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Jonathan Edward Pierce
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1839
Little Compton
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1915
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

Brother of Abel Head "Shanghai" and a cattleman in his own right. After seeing what happened to his brother and the town of Pierce, he was so glad to see the railroad come that he wanted to name the town "Thank God" but the name was rejected by the Post Office and they settled on Blessing (Matagorda County), Texas. There is an old hotel there that he built when he began to sell off the land/ranch. It was built in 1908 and is much the way it was when built and ran then. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan D. Pierce (1801 - 1866)
  Hannah Phillips Head Pierce (1803 - 1879)
 
 Spouses:
  Nancy Deborah Lacy Pierce (1845 - 1896)
  Grace Lawrence Pierce (1864 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  John Phillips Pierce (1868 - 1939)*
  Pearl Lacy Pierce Smith (1872 - 1939)*
  Abel Brown Pierce (1874 - 1944)*
  Grace Harriet Pierce Heffelfinger (1879 - 1960)*
  Evelyn Pierce (1900 - 1902)*
  James Lawrence Pierce (1923 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Miranda Pierce (1824 - 1905)*
  George W. Pierce (1826 - 1851)*
  Frederick Horatio Pierce (1830 - 1899)*
  Mary D. Pierce Borden (1833 - 1910)*
  Abel Head Pierce (1834 - 1900)*
  Jonathan Edward Pierce (1839 - 1915)
  Susan E. Pierce Kuykendall (1841 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hawley Cemetery
El Maton
Matagorda County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 18, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 13082
Jonathan Edward Pierce
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- Betty Warner
 Added: May. 15, 2013

- quebecoise
 Added: Jun. 18, 2003
Rest in Peace.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 2, 2003
 
 
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