I'm posting the full results of my research into the Burke Co. N.C. family.I think it would be very valuable for a male Piercy-Pearcy from this line to have his Y-DNA tested for comparision to other Pearcy families to see if they match.
Burke County NC Pearcy Family
5. Unknown Pearcey, born about 1725-30, possibly a son of William Pearcy of Bertie County, North Carolina.
1. i. William Pearcy b. ca.1752 d. 1783
2. ii. Stephen Pearcy b. ca.1756 d. 1819
3. iii. Blake Pearcy b. ca.1760 d. December 30, 1837
1. William Pearcy was born about 1752.His estate sale was held May 15, 1783 in Burke County, North Carolina.He was married to Elizabeth, last name unknown.Elizabeth Percy was born after 1755 according to the 1800 census of Burke County.There is one clue that William and Elizabeth Pearcy lived in the state of Virginia, sometime before 1775.That is when their son William was born.Aaron Pearcy, who died in 1917, was the grandson of William and Elizabeth Pearcy.His death certificate says his father was born in Virginia.
BURKE COUNTY, NC - DEEDS - Miscellaneous Land Records
SOME LAND ENTRIES FOR BURKE COUNTY, NC, 1778-1779
ENTRY #SETTLER OR ENTERER ACRES DESCRIPTION
1756William PURCY (PIERCY) 640 on both sides of north fork of Upper Creek.....
On August 20, 1778, Elizabeth Pearcey, entered 100 acres on the Upper Creek in Burke County, North Carolina.This region was on the far west end of North Carolina.This land was granted to Elizabeth on October 11, 1783.William owned 640 acres, 175 of which was left to Mary Pearsey.This 640 acres was probably granted to him for Revolutionary War service as there is a record of a William Pearsey ‘s family being granted 640 acres for service during that war in North Carolina.
On March 10, 1783, in Burke County, it was ordered that Elisabeth Piercy of Burke County who gave Recogizance that Delilah Piercy and Winifred Philips would appear against Joel Lewis, and who failed to appear, should pay levy of 150 pounds.The estate sale of William Pearsey was held in Burke County on May 15, 1783.
In Burke County, North Carolina, October 23, 1788, Samuel Hughes purchased 100 acres on Wilson’s Fork of the Johns River, above “the Widdow Percy.”Elizabeth Pearcey of Burke County was sued by Blake Pearcy of Richmond County, Georgia on May 5, 1790.When the 1790 census of Burke County was taken, Eliza Piercy was listed on p.92.She had one male in her home over the age of 16, 3 under the age of 21 and two females beside herself.The estate of Elizabeth Pearcy was presented for probate in Burke County, North Carolina in April 1810.It was proven by Benjamin Parks and James Parks, witnesses.
4. i. William Pearsey b. before 1775 d. 1843
ii. Male Pearsey b. ca.1775-90
iii. Male Pearsey b. ca.1775-90
iv. Male Pearsey b. ca.1775-90
v. Female Pearsey b.
vi. Molly Pearsey b. ca.1765
William Purcy/Percy left her 175 acres on the upper creek of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was part of 640 acres.When she died she left the land to Jordan.It was told that she did not marry but had a son name Jordan Pearcy 1800-abt1863whom married Celia Ann Wright (believed to be Cherokee) whom had a son Sidney S Piercy April 8,1826-July19,1912 whom married Nancy C phillips. Source:Dorothy Piercy Clanton.
2. Stephen Pearsey was born about 1756.He first appears as Stephen Pearsey in the 1779 tax list of Randolph County, North Carolina.On December 12, 1782 in Burke County, North Carolina, Blake Pearcy and Stephen Pearcy were notified in writing by Burke County, North Carolina of an Action Against Suspected Tories whereas an Inquisition of High Treason and forfeiture of Estate against Sundry Persons..”They were ordered to appear before the justices in the Court House of Burke the 3rd Monday in January to answer charges of High Treason.Also so charged was Jacob Beck, who had been in trouble for his political leanings in Rowan County, North Carolina in November 1775.
Stephen Piercy was granted 50 acres on Johns River in Burke County, September 1, 1789.He was listed in the 1790 census of that county as Stephen Piercy.He had 2 males under the age of 16 and 5 females in his household.Stephen Pearcey applied for 50 acres on the head of Warrior fork of Johns River, September 3, 1790.This land was granted him July 7, 1794.
Stephen Pearcy applied for a land grant of 100 acres on the main fork of Craig’s Creek in Burke County, January 25, 1800.He received this grant November 28, 1805.Jacob Beck owned land in 1807 that lay off Stephen Piercy’s Branch of the Pearce’s Creek.Stephen Pearcey was granted 50 acres on Warrior Creek of Burke County, December 22, 1809.The estate of Stephen Pearson (sic) was presented for probate in Burke County, July 1819.It was proven by Henry Brendle.Delila Pearcy and Weslly Pearcy qualified as executors.Delilah Pearsey in the 1820 census was over the age of 45 and is first mentioned in Burke County records in 1783, being connected to Elizabeth Pearsey (below).She is undoubtedly the widow of Stephen.Wesley Pearcy is surely their son.
i. Male Pearsey b. ca.1774-90
ii. Male Pearsey b. ca.1774-90
iii. Female Pearsey b. before 1790
iv. Female Pearsey b. before 1790
v. Elizabeth Pearsey b. ca.1792
5. vi. John Wesley C. Pearcy b. ca.1811
In 1830, Wesley Pearcy, aged 20-30, was listed on p.147 of the Burke County, N.C.
Census.A male 10-15 was in his household, as was a female aged 30-40.
6. vii. Stephen Pearcy b. ca.1796 d. 1843
3. Blake Pearcy was born about 1760 in North Carolina.He married October 15, 1791 in Warren County, Georgia to Mary Whittington, born about 1776 in Georgia.During the American Revolution, Blake served in the North Carolina Militia.He enlisted in 1779 for 3 months in Captain White’s Company, a part ofCol. McDowell’s regiment.He marched toward Charlotte against the Tories, then returned home after the enlistment expired.Blake served again for 3 months under Captain Kenady and finally enlisted in late 1780 for 6 months in Capt. McDowell’s Company, a part of Col. McDowell’s regiment.This company saw action at the Battle of King’s Mountain, October 7, 1780, a decisive American victory.
During this last term of service in Burke County, the company was at Charlotte, N.C. under Daniel Morgan.They had a battle at Ninety-Six, S.C., then saw action at the Battle of Cowpens, (January 17, 1781) where Blake was seriously wounded in the arm or shoulder according to family tradition.This wound eventually killed Blake late in life according to his Widow Mary’s pension request in 1850.Blake was left on the battlefield and was taken care of by some Continentals until found by his mother and some relatives.
Despite his war service, on December 12, 1782, Blake Pearcy and Stephen Pearcy were notified in writing by Burke County, North Carolina of an Action Against Suspected Tories whereas an Inquisition of High Treason and forfeiture of Estate against Sundry Persons..”They were ordered to appear before the justices in the Court House of Burke the 3rd Monday in January to answer charges of High Treason.
On May 5, 1790, Blake Pearcy of Richmond County, Georgia appointed Reuben White of Burke County, North Carolina to sue Elizabeth Pearcey, a bond in her possession given him by Jacob Beck.
Blake began patenting land in Warren County, Georgia around 1791.By 1794 he had 1142 acres there according to the tax list.He was granted 1000 acres in Columbia County, Georgia in 1795 and 349 acres in Warren County, Georgia, 1797.As late as 1801 he was listed on the tax rolls of Warren County.
Blake Piercy purchased the grist mill of Edward Carter in Burke County in 1796, which was located on Price’s Creek.Blake Piercy sued Reubin White in Burke County, June 1797.Blake Percey was granted 50 acres on the east side of Upper Creek in Burke County, December 6, 1799.
WARREN COUNTY DEED BOOK A Pages 44-45: Warren Co., Ga. , ASA WRIGHT, JOHNSTON
WRIGHT £ BLAKE PEARCY bound to Court of Ord. June 8, 1801.
***John L. Pearcy marries Elizabeth Winfrey in Columbia Co. GA., January 16, 1804
On October 23, 1810, in Columbia County, Georgia, Blake Pearcey purchased a saddle, a heffer and a stud horse from the estate sale of William Whittington, a relative of his wife.
Blake Peirsey, aged over 45, was listed in the 1810 census of Buncombe County, North Carolina (formed in 1808 from Burke County).
He was listed in the 1820 census of that county as Blake Piercy, aged over 45.Blake Pearcy died on December 30, 1837, aged 78, according to his tombstone, in Yancey County, North Carolina.In 1850, Mary Piercy, aged 74, born Georgia was living in the home of Seaburne J.Piercy, in Yancey County, N.C.
7. i. Ephraim Piercey b. 12 Apr 1794 d. 25 Nov 1877
ii. William Piercey b. 20 Oct 1796 d.
iii. Sebourn Piercey b. 13 Mar 1799
Resided Yancey County, N.C., 1850 with his mother Mary, aged 74.
iv. Willis Piercey b. 26 Dec 1807 d. 1 Jul 1809
v. Mary Piercey b. 15 Jun 1810
m. James Wilson
vi. Wilbourn Piercey b. 2 Jun 1813
4. William Pearcy was born before 1775 possibly in Virginia, to William and Elizabeth Pearcy.Married first by 1804 to Nancy.He married second by 1827 to Christian Pendry, born about 1807 in North Carolina.William Pearsey, aged over 45, was listed in the 1820 census of Burke County, North Carolina.He had 5 male children in his householdBased on their ages and the fact he was living in Burke County in 1820, there seems little doubt he is the father of the children listed below, who were listed together in an 1843 probate record for William Pearcy, deceased.
In the October 1843 Court Term in Burke County, Christian Piercy, widow of William Piercey (deceased), petitioned the court against Zacchaus Piercy, Salinda Piercy, Ezaus Piercy, Plantiana Piercy, William Piercy, Gabriel Piercy and Jesse Piercy, heirs at law of Wiliam Piercy, decd..She requested a dower be laid off and alloted to her.A jury alloted her 100 acres September 18, 1843 on the Upper Creek and the farm known as The Mansion Farm.
The following obituary probably pertains to William Pearsey above:
Ann Eliza Piercy, daughter of William and Nancy Piercy, Cherokee Co. N.C., died Jan. 19, 1844, aged 21 years.
Christian is found a widow through 1870 in the census records of that county.She used the surname Pearsey in 1870.A large Pearsey family founded by Jackson P. Pearsey (1861-in North Carolina is descended from this couple.
Issue by Nancy:
8. i. Zachariah Pearcy b. 24 Nov 1807 d. 1885
ii. Plantania Pearcy b. 11 May 1813 d. 12 Apr 1887
In 1860, Planty Piercy, aged 45, was living in the home of J.C. Norwood, Lenior, Caldwell County, N.C. (near where original Pearcey settlement was made in 1778).
iii. Salinda Pearcy b.
iv. Esais Pearcy b. ca.1815
Referred to in an 1843 probate record as Ezhaus, the 1860 census of Shooting Creek, Cherokee County, N.C. lists a Esrais Piercy, aged 45, born “Burke County, North Carolina”.
NOTE: In 1850 Cherokee Co. NC, these three people made up one household:Esais Piercy, age 35, Deanna Piercy, 40, William Piercy, 31.
v. William Pearcy b. ca.1819
Resided Cherokee County, N.C. 1850-60.
vi. Ann Eliza Piercy b. about 1822 d. 19 January 1844
Died in Cherokee County, N.C., aged 21, daughter of William and Nancy Piercy.
Issue by Christian Pendry:
vi. Caroline Pearsey b. ca.1827
vii. Isabella Pearsey b. ca.1829
The death certificate of Marvin J. Pearcy, died February 5, 1921, aged 64, says his father was unknown, mother was Isabelle Piercy.
viii. Aaron Pearcy b. 15 Jun 1830 d. 15 Jan 1917
The death certificate of Aaron Pearcy says he was born June 15, 1830 to William Pearcy of VA. and Crista Remley of NC.He died at Upper Creek, Burke County, N.C.
ix. Joseph G. Pearsey b. ca.1831
x. Gabriel Pearsey b. ca.1835
In 1900, Gabriel Pearsey said he was born in July 1848.
Name: Gabriel Pearcy RESIDENCE: Burke County, North Carolina Occupation: Farmer Enlistment Date: 7 Oct 1861 Enlistment Place: Burke County, North Carolina Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 7 October 1861 at the age of 21.
Enlisted in Company F, 3rd Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 7 Oct 1861.
disch disease Company F, 3rd Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 1 May 1862.
xi. Jesse Pearsey b. ca.1837
YANCEY COUNTY, NC - CEMETERIES - Piercy Cemetery ----¤¤¤---- PIERCY CEMETERY: Location: Turn up Sampson Branch and go about 1/2 mile. Just past Jack Tipton’s house take the logging road on the left to top of hill. At top of hill bear left and follow ridge to cemetery. Condition: Poor, not fenced and grown up in bushes SURNAMES: LEWIS, PETERSON, PIERCY 1. Luther Lewis - 11/26/1882 - 7/15/1910, possibly son of J.H. & Nora Lewis 2. Unmarked grave - possibly grave of John H. Lewis 3. Nora Lewis - 12/2/1858 - 5/15/1910, Wife of J. H. Lewis 4. Glora Gratia Lewis - 11/24/1887 - 1/9/1908, D/o J.H. & Nora Lewis 5. Jessie Myrtle Lewis - 5/4/1879 - 3/17/1892, D/o J. H. & Nora Lewis 6. Naomi Peterson - 3/16/1849 - 10/30/1888, 39 yrs. 7 mo. 14 days. 7. Plantena Piercy- 5/11/1813 - 4/12/1887, 74 yrs. 11 mo. 1 day. 8. Zackarias Piercy- 10/14/1807 - 1/24/1885 9. Sarah E. Piercy - 10/11/1820 - 7/30/1877, Wife of Zacharius Piercy There were 2 other graves marked with fieldstones. Note: Re: # 3 - John H. Lewis married Nora E Piercy on 2/14/1875 Re: # 6 - Moses Peterson married Naomi Piercy on 10/16/1870 Re: # 7 - According to 1880 census Plantenia is a sister to Zackarias. Census also shows two daughter: Desdemonia & Mary E. which might account for the other two graves.
Descendants of John Wesley C. PIERCY
Generation No. 1
5. JOHN WESLEY C.2 PIERCY (PIERCY1) was born 1811 in Burke County, North Carolina. He married (1) BETSY COLLINS. He married (2) MARTHA J.. She was born in Haywood County, North Carolina.
Notes for JOHN WESLEY C. PIERCY:
Notes from Silvia Piercy. From the library of Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina (By Mrs. DeWitt Piercy)
The Piercy family are Scotch-Irish. The family originally settled tin Burke County, North Carolina, coming to Cherokee county in 1848.
The First Piercy coming to the area were a brother and sister, John Wesley and Betty Piercy. When they first came to this section, they stayed for awhile with James and Harriet Stewart at their home north of Andrews. The Piercy's liked that section and decided to locate near the Stewarts. He built his home on a hill above the farm and he and his sister, Betty, lived there for many years. This farm was known for many years as "The Piercy Farm."
J. W. C. Piercy taught subscription schools at the Brittian Field School house. For many years he was county surveyor. He was assisted by William Beal of Murphy and Cooper of Graham county. His original book is in the possession of Edwin Hyde, Attorney of Murphy.
Piercy also acted as Deputy Sheriff in 1850. He married Betsy Collins, one of the pupils he taught at the Brittian School.
To this union were born thirteen (13) children: Emmaline; Elizabeth; Blake; DeWitt; Robert; Edmond; Harriet; Sallie; John; Jane; and Dick. Two (2) children died in infancy.
Tradition gives that Betty Piercy saved her money, which in that day was gold, to buy property below the Piercy tract. This land belonged to Stephen Whitaker. Betty counted out her money, fifteen thousand dollars in gold, placed it in the strong box and buried it. She died and it was never found.
I find J. W. C. Piercy Number 919 on the 1860 census for Valley Town, District, Cherokee, NC. He is listed as being 49 years old and County Surveyor. He was born in Burke Co., NC. Listed on the census with J. W. C. is Martha J. age 35, female, born in Haywood Co., NC.;
Mary E. age 14, female, born in Cherokee Co., NC; Catharine E. age 11, Female, born in Cherokee; William B. age 9, male born in Cherokee; V. D. W. C. age 7 male born in Cherokee; B. F. S. age 5, male, born in Cherokee; Edward B. age 4, Male, born in Cherokee: John C. age 2, male born in Cherokee, and Piercy, Elizabeth age 68, female, born in Burke Co. NC.
I find John W. C. Piercy on the 1850 census for Cherokee County NC as being 37 year old male, farmer. and Piercy, Elizabeth 54 year old female. Both being born in North Carolina.
Listed on the 1860 Census as being born in Burke Co. NC.
6. Stephen Pearsey was born about 1800 in Burke County, North Carolina, likely the son of Stephen and Delilah Pearsey.Stephen is listed as Stephen Pearsey, aged 16-26 in the 1820 census of Burke County, North Carolina.He was single.
JESSE ROBINSON and HANNAH BROOKSHIRE: Marriage: 19 January 1824, Haywood County, North Carolina.Bondsman:Stephen Piercy.
He moved across the Haywood County, North Carolina line to the west, to adjoining Cocke County, Tennessee.The 1830 census of Cocke County lists Stephen Piercy, aged 20-30.By now he’s married to a woman aged 40-50 and has 4 children in his household, at least two of whom are probably from her previous marriage.
It is strongly believed that Stephen married a woman named Sarah (Beck?), born about 1790 in North Carolina.Stephen had several children born in Tennessee, then he died at a young age, somewhere between 1836-40.In 1840, Sarah Pearcy, aged 40-50, a widow with 6 children, is listed on p.114 of the Haywood County, North Carolina census.The 1850 census of Gilmer County, Georgia lists Sarah Pearcy, 60, born N.C., as head of her household.Living with her were children Jacob W., 22 and Matilda, age 20.
i. John Martin Pearcy b. ca.1824North Carolina
m. 1847 Nancy Barnes
ii. Sarah B. Piercy b. ca.1825 Tennessee
m. 1 Feb 1847 Silas V. Gates(Gilmer Co. GA.)
Sarah and her husband resided Gilmer County, Georgia, 1850.Moved August 1, 1867 to St. Joe, Searcy, Arkansas.She was living as a widow there in 1880.
iii. Jacob Wilton Pearcy b. 1828 Tennessee d. 1873 Arkansas
m. 11 Apr 1858 Louisa Roberts (Gilmer Co. GA.)
He enlisted November 7, 1861 in Co. E, 8th State Troops Regiment of Georgia with the rank of Captain.He mustered out, May 1, 1862 at Savannah, Georgia.He was commissioned in Co. A, Smith’s Legion, Infantry of Georgia, May 12, 1862.Promoted to Full Major, March 9, 1863.Transferred March 15, 1863 to Co. H, 65th Georgia Infantry.Promoted Full Colonel, June 20, 1863.Resigned October 22, 1863.Saw action at Vicksburg and Chickamauga.
iv. Matilda Pearcy b. 1830 Tennessee
v. Susan Melinda Pearsey b. March 1836 Tennessee
m. 28 Oct 1869 John H. Armstrong (Gordon Co. GA.)
Susan Pearsey (sic) married John Armstrong.She resided in Coryell County, Texas, 1900-10, a widow.
8. Zachariah Piercy was born November 24, 1807 in Burke County, North Carolina to William
Pearcy and his first wife, name unknown.He married to Sarah E., born 1820, died 1877.
Zachariah received a land grant of 50 acres in 1838.It was adjacent to his existing holding on Linville River, near Linville, N.C.Later in life Zachariah was joined by his sister Plantina.Plantina is said to have planted an Irish rose somewhere on Jack’s Creek that was brought to the USA in s sailing ship from Ireland.Zachariah is listed in the 1850 census of Watauga County, N.C.He was aged 43 at that time.He was listed as being 50 in the 1860 census of Yancey County, N.C.He lived in Jack’s Creek Township of Yancey County through 1880.In 1880, Zachariah Piercey, aged 72 had his sister Plantenia Piercey, aged 60, living with him.
i. Naoma Piercy b. ca.1849
ii. Vashti Piercy b. ca.1851
iii. Desdemona Piercy b. ca.1853
iv. Lycugus Piercy b. ca.1855
v. Mary Piercy b. ca.1857
vi. Lenorah Piercy b. ca1859
vii. Mary Piercy b. ca.1866
viii. Elnora Piercy b. ca.1868
October Term 1843
To the Worshipful Court of Burke County N.C. Where as a Petition being
filed at July Term by Christian Piercy, widow of William Piercy
(deceased). against Zacchaus Piercy, Salinda Piercy, Ezaus Piercy,
Plantiana Piercy, William Piercy, Gabriel Piercy and Jepe Piercy and
heirs at law of William Piercy (dec'd)
Praying to have her Dower laid off and allotted to her agreeable to law
in the lands and assements as set forth in said petition in the county
of Burke which said William Piercy did seized and possessed of which
petition was granted. and your worship did at said time order a writ of
dower should issue directed to the Sherriff of said County authorizing
Him to summonds tract Freeholders unconnected to either party, to meet
upon the premises and allott to said Widow her dower in the said lands
and acessements as set fourth in said petition.
We the undersigned Jurors being legally summoned did meet upon the
premises on the 9th of September and being Qualified agreeable by law
and having the deeds laid before them and with all the evidence they
could procure from disinterested persons found it impossible to locate
the land agreeable to said deed,or to find a marked line or corner on
said premises. We then adjourned eatrly in the day and made one more
effort to find some lines or the corner but not succeeding we finally
came to the conclusion that it was the land set forth in the petition
although we were unable to find one solitary land mark, yet we all know
it to be the place where the said William Piercy (dec'd) had lived for a
number of years before his (dec's.)
We finally came to a conclusion to proceed to make a corner and to run a
line to the best we could, we were in possession of, but it soon
appeared that the Jury would not agree and of course there would be no
report.at which time we were dismissed , but being again resummoned to
make the said allottment a majority being on the former Jury and after
being qualified agreeable to law we the undersigned Jurors begs leave
to report to your Worship, that they have alloted unto Christian Piercy
Widow of William Piercy(dec) one hundered acres of land out of the lands
as set fourth in the petition on the Upper Creek and the farm known as
The Mansion Farm, beginning on two Chesnuts beginning on the West side
of said creek , up a steep hillside and runs east one hundred poles to a
stake in the old line thense north 160 poles to a stake thense west 100
poles to a stake,thense south to the beginning. containing one hundred
acres together with all the buildings there on, all of which is
respectfully submitted by;
George W. Wilson
John Paisley ?
September 18, 1843
1850 Valley Town District, Cherokee County, NC
J. W.C. Piercy 49 County Surveyor 60002000 Burke Co. NC
Martha J. 35 haywood co. NC
Mary E. 14 Cherokee Co. NC
Catherine E. 11
William B. 9
V.D.W.C. 7 (male)
Edward B. 4
John C. 2
Elizabeth Piercy 68 Burke Co. NC
1860 Fort Humbree District, Cherokee County, NC
William Piercy 41 Farmer Burke Co. NC
Caroline 23 Mcdowell Co. NC
Mary A. 6 Cherokee Co. NC
NOTE: In 1850 Cherokee Co. NC, these three people made up one household:Esais Piercy, age 35, Deanna Piercy, 40, William Piercy, 31.
1850 Burke Co. NC
Hosea Piercy, about age 26, enlisted in the Confederate States of America infantry on April 15, 1862. He was stationed in Raleigh, NC at Camp Mangum which is now a part of Meredith College. Hosea became a member of the 54th Infantry, Co. B of the Confederate Army.
He died not long after leaving Burke/Caldwell County in the northwestern part of North Carolina at Camp Mangum located in Wake County near the eastern section of North Carolina. The cause of death has been recorded as "disease" and burial place "unknown". His date of death is given as June 4, 1862. Hosea left behind his wife Martha, about age 26, daughter Mary, age 7, son John Monroe, age 5 and daughter Sarah Elizabeth age 2.
Wesley7John Wesley Pearcy died November 2, 1924, Morgantown, Burke County, NC., aged 63.A carpenter, his death certificate says his father was Job Pearcy.
I just went and checked my records. Jordan Pearcy's son William Washington Pearcy is mine. His wife was Nancy McMillan. William was born March 8, 1828 Burke and died June 12, 1899 Caldwell. He is buried as W W Pearcy at Harper's Chapel in Patterson, Caldwell, NC. Per the 1850 census my William seems to be Jordan's oldest son. Per death record on Sidney, he was older than William. I believe the census is correct that William was the eldest. My William is listed as Buck on 2 of his children's death records. Buck must have been his knckname. Source:J. Friedman
Job Pearcy was found in the 1840 census of Burke Co. NC.In 1850, Joab Pearcy 43, born NC was living in Caldwell Co. NC.
Platina Pearcy, age 30 NC living in home of John S. Parks, 52.
1870 Morgantown, MorgantownTownship, Burke Co. NC
2Pearsey, Gabrielage 27, clerk at Hotel (where he was living) single.
1870 Upper Creek Township, Burke Co. NC, PO Morgantown
Pearcy,Sidney46born burke co. per death certificate of son John W.
Sidney PIERCY’s death certificate says he was born April 8, 1826, died July 19, 1912, Morgantown.His parents were Jordan Pearcy and Cecelia Wright.
Name: Sidney Percy Enlistment Date: 7 Nov 1862 Enlistment Place: Burke County, North Carolina Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 7 November 1862 at the age of 37.
Enlisted in Company E, 58th P. Rangers Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 7 Nov 1862.
David E 15
John W. 10
The death certificate of John Wesley Pearcy , died January 27, 1922, said he was born March 31, 1858 to Sidney and Nancy Pearcy.Born Morgantown.
Ella S. 9/12
1880 Census Upper Creek Township
HH 180Pearcy, SidneyW/M 51
Molton (m) 17
HH 181Pearcy, ChristianWF 80
Caroline WF 55 Daughter
IsabellaWF 45 Daughter
1880 Upper Creek Township, Burke Co. NCHH 186
Aaron Pearcy 46
Mary Pearcy 37
Althia Pearcy 19
Stonewall Pearcy 17
Alfred Pearcy 14
Hattie Pearcy 11
Martha Pearcy 8
Charles Pearcy 5
Mary Pearcy 2
1880 Upper Creek Township, Burke Co. NC
HH 203Pearcy, Gabriel40Proprietor of Hotel
Melinda 43 Daughter of Oman Steward per her death certificate.Born about 1836, died December 11, 1920, Morgantown, Burke.
1900 Census Burke Co. NCMorgantown Township
HH 148 Pearsey, Gabriel July 1848
“”, MalindaJune 1846
1900 Lower Creek Township, Burke Co. NC
Pearcy, Sidney S.April 182674m. 45 years
David EDecember 1853
1900 Burke Co NC
Pearcy, AaronMay 183664
CarolineApril 182575sister (NOTE:This is a daughter of Christian Pendry Pearsey)
1920 Census Morgantown, Burke Co. NC.
Malinda Piercyage 78, widowed, living with nephew John W. Piercy, age 58.
Yancey County, NC - Piercy Cemetery PIERCY CEMETERY: Location: About 4 miles west of Burnsville turn onto Prices Creek. Continue on up Horton Creek Road to Holcombe Branch. Go about ½ mile. Cemetery is on the right and is fenced and stands upon a steep hill surrounded by a pasture. Condition: Very badly grown up in bushes, weeds and briars SURNAMES: ANDERSON, HONEYCUTT, KING, MCINTOSH, PIERCY 1. Wm. E. (Ervin) Piercy, Died 7-18-1892, Age 71 Yrs. 10 Mo. 16 Ds. 2. Lockey (Horton) Piercy, Wife of Wm. E. Piercy, Died Oct. 2, 1889, Age 65 Yrs. 9 mos & 5 ds. 3. Dora Piercy, 9-19-1860 – 12-30-1891 (Wife of Wm. H. Piercy) Note: I did not find this stone, but it was recorded on the 1939-40 WPA Survey.
From “The Horton’s In America”p.227
IV. LOCKY, daughter of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, born 27 Dec., 1823; married 29 Sept., 1846, WILLIAM E. PIERCY, ESQ., of Yancey, formerly high sheriff of that County, and born in Buncombe Co., 2 Sept., 1820.
Children, all born in Yancey:
1. Robert H., born 2 Sept., 1847.
2. Sarah, born 18 Sept., 1849.
3. Ephraim B., born 9 Nov., 1852.
4. John W., born 22 April, 1855.
5. William H., born 4 Jan., 1858.
6. Mary I., born 7 Nov., 1859.
7. Myra W., born 28 Dec., 1861.
8. Adolphus E., born 1 April, 1864.
9. Julia A., born 15 Nov., 1866.