With this new Group A match,  all descendant male lines of William Pierce of Orange and Wythe Counties of Virginia have been tested and are a Y dna match. The lines tested include descendants of his 6 sons-- William, Reuben, Ephraim, Thomas, Jessie, and Joel.

This family's oldest known ancestor is Gadwell Pearce, born 1740-50 in Virginia.
This family has a common ancestor with one of the Group A North Carolina lines.