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My Grand Father was Lidge Franklin Pierce, died early 1977 apx. age 85 years old. He often told me, and it was very hard for me to understand him because he had a problem with his throat and could not speak well, about when he was a little boy, his parents moved from Cedartown, Ga in a 1 Ox cart to the Albertville or Horton area. He told me his Father was a full blooded Cherokee and wore white shoulder length hair. My Mother, Mamie Elizabeth Pierce Williams West Lassetter, has often told the story of Great Grand Father Pierce being sent back to Cedartown on a train. That my Grand Father only had cornbread and water to eat along the way and the conductors fuss on them for dropping crums on the floor. Last Saturday, Mother, my wife and I visited my mother's first cousin who's Father would have been Richard Pierce's son, too. She did not recall any of the above story. My mother said she didn't catch that my great Grandfather wore long hair either.
Over the years some of us have been interested in finding Great Grandfather Pierce's grave in Cedartown.
I have been telling the same story which I read information on the brick wall and find it very fasinating to see it in print, too, My Grand father Pierce was a humble share cropper who hardly had means to live at times. I have fond memories of visiting them on the farm. In the fall we would ride in the front end of the wagon on cold mornings and the different smells were not quite as appealing as they are to remember about smelling them.
As we returned from Albertville on Saturday, I saw the Trail of Tears signs and wondered if possibly my Great Grand Father had been one of the ones in the move.
Thank you very much.
Carleton L. Williams
Descendant of Richard Pierce

Submitted by   10-18-2008

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