|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1806|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1876|
Martin was the second son of eleven children born to Phineas Pierce and his wife, Roena/Rowena Harris. Martin and Judya Ann/Julia Ann Hall, a daughter of Unknown Hall and his wife, Martha R. Hart, applied for marriage license in Plainfield on September 19, 1826. Their wedding took place on September 29, 1826 in Plainfield (Windham County), Connecticut. Family lore states Martin married on his birthday because he never wanted to forget his anniversary. Other family members believe it was because his father wouldn't sign until Martin was 20 years old. Martin and Julia had nine children; six sons and three daughters. Martin joined with the Connecticut Volunteers during the Civil War. He signed up after his youngest son, Alonzo's death in 1861. Four of Martin and Julia's sons served in the Civil War. Martin was a changed man after his military service and he became difficult to live with, especially when "he took to the bottle". Martin and Julia lived apart from then through the time of Martin's death.
Martin is actually buried in Pink Cemetery in Mansfield (Tolland County), Connecticut. The gravestone at Evergreen is a commemorative marker. There is a FindAGrave memorial at Pink Cemetery for Martin H Pierce
DEATH AGE: 69 yrs, 4 mos, 23 dys
OBITUARY NOTICE: Obituary Notice: "The Windham County Transcript", Windham County, Connecticut. Article dated; Thursday, January 13, 1876. Excerpt, "... PIERCE - In North Coventry, Jan. 3, Martin H. Pierce, aged 70 years. ..." This article states Martin was buried in Mansfield; it also incorrectly gives death-age as 70 years.
Phineas Pierce (1775 - 1857)
Roena Harris Pierce (1778 - 1850)
Julia Ann Hall Pierce (1806 - 1895)*
Julia Anna Pierce Marr (1828 - 1880)*
Edwin Martin Pierce (1831 - 1884)*
Caleb Henry Pierce (1838 - 1913)*
Alonzo Southwick Pierce (1841 - 1861)*
Martha Pierce (1797 - 1855)*
Maria Pierce Green (1805 - 1860)*
Martin Hadley Pierce (1806 - 1876)
Martin H. Pierce (1806 - 1876)*
Roena Pierce (1811 - 1852)*
Betsey A Pierce Rich (1816 - 1896)*
Company F., 18th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers
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Plot: There is only a commemorative gravestone.
Maintained by: M. Richards
Originally Created by: Not Forgotten
Record added: Oct 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77740532
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