|Arodi Peirce, 4th great grandfather|
My grandmother was a Pierce, born in Middleboro, MA. The family name has quite the military history. Just about every cemetery in the area has a Pierce/Peirce gravestone in it. The most surprising was the Pierce Cemetery, hidden in the middle of the woods. Not many people know it is there. I was in awe of it. You have to walk through someone's back yard to find a small path that eventually led to a clearing with a iron fence encircling the graveyard.
There was always a mystery about my grandmother's birth, so the name Pierce always left me curious. For the longest time I thought any other spelling of the name such as Peirce, the e before the I, or any other configuration was not in my family tree. But soon discovered that was not the case at all. I found stones of parents and their children spelled both ways. The spelling was interchangeable.
|Arodi's brother, Eliphalet Pierce|
Abraham Pierce (1600 - 1673) Arrived on the ship, Anne in 1623.
Mary Ann Pierce (1898 - 1982) my grandmother