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  • Roy Carpenter Pierce (1880 - 1953)
    Member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows . Was gardner and caretaker of the Tuttle Estate on Howell Street. The estate was eventually turned into a Tuburculosis Sanitarium. Police Chief's Fathe...
  • Farnum Charles Pierce (1906 - 1906)
  • Leland Webster Pierce (1907 - 1980)
    A Canandaigua native, he joined the police department in 1930 and became a sergeant in 1946. He was named police chief in 1952, a position he held until retiring in 1975. The former chief was a graduat...
  • Stuart James Pierce (1909 - 1994)
    Operated Mercury Dry Cleaners for many years on Mill St, Canandaigua, NY.
  • Perry R Pierce (1879 - 1945)

Project Objective

The objective of this project is to find all of the living descendants of 8 Pierce boys from Canandaigua, NY in the mid-1800s:

  1. William Eugene Pierce
  2. Robert Melvin Pierce
  3. Daniel Webster Pierce
  4. Thomas Benton Pierce
  5. William Henry Pierce
  6. James Hamilton Pierce
  7. George Washington Pierce
  8. Henry Leighton Pierce

Project Goals

  1. The first goal is to try and track down all of the descendants
  2. Secondly, I'd want to meet as many of the descendants as possible, which means tracking down their current location and/or contact information. If this is a wild success, I'd love to hear about other descendants getting together and getting to know each other.
  3. I'd like to make this a living tree by gathering photos and stories of as many of the descendants as possible.
  4. The final, ultimate goal for this project would be to have a giant Pierce family reunion in Canandaigua. The last known reunion was over 100 years ago in 1907.

Current Descendant Counts

As of 28 Feb 2020, 921 descendants are loaded into Geni:

  1. William Eugene - 6 generations, 15 people
  2. Robert Melvin - 7 generations, 294 people
  3. Daniel Webster - 7 generations, 128 people
  4. Thomas Benton - 1 generation, 3 people
  5. William Henry - 6 generations, 95 people
  6. James Hamilton - 6 generations, 150 people
  7. George Washington - 6 generations, 223 people
  8. Henry Leighton - 4 generations, 15 people


Thank you to the following descendants who served, some of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.