It appears that Jacob Pierce died without a will and he didn’t have much to leave behind. He was my husband’s 3rd great-grandfather and I”m almost positive that this is his probate record. I know very little about him and his family. I had really been hoping that his will would enlighten me a bit, but it wasn’t meant to be. I will have to look for some alternate sources to give me clues about his life and family.
Be it Remembered that on the 13th day of March AD 1871 Letters of Administration in Common form were granted to P. Peterson Pierce ___ the estate of Jacob Peirce late of Rayne Township dec’d who did on the 8th day of March 1871 at 3 o’clock am he having first given bond to the Commonwealth in the Sum of Five Hundred Dollars conditioned according to law with John A Kinter and Joseph Longhey as Securities Same day Administrator Sworn According to law.
D. R. Lewis
(See Bond + c filed)