Biography of Ebenezer Pierce
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Pierce, Ebenezer, known as Captain Pierce, was a native of Massachusetts, and came with his family to Groton soon after the War of 1812, and settled in the Bear Swamp neighborhood. His wife was Hannah Spooner, and their children were: Susan, who married David Teeter, and lived and died in Groton; Otis, born in 1821, married Mary Ann Savacool, and died December 24, 1879; J. Prescott, living in Freeville, N. Y., a minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection. His first wife was Phebe J. Moe, who died in Peruville, N. Y., August 9, 1889; his second wife was Mrs. Jane E. Lane, widow of Isaac Lane; she died in Freeville, September 18, 1892; he married third Mrs. Louisa Johnston, April 13, 1893, widow of Ira Johnston, of Wellsboro, Pa.; Harrison, born in 1826, living in Ohio, married Rachel Gray, who died in February, 1892; Phebe Jane, who married Luther Townley; Stillman, born in 1832, married Emeline, daughter of Dr. Isaac Underwood, in 1855, and died in Peruville in July, 1864; and Zeno, born in 1830, married Caroline Morgan in 1854, and died in February, 1880, at Groton. Captain Pierce was a large and successful farmer of Groton, and a man highly respected in the community. He was a strong Whig, and later on a Republican. He was a member of the Baptist church. He died in the spring of 1858, and his wife in 1888. Moses, son of Captain Pierce, pioneer, was born in Groton in 1831, was brought up and has always lived on a farm, and while not a large farmer, there are none whose farms are kept under better cultivation. In 1853 Mr. Pierce married Elizabeth, daughter of William Underwood, of Groton. Mrs. Pierce died April 25, 1891.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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