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Shubel Pearce
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1758
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1833
Washington County
New York, USA

Shubel (Shubal) (Shubael) was the 1st of 10 children (6 sons and 4 daughters) born of Joshua Pearce (Pierce) (Pierce) and his wife Mary Horton. Shubel's siblings were: Israel, Henry (b. 1750), Barnard (b. 1764), William, Joshua, Sarah, Silene, Hannah, and Mary.

Shubel (Shubael Peirce) recorded his intention to marry Abigail Mason of Swanzey (Swansey), Massachusetts, September 12, 1778. They were married by Elder Russell Mason at Swanzey (Swansey), November 5, 1778. Shubel and Abigail had 10 children (4 sons and 6 daughters): Hannah (b. 1779), Mason (1780-1858), Shubell (b. 1784), Amos (b. 1785), Abigail (b. 1788), Prudence (Prudy) (b. 1791), Lydia (b. 1793), Clara (Clarey) (1795-1886), Jessie (1798-1830), and Martha (Parry) (1803-1860).

Private Shubael Pearce served in Captain Joseph Willmarth's Company, Colonel Thomas Carpenter's 1st Bristol County Regiment of Massachsuetts Militia when that Company was detached for 6 days service during the summer of 1780. The Company marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, July 28, 1780 on an alarm at Rhode Island. Shubal was discharged from that service, July 31, 1780 after serving 5 days. While at Tiverton, Rhode Island, Willmarth's Company served under the command of Major General William Heath of the Continental Army.

In 1797, Shubel moved from Sawnsea, Bristol County, Massachusetts to Westfield (now Fort Ann), Washington County, New York where he served during that same year as a Trustee of School District No. 15. About the year 1800, he and his family (4 sons and 5 daughters) moved to Salem in the same county where he lived a few years and then in turn he moved to Hampton in the same county where he resided for the remainder of his life.


1. Reference: "Pierce Genealogy, No. IV. being the Record of the Posterity of Capt. Michael, John and Capt. William Pierce, who came to This Country from England" by Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1889, pages 92 and 161-163

2. US Federal Military Pension File No. R8037

3. "Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896." by James N. Arnold, 1897, page 249

4. "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War." Vol. XII, by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1904, page 21

5. "History of Washington Co., New York" 1737-1878, by Chrisfield Johnson, 1878, pages 306 and 362-363.

6. "Cemetery Records Town of Whitehall Washington County New York" by Charles B. Moore, Revised August 1998, page 57
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  Abigail Mason Pearce (1761 - 1842)
  Mason Pearce (1780 - 1858)*
  Jesse Joshua Pearce (1798 - 1830)*
*Calculated relationship

June 9, 1833
AE 76.
A Soldier of the
Brick Church Cemetery
Washington County
New York, USA
Plot: Section A, Plot 11
Created by: Chazmanbsr
Record added: Sep 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21469408
Shubel Pearce
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Shubel Pearce
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