Captain John Pierce

11 October 1789–29 May 1854 (Age 64)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Captain John Pierce
1789–1854
Sarah Sally Allen
1799–1878
Marriage: 19 January 1818
William Allen Pierce
1820–1887
Elizabeth Jane Pierce
1821–1903
Lucinda Pierce
1823–1878
John Henry Pierce
1826–1902
Francis M Pierce
1827–1905
Sarah Ann Pierce
1828–1845
Josiah Pierce
1829–1838
Milton Pierce
1833–1853
George Robin Pierce
1836–1919
Martha V. Pierce
1837–
Matilda Columbia Pierce
1837–1929
Susan Pierce
1839–1875

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1818
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1791
    Age 2
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1794
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1794: Logan, Kentucky, United States 1797: Christian, Kentucky, United States
    1808
    Age 19
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Pyers
    Peirce
    Piers
    Perrell
    Pearce
    Pearse
    Peter
    Pears
    Peairs
    Parkin

    Sources (14)

    • Jn? Pearco, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Pierce in entry for Francis M Radford and Lucinda Pearce, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Cap. John Pierce in entry for George Robbin Pierce, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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