Timothy Pierce

Home Town:
Litchfield, CT USA
Later Residences:
Biographical Notes:
Timothy Pierce was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1774. He was the first child from his father, John Pierce's second marriage, with Mary Goodman. He had two siblings, and five half-siblings, one of them being Sarah Pierce. He began a medical practice in South Carolina and died there in 1801.
"School consisting of 15 only -- now there are so few I hope the native ladies of Litchfield may stand some chance for a part at least of the attention of Mr. Reeve's students."
Said to James Pierce regarding the romantic competition between local Litchfield women and Litchfield Female Academy students for Litchfield Law School's male students, 1800.
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel, Chronicles of a Pioneer School from 1792 to 1833: Being the History of Miss Sarah Pierce and her Litchfield School (1903) p.378.

"Does Polly [Mary] Pierce attract the attention of any buck in particular yet? Or is she still obliged to rely on other folks' sweethearts for the amusement of her evenings? Has she nothing to do but look on from 6 o'clock till 10 to see other folks court?"
Said to James Pierce, 1800.

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