States: New York: Otsego
The migratory pattern that you mention is exactly that of my PIERCE family. Levi PIERCE of Fly Creek, Otsego Co., NY was born 1764 somewhere in Rhode Island...son of John Pierce and Rebecca. Levi lived in Alford, Berkshire Co, MA, probably married there Lois HEATH, dau of Joseph and Mercy (ADAMS) Heath of Litchfield, CT. [Mercy Adams' parent, Richard and Susanna (PRESTON) Adams were in Sandisfield, Berkshire, MA at the time]. Levi and Lois' son, John Pierce, was b 1787 in Alford. They may have moved to Albany/Greene Co for a time before they continued to Otsego Co. where they remained for a number of generations. Any help would be appreciated.