Fifth Generation


501. Mercy Smith 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.

Mercy Smith and Benjamin Bearce 3rd were married on 8 November 1764 in Chatham, Massachusetts (Barnstable). Benjamin Bearce 3rd, son of Benjamin Bearce and Elizabeth Godfrey, 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."

Mercy Smith-46211 and Benjamin Bearce 3rd-14861 had the following children:

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James Bearce-47630.

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David Bearce-47382.

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Infant Bearce was born in 1774 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. He/she died in 1774 at the age of 0 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. He/she was 7/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian - 5/64 from father and 1/32 from mother.

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Benjamin Bearce 4th-50181.

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George Bearce-46212.

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Mary Bearce was born in 1783 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was 7/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian - 5/64 from father and 1/32 from mother.

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Mercy Bearce-50183.