Joseph White Pierce

5 June 1805–2 April 1888 (Age 82)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph White

When Joseph White Pierce was born on 5 June 1805, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Pierce, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Stow, was 30. He married Amanda Mary Heath on 16 December 1828, in Windsor, Windsor, Broome, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in United States in 1850. He died on 2 April 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph White Pierce
Amanda Mary Heath
Marriage: 16 December 1828
Elizabeth Pierce
Edwin Pierce
Mary Adeline Pierce
Catherine Amanda Pierce
Joseph Henry Pierce
Roxey Abigail Pierce
George Pierce
Isaac Riley Pierce Sr.
Adelia Delilah Pierce
Lucy Jane Pierce
Julia Ann Manetta Pierce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1828Windsor, Windsor, Broome, New York, United States
  • Children


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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 24
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    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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    Story Highlight

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ISAAC THOMAS PIERCE (Sept. 2, 1892-Oct. 26, 1978)

    After almost 80 years I think it is about time I should say something about my life. Using the words of Nephi of old, “I was born of goodly parents” and was taught to try to live a good life. …

    Sources (32)

    • Joseph W Pierce, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Pierce in entry for Julia Mannetta Hughes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Joseph Reese [Pierce], "United States Census, 1850"

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