Person:Mial Pierce (1)

m. 16 Apr 1697
  1. Deacon Mial Pierce1693 - 1786
  2. Mary Pierce1697 - 1718
  3. David Pierce1701 - 1767
  4. Elizabeth Pierce1703 - 1801
  5. Ephraim Pierce1706 - 1769
  6. Ruth Pierce1707 - 1777
  7. Clothier Pierce1708 -
  8. Ephraim Pierce1730 -
  • HDeacon Mial Pierce1693 - 1786
  • WJudith RoundAbt 1687 - 1744
m. 26 Nov 1711
  1. Ephraim Pierce1712 -
  2. Wheeler Pierce1714 -
  3. Nathan Pierce1716/17 -
  4. Mary Pierce1718 -
  5. Judith Pierce1720 -
  6. Capt. Mial Pierce1721/22 - 1792
  7. Job Pierce1723 -
  8. Caleb Pierce1726 -
  9. Joshua PierceAbt 1730 -
  • HDeacon Mial Pierce1693 - 1786
  • WMary Fiske1702 -
m. 15 Jan 1744/45
  • HDeacon Mial Pierce1693 - 1786
  • WLillis Hale1714 - 1791
m. 30 Jan 1763
Facts and Events
Name Deacon Mial Pierce
Gender Male
Birth[2] 24 Apr 1693 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 26 Nov 1711 Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Judith Round
Marriage 15 Jan 1744/45 Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Fiske
Marriage 30 Jan 1763 Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Lillis Hale
Death[1] 18 Oct 1786 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Hornbine Baptist Church held the first meetings once a month in the home of Mial Pierce. In 1753, it was decided to build a meeting house, "basing its organization upon the six doctrines set forth by the Apostle Paul in the Sixth Chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews." On April 5, 1753, an organizational meeting was held at which time Daniel Martin and Nathan Pierce were chosen joint elders and Mial Pierce, the father of Nathan, as Deacon.

Deacon Mial was said to have been a "strong influence" on neighborhood affairs in the Hornbine area of Rehoboth. He appears to have owned several pieces of property.

Deed: 14 Apr 1759, Vol. 60, p. 284, "Miel Peirce of Rehoboth" for £100 to "my Six Sons, namely Wheeler Peirce, and Nathan Peirce, & Miel Perce & Job Peirce, & Caleb Peirce, and Joshua Peirce", 6/7 of his homestead. Last seventh part to son Joshua provided he pay to son Ephraim Peirce 14 bushels of corn every year, and then $3 each to his three daughters Judah, Phebe & Elisabeth Peirce. Acknowledged 4 May 1759, recorded 23 Jun 1781. On 5 Oct 1781, Vol. 69, p. 22, "Mial Peirce of Swansey, Job Perce and Joshua Perce both of Rehoboth, for £90, convey to Nathan Peirce of Rehoboth, their 4/7 of the homestead. Acknowledged by Job Perce 6 Apr 1787, by Miel Perce 7 May 1787, by witnesses on behalf of Joshua Perce dec'd 19 Jun 1787, recorded 19 Jun 1790. 25 Mar 1788, Vol. 71, p. 355, "Wheeler Perce of Rehboth yeoman & Mial Perce of Swansey Gent. Job Perce of Rehboth Gent. & Shubeal Perce of Rehoboth yeoman" for £30, convey to Nathan Perce "Land that Dea'n Miel Perce late of Rehoboth Dec'd conveyed to his Son Caleb Since Dec'd". Acknowledged 25 Mar 1788, Recorded 4 Jan 1793. Agreement 24 Mar 1784, Vol. 71, p. 354, between "Wheeler Perce & Nathan Perce both of Rehoboth", "whereas our hon'd Father Miel Perce of sd Rehoboth did by Deed of sale bearing date April ye 14th 1759 Convey to his Six Sones, named in s'd Deed to be equally divided to and among them, his homestead Farm, and ye said Nathan having purchased Several Shares, and now appearing to represent all but his s'd Brother Wheelers right, doth hereby come to ye following Division with him...". Recorded 4 Jan 1793.

References
  1. Pierce, Frederick Clifton. Pierce genealogy, no. IV: being the record of the posterity of Capt. Michael, John and Capt. William Pierce. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1963)
    p. 58.

    Dea. Mail Pierce [#30], s/o Ephraim, b. 24 Apr 1692 [sic, records say 1693], d. 18 Oct 1786, "m. Judith Ellis, daughter of Judge Ellis". "Res. Warwick, R.I., Swansey and Rehoboth, Mass." [apparently not in that order, see births of children, etc.; the man in Warwick may not be him, rather his uncle, or a cousin.]
    [Note: see discussion on Talk page about this apparently erroneous identification of his wife. Note lack of marriage date, or subsequent wives, suggesting superficial research.]

  2. Arnold, James N. Vital record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896. (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897)
    p. 700.

    PEIRCE, Myell, of Ephraim, [born] April 24, 1693. [1:78]