Captain John Pierce

Brief Life History of John

When Captain John Pierce was born on 11 October 1789, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Francis Marion Pierce, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Lewis Graham, was 29. He married Sarah Sally Allen on 19 January 1818. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 29 May 1854, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Christian, Kentucky, United States.

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Captain John Pierce
Sarah Sally Allen
Marriage: 19 January 1818
William Allen Pierce
Elizabeth Jane Pierce
Lucinda Pierce
John Henry Pierce
Francis M Pierce
Sarah Ann Pierce
Josiah Pierce
Milton Pierce
George Robin Pierce
Martha V. Pierce
Matilda Columbia Pierce
Susan Pierce

Sources (14)

  • Jn? Pearco, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Pierce, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Pierce, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.


Historical Boundaries: 1794: Logan, Kentucky, United States 1797: Christian, Kentucky, United States


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.

Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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