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Thomas Pearson
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1783
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1870
Franklin County
Virginia, USA

Thomas Pearson was the son of Thomas Pearson and Elizabeth Palmer, and grandson of John Palmer and Elizabeth Everett. The elder Thomas Pearson was a Private/Artillery in the VA Continental Line, George Washington's Army. Under Captain Abraham Buford, he fought at Waxhaws, SC, and was wounded by sword on the battlefield by British General Tarletan's men.

Thomas Pearson, living in Bedford County, VA, with his parents next to the Heckman family farm, married Elizabeth Heckman 10 Aug 1806. Elizabeth was born in PA and was German. By 1810, Thomas and Elizabeth were in Franklin Co VA, eventually owning 655 acres of land. Thomas was practicing his trade as a wheelwright. His property was strategically located on Carolina Road and nearby was the Obediah White Stage Stop.

Son Peyton P. Pearson wrote to his sister and brother-in-law on 8 Apr 1870: "Father Thomas Pearson is no more he departed this life on the 15th of February 1870 at 5 oclock in the morning aged 86 years 10 months and 25 days . . ."

Sons/Daughters of the American Revolution thru Thomas Pearson (who married Elizabeth Palmer).
DAR Ancestor Number: A087212

Reference: Letters to Raintree County, James B. Cash, Publishing Inc., College Station, TX, 2010.

Family links: 
  Thomas Pearson (1750 - 1835)
  Elizabeth Palmer Pearson
  Elizabeth Heckman Pearson (1788 - 1881)
  Peyton P. Pearson (1807 - 1901)*
  Nancy Ann Pearson Ballard (1809 - 1885)*
  John Pearson (1812 - 1828)*
  Joseph Allen Pearson (1814 - 1882)*
  Elizabeth Palmer Pearson Mason (1817 - 1912)*
  Thomas Pearson (1819 - 1819)*
  Katherine J Pearson Mason (1823 - 1898)*
  Ruth Pearson (1827 - 1828)*
  Thomas Pearson (1783 - 1870)
  Sarah Pearson Jordan (1785 - 1840)*
  Abel Pearson (1791 - 1839)*
  George Pearson (1794 - 1855)*
  Palmer Pearson (1797 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship
Original stone reads:
AGE 87

NOTE: Dates on "new" bronze tombstone are incorrect.

Pearson Memorial Park
Franklin County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
Record added: Mar 13, 2010
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Thomas Pearson
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