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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Abraham Pierce

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Abraham Pierce was born in England about 1605 if he was eighteen when he arrived in 1623.

    Death:  He died in Duxbury by June 3, 1673.

    Ship: Anne or Little James, 1623

    Life in England:  Nothing is known of his life in England, but he may have been related to the John Pierce in London who invested in Plymouth Colony.

    Life in New England:  It has long been assumed that Abraham Pierce was one of the two servants of Mr. Pierce who came to Plymouth in 1623. Abraham was a freeman of Plymouth in 1633, and moved to Duxbury after 1643. In 1730, his greatgrandson, Caleb Pierce, referred to a plantation in Barbados which had belonged to Abraham Pierce, but nothing more is known. Family: Abraham Pierce married Rebecca _____ by 1638 and had five children. She probably died before him.

    Children of Abraham and Rebecca Pierce:

    • Abraham was born in January 1638. He married twice and had four children. He married (1) Hannah Baker by about 1665. He married (2) Hannah _____ on October 1695 in Scituate. He died in Duxbury in January 1718.
    • Isaac was born about 1641. He was still living in 1673, but there is no further information.
    • Rebecca was born about 1643. She married Samuel Wills by 1673 and died in Marshfield on March 30, 1724.
    • Mary was born about 1645. She married Nathaniel Baker by 1670.
    • Alice was baptized on July 21, 1650, in Barnstable. She married John Baker by 1672 and had at least one child. She died in Duxbury in 1673.
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