George Pearson Sr.

George Washington Pearson Sr. (abt. 1786 - aft. 1875)

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George Washington Pearson Sr. [uncertain]
Born about in Prince William County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married 5 Oct 1805 in Stafford, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Lee County, IAmap
Profile last modified 11 Feb 2020 | Created 9 Aug 2013
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Biography

George W. Pearson Our earliest known Pearson ancestor is George W. Pearson, grandfather of Riley Cephas Pearson. Many people have been researching George Pearson for many years, but no one has been able to uncover who his parents were. This is our "brick wall", in genealogical speak. There are many theories, but no proof. It's my hope that someday I will be able to say with certainty who his parents were, but for now this is where our history begins. It has been suggested that George's middle name may have been "Washington". It is most likely that George's family is from England and had been in America for several generations. George W. Pearson was born about 1785 in Virginia. Some sources point to Prince William County as the place of his birth, which has not yet been confirmed. He married Elizabeth Warren in Virginia. Elizabeth “Betsy” Warren was born April 25, 1784 in Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, daughter of John and Katherine (Cooper) Warren. The Warren family is well researched. They are of English descent and have been in America since the mid 1600s. George and Betsy had eleven children. They moved to Athens County, Ohio with their family about 1817. The first of their five children were born in Virginia, the rest in Ohio. George and his oldest son, Branson, had farms that were side by side in Athens County, Ohio. It is almost certain that they lived near a little town named Frost, where they did their trading. It is located on the banks of the Hocking River. George and Betsy lived in Ohio until approximately 1849. It would appear that they moved to Iowa at a later date than most of their grown children. It has been suggested that they married off all of their daughters before they moved. Their youngest daughter was married in Athens, Ohio in August of 1849. The 1850 Lee County, Iowa census shows George Pearson age 64, born in Virginia and Betsy Pearson age 65, born in Virginia. The 1856 Lee County, Iowa census lists George and Elizabeth Pearson living in Iowa for six years. George and Betsy stayed in Iowa until about 1857, at which time they were quite elderly and moved to Putnam County, Missouri, where their eldest son Branson lived. The 1860 Putnam County, Missouri census shows George Pearson, age 74, farmer, born in Virginia and Elizabeth Pearson, age 75, born in Virginia. George and Betsy are almost certainly buried somewhere in Putnam County, Missouri. Includes NotesNotes for George Washington Pearson, Sr.: He first shows up in the 1810 VA census. Geo served in War of 1812 as a private; 3rd Reg't (Dickinsons); VA Militia; Pvt.; 36 (Rennos). Service record; James K. Gilbert's Co.;S.O. 6724 rejected. Capt. Joseph Smith's Co. of Infantry, 8/24-30,1814, 7 days= $1.86. George Pearson; Iowa-Auburn hair; Age 85, filed for Mohaska County Pension in 1871; Under Act, wife Betsy Warren - married Stafford Co., VA, 10/5/1805 said he served in Gilbert's Co. Renno's Division, VA volunteer Infantry. Enlisted in Dumfries, VA, 1812; Honorable discharge in Dumfries in 1815. S.O. 6724; Pension rejected 1/17/1873, because his name didn't appear on Company rolls. Possibly his name could be on roll of Capt. Smith, VA Militia; 8/24-30 & Capt. J. Merchants, VA Militia, 8/31 to 9/1812. Served in Pr. Wm Co., VA.

Haymarket District, Prince William County, VA

Payment of debt by auction in 1841 to Dulaney and sold 2 beds & furniture Member of Occoquan Baptist Church. George is a farmer in 1850 and is living in Lee County, Iowa.

1830 Fauquier Co, VA census, pg. 440

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON PEARSON, SR.: Burial: Putnum County, MO Census: 1850, Lee County, Iowa, M-432, #186, pg. 4691 Iowa State Census: 1856, George & Elizabeth are both listed as having lived in Iowa for 6 years Marriage date: October 05, 1805, Prince William Co., VA Marriage Records1 Medical Information: Auburn hair Occupation: 1850, farmer1 Residence: 1800, moved to Athens County, Ohio then to Missouri in mid 1800's1

George was born in 1786. George was the child of William Pearson and Elizabeth Johnson. George passed away in 1871. [1]

Research Notes

The children I have in the family of George Sr, and Elizabeth are ; 1) BARNETT 2) GEORGE W JR 3) JOHN 4) JULIA ANN 5) PATSY 6) ELIZABETH 7) SALLY 8) NANCY 9) HENRY 10) JANE Ron Pearson 2409

Sources

  1. Entered by Ron Pearson, Tuesday, December 24, 2013.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH28-DBN : accessed 8 January 2020), George Pearson, Dumfries, Prince William, Virginia, United States; citing p. 290, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70; FHL microfilm 181,430.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FFP : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FJW : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FZP : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FX7 : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FWN : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FDV : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FVY : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2FHL : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-2F2P : 12 March 2018), George Pearson, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 161; FHL microfilm 882,679.
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGJ-NFD : 19 August 2017), George Persons, Troy, Athens, Ohio, United States; citing 207, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 126; FHL microfilm 337,937.
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHY8-HXK : 17 August 2017), George Pearson, Troy Township, Athens, Ohio, United States; citing p. 332, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 377; FHL microfilm 20,158.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ4F-XQ4 : 12 April 2016), George Pearson, Lee county, part of, Lee, Iowa, United States; citing family 1240, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Acknowledgments

  • Thank you to Lydia Holland for creating Pearson-2088 on 9 Aug 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Lydia and others.



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Thank you to Ron Pearson for creating Pearson-2437 on 24 Dec 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Ron and others.




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Pearson-2437 and Pearson-2088 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, exact same spouse on both profiles with exact same marriage date. similar birth info. similar death info

Thank you for reviewing. Teresa (WikiTree Arborist)

posted by Teresa Downey
Pearson-2972 and Pearson-2088 appear to represent the same person because: same child
posted by Cari (Ebert) Starosta
Here goes. I was working research through

Ancestry which sent me to Find-a-grave. William George Pearson #2088 is listed as a "Senior". Research shows spouse as Elizabeth Jane Johnson. There were 14 children. Margaret, Martin, Mary, Watson, Asa all born after 1770 and before 1800. Northumberland b 1775, William George Jr. b 1780, Stephen b 1783, Cumberland b 1784 in England & d 1866, George b 1786 & still living 1871, Whittington b 1795 & d 1860-1866, Craven b 1795 & d 1860-1866, Lucinda b 1796, John No b or d dates. I have researched these also and have additional information. Father is John L Pearson b 1730 Yorkshire England and mother is Elizabeth Patsy b 1735. Working research on these two.

posted by Ron Pearson
Hi Ron,

Yes you may :-) The more the merrier. Maybe I will learn something new.

posted by Lydia (Neff) Holland
I have William George Pearson Sr. of these dates and locations in my tree. May I join you with this person?
posted by Ron Pearson

George is 16 degrees from Alice Paul, 19 degrees from Michael Schell and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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