Philip Pierce: In Search of his unremembered parents, siblings, uncles or aunts, nieces or nephews.
Y-DNA testing suggests Philip was related to an Arthur Pearce who lived in Johnston County, North Carolina about the same time. The custodian of this website descended from Philip, while another researcher whose surname is spelled Pearce, has retraced his ancestry to an Arthur Pearce. Comparison of twelve markers on the Y chromosome revealed a 12/12 match. Results are pending on comparison of an additional 13 markers, which will allow a closer estimation of the time to the most recent common ancestor.
Of considerable interest are the similar naming patterns in the two families. Philip's son Lovick named a son Everette. Arthur Pearce married a Miss Everette. Arthur had a son named Philip, and his father may have been named Philip.
Looking into what connection there may have been to the Lovick family of the region. Philip and his wife Martha Andrews named their children Lovick, Andrew, Rhoda and Winnifred. Martha was a daughter of Warren Andrews of Tyrrell County, North Carolina. Her sister Milly married a Mr. Blount.
The Lovick and Blount families were related.
Deeds were recorded in various counties of northeastern North Carolina whereto Pierces and Lovicks were both party.
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February 10, 2005