Title: The Pearsons of Brunswick County Virginia
Author: Mary Moltenberry Rabold
Title: Email from Ron Walsh at Walshrh@@aol.com
Lived in Baltimore, MD. ------
In an email received by tp 28Jul1997 I saw your genealogy information on the Kindred Konnection database web page. You listed the family of John Seward and Mary Pearson as having seven children, including Timothy Seward. You also listed four of the children, including Timothy Seward, as having lived in Baltimore. Timothy Washington Seward is my GrGrGrandfather and I have much information about him and his children. He was born on 12 Jul 1837 in White Plains, Brunswick Co, Virginia. He married Mary Ellen Crow in Richmond, Henrico Co, Virginia on 10 Nov 1857. In 1860 he was a farmer in Henrico Co, Virginia, and had a one year old son, John. By 1865 he was operating a provisioning business in Baltimore. Between 1867 and 1871 he moved his entire family to Baltimore. By 1900, he owned a very profitable wholesale butter business in Baltimore, and passed the business to his son, Howard Timothy Seward (1875-1929). Timothy Washington Seward died in Baltimore on 23 Nov 1923. I have been trying for about 10 years to identify Timothy Washington Seward's parents from Brunswick Co, Virginia. Your GEDCOM states that his parents were John William Seward and Mary Susan Pearson. I am aware of their marriage bond dated 26 Aug 1833 in Brunswick Co, Virginia, and have 1860 Census information on their family, including Eliza A. E. [Ann Elizabeth] age 25, Sara A. age 20, Martha G. age 18, Robert age 12, Adelia [Delliar] age 9, James age 6, and William age 4. Your GEDCOM also lists Timothy and John. Since in the 1860 Census, Timothy was already married and enumerated near Richmond, I was not previously able to determine his parents. The 1850 Census would have resolved the question, but have never been able to find either John William Seward (age 36) or Timothy Washington Seward (age 12) listed in the 1850 Census for Brunswick Co. By a process of looking at all 12 Seward head of households that were listed in the Census during the period of 1830 to 1860, I had concluded that John William Seward was the most likely, but that three others were still potential candidates. Your GEDCOM information is most welcome. It has solved the mystery. What sources and documents have you used to establish the names of the children of John William Seward and Mary Susan Pearson, including Timothy? How did you know that four of the children had lived in Baltimore? Do you have any more information about John William Seward, Mary Susan Pearson, and their children? Thank you, Ron Walsh at Walshrh@@aol.com
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