J. (Pearson) Salsbery

J. (Pearson) Salsbery

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
J. Salsbery formerly Pearson
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 5 Dec 2014 | J.'s 15643 contributions | 800 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 5 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 30 Nov 2018
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GENEALOGY: The systematic and highly obsessive practice of collecting DEAD RELATIVES. - Unattributed quote.

This user is a native speaker of English.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Francis Cooke and two more
J. (Pearson) Salsbery has an interest in Clan Campbell, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery has an interest in Clan Douglas, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery is 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery is 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery is 34 degrees from Nikola Tesla.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery is descended from Quakers.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery is 81% British.
J. (Pearson) Salsbery is 12% Europe West.



My journey to discover my ancestors began when I was 17 years old. As the years went by, I dabbled at it occasionally, with lots of stops along the way as I was busy with raising a family. My efforts were renewed when my paternal 2nd cousin Sarah Z. discovered that two of our 10th great-grandfathers, Richard Warren and Francis Cooke, and his 13 year old son John Cooke, were Pilgrim Separatists and passengers on the Mayflower in 1620. Sarah shared everything and I, like her, joined The Mayflower Society. I wanted to share all of these wonderful ancestors with my family. I am thankful for the generosity of others who shared their information with me, and I like to pay it forward and share with others.

We found many more ancestors who were early settlers in America, and were part of the Great Migration. They settled mainly on Nantucket Island, Cape Cod and Rhode Island. Some of their descendants went west until they reached Montana, Oregon and California.

My mother's ancestors appear to be primarily from Scotland, and have been the most elusive. They seem to have settled mainly in North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama, moving on to Oklahoma, Oregon and California. One 3rd great-grandfather is rumored to have been a Choctaw Chief!

One grandmother's parents came from Belgium and Prince Edward Island and met in South Dakota.

I am working on writing a Family History book for my family. In my spare time I read, mainly historical fiction, mysteries, general fiction and non-fiction; I spend time with my family; camping, gardening, and I am the Secretary/CFO of a small, local non-profit. I am an avid book collector of all kinds, including genealogy books.

I gave birth to 3, but 8 call me Mom (one is now in heaven). I have 13 grandchildren (one is in heaven) and two greats. My genealogy research is devoted to them, with love.

“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.” ― Saul Bellow, Herzog

"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." James 4:14 KJV

What is a First Cousin, Twice Removed?

Figuring out Family Relationships


  • The General Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • The Winthrop Society
  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy

Notable Kin

Notable people have a page on Wikipedia.

Early New England Settlers


Early Germanna Colony, Virginia Settlers

Honoring Preservers of the Family Tree

My most heartfelt thanks to all of those who have shared their family records, especially these wonderful genealogists;

  • Gladys Pearson Johnson, my aunt and author of Pearson Family Saga, Memories of 3rd daughter, Gladys Irene Johnson.
  • Sarah Z., my 2nd cousin 1x removed, who connected us to the Mayflower & shared everything.
  • Lora Lee, my 2nd cousin, author of The Pearson Book & diligent searcher for Benny.
  • Carolyn Tibbetts Ballantyne, my 2nd cousin 1x removed, Keeper of the White Family Tree.
  • Julie Spencer, my 2nd cousin 1x removed, helped with the Taylor and McFarland families.
  • Bessie White Pearson, my grandmother and my great aunt Leila Ellis Ewing, answered all of the family questions they could, when I was 17 years old and sent them questionnaires to fill out. Aunt Lee wrote out her family story.
  • Carolyn C., my 3rd cousin, Keeper of the Schollaert Family Tree.
  • Philip Besselievre, my 3rd cousin, who broke down the Parsons Brick Wall.
  • Robin R, my 3rd cousin, of the awesome White family.
  • Cathy S., my 3rd cousin 1x removed, one of several awesome Oklahoma Blalock cousins.
  • Thomas Milne, my 4th cousin, Keeper and Detective Extraordinaire, of the Blalock Tree.
  • Jim D., my 4th cousin, Veteran Keeper of the Blalock Tree.
  • S. Burroughs, my 5th cousin, broke through the Bowles Brick Wall and connected us to the Germanna Colony.
  • Carol R., my husband's 2nd cousin 1x removed, Creative Keeper of the Janes/Jaynes Tree.
  • Isabelle Rassinot, native and resident of France, generously spent many hours researching our Schollaert & Huysmans ancestors in French-speaking Belgium records. I am overwhelmed and overjoyed at all of the new ancestors Isabelle discovered and documented for us.


  • Owen Coffin who gave his life that others might live. Hero of the Whaleship Essex - My 5th cousin 5x removed

Some Black Sheep

Where I have added "possibly," it looks doubtful to me but requires more research.

Relationship Finder Quick Links

My Connections to the US Presidents

Presidential Trivia

In 1968 I was a waitress for awhile at Shoney's Big Boy, in College Park, Georgia. One day I approached a booth where two men were seated. One of them stood up, shook my hand, and said "Hi, I'm Jimmy Carter and I'm running for Governor!"

American Founding Fathers

War Veterans

Revolutionary War Veterans

Many of my ancestors of the period were Quakers, and remained neutral during the war.

Civil War Veterans

World War I Veterans

World War II Veterans

Vietnam Era Veterans

My Brick Walls

My Brick Walls


I like islands and used to live on an island between 1967-1984. During the course of my genealogy research, I was surprised to find how many ancestors were born, or lived, on islands. The list so far includes;

Research Tools

Published Genealogist Cousins

Are You My Cousin?

Click on the link above to check out my table of Wiki cousins. Are we related?

My Ancestors Research Statistics

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Generation Number Direct Relation to J. (Pearson) Salsbery Total # of Possible Ancestors Total # of Identified Ancestors Total % of Identified Ancestors
3Great Grandparent88100.00%
42nd Great Grandparent1616100.00%
53rd Great Grandparent322371.88%
64th Great Grandparent642945.31%
75th Great Grandparent1283427%
86th Great Grandparent2565120%
97th Great Grandparent5125010%
108th Great Grandparent1024495%

Many thanks to Campbell Braddock for creating the code and gifting this neat chart to me! Last updated August 20, 2017.


Advance Directive

What a great idea this is! I saw it on another Wiki Profile and copied it.

To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists:

E. (Ruth) Anonymous
K. {Pinson) Anonymous

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Followed Tags
J. is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Most of my family tree originates in America long before 1776.
Some of my cousins were activists and reformers.
I like to see tidy profiles.
I like organizing things.
Cemeteries are interesting, peaceful places.
Many of my ancestors and cousins were affected by disasters.
Interested in uncovering more of my heritage
Some ancestors were from Ireland.
I am still looking for a possible Gateway ancestor.
I am a Mayflower descendant.
I like to see merges done correctly.
I like to see notables given recognition.
Most of my family tree arrived during PGM.
Lots of ancestors and cousins are related to Presidents.
I like tidy profiles.
Many of my ancestors were Quakers.
Most of my ancestors are from the United Kingdom

DNA Tested
J. Salsbery's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with J. or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • J. (Pearson) Salsbery: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1a3, FTDNA kit #B54446
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with J.:

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On 30 Nov 2018 at 23:51 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi J,

Just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all the wonderful contributions you are making to the England Project. Hope you have a great day!

Susie, England Leader

On 4 Nov 2018 at 17:57 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi J,

I hope you are well! This is a heads-up that I orphaned some of the profiles for your Belgian ancestors that I still manage (and will probably orphan more, because my watchlist is too big). So they're up for grabs: I hope you have room to take them!


On 3 Nov 2018 at 17:17 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi J,

It's been a year since the England Project was re-ignited. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey!

We really appreciate all your contributions and hard work :)

We would love some feedback from you please. :)

Are you happy contributing with the team you are on, or would you like a change, or even add to another team?

If you are not already on a team, which one would you like to be on?

If you are not sure what is available, just ask, we are here to help :)

Are you still happy contributing to the England Project?

Please PM me through my profile and let me know how you are doing :)

Thank you :)

Wendy Leader England Project.

On 29 Oct 2018 at 16:53 GMT David Wilson wrote:


Saw your post in G2G. After looking at several possible leads, I decided to look at the attached child William for more clues. Once I found the vague sources: 1900 United States Federal Census 1910 United States Federal Census 1920 United States Federal Census 1930 United States Federal Census

I gave up.

On 1 Aug 2018 at 23:54 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi J,

I’m Natalie, leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project. Thanks, Natalie

On 29 Jul 2018 at 13:30 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi J,

Could you please remove the Category:Magdalene Islands from the text of your bio? The category is being deleted and EditBot doesn't remove links in a biography. Thank you!


On 1 May 2018 at 14:03 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:

Thank you for your help!


On 18 Apr 2018 at 00:42 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi J,

Good luck with the publication, it is a lot of work!!

When you have time do drop into the project and see what's going on now, we are making a lot of changes moving forward :)

The door is never closed and we will be happy to see you when you have time :)


On 17 Apr 2018 at 23:34 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:


This is Wendy, England Project coordinator for Integration.

I am just checking in with you to see how things are going.

I haven't seen you around the project recently, which may be for a number of reasons, but I wanted to check that everything is ok.

Are you happy with what you are doing in the project, is there something I can help you with to make you more comfortable, or have you changed your mind about being involved?

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you integrate into the project.

My apologies if we just missed each other.

Thank you


On 5 Feb 2018 at 21:06 GMT Sara Mosher wrote:

Hi Cousin! I've been reading your family bios and aunt's family history. Those, along with your ancestors' photographs, are a great treasure! Thanks for all the thank you's and your compliment on my writing. Really appreciated. By the way, your bio is beautiful.

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