b. Jan. 28, 1807, d. April, 1874. Ch. Sarah Cordelia, iii. Sally, b. April 18, 1795; m. April 10, 1833, Jasper Rand, b. Aug. 11, 1791, d. Nov. 14, 1K37. Ch. Caroline A., b. Oct. 10, 1833, rn. Augustus Rugg; Sally, in. 2nd, Christopher Smith, d. Jan. 26, 1862, in Riudge, N. H.

83. Seth6 Peirce (John5, John*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John1), b. Nov. 5, 1730; rn. Aug. 19, 1756, Angelette Clark, res. Stoughton. Children :—

174. i. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 23, 1757; m. Anna HemeuwayandTryphena

Barber.

175. ii. Jesse, b. Aug. 25, 1761; rn. May 19, 1788, Catherine Smith.

176. iii. Seth S., b. Dec. 12, 1764; m. March 21, 1786, Alice Gay.

iv. Angelette, b. Jan. 16, 1769; m. Nov. 25, 1784, Luther Crane of

Stoughton. Ch. Angelette, m. Kingsbury; Polly, m.

George Jackson ; Rebecca, m. Bingham; Luther; Jephtha;

Silas.

84. Jonas6 Peirce (Jonas5, John*. Joseph3, Anthony*, John1), b. July 7, 1730; m. Sarah Bridge, d. Sept. 17, 1772: m." 2nd, Feb. 11, 1773, Lydia Gregory, b. Oct. 29, 1730, res. Weston, Mass., and Springfield, Vt. He d. June 27, 1819. Children :—

Matthew, b. Oct. 15, 1755; m. Sally Taiuteraml Ruth Robinson.

Jonas, b. Feb. 18, 1759; m. Feb. 13, 1787, Lois Clark and
Susanna Allen.

Asa, b. Jan. 2."., 1762; m. May 11, 1783, Betsey Pike (?)

Thaddeus, b. May 10, 1764; m. March 30. 1787, Susanna Smith.

Molly, b. Feb. 17 1767. vi. Anna, b. May 31, 1769.

Child, b. Feb. 12. 1771; d. same day.
viii. Isaac, b. Oct. 11, 1773; m. Sept. 17, 1797, Nabby Clark of Med-

fleld. Ch. Mery, b. Aug. 30, 1798.
ix. Abigail, b. Nov. 16, 1775. z. Jonas, b. Sept. 25, 1781. (?)

85. Nathan6 Peirce (Jonas5, John*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John)), b. Dec. 15, 1732; m. Dec. 26, 1753, Sarah Mead, b. Aug. 14, 1732,. Res. Lexington. Child :— •

i. Sarah, b. Oct. 28, 1754; m. Nov. 21, 1771, Samuel Fessenden of Lexington. i

86. John6 Peirce (Jonas5, John*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John1), b.

July 14, 1736; m. Abigail Detuport; m. 2nd, Beard. He was

b. in Lexington, and moved shortly after his second m. to Westminster, where he d. in 1826. Children :—

i. Mary; m. Oliver Jackson.

180. ii. John, b. Feb. 'J8, 1766; in. Lucy Graves.

181. iii. Benjamin, b. Sept. 5, 1768; m.

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iv. Elizabeth; m. Nathaniel Sawyer.

182. v. Elisha, b. Aug. 26, 1772; m. Deborah Partridge and Mrs.

Cynthia Whitney.

183. vi. Jonas, b. March 21, 1777; m. Aehsah Haynes.

87. Capt. Solomon6 Peirce (Jonas5, John*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John1), b. June 15, 1742; m. Dec. 15, 1763, Amity Fessenden, b. June 15, 1743; d. Feb. 18, 1811. Solomon Peirce from church in Lexington was admitted to second precinct church in Cambridge (now Arlington), with wife Amity, June 15, 1788. He was present and participated in the battle of Lexington, and was wounded in the engagement, April 19, 1775. He d. in Arlington, Oct. 16, 1821. Children :—

i. Amity, b. Aug. 26, 1765; m. Goodwin, and d. 1829.

ii. Awal or Abel, b. Sept. 22, 1768. Nothing of him on Arlington town records.

184. iii. Jonas, b. Nov. 16, 1766; m. Lydia Prentiss.

lv. Solomon, b. Sept. 10, 1770; m. and d. in Boston.

v. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1777; m. Dec. 20. 1793, Amos Russeli.

vi. Lucy, b. March 10, 1779; m. April 5, 1797, Josiah Ditson, d.

1854. vii. Leonard, b. March 17, 1783. He d. in Danvers, Sept. 5, 1844,

and left ch. William; Oliver; Leonard; Mahala; Benjamin;

Mary Ann; Betsey; Elijah.

185. viii. Samuel, b. Jan. 10, 1772; m. Sophia Stedman.

186. ix. Abijah, b. March 11, 1775; m. Lucy Emery.

187. x. Thaddeus, b. April 8, 1781; m. Lucy Learned.

188. xi. William, b. Jan. 2, 1786; m. Elizabeth Floyd, Sarah Perslins

and Caroline M. Mansfleld.

88. Samuei.6 Peirce (Samuel5, John*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John1), b. Nov. 1, 1741; m. Dec. 1, 1768, Ruth Lee, b. Oct. 25, 1745. He d. March 30, 1806. Children, b. in Waltham:—

i. Amasa, b. Aug. 28, 1769; m. June 10, 1802, Lucy Smith. A child of his d. Aug., 1804, m 6 mo. He d. March 30, 1804, in Waltham.

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 7, 1771; m. April 26, 1796, Solomon Harrington. Ch. Lydia, b. Oct, 24, 1797; Ruth, b. June 26, 1799, m. Levi Gurney; Hannah, b. April 19, 1804, m. Michael Gay Brackett.*

ili. Ruth, twin, b. May 30, 1773; m. May 26, 1793, Jonas Fiske, b. April 12, 1768. She d. Jan. 19, 1799, and he m. March 27, 1800, Abigail, her sister. Ch. Henry, ,b. Jan. 10, 1795: Nancy, b. July 7, 1797, m. William Viles; [Abigail, b. Feb. 4, 1802, m. John Jones; Ruth S., b. Sept. 27, 1803, in. Isaiah Dunster; Emily, 1). Aug. 13, 180J5, m. Evi Weston; Rebecca A., b. April 16, 1808, m. Charles Bigelow; Susan, b. Feb. 20, 1812, in. Francis Brooks; Jonas, b. March 14, 1817, m. Charlotte Harrington; Mary L., b. Jan. 14, 1823, m. Parker Mudge Brown.

Abigail Pelrce Fiske, m. 2nd, Howard of Westford.

She d. Oct. 4, 1875, s. p. by 2nd m.

iv. Samuel, twin, b. May 30, 1773; d. March 24, 1801.

v. Luther, b. Aug. 17, 1775; d. April 10, 1795.

vi. Abigail, b. Dec. 30, 1780; m. Jonas Fiske and Howard.

vii. Sally, b. April 4, 1782; m. Cyrus Haywood of Concord.

viii. Lydia, b. Dec. 7, 1784; m. Nov. 29, 1804, John Viles, bap. Aug. 11, 1776. Ch. Luther, b. Dec. 9, 1805. She d. bef. 1810.

89. William0 Peirce (Jonathan*, John*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John1), b. Dec. 6, 1760; m. May 21, 1789, Phebe Manning, b. Nov. 10, 1700; d. Oct. 13, 1851. He was educated at the common schools, and was a farmer and stone mason. He was a private and corporal for three years in the Revolutionary War. He was but fifteen years of age when the war broke out, and was stationed during his term of service among other places at Cambridge, West Point, and Philadel

* Name changed by Legislature to Henry Gay Brackett.

phia. He underwent in common with others many hardships and was honorably discharged, receiving for ranny years a pension. He was a patriotic, liberal minded man; honorable in all his engagements and loved and respected by those who knew him. He d. in Waltham, Sept. 4, 1825. Children :—

189. i. William, b. Nov. 1, 1789; m. Harriet E. Elliott.

ii. Mary, b. March 4, 1792; m. May 23, 1813, Ephraim Allen, b. April 10, 1789, d. Jan. 15, 1879. She d. June 10, 1864.* Ch. :— Ephraim, b. March 17, 1814, m. Elsie P. Rowland; Mary Peirce, b. Jan. 3, 1816, d. Sept. 14, 1817; William E., b. Dec. 30, 1817, in. Esther Parmenter; Mary P., b. Dec. 29, 1819, d. Sept. 17, 1820; Grosvenor, b. April 14, 1821, m. Harriet E. Drew and Lydia Peirce; Washington, b. March 21, 1823, m. Margaret P. Read; Lafayette, b. Sept. 5, 1824, m. Mary Gardiner; Henry C, b. Aug. 20, 1826, m. Emma F. Briggs; Elizabeth P., b. Dec. 5, 1828, in. William Peirce; Bernard W., b. May 30, 1831, d. April 13. 1832; Mary F., b. Dec. 19, 1833.

iii. Jonathan, b. April 18, 1793; m. Matilda Corey. Ho d. s. p. in Boston, Nov. 4, 1841, and she died before this.

iv. Phebe, b. Aug. 22, 1796; d. Sept. 10, 1796.

190. v. Francis, b. Feb. 15, 1798; m. Nov. 30, 1826, Betsey Broomer.

191. vi. Isaac M., b. June 14, 1800; m. Susan Ross.

vii. George, b. Feb. 19, 1802; m. Dec. 13, 1833, Sophia Hersey, b.

March 4, 1807. He d. s. p. in Boston, Sept. 10, 1853. viii. Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1805; d. Oct. 10, 1821.

192. ix. Henry, b. Oct. 2, 1807; m. Jan. 21, 1833, Louisa A. Bayley.

x. Edgar, b. Aug. 20, 1810; m. Nov. 23, 1852, Caroline Hersey, b. July 11, 1821. Ch.:—Harriet F., b. Nov. 18, 1853. He d. Oct. 14, 1875, in Boston.

* The life of the plain New England mother affords few points of interest to the general observer. There are few dramatic effects in her life to catcb the attention of the world, or to enlist the pen of the historian. But measured by the higher standard of Christian duty, there is a beauty and even sublimity in her life of simple untiring devotion to others, her forgetfulncss of self which should inspire our highest admiration. In sickness, in sorrow and trial, her sympathy is always enlisted, and her lifelong labor freely bestowed. She asks no reward and expects no praise.

Mary Peirce, the subject of this sketch, was a worthy example from this class, who have done so much to form what is best in our New England character. She was born in Waltham, March 4th, 1792, and was the second child among ten born to William Peirce and his wife Phebe Manning. She was well educated in all the branches then considered necessary for girls, and when she was still young (seventeen) commenced a private school for the children of her neighborhood. Her teaching days continued until her marriage to Ephraim Allen, which took place when she was twenty-one. Rev. Samuel Ripley officiated at the ceremony, on May 23, 1813. There were born to them eleven children, eight boys and three girls. Two girls died while infants, of fevers, and one boy from the result of an accident. After this last death, which occurred in 1832, the next which followed was the mother, who died in June, 1864. In person she was about the medium size, light complexion, blue eyes. In youth she was considered quite handsome, but being of a constitution not robust, the care of her large family deprived her early of the appearance of health. In this respect she improved during her later years. She died in Boston, to which place the family removed from Waltham about eighteen years before. The Rev. Sylvanus Cobb officiated at her funerai. She was buried at "Grove Hill" Cemetery, Waltham, where so many generations of her family had preceded her.

90. Ensign Andrew6 Peirce (Benjamin5, Benjamin*, Joseph3, Anthony2, John1), b. June 11, 1761 ; pub. Dec. 27, 1785, and m. by Rev. Eli Forbes, Lucy Davis, dau. of Kinnaeom and Lucy (Stacy) Davis, b. in Gloucester, June 26, 1766. She d. Nov. 2, 1818.

He was b. in Dover, N. H., and at an early age removed to Gloucester, in that part called " 'Squam" where in 1792, July 2d, he purchased for £60 land in "Lobster Cove," "Annisquam," of Daniel Green, Daniel Hubbard and wife. The following year, 1793, he purchased for £120, a mansion house and twenty-four acres of land of George and William Cabot. The next year he sold for 88 a small gore of land to Jonathan Kimble. Feb. 9, 1804, he purchased for £261 land in "'Squam," of Amos Phips. In 1806, Oct. 24, he sold all his lands with buildings thereon including the mansion house to Ezra Leonard, for $3,000, and returned to Dover, N. H. These items are taken from the Essex Beg. of Deeds, and in each case Andrew is called "yeoman." He died in Dover, March 28, 1809. Children:—

i. Lucy, b. Nov. 22, 1786; m. March 17, 1807, Capt. Eps. Griffin,

and d. April 26, 1823.

ii. Nancy, b. Feb. 15, 1788; d. Nov. 2, 1842.

193. Hi. Andrew, b. Feb. 14, 1792; m. Betsey Wentworlh.

iv. Jambs W., b. July 23, 1794; d. March 12, 1820.

v. David, b. July 5, 1796; d. in Dover, N. H., April, 1861.

vi. William, b. Sept. 6, 1798; d. Julv 9, 1822.

vii. Mary, b. Sept. 7, 1800 ;,d. Sept. 7, 1802.

viii. Henry, b. Sept. 1, 1803; d. July 22, 1823.

ix. MAKCY D., b. Sept. 26, 1807; d. April 17, 1821.

91. Benjamin6 Peirce (Ebenezer5, Benjamin*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John1) b. March 5, 1713; m. May 26, 1767, Mary Tebbetts, b. Feb." 7fc 17—; d. Dec. 10, 1823. He d. Sept. 12, 1S23, in Dover. N. II.

He was a prominent citizen of Dover, and deacon of the old church. He was chairman of the board of selectmen in 1798—'99—1800— 1801 ; sealer of weights and measures 1803; and survcvor of lumber 1807. Children :—

i. Joseph, b. May 3, 1768; d. Sept. 22, 1799.

ii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1769; d. May 24, 1856, num.

iii. Daniel, b. Oct. 7, 1771; d. Jan. 19, 1849, unm.

iv. Mehitable, b. Aug. 28, 1773; d. Feb. 15, 1855, unm.

v. Mary, b. Sept. 8, 1775; d. Sept. 10, 1850, unm.

vi. Sarah, b. April 28, 1777; d. Aug. 18, 1862, unm.

vii. Tomson, b. June 6, 1779; m., and d. Jan. 28, 1858, s. p.

viii. John, b. Juno 22, 1781; m. twice, and d. Nov. 9, 1855, s. p.

ix. Lydia, b. Jan. 7, 1784; d. Sept. 20, 1801.

194. x. Andrew, b. Dec. 18, 1785; m. Abigail S. Osborne.

The above family of ten children were all born in Dover, all lived in Dover with the exception of two, who for a few years, lived in other places. All but three died in the same house they were born in, and the whole family, parents and children, now lie side by side in one cemetery in Dover; average age over 70 years; rather a remarkable circumstance. Of this family only three were married.

92. Thomas6 Peirce (Israel5, Benjamin*, Joseph3, Anthony*, John1), b. 1748; m. Mary , b. 1755; d. Feb. 10, 1838. He d.

June 22, 1817. Res. Barnstead, N. H. Children :—

195. i. Alpheus. b. Nov. 4, 1781; m. Rebecca Horn and Rebecca Felker. 1i. Hiram, rev. to Georgetown, Mass. iii. William.

iv. A in vh, b. 1798; m. Richard Colony and d. March 19. 1860.
v. Betsey. Ti. Nancy, vii. Folly, b. 1791; d. April 8, 1858.
viii. Hannah, ix. Deborah.

93. Israel8 Peirce (Israel5, Benjamin*, Joseph3, Antlwny*, John1), b. Sept . 1750; m. July 13, 1771, Elizabeth Brown, b. Jan. 19, 1751, d. Mar. 11, 1815. He d. Jan. 17, 1816. They res. in Barrington, N. H. Children :—

196. i. Israel, b. Oct. 19, 1772; m. Abigail Hali.

197. ii. Curtis, b. Oct. 27, 1777; in. Olive Woodhouse.

Hi. Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1774; m. Fhiueas Wentworth, and died

May 18, 1832. iv. Susanna, b. June 23, 1779; m. Daniel Ham, and d. July 29, 1858.

94. Richard6 Peirce (Nathaniel5, Nathaniel*, NathanieP. Robert*, John1), b. Jan. 6. 1754; m. in Camb., Oct. 21, 1784, Anna Dickson, b. Oct. 1, 1752, d. in Charlestown July 1, 1810, s. p. He was drowned Aug. 16, 1797. They res. in Medf'ord and Jan. 14, 1788, rem. to Charlestown, in census here 1789. Child :—

i. Harry, b. Aug. 2, 1787; d. young. Prob. papers say mother d. s. p.

95. Nathaniel6 Peirce (Nathaniel5, Ichabod*, NathanieP, Robert*. John1), b. Apr. 3, 1736; m. Sept. 6, 1759, Phebe Brooks, b. 1740, d. Mar. 22, 1808. He d. in Medf'ord, 1776. Children :—

198.i. Nathaniel, "I m. Oct. 8, 1786, Nancv Woodbury. V twins, b. Apr. 3, 1760; li. Jonathan, J m. Abigail Batchelder, and d. Dec. 9, 1796, s. p. ili. Phebe, b. Nov. 17, 1766; d. 1785.

iv. Esther, b. Apr. 2, 1769; m. Richard Smith, b. Feb. 5, 1766, d. June 5, 1846. She d. Nov. 12, 1849, in Sterling. Ch. Phebe, b.

Sept. 14, 1789, in. Moore; Esther E., b. Oct. 10, 1791, m.

John Dudley; Lucv, b. Aug. 9, 1793, in. Elias Danforth; Sarah, b. July 7, 1795, m. Edmund Lewis; William L., b. Oct. 30, 1797, m. Hannah Lane; Nathaniel Peirce, b. May 7, 1800, in. Phebe Bancroft; Phelina, b. Aug. 20, 1804, d. Aug. 26, 1806; Vclina, b. Apr. 8, 1807, m. Charles Newmau. 199. v. John, b. Nov. 12, 1762; m. Feb. 1, 1798, Lydia Batchelder.

96. Samuel6 Peirce (Benjamin5, Jerahmeel*, Benjamin6, Robert*, Joh/i1), b. Mar. 20, 1771 ; m. June 22, 1794, Lydia Goodridtfe of Beverly, b. Sept. 18, 1773, d. Aug. 23, 1859. He d. June 13, 1818. Res. Beverly. Children:—

i. Samuel, b. Jan. 13, 1795; d. Aug. 4, 1803.

ii. Benjamin, b. Mar 9, 1797; d. unm. Aug. 16, 1820.

ili. Hannah, b. Dec. 15, 1799; d. Aug. 5, 1802.

iv. Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1807; d. unm. Aug., 1848.

v. Hannah, b. July 26. 1809; m, Joseph Gcrrish, had seven ch., and

d. Jan. 2, 1844. vi. Andrew, b. Oct. 10, 1811; m. Apr. 29, 1838, Clara Weld, and d.

s. p., Nov., 1866.

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