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new photos Sept 2004
Peg Leg LD Pierce Sr
and his brother Clem Abercrombie Pierce C.A. Pierce
and other photos of the Pierce farm goatneck texas

send to me by
Daughters of Georgia Bell Pierce who live in Chandler AZ.
She writes
"HI MY NAME IS MARCIA (CAMPBELL) TINDER AND
 I COME OFF OF GEORGE TAYLOR PIERCE LINE
 GEORGE T. PIERCE'S FATHER WAS L. D. PIERCE (PEG LEG)"


she was daughter of George Taylor Pierce Grandpa LD Pierce Jr.'s brother

 

 Clem Abercrombie and D Great granddaughter Jones
I had originally thought this photo of Clem Abercrombie
(C.A. )Pierce. May 25 2007 a Mrs Eugene Burris
of Harrison Arkansas called me. A man they had known
years ago had died and left a box of photos.
I will post more later. only a few are identified. On the
back of the identical photo above i found the
clipping posted below. I am wondering if
the Emaline is the Nancy Emaline Pierce
married to my great great grandfather
Andrew Jackson Pierce?

 

The LD Pierce Family
 

Peg Leg Pierce LD Pierce Ora Pierce and family

Marsha Tinde3r Writes this description

SALLIE SITTING HOLDING ?

VISA STANDING

CLEM (OLDEST BOY) STANDING WITH ARM ON CHAIR

LD (NEXT OLDEST BOY) FAR RIGHT NEXT TO VISA STANDING

GEORGE T. LEFT OF LD (PEG LEG)

ALLEN ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF LD (PEG LEG)

ORAH IS HOLDING SUSAN

FELIX IS NOT IN THE PICTURE BECAUSE HE WAS BORN MUCH LATER AROUND 1912

I RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION FROM GREAT UNCLE ALLEN PIERCE SOME
YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS DOING THE FAMILY  TREE.

 

My Cousin Dan Pierce (Wilson Pierce Descendant) Writes
March 20 2012
LD,
 
For the first photo on this page
you have the following information:
 
Peg Leg Pierce's family: Clem A Pierce (left of Pegleg) Allen Pierce (right of PegLeg). Standing (arm on Peg Leg Pierce)  LD Jr (my grandfather), Next- Ora Finley Pierce, Salley Fisher, holding babies
Ora holding Susie Pierce (2 months) Salley holding Valney Fisher.
Visa (Aunt Vice) Pierce Standing between two seated woman.

Other relatives (Lester Jones) says Sophie Holding Felix in Middle, and Salley Holding Harbert Clark   on right. and Aunt Vice Standing.  Am trying to get this straight and identified properly very soon I think this is incorrect the one above is correct.....
LDP 6-17-99  (QUESTION who would this Sophie Be?)
 
 
I think this picture was taken in 1904 and the
two babies are Susie (1904)  and Volney Fisher. 
Felix (1913) was not born yet.
 
I believe you have Ora ( 1867) holding Susie (1904)
 and Sallie Fisher(1888) holding Volney,
with Visa (1891) standing behind them.
 
As for the 4 boys in the photo, based on their apparent ages, I would say:
--Clem (1893) (11) standing in back with arm on Peg Leg
--LD (1895) (9) on the right side
--George T (1899)  (6) on the left side
--Allen (1901) (3) in front between Peg Leg and Ora
 
Although, if you are sure the one standing in the back is your grandfather LD, then maybe he is actually younger than the boy on the right, so the one on the right would be Clem.
 
The boy on the left cannot be Clem.  Clem is the oldest.  The boy on the left has to be George T.
 
Dan



 

Peg Leg Pierce Lorenzo Dow Pierce Sr and his brother  C.A Pierce Clem Abercrombie Pierce

 

 

Peg Leg Pierce Lorenzo Dow Pierce Sr
not sure if this is in Cleburne Johnson County Tx Goatneck on the Brazos
or taken in panhandle of Texas Hanford County.  I have a large version of this
colorized but it had broken in the 100s of Pieces and a photo restorer has it
Dallas Irving Texas.  I have lost his phone # and address.


here I post 2nd photo
of Clem Abercrombie

DESCENDENTS OF CLEM ABERCROMBIE PIERCE GA 1842-1908
C.A.P.(this was his brand)
OWNED LARGE RANCH AT CLEBURNE TX
GOATNECK ON BRAZOS 

capiercecahead19001.jpg (31439 bytes)       capierce.jpg (28322 bytes)         
photo left:     Cat Head Pierce 1900       Photo Middle: CA Pierce from photo copy 
photo right:  CA Pierce from original photo Marcia Tinder AZ
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Photo right CA Pierce and LD Pierce
C.A. Pierce (Clemeth Abercrombie)
December 16, 1842
Died April 5,1908 (Cleburne,TX) 
Buried Cleburne Memorial Cemetery

Co. F, 3 Georgia Cavalry  UCV #88)


Brother to my Great Grandfather LD "Peg-Leg" Pierce
Editors Note:  My dad J.L. Pierce gave me several boxes of my Mothers Papers
the last weekend of June 1999, and my mom had this photograph--a photocopy only.
I think it looks marvelous considering it is the only known record of this man. I think it is 
it is possible this photo's original exists in my Uncle Allen's papers the Vernon's have.  
 or one of my grandmother's aunts has it.  Hope to find the original soon, but until
then it is very nice to find even this photocopy!! (see below)

June 2008
Marcia Tinder Descended from My Great Uncle George Pierce
line sent me good scan of the photo of Clem Pierce. 
She got good copy from Uncle Allen Pierce in the early 1970s. She also
send me copies of several other unknown photos. 

Editors note: March 07, 2000 received a bunch of photographs from descendants of my 
grandmothers sister Susie Dacus Pierce.  This Photo is marked "Cat Head Pierce 1900"
In comparing the two photos I feel sure this is a photo of Clem Abercrombie Pierce. In the 
1st photo (left) he is much younger.  2nd photo taken in 1900, he died in 1907.
Of course the question is:  if this is not Clem Pierce Sr.---who is CAT HEAD PIERCE?

Editors Note Oct 2002:
I am beginning to suspect that Cat Head Pierce Might be CAP Pierce
who was Deputy Sherriff of Old Tascoca and was Killed in a Gunfight
According to Wanda Ruby Info CAP Pierce was a descendan
 of Hugh Pierce and David Pierce 
Editors Note Dec 2002: Found info on Clem George below
http://www.sagecat.com/cherokee%20legion/CL_COA_C.HTM
Company A, Cherokee Legion (Ga) Cavalry "Cherokee Rangers"
click here 
some census info about our pierces johnson county texas

WANTED: WE NEED TO CONTACT DESCENDENTS OF THIS FAMILY
WHO LIVE IN NEW YORK (WE HAVE HEARD) AND STILL OWN PART
OF THE PIERCE RANCH AT GOATNECK JOHNSON COUNTY TX. 
WE ARE ALSO  LOOKING FOR CLEM PIERCE'S BURIAL SITE.
 (DEC 1999 found that CA Pierce is buried Cleburne Cemetery, Block 28, Lot 20.)
THANKS TO INFORMATION  AND COPY OF OBITUARY RECEIVED FROM
 JOAN MARKS OF SALMON, IDAHO, RECEIVED JULY 12  1999 
WE NOW KNOW HE HE DIED IN 1908 AT HOME, ACCORDING TO OBITUARY. 
WE NOW KNOW HE WAS  BURIED IN JOHNSON COUNTY TX. 
 WE KNOW THE WIFE AND DAUGHTERS WERE WITH HIM IN 1907 . 
OUR FAMILY  HAS HEARD NOTHING
FROM THIS FAMILY FOR 80 YEARS OR MORE.
UPON FIRST READING OF THE  OBITUARY BELOW I
 HAD DETERMINED HE DIED IN COLORADO, BUT REVIEWING WHAT WAS
WRITTEN AND TITLE, HE MUST HAVE DIED AT GOATNECK PRIOR TO APRIL 5 1908.

Nov 11 2002 Photo of Clem Abercrombie Pierce Gravestone
Memorial Cemetery Cleburne Tx

click on the Small Photo To View Larger Photo

CLEM ABERCROMBIE PIERCE OUTLINE 
ELECTRONIC GENEALOGY NOTES
 BY LD PIERCE
LD'S NOTES ON CLEM ABERCROMBIE PIERCE 

Descendants of Clemeth Pierce

Clemeth3 Abercrombie Pierce (Andrew Jackson2, Reuben1) was born Dec 16, 1842 in Lumpkin, Co., GA. He died 1908 and is buried in Cleburne TX, Cleburne Cemetery Block 28, Lot 20.
 He married (1) Altha White. He married (2) Mollie Gordon October 26, 1875.  Clem Pierce is also listed 
as one of the original land-grant holders for the County of Johnson County TX. 

Notes for Clemeth Pierce: Clem (or CA) Pierce enlisted in the CSA 2 Nov 1864 at Mossy, Creek Ga. He served in Co E (Capt. Kelly's Co) 30 Battalion GA Calvary. He is described as 5'8" tall light complexion, dark hair and blue eyes.  Cherokee GA web site lists:  CAS Co. F, 2nd Regiment Infantry (Cherokee GA) Editors Note: Dec. 1999 I received Civil War information sent to me by Author W. E. "Jack" Carolton--- Leyland Museum "Civil War Veterans of Johnson County Tx" lists CA Pierce as: UCV #88, Co. F, 3rd GA Cav. Wheeler's Div. b. 16 Dec 1842. d. April 5 1908. buried Cleburne Cemetery, Block 28, Lot 20. Thanks to Jack for pointing me to this information.   This information was especially helpful since it contain the place of his burial.  I had been looking for this data for a year or two!!  This is the same author with information on the Pierce family in his book ...also see Joel J Pierce Mystery Webpage

"The area called Goatneck became well settled by farmers during the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was during that era that the settlers petitions the Commissioners Court of Johnson County that the area be annexed to Johnson County. The Comissioners hearing asked for a description of the area. It was described by one of the men present at the hearing. After giving all the bends in the course of the Brazos River He said, "It is just the shape of a goat's neck" So the area has been called Goatneck since. " Herbert Blackstock  Johnson County History Book.

"Dee Peterson, Goat Neck's oldest resident at 83, states that Goat Neck got its name during the legal transfer of the area from Hill to Johnson County. Clem Pierce, one of the early settlers of the area, was asked to describe the piece of land for one of the legal documents necessary to transfer. According to Legend: He said: "It's just a little ol' goat's neck out in the cedar brakes along the river." The name stuck and goat's neck eventually became Goat Neck:" Steve Bell Johnson County History Book
                                              Reprinted with permission Oct 1998.

July 12,1999:  Newspaper article sent to me by Joan Marks of Salmon ID. Her great grandfather was brother to Nancy E Abercrombie, and she found this obituary of Clem Pierce among his things. She also sent letter from Fannie James (Nancy Abercrombie Pierce's) JJJ Abercrombie (John Calvin) JJJ Abercrombie of Trinidad Co.

"Old Citizen is Dead At Home"  Article  from Johnson County TX newspaper. .
Clem Pierce Yields to Grim Reaper and is Called to Heavenly Reward April 5th, 1907
.

On Sunday night at 8:15 o'clock Mr. Clem Pierce, one is of the best known ranchers and stockmen of Johnson County, was called to his heavenly reward. Mr. Pierce had been in poor health of some time. For the past several summers he had been spending much of his time in the mountains of Colorado. These summer trips seemed to improve his health, but two weeks ago, he was attacked by la grippe and since that time slowly sank, until death claim him. The attack of la grippe was followed by an attack of heart disease. On Friday his condition became alarming, and although he had the best of attention, it was to no avail. He was born in Hall County GA Dec 16, 1842, and was 66 years old at the time of his death. (1908). He leaves a wife, and several children to mourn his death. The funeral was held from the family u residence on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The friends of the deceased will join this paper in extending sympathy during this hour of bereavement.

New Home Baptist Church

The New Hope Baptist Church in Freeland community in Western Johnson County held their annual homecoming Sunday May 25, 1969 Other big ranches here were the Cameron, Willingham and Pierce Ranches. Clem Pierce owned 6,596 acres along the Brazes River. He branded every calf he could find with his initials, C.A.P. In this wild, unfenced land a calf without a brand could be claimed by anyone. Pierce�s niece, Ola Dell Pierce Jones (Clyde Jones, deceased, was a cousin of Mrs. Crook), came down from Wichita Falls for the homecoming. She was the youngest child of George W. Pierce, brother of Clem, and when George died the children were placed in different homes. Clem took little Ola Dell. She said one of the Negroes, called Snow Ball, played marbles with her. She learned to ride the wild horses and would go all over the big ranch. which she said ran clear to Bee Mountain. It joined the Mertz property on the south and east. She said she inherited 150 acres from the ranch, and it was the land her father originally homesteaded. She planned to visit the old Pierce family cemetery Sunday afternoon. The Granther Lafons were probably the earliest settlers in this community. The original loghouse on the Lafon place and the Loghouse on the Pierce Ranch are both still standing.
Editors Note:  Bertha Pierce was raised by my great grandfather LD Pierce Sr. (Pegleg) Note also: the Pierce Log Cabin was torn down in 1997. The Johnson County Historical Society wanted to save it but it was too far destroyed
by termites  

By Viola Block Johnson County History Book Page 257-258 
     reprinted with permission Oct 1998

Read the full length New Hope article located on the GoatNeck Page CLICK HERE

 

 

Child of Clemeth Pierce and Altha White is:

2 i. C.A4 White, born 1871. Notes for C.A White: Although a natural illegitimate child by Clem Pierce and Mrs. Atha White, Clem Pierce did fully adopt CA White on June 28, 1878. Altha White Consented to Adoption-

Recorded Johnson County Adoptions Book R page 176

Children of Clemeth Pierce and Mollie  L. Gordon are:

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i. Jessie4 Pierce, born November 05, 1882; died Feb 10, 1884.  Buried in Pierce Cemetery GoatNeck Johnson County Tx. (Photo of Headstone below)

4 ii. Fannie Pierce, born 1880.

5 iii. Willie Pierce, born November 1884.

6 IV. Mossie Pierce, born November 1886.

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