David Pierce

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
David Pierce, son of Ephraim Pierce and Mary Whitney, was born at Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 23 May 1704.1 He died at Lunenburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 19 September 1746.2

David married Elizabeth Bowers, daughter of Samuel Bowers and Esther Sawtell, at Groton 15 June 1725.3

David Pierce was a cooper and appears in several entries in the town records:

6 Mar 1731/2 sworn in as one of four hoggreives.

1 Mar 1735/6 sworn in as one of two tything men.

11 Jul 1737 named as one of a committee appointed to hire a schoolmaster and provide a location for the school to be kept.

3 Mar 1739/40 sworn in as one of 5 surveyors of highways.

7 Mar 1742/3 sworn in as one of 8 surveyors of highways.

5 Mar 1743/4 chosen as one of two constables.

His will was dated 8 Sep 1746, proved 5 Nov 1746, and named wife Elizabeth, sons David, Samuel, and Joshua, and daughters Elizabeth, Hannah Witherbee, and Esther.4,5,6


Elizabeth Bowers b. 2 Sep 1710, d. 20 Jan 1780
  • David Pierce7,8 b. 19 Jul 1726
  • Lydia Pierce2 b. 21 Jan 1728, d. 3 Sep 1746
  • Elizabeth Pierce7,8 b. 7 Apr 1730, d. Apr 1795
  • Hannah Pierce7,8 b. 9 Mar 1731
  • Solomon Pierce2 b. 28 Jan 1733, d. 20 Jun 1740
  • Samuel Pierce+7,8 b. 25 Mar 1737, d. Mar 1798
  • Esther Pierce8 b. 26 Feb 1744
  • Joshua Pierce7,8 b. 13 Jan 1745
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  1. [S243] Vital records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1926-1927), 1:184, further cited as Groton Vital Records.
  2. [S241] Walter A. Davis, The Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764: A Complete Transcript of the Town Meetings and Selectmen's Records Contained in the First Two Books of the General Records of the Town; Also a Copy of All the Vital Statistics of the Town Previous to the Year 1764 (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Fitchburg City Council, 1896), 348, further cited as Davis, Lunenburg Records.
  3. [S243] Groton Vital Records, 2:135.
  4. [S241] Davis, Lunenburg Records,.
  5. [S69] Frederick Clifton Peirce, Whitney: The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came From London, England to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635 (Chicago, Illinois: p.p., 1895), 25, further cited as Peirce, Whitney.
  6. [S70] Frederick Clifton Peirce, Peirce Genealogy, Being the Record of the Posterity of John Pers, an Early Inhabitant of Watertown, In New England, Who Came From Norwich, Norfolk County, England; With Notes on the History of Other Families of Peirce, Pierce, Pearce, etc. (Worchester, Massachusetts: C. Hamilton, 1880), 36, further cited as Pierce, Peirce Genealogy.
  7. [S241] Davis, Lunenburg Records, 314.
  8. [S242] Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Probate records 1731-1916, index 1731-1881, 1731-1916, Vol 2:539-542,688-689, FHL microfilm 856273, further cited as Worcester Co., MA Probate.