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 Jonathan Edward Pierce

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Jonathan Edward Pierce

  • Birth 6 Dec 1839 Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 29 Mar 1915 Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Burial El Maton, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 13082

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13082
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jonathan Edward Pierce (6 Dec 1839–29 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13082, citing Hawley Cemetery, El Maton, Matagorda County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .