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Fred B. Pierce, son of Benjamin, was born at Chesterfield Factory, April 20, 1845. He married Emma F., daughter of Josiah W. Cook, of Alstead, December 16, 1868, and has one daughter, Maude E., born May 23, 1871; a son, Frank M., born May 17, 1875, died September 18th of the same year From 1868 to 1882 he was interested with his father in the manufacture of bits and augers. In 1877, however, he established the business of manufacturing brush-handles, in which he is still engaged, doing the largest business in Chesterfield Factory. He has done much to build up this village to the standard of prosperity it now enjoys.