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Presidential Pathways: Franklin Pierce Burial Place

Following years of declining health due to heavy drinking, Franklin Pierce retired and became a farmer.  He split his time between Concord, where he gained notoriety as a lawyer before pursuing politics, and a cottage at Little Boar’s Head on the coast.  In September 1869, he returned to Concord full-time and died on October 8 from cirrhosis of the liver.  He was buried in Old North Cemetery next to his wife Jane, who had died six years earlier.

Overview of the Pierce family grave.

The Pierce grave is located in the Minot enclosure.

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