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Elizabeth Andrews Pierce

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Death: March 27, 1855 (66)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gov. Benjamin Pierce and Elizabeth Andrews
Wife of General John McNeil, USA
Mother of Lt. John Winfield Scott McNeil (Second Seminole War); Frances Maria McNeil; *Benjamin Pierce McNeil and Elizabeth Ann Andrews McNeil
Half sister of Col. Benjamin Kendrick Pierce; Nancy M. Pierce; John Sullivan Pierce; Harriet Byron Jameson; Charles Grandison Pierce and 3 others

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About Elizabeth Andrews Pierce

The first and only child born to Benjamin and his first wife,Elizabeth Andrews, Elizabeth Pierce grew up in the two-story, wood-framed house that Benjmain moved the family into in 1804. Since Pierce had obtained one of the few licenses to have a tavern, or public house, the atmosphere was one of constant visitation and socialization within the community. Since taverns served as community forums, encouraging participation in local and state politics and often also hosted people passing through Hillsborough, the house/tavern was ever the site of meetings of both politicians and military personnel. As part of the household she, as well as her sisters, were constantly in the presence of those guests and indeed, many were drawn as much by the innkeeper's wares as spending an evening "agreeably in conversation with the General's daughters" before catching a stage to their destination.

It is undoubedly at her own residence that she met and later married the young JOHN McNEIL. He was b. Mar. 25,1784 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He d. in Washington DC on Feb. 23,1850; she d. Mar. 27,1855.

Children were: John Winfield Scott (2/17/1817-9/11/1837), Frances Maria (c1818), Benjamin Pierce (1/20/1825), and Elizabeth Andrews.

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Elizabeth Andrews Pierce's Timeline

August 9, 1788
Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
February 17, 1817
Age 28
Mackinac Island, Mackinac, Michigan, United States
Age 29
January 20, 1825
Age 36
Hillsboro, NH, USA
March 27, 1855
Age 66