Ann PIERCE/PEARCE is my seventh great aunt; we are related through her grandparents Arthur and Ann/Agnes (HILTON) BEAL/BALE my ninth great grandparents. Ann was born 4 August 1707 in York, Maine, the oldest of 6 children of William and Mary (BEALE) PIERCE. Ann’s family seems to disappear from all records after the birth of Sarah the youngest member of the family in 1723.
 Lester MacKenzie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109/110 (1955/1956), on-line archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.com : online access 20 July 2013), William Pearce and his children of Mary his wife. Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 554-5. Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 20 July 2013), Ann Pearce GSF 12836, ref. ID p. 15.