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
1799–1876
Mary Caroline Dugger
1800–1875
Marriage: 13 October 1828
Margaret E. C. Pierce
1831–
William C. Pierce
1835–1881
Julius Dugger Pierce
1838–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 October 1828
Carter, Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

    Margaret E. C. Pierce

    Female1831–Female

    William C. Pierce

    Male1835–1881Male

    Julius Dugger Pierce

    Male1838–Male

Parents and Siblings

    William Arthur Pierce

    Male1774–1854Male

    Mary Fitzgerald

    Female1772–1809Female

siblings

(13)

    Anne Pearce

    Female1792–1830Female

    Lucinda Lucy Pierce

    Female1794–1876Female

    Sion Arthur Pierce SR

    Male1795–1850Male

    Female1796–1859Female

    Griffin Pierce

    Male1797–1854Male

+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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