Genealogy of John Harwood Pierce:
Benjamin Pierce [4th generation] was born December 4, 1721,
and died June 1768. He and his descendants form the fourth American
generation of Pierces in our family tree. His father was Benjamin
Pierce [3rd generation].
On February 5, 1711, Benjamin [4th generation] married Mary Cowan. They
had three children: Bejamin [5th generation], Martha, and Mary. Their
son Benjamin [5th generation] fathered the fifth
Pierce generation in this Pierce
Bejamin Pierce [4th generation] died in 1768 at the age of 47 on his
estate in Scituate. He was survived by his father, Benjamin
Pierce [3rd generation] (born March 11, 1683; died December 1772).
After Benjamin [4th generation] died in June of 1768, his widow, Jane
Pierce was appointed administratrix for Benjamin Pierce [5th
generation]; she was 22 at the time.
Five months later, on December 6, 1768, Benjamin Pierce [5th generation]
was named guardian of his brother Jonathan (who was 20); and Jane Pierce
was appointed guardian of Benjamin [4th generation] and Charity's third
son, Thomas Pierce (who was 18 and raised by her since his birth). At
the same time, she also became legal guardian of her own son Caleb
Pierce (who was 13).
- 25. Benjamin Pierce [4th
generation], born December 4, 1721; died June 1768.
- married Charity Howard of
Bridgewater, daughter of Jonathan Howard, Jr. born 1721. They had three
children; Charity died in childbirth with her third child.
- 28. >>>Benjamin Pierce [5th
generation], born March 1, 1746. Married Mrs. Priscilla
- 29. Jonathan Pierce, born
February 18th, 1748. Married Mary Litchfield.
- 31. Thomas Pierce, born early
1750. Married before 1768.
- married May 13, 1750, Jane
Haywood (born 1720) of Bridgewater, daughter of Deacon Thomas Haywood,
and grand daughter of Deacon Joseph Haywood. They had two children.
- 32. Caleb Pierce, born Aug. 7,
1755. Married Abigail Bailey.
- 33. Haywood Pierce, born June
22, 1758. Married Judith Bailey.
here, or below, to continue.