This is a bit strange. I have been searching for the parents of a Patience Tifts in my line and ran across your message. She was born in November of 1764, and I haven't been able to find her parents. She married John Conger (b. Mar 28, 1766 in NJ) and had several children, one of which was Mahala Conger (b. Dec 12, 1804 in Hinesburg, Chittenden Co., VT) This is where things get a little interesting. Mahala married Chauncey W. Peirce and had quite a few children. One of them (from whom I descend) was named Anson Peirce. He was born in Charlotte, Chittenden County, VT on May 06, 1828 - the same place as your Anson, though 18 years later. Now of course this could be coincidence that we both have an ancestor who was born in the same city, about the same time with the same first name, and with parents (or in my case grandparents) with similar last names. . .or it might not. Perhaps our lines are somehow connected? I'd love to compare our info if you have the time!