Col. William Pearce

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William Pearce

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of David Pearce and Susanna Stevens
Husband of Thomasine Pearce
Father of William Pearce; Susannah Pearce; Henry Pearce; Elizabeth Pearce; Samuel Pearce and 2 others
Brother of David Pearce, Jr.

Occupation: Mariner, shepherd
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About Col. William Pearce

DAR Ancestor #: A091675 Patriotic service: BUILT & OPERATED BRIG 'FRIENDSHIP'

Three individuals were notable shepherds of Dogtown, Massachusetts.

James Witham, born in 1693, was a shepherd who earned a living estimated at $300 a year, tending both cattle and sheep in the Commons area. His house was located on Dogtown Road, east of Dogtown Square between Stephen Robinson (#21) and Granny Day (#20). Abram Wharf (#24 Wharf Rd.) was said to own most of the sheep in town in 1800; and the sizable flock of Colonel William Pearce (#23 Dogtown Rd.) attracted the attention of British raiders during the War of 1812.

from: http://www.thedacrons.com/eric/dogtown/Tom%20Dresser_A%20Village%20Lost%20In%20Time.pdf

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Col. William Pearce's Timeline

1751
December 2, 1751
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1774
1774
Age 22
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1777
1777
Age 25
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1781
1781
Age 29
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1784
1784
Age 32
1788
1788
Age 36
1791
October 30, 1791
Age 39
1791
Age 39
1845
February 3, 1845
Age 93
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
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