I may have some information Richard Pierce was possibly his father. They lived in Christiansburg, VA. Richard - 1733 - 1822. Jotham Sr. born in NY sometime between 1773-1783 (the earliest I had seen before your post was 1778) and died in Christiansburg in 1864. He may have married twice - Mary Henry and also Polly Solomon. Jotham had 6 children. The oldest was Jotham Jr. born about 1803-1809 in VA. I wonder if Mary was related to Patrick Henry.