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Samuel J. Pearce
Samuel J. Pearce was born in 1809. He died on December 25, 1878. Rev. Samuel J. Pearce died in Charlotte, NC of paralysis at the age of sixty-nine on December 25, 1878 .
Places of Residence
- Seven Hearths in Hillsborough, NC, between January 20, 1863 and April 15, 1870. Annie Blount Pearce 's husband, James W. Turrentine purchased a comfortable home, now known as Seven Hearths in Hillsborough, NC in Hillsborough, NC for his new bride. He aided in buying the home next door for her parents, Rev. Samuel J. Pearce and Mary Blount. On April 15, 1870, the Pearce's sold their home to the Thomas D. Tinnen family and left Hillsborough, NC .
- Smithfield, VA, USA, from 1842 .
- Charlotte, NC, between early 1870s and December 25, 1878 .
- Minister, between 1842 and 1848. Rev. Samuel J. Pearce was appointed to the charge of the First Methodist Church in Hillsborough, NC on E. Tryon Street c. 1842. In 1848, Rev. Pearce gave up his pastorship and Rev. William M. Jordan succeeded him. Rev. William M. Jordan was the father of Ann Jordan and Elizabeth Jordan, both Burwell students .
- Map maker, between 1852 and 1873 .
- Teacher, between 1848 and 1849. Rev. Samuel J. Pearce gave up his pastorship and embarked on several money-making ventures of an academic nature. He advertised in The Hillsborough Recorder  on December 20, 1848, that he was opening a school "in that pleasant dwelling known as the residence of the late Mrs. Watters" known today as the Nash-Hooper House in Hillsborough, NC. It seems likely that Annie Blount Pearce attended her father's short-lived school in 1848-1849, and then attended the Burwell School .
- Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).
- The Hillsborough Recorder was published from 1820 to 1879 by Dennis Heartt. It was a weekly newspaper.