123. Samuel Lewis5 Pierce (Lenah4 Gorby, Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) birth date unknown.
He married ?.
Samuel's Military Service:. Captain of a river vessel during Civil War. (1936) Lewis Pierce was Captain on a vessel taking loads of provisions to New Orleans for Sherman's men. He loaded his guns with log chains, grape and cannon, killing many Confederate soldiers. As a reward he was permitted to ride Gen Sherman's horse. The horse ran away, throwing Capt Pierce and breaking his leg, showing him a better riverman than a horseman.
Ref: First name from his father Joseph Pierce's will. Samuel Lewis Pierce was named executor of that will.
Samuel Lewis Pierce and ? had the following children:
588 i. James C6 Pierce.
589 ii. Elias Pierce.
590 iii. George Pierce.
591 iv. Clifford Pierce.
592 v. Eva Pierce.
593 vi. J Wesley Pierce was born May 21, 1824. J died April 11, 1885 at 60 years of age. He married Sarah A ?. Sarah was born 1832. Sarah died 1920 at 88 years of age. Ref: LST1-11.27.98 - Name & dates from tombstone inscription.
J's Military Service:. Served in Union Army during Civil War. Ref: LST1-11.27.98 - First initial & dates from tombstone inscription.
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