Benjamin F. Pierce, youngest son of Ezekial P. Pierce, was born in Chesterfield, August 1, 1833. He attended the district school and the academy in his native town, fitted for college under Professor Lafayette W. Ward, of Westminster, Vt., and afterwards attended Corner’s Commercial college at Boston. In 1859, he was employed in the counting-room of Gilson’s last factory, in Boston, was in trade in Winchendon, Mass., during the following year, and has since resided in Chesterfield. He owns about 170 acres of land, a large share being timber land, and a saw-mill. The making of cider vinegar is a specialty with him, a fact which is widely known. He manufactures cider jelly, and cultivates choice grafted fruit for market. He was the first successful navigator of Spafford’s Lake, having sailed it about ten years, no noteworthy accident having occurred during thee time.