Seventh Generation


1804. Silas H. Bearce was born on 25 January 1806 in Starks, Maine (Somerset). Age 44 in 1850. On 16 August 1850 he was a blacksmith in Industry, Maine (Franklin). He lived in Industry, Maine (Franklin) on 16 August 1850. Silas died on 8 September 1880 at the age of 74 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Eau Claire). He was 1/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father. "Silas Burce with his second wife and most of his children migrated to Wisconsin from Industry, Franklin County, ME, during and soon after the Civil War. Quite a few of Silas' descendants are still here in and around Eau Claire County, WI."

"I would be happy to hear from other descendants of Silas Burce. His children included Rufus, Dorcas, Mary, Lydia, Amelia, John, James, and William -besides my grandfather, Charles Edwin. (William used another spelling:Burse.)

- notes by Willard Burce

Silas H. Bearce and Rachel Oliver were married about 1833 in Maine. Rachel Oliver was born on 5 October 1802 in Georgetown, Maine (Sagadahoc). Age 49 in 1850. She lived in Industry, Maine (Franklin) on 16 August 1850. She died on 30 May 1854 at the age of 51 in Industry, Maine (Franklin). Rachel was buried in West Mills, Maine.

Silas H. Bearce-47123 and Rachel Oliver-47127 had the following children:

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Lydia Margaret Bearce-47197.

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Rufus Loren Bearce-47198.

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Dorcas Bearce was born about 1832 in Maine. She was 1/128 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father.

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John Calvin Bearce-47202.

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Stacy O. Bearce was born about 1835 in Industry, Maine (Franklin). She died on 19 April 1836 at the age of 1 in Industry, Maine (Franklin). She was 1/128 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father.

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Mary Jane Bearce-47206.

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Permelia Bearce-47208.

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Leander Bearce was born in 1842 in Industry, Maine (Franklin). Age 8 in 1850. He lived in Industry, Maine (Franklin) on 16 August 1850. He died on 27 December 1851 at the age of 9 in Industry, Maine (Franklin). Leander was 1/128 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father.

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Charles Edward Bearce-47124.

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James Oliver Bearce was born on 19 April 1846 in Industry, Maine (Franklin). Age 4 in 1850. He lived in Industry, Maine (Franklin) on 16 August 1850. He died on 27 February 1911 at the age of 64 in Bemidji, Minnesota. James was 1/128 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father.

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William Stacy Bearce was born on 9 February 1849 in Industry, Maine (Franklin). Age 2 in 1850. He lived in Industry, Maine (Franklin) on 16 August 1850. He died on 7 January 1935 at the age of 85. William was 1/128 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father.