Daniel Pierce

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Daniel Pierce, son of Anthony Pierce and Anne (…), was born at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 1 January 1639/40.1,2 He died in 1723 at Watertown.3

Daniel married Elizabeth (…) about 1664.4,5

Daniel Peirce settled in Groton where five of his children were born. He returned to Watertown in 1681 on account of Indian troubles. He owned the covenant 16 Jan 1686, the same date his wife and three youngest children were baptized.

He made his will 22 Feb 1723 and described himself as a weaver, aged and infirm, named his wife Elizabeth, children of his son Daniel, deceased, his son Ephraim, son Joseph, daughter Abigail (unmarried), daughter Hannah Smith, daughter Mary Scripter, daughter Elizabeth, and son John Pierce, executor.3


Elizabeth (…) b. abt. 1642, d. aft. 1723
  • Elizabeth Pierce6,4 b. 16 May 1665
  • Daniel Pierce6,4 b. 28 Nov 1666
  • John Pierce6,4 b. 18 Aug 1668
  • Mary Pierce3 b. say 1670
  • Ephraim Pierce+6,4 b. 15 Oct 1673, d. 27 Feb 1740/41
  • Josiah Pierce6,4 b. 2 May 1675
  • Joseph Pierce4 b. abt. 1678
  • Abigail Pierce4 b. 3 Jan 1681
  • Hannah Pierce4 b. bef. 16 Jan 1686/87
  • Benjamin Pierce4 b. 16 Jan 1686/87
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  1. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, Four vols. (subtitle varies) (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1894-1906), 1:3:6, further cited as Historical Society, Watertown 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), 393, further cited as Bond, Bond's Watertown.
  3. [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), 26-27, further cited as Pierce, Peirce Genealogy.
  4. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 394.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1188, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [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.