Harriet Byron Pierce (1800 - 1837)

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Birthplace: Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Boston, MA, USA
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About Harriet Byron Pierce

Harriet Pierce, dau. of Gov. Benjamin Pierce and Anna Kendrick, was b. in Hillsborough, New Hampshire on May 22,1800. He married, on June 25,1822, in Hillsborough, with HUGH JAMESON, son of Hugh Jamseon and Margaret Steele. He was born Nov. 5,1793 in Antrim, NH. They resided in Boston, Mass. She d. Nov. 23, 1837 in Boston, Mass; he died there Apr. 27,1854. Both buried at Geranium Park, Mount Auburn, Mass.

Children were: Charlotte Josett (11/3/1822; m. Joseph Bond), Anna Pierce (11/11/1825-10/12/1857, unm) and Jane "Jennie" F. (8/11/1832; m. Henry Henshaw).

Originally built as a tavern by her father, the Pierce Homestead was a gathering place of great individuals. Here Daniel Webster was entertained, and in the ballroom on the second floor Benjamin Pierce would drill militia groups or hold dances. The gardens surrounding the Homestead, the artificial pond (stocked abundantly with trout by Benjamin) and the lattice summer house were a great attraction for a multitude of friends and acquaintances. Amid walls that were hand stenciled and rooms with the bright colors that were popular for the day ,the ladies of the house; all of them, were constantly called upon to act as hostesses, no matter their age. Dusting or dancing, talking to a myriad of military and notable persons, assisting with preparations for Benjamin's annual barbecue, the girls of the Pierce Homestead led a busy life.

HUGH JAMESON of Antrim NH was a shoemaker by trade, he carried on quite a business in that line in the old McFarland House,South Village. In 1850 he maintained a store at the Custom House in Boston.

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Harriet Pierce's Timeline

1800
May 22, 1800
Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
1822
June 25, 1822
Age 22
Hillsboro, NH, USA
November 3, 1822
Age 22
Hillsborough, NH, USA
1825
November 11, 1825
Age 25
New Hampshire, United States
1832
August 10, 1832
Age 32
New Hampshire, United States
1837
November 23, 1837
Age 37
Boston, MA, USA
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Mt. Auburn, Mass, USA