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ELEVENTH GENERATION

Ensign John PIERCE *(61)(64)(141)

was born on 23 Nov 1644 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.   He died on 25 Mar 1720 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.   John was chosen on 18 August 1706 to succeed his deceased father-in-law, Maj. James Convers (Converse), as representative of Woburn in the General Court, for the years 1707-1718.   His will was dated 26 April 1716 and bequeathed a legacy to the children of his daughter, Deborah Willson, who had died in 1703.

Researchers Note: There is some controversy between recordings of Pierce Genealogies and Samuel Sewall's "History of Woburn", concerning the ancestry of Ensign John Pierce.   Pierce genealogies indicate John was born 7 May 1643, son of Thomas and Elizabeth.   Sewall shows John was born 23 Nov 1644, the probable son of John and (no mother listed), who was taxed in Woburn 1645/46.   Both sources indicate John married Deborah Convers on 1 July 1663.   Woburn vital records show a John born to Thomas, 7 Mar 1643, and one born to John, 23 Nov 1644.   Which one is the father of Ensign John Pierce is subject to further research.   However, this researcher has chosen Thomas as the father and the ancestry shown is accordingly.

John (as the father), b.abt.1620 in England, m.abt.1642 (age 22) to Unknown, d.1705/6 in Woburn (age 85).   Children were:   John (shown); Joseph, b.12 Sep   1646; Thomas, b.3 May 1649, all in Woburn.  

He was married to Deborah CONVERS * on 1 Jul 1663 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.

Deborah CONVERS *(24)

was born on 25 Jul 1647 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.

Children of John and Deborah Pierce were:

i.   Deborah PIERCE *

ii.   John PIERCE

was born on 26 Jan 1770/71 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.

iii.   Thomas PIERCE

was born on 23 Dec 1672 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. He died before 1716.

iv.   James PIERCE

was born on 6 Aug 1674 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. He died on 13 Sep 1685.

v.   Daniel PIERCE(37)

was born on 7 Oct 1676 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.   Daniel married 3 July 1705, Dinah Holt (b.3 May 1681) and they had eight children..

vi.   James PIERCE

was born on 8 Oct 1686 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.   He was taxed in Woburn in 1707, 08, 11, and 13, then his name disppears from the tax lists.

vii.   Ebenezer PIERCE

was born in 1687 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.

viii.   Joseph PIERCE

was born on 24 Aug 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.   He paid his last tax in Woburn in 1711.

ix.   Ruth PIERCE

was born in 1690 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.

x.   Josiah PIERCE(37)

was born on 10 Jun 1691 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.   Josiah married Hannah Thompson (b.28 Jun 1681) and they had three children..