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Benjamin Pierce
Birth: Dec. 25, 1757
Death: Apr. 1, 1839

New Hampshire Governor. Born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, he was noted for being the seventeenth and nineteenth Governor of New Hampshire, plus the father of US President Franklin Pierce. During the Revolutionary War, he served under General George Washington and participated in the Battle of Bunker Hill. After the war, he organized the New Hampshire Militia and served as Brigadier General in 1805. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives (1789-02), member of the Governor's Executive Council, (1803-09, 1814) and served as the Hillsborough County Sheriff, (1809-12, (1818-27). In 1827, he was a Democratic-Republican the seventeenth Governor of New Hampshire, reelected the nineteenth Governor of New Hampshire, serving, (1829-30) and after his term retired from political life. He died at age 81 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Andrews Pierce (1767 - 1788)*
  Anna Kendrick Pierce (1768 - 1838)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin K Pierce (1790 - 1850)*
  Franklin Pierce (1804 - 1869)*
  Henry Dearborn Pierce (1812 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Hill Cemetery
Hillsboro
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 09, 2000
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Holding hands with Jesus, walking streets of gold. Rest in Peace, Governor. JVC
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014
distant cousin
- DD
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013
May you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 1, 2013
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