Ephraim Pierce

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Ephraim Pierce, son of Daniel Pierce and Elizabeth (…), was born at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 15 October 1673.1,2 He died at Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 27 February 1740/41.3

Ephraim married Mary Whitney, daughter of Joshua Whitney and Abigail Tarbell, say 1695.4,5

Ephraim Peirce originally settled in Groton, moved to Lunenburg as one of its first settlers, and then returned to finish out his years in Groton. He was one of the first selectmen of Groton in 1728.6


Mary Whitney b. 1 Jul 1675, d. 29 Dec 1749
  • Mary Pierce7 b. 9 Aug 1696
  • Elizabeth Pierce8 b. 24 Jul 1698
  • Ephriam Pierce8 b. 12 Nov 1700
  • Sarah Pierce8 b. 8 Mar 1702
  • David Pierce+8 b. 23 May 1704, d. 19 Sep 1746
  • Jonathan Pierce8 b. 15 Apr 1706, d. 23 Sep 1723
  • Simon Pierce b. 15 Oct 1707
  • Epram Pierce8 b. 15 Oct 1707
  • Abigail Pierce7 b. 20 Nov 1710
  • Lydia Pierce7 b. 20 Nov 1713, d. 24 Sep 1723
This person was last edited on21 Jun 2012


  1. [S243] Vital records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1926-1927), 1:183, further cited as Groton Vital Records.
  2. [S9] Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston to Which is Appended the Early History of the Town, With Illustrations, Maps And Notes(Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1860), 394, further cited as Bond, Bond's Watertown.
  3. [S243] Groton Vital Records, 2:254.
  4. [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), 24-25, further cited as Peirce, Whitney.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1189, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  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), further cited as Pierce, Peirce Genealogy.
  7. [S243] Groton Vital Records, 1:182.
  8. [S243] Groton Vital Records, 1:184.