William B. Pearce

Male, #48528, (17 Oct 1830 - 10 Jul 1863)
Birth*17 Oct 1830 He was born on 17 Oct 1830 at Marion Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*8 Sep 1853 He married Cynthia Ann Peavy on 8 Sep 1853 at age 22. 
Birth of Son11 Feb 1861 His son Peter Littleton Pearce was born on 11 Feb 1861 at Thomas Co., Georgia.1 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1863 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1863.1 
Birth of Son27 Aug 1862 His son William Thomas Pearce was born on 27 Aug 1862 at Thomas Co., Georgia.1 
Death*10 Jul 1863 He died at Funkstown, Washington Co., Maryland, on 10 Jul 1863.1 
Biography* Katherine Lanier Ricker wrote on 9 Nov 2005:
     "William B. Pearce was a son of Peter Pearce. Peter Pearce was born 1801 in Somewhere Mysterious, SC. He and his family migrated to GA while Peter Pearce was a very young boy.
     "William B. Pearce and Cynthia Ann Peavy had two children: Peter Littleton Pearce (Feb 11 1861) and William Thomas Pearce (Aug 27 1862). Both were born in Thomas County GA as Peter Pearce had brought the entire family down to Thomas County from middle GA during the 1850s. They were all living there near Big Creek during the 1860 Census.... Peter Pearce donated the land for the Big Creek Church and Cemetery and, of course, he is buried there.
     "Cynthia Ann Peavy Pearce, being widowed, married James Appleton Parramore and had several children by him. In 1870, William B. Pearce's two sons were with their mother and step-father, as documented by the census. William B's children are in James Parramore's house with their mother Cynthia Peavy Pearce Parramore:
          Thomas, District 637. Household # 60/62
          James Parramore, 34
          Cynthia, 37
          Thomas J., 12
          Eliza Jane, 10
          Nancy, 9
          Peter Pierce, 9
          William Pierce, 8
          Dorothy Parramore, 3
          Cora Parramore, 2
     "During the 1880 Census, Peter Littleton and William Thomas Pearce were living with all the other Pearces over at Big Creek.
     "Peter Littleton Pearce married Martha Jane White, dau of Joseph Goodine & Sarah Caroline Wheeler White. Martha Jane White and Peter Littleton Pearce were married January 19, 1887. Among their children was Walter Hugh Pearce (November 29, 1898 - November 14, 1936 (killed in a motorcycle accident while off-duty)). "Everyone" knows Walter Hugh married F(T)oleda Ellen Culpepper. The problem is that no one can find her, other than her name being listed in the "Thomas County Marriages" book by Craigmiles, which reportedly does have many inaccuracies. Nonetheless, my cousin Paul Pierce who has done extensive research into our family, did document that Walter Hugh & F(T)oleda were divorced in Thomas County on April 18, 1926...."1 
Research note*9 Nov 2005 Katherine Lanier Ricker wrote:
     "Peter and Mary Burk Pearce were my ggggrandparents. I have certainly done research on our Pearces and related families, but the first, comprehensive effort was done by Paul Pierce, a direct descendant of William B. & Cynthia Ann Peavy Pearce. I have merely added on to the work done by Paul.
     I descend from Peter & Mary Burk Pearce through their daughter, Dorothy Tamer Pearce Mathis, whose daughter, Mary Ellen, married Marion Bruce 'Dock' Lanier. Marion Bruce 'Dock' Lanier had one brother who survived the Civil War, Gibson Lanier. Uncle Gip married his cousin, Elizabeth Sloan. Gibson & Elizabeth Sloan Lanier's daughter, Priscilla, married William Thomas Pearce, son of William B. & Cynthia Ann Peavy Pearce. Paul Pierce is greatgrandson of William Thomas & Priscilla Lanier Pearce. So, Paul Pierce and I are double cousins..."1 


Cynthia Ann Peavy (16 Mar 1834 - 17 May 1912)
Marriage*8 Sep 1853 He married Cynthia Ann Peavy on 8 Sep 1853 at age 22. 
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. E-mail written Nov 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Katherine Lanier Ricker (3-gt-grandaughter of Peter & Mary Burk Pearce), e-mail address.