Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Elizabeth (Hall) Peirce, 1717, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Point of Graves Burial Ground, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


HERE LYES BURIED
Ye BODY OF MRS
ELIZABETH PEIRCE
WIFE TO MR
JOSHUA PEIRCE
DECD  JANRY 13, 1717 IN
Ye 42d YEAR OF HER AGE


From The Peirce Genealogy by Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1880, page 236

"19. Hon. Joshua Peirce (Joshua, Daniel), b. Jan. 14, 1670; m. Jan. 24, 1694, Elizabeth Hall, b. 1673, d. Jan. 13, 1717; m. 2nd, March 5, 1718, Elizabeth Wade.  He d. Feb. 7. 1742.

Joshua Peirce, b. in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Jan. 14, 1670-1, is presumed to have returned to Newbury soon after the death of his father, with his mother, who subsequently married John Knight of Newbury.  After ineffectual attempts to recover the estate of his father in New Jersey, Joshua removed to Portsmouth, N. H. about the year 1694.  He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Hall of Portsmouth, January 24, 1694-5."

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