Re: Francis and Margaret Whitinger
Margaret's father may have been a Capt. John Pierce, of the ship Lion that made at least 6 voyages from Bristol England to Providence, R.I.The spelling varies from Pearce to Pierce to Peirce.That is normal since most people from that decade did not know how to spell. It is believe that she was born 1738 and married Franz in 1764 in Pennsylvania. As I said, some of my info differs from Carolyn's.