The oldest known ancestor is John Monroe Pearce born 1788 in North Carolina.

This family's oldest known ancestor is Captain Edmund Pearce, born in 1655.  He resided in North Carolina.

The oldest known ancestor of this family is Joseph Pearce, born in 1725.  He married Annetje Miller in New York City in 1743.

The family migrated south into Maryland and Kentucky with later moves into Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado.