Mercy Pierce

about 1777–22 November 1831 (Age 54)
Durham, Greene, New York, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Pierce was born about 1777, in Durham, Greene, New York, United States, her father, Sylvester Pierce, was 28 and her mother, Patience Wheeler, was 22. She married Amos Cleveland on 17 March 1807. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 22 November 1831, in her hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Durham, Greene, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Cleveland
Mercy Pierce
Marriage: 17 March 1807
Nelson Cleveland
Rensselaer Cleveland
Clarissa Cleveland
Amos Cleaveland
Adaline Minerva Cleveland
John Sylvester Cleaveland

Spouse and Children

17 March 1807


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Amos Peirce


    Russell Pierce


    Polly Pierce




+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 0

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 17

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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 (2)

  • Mercy Pierce Cleveland, find-a-grave
  • Sylvester Pierce Will in New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999

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