Pierce Family of Limerick, ME
- Hello! I am looking for people who also descend from John Pierce and
Martha Staples of Limerick. Most of my information on this family
came from the book, "Early Families of Limerick, Maine" by Robert L.
Taylor, from Limerick Town Records and the Historical Society there.
Many of the early family members are buried in a recently discovered
and cleaned up little cemetery on Enterprise Road. Here is what I
know (Asterisks beside my direct line):
*John Pierce, b. bet. 1744 - 1747 in Ireland; Rev. War Soldier of
Biddeford; married Martha Staples in Jan 1781 at First Church of
Christ, Biddeford (her parents currently unknown). He died 15 Mar
1832 Limerick. She died 26 Dec 1836 Limerick. Their 5 children were:
1. *John Pierce, Jr., b. abt. 1785 Limerick; married Mary Leach in
1808. She was b. 1 Apr 1785 Cape Elizabeth, ME, dau. of George and
Catharine (Wheeler) Leach. She d. 27 Dec 1856 Limerick. He d. bet.
Luther Pierce, removed to Danville/Auburn, ME, m. Mary (Wagg?)
Louisa P. Pierce, married Ichabod Foss
*William Leach Pierce, removed to Melrose, MA; (his dau. Annie
married Thomas J. Munn, Jr and they were my gr grandparents.)
Zachariah L. Pierce, removed to Lyndonville, VT
2. Joseph Pierce, b. abt. 1786 Limerick; married Amy Hannah Hamilton
(aka Anna) on 27 Nov 1804. She was b. Jan 1782 and d. 3 Dec 1875
Limerick. He died bef. Nov 1856 Limerick.
Their children (all died young):
3. James Pierce, b. 1787 Limerick; married Hannah Leavitt in Jun
1811. She was b. Mar 1788 NH and d. 21 Dec 1853 Limerick. He d. 28
Jun 1843 Limerick.
Jonah Pierce, supposedly removed to California
Albert Pierce, married Jane N. Hunt of Quincy, MA
Daniel Pierce, married Emeline M. Hall of Norway, ME
Josiah H. Pierce, married Mary E. Whitham of Alfred, ME
Mary A. Pierce, married Joseph H. Hill of Lyman, ME
Horace Pierce, supposedly removed to California
4. Nicholas Pierce, b. Sept 1789 Limerick; married Susan Hasty on 25
Aug 1815. She was b. 4 Jul 1796 in Limington, ME and d. 15 Sep 1854
Limerick. He d. 16 May 1867 Limerick.
Charles Pierce, d. young
Walter Hasty Pierce, married Eunice (Butler) Libby
Charles K. Pierce, married Euditha A. Lord
Mary Jane Pierce, married John Lee
Aaron Pierce, married Eunice V. Evans (1) & Sarah W. Sargent(2)
Susan Hasty Pierce, married Jacob S. Gilpatrick
Irena A. Pierce, married William Forbes
Hannah G. Pierce, died young
5. Susan Pierce, b. 1790 Limerick; married Isaac Marr on 10 Nov
1817. She d. 25 Feb 1825. (Desc. of this Marr line: I am in touch
with several people down South who descend and recently had their 2nd
annual Marr family reunion)
John Marr, removed to Georgia
Joseph Marr, removed to Georgia
I have some more information on later generations of this family based
on census research, etc...would be happy to share whatever I have and
would love to come across cousins from this Pierce line!