John and Mary resided in Portsmouth and Tiverton. John, freeman of the town of Portsmouth 28 Apr 1669, and of the colony from Portsmouth 2 May 1671. In 1681 he made several purchases of lands in Pocassett, afterwards Tiverton. He probably settled in Pocassett about 1682-3 and was one of the incorportators of Tiverton 1692. John was commissioned an Ensign of the militia, moderator of town meeting at Tiverton in 1705. Tiverton was incorportated as a town 2 Mar 1692, and among the 27 citizens at that time residing there was John Pearce.55
Apr. 11, 1689 he sold lands in Pocassett to William Wodell, Jr.
Dec. 11, 1706 he sold lands in Portsmontil to Thomas Durfee.
Aug. 3, 1709, an agreement was filed between John Pearce of Tivcrton, John Read, Jr., of Freetown and Mary his wife, Samuel Shearman and Sarah his wife of Swanzey, Thomas Cook, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth, John Cook, son of John Cook and Rachel his wife of Tiverton, and Alice Pearce, all children of John Pearce, deceased, who died intestate. John was the only son. He was commissioned an Ensign of militia; moderator of town meeting at Tiverton in 1705. He is said to have been a mason by trade. His gravestone still  remains with legiable inscription.55