This family's oldest known ancestor is Benjamin Pierce b. 1810, probably in

Monmouth County, New Jersey.

This new group BB member has as their oldest ancestor Freeman Pierce, born about 1786 in R.I. or Conn.

They join another family in group BB also with an ancestor named Freeman Pierce.

This new Pearse family has a line from Dorset England.

Group X has a line from the U.K. with later migration to Australia, our first family from that country in the project.

The family in new group Y has a very old Pearse line from the U.K. beginning  c1570.