Pearce, John C., was born in the town of Wheatfield, Niagara county, N. Y., May 12, 1837. He lived on the farm until twenty-eight years of age, when he learned the trade of carpenter, joiner and millwright and has followed this since. Mr. Pearce has been assessor of the town of Wheatfield for six consecutive years and is well known all over the county as an able official; he has also been constable and town clerk. In 1869 he married Polly Ann Jacobs. His parents were Benjamin S. and Vashti (Milliman) Pearce, and his brother, Filander Eugene Pearce, lost his life in the Civil war from wounds and exposure. His grandfather, Abiram Milliman, was a soldier in the war of 1812.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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