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 Washington Pierson

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Washington Pierson

  • Birth 28 Aug 1840 Athens County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 2 Feb 1913 Sullivan County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Pollock, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 32147902

Name spelled Pierson in his will and in his family generally after 1900. Family name spelled Variously Pearson, Person, Parsons, Pierson over the years by various Census takers and Law Clerks.
Son of Branson Bell & Lydia (Huntley) PEARSON.
Family moved to Lee County Iowa between 1844 & 1846, to Clark County Missouri 1850 and Putnam County MO 1856.
Married Nettie Hull in Putnam County Missouri July 12, 1858. Named along with 100 who pledged in the Highland School Declaration Clark County Missouri March 1861 to oppose secessionists in NE Missouri. This was the month before Fort Sumter and before the Battle of Athens Missouri August 1861. Served in the 45th Militia and the 2nd Missouri Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia.
In Co G 2nd MO.P.E.M.M. between Lancaster and Hannibal, his horse fell, or threw him causing a bayonet to run through his leg. He spent several weeks in an Army hospital at Hannibal being discharged early and escorted back to Putnam County. He was denied enlistment in the 42nd Infantry in 1864 due to the leg injury.
Of 13 children, 9 lived.