582. Benjamin Bearce 3rd was born in 1742 in Chatham, Massachusetts (Barnstable). He lived in Cape Negro, Shelburne, Nova Scotia in October 1785. He died about 1808 at the age of 66 in Cape Negro, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Benjamin was 5/32 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian, 1/8 from father, 1/32 from mother. Married 8 Nov 1764 - Chatham, Mass
From Edwin CROWELL's "History of Barrington Township and Vicinity", 1923, 1998
"Benjamin Barss (Bearce, Bierce, or Bears). This early settler had his home at Cape Negro close by the old burying ground, which was his gift to the public. He bought lot No. 38, at the Head from Joshua Snow, gr., and also Snow's Second Division lot at Cape Negro. He sold out to Joseph Swain, gr., and moved away to Sambro, and then to Guysboro. Some of his family reside in Murray River, P.E.Island. Benjamin Barss came back at last to Cape Negro and was buried there."
Benjamin Bearce 3rd and Mercy Smith were married on 8 November 1764 in Chatham, Massachusetts (Barnstable). Mercy Smith, daughter of David Smith and Sarah Hamlin, was born on 23 February 1745 in Chatham, Massachusetts (Barnstable). She lived in Cape Negro, Shelburne, Nova Scotia in October 1785. She died on 20 July 1805 at the age of 60 in Cape Negro, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Mercy was 1/16 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from mother.
Benjamin Bearce 3rd-14861 and Mercy Smith-46211 had the following children: