Saturday, November 29, 2014

Surname Saturday - PIERCE (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1065 who is Abigail PIERCE (!660-1719) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three generation in this PIERCE family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)


66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

132.  Simon Gates (1739-1803)
133.  Susannah Reed (1745-1833)


266.  Nathan Reed (1719-1802)
267.  Susannah Wood (1724-1784)

532.  Ebenezer Reed (1690-1767)
533.  Huldah Blodgett (1689-1777)

1064.  George Reed, born 14 September 1660 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 20 January 1756 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2128. George Reed and 2129. Elizabeth Jennison.  He married 18 February 1685 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
1065.  Abigail Pierce, born 20 November 1660 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 09 September 1719 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of George Reed and Abigail Pierce are:
*  Abigail Reed (1686-1767), married 1706 Samuel Stone (1684-1769).
*  Ebenezer Reed (1690-1767), married 1714 Huldah Blodgett (1689-1777)
*  George Reed (1697-1697)
*  Elizabeth Reed (1700-1786), married 1720 Christopher Paige (1691-1774).

2130.  Thomas Pierce, born about 1617 in probably Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 06 November 1683 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 06 May 1635 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2131.  Elizabeth Cole, born about 1619 in England; died 05 March 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 4262. Rice Cole and 4263. Arrold Dunington.

Children of Thomas Pierce and Elizabeth Cole are:
*  Abigail Pierce (1639-1643).
*  John Pierce (1643-1720), married 1663 Deborah Converse (1647-????).
*  Thomas Pierce (1645-1717), married (1) 1669 Eliza (1647-1679); (2) 1680 Rachel Bacon (1652-????).
*  Elizabeth Pierce (1646-????), married (1) 1666 Thomas Whittemore (1645-1670); (2) 1670 Hopestill Foster (1648-1679); (3) 1680 Nathaniel Pierce (1655-1692).
*  Joseph Pierce (1648-1649).
*  Joseph Pierce (1649-1716), married 1681 Mary Richardson (1657-1720).
*  Stephen Pierce (1651-1733), married 1676 Tabitha Parker (1658-1742).
*  Samuel Pierce (1654-1656)
*  Samuel Pierce (1656-1721), married 1680 Lydia Bacon (1656-1717).
*  William Pierce (1657-1720), married 1690 Abigail Warren (????-1726).
*  James Pierce (1659-1742), married (1) Elizabeth (1653-1719); (2) 1688 Elizabeth Parker (1652-1715).
*  Abigail Pierce (1660-1719), married 1685 George Reed (1660-1756)
*  Benjamin Pierce (1662-1739), married 1688 Mary Reed (1670-1747).

4260.  Thomas Pierce, born about 1584 in probably Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 07 October 1666 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1610 in England.
4261.  Elizabeth, born about 1590 in England; died after 22 March 1667 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Pierce and Elizabeth are:
*  John Pierce (1610-????)
*  Thomas Pierce (1617-1683), married 1635 Elizabeth Cole (1619-1688).
*  Elizabeth Pierce (1619-1692), married 1642 Randall Nichols (1612-1678).
*  Robert Pierce (1621-1706), married 1645 Mary Knight (1621-1701).
*  Persis Pierce (1626-1683), married (1) 1646 William Bridges (1611-1652); (2) 1652 John Harrison (1607-1684).
*  Mary Pierce (1628-1703), married 1648 Peter Tufts (1616-1700).
*  Samuel Pierce (1630-1678), married 1654 Mary (1630-1705).

Information about this family line was obtained from:

*  Frederic Beech Pierce, Pierce Genealogy (Worcester, Mass. : Charles Hamilton Press, 1882).

*  One line of the Thomas Pierce family was treated in the book:

Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford (N.p. : Sheridan Psychological Services, Inc., 1990), Volume 1, page 607.

*  Several published town vital record books.

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2 comments:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Hi Randy, I am descended from Simon Lobdell of Milford, CT. The old genealogy "Simon Lobdell-1646 Milford, Conn. and His Descendants" by Julia Ardelia Lobdell in 1907 states with no source cited that this Simon married Persis Pierce, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Cole Pierce. She suggested that the families knew each other in England or from the trip to New England. Have you come across any mention of a daughter Persis for this couple. I know Thomas had a sister Persis so it is a family name.

Emily Moore said...

Hi, Linda. We may be cousins. My ggg grandmother Mary Lobdell married Peleg Allyn, and they are mentioned in the book by Julia Harrison Lobdell. The letter in the back that mentions their son Abijah was particularly interesting. I am still searching for more direct evidence to show a link between Mary and her ancestors listed in the book. Have you found much evidence to confirm Julia Lobdell's work?