Enos William Pierce

14 December 1840–20 May 1864 (Age 23)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Enos William

When Enos William Pierce was born on 14 December 1840, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Elias Pierce, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ann Mousley, was 31. He lived in New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1850 and Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1860. He died on 20 May 1864, in Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, at the age of 23.

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Elias Pierce
Sarah Ann Mousley
Catherine Ann Pierce
Tirzah Elizabeth Pierce
George Kirk Pierce
Enos William Pierce
Mary Jane Pierce
Ezra Israel Pierce
Sarah Maria Pierce

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World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 7

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

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)

  • Enos W Pierce in household of Elias Pierce, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ennis W Peirce in household of Elias Peirce, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enos W. Pierce in the Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869

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