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Benjamin Peirce
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Birth: May 20, 1744
Lincoln
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1825
Rindge
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA

Revolutionary Soldier

Benjamin Peirce was born May 20, 1744 in Lexington or Lincoln, MA, the son of Jonas and Mary (Adams) Peirce. He married in Lincoln, October 7, 1771, Sarah Garfield, the daughter of John and Thankful (Stowell) Garfield of Weston, MA. They soon after settled in Rindge, NH on a farm in old school district No. 10. His wife Sarah died soon after. He married 2nd, 1773, Phebe Willard of Townsend, MA. She died about 1785 and he married 3rd, December 26, 1786, Judith Metcalf, the daughter of Lieut. George Metcalf of Rindge. He was a signatory of the "Association Test" in Rindge in 1776, he served in Col. Enoch Hale's regiment at Ticonderoga in 1776, he served in Lt. Col Stephen Peabody's regiment in 1778 and he served in Col. Moses Nichol's regiment in 1780. Benjamin Peirce had thirteen children, four by his 2nd wife and nine by his 3rd wife. He died November 12, 1825, aged 81 years.

Children, 2nd marriage

Sally, b. May 3, 1774, d. 1791
Betty, b. Oct. 30, 1777
Phebe, b. Nov. 17, 1781
Lucinda, b. Jun. 1, 1784

Children, 3rd marriage

Benjamin, b. Oct. 28, 1787
Esther, b. Mar. 2, 1789
Judith, b. Jun. 9, 1791
Joel, b. Apr. 21, 1793
Julia, b. Sep. 1796
Sophia, b. Aug. 23, 1799
Amity, b. Apr. 12, 1802
Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1805
Joanna, b. Sep. 7, 1807 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Judith Metcalf Peirce (1765 - 1851)*
 
 Children:
  Betsey Pierce Colburn (1777 - 1823)*
  Lucinda Pierce Wood (1784 - 1856)*
  Benjamin Peirce (1787 - 1858)*
  Esther W Pierce Warner (1789 - 1867)*
  Joel Pierce (1793 - 1856)*
  Mary Pierce Emory (1805 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: The surname PEIRCE is spelled PIE and PEI on the several headstones but is spelled Peirce in the town records.
 
Burial:
Meeting House Cemetery
Rindge
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: CapnKen
Record added: Apr 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88288591
Benjamin Peirce
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Benjamin Peirce
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Thank You. Rest in Peace
- Shelly Ketchum
 Added: Feb. 21, 2015

- CapnKen
 Added: Jun. 10, 2012
 
 
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