Biography of Rev. Harrison W. Pierce
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Pierce, Rev. Harrison W., Hinesburg, was born in Hinesburg, Vt., in 1838. He fitted himself for the ministry, and was licensed in 1860, and ordained as a clegyman in 1863, and was settled at Brandon, Vt., over the Methodist Church, and in 1865 he united with the Christian Church in Dickinson, Franklin county, N. Y. He retired in 1881 and settled on his farm, where he now resides. The farm was purchased by his grandfather, Mr. Conger, and he built the house in 1802. Harrison W. was married in 1860 to Lottie Nutting, of Plattsburgh, N. Y. She died in 1862, and be then married his second wife, Fanny Rice, of Dickinson, N. Y., in 1869. She died January 18, 1880, leaving a family of two sons, Ralph E. and Clark D. Harrison W. then married his third wife, Lenora V. Field, of Jefferson county, N. Y. She was a daughter of Hezekiah and Lucy (Hayes) Field. Her grandfather was Libeus Field, of Woodstock, Vt. Harrison W. Pierce was a son of Chauncey and Mahala (Conger) Pierce. She was born in Hinesburg, Vt., in 1805, and he was born in Connecticut in 1795. They were married in 1823, and had a family of eight children born to them, four of whom are now living, Anson, Lucy, Alfred, and Harrison W. Lucy married Homer Irish. Mahala died in 1884. She was a daughter of John and Patience Conger. Chauncey was a son of Luther Pierce, who settled in Vermont in 1800, with his family of nine children. One son, Ralph, and three daughters are now living. Harrison W. was elected to the General A Assembly September 7, 1886, as town representative from the town of Hinesburg.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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