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Colonel Abijah Pierce was born 23 May 1727 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Isaac Pierce (1700-1773) and Susanna Bemis (1700-1742) and died 18 September 1800 Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Thankful Brown (1730-1819) 3 September 1751 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Colonel Abijah Pierce was born in Lexington, Middlesex, MA 23 May 1727. Abijah died 18 September 1800 at 73 years of age. He married Thankful Brown 3 September 1751. Thankful was born about 1727. Abijah was born in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and brought up as he had been in its Militia, he was well fitted to perform the part which he did in the great struggle for American Independence, as one of it's leaders; of commanding personal presence, and strong individuality. Colonel Peirce would have been a man of mark in any community. He was for a series of years the magistrate of the town of Lincoln, Massachusetts, and repeatedly filled offices of trust and honor with great fidelity to his constituents. He was greatly respected by his fellow citizens, and died much lamented.

"Major Abijah Peirce of Lincoln, who had just been elected Colonel of a Regt. of minute men, came with only his walking stick and had to wait until a gun had been captured from the enemy. In a few hours he was armed and equipped and ready for action. Duty officers as well as privates, were armed with muskets in this an initial engagement..." (Harper's Monthly, from an article relating to the Battle of Lexington)




Children



Offspring of Colonel Abijah Pierce and Thankful Brown (1730-1819)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Susanna Peirce (1752-1829) 9 May 1752 Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 9 January 1829 Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Samuel Hoar (1743-1832)
Nathaniel Pierce (1754-1782)











Siblings

Offspring of Isaac Pierce (1700-1773) and Susanna Bemis (1700-1742)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Josiah Pierce (1723-1806)
Joseph Pierce (1724-1803)
Abijah Pierce (1727-1800) 23 May 1727 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 18 September 1800 Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Thankful Brown (1730-1819)
Ephraim Pierce (1729-1790)
Susanna Pierce (1732-1773)
Mary Pierce (1735-1784)
Isaac Pierce (1735-1822)


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