Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Family of a little known ancestor makes an appearance!

I haven't unearthed much on my John Wall - Patience Pierce line, that is until last night! While preparing a series of posts, I double-checked to see if any more current information on the Pierce family has been made available over the past 20 years. It's been about that long since I worked on this line.


Patience Pierce, wife of John Wall, was born 21 Nov 1728 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
Her parents were Daniel Pierce II [C1684 Prudence Island, Portsmouth, Newport. RI - 1758 Kingston, Washington, RI] & Patience Hill [c1687 RI - 1715 RI]. They married 3 Oct 1708 on Prudence Island.

Patience Hill was the daughter of Jonathan & Elizabeth [Holmes] Hill.

Daniel Pierce II was the son of Daniel Pierce I [1658 or 1662 Portsmouth, Newport, RI - 15 Nov 1732 or aft. 1744 Kingston, Washington, RI] & Mary [possibly Weaver] [1662 Portsmouth, Newport, RI - c1703 RI]. They married about 1683. Daniel I married 2nd, 13 Dec 1703, Elizabeth Tucker.

Daniel Pierce I was the son of John Pierce [c1632 Wales - 26 Apr 1692 Prudence Island] & Mary [unk] [c1632 or 1640 - bet. 17 Sep - 8 Oct 1711 Prudence Island]

There was a Pierce Burying Ground on the south end of Prudence Island; unfortunately, the US Navy built a base on the site!

John arrived in Rehoboth, Mass. c1660, before moving on to Swansea & Portsmouth. He was a mason.

More on the Pierces once I get the bios organized.

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