ID 210068 (Group CC)
1. William Pierce ( Perse) b. (?), d. 4/10/1807
Lydia Lovell  b.5/8/1735
m. 11/15/1766

*William Pierce Jr. b. 8/28/1768, d. 5/5/1851 in Wareham, MA
Mary Pierce b. 8/28/1770 (?) in Middleboro, MA (?)
John Pierce b. 2/22/1773 in Middleboro, MA (?)

2. William Jr. b. 8/28/1768, d. 5/5/1851
Betsey Gurney b.1771
m. 11/21/1793

Dennis Allan Pierce b. 3/20/1794 in Rochester, MA, d. 7/28/1868 Rochester, MA
Thomas Pierce b. 9/29/1799 Rochester, MA, d. 4/25/1860
*Robert Pierce b. 1/17/1799 Rochester, MA, d. 8/22/1869
George Pierce b. 5/23/1804 Rochester, MA, d. 3/19/1875
William Pierce b. ?, d. 1806  
John Pierce b. 3/11/1802, d. 10/28/1878
Eliza Pierce b. 1810, d. 3/14/1835

3. Robert Pierce b. 1/17/1799, d. 8/22/1869 (was a reverend/farmer)
Lucy Swift b. 6/8/1802, d. 1/02/1852
m. 07/13/1818

Phobe Gurney b.12/13/1818, d. (?) 4/22/1880
Ellen G. b. 1/24/1821, d. (?)
George Whitfield b. 2/2/1824, d. 12/26/1860 was a reverend
Elizabeth G. b. 3/31/1826, d. 9/27/1827
Lucy A.    b. 9/30 1831, d. (?)
*Robert Weldon b. 5/22/1833, d. 4/5/1895 in Eustis, FL
Mary D. b. 9/19/1836, d. 9/14/1854
Rhoda M. J. b. 5/24/1844, d. 7/1/1900  m Jerome Salisbury (?) had a daughter Bertha

4. Robert Weldon b. 5/22/1833, d. 4/5/1895 in Eustis FL
Elizabeth Frances Judkins b. 3/1/1833 in Freedom, NH,  d. 10/12/1872 in Melrose, MA
m. 7/08/1856 Melrose, MA


Edith E. b. 9/16/1857 Melrose,MA, d. 3/2/1934 m. Durrell (?) (div.) m. Clark (?)
Lucy Alice b. 10/27/1859 Melrose, MA, d. (?) m. (? Young) daughter Bertha
George Franklin    b. 8/11/1861  Melrose,MA,  d. 1/9/1862 Melrose, MA
Franklin W. b. 1/7/1862 Melrose, MA, d. 9/1940 (AL?) m. Edith Gates (?)
Lulu May b.12/25/1864 Melrose, MA, d. 1943  m. Paul Robinson (?)
Lynell     b.2/20/1867 Melrose, MA, d. 3/1953 m. Collins (?) daughter Natalie b. 6/1/1900
Note: Franklin Pierce appears to have died in Alabama but had a woodworking business in Atlanta, Georgia for some time.

Robert Weldon married second wife
Lucy Lovering b. 1852 (?) Freedom, NH (cousin of Elizabeth Frances Judkins)
m. 10/4/1873 Melrose, MA

Enid Mabel b. 1/18/1874 Melrose, MA, d. 1921 Providence, RI
Ernest b. (?) infant, d. in FL
Robert Lovering    b. 12/22/1887 FL, d. (?) Providence, RI m. Easton 1913
Alma b. (?) FL, d. (?) FL -age 2
*Harold Kent b. 5/1/1892 FL, d.12/28/1941 Providence, RI

Robert Weldon Pierce was a shoemaker and soapmaker in Melrose, MA until 1876 when he moved to FL with his second wife and (some) children. Until his death he was an orange plantation nurseryman and traveled throughout the country selling his seedlings. Family was making preparations to move to Providence, RI when he died suddenly in FL. They also owned land in Dalton, MA which was overseen by a cousin, Earl Pierce, who was a deputy Sheriff there.  

5. Harold Kent Pierce b. 5/1/1892 FL, d.12/28/1941 Providence, RI
Florence Maude Dexter b. 9/21/1889 Pawtucket RI,   d. 8/22/1965 Winchester, MA
m. 8/  /1915
*Harold Dexter Pierce b. 9/17/1918 RI, d. 9/12/1976 Winchester, MA

6. Harold Dexter Pierce b. 9/17 /1918, d. 9/12/1976
Grace M. Gosselin b. 1/16/1921 Derby, VT., d. 3/8/2000 Newburyport, MA
m. 1/16/1942 Hartford, CN


ID 907528 (Group CC)
1. William Pierce (Perse) b. 29 Oct. 1733, m. Lydia Lovell 15 Nov. 15, 1766. Lydia was b. 8 May 1735 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA, daughter of John Lovell & Lydia Churchill. William d. 10 Apr. 1766 in Wareham, Plymouth, MA.

They had three children:
William Pierce, Jr.
Mary Pierce
John Pierce

2. William Pierce Jr. was born on 28 August 1768 in Wareham, MA. William married Elizabeth (aka Betsey) Gurney on the 21 November 1793 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA. Betsey was born abt. 1771 in Rochester, MA. William died on 5 May 1851 in Rochester, MA. Betsey died 2 January 1852 in Rochester. (One World Tree)

They had the following children:
Dennis Allan Pierce
Thomas Pierce
Robert Pierce
George Pierce
William Pierce
John Pierce
Eliza Pierce

3. Thomas Pierce was b. on 27 September 1795 in Rochester, MA. Thomas m. Nancy B. Freeman on the 21 December 1815 in Rochester, MA. Nancy was b. on 13 July 1797 in Middleborough, Plymouth, MA. She is the daughter of Lemuel Gurney and E. Wrightington. In the 1850 Census they are living with Thomas and Nancy. Thomas Pierce died 25 April 1860 in Wareham, MA. In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census Nancy B. Pierce is listed age 63 and living with her daughter Sophronia G. age 20. Nancy died 10 June 1867 in Rochester, MA. (One World Tree)

They had at least three children:
Whelden S. Pierce
Sophronia F. Pierce
Anthony Lucius Pierce

4. Anthony Lucius Pierce was b. 9 February 1843. Anthony worked as a nailer in Wareham.
Intention of Marriage between the following persons entered by Leande Lobell, Clerk:
Anthony L Pierce and Helen M. Thrasher both of Plymouth their intention of marriage was received and entered this third day of February eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
At the beginning of the American Civil War Anthony enlisted, at the age of 19, on 2 December 1861 in the Grand Army of the Republic, Company E, 32nd Regiment, M.V. M. He was wounded on 2 July 1863, at Gettysburg, PA. He reenlisted on 1 January 1864. He married Helen Matilda Thrasher 6 February 1864. He was mustered out on 29 June 1865 as a corporal. Helen was born in Plymouth, MA 12 October 1844 to Jonathan Thrasher and Cynthia Manter Lucas. In 1885 Anthony’s occupation was that of a Plate Turner, Wareham. In the 1900 census Anthony is listed as a Peddler Various. In the 1903 & 1907 Wareham Directory Anthony is listed as a Canvasser, and his home was on Division, (West Wareham). Helen died November 10, 1909 in West Wareham, Massachusetts. Anthony died February 9, 1920 in East Rochester, Massachusetts. (American Civil War Soldiers)

They had eleven children:
Arthur L. Pierce
Minnie A. (Pierce) Hammond
Florence G. Pierce
James A. Pierce
Edith H. (Pierce) Cobb
Sarah L. Pierce
Alton H. Pierce, May 1877, age 23
Grace E. Pierce, May 1880, age 20
Nettie M. Pierce, March 1884, age 16
Theodore L. Pierce, Sep. 1886, age 13
Mertie E. Pierce, Aug. 1888, age 11

5. Theodore Leslie Pierce, b. 2 Sep. 1886, Wareham, Rochester, Plymouth, MA. He m. Elizabeth Lulu BROWN 24 Feb. 1912 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA. by Aubrey C. Gilmore, Priest, Middleboro, MA. She was b. Dec.? 1886 in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin to Stephen Brown & Mary (Cable) Brown. Mary’s parents are shown to have been born in New Brunswick, Canada. In the 1924 City Directory, Theodores occupation is that of a “Weigher” in the 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Theodore’s occupation is that of a “Boat Builder”, working in a Boat Shop. In the 1940 U.S. Census Theodore’s occupation is that of “Carpenter, Boat Building”. In the 1942 U.S., WW II Draft Registration Card Theodores employer is listed as Cape Cod Ship Building Co. Wareham, MA., off Sandwich Rd. Wareham, Ply. Co. MA. Theodore Leslie Pierce; d. 28 Feb. 1961, Wareham, Plymouth, MA. Elizabeth d. 17 May 1967.

They had two children:
Howard Macy Pierce
Stephen Aubrey Pierce

6. Stephen Aubrey Pierce b. 14 March 1918 in East Rochester, MA. In the 1940 U.S. Federal Census Stephen’s occupation is listed as a “Bog Laborer, Cranberry Bog”. During World War II he served in the U.A. Army in the Pacific Theatre. He m. Leora Irene Westgate on 5 April 1948. She was the daughter of Milo Thomas Westgate and Florence E. Simmons. Milo’s parents are George F. Westgate of Wareham and Flora Manley. Florence’s parents were Woodside Simmons and Selina (Ramsey) Simmons both of Canada. Woodside’s parents are Simmons and Julia (Crabb) Simmons. Leora Irene d. 8 Oct. 1988; Stephen d. 5 May 1993. They had two children.