Ansel Pierce

27 November 1852–
New York, United States

The Life of Ansel

When Ansel Pierce was born on 27 November 1852, in New York, United States, his father, Gamaliel Pierce, was 44 and his mother, Polly Brown, was 42. He married Sarah L. Chevalier on 15 June 1875. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States for about 20 years and Berkshire, Tioga, New York, United States in 1920.

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Ansel Pierce
Sarah L. Chevalier
Marriage: 15 June 1875
Fredie A. Pierce

Spouse and Children


    Sarah L. Chevalier


15 June 1875
Hartford,, New York, United States


    Fredie A. Pierce


Parents and Siblings


    Polly Brown




    Calista Pierce


    Clarissa Pierce



World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Ansel Pierce in household of Gamaliel Pierce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ansel Pierce in household of Gamaliel Pierce, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ansel Pierce, "United States Census, 1920"

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