Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 5th-great grandfather, Gordon Pierce.
Gordon was born August 31, 1773 in Hardwick, Worchester Co., MA, the son of Seth and Bethiah (Field) Pierce. Gordon married in 1796 in Thetford, Orange Co., VT to Thirsa Smalley, the daughter of _______ and Almira (Hutchinson) Smalley. Thirsa was born ca. 1775 in Thetford, Worchester Co., MA., and died 1861 in Pitcher, Chenango Co., NY. Gordon died February 7, 1875 in Pitcher, Chenango Co., NY.
Known children of Gordon and Thirsa (Smalley) Pierce are as follows:
i. Almina Pierce b. 1798 m. John Coy
ii. Austin Pierce b. September 2, 1799 Orange Co., VT, d. July 17, 1861 Villenova, NY, m. Mary Ann Sterling
iii. Minerva P. Pierce b. January 25, 1803 m. Jethro Hatch
iv. Francis S. Pierce b. June 8, 1806 Vermont, d. August 5, 1881 Wayne Co., IN., m. Rebecca Page
v. Royal S. Pierce b. January 8, 1812 d. March 6, 1845 Mina, NY, m. Juliet Morton
I descend from Gordon and Thirsa (Smalley) Pierce through their son, Francis, as follows :
Gordon Pierce and Thirsa Smalley
Francis S. Pierce and Rebecca Page
Edmund G. Pierce and Catherine Groenendyke
William Francis Pierce and Clara Pennisten
Edna Muriel Pierce and Virgil Lee Wright (my great-grandparents)