Franklin Pierce

Early Life and Family

Did Pierce have any siblings?

Yes, Pierce had seven siblings, including four brothers and three sisters. His brothers were Benjamin Kendrick, John Sullivan, Charles Grandison, and Henry Dearborn. His three sisters were Nancy, Harriett, and Charlotte (who died as an infant.)

Pierce’s father had one daughter from a previous marriage, but she died before Franklin Pierce was born.

Portrait of President Franklin Pierce.


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