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John and Elizabeth (____) Peirce
John Peirce was likely in the colonies by 1634 and then returned to England and brought his family back on the same ship with another of my ancestors, Thomas Flagg. Both of these immigrants settled in Watertown, Mass. Elizabeth's last name is not proven, but thought to be Pitt. He was a weaver.
 
Origins
 
   
Birthplace: 
England
Birthdate: 
Abt 1588
Ancestry/history: 
 No specifics, but in general: 
    The name of Pierce originated in Northumberland, where a Baron, named Lord Percy, maintained a private army to defend his castle and holdings, and these men were known as "Percy Men".
   
Immigration
 
   
 Immigration Date: 
First, in 1634, with older children, then: 
June 8, 1637 with wife and younger children
 Immigration Marital status: 
Married: Elizabeth (___). Children presumed on first ship: Anthony, Esther, Mary, Robert. Children named on the second ship with mother and John, were John, Barbara, Elizabeth, Judith
 
Ship: 
First trip: unknown. Second trip: Either John & Dorothy or the Rose
   
Biographical and Family
 
   
Biographies:  See the Michael Roman biography of John Peirce
   
 Resided: 
Watertown, Mass 1634-1661
   
Spouse: 
Elizabeth (____) 
Children:
Anthony, Esther, Mary, Robert, John, Barbara, Elizabeth, Judith
   
Notable descendants: 

Elias Howe
President descendant Calvin Coolidge - See also Peirce Page
President descendants George Bush (1) and (2)
  
Subsequent generations:
Esther's line: See Morse
  Anthony's line: See Sue's Page
Kansas Pioneers' Line: 
 
   
 
Peirce/Pierce Resources and Research
   
Books: 
 Peirce Genealogy
   
 Gates Resources and Research
Related Links:
 
Genealogy pages:
  
Sue's Genealogy Garden
On-line resources: 
The Pierce Surname Project

Pierce Genforum
Pearce Genforum

Pierce On-Line Resource Center
 

   

 
 
Line of Descent of Kansas Pioneers
Direct Descendants of John Peirce
   
 1   John Peirce 1588 - 1661
....  +Elizabeth (___) 1589 - 1668
.... 2   Esther Peirce 1610 -
..........  +Joseph Morse, Jr. 1610 - 1691
........... 3   Joseph Morse, Jr. 1637 - 1677
.................  +Susannah Shattuck 1643 - 1716
.................. 4   Hester Morse 1664 - 1725
........................  +Nathaniel Joslin II 1658 - 1727
........................ 5   Joseph Joslin 1699 - 1761
..............................  +Katherine Read 1707 -
............................... 6   Abigail Joslin 1735 -
.....................................  +Nathaniel Whitney IV 1728 - 1776
...................................... 7   Abigail Whitney 1763 - 1847
............................................  +Elijah Bruce 1760 - 1835
No 7 above Abigail Whitney was first cousin of Eli Whitney-grew up near each other

............................................ 8   Abigail Whitney Bruce 1806 - 1884
..................................................  +Nehemiah Willis Fisher 1805 - 1859
................................................... 9   Eleanor Serepta Fisher 1843 - 1924
.........................................................  +Henry Gilbert Baldwin 1836 - 1894
No 9 above are the Kansas Pioneer Couple - Henry was a Civil War Veteran
A diary kept by Henry during the war is a family treasure
Thousands of descendants throughout America today.

.......................................................... 10   Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961
................................................................  +Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976
 

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