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Generation No. 1  

1.       William1 PEARCE was born 19 January 1712/13 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, and died WFT Est. 1762-1805 in Little Compton, Newport, RI.  He married (1) Elizabeth Woodman 02 November 1735 in Little Compton, Newport, RI.  He married (2) ANNA ??? Aft 1749.

         Children of William PEARCE and Elizabeth Woodman are:

2.                                             i.              JAMES2 PEARCE, b. 09 October 1740, Little Compton, Newport, RI; d. 02 March 1821.

ii.     JOHN PEARCE, b. 30 January 1735/36.

3.                                             iii.            RICHARD PEARCE, b. 26 May 1744, Little Compton, Newport, RI; d. 15 March 1818, Little Compton, Newport, RI.

iv.    ELIZABETH PEARCE, b. 14 September 1749. 

        Children of William PEARCE and Anna ??? are:

                         v.    PETER2 PEARCE, b. 10 November 1752.

                         vi.   ELIZABETH PEARCE, b. 23 August 1755.

                         vii.  THOMAS PEARCE, b. 05 April 1758.

                         viii. SUSANNAH PEARCE, b. 02 August 1759.

                         ix.   JOHN PEARCE, b. 04 August 1760.  

Generation No. 2 

2.       James2 PEARCE (WILLIAM1) was born 09 October 1740 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, and died 02 March 1821.  He married Deborah Hunt.

                                 Children of James PEARCE and Deborah Hunt are:

4.                                             i.              WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, b. 07 June 1766, Little Compton, Newport, RI; d. 15 May 1846, South Bristol, Ontario, NY.

5.                                             ii.             ELIZABETH PEARCE, b. 01 July 1763, Little Compton, Newport, RI; d. 10 November 1849, Little Compton, Newport, RI.

iii.    SAMUEL PEARCE, b. 13 February 1763.

iv.    SARAH PEARCE, b. 12 November 1768.

v.     LORING PEARCE, b. 19 March 1774.

vi.    JOHN PEARCE, b. 24 August 1775.

vii.   ABIGAIL PEARCE, b. May 1778.

 

3.       RICHARD2 PEARCE (WILLIAM1) was born 26 May 1744 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, and died 15 March 1818 in Little Compton, Newport, RI.  He married MARY Ellis Abt 1763 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, daughter of Jonathan Ellis and Patience Blackwell.

                                 Child of Richard PEARCE and Mary Ellis is:

i.      JAMES3 PEARCE, b. 02 January 1778, Little Compton, Newport, RI.

  

Generation No. 3 

4.       William3 PIERCE OR PEARCE (JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 07 June 1766 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, and died 15 May 1846 in South Bristol, Ontario, NY.  He married Elenor PEARCE 08 July 1790, daughter of Jeremiah Pearce and Ruth Durfee.

                                 Children of William PIERCE or PEARCE and Elenor PEARCE are:

6.                                             i.              HENRY LEIGHTON4 PIERCE, b. 30 April 1793, Little Compton, Newport, RI; d. 13 June 1862, Sherwood, Branch, MI.

7.                                             ii.             BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PIERCE, b. 02 July 1801, Little Compton, Newport, RI; d. 07 December 1890, Burlington, Racine, WI.

 

5.       ELIZABETH3 PEARCE (JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 July 1763 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, and died 10 November 1849 in Little Compton, Newport, RI.  She married SAMUEL Hilliard 19 March 1786 in Little Compton, Newport, RI.

                                 Children of Elizabeth PEARCE and Samuel Hilliard are:

i.      CLARISSA4 Hilliard.

ii.     PRESCILLA Hilliard.

iii.    ISAAC Hilliard, b. 28 May 1789, Little Compton, Newport, RI.

iv.    HANNA Hilliard, b. 26 November 1794, Little Compton, Newport, RI; d. Aft 1815, Little Compton, Newport, RI.

v.     ABBIGAIL PEARCE Hilliard.

vi.    JOHN ADAMS Hilliard.

vii.   DEBORAH PEARCE Hilliard.

viii.  GEORGE WASHINGTON Hilliard.

ix.    ANN MARIE Hilliard.

x.     SOPHIE Hilliard.

  

Generation No. 4 

6.       Henry Leighton4 PIERCE (WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 30 April 1793 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, and died 13 June 1862 in Sherwood, Branch, MI.  He married Hailey Turner Manley. 

                                Children of Henry PIERCE and Hailey Manley are:

i.      ELEANOR D.5 PIERCE, b. 12 October 1813, Little Compton, Newport , RI; d. 07 November 1870, Athens, Calhoun, MI.

ii.     JONATHAN E. PIERCE, b. 16 December 1814, <Little Compton, , RI>.

iii.    ROCINDA HALL PIERCE, b. 02 September 1816, Bristol, Ontario, NY or Lockport, Ontario, NY.

8.                                             iv.            WILLIAM HENRY PIERCE, b. 03 January 1818, Naples, Ontario, NY; d. 1868, Bristol, Ontario, NY.

v.     HANNAH H. PIERCE, b. 02 February 1820, <Naples, Ontario, NY>.

9.                                             vi.            OLIVER P. PIERCE, b. 04 February 1822, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY; d. Bef 1900.

vii.   JOHN A. PIERCE, b. 11 October 1824, <Naples, Ontario, NY>.

10.                                           viii.          CYRUS M. PIERCE, b. 20 April 1831, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.

ix.    JAMES H. PIERCE, b. 20 August 1833, <Naples, Ontario, NY>; d. 12 May 1856.

x.     HENRY L. PIERCE, b. 15 October 1836, <Naples, Ontario, NY>; m. ANNIE ???.

 

7.       BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4 PIERCE (WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 02 July 1801 in Little Compton, Newport, RI, and died 07 December 1890 in Burlington, Racine, WI.  He married ROWENA Hills. 

                                Children of Benjamin PIERCE and Rowena Hills are:

i.      ROWENA HARRIET5 PIERCE, b. 06 July 1827, South Bristol, Ontario, New York; m. CARLISLE Waite, 25 October 1856.

ii.     ASA PIERCE, b. Abt 1823, , , NY.

11.                                           iii.            BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PIERCE , JR., b. Abt 1830, , , NY.

iv.    EMMA PIERCE, b. Abt 1853, , , WI.

v.     FRANK PIERCE, b. Abt 1854, , , WI.  

 

Generation No. 5 

8.       William Henry5 PIERCE (HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 03 January 1818 in Naples, Ontario, NY, and died 1868 in Bristol, Ontario, NY.  He married (1) DORCAS Wilford Abt 1839 in , , NY.  He married (2) Rowena Truman Carpenter 1847 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, daughter of Robert Carpenter. 

                                Children of William PIERCE and Rowena Carpenter are:

12.                                           i.              WILLIAM EUGENE6 PIERCE, b. 03 July 1849, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 04 October 1926, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

13.                                           ii.             ROBERT MELVIN PIERCE, b. 09 January 1851, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 08 August 1937, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

14.                                           iii.            DANIEL WEBSTER PIERCE, b. 03 November 1852, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 15 August 1929, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

iv.    THOMAS BENTON PIERCE, b. 15 October 1854, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 15 November 1938, Reed Corners, Ontario, NY; m. MARY Gilbert.

15.                                           v.             WILLIAM HENRY PIERCE , JR., b. 30 July 1856, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 10 July 1917, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

16.                           16                                            vi.            JAMES HAMILTON PIERCE, b. 07 March 1858, Bristol or Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 07 October 1935, Bristol, Ontario, NY.

17.                    17                                            vii.           GEORGE WASHINGTON PIERCE, b. 19 April 1860, Bristol or Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 05 August 1951, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

18.                   viii.  HENRY LEIGHTON PIERCE, b. 19 May 1863, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 31 May 1943, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

 

Notes:

According to the 1860 census William was a carpenter & joiner.  His personal estate was valued at $100. 

 

9.       OLIVER P.5 PIERCE (HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 04 February 1822 in (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY, and died Bef 1900.  He married WAITEY A. West 16 March 1845 in (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY. 

                                Children of Oliver PIERCE and Waitey West are:

                                                i.              WILLIAM H.6 PIERCE, b. 26 October 1845, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.

19.                                           ii.             LUCY ANN PIERCE, b. 12 February 1851, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.

20.                                           iii.            FRANCIS M. PIERCE, b. January 1853, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY; d. 1924.

21.                                           iv.            WARREN L. PIERCE, b. 14 September 1860, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.

               

        Notes:

                        1860- Worked as a farmer in Naples, Ontario, NY 

1861- Drawn to serve as a petit juror at the Circuit Court and Court of Oyer and Terminer, to be held at the Court House in Canandaigua on the second Monday of February next, at 10 o'clock A. M. of that day 

Marriage Notes:

        In 1870 it looks like Oliver and Waitsey(?) had 2 boarders, Eleanor Lewis, age 18 born in NY, and Josephine Lyon, age 3, born in NY.  

10.    CYRUS M.5 PIERCE (HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 20 April 1831 in (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.  He married LYDIA LOVICA Tiffany, daughter of Consider Tiffany and Roxanna Filer. 

                                Children of Cyrus PIERCE and Lydia Tiffany are:

                                                i.              HAILEY T.6 PIERCE, b. 26 February 1853, New York.

                                                ii.             JAMES E. PIERCE, b. 05 May 1856, New York; d. 1957, New York.

                        iii.            IDA A. PIERCE, b. 18 January 1859, New York.

                        iv.            HENRY W. PIERCE, b. 14 December 1861, New York.

                        v.             CLARISSA LUCY PIERCE, b. 14 December 1865, New York.

                        vi.            JESSIE M. PIERCE, b. 01 September 1868, Michigan.

                        vii.           NORA ISABELLE PIERCE, b. 24 July 1875.

                        viii.          CYRUS MARION PIERCE, b. 16 January 1880, Michigan.

 Notes:                1860- Carpenter

                1870- Between 1860 and 1870 Cyrus and family moved to Sherwood, Branch County, MI where Cyrus remained a carpenter.

 

11.    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 PIERCE , JR. (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born Abt 1830 in , , NY.  He married MARY ???. 

                                Children of Benjamin PIERCE and Mary ??? are:

i.      ELLEN6 PIERCE, b. Abt 1858.

ii.     HARRIET PIERCE, b. Abt February 1860.

                        

Generation No. 6 

12.    WILLIAM EUGENE6 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 03 July 1849 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, and died 04 October 1926 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married FLORENCE S. Barden.

         Children of William PIERCE and Florence Barden are:

i.      HARLEY L.7 PIERCE, b. Abt 1887.

ii.     RALPH D. PIERCE, b. 04 October 1883, Bristol, Ontario, NY.

iii.    ALLEN M. PIERCE, b. Abt 1873. 

Notes:  From unknown newspaper: 

                WILLIAM EUGENE PIERCE  (1849-1926)  

William Eugene Pierce, aged 77 years, of this city died this morning following a long illness.  He leaves two sons, Harley L. and Ralph D. Pierce and one granddaughter, all of Los Angeles, Calif.  Six brothers; George, Leighton, Daniel, and Melvin Pierce of Canandaigua, Benton Pierce of Reed Corners, and James Pierce of Bristol.  

Funeral services will be held at Woodlawn chapel Wednesday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Nelson L. Lobdell of the Universalist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Marriage Notes:      From 1880 District 3, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York census: 

Name
Relation

Marital Status

Gender

Race

Age

Birthplace

Occupation

Fatherís Birthplace

Motherís Birthplace

E. William PIERCE

Self

M

Male

W

30

NY

Farm Laborer

NY

NY

S. Florance PIERCE

Wife

M

Female

W

27

NY

Keeps House

NY

NY

M. Allen PIERCE

Son

S

Male

W

7

NY

At School

NY

NY

L. Harley PIERCE

Son

S

Male

W

3

NY

 

NY

NY

           Pierce, male (Ralph) 04 Oct 1883 B Dr W S Hicks

         Parent-Pierce, E & F (Barden

13.    ROBERT MELVIN6 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 09 January 1851 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, and died 08 August 1937 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married (1) MINERVA HANNA Andrews 31 December 1873 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, daughter of Royal Andrews and Hannah Everts.  He married (2) JENNIE L. PIERCE 14 March 1879 in Allens Hill, NY.  He married (3) IDA M. PIERCE 06 January 1885 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, daughter of Syrus PIERCE and Hersalora Brown. 

        Child of Robert PIERCE and Minerva Andrews is:

22.                    i.     MINERVA HANNA7 PIERCE, b. 05 March 1875, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 10 February 1914, Bristol or Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

 

                                Child of Robert PIERCE and Jennie PIERCE is:

                         i.     JESSIE ELIZABETH7 PIERCE, b. December 1880; m. RAYMOND H. Case.

 

                                Children of Robert PIERCE and Ida PIERCE are:

i.      JENNIE L.7 PIERCE, b. November 1885, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; m. CARLTON GEORGE MCMILLAN, 27 November 1918, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

23.                                           iv.            MABEL CHERRY PIERCE, b. June 1887; d. 1954.

24.                                           v.             LEON J. PIERCE, b. 08 December 1889, Bristol, Ontario, NY.

25.                                           vi.            ROLLIN M. PIERCE, b. January 1895; d. 1963.

 

Notes:

                According 1880 Census Robert Melvin Pierce was a farmer.

 

American Agriculturist Farm Directory   Town of Canandaigua

 

Published by Orange Judd Company; 1914    M - Z

 

                                                Pierce, Robert M. (Ida M.); 1 child; farmer; owns 77 acres; tenant 148 acres; rd 9 Canandaigua; 

                                                From unknown newspaper August 8, 1937;  

                                                ROBERT MELVIN PIERCE  (1851-1937)  

Robert Melvin Pierce, 86, of Bristol Court, lifelong resident of Ontario County and former town welfare officer, died last evening in Memorial Hospital, where he had been ill for several weeks.  

Mr. Pierce was born in the town of Bristol January 9, 1851, son of William and Rowena Carpenter Pierce.  He lived for 48 (?) years on his farm on the Cheshire Road, moving to Canandaigua 9 years ago to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Mabel Sangster.  He had served several terms as town welfare officer and was a charter member of the Canandaigua Grange.  

Mr. Pierce's wife, Ida M. Pierce, died about 15 years ago.  He leaves two sons and two daughters, Leon J. and Rollin M. Pierce, Mrs. Carlton McMillan and Mrs. Mabel Sangster all of Canandaigua.  Also, three brothers; Benton T. Pierce of Reed Corners, Leighton and George W. Pierce of Canandaigua, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  

The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:30 from the home of Mrs. Sangster, 6 Bristol Court.  The Rev Stephen S. Pratt, retired Methodist pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol. 

Marriage Notes:

In 1920 owned their farm on Cheshire Road in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  R. Melvin was a farmer 

14.    DANIEL WEBSTER6 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 03 November 1852 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, and died 15 August 1929 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married MADELINE Rogers Abt 1878. 

                                Children of Daniel PIERCE and Madeline Rogers are:

26.                    i.     PERRY R.7 PIERCE, b. 22 November 1878.

27.                    ii.    ROY CARPENTER PIERCE, b. 20 August 1880, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 17 July 1953, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

                         iii.   LENA B. PIERCE, b. 28 November 1881.

                         iv.   LUELLA PIERCE, b. 31 August 1883, Bristol, Ontario, NY.

28.                    v.    WILLIAM C. PIERCE, b. 17 August 1886, Bristol, Ontario, NY; d. 1964.

 

Notes:

According to the 1870 census Daniel was a farm laborer. 

According to 1900 census Daniel was still a farm laborer and owned his home in Bristol, Ontario, NY.

 

From unknown newspaper August 15, 1929;

 

Daniel W. Pierce, aged 77 years, a lifelong resident of Ontario County died at his home in Phoenix Street this morning following a several years illness.  He was born in Bristol and had resided there 27 years.  His wife, Madeline Rogers of Michigan, died four years ago.  Deceased leaves three sons and two daughters, Perry R. Pierce, Roy C. and William C. Pierce, Miss Lena B. Pierce and Mrs. Lulu P. Farnsworth all of this city.  Five brothers, Leighton, George and Melvin of Canandaigua, James Pierce of Bristol, and Benton Pierce of Reed Corners.  Eight grand children and one great-grand daughter.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Marriage Notes:

Daniel and Madeline owned their home without a mortgage in 1900. 

Births :  Pierce, female 28 Nov 1881 B Dr W S Hicks     Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers)

                 Pierce, female (Luella) 31 Aug 1883 B Dr W S Hicks             Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers)

                 Pierce, male 20 Aug 1880 B Dr W S Hicks                            Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers)

                 Pierce, male (Perry) 22 Nov 1878 B Dr W S Hicks                Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers)

                 Pierce, male (Wm C) 17 Aug 1886 B Dr W S Hicks              Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers)

 

15.    WILLIAM HENRY6 PIERCE , JR. (WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 30 July 1856 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, and died 10 July 1917 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married ELIZA A. HUNN. 

                                Children of William PIERCE and Eliza HUNN are:

i.      NELLIE M.7 PIERCE, b. January 1886; d. 1969.

29.                   ii.     NATHAN G. PIERCE, b. December 1889; d. 1962.

30.                   iii.    GLENN Ellis PIERCE, b. May 1898; d. 07 September 1967.

31.                   iv.    ANNA H. PIERCE, b. January 1881; d. 1974.

                        v.     FRED W. PIERCE, b. March 1884.

32.                   vi.    FRANK S. PIERCE, b. March 1884.

33.                   vii.   CHARLES N. PIERCE, b. 05 March 1888; d. July 1977. 

Notes: 1900 census states William H. was born in 1836, checked this William against the William in 1910 and verified they are same person, birthdate is incorrect in 1900 census. 

According to 1900 census William was carpenter.

According to the 1910 census William was a sexton in a cemetery. 

From unknown newspaper July 11, 1917;  

WILLIAM HENRY PIERCE   (1856-1917);  

Funeral services for William Pierce, who was killed in a fall from a scaffolding here yesterday, will be held from his late residence in South Pearl Street tomorrow at 2:30.  Rev E. P. Wood of Albion, former pastor of the local Universalist church will officiate.  Interment will be made in West Avenue Cemetery.  

Besides his wife, Mr. Pierce leaves two daughters and five sons, Mrs. Bernard Farrant of Auburn, Miss Nellie Pierce of Rochester, Fred W. Pierce of Hartfort CT, Frank S., Charles Nathan and Glen E. Pierce of Canandaigua.  Also seven brothers, Eugene, Daniel, George, and Leighton Pierce of Canandaigua city, Benton Pierce of Reed Corners, and Melvin and James Pierce of Canandaigua town.

 Pierce, William 62 12 Sep 1919 D Rev O F Alvord   

16.    James Hamilton6 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 07 March 1858 in Bristol or Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 07 October 1935 in Bristol, Ontario, NY.  He married Hellen A. Albro Abt 1880 in Bristol or Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, daughter of David Albro and Jane ???. 

                                Children of James PIERCE and Hellen Albro are:

i.      MURRAY7 PIERCE, b. 1879; d. 06 April 1888.

34.                    ii.     ROWENA PIERCE, b. 18 February 1881; d. 1950.

                         iii.    CARL PIERCE, b. October 1886; d. 26 May 1938; m. CARRIE B.

35.                    iv.    DOROTHY PIERCE, b. 07 June 1890, , Ontario, NY; d. July 1965.

36.                    v.     HELLEN PIERCE, b. 22 February 1893.

                         vi.    IRENE PIERCE, b. May 1896; m. GEORGE CLARK.

 Notes:

Farm laborer in 1900 

American Agriculturist Farm Directory      Town of Bristol

Published by Orange Judd Company; 1914

 (Population 1247) 

owns=owns house and land;

rd=postal address 

Pierce, James H. (Helen A.); 3 children; mason & carpenter; owns; rd 1 Bristol Center;

Pierce, James H 77 07 Oct 1935 D Burton Funrl Reg

Parent-Pierce, Wm & Rowena Carpenter Spouse-Albro, Helen

Marriage Notes:

James and Hellen rented their home in 1900. 

From Town of Bristol  

Pierce, female (Dorothy) 07 Jun 1890 B Dr W S Hicks

Parent-Pierce, J & H (Albro)

 

Pierce, female (Helen) 22 Feb 1893 B Dr W S Hicks

Parent-Pierce, J & H (Albro)

 

Pierce, female (Irene) 08 Feb 1896 B Dr W S Hicks

Parent-Pierce, J & H (Albro)  

17.    GEORGE WASHINGTON6 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 19 April 1860 in Bristol or Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 05 August 1951 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married FANNIE G. Francis 25 April 1883, daughter of John Francis and Annie Briggs. 

                                Children of George PIERCE and Fannie Francis are:

37.                   i.      HOWARD STEPHEN7 PIERCE, b. 20 April 1884; d. 07 August 1952.

38.                   ii.     IRMIN L. PIERCE, b. 16 October 1886; d. 03 January 1962, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

39.                   iii.    CLARENCE BRIGGS PIERCE, b. 19 April 1890, Gorham, Ontario, NY; d. 08 December 1918.

40.                   iv.    RUTH MARGARET PIERCE, b. 21 June 1892, Canandaigua , Ontario, NY; d. 30 September 1960, 141 Brookwood Road, Brighton, Monroe,          NY.

41.                    v.     MARION PIERCE, b. 22 August 1894; d. February 1974, Geneva, Ontario, NY.

42.                    vi.    ESTHER PIERCE, b. 19 September 1895, Canandaigua , Ontario, NY; d. 27 October 1987, Brighton, Monroe, NY.

                         vii.   LOIS PIERCE, b. 28 September 1896, Canandaigua , Ontario, NY; m. CHARLES HARVEY Jewett.

 Notes:  From the Canandaigua Daily Messenger; 1951;

GEORGE W. PIERCE, Nonagenarian, Dies at Home  

George W. Pierce, 91, retired superintendent of Brigham Hall farms, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon (Aug. 5, 1951) in the home of his son, Irmin L. Pierce, 76 Perry Place, with whom he resided.  Although he had been in frail health, he had not been ill.  

Born in Bristol April 19,1860, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pierce.  He was married April 25, 1883 to Miss Fannie Francis of Bristol, who died in 1947.  They lived in that town 10 years before moving to Canandaigua, where he served for 38 years as head of the Brigham Hall farms.  He retired about 16 years ago.  Mr. Pierce had been trustee of All Souls Universalist society for over 35 years and was always active in that denomination.  

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Louis B. Cartwright and Mrs. Earl F. Case of Rochester, Mrs. George F. Conyne of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Marion P. Cade of Manchester. Two sons, Irmin L. and Howard S. Pierce of Canandaigua.  Also 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.  

Private funeral services will be held Wednesday from the Curtice Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, where friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening.  The Rev. Donald B. F. Hoyt, pastor of the First Universalist Church Rochester, will officiate.  The courtesy of no flowers has been requested by the family.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Marriage Notes: From Town of Bristol 

Pierce, male (Howard) 20 Apr 1880 B Dr W S Hicks

         Parent-Pierce, G & F (Francis)

 

Pierce, male (Irmin) 16 Oct 1886 B Dr W S Hicks

         Parent-Pierce, G & F (Francis) 

18.    HENRY LEIGHTON6 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 19 May 1863 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 31 May 1943 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married IDA BELLE Gilbert, daughter of John Gilbert and Victoria Innse. 

                                Children of Henry PIErCE and Ida Gilbert are:

i.      HARRY7 PIERCE, b. May 1884.

43.                   ii.     JOHN Gilbert PIERCE, b. 18 August 1903, Canandaigua , Ontario, NY; d. 1980.

                        iii.    RAY FITZMORRIS, Foster child.

Notes:  1870 census shows him as Lawton, obit shows him as H. Leighton, wife's obit shows him as Leighton G. cannot find him in any census under any of these names. 

From unknown newspaper 1943;  

HENRY LEIGHTON PIERCE (1863-1943)  

H. Leighton Pierce, 81, died at his home, 69 Bristol Street, last evening (May 31, 1943) after a six weeks illness. For 47 years Mr. Pierce served as carpenter at Brigham Hall Hospital, retiring several years ago.  He had lived in Canandaigua more than 50 years, having been born in Bristol, May 19, 1863, son of William and Rowena Carpenter Pierce.  

Survivors are a son, John G. Pierce, one brother George W. Pierce, and a grandson John G. Pierce Jr., all of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 PM from the home, the Rev Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of Chapin Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  

Marriage Notes:

In 1920 Henry and Ida lived in Hartland, Niagara, NY where they owned their home with no mortgage.  

19.    LUCY ANN6 PIERCE (OLIVER P.5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 12 February 1851 in (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.  She married CHARLES M. Struble 22 February 1867 in (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY. 

                                Children of Lucy PIERCE and Charles Struble are:

i.      NETTIE7 Struble, b. Abt 1868.

ii.     ELLA Struble, b. Abt May 1869.

iii.    BURT M. Struble, b. Abt 1876. 

20.    FRANCIS M.6 PIERCE (OLIVER P.5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born January 1853 in (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY, and died 1924.  He married CARRIE M. ???. 

Notes:     Headstone lists his birth year as 1855.

                         Child of Francis PIERCE and Carrie ??? is:

44.                   i.      MARK G.7 PIERCE, b. January 1887. 

21.    WARREN L.6 PIERCE (OLIVER P.5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 14 September 1860 in (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.  He married ESTHER S. Porter Abt 1883 in New York, daughter of John Porter and Emily ???. 

Children of Warren PIERCE and Esther Porter are:

                        i.      EARL A.7 PIERCE, b. October 1884, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.

                        ii.     FLOYD E. PIERCE, b. May 1893, (prob) Naples, Ontario, NY.

iii.                  JEAN B. PIERCE, b. Abt 1906 

Notes:

According to the 1880 census, Warren lived with his brother Francis, although the census states he is Francisís son, not his brother, which is really difficult, since Carrie was same age as Warren in 1880. 

1910- Worked as a farmer 

Marriage Notes:

According to 1900 census, Warren and Esther had 3 kids but only 2 were livingÖNeed 1890 census. 

According to 1910 Naples census, Estherís parents lived with Warren and her.  Warren and Esther rented their home on Powell Hill Road, Naples, Ontario, NY.  

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