Last weekend I received the following email message:
“Hi Robert,Found your name on the web with your new son – congratulations!Wondering if you are the son of Robert Russel Pierce b. 1934 and grandson of Milo Lucius Pierce Jr.? If so, drop me a note, we are related, and I’ve done a load of genealogy on the Pierce family.Carole (Pierce) GardnerSanta Fe, NM”
I am, in fact, the son of Robert Russel Pierce b. 1934 and grandson of Milo Lucius Pierce Jr., so I returned her message.
Turns out Carole HAS done a load of geneology on the Pierce family. Almost too much to fathom. I still have not read much of what she has sent me. But here here is the nut of it all. Turns out there are a lot of Pierces who trace their lineage back to Captain Michael Pierce, b. 1615, of Massachussetts. I now have my Pierce family line back that far. Carole and I share a great-great-grandfather, Hollom Pierce. I’m hoping that Carole will send me all the information she has. It is great to have your family history dumped on your lap.
Actually, I don’t know why it has taken so long. There are websites up that show my family lineage, including relatives my parents have known about for a long time. Anyway, good news.
If I get some permission, I’ll post some of the research that Carole has done.
Here’s an interesting website.