I am investigating the possibility that our
Reuben Pierce is in someway related to the family of Hugh Pierce born 1749 Fredricksberg VA died Sept. 1836 AL. See Joel J Pierce mystery and letter written in 1937 to Rhea Kuykendall. I placed a copy of this letter on Hugh Pierce Page.
I am descended from Reuben's probable son: Andrew Jackson Pierce
Reuben Pierce, My Great-Great-Great-Great GrandFather
Reuben1 Pierce was born Abt. 1768 in SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Hall Co., GA. He married Levicia in South Carolina, USA
Reuben1 Pierce was born About 1768 in SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Hall Co., GA. He married LaVisa (Lavicia,Vicy) in South Carolina, They attended Hightower Church located two miles south of where AJ, Wilson, and Reuben Pierce lived.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH BY EDDIE FORCE ATTRIBUTED SEVERAL OTHER CHILDREN TO REUBEN PIERCE. NOW WE FEEL IT IS PROBABLE THAT THEY ARE DESCENDED FROM JAMES H PIERCE SR. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE TIME BEING WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE RESEARCH ORIGINATING WITH DORMAN THOMAS AND DAN PIERCE, THAT REUBEN PIERCE IS THE PROBABLE FATHER OF ANDREW J PIERCE AND WILSON PIERCE, AND SAMPSON PIERCE. AND WILEY PIERCE
This is sent by Dan Pierce my California Cousin
of the Wilson Pierce family: Sept 1 2006
There is a Reuben Pierce on the 1800 and 1810 census in Edgefield, SC. I believe this same Reuben Pierce is living in Abbeville, SC in 1820.
On the 1800 census, this Reuben had 3 sons and 3 daughters under age 10. He and his wife we both 26-45, and there was another female in the household who was 16-26 (probably a relative).
On the 1810 census, he had 3 more sons under 10, and 1 more daughter under 10, meaning that by that time he had 6 sons and 4 daughters
On the 1820 census in Abbeville, there is one more male under 10, so this could have been another son, or maybe a grandchild.
Something interesting is that in 1820, he is living next door to a Joseph Boyd.
I have a deed from Oct. 6, 1804 in Edgefield District where Reubin Pierce sells land on Swift Creek to John Boyd (to whom he was in debt for $300). So I believe this is the same Reubin Pierce in 1800, 1804, 1810 and 1820. I'm not sure what happened to him after 1820, nor have I identified any of his sons -- of which he seems to have had plenty (although, based on the census records, its possible that a couple of them may have died young).
Now, our Reubin Pierce (b. 1768 SC) was in Jackson Co., GA in 1809, 1810 and 1820. Sometimes people move during census years and they get enumerated in both places. However, since each of these Reubens are living in their respective states in both 1810 and 1820, I believe they must be different people.
This means that we don't have any idea where our Reuben came from in SC, or when he moved to Georgia. Although, if Sampson was his son, we know he was born in SC in 1804-1806, so the move occurred between then and 1809. Since there are no census records for Georgia prior to 1820, it makes things difficult. There is no reason to assume that our Reuben came from Edgefield, SC, but I am hoping that we are somehow connected to the Pierce family from Edgefield, SC.
Now, back to the Reuben who lived in Edgefield/Abbeville 1800 to 1820. If he had 6 children in 1800 who were under age 10, then he was probably married right around 1790. If he was living in Edgefield at the time, he probably was in the household of Thomas Pierce. This should all sound familiar to Dorman. Dorman had made a good case for this particular Reuben being the father of his happy group of siblings. It still sounds like a pretty good avenue to pursue. If this Reuben moved to Abbeville shortly before 1820, then died there, maybe his wife and children ended up migrating to Hall County, GA (following the Russells?). If this is not the case, then we need to try to account for the sons of this Reuben Pierce. Who are they and what happened to them?
- Pierce 1768 SC Descendants Andrew Jackson Pierce (50 KB)
Andrew Jackson PIERCE, b. 16 Jul 1815 in (Hall) Georgia, d. 20 May 1892 in (Johnson) TX. He married 2 Jul 1837 in (Lumpkin) GA, Nancy ABERCROMBIE, b. 28 Apr 1820 in Georgia (daughter of John Abercrombie and Fannie Cavender), d. 28 Apr 1878 in (Johnson) TX.
- Descendants of Reuben Pierce SC 1768 >GA Lumpkin (17 KB)
Reuben PIERCE, b. cir 1768 in South Carolina, d. aft 1850. He married Lavicy. Reuben is first identified on the 1809 tax digest of Jackson County, GA. Hall County, GA was created from Jackson County in 1818 and Reuben is found on the 1820 census of Hall County, GA, but he probably had not moved. On the 1830 and 1840 census, Reuben is living in Hall County, GA, but had moved to the northern part of the county. On the 1850 census, Reuben is living in Lumpkin County, GA. He and Vicy are also found in the Hightower Baptist Church Minutes in 1850. This is the last record found for him