Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

An Inventory of Those Named
Simeon PEARCE/PIERCE
(1766 to 1860)

By Robert S. RAYMOND

In trying to research my ancestors Simeon PEARCE and Elizabeth SIMMONS, parents of Rebecca PEARCE RAYMOND WILLIAMS, I have come across others with the name Simeon PIERCE. This article inventories them, as it is helpful in matching references to Simeon PEARCE. I've also included a table of Revolutionary War veterans named PIERCE that I investigated for connections to my Simeon.

Web links to a variety of resources are included. To see a census image on Ancestry.com, click on the Icon for Ancestry.com census links. icon. However, you must have an Ancestry.com subscription or view the images from a Family History Library with a subscription.


Date Event
27 Jan 1766 My ancestor, 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. I think the references to Simon PEARCE born 26 Jan 1766 and Simeon PEARCE born 27 Jan 1764 are incorrect dates to this same Simeon PEARCE. I don't think there was another child named Simon born on one of these alternate dates. I take 1766 as the correct birth year from the 1850 census.
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.)
20 Mar 1814
Simeon PIERCE of Merrillville is born. He died 1 Mar 1897. He is buried in the Merrillville Cemetery in Merrillville, Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana on Old County Road 330 (73 Avenue). Amanda F. PIERCE, wife of Simeon PIERCE was born 14 June 1816 and died 19 Dec 1861. She is buried in the same cemetery. (website)

(Simeon PIERCE of Berrien County may be the same person as Simeon PIERCE of Merrillville and Simeon PIERCE of Valparaiso. Events for these three are all shown with this background color.)
1814
Simeon PIERCE of Valparaiso is born in New York ( FamilySearch.org).
Summer
1832
"In the summer of 1832, Samuel Dexter from Herkimer County, New York, visited the Grand River Valley area in Michigan. ... He then returned to New York State where he spent the winter gathering people and provisions for the new Michigan settlement. Sixty-two people left New York for Michigan on April 22, 1833." (Iona Co. MIGenWeb)
1837
"Until 1836, the Ionia area was still administered as a township of Kent County. In 1837, Michigan finally achieved statehood. The capital originally in Detroit was moved to Lansing. A U.S. Land Office was established in Ionia County Seat. Those wishing to purchase land in the north central area of Michigan, came to Ionia to have the papers drawn up. The town became a organized and elected their first County Commission." (Iona Co. MIGenWeb)
10 Sep 1838
Myel PIERCE of Erie County, New York buys 160 acres in Berrien Co., Michigan.
Ezariah of C?PIERCE????? Co., New York buys 80 acres in Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. (This is not Simeon's brother, Ezra, who died young.)
James PIERCE of Orleans Co., New York buys 240 acres in Calhoun Co., Michigan.
1 May 1839
Simeon PIERCE of Berrien County, Michigan buys 80 acres of land in Berrien Co., Michigan. ( Website). Legal description: W½SW (Aliquot Parts) of Section 34, Township 7S, Range 20W, Michigan-Toledo Strip (base line).


1840 U.S. Census
City Head of family Free white males Free white females Total Agriculture
<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 Notes
Truxton, Cortland, NY
Simeon PIERCE



1



1






1

1


1








According to 1850 census, he is from Mass.
Rodman, Jefferson, NY
Simeon PIERCE




1












1








2
1

Weesaw, Berrien, MI
Simeon Perce




1








1



1










Simeon PIERCE of Berrien County
Date Event
13 June 1845
Susan, wife of Moses DEEN dies (or is buried), aged 52 years 9 months, interred East Plains cemetery, Clinton Co., Michigan. (FHL Film 927480, p. 12.) He must marry "Clorinda" between 1845 and the 1850 census because Simeon PIERCE of Ionia county is living with Moses Dean and Clorinda in the 1850 census.
1850
1850 U.S. Census
There is a Simeon PIERCE in Lyons, Ionia, Michigan that might be our Simeon. The Simeon PIERCE of Ionia County is 84 years old, as expected, and born in Rhode Island. Our Simeon had a niece, Clarinda PEARCE, daughter of Simeon's brother Ichabod PEARCE, born 23 Mar 1795 and Simeon PIERCE of Ionia County is living with Clorinda DEAN, age 55. However, closer inspection shows our Clarinda PEARCE died 12 Jun 1864 (likely in Rhode Island) while Clorinda DEAN was born 17 Oct. 1794 and died 28 June 1871. (OneWorldTreeView record on Ancestry.com)

Nelson LOOMIS is the husband of Priscilla DEEN, daughter of Moses DEEN/DEAN and Susan SWARTS. Nelson was born 28 Jul 1823 in Dundee, New York and Priscilla was born 21 Feb 1829 in Himrod, Yates County, New York. (Ancestral File).

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Lyons, Ionia, Michigan (p. 297)
354
354
Moses Dean
64
M

Farmer
2000
NY








Clorinda
55
F



"








Simeon PIERCE
84
M

"

R. I.




View census image free on USGenWeb or View census image on Ancestry.com



Nelson Loomis
26
M

"

NY








Persilla
21
F



NY






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.
21 Oct 1850
Simeon PIERCE marries Sarah Ann PIERCE in Warren County, Illinois. (Marriages--Illinois to 1850. Early American Marriages: Washington D.C. to 1825 [Ancestry.com online database]. Jordan R. Dodd, et. al. 19xx.) Could this be our Simeon PIERCE's son, Simeon Jr.?
12 May 1852
[Deed] Simeon PIERCE & Amanda his wife to Kenny W. Pike New Buffalo, Berrien Co., New York.

This indenture made the Twelfth Day of May in the year of or Lord, one thousand eight
hundred and fifty two between Simeon PIERCE and Amanda F. his wife of the town of New
Buffalo, County of Berrien, State of Michigan of the first part and Kenny W. Pike of the city of
Chicago, County of Cook, State of Illinois of the second part. Witnesseth that the said? party of
the first part for and in consideration of the sum of thirty dollars to them in hand paid
by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged
both by these presents grant bargain sell sermise? release, alien and confirm unto the said
party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever all of the following described (?)
lots part & parcel of land to wit: Lot six (6) in Block Eleven (11) Block two hundred
seven (207) and Block two hundred and eighty three (283) all in the village of New Buffalo
County of Berrien, State of Michigan, together with all and include? the equipment? and
appurtenances thereunto belonging in anywise appertaining. To Have and To Hold the said
premises as described with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part and that land? and
forever. And the said party of the first part for themselves, their heirs, administrators and assigns
& covenant grant bargain and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns
that at the time of the insealing ? And delivery of these presents they are well sized of the above granted
premises in fee simple: that they are free from all incumbrances whatever, and that they will and
his heirs, executors administrators and assigns shall Warrant and Defend the same against all
lawful claims whatsoever. In witness whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set hand
and seal the day and year as above written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered
in presence of
Martha M. Plimpton
R W Smith

Simeon PIERCE Seal
Amanda F. PIERCE Seal
State of Michigan  
Berrien County
On this 12th Day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty two before
a Justice of the Peace for said County personally came the above named Simeon
PIERCE & Amanda F. his wife known by me to be the persons who executed the following?
Instrument and acknowledged the same to be their tract and deed. And on a private examination of the
said Amanda F. PIERCE separate and apart from her husband acknowledged this to be her free act and
deed without fear or compulsion from her said husband or any other person.
Recorded August 18th 1853 or 2 at ? Hours P.M. R.W. Smith Justice of the Peace
Frank O. Butterfield Dep. Registrar

(Film # 1029450 Berrien County Deeds Book W pages 342, 343.)
1854

CHECK MICHIGAN 1854 CENSUS. WAS THERE AN 1854 MICHIGAN CENSUS?
CHECK THE 1845 MICHIGAN STATE CENSUS.

Simeon PIERCE. Lyons, Ionia, Michigan. 1854 Census. (Ancestry.com, Database, 1850 U.S. Census.--THIS LOOKS LIKE A TYPO IN THE DATABASE AND PROBABLY REFERS TO THE 1850 CENSUS.)

19 Dec 1861
Amanda F. PIERCE, wife of Simeon PIERCE of Merrillville, dies. She is buried in the Merrillville Cemetery in Merrillville, Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana on Old County Road 330 (73 Avenue). She was born 14 June 1816.(website)
5 Nov 1862
Simeon PIERCE of Vaalparaiso marries Almira E. RUSSELL, presumably near Valparaiso. (See source later in this article.)
28 June 1871
Clarrinda, wife of M. Deen dies. She was born 17 Oct. 1794 and was interred at the East Plains cemetery, Clinton Co., Michigan. (FHL Film 927480, p. 15.) Simeon's niece was born 23 Mar 1794, so this is not his niece.
1880
1880 U.S. Census
There is an Andrew PIERCE in Home, Montcalm, Michigan whose father was born in New York and whose son is named Simeon PIERCE. Andrew was born about 1857 in Indiana. Could Andrew me a son of Simeon, Jr.?

In the 1880 US Census, Simeon PIERCE in Valparaiso is listed as 66 years of age (born abt. 1814), birthplace NY, retired merchant, father's and mother's birthplace both CT ( FamilySearch.org). Since our Simeon was born in Rhode Island, this may not be Simeon PIERCE, Jr., son of our Simeon.
1885
In the Valparaiso business directories of 1885 and 1890, Simeon PIERCE is listed at 5 East Jefferson, Valparaiso, Indiana. ( Ancestry.com).
1890
In the Valparaiso business directories of 1885 and 1890, Simeon PIERCE is listed at 5 East Jefferson, Valparaiso, Indiana. ( Ancestry.com).
1 Mar 1897
A Simeon PIERCE of Merrillville dies. He is buried in the Merrillville Cemetery in Merrillville, Ross Township, Lake County , Indiana on Old County Road 330 (73 Avenue). He was born 20 Mar 1814. Tombstones are present for two wives of Simeon PIERCE, Amanda F., and Almira. (website)

Other Simeon PIERCEs

Of Albany

PEARCE, SIMON. Revolutionary War veteren. "Receipt dated Albany, Nov. 28, 1776, for bounties paid said PEARCE and others by Capt. Samuel Forster, of Col. Greaton's regt., to serve in the Continental Army during the war; also , list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 16, 17777; Capt. Foster's co., Col. Greaton's regt." ( Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War , Secretary of the Commonwealth [of Massachusetts], 1904, p. 21. FHL 974.4 M23m V.12.) Not our Simeon PEARCE, who is only 10 years old.

Of Berrien County, Michigan

1 May 1839, Simeon PIERCE of Berrien County, Michigan buys 80 acres of land in Berrien Co., Michigan. ( Website) Legal description: W½SW (Aliquot Parts) of Section 34, Township 7S, Range 20W, Michigan-Toledo Strip (base line).
12 May 1852, Simeon PIERCE and Amanda F., his wife, sell property in Berrien County. (Film # 1029450 Berrien County Deeds Book W pages 342, 343.)

(Simeon PIERCE of Berrien County may be the same person as Simeon PIERCE of Merrillville and Simeon PIERCE of Valparaiso.)

Cass County, Illinois

Page: 414, Book: A, Entry Date: 17 Aug 1847, Deceased Name: Pearce, Simeon F., est[ate], Death Date: Aug 1847, Adm.: Pothicary, Thomas (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/cass/probate1.html)

Of Ghent, Columbia, NY

In 1830 census, age in his 20s. In 1840 census, age in his 30s. Son of Simeon PIERCE and wife Christina, George Augustus, born 15 Sep 1832 and baptized at Christ Lutheran Church on 27 Dec 1832. Daughter Gertrude Ann born 10 Mar 1834, baptized 18 May 1834. (New York Births and Baptisms, Eastern Region, 1660-1916 [Ancestry.com online database]. Arthur and Nancy Kelly. 2001.)

Of Lanesborough

"PEARCE, SIMEON. [Revolutionary War veteren.] Capt. Asa Barns's co., Col. Benjamin Simons's regt.; service, 5 days; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 26, 1780, on an alarm at the Northward." ( Mass. Soldiers... , p. 21.) Our Simeon is 14 and probably living in Little Compton, so this is not him.

Of Merrillville, Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana

A Simeon PIERCE is buried in the Merrillville Cemetery in Merrillville, Ross Township, Lake County , Indiana on Old County Road 330 (73 Avenue). He was born 20 Mar 1814. He died 1 Mar 1897. Amanda F. PIERCE, wife of Simeon PIERCE was born 14 June 1816 and died 19 Dec 1861. The following PIERCEs are buried in this cemetery:

Name

Birth
Death
Almira
wife of Simeon PIERCE
24 June 1820

Amanda F.
wife of Simeon PIERCE
14 June 1816
19 Dec 1861
Clarence
son of S. and A.F. PIERCE
Died aged 21 yrs 8 mos 26 da.
16 Apr 1866
Eliza M. (Mother)
wife of J.E. PIERCE
Died aged 81 yrs 4 mos 7 da.
11 Dec 1884
Jesse E.

Died aged 45 yrs 9 mos
11 June 1850
Marcia Ann

24 Oct 1811
7 Jan 1889
Myiel

5 Dec 1801
13 Mar 1845
Orrin

7 Sept 1813
21 June 1895
Ruth
wife of Orrin PIERCE
20 Sept 1818
24 Mar 1891
Simeon

20 Mar 1814
1 Mar 1897
(website)

Simeon PIERCE married Almira E. RUSSELL 5 November 1862, presumably near Valparaiso, Indiana, judging from the source of the information. ( Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1845-1920. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com online database, 2000. Database source: Works Progress Administration. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940. Original source: Porter County, Indiana Marriage Record Volume 2 M. L. 2 December 21, 1850 to June 30, 1863, p. 601. Submitted by: William Henry Harrison Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Valparaiso, Indiana.)

(Simeon PIERCE of Berrien County may be the same person as Simeon PIERCE of Merrillville and Simeon PIERCE of Valparaiso.)

Of Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Simeon Peirce (Abraham Peirce I3, Elisha Peirce2, Isaac Peirce1) was born 7 OCT 1762 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married Lorana Parris 20 JAN 1785. ( ancestry.com) On 21 Feb 1784 "Simeon Peirce and Lurany Parris all of Middleborough" publish intent to wed. ( Middleborough Massahcusetts Vital Records , Mass. Society of Mayflower Descendents, 1990, Vol. 2., p. 103. FHL 974. 482/M2 V29m v. 2.) In 1790 census, 2 males older than 16, 2 females. In the 1800 census, the Simeon Peirce household had 2 males under 10; 2 males, aged 10-15; 1 male, 26-44; 2 females under 10, 2 females, 10-15; 1 females, 26-44.

Of New London, Connecticut

CONNECTICUT MILITIA, WAR OF 1812.
Name
and Rank.
Place of Service.
Commander.
Period of Service.
PEARCE, Simeon
Priv.
New London,
Abijah B. Curtis,
Aug. 3, '13, to Sep. 16, '13.
(Part II, Record of Connecticut Men...In the War of 1812, By Authority of the General Assembly, p. 98.)

Of New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts

PEARCE [in New Salem Public Records:]
Stephen, 1775. R. S. R.
Stephen, occupant, 1798. D. T.
Stephen, grantee, 1809. F. D. [Franklin County Deeds]
PIERCE
Simeon, grantee, 1800. F. D.
Simeon, grantor, 1809-1824. F. D.
Steph[e]n, resident, 1790. U. S. C. [United States Census]
Stephen, grantor, 1809. F. D.
(Vital records of New Salem, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Essex Institute, 1927, pp. 236, 241. FHL Film 823686 Item 5.)

Simeon Pierce of New Salem in the county of Hampshire, housewright, sells land in New Salem to Warren Hous on 6 December 1808. (Franklin County, Massachusetts Deeds, vol. 25, approximate dates 1807-1809, p. 713. FHL Film 893813.) According to Vital records..., above, Simeon was a grantee in 1800. Can we find that record? And he was a grantor from 1809 to 1824. Can we find those records? If this is the Simeon PEARCE that moves to New York, maybe the succeeding deeds would indicate that. Also, check the 1790 census records of Stephen PIERCE to see if the Stephen of New Salem could possibly be our Stephen, brother of our Simeon PEARCE.

Of Poultney, Rutland, Vermont

In the 1800 census in Poultney, Rutland, VT, the Simeon PEARCE household contained 1 male less than 10; 1 male, 10-15; 2 males, 16-25, 1 male, 45 and older; 1 female, 10-15; 1 female, 16-25; and 1 female older than 45. This couple is older than our Simeon and Elizabeth, who we suspect to be 34 years old, late 20s, respectively.

1800 Census
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
Poultney, Rutland, Vermont Simeon PEARCE 1
1
2
-
1
-
1
1
-
1
p. 196.  View census image on Ancestry.com . Transcription.


Of Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts

Caleb PIERCE (Mial PIERCE2, Ephraim PIERCE1) was born 8 JUN 1726 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. He married Mary ROWLAND (ROULAND) 24 MAR 1748 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. She was born 1727 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. 
   
 Children of Caleb PIERCE and Mary ROWLAND (ROULAND) are:
  2   i. Sylvester PIERCE was born 1749 in Swansea, Bristol, MA.
  3   ii. Lydia PIERCE was born 1750 in Swansea, Bristol, MA.
  4   iii. John PIERCE was born 1751 in Swansea, Bristol, MA.
  5   iv. Reuben PIERCE was born 1752 in Swansea, Bristol, MA.
  6   v. Simeon PIERCE was born 1755 in Swansea, Bristol, MA.
  7   vi. Mary PIERCE was born 1757 in Swansea, Bristol, MA.
  8   vii. Caleb PIERCE was born 6 JAN 1758 in Swansea, Bristol, MA.
  9   viii. Levi PIERCE was born 1759 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. ( ancestry.com)

Of Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts

Simeon Peirce (Abraham Peirce5, Samuel Peirce4, John Peirce3, Abraham Peirce2, Abraham Pierce1) was born 6 AUG 1769 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, and died 17 NOV 1859 in Myrick,, Massachusetts. He married Hope Peirce 1797 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, daughter of Silas Peirce and Anna Hathaway. She was born 2 FEB 1772 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 6 MAY 1857 in Myrick,, Massachusetts.

Children of Simeon Peirce and Hope Peirce include Simeon Peirce, who was born in 1801, probably in Taunton. ( ancestry.com)

Of Truxton, Cortland, New York

This Simeon is too young to be ours.

1820 Census
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
Truxton, Cortland, New York
PIERCE, Simeon
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
0

p. 609. Transcription.


Of Windham, Windham, Vermont

Simeon Pierce, son on Benjamin Pierce and Lucinda Cobb, born 15 Feb 1803 in Windham, Windham, Vermont. The Benjamin Pierce family was in Windham at least as early as 1792. ( familysearch.org and familysearch.org.)

Of Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana

In the 1880 US Census, Simeon PIERCE is listed in Valparaiso as 66 years of age (born abt. 1814), birthplace NY, retired merchant, father's and mother's birthplace both CT. ( FamilySearch.org). Since our Simeon and wife were born in Rhode Island, not Connecticut, this may not be Simeon PIERCE, Jr., son of our Simeon.

In the Valparaiso business directories of 1885 and 1890, Simeon PIERCE is listed at 5 East Jefferson, Valparaiso, Indiana. ( Ancestry.com).

(Simeon PIERCE of Berrien County may be the same person as Simeon PIERCE of Merrillville and Simeon PIERCE of Valparaiso.)

Revolutionary War Veterans

Here are some known PEARCE connections to the revolutionary war that I've checked for connections. (Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files , 3 volumes, Virgil D. White, 1990.)

Name
Information
Page
Notes
Beckwith, Amos
CT & Cont Line, sold appl 20 Apr 1818 Caledonia Cty VT aged 63. Widow Susannah appl 31 Aug 1838 Caledonia Cty VT aged 78 a res of Sutton VT, sol m Susannah Freeman on 17 Apr 1780. Wid d 21 Sep 1839. Wid was daughter of Jonathan & Abigail (PEARCE) Freeman & she was b 4 Aug 1760.
209
"Freeman" should be "Truman." Abigail PEARCE d of Nathan & Abigail (Spink) PEARCE, s of Daniel & Elizabeth (Tucker), s of John (1632) & Mary PEARCE. No relation to Simeon.
Blood, Samuel
MA Line, sol's only surviving child Rebekah PIERCE appl 8 Feb 1848 Oneida Cty NY aged 70 s res of Bridgewater NY & stated sol was b at Harvard in Worcester Cty MA & before age of 21 went to Bolton MA to lived until after the close of the war, daughter Rebeckah was b in Bolton MA in 1776.

[A Samuel Blood was born 24 October 1752 in Lancaster, Worcester, MA. He married Keziah Oakes (b 28 July 1756 in Bolton, Worchester, MA). They had a daughter, Rebecca born about 1870 in MA or NY. Samuel died 23 January 1844 in Harvard, Worchester, MA.]

[A Rebekah Blood was b 1779, m Frederick PIERCE (b: 22 Jul 1768 in Canterbury, Connecticut), d. 27 Jan 1858, and had a number of children who resided in Bridgewater, NY.]

[Another Rebecca Blood was born 8 mar 1775 who married 5 Sep 1794 to Aretas PIERCE (b. 2 Jan 1770 in Westmoreland, , NH). She lived in Holly village, Town of Murray, Orleans, NY.]
304
This may be the Samuel Blood described below-left. Rebekah Blood PIERCE may be one of the 2 described below-left. Neither are Rhode Island PIERCEs.
Seabury, Gideon
RI Line, sol lived at Little Compton RI at enl, sol m Betsey daughter of Nathaniel PEARCE of Little Compton RI where she was b, they were m 21 Mar 1776, sol d 29 Oct 1827 & his wid appl 11 Oct 1836 at Little Compton RI.
3054
Nathaniel PEARCE s of George and Deborah (Searles) PEARCE s of George and Alice (Hart) PEARCE. Betsey PEARCE is Simeon's 2nd cousin.
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.
2630
Simeon's brother.
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.
2630
Simeon's brother.
PEARCE, Isaac
RI line, appl 24 Apr 1818 at Little Compton in Newport Co RI aged 57
2631
Not enough info to identify.
PEARCE, Jeremiah
RI Line, W26302, sol was b 7 Mar 1760 at Little Compton in Newport Co RI & then moved to Cambridge in Washington Co NY [about 5 miles from the Vermont border] for 15 mths & in about 1792 or 93 he moved to Fairfield in Herkimer Co NY [about 15 miles East of Utica] where he appl 9 Oct 1832 & sol d there 20 Feb 1835, sol had m Mrs. Nancy or Anna Olney in 1784 at Barrington RI & she was then the wid of Isaac Olney & her maiden name was Bowen, wid had m Isaac Olney also a Rev War sol & she had 1 child (not named) by him & the said Isaac Olney d shortly after the Rev, wid was b in Jun 1761 at Barrington RI, wid appl 26 Oct 1848 at Fairfield NY, children's births were; twins Bettey & Mary b 31 Jul 1785, Joseph b 1 Jun 1787, Robe or Robe a daughter b 25 Jan 1790, an infant daughter b 22 Aug 1792, Samuel b 8 Mar 1794, Anna b 11 May 1796, Abigail b 8 Sep 1798, Clarissa b 16 Aug 1801 & George b 14 May 1803, an Aaron L. Tarp or Thorp who was b 20 Mar 1819 but his relationship to sol's family was not given, one Betsey Bowen m John Martin 31 Dec 1789 & in 1849 she was aged 81 & was living at Barrington RI but no relationship was given, a Wm. Bowen aged 71 in 1832 was of Sempronius NY stated he lived at Warren, RI during the Rev War & had srv with the sol Jeremiah PEARCE but did not state a relationship to sol's wife
2631
This is probably Jeremiah PEARCE b 17 Mar 1760 who married Nancy Brown. Simeon's 1st cousin.
PEARCE, Joseph
RI Line, appl 3 Oct 1832 Newport Co RI aged 69 a res of Little Compton RI & sol was b there 26 Jan 1763 & he had lived there at enl
2631
Joseph is sibling of Betsey PEARCE. (See Gideon Seabury.) Simeon's 2nd cousin.
PEARCE, Peter
RI Line, S23838, sol was b 10 Nov 1750 at Little Compton in Newport Co RI & at age of 16 yrs he moved to Scituate RI where he lived at enl & after the Rev he moved to Saratoga in Saratoga Co NY where he appl 23 Aug 1832, sol srv with a John PEARCE (relationship not given)
2632
Probably the Peter PEARCE b 10 Nov 1752, s of William & Elizabeth (Woodman) PEARCE. Simeon's 1st cousin.
PEARCE, Rouse
RI Line, W12613, sol was a son of Jyles [Giles] & Mercy PEARCE & was b 4 Jul 1755 at Little Compton RI & he m Mary daughter of Stephen & Edith Brownell on 19 Dec 1776 & she was b 5 Jul 1754, sol d 24 Dec 1830 at Little Compton RI & wid appl at Tiverton in Newport Co RI on 3 Oct 1836
2632
Probably the Rouse PEARCE b 4 July 1753, s of Giles & Mercy (Rouse) Pearse. Simeon's 1st cousin.
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
2632
Simeon's brother.
Peirce, Jonathan
RI Line, W26319, sol was a son of Daniel Peirce & he m Elizabeth daughter of Benjamin Coggeshall at Greenwich RI on 1 Sep 1782 & both were of E. Greenwich RI where sol lived at enl, sol 30 Mar 1832 at Warwick in Kent Co RI & wid appl there 18 Mar 1836 aged 73
2647
Not enough info to I.D.
PIERCE or Peirce, Benjamin
NH Line, BLW #19814-160-55, sol m Lucinda Cobb 19 Feb 1789 at Westmoreland NH & sol d 23 May 1847 aged 86, wid appl 31 Jul 1857 Windham Co VT aged 88 & stated sol was b at Mystic MA & was moved to Westmoreland at age of 3 yrs & lived for "most of the time" until 1789 then moved to Windham VT where he died, a son Simeon PIERCE was aged 54 in 1857 & a res of Windham VT, a son Benjamin M. PIERCE was aged 48 in 1857 a res of Windham VT
2695
Our Simeon PEARCE and the Simeon PIERCE mentioned had no common ancestor in the new world.
PIERCE, Benjamin
VT Line, S11248, sol was b 28 Oct 1762 at Providence RI & he lived at Halifax in Windham Co VT at enl & he lived there after his srv then moved to Marlboro VT for 1 yr & in 1792 he moved to Dumneston? in Windham Co VT where he appl 7 Aug 1832
2695
No match in WFT
PIERCE, William
RI Line, W977, BLW #27650-160-55, sol lived at Little Compton RI at enl, sol appl 21 Nov 1832 Ontario Co NY aged 68, sol m Fanny Walford 16 Oct 1834 at South Bristol in Ontario Co NY & sol d there 15 May 1846 & his wid appl there 13 Apr 1853 aged 60, one John D. Walford aged 32 made aff'dt 13 Apr 1853 at South Bristol NY & stated he was at sol's & wid's wedding (relationship not given), wid appl for BLW 18 Apr 1855 at Richmond NY & a Dexter Hawks & Edwin Gilbert were wit's
2698
William PEARCE is the s of James & Deborah (Hunt) PEARCE s of William & Elizabeth (Woodman) s PEARCE of James & Martha (Wilbor) PEARCE. Simeon's 1st cousin once removed.


Related Articles

Wednesday, 22-Nov-2006 21:48:11 MST