“Two Brothers: Reddick and Lovick Pierce, Their Heritage and Their Descendants, 2nd edition,” researched and compiled by Julia Pierce Tomlinson and Susan Sloan, meets that high level of scholarship. The first edition was published in 1981, written by Lovick Wilson Pierce and his sister, Esther Pierce Maxell. Tomlinson, who is Lovick Pierce’s daughter, decided to revise, update and fully document the family with the help of Sloan, a professional genealogist.
The first chapter is retained from the original to show continuity and background from the first book. The authors use a genealogy computer program and footnotes appear throughout, documenting the sources, thus giving a rich background to everything included. On some pages, the footnotes cover more space than the text, rare in a family history.