Michael Pierce

Male22 February 1799–4 March 1876

Brief Life History of Michael

When Michael Pierce was born on 22 February 1799, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Arthur Pierce, was 25 and his mother, Mary Fitzgerald, was 26. He married Mary Caroline Dugger on 13 October 1828, in Carter, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Carter, Carter, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 4 March 1876, in Carter, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Butler, Johnson, Tennessee, United States.

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Michael Pierce
Mary Caroline Dugger
Marriage: 13 October 1828
Margaret Caroline Pierce
William C. Pierce
Julius Dugger Pierce

Sources (12)

  • Michael Pierce, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Michael Pierce, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Pierce, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 October 1828Carter, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1804 · Walton War

    Age 5

    The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 21

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    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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