Hiram Pierce was born May 25, 1810 in New York. He came to California in 1849 and mined for gold at Washington Flat and Long
Canyon in Mariposa County. He returned home in 1851. His son, George, came to California in 1875 and worked as a well digger
in Sacramento and Bakersfield. George died an accidnetal death in July, 1881, in iOroville, California.