- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
PIERCE, JONATHAN EDWARDS
PIERCE, JONATHAN EDWARDS (1839–1915). Jonathan Edwards Pierce, rancher, son of Jonathan D. and Hannah (Head) Pierce, was born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, on December 6, 1839. In 1860 he moved to Indianola, Texas, where he was employed as a ranchhand until he enlisted in the Confederate Army. He served from 1861 to 1865. With his brother Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierceqv, he established Rancho Grande in Matagorda County and subsequently founded the town of Blessing. He married Nannie Deborah Lacey, daughter of William Demetris Lacey, on May 2, 1868; they had four children. After her death he was twice remarried and had two other children. He died on March 29, 1915, and was buried in Demings Bridge Cemetery near Hawley.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:James Cox, Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry (2 vols., St. Louis: Woodward and Tiernan Printing, 1894, 1895; rpt., with an introduction by J. Frank Dobie, New York: Antiquarian, 1959). Galveston News, January 2, 1898. Matagorda County Tribune, August 23, 1945.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "PIERCE, JONATHAN EDWARDS," accessed September 20, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpi12.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.