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Litchfield, CT USA
Mary Goodman Pierce (1772)
Mary Paterson Pierce (1750 or 1751)
John Pierce arrived in Litchfield from Wethersfield and Farmington, Connecticut some thirty years after the first settlement of the town He was, as were most early settlers, a farmer and also works as a potter, making the red earthen-ware pots, pails, jars and pans commonly used in local households. Inheriting the Litchfield property from his father, Pierce accumulated a fair amount of additional land and served in a variety of minor town offices, including several terms as a member of the local school committee. Pierce was a solid middle-class farmer, artisan and property owner, having bought a house and land on North Street in the center of Litchfield where his nine children were to grow up.
In 1750 or 1751 John Pierce was married to Mary Paterson. In 1753 or 1754 they moved to ...[more]
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