William Peirce

Brief Life History of William

When William Peirce was born on 2 April 1833, in Brandywine Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Peirce, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Harvey, was 30. He married Jerusha Smith in December 1855, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 7 February 1908, in Harper Twp, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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William Peirce
Jerusha Smith
Marriage: December 1855
Hannah Evaline Pierce
Hyrum Robert Peirce
Martha Lovina Peirce
Margaret Jerusha Peirce
Sarah McKee Peirce
William Harvey Peirce
Eli Thomas Peirce
Edith Irene Peirce
Lucy Lucinda Peirce

Sources (43)

  • William Pierce, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Peirce, "BillionGraves Index"
  • William Peirce in entry for Hyram Robert Peirce, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Box Elder, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

English: variant of Pierce .

History: The name Peirce first appears in colonial American records in 1623with William Peirce, an English shipmaster who compiled the firstalmanac in English America.

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

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