Captain Michael Pierce

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Captain Michael Pierce, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born about 1615.1 He was killed in a battle with Indians, 26 March 1676.1

Michael married (1) Persis Eames, daughter of Anthony Eames and Margery (…), before 1645;2 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Anne (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), before 1664.3

Michael left a will dated 15 January 1675/76, and proved 5 Ju[ly 1676]. He wrote it because, in his words, "being now by the appointment of God going out to war, against the Indians…." In it he mentioned or named:
wife Annah
sons Benjamin, John, Ephraim
daughters Abigail Holbrook, Elizabeth, Sarah, Anna, Mary Holbrook,Abiah, Ruth, Peirsis
grandchildren Elizabeth Holbrook, Abigail Holbrook.4,5

Family 1

Persis Eames b. 28 Oct 1621, d. 31 Dec 1662
  • Ephraim Pierce5 d. 14 Sep 1719
  • Elizabeth Pierce5
  • Sarah Pierce5
  • Anna Pierce5
  • Mary Pierce5 d. 1735
  • Abiah Pierce5
  • Ruth Pierce5
  • Abigail Pierce+1 b. abt. 1646, d. 29 Sep 1723
  • Persis Pierce5 b. Jan 1645/46
  • Benjamin Pierce5 b. abt. 1657, d. 3 May 1730
  • John Pierce5 b. 1659, d. 8 Sep 1750
  • Persis Pierce5 b. 26 Dec 1662

Family 2

Anne (…) b. abt. 1605, d. aft. 15 Jan 1675/76
This person was last edited on23 Jan 2023


  1. [S2532] Frederick Clifton Peirce, Peirce Genealogy, no. IV, Being the Record of the Posterity of Capt. Michael, John and Capt. William Pierce, Who Came to this Country From England (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), 33, further cited as Pierce, Peirce Genealogy iv.
  2. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 2:389, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  3. [S2053] Anderson, et al., The Great Migration, 1:38.
  4. [S2532] Pierce, Peirce Genealogy iv, 34-35.
  5. [S1295] Plymouth, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1686-1903: with index and docket, 1685-1967, 3: pt 2:8, FHL microfilm 567794 img 399, further cited as Plymouth Co. Probate.