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This is another match in group C who descends from Capt. Michael Pierce b. about 1615.  We now have five descendant lines through his son Ephraim, including this new match, in our project. We also have two in our project who descend from lines down from his son John, and two from lines of his son Benjamin.  These direct descendants of Michael carry the matching YDNA of a Pierce who was born about 400 years ago. 

The oldest known ancestor in this family is William Pearce, b. 1735 in Boston or Roxbury Massachusetts.  William's father was possibly Benjamin Pearce b. 1700 in Newbury, Mass.

This family's oldest ancestor is Benjamin Pierce, born 1759, probably in New York state.