Ebenezer Pierce[1]

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  • Name Ebenezer Pierce 
    Born 2 Apr 1686  Scituate, Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Church Admission Aft 1743  Member in Full Communion, Second Congregational Church of Attleboro, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church Admission 1 Sep 1751  First Church of Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I886  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 

    Father Benjamin Pierce, Captain,   b. Abt 1657, Most likely, Hingham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1730, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Martha Adams,   b. 6 Mar 1658, Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, New England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1717, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1678  Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Ebenezer Pierce,   b. Attelboro, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1783
    +2. Benjamin Pierce,   b. 1713, Either Scituate or Attelboro, Massachusetts. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1793, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ruth Tilden,   b. 1 Jun 1676, Scituate, Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Apr 1752  Scituate, Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts) Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        At the point of entering information on Ebenezer Pierce (03/09/04), there is little known about Ebenezer Pierce. As usual in checking Ancestry.com, there is a lot of doubtful information or unconfirmed information relating to Ebenezer. Some reports suggest that he married a second time, a Mary Tilton; another indicated that his death was in 1766 in Attleboro, MA; there was even a first name, Elizabeth, given of his first wife. But none of this has been substantiated, at least by me. There are some leads, however. One of them is the records of the Second Congregational Church in Attleboro.
             The records of the Second Congregational Church in Attleboro [EBP 06] confirm, as stated in F.C. Pierce [EBP 04], that an Ebenezer Pierce was a member of this church. This membership was recorded as part of a group of "Members in full Communion." He is listed with "Benjamen Peirce, Ebenezer Peirce Jun, and Elizabeth Peirce, Deceased." It is not clear from the text when membership was granted. Thus, I have used the phrase, "after 1743" for that is when the church was established. While I have searched several town vital records, I have not been able to find a death date for Ebenezer, nor have I been able to find the name of his first wife, her birthplace, birth date, date of marriage, or date and place of death. The association with other Pierces in the record leads me to believe that this Ebenezer Pierce is the Ebenezer Pierce in this Pierce line, although there remains some doubt because no other records have been found in Attleboro.
             F.C. Pierce [EBP 04] says: "Ebenezer Pierce was born in Scituate, Mass., but moved to Attleboro, where he was a member of the Second Congregational Church in 1749. Attleboro was first settled in 1669 by John Woodcock, his house was the garrison and licensed in 1670. Many of the first settlers were from Rehoboth and Scituate, Mass. The town was originally called the "North Purchase," and incorporated in 1694." F.C. Pierce indicates two children: Benjamin and Ebenezer.
             In 1751, Ebenezer is received with his son, Benjamin, and Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth in the records of the First Church of Scituate, Massachusetts, according to a compilation of First Church Records, published in the 1909 volume (11, p. 141) of The Mayflower Descendant. [EBP 07.]
             In Wakefield, Robert S., Janice Beebe, et. al. (1991). Richard Warren of the Mayflower and his Descendants for Four Generations. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, I did find reference to the marriage of Ruth Tilden and Ebenezer Pierce in 1752. There were no off-spring listed. [RT 02.] According to this same document, there are "No Plymouth Co. PR for Ebenezer Pierce." [RT 02.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2827] Deane, S. (1831). History of Scituate, Massachusetts, From Its First Settelement to 1831. Boston: James Loring, 425. [EBP 01.] See also, Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1976, pp. 289-292. [BPSc 05 - Birth of Children.].

    2. [S2828] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 1, Births. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1976, 290. [EBP 02.] See also The History of Westmoreland, 518 [EBP 03], F.C. Pierce, Pierce Genealogy IV, 45 [EBP 04], and H.C. Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, 149 [EBP 05]. They all corroborate the birth date and place.

    3. [S2829] Carter, Marion W. P., copy., and Charles Shepard, II, ed. (1924). Membership and Vital Records of the Second Congregational Church of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Washington, DC: Charles Shepard, II, Publisher, p. 12-13. [EPB 06.].

    4. [S2830] "Records of the First Church of Scituate, Mass." The MayFlower Descendant 11 (1909): 141. [EBP 06.].

    5. [S7423] Benjamin Pierce, marriage record. (1976). Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 2, Marriages and Deaths. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1976, 11. [BPSc 03; MA 01.].

    6. [S7422] Wakefield, Robert S., Janice Beebe, et al. (1991). Richard Warren of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, pp. 67-68. [RT 01.].


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