Biography of Benjamin C. Pierce
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Pierce, Benjamin, C., p. o. Ausable Forks, was born in Greenwich, Washington county, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1812; has been a resident of Essex county, since 1860: is a superintendent for J. & J. Rogers Iron Co. Mr. Pierce's wife was Catharine R, daughter of Isaac Finch, a representative citizen of Jay; she died April 12, 1883, aged 71 years. They had four children: Henry I., Isabel H., Earl, and Frank C. Henry I., now of Milwaukee, was a soldier of the 96th N. Y. Vol. Infantry: served five years; enlisted as first lieutenant in 1860; he was engaged in thirty three battles, and was a brave and daring soldier. Isabel H. is now Mrs. N. A. Throop, of Delevan, Wis. Earl, also of Milwaukee, entered the army in 1862. in the 118th N. Y. Vol. Infantry as private was transferred to the 96th Regiment and made captain; he served until the close of the war, one year as provost marshal, at Richmond, Va. Frank C. is a farmer of Jay.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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