Peirce Genealogy: Being the Record of the Posterity of John Pers, an Early Inhabitant of Watertown, in New England ... with Notes on the History of Other Families of Peirce, Pierce, Pearce, Etc (Google eBook)

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Press of C. Hamilton, 1880 - 278 pages
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I have found the information concerning the Peirce family to be very accurate. I have researched and documented most of the information using primary vital records.

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Page 113 - ... the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.
Page 47 - Have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed; and by these presents, Do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene, convey and confirm, unto him the said Thomas Newhall his Heirs and Assigns forever...
Page 60 - Such was the manner in which South Carolina, with the hearty approval of her slaveholding sisters, received and repelled the attempt of Massachusetts to determine and enforce the rights, while protecting the liberties, of her free citizens, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. Massachusetts proposed no appeal to her own courts, no reliance on her own views of constitutional right and duty, but an arbitration before, and a judgment by, the tribunals of the Union, specially clothed...
Page 32 - Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named And as touching...
Page 119 - Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American...
Page 32 - Manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments Will and wills heretofore by me made and Declared either by word or writing and this is to be taken Only for My last will...
Page 34 - Imprimis, my will is that my Just Debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executor out of my Personal Estate.
Page 67 - Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, for and in Consideration of the...
Page 59 - He was a member of the Convention for revising the Constitution of Massachusetts in 1821, and was in the State Senate in 1825.
Page vi - In the old pronunciation of the name, according to the tradition prevalent in several branches of the family of John of Watertown, the vowel-sound was the same that we now hear in the words pear, heir and their; and this pronunciation is remembered by living persons as having been sometimes used by old-fashioued people.

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