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Eli Harvey Peirce

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Uwchland Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: August 12, 1858 (31)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Peirce and Hannah Pierce
Husband of Susannah Peirce
Father of Eli Harvey Peirce, Jr.; Mary Barr Snow; Leonidas Thomas Peirce and Susanna Octavia Hardman
Brother of Mary Harvey Young; Margaret Young; Anna Eliza Peirce; Thomas Benjamin Peirce; Joseph Pierce and 5 others

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About Eli Harvey Peirce

"...Peirce, Eli Harvey – (4th Ten) Born July 29, 1827, in Uwchland, Chester Co., Pa., to Robert and Hannah Harvey Peirce. His parens moved to Nauvoo in 1841 and were baptized March 27, 1842, by Joseph Smith. He received his endowments in Nauvoo in 1846 and was ordained a seventy the same year. At age 20, he was part of the pioneer company as a teamster. After arriving, he helped build the settlement in Salt Lake Valley. On his return to Winter Quarters, he met his parents and other relatives coming west in the Edward Hunter Company, so he returned with them. He was commissioned to travel to California to obtain seed grain that fall, which he did with Jefferson Hunt and others. He married Susannah Neff in 1850 and they moved to Brigham City, Box Elder Co., Utah, in 1851. After living in the Brigham City fort during Indian hostilities, they moved into their own home. He was ordained the second bishop of this settlement in 1855. He crossed the plains eastbound with a handcart in 1857 as a missionary bound for Europe. A year later he returned to his father's home and succumbed to an illness contracted while serving his mission. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 12, 1858, at age 31..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

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Eli Harvey Peirce's Timeline

July 29, 1827
Uwchland Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
January 24, 1846
Age 18
September 27, 1851
Age 24
Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, United States
September 21, 1853
Age 26
Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, United States
June 21, 1855
Age 27
March 27, 1857
Age 29
Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, United States
August 12, 1858
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
December 11, 1884
Age 31
August 5, 1940
Age 31