Benjamin Mason Pierce[1]

Male 1809 - 1892  (82 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Mason Pierce  [2
    Born 5 Mar 1809  Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1850 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 40 
    Pierce, Benjamin Mason, 1850 U. S. Federal Census; Windham, Windham County, Vermont
    Pierce, Benjamin Mason, 1850 U. S. Federal Census; Windham, Windham County, Vermont
    Benjamin Mason Pierce; his mother, Lucinda Pierce; John Burnham.
    Census 1870  Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1870 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 61 
    Pierce, Benjamin M.; 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Windham, Windham County, Vermont
    Pierce, Benjamin M.; 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Windham, Windham County, Vermont
    Benjamin Mason Pierce; Martha E. Howard Pierce, his wife; Frank Kendall, a farm laborer; John Burnham, a mentally ill person
    Census 1880  Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1880 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 71 
    Pierce, Benjamin M., 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Windham, Windham County, Vermont
    Pierce, Benjamin M., 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Windham, Windham County, Vermont
    Benjamin M. Pierce, his wife, Martha E. Howard, and John Harrington, laborer
    Occupation 1892  Farmer; Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 20 Feb 1892  Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I876  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2011 

    Father Benjamin Pierce,   b. 13 Feb 1761, Medford, Massachusetts, although one Pierce genealogy places his birth in Westmoreland, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1847, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Lucinda A. Cobb,   b. 11 Oct 1768,   d. 3 Jun 1858, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1789  Westmoreland, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha E. Howard 
    Married 4 Nov 1868  Windham, Vermont, by Mark Carpenter, Minister Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Benjamin Mason Pierce is listed as a 40 year old, white male (by assumption because all in the column are not checked). He is not married. He is a farmer born in Vermont. The value of his real estate is $3,000. He lives with his mother Lucinda Pierce. He also lives with John Burnham who is listed as insane. All live in Windham in Windham County, Vermont. [BMP 04.]
             In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Benjamin Mason Pierce is listed as a 61 year old white, married male. He is married to Martha E. Howard. He was born in Vermont of parents who were born in Vermont. His real estate is valued at $3,500 and his personal estate is valued at $4,000. He lives with his wife Martha, a farm laborer, Frank Kendall, and John Burnham, who is considered mentally ill, on a farm in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [BMP 05.]
             In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Benjamin Mason Pierce is listed as a 71 year old, white, married male. He is married to Martha E. Howard. He was born of parents who were born in Massachusetts (mother) and New Hampshire (father - actually Medford, Massachusetts). He is a farmer by occupation. He lives with his wife, Martha, and John Harrington, a farm laborer, in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [BMP 06.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2805] Pierce, FC Pierce Genealogy No. IV, 66. [BP 01.] Benjamin Mason Pierce, birth record, 05 March 1809, Windham Vermont; Film F30338, State of Vermont Central Service, Middlesex, Vermont. [BMP 01.].

    2. [S2806] Pierce, FC Pierce Genealogy No. IV, 66. [BP 01.].

    3. [S2809] Benjamin M. Pierce household, 1850 U.S. census, Windham County, Vermont, Windham Township, page 359, dwelling 74, family 74.; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 929. [LC 05.] [BMP 04.].

    4. [S8255] Benjamin M. Pierce household, 1870 U. S. Census, Windham County, Vermont, Windham Post Office, page 215B, dwelling 59, family 56; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 1627, image 680. [BMP 05.].

    5. [S8256] Benjamin M. Pierce household, 1880 U. S. Census, Windham County, Vermont, ED 245, SD 137, sheet 576C, dwelling 104, family 110; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 1349,Family History Film # 1255349. [BMP 06.].

    6. [S2808] Benjamin Mason Pierce, death record, 20 February 1892, Windham, Vermont; Film F30591, State of Vermont, Central Services, Middlesex, Vermont. [BMP 03.].

    7. [S2807] Benjamin Mason Pierce, death record, 20 February 1892, Windham, Vermont; Film F30591, Sate of Vermont, Central Services, Middlesex, Vermont. [BMP 03.].

    8. [S7391] Pierce, Benjamin, Lucinda, NH Line, R8240, BLW #19814-160-55, paper copy. Pension applied for in 1855; denied in 1857. Washington, DC: National Archives. [BP 09.] See affidavit within the paper copy [BP 10 & LC 04.].

    9. [S7419] Pierce-Howard marriage, 04 November 1968, Windham, Vermont, Book 1, p. 22, Windham Town Record [L. B. Chapman, town clerk]; Film F80338, State of Vermont, Central Services, Middlesex, Vermont. [BMP 02.].


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