Source: Martha Susan Horn Bible-as compiled by Simpson Co. Historical Society
Title: Claude Woodring Pearson, Tennessee Marriages 1851-1900
Emigrated to Ky when quite young Headstone gives date of death as 15 May, 1864. The Martha Susan (Pearson) Horn Bible gives date as 25 May 1864. ----- Wiggs owned a large farm in Warren County near the Simpson County line. The Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and cemetery adjoins this farm. Wiggs and Phebe are buried in vaults in the cemetery. His is inscribed, "W. W. Pearson, born in Virginia, May 8, 1795, Emigrated to Kentucky when quite young, died May 25, 1864." The second vault reads, "Mrs. Pearson, consort of W. W. Pearson, born in North Carolina March 29, 1795. Emigrated to Kentucky when quite young, Married and raised a family to regret her death which occurred Dec. 22, 1862." Their daughter Parmelia Jones (Pearson) Sears is buried nearby in a grave marked "P J S". ----- Their log house built in 1834 was torn down and rebuilt on a lot, 1400 block of Park St., Bowling Green, KY. Heirs still own his land in Warren and Simpson Counties. ----- Wiggs' sister, Rebecca lived with him and he handled both her money and her slaves. He was the Executor of the estate of his sister Elizabeth. Rebecca's heirs in Brunswick Co., VA, claimed that had not received any of the estate. In a deposition from Joel R. Madison, he stated Wiggs was a money lender charging ten to twelve percent. ----- Wiggs died intestate in the spring of 1864. William Horn, Henry Pearson, and Anderson Sears were appointed administrators. (Case # 3157, Warren County Circuit Court, KY). -----
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