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John Calvin (closeup) PIERCE

Means (Hampton) Cemetery
Calhoun County,
Arkansas

August 19, 1848 - August 12, 1891

John Calvin Pierce, a prominent farmer of Calhoun County, Ark., was born in Lafayette County, Miss., August 189, 1848, the first child born to the union of C. J. and Lucretia Pierce, the former a native a Georgia, and the latter of Alabama, and both reisdents of Mississippi for some time. The immediate subject of this short sketch was reared and schooled in Mississippi, receiving a limited education in the common county schools of his native State. At the age of nineteen years he began doing for himself, choosing farming as his occupation, at which he has been unusually successful, and now owns 240 acres of fine land, with about 100 acres under cultivation. He was married in 1870, to Miss Eveline L. Orr, youngest child of William and Margaret Orr, old and respected settlers of Arkansas. To this union were born five children, vix: Franklin H., Dora A., William R., Walter L. and Asbury J. All except Dora A., who died at the age of four years, are living at home. Mr. Pierce enlisted in the late war, at the age of fifteen years, as a private, under Capt. Fomby in the Twenty-second Mississippi Regiment, and served under different captains until the close of the war, participating in a great many skirmishes, but no important battles. He takes considerable interest in politics, and votes with the Democratic party. He served as bailiff of Polk Township for four years, and served in the same capacity in Huey Township two years. In 1886 he was appointed deputy sheriff. He is a member of the Laborer's Union, which he joined in 1885, and is a liberal contributor to all worthy public enterprises. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas - Goodspeed Publishing Company - 1890)

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Submitted: 12/16/08 • Approved: 10/3/15 • Last Updated: 10/6/15 • R123677-G0-S3

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