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The oldest known ancestor of this family is James Peers who was born ca. 1780s.  He was a shoemaker who resided in Haslingden, Lancashire, England.

This family has as oldest ancestor a possible Samuel or Simon Pierce from New York.  The family has later ties to Ohio and Wisconsin.  There is a known family connection to kit number 178297 in group C.

A new Pierce family is added to group OO.  Their oldest known ancestor is Benjamin Pearce who was born about 1720 in Woodbridge, New Jersey.