Ansel Pierce

Male27 November 1852–

Brief Life History 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 43. 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

Sources (7)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1875
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    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

    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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