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Marriage: Children:
  1. Nathaniel Pearson: Birth: 25 OCT 1804 in Brunswick Co., Va. Death: AFT. 1878

  2. Reuben Pearson: Birth: 3 FEB 1806 in Brunswick Co., VA. Death: 1 OCT 1892 in Warren Co., KY

  3. Mary Pearson: Birth: 1808 in Warren Co., KY. Death: BEF. 1868 in Montgomery Co., IL

  4. Elizabeth A. Pearson: Birth: 23 JAN 1810 in Warren CO., KY. Death: 24 JUL 1889 in Chariton Co., MO

  5. Martha Elizabeth Pearson: Birth: 1812 in Warren Co., KY.

  6. Frances Pearson: Birth: 1814 in Warren Co., KY. Death: 8 SEP 1852 in Warren Co., KY

  7. Bins Pearson: Birth: 12 APR 1816 in Allen Co., KY. Death: 11 AUG 1898 in Warren Co., KY

  8. John Pearson: Birth: 18 JUL 1818 in Allen Co., KY. Death: 17 DEC 1865 in Allen Co., KY

  9. William "Billy" PEARSON: Birth: 25 MAR 1820 in Allen Co., KY. Death: 22 JUN 1901 in Haysville, Macon, TN


Sources
1. Title:   hettie
2. Title:   Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Brunswick Co.,VA 1750-1810
Page:   72
Author:   Catherine Lindsay Knorr
Publication:   The Perdue Co.,Pine Bluff AR,1953

Notes
a. Note:   [hettie~1.ftw]
  John R. Pearson was born in 1780 in Brunswick Co., Virginia. His parents were John Jr. and Susannah Woolsey Pearson. On November 5, 1801 he married Rebecca Wright in Brunswick Co. Virginia. Brunswick County Virginia - 1720 to 1975 by Gay Neale states, "Deed Book 19, page 387, Brunswick Co., VA -- John Pearson, Jr. 'for the love and affection I bear for my son John R. Pearson, 100 acres land' in Brunswick Co., VA. John R. and his wife, Rebecca would sell this land 22 Sept. 1806, to his uncle, Morris Pearson. John R.'s father never forgave him for selling this land and leaving the community. Because of the improvement of the tobacco and cotton markets, a search was made for additional land for crops. In the early 1800's a group from Brunswick and Greenville counties, VA, went to Tennessee. Some moved on to Warren (now Allen) county, KY. John R., wife Rebecca, and 2 children (sons Nathanial and Rueben) were part of this migration in 1808." John R. died in 1846 in Allen Co., Kentucky. He is buried in the Pearson Family Cemetery in Allen Springs, Kentucky. A field stone with "J R P" carved in it marks his grave. The Will of John R. Pearson, dated 18 Jan. 1846 reads: "To my beloved wife Rebecca, the tract of land of 170 acres that we now live on, and a tract of 30 acres lying on the creek. One grey mare called "Susie" and a cow called "Mat". The wagon and one yoke of oxen called "Buck and Lena" - five of her choice hogs - all the corn and fodder - together with the household goods and kitchen furniture, during her life and widowhood, and at her death to be sold - with some cash notes of about an amount of two hundred and seventy or eighty dollars, and equally divided among all my children or their heirs. The property not willed to my wife, to be sold to the highest bidder, and the proceeds remaining be equally divided among all my children." Witt: Wm. W. Pearson and Rob't. Johnson. Proved and probated, 9 March 1846.
  Deed Book 19, page 387, Brunswick Co., VA -- John Pearson, Jr. "for the love and affection I bear for my son John R. Pearson, 100 acres land" in Brunswick Co., VA. John R. and his wife, Rebecca would sell this land 22 Sept. 1806, to his uncle, Morris Pearson. John R.'s father never forgave him for selling this land and leaving the community. Because of the improvement of the tobacco and cotton markets, a search was made for additional land for crops. In the early 1800's a group from Brunswick and Greenville counties, VA, went to Tennessee. Some moved on to Warren (now Allen) county, KY. John R., wife Rebecca, and 2 children (sons Nathanial and Rueben) were part of this migration in 1808. -- "Brunswick County Virginia - 1720 to 1975" by Gay Neale. ----- 25 May 1818, Mark Reaves deeded to John R. Pearson for $600, 169 1/2 acres beginning at the mouth of branch on east side of Trammel Creek and running to conditional line between Pearson and Nancy Lynch. This deed was recorded in Warren Co., KY - Witt: (none). 30 Nov. 1838, John R. was deeded 30 acres on Trammel Creek, Warren Co., KY. These two parcels of land became the "home place" and is the site of the Pearson Family Graveyard. The Warren/Allen county line crosses the farm. To locate the farm and graveyard from Bowling Green, KY, go about 9 miles south-east on Highway 231, turn right (south) on the road to Boyce (Old Sulphur Gum Road). Go about 1-1/2 miles. Just before the bridge across Trammel Creek, a gravel road turns back to the right, up the side of the hill. About 1/4 mile, the drive turns to the left to a new house. On the right is a fenced pasture with a gate leading to the old homesite. Thru the gate to the left is a fenced grove of trees where the graveyard is located. It is overgrown. Field stone with "J R P" carved in it marks his grave. "REB" is all that is readable on Rebecca's grave. Other stones are readable. ----- When John R.'s father, John Pearson, Jr., died in Brunswick Co., VA, he willed John R. five dollars. After other bequests, the will reads, " remainder to be equally divided between the children of Littleton Pearson and John Pearson." Since Littleton was deceased, John R. protested the will stating that it should have read "and to John Pearson". Affidavits filed by the sisters of John R., stated their father intended the inheritance to go to the children of John R., because their father was upset over John R.'s sale of land he gave him, and his move to Kentucky. John R. filed a certificate of guardianship in Allen County Court, 9 Dec. 1833, and recorded it in Brunswick County, VA, 28 Dec. 1835, Deed Book 30, page 477-479. "John R. Pearson was appointed guardian of his three infant children, Bins over 14, and John and William, under 14". In 1835 he gave Power-of-Attorney to Edward Dromgoole of Brunswick County, VA to represent him in the settlement. ----- The Will of John R. Pearson, dated 18 Jan. 1846 reads: "To my beloved wife Rebecca, the tract of land of 170 acres that we now live on, and a tract of 30 acres lying on the creek. One grey mare called "Susie" and a cow called "Mat". The wagon and one yoke of oxen called "Buck and Lena" - five of her choice hogs - all the corn and fodder - together with the household goods and kitchen furniture, during her life and widowhood, and at her death to be sold - with some cash notes of about an amount of two hundred and seventy or eighty dollars, and equally divided among all my children or their heirs. The property not willed to my wife, to be sold to the highest bidder, and the proceeds remaining be equally divided among all my children." Witt: Wm. W. Pearson and Rob't. Johnson. Proved and probated, 9 March 1846. -----
  1840 US Census Allen Co.,KY Page 63


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