCE joined the Hanover Society--Congregational, Rev. P. Field. (Peck, pp. 197, 201.)
1819
Erie Canal from beyond Syracuse to Utica completed. (Erie water west : a history of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 , Ronald E. Shaw, c1966, p. 130.)
1820
1820 U.S. Census
Simeon is 54 years old.
Elizabeth is 46-50 years old and born between 1770 and 1774 according to 1800 and 1830 census data.
Rebecca is married and in Vermont.
There are 4 unidentified females 16-26.
There are 2 unidentified females 10 to 16.
Abigail is 5-10 (born between 1810 and 1815).
We know from the Hanover temperance pledge (1831) that there is a Simeon, Jr. I assume the male child is him. Simeon, Jr. was born between 1815 and 1820 according to 1830 census, so he is less then 5 years old at this time.
City Head of family Free white males Free white females Agri-
cult-
ure
Notes
Under 10 10-16 16-18 16-26 26-45 45 and over Under 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 and over
Steuben, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Amos












p. 132
Steuben, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, William G.












p. 136
Remsen, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Mary












p. 169
Boonville, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Perly












p. 177
Floyd, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Thoma












p. 184
Floyd, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Eliphalet












p. 185
Westmoreland, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Alonson

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p. 213. Might Alonzo Pearis be named after this man?
Verona Twp, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Azaricon












p. 220
Verona, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Amos












p. 221
Bridgewater, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Frederick












p. 228
Deerfield, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Thomas












p. 235
Trenton, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, John












p. 242
Trenton, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Isaac B.












p. 243
Trenton, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, John Y.












p. 243
Trenton Twp, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, David R.












p. 244
Trenton, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Calvin












p. 246
Trenton, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Silas












p. 246
Trenton, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Eliphalet












p. 247
Trenton, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, William












p. 247
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Baldwin












p. 265
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Ebenezer












p. 265
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Samuel












p. 270 (no online image)
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Simeon
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p. 277. View census image on Ancestry.com
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Stephen


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p. 277. View census image on Ancestry.com
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Ezekiel












p. 279. View census image on Ancestry.com
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Ralph












p. 279
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Edward












p. 285
Paris, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Mrs.












p. 285. View census image on Ancestry.com
Whitestown, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Hunting S.












p. 298
Sangerfield, Oneida, NY
PIERCE, Andrew T.












p. 309
Date Event
1821
Erie Canal completed from Utica east to Little Falls. (Shaw, p. 130.)
1825

New York Census.
Simeon is 59 years old.
Elizabeth is 51-55 years old (born between 1770 and 1774 according to 1800 and 1830 census data). I assume she is incorrectly listed as one of the 4 unmarried females 16-45.
Rebecca has been in Vermont for at least 5 years, so she is not included in the count.
Abigail is 10-15 (born between 1810 and 1815) and must be the unmarried female under 16.
Simeon, Jr. is 5-10 (born between 1815 and 1820) and must be the 2nd male.
This leaves unaccounted 3 unmarried females aged 16-45. Clarinda, Julia Maria, and Elizabeth are possibilities.

1. Name of head of family Simeon PIERCE 16. Deaths during year, Male, Female
2. Number of males 2 17. Whole number of acres of improved land occupied 12
3. Number of females 5 18. Meat cattle 1
4.
Males 18-45 subject to military duty

19.
Horses

5.
Males qualified to vote in state/county elections
1
20.
Sheep

6.
Male aliens, not naturalized

21.
Hogs
2
7.
Paupers

22.
Yards of fulled cloth domestically manufactured during year
10
8.
Persons of colour, not taxed

23.
Yards of unfulled cloth (flannel) during year
45
9.
Persons of colour, taxed

24.
Yards of thin cloth (linen, cotton) during year
50
10.
Persons of colour qualified to vote

25.
Grist mills

11.
Married females under 45

26.
Saw mills

12.
Unmarried females 16-45
4
27.
Oil mills

13.
Unmarried females under 16
1
28.
Fulling mills

14.
Female marriages during year

29.
Carding machines
?
15.
Births during year, Male, Female




(Census, Town of Paris, Author?, 1825, p. 41. FHL Film 1435049.)

PIERCEs in Paris, NewYork:

PIERCE, Ebenezer H. p. 8
PIERCE, Edward 44
PIERCE, Ezekiel 4
PIERCE, Frederick B. 14
PIERCE, George B. 4
PIERCE, James 4
PIERCE, Nathaniel 4
PIERCE, Phebe 46
PIERCE, Samuel 40
PIERCE, Simeon 54
PIERCE, Spalding 28
There's also Alpheus and John RAYMOND. (Oneida County, New York, Index to Census Records, FHL Film 1435187.)
26 Oct 1825
Erie Canal opened. Construction began in 1817. ( Source : http://www.canals.state.ny.us/cculture/history/finch/index.html)
1825-1830
John D. PIERCE is pastor of the First Congregational Society of Sangerfield, aka Lisbon Congregational Society. (Source: www.borg.com/~wpl/archive/...)
13 April 1827
The town of Kirkland (containing what became Marshall) was formed from a part of Paris. (Peck, p. 10-11.) NEED TO CHECK KIRKLAND RECORDS FOR SIMEON PEARCE FAMILY.
21 Feb 1829
The town of Marshall was formed from a portion of Kirkland. (Peck, p. 11.)
1830

1830 U.S. Census
Simeon is 64 years old.
Elizabeth is 56-74 years old (born between 1756 to 1774 according to the 1800 census. This census further limits her age to 56-60, so she was born between 1770 and 1774).
Abigail is 15-20 (born between 1810 and 1815).
Simeon, Jr. is 10-15 (born between 1815 and 1820).

Oneida County Census. Marshall. Simeon PIERCE, p. 6. (Oneida County, New York, Index to Census Records, FHL Film 1435187.) IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN THE US CENSUS?

City Head of family Free white males Free white females Notes
<5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80 80-90 90-100 >100 <5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80 80-90 90-100 >100
Marshall, Oneida, NY
Simeon PIERCE


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Villages in Town of Marshall (before 1850):
Deansville
Grocery story[sic], two taverns, mechanic shops...
Named for Thomas DEAN, Indian Agent
Dickville
"Little more than a neighborhood of farmers"
Named for Asa DICK
Forge Hollow
"...has the Universalist Church, a merchant,..."
Named for all the enterprises manufacturing iron
Marshall
Has a P.O. public house, mechanics shops.
Formerly called Hanover.
(Genealogical Journal of Oneida County, New York, 2001, p. 42. FHL 974.762 D25j 2002.)
1831
About this time the consolidation of the districts was agitated and the lower part of Hanover Green school house was built and known as District No. 6. Simeon PIERCE had one pupil attending. The trustees of this school were Anthony Peck and Joseph Page. (Peck, pp. 91-92.) John PEARCE lives in the Marshall portion of district no. 3 and has 3 pupils. (Peck, p. 90.)
1831
Elizabeth PIERCE and Simeon PIERCE, Jr. join the Hanover Society--Congregational, Rev. P. Field. (Peck, pp. 197, 204.) Is this the same Elizabeth that joined in 1818? I assume not. This may be another daughter of Simeon or a wife of Simeon, Jr.
2 Jan. 1831
The Marshall Temperance Society is formed. Simeon PIERCE signs the temperance pledge along with Elizabeth PIERCE. (Peck, pp. 102-104.) I assume these are husband and wife.
9 Aug 1832
Simeon's brother Stephen applies for Revolutionary War veteren's benefits at Paris, Oneida, NY. (Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, 3 volumes, Virgil D. White, 1990, p. 2632.)
1832
Abigail PIERCE signs the temperance pledge. (Peck, p. 105.) I think Abigail is a daughter of Simeon and Elizabeth who is 17 to 22 years old (born between 1810 and 1815).
Simeon and Elizabeth's daughter, Rebecca PEARCE RAYMOND, names one of her children Abigail.
NEED TO CHECK FOR OTHER ABIGAIL PIERCES.
1833
Simeon PIERCE, Jr. signs the temperance pledge. (Peck, p. 106.) Simeon Jr. must be a son of Simeon, since they both signed. Since he signed a year later than Abigail, I assume he is a year younger.
1834
Abigail PIERCE joins the Hanover Society--Congregational, Rev. P. Field. (Peck, pp. 197, 205.)

CHECK PROBATE FOR Oneida (done), Herkimer, and Madison counties FOR ELIZABETH SIMMONS PEARCE.
1835
No Simeon PEARCE in Oneida County 1835 Census. (Oneida County, New York, Index to Census Records, FHL Film 1435187.) Simeon is 69 years old.
29 Mar 1836
Val and wife Catharine PIERCE, Sarah PIERCE (wife of Ezekiel), Ezekiel PIERCE, Jr. and his wife Phebe dismissed from church in Paris to Cassville. Nathaniel PIERCE dismissed to Cassville 8 June 1837. Val and Catharine were received back from Cassville 26 Dec 1841. ( Records of the Paris Religious Society... , Royden Woodward Vosburgh, 1921, pp. 634-637, FHL film 534222-3.)
1840
1840 U.S. Census
Simeon would be 74 years old. I haven't been able to find him in the 1840 census.
Elizabeth would be 56-60 years old and born between 1770 and 1774 according to 1800 and 1830 census data. SEARCH FOR PROBATE RECORDS FOR ELIZABETH SIMMONS PEARCE.
Simeon, Jr. is 20-25 (born between 1815 and 1820).
14 May 1843
Simeon's brother, Stephen, dies at Waterville, NY. (Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, 3 volumes, Virgil D. White, 1990, p. 2632.)
1850
1850 U.S. Census
Simeon PIERCE would be 84. The Simeon PIERCE of Lyons, Ionia, Michigan is probably not our Simeon, because Clorinda DEAN is probably not his niece (as explained in An Inventory of Simeon PEARCEs).
Elizabeth would be 66-70 years old.
Simeon, Jr. would be 30-35 (born between 1815 and 1820). I have yet to find any of them in the 1850 census.
Location
(page)
Dwelling houses num. Families num. Name of every person
in this family
Age Sex Color Pro-fession Real Estate
Value
Place
of
Birth
See key
below
Notes

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Lyons, Ionia, Michigan (p. 297)
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Moses Dean
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Column 10 - Married within the year.
Column 11 - Attended School within the year.
Column 12 - Persons over 20 yrs of age who cannot read & write.
Column 13 - Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.

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