J.  (Pearson) Salsbery

J. (Pearson) Salsbery

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J. Salsbery formerly Pearson
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Pearson-3638 created 5 Dec 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 29 Nov 2017
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GENEALOGY: The systematic and highly obsessive practice of collecting DEAD RELATIVES. - Unattributed quote.

en This user is a native speaker of English.
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!

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 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

American Founding Fathers

I COULD claim to be related to many more Founding Fathers if I accepted some of the unproved, unsourced connections that are claimed. I added (possibly) if I am unsure about the veracity of some of the claimed lineage, but it is a possibility to be researched.

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:

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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 29 Nov 2017 at 06:07 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:


I’m the new Project Coordinator for the England Project. I am contacting you, as there have been some recent changes to the project which we are keen to bring to your attention. Please look at the England Project page for more information on the changes and the ways members are able to actively contribute moving forward. Once you have considered how you would like to participate, please contact either myself or Susie to let us know. We can then list your involvement, help you join the Google group forum for England, and give you any other help you may need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you do not wish to be a part of the England Project for the time being. We really hope you will join the team! Gillian

On 11 Nov 2017 at 00:13 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:

Hi J.,

I recall seeing that you have some ancestors from Flobecq, Belgium. I want to let you know that I've started a one place study for the town-see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Flobecq_One_Place_Study.

We may be distant cousins through the Flobecq connection-my semi-sourced ancestry.com tree shows us intersecting at Anne Devos-89's parents, but I need to do more research to confirm this.

On 6 Nov 2017 at 05:21 GMT Jennifer (Garrett) Ziegelbauer wrote:

I just recently Found that Francis Cooke is my 10th great grandfather, This is so exciting! I am still a newbie at all of this , any suggestions or input on navigation of Wiki would be appreciated. Thank you all from my heart for all you do and trying to locate and preserve all of our family and history.

Jennifer JoAnn Garrett

On 30 Oct 2017 at 13:45 GMT Anne B wrote:

Thank you Re Soule and West. I don't think you made the mistake. It was someone else.

On 15 Sep 2017 at 06:27 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi Jan!

Thanks for your note regarding the Mahieu family, I'm unfortunately not familiar with the family at all. I notice the LNAB is indeed Mahieu (without "le") for all family members, which looks good. Changing the CLN won't be a problem. I agree that there seems to be no basis for Le Mahieu, it probably comes from old profiles, this was merged several times. How about posting a G2G on the profile, if you don't feel confident to change a project-protected profile? This one could use a little cleaning-up, so that the good sources stand out vs. links to ancestry trees? Anyway thanks for the note and the hello - have you heard from my "cousin" Greg Lavoie, he has ancestors in Flobecq like you? Isabelle

On 26 Jul 2017 at 19:37 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:

Thank you for the great Thank you. wish I could take credit but Terry Wright did 99% I just added a couple of data sources... glad you like it, me too.

On 7 Jul 2017 at 23:46 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

On Emerson-400, no rush, it caught my attention while working on a collateral line, so wanted to leave the newest published source data, and let the PMs deal with it however they wish. A good source is terrible thing to waste:)

On 1 Jul 2017 at 12:49 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Thank you for posting in the Weekend Chat........... It was an honor to have you

Weekend Chat 30 June - 2 July

On 1 Jul 2017 at 00:14 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

We are 9th cousins!

On 1 Jul 2017 at 00:12 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:


I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!


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Queen Elizabeth II J. is 29 degrees from Aaron Copland, 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 21 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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