Michael  Pierce

Michael Pierce[1]

Male Abt 1758 - 1781  (~ 23 years)

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  • Name Michael Pierce 
    Born Abt 1758  Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1781  Harrison, Harrison County, West Valley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15805  Complete
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2009 

    Family Lydia Unknown,   b. Abt 1755, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1824, Harrison, Harrison County, West Valley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Michael Pierce,   b. Abt. 1778, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1826, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F6642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1758 - Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1781 - Harrison, Harrison County, West Valley Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Pioneers of Old Frederick County Virginia, Cecil O'Dell, (Marceline MO: Walsworth, 1995, 623 pp.), pp. 89, 94, 139, and 194.

      Cecil O'Dell aimed to "locate and record all the residents of old Frederick County VA who came there from the mid-1720s up to November 1743, when old Frederick County began keeping records." O'Dell searched "court records, wills, deeds, road petitions, land patents, land surveys, [lawsuits], warrants, grants, and Quaker parish records" in Orange and Spotsylvania Counties VA, the predecessors of Frederick County. O'Dell then searched colonial land records from Fredericksburg VA to New York state and London, England to determine when some 400-500 individuals sold their lands in order to move to Old Frederick County VA. He found that 85% of the original settlers in the Northern Neck, as old Frederick County is known, came from William Penn's colonization in Pennsylvania and as far south as Delaware and northern Maryland, while 5% each came "from New York, lower Maryland, and Virginia east of the Blue Ridge."

      (Old Frederick County/Northern Neck VA was subdivided over the years into twelve counties of today's Virginia and West Virginia.)

      The surname "Pierce" is listed in the index on pp. 89, 94, 139, and 194, so the first Pierce arrived in old Frederick County/Northern Neck VA before 1744.

      Roy Richard Thomas July 2009