I have a question about the information on Richard Pearce (1615-1678) being so similar in datesof birth and passing to Cpt. Michael J. Pearce, born Scituate, of Rehobath, died leading fight against Indians at Narragansett near Pawtucket (1615-1676).Some list the latter person as a younger brother of Capt. William Pearce, d. 1641, of Mayflower fame; the difference in birth years is 22.One genealogist listed Michael J. Pearce as a son of Richard and Martha Pearce, listed in genealogy lines here.Some list Richard as a brother of Capt. Wm. Pearce, Mayflower fame, and their parents as Richard and Martha Pearce of England.The best information I have gives Capt. Wm. Pearce of Mayflower fame as a son of Azikam Pearce and grandson of Azikam's mother Antares Lascelle Pearce.Michael J. Pearce also had descendants named Azikam.Nowhere in these lines or other pertinent Plymouth period Pearce families have I found a descendant named Richard Pearce, esp. with those having anything to do with the Mayflower history or Early Comers to Plymouth.I am wondering if Richard Pearce who settled in Long Island was not simply a Quaker, and perhaps traces back into Medieval genealogy as you set out, but not related to these other families in RI and MA?