Biography of Eben Pierce
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Pierce, Eben, son of Eben and Charity (Hines) Pierce, was born in Livermore, Maine, June 21, 1817. He attended school until he was fourteen years old and at that time went to work in a ship yard. learning the ship carpenter's trade. He came to New Bedford in 1839 and for several years made whaling voyages, finally becoming master of a whaler, and also was in the merchant service for ten years. He established his present business of manufacturing whaling guns and bomb lances in 1869 and still continues it although with not as great a success as formerly, owing to the decline of the whaling industry. He is descended on both sides from old New England families.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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