Pearson

 

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.

The name of Pearson evidently evolved through several spellings. First we had Edward Peersonne, and then his son, Lawrence Peirson, and the spelling used by their descendants today of Pearson. Sonne is the Old English spelling of the word son, and Peer or Peir refers to Peter. Even though the spelling of the name has been changed from time to time down through the centuries, I believe we will all agree that the actual meaning of our surname is Peter's son. Lawrence's sons changed the spelling to Pearson upon their arrival in Pennsylvania from England. It is believed this was brought about because of the confusion of identity caused by four Thomas Peirsons settling in Pennsylvania about the same time.

Source: Douglas Hanke (Rootsweb) as quoted from the book "The Pearson Family Tree From England To America"

GENERATION 1

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.

GENERATION 2

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)

GENERATION 3

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.)

GENERATION 4

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. 

GENERATION 5

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:
1 Mary Pearson (Feb 26, 1750 in Frederick Co., VA - 1836 in Warren, OH)
    Married (1) John Mills (abt 1731 - 1814) on Feb 28, 1793
       
1. Enoch Mills (Dec 19, 1793 in SC - Dec 5, 1850 in Marion Co., IN)

            Married (1) Mary Sanders (1804-1861)
on Nov 4, 1804 in Warren, OH
            (12 children)

            Married (2) Martha Patsy Scott (1793-1823) on May 4, 1815 in OH
                 1. Caleb Mills (Feb 27, 1816 in Clinton, OH - )
                 2. Abner Mills (Sep 14, 1817 in Clinton, OH - )
                 3. Seth Mills (Oct 7, 1819 in Clinton, OH - )
                 4. Demsy Mills (Jul 17, 1821 in Clinton, OH - )

        2. Elijah Mills (Feb 27, 1796 in SC - Nov 22, 1844 in Ceasers Creek, OH)
            Married Mary Hawkins on Mar 31, 1821

       
3. Seth Mills (Mar 10, 1805 - ) Married Rebecca Canaday (1806-1888) in 1827
                   1. Henry Mills (1830 in IL - Feb 11, 1919 in Newberg, OR)

                       Married Mary Folger (1831-1925)
                             1. Zimri Mills (May 4, 1857 - Oct 11, 1950)
                             2. Seth A. Mills (1868 - Nov 13, 1946)


        4. Phebe Mills ( - 1838 in Miami, OH)
            Married John Coate (1807-1871) on Dec 22, 1830 in Miami, OH
                    1. Samuel M. Coate (Sep 12, 1831 in Miami, OH - Feb 22, 1863)

                        Married Mary Jane Coate Beery (1836-1918)
                    2. Mary Ann Coate (Jul 12, 1833 in Miami, OH - )
                    3. Abijah Coate (Sep 7, 1835 in Miami, OH - Nov 26, 1836 in Miami, OH)
                    4. Margaret Coate (Nov 19, 1837 in Miami, OH - )

    Married (2) William Taylor (1750-1781) on Oct 29, 1773 in SC
        1. Samuel Taylor (Feb 10, 1775 in SC - )
       
2. Martha Taylor
(Feb 11, 1776 in SC - )
       
3. Jonathan Taylor
(Mar 15, 1778 in SC - )
       
4. Prudence Taylor
(Nov 10, 1780 in SC - )
2 Enoch Pearson (See Below)
3 William Pearson (Apr 1, 1754 in VA - Apr 26, 1800 in Newberry, SC)
     Married Ann P. Steddom (1756-1817) on Aug 31, 1775 in SC

        1. Mary Pearson (Aug 5, 1776 in Newberry, SC - )
        2. Edna Pearson (Dec 1, 1778 in Newberry, SC - )
        3. Martha Pearson (Feb 14, 1780 in Newberry, SC - Nov 7, 1863 in Jaysville, OH)
            Married Isaac Jay (1785-abt 1840) abt 1807 in SC

        4. Sidney Pearson (Nov 2, 1783 in Newberry, SC - )
        5. Sarah Pearson (Apr 2, 1786 in Newberry, SC - )
        6. Jesse Pearson (Nov 11, 1788 in Newberry, SC - )
        7. Samuel Pearson (May 27, 1791 in Newberry, SC - Aug 4, 1860 in South Bend, IN)
            Married Mary B Wharton (1799-1876) abt 1821

        8. William Pearson (Mar 7, 1793 in Newberry, SC - )
        9. Henry Steddom Pearson (Oct 5, 1796 in Newberry, SC - Mar 6, 1881 in Newberry, SC)
            Married Abigail Bradway (1797-1872)
      10. Anne Pearson (Dec 19, 1799 in Newberry, SC - )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

GENERATION 6

06. Enoch Pearson, son of Samuel and Martha was born on January 14, 1751 in Buckingham, PA.  He married Phoebe 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. p. 1022

The 7 children of Enoch and Phoebe are:

1 Martha Pearson (Born on Nov 19, 1775 in SC)
2 Joanna Pearson (Born on May 1, 1778 in SC - Died Jan 31, 1799)
                               Married William Pugh on Jan 31, 1799 in SC
3 Samuel Pearson (Born on May 1, 1778 in SC - Died in 1810
                                in Miami, OH)  Married
Ann Jay

     1. Enoch J. Pearson (Aug 5, 1800-1858)
  
  2. Mary Pearson (Oct 26, 1802-1845)
     3. John J. Pearson (Jul 20, 1803-Jun 15, 1849)
          Married
Mary Wareham
  
  4. Ann Pearson (1806-Oct 10, 1846)
4 Rebecca Pearson (Born on June 1, 1780 in Newberry, SC)
5 William M. Pearson (Born on June 19, 1786 in SC - Died on May 3, 1867 in Gosport, IA)
      Married (1) Anna Miles
    
 Married (2) Mary (1797-1865)

          1. Phebe Pearson Turner (May 20, 1822 - Apr 24, 1861)

                  1. Lydia Cordell Turner (Jan 22, 1850 - Oct 20, 1894)

                      Married John M. Davies (1845-1932)

                          
1. Nona Jewell Davies (May 27, 1876 - Feb 18, 1941)
                               Married Charles Glover Hinshaw (1874-1945)
                                    1. Vera Mable Hinshaw (Sep 23, 1900 - Jan 14, 1985)

                                        Married Benjamin Albert Grant (1895-1980)

                                            
1. Charles Almond Grant (Nov 24, 1924 - May 17, 1980)
                                                 Married Elsie Mae Gibson (1927-1999)

                                                         1. Patricia Ann Grant (Sep 5, 1949 - Dec 4, 1992)
6 Mary Pearson (Born on Aug 12, 1783 in SC - Died on May 9, 1855 in
                            Miami, OH)  Married Jonathan Miles on Jul 2, 1801

  
  1. Eunice Miles (Jul 2, 1802-) Married Samuel Coate on Jun 9, 1824
  
  2. Mary Miles (Dec 4, 1804 - May 10, 1891)
         Married Samuel Coates (1799-1847) on Jun 9, 1824

     3. William Miles (Nov 7, 1807 in Warren Co, OH - Jul 28, 1902 in Miami Co, OH)
        
Married Sarah Coate (Dec 8, 1804 - Apr 28, 1879) on Feb 11, 1829
     4. Anna Miles (Mar 7, 1810 in Miami, OH - Feb 7, 1841 in Miami, OH)
         Married Elijah Jay (1807-1894) on Dec 10, 1828

     5. Phoebe Miles (Jul 7, 1812 in Miami, OH - Dec 29, 1838 in Miami, OH)
         Married John Coate (Oct 29, 1807 - Mar 11, 1871) on Dec 22, 1830

     6. Jane Miles (Jun 30, 1814 in Miami, OH - Aug 3, 1838 in Miami, OH)
     7. Wade Miles (Jan 6, 1817 in Miami, OH - Nov 17, 1854 in Miami, OH)
         Married Malinda T. Hayes (-) on Nov 11, 1851

     8. Rebecca D. Miles (Dec 13, 1819 in Miami, OH - Oct 11, 1840 in Miami, OH)
         Married Henry W. Coate on Sep 20, 1838

     9. James Miles (Mar 7, 1822-)
 
  10. Young Samuel Miles (Oct 6, 1823 - 1882)
         Married Hester Cothran (1823-1870) in 1843
  
11. Henry Miles (Mar 8, 1830 in Miami, OH - Jun 10, 1910 in Miami, OH)
         Married Rebecca Pemberton (1832-1856)
 
7 Phoebe Pearson (See Below)
 

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. 

I descend from their eldest daughter Marsena Patty who married Martin Furnas.

 

Migration pattern of my Pearson family
England PA SC OH

 

Surnames that married into my Pearson family

DE MOSS

JANNEY PATTY

SMITH

WORTHINGTON  

 

Pearson information on the internet

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~parisho/p/pearson2.html
Pearson's Places and Things

 

My Descent From The Pearson Line

Generation Father Mother
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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