Samuel Pearce

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Samuel Pearce, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born say 1710.1 He died at Cow Neck, Hempstead, Queens Co., New York, before 18 May 1758, when his will was proved.2

Samuel married Abigail (---), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1738.3,4

Samuel Pearce left a will dated 16 December 1757, and proved 18 May 1758 which included or directed:
his entire personal estate to include all out of door moveables, shop tools, excepting household goods to be sold at public vendue

all household goods to go to wife Abigail in lieu of her dowry

to daughter Elizabeth, £50 "New York moneyto be paid her out of my personal Estate as soon as possible after my decease"
for the neabling my wife to bring up my Children in a decent manner as well as in the leiu of her Dowry I give unto her the sole use profits and advantages of all my Farm I now live on and all the money I have at Interest (except what is afore given) untill my Son William shall arive to full age--

After my Son William arives to full age I then order as soon as convenient in the descretion of my Executors my said farm be sold at Publick Vendue or otherwise as my Executors shall think proper my said farm being Sold I then give and bequeath all the money arizing therefrom and all the money I have at Interest equally between my Wife Abigal and my Children namely my daughters Elizabeth (to have as much paid her with what is before given her as makes her equall with the rest), my Son William, my daughter ame my Daughter Phebe my Daughter hannah my son George my Son Richard my daughter Sarah and my daughter Freelove to them their heirs etc forever to be paid them in the manner following viz. my Wife to the use of each of their portions towards bringing them up untill they shall arive to full age viz the Girls Eighteen and the Sons at twenty one when they shall have full authority and right to their part as abovesd.

If anyone or more of my Children shalll die under age and without lawfull issue Ithen give that part devised them between my Wife and surviving Children Equally

Friends Daniel Kissam and Adam Mott, both of Cow Neck, executors.4


Abigail (---) d. aft. 1758
  • Elizabeth Pierce+2 b. abt. 1739, d. 6 Jun 1815
  • William Pearce4 b. aft. 1740
  • Phebe Pearce4 b. say 1742
  • Hannah Pearce4 b. say 1744
  • George Pearce4 b. say 1746
  • Richard Pearce4 b. say 1748
  • Sarah Pearce4 b. say 1750
  • Freelove Pearce4 b. say 1752


  1. [S1330] Estimated from approximate date of marriage (1738).
  2. [S136] New York Co., New York, Record of will libers, New York City, 1662-1927; index, 1665-1870, 21:27, FHL microfilm 875152, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as New York City Wills.
  3. [S1330] Estimated from approximate birth of daughter Elizabeth (1739).
  4. [S136] New York City Wills, 21:27-8; FHL #875152.
This person was last edited on25 Jun 2016