Thirzah Dwinell

1803–6 August 1872 (Age 69)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Thirzah

When Thirzah Dwinell was born in 1803, her father, Simeon Dwinell, was 25 and her mother, Sally Hayward, was 19. She married Alonzo Pierce on 4 October 1821, in Marshfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Calais, Washington, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 August 1872, in Vermont, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Calais, Washington, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Pierce
Thirzah Dwinell
Marriage: 4 October 1821
Lavina W. Pierce
Emerancy Pierce
Alonzo D. Pearce
Cyrena Pearce
Henry Clay Pearce
Martha Pierce
Lorenzo J Pierce

Spouse and Children

4 October 1821
Marshfield, Washington, Vermont, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Patty Dwinell


    Orra Dwinell


    Sally Bartlett Dwinell


+8 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 0

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thurza Pierce in household of Alonzo Pierce, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thursey Pierce in household of Alonzo Pierce, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Therza Durnell Pearce in entry for Cyrena Pearce, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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