Jonas Pearsall was an active Freemason in Huntington, New York. Part of the first group of new Masons raised in Jephtha No. 494 F. & A.M. in 1860, Pearsall was Worshipful Master of the lodge in 1864, 1865, 1866 and 1871. Pearsall was a trustee with W:. William H. King that purchased the New York Avenue property the current lodge for $1000 in 1869.