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Nehemiah R. Pierce


Posted By: Allamakee co. Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/4/2004 at 05:01:14

Pierce, Nehemiah R., farmer; born in Barnstable Co., Mass., Nov. 11, 1823; lived in Massachusetts until 14 years of age; lived in Maine five years, then was engaged in the cotton mills in Massachusetts nine years. Married Miss Anna M. Allen, from Maine, Dec. 7, 1852; they came to Iowa in 1854 and lived in Allamakee Co. fourteen years; they came to Benton Co., to Big Grove, May 1, 1868, and engaged in farming. Mr. Pierce had but little when he started, and now owns over 1200 acres of land in this county; has held office of Assessor and other town and school offices; they have four children-Thomas A., Wendell P., Abbie A. and Ruth Ella. Mrs. Martha Pierce, mother of Mr. Pierce, lives with him, and is 86 years of age. His father died Nov. 27, 1873.

- source: History of Benton County, Iowa; Chicago: Western Historical Company - 1878 Biographies of Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa
- transcribed by S. Ferrall


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