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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ANDREW PIERCE (deceased). Sometime about 1750 Andrew Pierce, a native of England, came to America, and located for a short time in New York. Later he moved to New Jersey, where he was married, and became the father of seven sons. Andrew came to Western Pennsylvania and purchased four thousand acres of land in what is now Elizabeth township, Allegheny county. There he remained until the outbreak of the Revolution, when, with his two sons, he came east and entered the service of his country. At the close of that struggle he returned to Allegheny county, and continued farming until his death. Lewis was born in 1759. He was a farmer, and married Cassandra Pemick, a native of England, and ten children were born to them. Andrew was born in 1809 in Elizabeth township, this county, where he resided until 1839. He then came to North Fayette township and purchased two hundred acres of land, where he resided till his death. He married, in 1833, Sarah, daughter of Dr. Joseph Nicholson, and to them were born four children. His second wife was Jane, daughter of John and Mary (Middleswarth) Chess. Mr. Pierce was among the most prominent and successful farmers in North Fayette township, and was also engaged in dairying. He was a member of the M. E. Church, and was a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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