The oldest known ancestor of this family is Samuel Hayward Thomas Pierce b 1861 in Georgia. 

The oldest known ancestor in this family is Samuel Andrew Pierce, born 1831 in Ray County Missouri.  The family later moved to Linn County Oregon.

Daniel Pearce/Robbins was born about 1756 in New Jersey. He is listed between 80 and 90 years old on the 1830 McMinn County, Tennessee census.