Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Joseph Pierce

Male 1728 - 1798  (70 years)


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  • Name Joseph Pierce  [1
    Born 1728  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 1798  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029929  Tree1
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 

    Father William Pierce,   b. Abt 1691, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1733, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Family ID F14696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Elliott Ransdell,   b. 1734, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1783, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Aft 1750  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isabella Pierce,   b. Aft 1750, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 55 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F45113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY VA WILLS
      PIERCE, JOSEPH, 7 January 1796; 27 August 1798.
      Dau. Sebella wife of Samuel Templeman 1 negro and 4 children; daus. Fanny Pierce, Sally Randall, Margaret
      Pierce; s. Ransdell; dau. Martha Hill; slaves to be gradually freed.
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      Inscriptions on Old Tombstones in Westmoreland and Northumberland Counties

      William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jul., 1900),
      p. 25-31.Inscriptions on Old Tombstones. 25

      INSCRIPTIONS ON OLD TOMBSTONES IN WESTMORELAND AND NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTIES
      (Copied from the tombstones by Rev. Dr. G. W. Beale, of Heathsville, Northumberland county,
      with the exception of the inscription on the tomb of Mrs. Ann Lee, which is taken from Dr.
      Lee's "Lee of Virginia," and of that on the tombstone of Izatis Anderson, near Cherry Point,
      which was copied by Mr. I. Basye Marsh.)
      Here lieth
      The body of the once very useful
      Magistrate and Deacon,
      JOSEPH PIERCE,*
      A lover of Truth, Justice and the
      RELIGION OF JESUS CHRIST.
      Who departed this Life June 5th
      1798, about the 70th year of his Age.
      The serpent need not gape for prey,
      Nor Death his victory boast,
      For Jesus takes the Sting away
      And all their power is lost.
      Then let the Just with Jesus sleep,
      In undisturbed repose,
      And only lie thus buried deep
      To rise as once He rose.

      *Capt. Joseph Pierce was the second son of William Pierce of Westmoreland, whose will of
      August, 1733, mentions him, and was grandson of William and Sarah Pierce, early settlers
      in the county. The elder William made his will March 25, 1702. His name is perpetuated
      in Pierce's Creek, and arm of Nominy. Capt. Joseph Pierce married Sarah Ransdell, and among
      his children were son Ransdell, and daughters Martha, Sally Ransdell, Margaret (married elder
      R. H. Herndon), Fannie, and Sibella (married Samuel Templeman). Captain Pierce, in his will,
      dated January 1, 1796, liberated a large number of slaves. He is honorably mentioned in
      Semples History of Virginia Baptists.
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      RANSDELL, SARAH, 8 Oct. 1778; 27 Mar. 1781.
      Dau. Sarah Elliott Pierce my blue cardinal; grand dau. Martha Pierce clothes; grand son Elliott Sturman 40 shillings; son in law Joseph Pierce residue of estate.
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      Virginia County Records, New Series, Volume I, 1913: Westmoreland County Westmoreland County Wills Book VIII. Westmoreland County Wills Book VIII.
      Name: William Pierce 01 Aug 1733 25 Sep 1733
      Sons William and Joseph ; daughters Sarah , Mary , Elizabeth and Margaret Pierce ; brother Robert Tomlin and Thomas Dozier exors.

  • Sources 
    1. [S809474] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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