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Hattie A. Pierce

Female 1849 - 1933  (83 years)


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  • Name Hattie A. Pierce  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 4 Feb 1849  , Milford, Baker County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jan 1933  , Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 9 Jan 1933  Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I424  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Benjamin B. Bryant,   b. Abt 1821, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Harriett D. [--?--],   b. Abt 1825, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1887, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich,   b. 16 Nov 1840, , , Randolph County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1925, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1867  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 11
    Children 
     1. Euzema Rich,   b. 8 Nov 1868, Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1944, 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     2. Minnie Rich,   b. 12 Aug 1870, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1909, , Cyrene, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     3. Emory G. Rich,   b. 24 Jan 1872, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1902, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
     4. Arthur Johnson Rich,   b. 19 Dec 1873, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1953, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     5. Madora Rich,   b. 1 Sep 1875, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1957, , , Seminole County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     6. Hunnewell Rich,   b. 22 Sep 1877, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1956, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     7. Perry David Rich, Sr.,   b. 22 Sep 1879, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1963, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     8. Thomas Elijah Rich,   b. 24 Oct 1882, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1965, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hattie was an orphan. Her father evidently died before she was born and her mother died either in childbirth or shortly thereafter. No one in the family has been able to learn the names of her parents. Hattie's last name has been spelled both as Pearce and as Pierce.

      Her obituary states that she was "Christened," possibly indicating that her parents belonged to a Methodist Church. She was found living with the family of Ben Bryant in Baker County in 1860. Seven years later, she married Elijah A. J. Rich in Decatur County.

      I am trying to locate tombstones, court records, news articles, or anything else that might leave a trail as to Hattie's ancestry. Please contact me if you have any information!

      I found this cemetery listing at Oak City:
      Pearce, Margaret Ann
      died 28 May 1860
      Wife of George W. Pearce
      Age 27 yrs 9 mos

      Could this be Hattie's mother?

      1845 Baker Tax List:
      Ezekiel Pierce
      William G. Pierce
      do as agent for children
    • (Research):1850 Decatur Census:
      S. Pearce, male age 32, sadler, born in GA
      Jane Pearce, female age 20, born in GA
      Virginia Pearce, female age 1, born in GA

      Oak City Cemetery:
      Pearce, Margaret Ann 28 May 1860 Wife of George W. Pearce Age 27 yrs 9 mos Pearce, Telula Augusta 15 Jun 1856 30 Jun 1857 Age l yr 7 mo 15 days Dau of George W. & Margareta Pearce

      George W. Pearce married Margaret Ann Nicholson 20 Nov 1853 (Book A, page 218)
      Stephen G. Pearce married Jane Elisa Leniar 26 Mar 1848 (Book A, page 133) Decatur
      Patsy Pearce married Dildatha Odam 13 Feb 1821 Early County
      Maryan E. Pierce married James M. Mock 28 Mar 1848 Decatur County
      Mary Ann Pierce married Isham R. Mills 6 May 1849 Early County

      1850 Baker County
      Wm H. Pearce, white male age 29, farmer, $5,000 real estate, born in Wilkinson GA
      Nancy Pearce, white female age 21, born in Baker GA, cannot write
      Jesse L. Pearce, white male age 1, born in Baker GA
      Morgan Rye, white male age 22, laborer, born in WIlkinson GA
      Ezekiel Pearce, white male age 23, laborer, born in Wilkinson GA
      Thomas Pearce, white male age 17, laborer, born in Baker GA

      John Montgomery, white male age 53, farmer, $600 real estate, born in SC
      James Montgomery, white male age 25, born in SC
      Malynell Montgomery, white female 21, born in SC
      Theodore Montgomery, white male age 18, born in SC
      William Montgomery, white male age 9, born in GA
      Rebecca Pearce (widow), white female age 22, born in SC
      Henrietta Montgomery, white female age 12, born in SC
      Sophronia Montgomery, white female age 11, born in GA
      William Pearce, white male age 4, born in GA

      William G. Pierce, white male age 38, farmer, $1,500 real estate, born in WIlkinson GA
      Caroline Pierce, white female age 33, born in FL
      Catharine Pierce, white female age 10, born in Baker GA
      William Pierce, white male age 8, born in Baker GA
      Samuel E. Pierce, white male age 8, born in Baker GA
      William Pierce, white male age 4, born in Baker GA
      Nancy Pierce, white female age 1, born in Baker GA
      Robert Skaggs, white male age 21, laborer, born in FL

  • Sources 
    1. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of death for Elijah A. J. Rich (1925), state file no. 24650 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S52] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Search Light [microfilm], (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Elijah A. J. Rich, vol. 11, no. 8, Thursday, 9 Jul 1925, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S796] Georgia, Decatur - Will Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), last will and testament of E. A. J. Rich, written 21 Dec 1914, filed 5 Oct 1925, C:366 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of death for Hattie Pierce Rich (1933), registered no. 3714-33 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S52] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Search Light [microfilm], (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Hattie Pierce Rich, vol. 18 no. 51, Thursday, 12 Jan 1933, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S28] Cemetery: Georgia, Decatur, near Brinson - Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, grave marker for Hattie Pierce Rich, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 31 May 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      HATTIE RICH
      FEB. 4, 1849
      JAN. 8, 1933

    7. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of death for Euzema Rich (1944), state file no. 705 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S52] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Search Light [microfilm], (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Euzema Rich, vol. 28, no. 33, Thursday, 6 Jan 1944, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S7] Book: Georgia - Bud, P. D. Rich, (New York, New York: The Pyramid Press Publishers, 1939) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S51] Book: Georgia - History of Savannah and South Georgia, 2 volumes, William Harden, (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 1007-1010 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S793] Marriage: Georgia, Decatur - Marriage Record Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), marriage of Elijah A J. Rich & Hattie A Pearce, 25 Apr 1867, A:511 (Reliability: 3).
      Georgia
      Decatur County } To Any Minister of the Gospel
      Judge Justice of the Inferior
      Court or Justice of the Peace
      Greeting
      You are here by authorised to join Elijah
      A J. Rich & Hattie A Pearce in the holy
      state of matrimony according to the const
      itution & Laws of this state & for so doing
      this shall be your sufficient license
      Given under my hand & seal this
      20th day of April 1867
      HM Beach Ordy
      Georgia Decatur County
      I certify that Elijha AJ Rich & Hattie
      A Pearce were joined in matrimony by me
      this 25th day of April 1867
      Josh Johnson MG