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Offline argyllshiregirl

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PIERCE From Vermont & Massachusetts
« on: Monday 01 June 15 15:25 BST (UK) »
Hello,

My husband's great great grandfather, Reuel A. (likely for Anson) PIERCE, was b. around 1805 somewhere in Vermont, USA. I have no family or exact place of birth for him.

About 1830, Reuel migrated to Upper Canada (now Ontario) with at least 2 other Vermont based families, the SMITHs and RHODES. They all settled in Fitzroy Twp., Carleton County which is near Ottawa. In looking at the SMITH and RHODES families, I learned they had Massachusetts roots. I am thinking that our PIERCEs came from there too.

I have found the SMITH family in Williston Twp., Chittendon County, Vermont before going to Canada. Possibly our PIERCEs were there too, pre 1830?

Reuel PIERCE's daughter, my husband's great grandmother, married William HARRIS in Canada in 1874. My husband has taken a DNA test for his paternal HARRIS line. Wondering if this test can be expanded to pull in any PIERCE connections? Would love to connect to whatever PIERCE line my husband is from.
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Re: PIERCE From Vermont & Massachusetts
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 June 17 17:45 BST (UK) »
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Re: PIERCE From Vermont & Massachusetts
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 31 March 18 02:20 BST (UK) »
I am a direct descendant of Reuel Anson Pierce.  His son Nathaniel, is my great grandfather.  My Grandfather is John Anson Pierce.  My father is John Henry Pierce.  My family was not aware of our American roots so it was interesting to see your information. 










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Re: PIERCE From Vermont & Massachusetts
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 31 March 18 12:28 BST (UK) »
Hello Piercej!

Great to hear from you. Yes, it has taken a long time to get anywhere with my husband's Pierce line in the U.S. You and Ron (my husband) would be 3rd cousins, I believe. You too would likely be a 9th cousin to George W. Bush (his mother is a Pierce), and also connected to 14th U.S. President Franklin Pierce. Fascinating stuff. Are you in Ontario, or in western Canada as some other descendants of Nathaniel seem to be?

Mary
in Ontario
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Re: PIERCE From Vermont & Massachusetts
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 31 March 18 21:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information.  Our family that descended from Henry Nathaniel Pierce are mostly in British Columbia and Alberta.