Thomas Pierce

5 December 1763–13 October 1850 (Age 86)
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Pierce was born on 5 December 1763, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Pierce II, was 37 and his mother, Mary Haven, was 35. He married Sarah Derry on 12 February 1792, in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 13 October 1850, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Pierce
1763–1850
Sarah Derry
1766–1840
Marriage: 12 February 1792
Lisseta Pierce
1792–1879
Henrietta Pierce
1794–
Chauncey Pierce
1796–1842
Sarah Pierce
1798–1860
Thomas Pierce
1800–1890
Betsey Pierce
1803–1842
Gifford Pierce
1805–1878
Mary Pierce
1808–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 February 1792
Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States
children

(8)

    Lisseta Pierce

    Female1792–1879Female

    Henrietta Pierce

    Female1794–Female

    Chauncey Pierce

    Male1796–1842Male

    Sarah Pierce

    Female1798–1860Female

    Thomas Pierce

    Male1800–1890Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Thomas Perce, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomas Pierce, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Thomas Peirce, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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