Welcome to my Genealogy Web Page-Pierce Surname.Descendents of Reuben Pierce born in Edgefield Dist SC 1768
Earl Boyd Pierce
One of Dan Pierce Cousins
Wilson Pierce Descendants
Seems to be our families
most famous pierce
Too bad he was not looking
into our family trees in the 1920s!!
Dr. Robert D Ross graduated from medical school in 1847 as evidenced by a large framed certificate that his grandson, Ross Kneeland, gave Earl Boyd Pierce to hang in the latter's office. This is the earliest record that is available of an American Indian's receiving a medical degree. Pg 51 <complete>
Birth: Jan. 29, 1904
Gateway to the West
By: C. W. "Dub" West (c) 1974
Muskogee Publishing Company, Muskogee, OK 74401
James Henry Pierce, who was born in 1847 and died in 1905 .... Mr and Mrs Pierce interment was in the New Hope Cemetery in the Ft Gibson bottom .... re-intered in Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee in 1944 .... children of James H and Hudla Pierce ... Andrew who married Sibyl Rigney and Amanda Blair; Elizabeth who married Fred Rigney and Newton Woolen; Luvici, who married John Hampton; James M who married Nancy Anderson; Della who married H T Goodman and Perry LeRoy who married Linnie Blair. Pg 113 & 114
The children of James M (1877-1944) and Nancy Anderson Pierce (1883-1969) were: Gertrude who married L C Sweatt; Mark who did not marry; James Clayton who married Florine Thornton and Edith Lawler; Earl Boyd who married Ruth Clark; Beulah, who married R C Chapman (deceased 1950); Frank Hanselmann (deceased 1967) and L A Rounds; Ray M who married Ruby O'Dell; Elsie who married Terrance Wilks; Mabel, who married Wayne Fisher; Lois who married Jack W Thomas; and Jimmye who married Jack Hines. Pg 114 [Photo James Henry Pierce Family]
[long article on Earl Boyd Pierce] pg 115 & 116 - [two Photos of Mrs J H Pierce] pg 115
[Article on James Clayton Pierce] pg 116
[Article on Ray M Pierce] pg 116 & 117 - [photo of Ramsey Clark and Earl Boyd Pierce pg 116] Photo Ray M Pierce pg 117]
In about 1886, James and Hulda Pierce, along with the families of James' brother Newton Pierce, and Hulda's brother Columbus Roberts, left Georgia and moved West. The story, as related by James' grandson Earl Boyd Pierce, is that they first moved to Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory. However, James wanted land of his own, but couldn't buy land in Indian Territory. At that time, there was free land to homestead in Kansas, so they went there and built a sod house 3 miles west of Lincoln. During the blizzard of 1887/88, it snowed all through December and January. They burned up all the wood and had to chop down the door to burn for heat. When the snow melted, they left Kansas and returned to Ft. Gibson where they remained to raise their children. They established a homeplace along the Arkansas River at Anderson Bottoms. However, in constrast to this story, a letter from Columbus Roberts in 1887 indicates that he went to Kansas first, then the families of James and Newton Pierce moved from Hall Co., GA to join him in Kansas.
James died March 3, 1903 and was buried at Anderson Bottoms cemetery. Hulda died of Spanish influenza on October 28, 1918 in Checotah and was also buried at Anderson Bottoms cemetery. Their remains were later moved to a mausoleum at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee.
James Madison Pierce married Nancy Jane Anderson, daughter of Albert Anderson and Louisa Cordray, on August 23 1896. Nancy was Cherokee on her mother's side. James' family remained in the Ft. Gibson area where he acquired much land and operated a cotton gin. James and Nancy had ten children: Gertrude Mae, Mark H., James Clayton, Earl Boyd, Beulah L., Ray M., Elsie, Mabel L., Lois and Jimmy
was born January 01, 1882, and died Aft. 1906. She married
August 23, 1896. He was born December 13, 1877 in Hall Co, GA.
MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OKDecember 31, 2009
Local law bridges ages
Lawyer remodels with eye on the past
By Wendy Burton
When darkness falls, and wind rattles the windowpanes, Fort Gibson
City Attorney Don Lewis channels the past in the 1903 Earl Boyd Pierce
Earl Boyd Pierce and Rennard Strickland, The Cherokee People (Phoenix, Ariz.: Indian Tribal Series, 1973)