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The birth date and place of Thomas Pierson are not yet documented though some place his birth as about 1653 and in Bristol. It would appear enough is known (see below) of his family to perhaps find his birth records through additional research.
The work of Quaker researcher Herbert Standing of Haverford College has shown that his mother's name was Susanna Pierson (no father given). He completed an apprenticeship in Bristol, England in 1675 and sailed to Maryland the following year with William Dixon, brother of his second wife Rose. He returned to England in 1682 it seems to secure property willed to him by his deceased sister's husband but with the witnesses being Quaker and unwilling to take an oath to support the claims he was unsuccessful.
He arrived in Chester (then Upland) in the fall of 1683. He served as a surveyor in New Castle County for many years. He married Rachel Sharpley in 1686 (she died 1687). He then married Rose Dixon in 1690.
The daughters of Thomas and Rose, Susannah and Rose, married the brothers John and Aaron Mendenhall. Both Thomas and Rose Pierson died in 1722.
The record begins:
A G2G question about what happened in September 1722 yielded the following answer from Tom Bredehoft:
Conflicting information, Family of Henry Dixon, www.Quakersurnames.net/Dixon says:
On the other hand, a report of his will written 27 September 1722 says he died 29 September 1722, two days after making his will.
Thomas was 69, Rose was 61; could have been sickness took them both.
None of the sources I found (Ancestry.com) mentioned an unusual cause of death.
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