Pierce, Abel, was born in Peru, Berkshire County, Mass., January 18, 1788. He married, in 1817, Nancy Lewis,
of the same town, who was born in Taunton, Mass., in 1786, afterward settling in this town, four miles south of
Dundee, and in company with his brother bought and cleared too acres of land. He was justice of the peace two terms.
In going to catch his horse he struck his foot against a stone and fell, rupturing a blood vessel, from which he
died Nov. 9, 1862. His wife died in May, 1863. They had two children, Adaline, widow of Alexander Ross, and Horatio
L., who was born here, April 14, 1820, and has always resided in this town. He married Dorothy E., daughter of
Jacob Y. Carpenter, and has one child, Sophia. He has been a successful farmer. Abner, another brother, came the
same year and remained a short time, returning in 1836. He came back again, however, and bought a part of the same
farm and other land with it. Abel was a successful farmer and carpenter.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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