PEIRCE, Joseph, (1748 - 1812)


PEIRCE, Joseph, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., on June 25, 1748; attended school in Portsmouth; served during the Revolutionary War in Col. Pierce Long’s regiment in 1775 and 1776; was a member of the State house of representatives in 1788, 1789, 1792-1795, 1800, and 1801; town clerk 1789-1794; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1801, until his resignation in 1802; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Alton, N.H., September 12, 1812.