My Pearson ancestors
The name Pearson is believed to be of Danish
or Norman origin. Tradition has it that the Pearsons were once members of
the Viking race, and upon leaving Scandinavia, went both to England and
France, especially Normandy. In England the first of the sea-roving Vikings
bearing our name resided in Northumberland, a county of northern England
between the Humber and the Fifth of Forth, before 1200 A.D. Our own clan
seems to have settled in Wilmslow, Mobberley and other surrounding hamlets
in County Chester in the west central section of England. Chester was the
termination point of the old Norman Conquest Road, and it is thought by some
historians that some of the Pearsons came to England via the Norman Conquest
of 1066 A.D.
01. Edward Peeresone was Born about 1575 in Bollin Township, Wilmslow Parish, Cheshire, England. His wife's name is unknown. It is believed he was a thatcher. He died on July 25, 1648 in Wilmslow.
02. Lawrence Pearson, son of Edward was born May 4, 1607 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. His first wife died around 1648 and shortly afterward he married Elizabeth Janney. In 1650, Lawrence was imprisoned for testifying in the streets of Highfield, Derbyshire. He died on February 24, 1673 in Chester Co., England. Lawrence and Elizabeth had 7 children: (Edward, Martha, Mary, Thomas, John, Robert, and Sarah)
03. Thomas Pearson, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth was born September 5, 1653 in Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England. He married Margery Ellen Smith, daughter of Robert Smith and Ellen Williamson on February 3, 1682 in Cheshire, England. They came to PA in the ship "Endeavor of London" in 1683, George Sharpe, Master. The couple settled in the town of Marple. He was on the Grand Jury in Chester Co., 1684. He was appointed to receive subscriptions from Marple M.M. to build a meeting house in Chester, 1690. He signed a marriage certificate 7-7-1685 at Chester M.M. Thomas died in 1734 in Chester Co., PA. Thomas and Margery had 11 children: (Robert, Thomas, Lawrence, Enoch, John, Abel, Sarah, Benjamin, Mary, Margery, and Enoch.)
04. Enoch Pearson, son of Thomas and Margery was born on March 12, 1689 in Chester Co., PA. He was born probably on the old homestead near the Springfield Meeting house and was married in 1719 to Mary Smith daughter of William Smith and Elizabeth Pritchard. This marriage was not according to the order of friends and Enoch's apology, that shows that he was not disowned from meeting. Whether Mary belonged to the Society of Friends, is not known. Their 15 children did not have birthright memberships in the society. They were all born in Pennsylvania. Enoch died on December 23, 1749 in Frederick Co., VA.
05. Samuel Pearson, son of Enoch and Mary was born on June 23, 1724 in Delaware Co., PA. He served as a private in the French and Indian War, while living in Frederick Co. MD. Samuel married 4 times and had children with each wife.
He married (1) Martha Worthington, daughter of Robert Worthington and Mary Burtis in 1749. They had 3 children: Mary, Enoch and William. She died in 1952.
He married (2) Christina Potts in 1757. They had 1 child; Martha. She died in 1760.
He married (3) Mary Rogers in 1762. They had 4 children: Benjamin, Hannah, Samuel and Eunice. In 1771 Samuel, wife Mary and children Enoch, William, Martha, Benjamin, Hannah, Samuel and Eunice received a certificate to remove to the Bush River MM, SC - from Hopewell MM, Frederick, MD. Mary died in 1771.
He married (4) Mary Steddom in 1772 and had daughter Sarah. Samuel died on January 8, 1790 in Bush River, Newberry Co., SC.
The 3 children of Samuel and Martha Worthington are:
06. Enoch Pearson, son of Samuel and Martha
was born on January 14, 1751 in Buckingham, PA. He married
De Moss, daughter of James De Moss and Phoebe Cox on November 10,
1774. Enoch died on May 23, 1790 in Bush
River, Newberry Co., SC. Their children are listed in "Encyclopedia
of American Quaker genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw V1, 1867-1947.
07. Phoebe Pearson, daughter of Enoch and Phoebe was born on August 05, 1789 in South Carolina. She married Charles Paty, son of James Paty and Margaret Mote on February 12, 1805 in Newberry Co., SC. They had 10 children. Phoebe died on July 24, 1868 in Miami Co., Ohio.
|Migration pattern of my Pearson family|
|England PA SC OH|
|Pearson information on the internet|
|Pearson's Places and Things|
My Descent From The Pearson Line
|13||Edward Peeresone (1575-1648)|
|12||Lawrence Pearson (1607-1673)||Elizabeth Janney (1612-1662)|
|11||Thomas Pearson (1653-1734)||Margery Ellen Smith (1658-1747)|
|10||Enoch Pearson (1689-1749)||Mary Smith (1697-1780)|
|9||Samuel Pearson (1724-1790)||Martha Worthington (1732-)|
|8||Enoch Pearson (1751-1790)||Phoebe DeMoss (1752-1841)|
|7||Charles Paty (1788-1849)||Phoebe Pearson (1789-1868)|
|6||Martin Furnas (1801-1849)||Marcena Patty (1805-1882)|
|5||Thomas Marshall (1822-1870)||Rhoda Furnas (1824-1906)|
|4||William Frank Marshall (1845-1909)||Nancy Emily Crewse (1860-1936)|
|3||William Edward Marshall (1901-1981)||Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)|
|2||William Edward Marshall|
|1||Tod Howard Marshall|
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