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Joseph A. Pearson (1774 - 1834)

Joseph A. Pearson
Born in Rowan County, North Carolinamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Rowan County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Joseph was born in 1776 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He died on Oct 23, 1834 in Rowan County (became Davie County in 1837), North Carolina. [1]

Profession: Congressman, lawyers, legislature, and planter[2]

He represented the borough of Salisbury in the House of Commons in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1804 and 1805 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Tenth (western) District (Rowan, Mecklenburg, and Cabarrus counties) in 1809.


  1. Nancy Anna Maria (McLin) Pearson (1786–1806), married in Rowan County in 1806
  2. Eleanor (Brent) Pearson (1786–1818)
  3. Catharine Worthington Pearson (1791–1868)


  1. Joseph Rowan Pearson (1821–1837)
  2. Catharine W. Pearson (1825–1837)
  3. Eliza Worthington Pearson Patterson (1826–1902)
  4. Sarah Ellen Pearson (1827–1842)
  5. Charles W. Pearson (1831–1835)
  6. William Gaston Pearson (1834–1861)


  1. #FG, #NCPedia
  2. #NCPedia
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #153601115, Joseph A. Pearson, Pearson Family Cemetery, Davie County, North Carolina
  • Joseph A. Pearson, NCPedia, accessed Mar 10, 2018
  • Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 6 volumes, edited by William S. Powell

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Rejected matches › Joseph Pearce (1775-)