Michael Pearce was in good circumstances, and he had a large family of daughters. Mary married Squier Littell. She was a very excellent woman. Rhoda and Sarah married Joseph Taylor; Rachel married Mr. Gard; Phebe married Joseph Gard; Elizabeth married Alexander Van Pelt; Anna married James Urmston. Mr. Pearce had two sons, Squier and John. John died here, and Squier died in Laporte County, Indiana.
Deacon Michael Pearce died at his residence in Trenton on Monday, the fourth day of June, 1838, in the eighty-ninth pear of his age. He was born at Scotch Plains, Essex County, New Jersey, in August, 1749, and lived there for many years, and married Phebe Squier, of the same place, by whom he had eleven children, ten of whom lived to be men and women. He served as a deacon of the regular Baptist Church more than forty years and died, as he lived, full and strong in the faith of the Gospel. He was a firm friend to the liberties of his country, and bore arms in the Revolutionary War. He was eighteen years a merchant of Morris County, New Jersey, and with the pioneers of the West removed with his family to Cincinnati in the Summer of 1792, entered land in Butler County, and removed on it in 1804, where he remained until taken away by death.
From A History and Biographical Cyclopædia of Butler County Ohio, With Illustrations and Sketches of its Representative Men and Pioneers, Western Biographical Publishing Company, Cincinnati Ohio, 1882.