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Benjamin Franklin "Benny" Pierce

Benjamin Franklin "Benny" Pierce[1]

Male 1841 - 1853  (11 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Franklin "Benny" Pierce 
    Born 13 Apr 1841  Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1853  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    Pierce Family Plot
    Pierce Family Plot
    Pierce Family Plot -
    Franklin Pierce (1804 - 1869)
    Jane M. Appleton Pierce (1806 - 1863)
    Franklin Pierce (1836 - 1836)
    Frank Robert Pierce (1839 - 1843)
    Benjamin Pierce (1841 - 1853)
    Plot: Minot enclosure adjoining Old North Cemetery
    Pierce Family Plot
    Pierce Family Plot
    Pierce Family Plot -
    Franklin Pierce (1804 - 1869)
    Jane M. Appleton Pierce (1806 - 1863)
    Franklin Pierce (1836 - 1836)
    Frank Robert Pierce (1839 - 1843)
    Benjamin Pierce (1841 - 1853)
    Pierce Brothers
    Pierce Brothers
    Frank Robert Pierce (1839 - 1843)
    Benjamin Pierce (1841 - 1853)
    Notes 
    • Born the youngest child of Franklin Pierce and Jane Means Appleton. Their first child, Franklin Jr. was born in 1836, and lived only three days. Their second son, Frank Robert, died of typhus in 1843 when the youngest son, Bennie, was just two years old. Mrs. Pierce devoted herself to her surviving child, and always did her best to discourage her husband's interest in politics, desiring a quiet life. In 1852, the Democrats made Pierce their candidate for President, and his wife fainted at the news. In a note Bennie wrote to her, he said: "I hope he won't be elected for I should not like to be at Washington and I know you would not either." Pierce accepted the nomination and was elected. Two months before the inauguration, the family were traveling on the Boston and Maine Railroad between Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts and on January 6, 1853 in a freak accident, their car derailed near Andover and slid over an embankment. Franklin and Jane received only minor injuries but Bennie's death was witnessed by his parents. He proved the only fatality of the accident. The president's inauguration took place on March 4 without an inaugural ball and without Mrs. Pierce. Benjamin's death was a loss from which she never completely recovered. (bio by: Iola)
    Person ID I118429  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2014 

    Father Franklin "Frank" Pierce,   b. 23 Nov 1804, Hillsboro, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1869, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Jane Means Appleton,   b. 1806, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1863, Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1834  Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F34954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1841 - Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Pierce, Benny
    Pierce, Benny
    Benny Pierce and his mother Jane Means Appleton Pierce.
    Pierce, Benny
    Pierce, Benny
    Benjamin "Benny" Pierce

    Census
    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire; Roll: M432_435; Page: 3A; Image: 12.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Family Trees and LDS, This information is obtained from Public and Private Family Trees and Data Collections including but not limited to: LDS, Ancestry, WFT, MyFamily etc., (Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual private or public files. This infomation is not a "Primary Source".), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=22755840&pid=141787


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