Edward Peersone

Edward Peersone

Male 1575 - 1648  (73 years)    Has no ancestors but more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Edward Peersone 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1575  Bollin Twp. Wimslow Parish, Cheshire, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jul 1648  Wimslow Parish, Pownall Fee, Cheshire, Eng., Moberly Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pownall Fee, Cheshire, Eng. Moberly Cem. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I366739  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2002 

    Family NN,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. John Pearson,   b. 1603,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jeffrey Pearson,   b. 8 Aug 1604,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lawrence Pearson,   b. 4 May 1607, Bollin Twp. Wimslow Parish, Cheshire, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1673, Chester, Cheshire, Eng.buried, Moberly Cemetery. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Elizabeth Pearson,   b. 20 Jul 1608,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edward Pearson,   b. 9 Feb 1609,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Thomas Pearson,   b. 22 Apr 1609,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Thomas Pearson,   b. 12 May 1613,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Hellene Pearson,   b. 11 Dec 1617,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2002 
    Family ID F145229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward Pearson was born in 1575 in Wimslow Parish, Pownall Fee, Cheshire, Eng. He died on July 25, 1648. We do not know his wife's name at the present.

      P E A R S O N F A M I LY

      As I mentioned previously, only through prayer and following hunches, and taking what little information I had gleaned through letters from different cousins, did I put together the families of our Pearson Ancestors.

      There is much conflicting data and confusion as to who we actually came from. There are two brothers that came over from England that different cousins say we descend from. Following is a letter from Earl Cole. I have found his records to be pretty reliable. However, until I have the documents to prove which brother we originated from, I shall put both their histories in this book. Maybe at a later date, I will be able to find out who our Pennsylvania immigrant grandsire was.

      Dear Gloria:

      Thank you very much for the Amyx data. There is some new information that I did not have. Thank you for the copy of Isaac Amyx's and Polly Boyer marriage record. I do not have anything on Riley Samuel Amyx's military records. I always thought that he was in the Confederate Army from TN. But Mr. H. W. Amyx of Sneedville, TN. told me that the Amyx's moved to Jackson County KY., and that he had a copy of Riley's discharge. So H.W. Amyx sent me a copy of Riley's discharge back in the 1980's. H.W. Amyx died about 1986, age 84.

      I am enclosing a copy of Riley's discharge paper and a copy of his pension application where he listed his children's birth dates.

      From a history of Botetourt County, VA. the Waxes (Wachs) Henry Wax, was born in 1745 and moved from Alsace Township, Berks County, PA. to Frederick Co. VA. in 1786. In 1789 he came to Botetourt County and purchased 168 acres west of and adjoining the town of Fincastle from Andrew Henry. (Henry Wax also owned a tavern and inn in Fincastle.)

      Henry Wax was married twice, first to Margaret Geschwind in PA. May 11, 1767 by whom he had 14 children and later to Mrs Catharine Karnes by whom he had no issue. He died 1796 leaving a will in which he mentioned all of his children except one, Philip who is supposed to have predeceased Henry. His youngest daughter Esther, was born after he came to Fincastle.

      Now I can't find my Price data right now, but I remember Henry Price married Catharine Wax in Frederick County VA, about 1787. Mary Wax Boyer was born about 1783 in PA. Amyx data family tradition, etc., says she was a Price, but it is not true. She was a Boyer, daughter of Devault Boyer and Catharine Wax.

      Henry Wax's wife was Margaret Geschwind, born about 1750, PA., died February 10, 1791 in VA. Her father was Eberhard Geschwind who came to this country in October 1737. His name was spelled GESWINT and he signed his name with an X. From memory I think Eberhard's wife's name was Anna Margaret Yost. She died about 1791, Berks County PA., leaving a will mentioning a daughter, Margaret Wax.

      From the ship list of passengers 1737, Henry Wax's father may have been Philipus Wax (Wachs), or Johan Phillipus Wachs. (Our ancestor Isaac Amyx and Mary "Polly" Boyer Amyx).

      Now our ancestor Samuel Amyx was probably the oldest of Isaac and Mary's children. He was born about 1804, probably in VA. Died 1888 in Jackson County KY. He is buried in the family cemetery in Jackson County KY., Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, KY. Samuel married #1, Fanny Mendenhall Kenner and divorced September 1828. They had one child, a son. I have her name somewhere. She ran away to KY, taking a son. Later Samuel married a widow Mary "Polly" Winstead Pace. She was born 1810 in NC. Did POLLY PACE and husband have any children: As per 1850 census Lucinda Amyx was the oldest daughter child born 1833.

      1830 Census Hawkins County, TN., paragraph 66, Isaac Amyx, 10001001-1212101.
      Isaac Amyx and wife, Mary Boyer only had one son and eight daughters. I need to check more on this. Looks like Samuel and Son and wife living with Isaac. Mary Winstead who Married #2, Samuel Amyx, was probably the daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth________________ Winstead, no proof!

      Now here is our PEARSON line from Christian on back!

      #1. Christian Pearson, born about 1755 in Bucks County PA. married Catharine_______.
      He was the son of:

      #2. Lawrence Pearson and his wife Elizabeth ___________. Lawrence Pearson born 1732, died 1803, will proved in Bucks County PA. , was dated Spetember 5, 1801.

      #3. Lawrence was a grandson of Lawrence Pearson (Bearson), #1, and his wife Ann
      ________, and probable son of Joseph Pearson who was born in Bucks County PA. about 1712.

      #4. Joseph Pearson born 1712, was a son of Lawrence Pearson and his wife Ann____________. Lawrence Pearson wrote his will on 27th of July 1752. He was born 1688 and died 1756.

      #5. Lawrence Pearson, 1688 - 1756, was the son of Thomas Pearson and his wife Margery Smith, who came to PA. in 1683 from England. He was supposed to have come to PA. with William Penn on the ship "WELCOME". It landed at Upland, PA., October 27, 1682.

      #6. Thomas Pearson was the son of the first Lawrence Pearson and his wife Elizabeth Janney (Gyney). Lawrence Pearson was born 1600, died 1673.

      (Note: I disagree as others do, and I have Edward who married Sarah Burgess as our line). Gloria.

      I will close for now so I can get this in the mail. Write me again soon.


      Earl E. Cole

      With this tidbit of information about the PEARSONS, the search began to locate more documents, history, and related Pearson families. It took me about a year. Finally Bettina Burns of Cullman, AL. was located. She had written three books on all the Pearsons, Piersons, Peersons, Bearsons, etc. I bought one of her books and found other related families. I began calling these people and finally was able to put together our PEARSON FAMILY HERITAGE.


      In the book Clues to Our Family Names# by Lou Stein, we find that the Pearson name is an English name meaning 'son of Pierre" or "son of peer". The root word Peter is from the Greek word petros meaning "one who is solid as a rock" Peter came to England from western France as Pierre. By 1100 A.D. the Anglo-Saxons could only spell and say Pier (peer). By 1200 A.D. Peer and Piers were spelled and pronounced Peter and Peters. The Anglo-Saxons also had difficulty pronouncing St. Pierre (Peter) in French; they said it as Semper (St. Pierre). By 1260 A.D. the French name of "son of Pierre" became pronounced Piers, Pierce, and Pierson. So originally the Pearson name could have been French.

      Because of the evolutionary nature of name development, it is virtually impossible to pinpoint a single origin of any surname. In fact, the name Pearson probably evolved separately from Scandinavia , England and France. The only way to know for sure what your nationality is, is to trace them in Europe, a family at a time. If your family can be traced to England, you may be able to trace back to the 1300's where Pearsons are on record in Warwickshire, England. In the early days the Pearsons were Catholics as was all of England. When Henry VIII established the new religion they were hard to move from their old faith, but gradually those of Cheshire and Lancaster went over to the new Church of England while those of York still clung to Rome. Many of those Pearsons became members of the "Order of Friends". The early Pearson immigrants to Pennsylvania were Quakers while the Pearsons who settled in New England were churchmen. The western branches were inclined to Methodism.

      George Pearson, from his book The Descendants of Benjamin and Esther Furnas Pearson states: "The early Pearson immigrants to America were tall, medium to large frame and bony; they all had brown hair, blue or gray eyes and ruddy complexions. A stout Pearson was almost unknown."

      Richard Foster Pearson, in his quarterly, Pearsons, Places and Things, did research on all of the important people that descended from the Pearson families. They are as follows: James Pearson , died 1805, was a glass painter who introduced some improvements into coloring glass. William Pearson , 1767-1847, was an astronomer who was largely instrumental in founding the London Astronomical Society, in 1820. The numbers of famous people who have descended from Pearson lines is endless; among them are former Presidents of the United States, Herbert Clark Hoover, Franklin Pierce, and Richard Milhouse Nixon.

      Reverend Lawrence Pierson (Pearson) was born May 4, 1601 in Chester County, Pownall Fee, England. He died December 26, 1673, and is buried in the "Friends" Burying Ground Mobberly, Chester, England. He married Elizabeth Janney/Gyney ca 1645. She was born ca. 1602, and died August 13, 1662. Her father was Randall Janney, born February 23, 1579/80, and her mother was Ellen Allrod, born August 18, 1583. Randall Janney was the son of Thomas Janney and Jane Worthington Janney, married December 7, 1578. Thomas died March 5, 1602 and Jane died August 10, 1589. The Lords of Haverland and Norfolk were descendants of the counts of Guynes/Gyney/Janney.

      Lawrence/John Pearson was from the House of Lancester back to William the Conqueror. His occupation was a stone mason. Lawrence was also the Bishop of Chester. Records have been found on our Pearsons in Buck County, PA., census records, Pearson relations, and William Wade Hinshaw's book on Quaker Records.

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