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President Franklin Pierce, Sr

President Franklin Pierce, Sr

Male 1804 - 1869  (64 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Franklin Pierce 
    Title President 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 23 Nov 1804  Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Army, Spanish-American War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    General Franklin Pierce.
    General Franklin Pierce.
    From a print by W.L. Ormsby circa 1852, New York.
    Occupation 14th President of the United States 
    Forcing Slavery.
    Forcing Slavery.
    It is a debated topic as to whether or not Stephen Douglas supported slavery. He did own a plantation on which slaves were used. Perhaps the best that could be said was that he saw slavery as a political issue and not a human rights issue. As a politician he tried to please both sides of the issue. This political cartoon that originally appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1856 leaves no doubt as to the cartoonist opinion. Douglass is one of the men depicted as forcing slavery down the throat of a "Freesoiler" (an anti-slavery party) while in the right corner in the background there is a figure that has been lynched.

    Kneeling next to Douglas is President Franklin Pierce. He stood against anti-slavery groups. He supported and signed the Kansas–Nebraska Act which allowed settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed within it's borders. He also actively enforced the Fugitive Slave Act.
    Pierce Presidential Campaign Banner.
    Pierce Presidential Campaign Banner.
    Pierce Presidential Campaign Banner featuring the portraits of president and vice president candidates Franklin Pierce and William R. King.
    Died 8 Oct 1869  Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old North Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pierce-Old North Sign.
    Pierce-Old North Sign.
    Pierce-Old North Sign.
    Franklin Pierce Headstone Original Configuration.
    Franklin Pierce Headstone Original Configuration.
    Franklin Pierce Headstone Original Configuration.
    Franklin Pierce Headstone Present Day.
    Franklin Pierce Headstone Present Day.
    Franklin Pierce Headstone Present Day.
    Person ID I51566  Nagel
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    Father Benjamin Pierce, Jr,   b. 25 Dec 1757, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1839, Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna Kendrick,   b. 30 Oct 1769, Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1838, Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F15217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Appleton,   b. 12 Mar 1806, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1863, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1834  Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Franklin Pierce, Jr,   b. 2 Feb 1836, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1836, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     2. Frank Robert Pierce,   b. 27 Aug 1839, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1843, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [Birth]
     3. Benjamin Pierce,   b. 13 Apr 1841, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1853, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 May 2020 
    Family ID F15218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart