This name is surmised from the following: A 1784 deed in Brunswick Co lists a wife for John by the name Susannah. Two Woolsey wills list the children of John and Susannah as heirs. Jacob Woolsey's deed of 1775 lists his two daughters: Frances and Susannah.
Brunswick Co.,VA, Will Book 2, Page 362 This indenture made the 26th July, 1784......John Pearson and Susannah his wife of the County of Brunswick for and in consideration of 100 pounds current money of Virginia convey to John Powell, his heirs, and etc., a Tract of land in aforesaid County of Brunswick, and Meherrin Parish containing 280 acres and adjoining James Green, William Carpenter, Joel Woolsey, Randle Woolsey, to Quarrel Creek Swamp, James Phillips....with all houses, orchards, gardens....John Pearson Junior and Susannah his wife hath hereunto set their hand and affixed their seal... Witnesses: John Jones John Pearson (L.S.) Henry Mangum Susannah X her mark Pearson (L.S.) Charles Hicks
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