Michael Pierce

22 February 1799–4 March 1876 (Age 77)
North Carolina, United States

The Life 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 27. 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

13 October 1828
Carter, Tennessee, United States


    Margaret E. C. Pierce


    William C. Pierce


    Julius Dugger Pierce


Parents and Siblings

    William Arthur Pierce


    Mary Fitzgerald




    Anne Pearce


    Lucinda Lucy Pierce


    Sion Arthur Pierce SR



    Griffin Pierce


+8 More Children

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

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Pierce, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Michael Pearce, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Michael Pearce, "United States Census, 1860"

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