The Family History of Franklin Pierce | Franklin Pierce Genealogy
Franklin Pierce is the only President to come from New Hampshire. He is also the first President to have a Christmas tree in the White House. A close family friend was author Nathianel Hawthorne. Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.
His parents were Revolutionary War General Benjamin Pierce and Anna Kendrick. Franklin Pierce shares a common Pierce ancestry with President George W. Bush and his mother, First Lady Barbara Bush. He also shares a common descent from Thomas Richard and Katherine Duxford with presidents George W. Bush, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. On his mother’s Kendrick side, Franklin Pierce is descended from Charlemagne and William “the Conqueror.”