Surname: Pearce

Pierce Family of North Bridgewater, MA

The Pierce families of this country are and have long been very numerous. Early in the settlement of New England came representatives from England, most of them not related, so far as now known. Among them were Abraham, of Plymouth, 1623, who became one of the original purchasers of Bridgewater in 1645; Daniel, of Newbury, blacksmith, who came from Ipswich, County of Suffolk, in 1634, aged twenty-three years; John, of Dorchester, mariner from Stepney, Middlesex, before 1631; another John, of Dorchester and Boston; John, of Watertown, 1638; Capt. Michael, of Hingham and Scituate; Richard, of Portsmouth, R. I.; Robert, of Dorchester; Thomas, of Charlestown, who was admitted to the church there in 1634; and Capt. William, of Boston, who was a distinguished shipmaster of his time.

Read More

Chase Family of Fall River MA

CHASE (Fall River family). The Chase family here considered is strictly speaking a Massachusetts-Rhode Island one, springing as it does from the early Roxbury Yarmouth family, a later generation of which located in Portsmouth, R. I. In the third generation from the immigrant ancestor through Joseph Chase, who located in Swansea, Mass., and Benjamin, who settled in Portsmouth, R. I., have descended the Chases who have come from those respective localities. And both branches have shared largely in the commercial and industrial life of this section of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. From the Portsmouth branch came the late Borden...

Read More

Business Men of Northern Maine

The Northern Maine, its Points of Interest and its Representative Business Men manuscript provides historical sketches of the nine towns featured within it’s embrace, as well as biographical sketches of the businesses and the men and women who owned and ran those businesses found within the towns of Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Ft. Fairfield, Danforth, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Winn, and Kingman.

Read More

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

Read More

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Read More

1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East...

Read More

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

Read More

Biography of D. R. Pearce

Duke Riley Pearce, son of Chester Pearce and Martha (Hodge) Pearce, was born in Houston County, Georgia, on December 19, 1871. He attended the public schools at Henderson and Byron and entered Mercer University in February, 1890. He graduated with an A.B. degree in June 1893. After graduation he taught school in Cobb County in 1894 and 1895, and in Houston County in 1896 and 1897. While teaching school he read law under W. C. Davis, a member of the bar at Perry, Georgia, and was admitted to practice law in April 1897. In July, 1897, he moved to Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia. He was Solicitor of the County Court in 1898 and 1899; became judge of the newly-established City Court of Pulaski County in 1910, and served as judge of that court until January, 1916, when the court was abolished. While judge of that court, he had the unusual distinction of never having a case reversed by the appellate courts of this State. He served as alderman of the City of Hawkinsville and was mayor in 1922 and 1923. He was one of the original members of a military company that was formed here shortly after he came to Hawkinsville, and went from private to captain of the company and battalion adjutant. He has been superintendent of Pulaski County schools since September 1926. During his administration as superintendent,...

Read More

Biography of Hon. William A. Pearce

HON. WILLIAM A. PEARCE. The practical value of shrewdness and discrimination combined with strict probity is exemplified in the prosperous condition of those who transact business on these principles. Mr. Pearce is a man who has kept fully abreast of the times in the matter of enterprise, and is considered one of the most substantial and useful citizens of the town of Doniphan, Missouri He is a native of the Prairie State, born in Vienna in 1861, and is the son of I. N. Pearce, formerly a prominent merchant of Vienna. The father came to Missouri in 1878, settled in Butler County, and has held the office of probate judge almost ever since going there. He is now about seventy-nine years of age. William A. Pearce grew up in Vienna, Illinois, received his education in the public schools, and then branched out as a printer, working on the Old Yeoman. He left there in 1878 and came to this county, where he became a printer for the Prospect. Mr. Pearce was but seventeen years of age when he came here and he had but 35 cents to his name. He worked for Pinckney Mabrey, was in his office two years, and then went with T. W. Mabrey, who established the Prospect and the News and consolidated them as the Prospect News. In 1887. Mr. Pearce sold his interest and...

Read More

Franklin Samuel Pearce

Sergt., Med. Dept., Base Hospital No. 67, Office Chief Surgeon; of Durham County; son of W. T. and Mrs. Carrie Pearce. Entered service June 3, 1917, at White Plains, N. Y. Sent to Camp Crane, Allentown, Pa., June 3, 1917. Sailed for France July 6, 1917. Promoted to rank of 1st Class Private July 1, 1917; Corpl. Sept. 1, 1917; Sergt. Feb. 1, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Dix Sept. 19,...

Read More

Decision Rendered Thornton D. Pearce

Office Of The Secretary Washington, D. G., May 21, 1904 Commission To The Five Civilized Tribes Muscogee, Ind. T. GENTLEMEN: March 19, 1904, you transmitted the record in the matter of the application of Thornton D. Pearce for the enrollment of himself as a citizen by intermarriage of the Choctaw Nation, including your decision of the same date, holding that the applicant should be enrolled. The evidence shows that the applicant is a white man; that on January 14, 1883, he was married, in accordance with the laws, customs, and usages of the Choctaw Nation, to Parmelia A. Folsom, a recognized and enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation, whose name appears upon the 1893 leased district payment roll of the Choctaw Nation, Blue County, page 93, No. 9G8 ; that his Choctaw wife died in the year 1895; that subsequent thereto the applicant married a white woman, having no rights of Choctaw citizenship by blood. It also appears that the applicant has resided continuously in the Choctaw Nation since 1878, up to and including September 25, 1902, and that his name is found, as an intermarried citizen, upon the 1896 Choctaw census roll. You cite as precedents for your decision the action of the United States Chickasaw citizenship court in the case of Thomas Brinnon v. The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, decided on January 20, 1904. Reporting May 17,...

Read More


Free Genealogy Archives

It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest