The oldest ancestor of Group R is Daniel Pearce who was born about 1756 in New Jersey. He is listed between 80 and 90 on the 1830 McMinn County Census. His wife Nancy Pearce was born in Virginia. They had eight boys and two girls. His son David Pearce shows that his father (Daniel Pearce) was born in New Jersey and mother in Virginia on the 1880 McMinn County Census.