Plummer Pearce Book (1811 – 1856)

Gerald Leonard and Pattie Neal Hunt provided me a copy of the Plummer Pearce Book (1811 – 1856). Reverend Plummer Pearce was my 3rd Great Grandfather. He lived in Franklin County, North Carolina; married Martha Ann Leonard in March 1833; and his parents were John Pearce (1776 – 1831) and Rebecca Allen (1764 – 1869). […]

Sarah Alexander’s Booe genealogy books

My grandmother Sarah Alexander enjoyed genealogy. Of her ancestors, she most enjoyed researching the Booe surname (mostly from North Carolina). She created two large scrapbooks containing her research, one in a red binding and the other in a blue binding. There are also three Booe Books on 8.5 x 11 that appear to be photocopied […]

Irv Pearce receives William H. Deitrick Service Medal

While I’ve twice had a job title with the word “architect” in it (Content Architect and Enterprise Architect), my dad is the real deal — you know, the kind of architect that designs buildings. Two weeks ago, my father Irvin Pearce received the AIA (American Institute of Architects) North Carolina William H. Deitrick Service Medal. […]

William Willard Ashe and the Acquisition of National Forests in the Eastern United States

My cousin, Robert E. Messick Jr., recently wrote an impressive paper on William Willard Ashe (1872–1932), a North Carolina botanist. Messick’s research on this subject is impressive. Needing an outlet to publish his work, I proudly offered to host his content on my website. What follows in Messick’s introduction to his paper and link to […]

Irv Pearce becomes president of AIA North Carolina

My father Irvin Pearce was recently elected president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) for the year 2012. He’s been an architect all of his life. As a founding principal of the Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee architecture firm, you’ll find his name etched on many building cornerstones […]