Gaford Pierce

Maleabout 1815–

Brief Life History of Gaford

When Gaford Pierce was born about 1815, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Solomon Pierce, was 29 and his mother, Mary Bartlett, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Pierce
1787–1836
Mary Bartlett
1789–1870
Jelsee L. Pearce
1811–
Calvin Pierce
1812–1867
Gaford Pierce
1815–
Salina Pauline Pierce
1814–1891
Nicholas Bartlett Pierce
1814–1858
Elisabeth Pierce
1819–1879
Louisa Pearce
1821–1894
Esther Pierce
1824–1909
Malinda Pierce
1826–1896
Jesse Lafayette Pierce
1829–1918
Gaford Pierce
1834–1915
Solomon Pierce
1834–1915
Greenbury Pierce
1835–1915
Elizabeth Pierce
1838–

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    World Events (3)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 5

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 20

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    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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