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Peter PEARSON (1679-1735) m. Rachel NEWBY (1689-1750)
s/o Christopher PEARSON (1635-1711) and Elinor FEARON (1647-1714)
d/o Nathan NEWBY (1665-1734) and Elizabeth HOLLOWELL (1662-1720)
p/o Mary Ann PEARSON (1720-1773)

21 Dec 1679 Peter PEARSON born at Dean Parish, Ullock, Cumberland, England [one doc says 21 Feb 1679/80, Pardshaw; lists parents’ names Monthly Meeting of Pardshaw (Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Broughton) Piece 1026: Monthly Meeting of Pardshaw (Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Broughton) (1650-1787) (doc)]

Jan 1689 Rachel NEWBY born at Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia (daughter of Nathan Newby and Elizabeth Hollowell) (EAQG, Vol.I)


Abt 1701 Peter PEARSON immigrated to Nansemond, VA: Peter Pearson came to Virginia from Cumberland, England, about 1701 and apparently affiliated with Lower Monthly Meeting in Nansemond County, VA, removing to Perquimans Monthly Meeting soon afterward.


25 Jul 1707 Peter PEARSON presented a certificate at Chuckatuck MM (aka Nasemond MM) dated July 25, 1707 from Friends at Pardshaw Cragg, stating that: "Peter Pearson, the bearer hereof, who hath in mind to remove to America, is descended of Honest parents, who hath been serviceable Among us, and we are loath to part with him, who has been of Blameless Conservation." [The above from "One Ladd's Family", Ruth Kline Ladd, a974] [known as a faithful Quaker] [At that time "conversation" referred to ones entire conduct, and "honest" meant of good repute, respectable, decent.] (doc)

1709 Peter PEARSON and Rachel NEWBY married at Nansemond, VA (one source says abt 1708) (one source says Isle of Wight, Middlesex, VA) (occupation as a cobbler/shoemaker)

19 Aug 1711 son Peter PEARSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 1779 in Nansemond County, Virginia. Peter married 1st Rachel Bogue and 2nd Mary Newby 10 Mar 1746. Peter was reported married out of society, 7 Jan 1746/7. Peter and his family moved to Wayne County, then to Guilford County, North Carolina and then again to the Northwest. Children: 1. Jonathan; 2. Nathan married Rebeckay Nicholson, widow of Joseph 26 12 mo (Dec) 1773, Perquimans Meeting House near Little River Bridge, he married 2nd Mary Bailey 37th mo (Jul) 1796 at Back Creek Monthly Meeting; 3. Peter; 4. Rachel married Samuel Newby son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Albertson) Newby of Pasquotank Monthly Meeting; 5. Sarah married Joseph Lacey 9th mo (Sep) 1757, she is not mentioned in father's will; 6. Mary married Enoch Jessop 4th mo (Apr) 1765, 2nd John Moor 6 12th mo (Dec) 1769; 7. Ruth married Robert Wilson 12mo (Dec) 1770, she is called Ruth Boyer in father's will; 8. Elizabeth. Peter's will dated 1779 mentions wife, Mary; grandchildren Nathan, Peter and Josiah Lacey; sons: Nathan, William, Jonathan, Peter, and Christopher; daughters: Mary Moore, Ruth Boyer, and Rachel Newby. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 7 November 1746 that Peter Pearson was reported for marrying out of the society. Paper of condemnation accepted on 2 June 1749. (doc)

22 Nov 1714 son John PEARSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; He died before 7 Jun 1760 in Perquimans. John announced his intentions to marry Elisabeth Croxton 3 11mo (Jan) 1738/9, the daughter of Arthur Croxton. In Apr 1766 Peter Pearson, John's brother petitioned the court to appoint guardians for John and Elisabeth's children, Joseph, Sarah and Eleazer. Evidently the other children, William, Lawrence and Enoch were already of age. Elizabeth either died or remarried. When a woman remarried in those days a guardian should have been appointed for the children to protect their inheritance from their step-father. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 3 November 1738 that John Pearson was liberated to marry Elizabeth Croxton. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 4 June 1739 that John Pearson was disowned. Page 45 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 3 November 1738 that Elizabeth Croxton was liberated to marry John Pearson.

Aug 1716 While still a resident of Virginia, Peter bought a 50 acre tract of land on the Burnt Pocosin in the Upper District of Perquimans County, North Carolina. He then migrated to North Carolina along with his wife's family.

16 Nov 1716 dau Rachel PEARSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 1774. She announced her intention to marry Robert BOGUE 4 8th mo (Oct) 1738, possibly the son of Lydia, in Perquimans. Robert was born in 1703 in Perquimans, he died in 1788 in Jones County, North Carolina. Robert married 2nd Miriam Pearson. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 4 August 1738 that Rachel Pearson was liberated to marry Robert Bogue. Page 36 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 4 August 1738 that Robert Bogue was liberated to marry Rachel Pearson. Page 36 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 1 September 1756 that Robert Bogue was chosen Overseer of the Vosses Creek Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina. [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I Supplement (doc)]

12 Aug 1716 Peter Pearson of Nansemond Virginia was assigned 50 acres of land by Thomas Bagley of Perquimans for 3 pounds. It was part of a tract adjoining John Burkehead on "Burnt Pocoson" granted to Thomas Bagley by the Lord Proprietors.

6 Feb 1718 son Nathan PEARSON born at Perquimans County, NC; died bef 1750 (age 31). Nathan probably died between 1735 and 1750 because he is mentioned in his father's will, but not his mother's will. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 6 April 1768 that Nathan Pearson requested a certificate to Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Page 160 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 20 April 1768that Nathan Pearson was received on a certificate from Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Page 160 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 26 December1773 that Nathan Pearson of Pasquotank County, North Carolina, son of Peter, was married to Rebeckah (Symons) Nicholson at the Meeting House near Little River Bridge. Page 160 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 20 December1794 that Nathan Pearson was granted a certificate to Center Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina. Page 730 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Back Creek Monthly Meeting, Randolph County, North Carolina, recorded on 30 May 1795 that Nathan Pearson was received on a certificate from Symons Creek Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, dated 20 December 1794. Page 167 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy, Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina recorded on 13 June 1765that Rebecca Symons, daughter of Thomas Symons, deceased, married John Low, at a public meeting near Symons Creek, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Page 145 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 23 June 1771that Rebecca (Symons) Low, relict of John Low, of Pasquotank County, North Carolina, was married to Joseph Nicholson at the Symons Creek Meeting House, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Page 154 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 26 December1773 that Rebecca (Symons) Nicholson, relict of Joseph Nicholson, was married to Nathan Pearson at the Meeting House near Little River Bridge, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Page 160 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 20 March 1776that Rebeckah (Symons) Pearson was assigned overseer. Page 160 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 16 March 1793that Rebeckah (Symons) Pearson requested a certificate to Center Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina. Page 160 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 20 December1794 that Rebeckah (Symons) Pearson was granted a certificate to Center Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.

20 Jan 1720 dau Mary Ann PEARSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; She died on 13 Mar 1773 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Mary married on 20 Nov 1740 at the Meeting House near Leavin Bufkins in Nansemond County, Virginia, (1) John WINSLOW, son of Thomas WINSLOW and Elisabeth CLARE. John was born on 9 Feb 1717/1718 in Perquimans. He died on 17 Apr 1754 in Pasquotank. Mary married (2) 1 Jun 1755, Symons Creek, Pasquotank, Joshua Morris (Moore) (Joshua b.6 Jun 1726, d.14 Feb1777), was the son of Aaron and Mary Morris. Mary was his 3rd wife. Their children were Nathan b.11 Jan 1757, Jonathan b.7 Jul 1759, and Zachariah b.17 Sep 1761. Johsua Morris had married 1st Hannah Anderson daughter of John; 2nd Hulda Newby; 4th Rebecah Symons. John Winslow does not mention Ruth and John in his will, dated 17 Apr 1754, proved Jul 1754, Perquimans. John was a slave owner as were many of the early residents of North Carolina. John is probably the nephew of John Winslow who married Ester Snelling. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 20 September 1740 that Mary Pearson, daughter of Peter Pearson, deceased, of Perquimans District, North Carolina, was married to John Winslow, at the Meeting House near Leavin Bufkin's, in Nansemond County, Virginia. Page 177 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 1 May 1755 that Mary (Pearson) Winslow, relict of John Winslow, of Perquimans County, North Carolina, was married to Joshua Morris at the Symons Creek Meeting House, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Page 87 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 20 September 1740 that John Winslow, son of Thomas Winslow, of Perquimans District, North Carolina, was married to Mary Pearson, at the Meeting House near Leavin Bufkin's in Nansemond County, Virginia. Page 148 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 1 May 1755 that Joshua Morris of Pasquotank County, North Carolina, son of John Morris, was married to Mary (Pearson) Winslow at the Symons Creek Meeting House, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

10 Jan 1722 son Jonathan PEARSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; He died on 22 Apr 1784 in Wayne County, North Carolina. He announced his intentions to marry Rebecca Elliot 6 Nov 1745, Perquimans. He was reported married 2nd to Sarah (Bogue) Bundy, widow of Joseph, 2 Jan 1766, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. His children were: 1. daughter who married ? Peacock; 2.daughter who married ? Coley; 3. Rhoda b.Apr 1750, d.24 Jan 1833,Clinton County, Ohio married Reuben Peele, son of Josiah, 11th mo (Nov) 1778; 4. Mark married Elizabeth Lamb daughter of William and Miriam (Newby) Lamb, moved to Ohio; 5. Ichabod married Miriam Lamb daughter of William and Miriam (Newby) Lamb; 6. Elizabeth b.15 7th mo (Jul) 1767, d.22 5th mo (May) 1839, Henry County, Indiana married Richard Ratliff 22 2mo (Feb) 1784, Wayne County, North Carolina; 7.Nathan b.28 Oct 1770, d.13 Nov 1845, Henry County, Indiana married Hulda Lamb daughter of Jacob and Sarah Lamb 12 Jun 1807, Randolph County, North Carolina; 8. Jonathan married Sarah Peele, Contentinea Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, North Carolina; 9. Sarah d.7 Aug 1788,Randolph County, North Carolina married Exum Elliott son of Jacob and Zilpha Elliott 19 Mar 1788. In a deed Jonathan sold 2 acres for 40 pounds to Joshua Bagley that fell to him from Wm. Phelps, but to Mary Bagley for her natural life. There must have been some family connection to William Phelps. Page 132 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy, Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 2 January 1766that Sarah (Bogue) Bundy, widow of Joseph Bundy, was reported as married to Jonathan Pearson. Page 36 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy, Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 4 January 1758that Sarah Bogue was reported as married to Joseph Bundy. Page 46 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 6 September 1745 that Rebecakah Elliott was a liberty to marry Jonathan Pearson. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 4 December 1765 that Jonathan Pearson requested a certificate to Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, to marry. Page 160 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, recorded on 2 January 1766that Jonathan Pearson was reported as married to Sarah (Bogue) Bundy. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 6 September 1745 that Jonathan Pearson was liberated to marry Rebecca Elliott.

8 Aug 1723 Gabriel Newby, wheelwright - "doth assign" 324 acres to Peter Pearson, shoemaker for 40 pounds on the N.E. side of the river on lines of Peter Gray and Francis Wells, from a patent dated 20 Nov 1720 for 374 acres. [8 6mo (Aug) 1723] In June 1723, he purchased 324 acres of land from his wife's paternal uncle Gabriel Newby, for 40 pounds currency. In February 1731 there was still a dispute involving these two men over the land. Gabriel wanted Peter to pay one pound, sixteen shillings more and Peter adamantly refused to pay any more "upon ye account of and land". The Friends interceded and their difference was finally settled by the next July.

1724 dau Elizabeth “Betty” PEARSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 1802. Page 61 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 6 November 1754 that Benjamin Munden was reported a married to Betty (Pearson) Bagley. Page 61 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 2 October 1754 that Benjamin Munden produced a certificate from Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, to marry. Page 35 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 6 November 1754 that Betty (Pearson) Bagley was reported as married to Benjamin Munden. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 1 May 1747 that Betty Pearson was liberated to marry William Bagley.

16 Jun 1724 Dau Elisabeth PEARSON was born 16 4th mo (Jun)about 1724 in Perquimans County, North Carolina. Elisabeth "Betty" announ From History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow. Published 1931.

1727 son Bailey PEARSON born at Perquimans County, NC.


9 Jan 1727 Peter bought 10 acres of land for $5 from John Henby on Peter Grays line.

21 Apr 1735 Peter PEARSON died age 54 at Perquimans, North Carolina (will proved); [Peter Pearson, in his will, mentions "my seven children" sons: Jonathan, Nathan, Peter, John; daughters: Rachel, Mary and Bailey (probably Betty), while Rachel Pearson in her will of 1750 names "my six children", Nathan Pearson having predeceased her. Bailey Pearson is nowhere named, giving rise to the possibility that his name was copied incorrectly and should be "Betty;” Welles Monthly Meeting, Perquimans, North Carolina [Pearson, Peter (1) will Perq Co, p Apl 21, 1735, names sons: Jonathan, Nathan, Peter, John, & Bailey, dau’s Rachel, & Mary. His wife is not named, but she survived him 15 years. Rachel Pearson Exhibited the will of her decíd husband Peter Pearson, in Court, 1735. (Loose papers, in Perq Co.) The sons: Nathan, & Bailey, are thought to be sons by a former wife as Rachel does not name them in her will. Of course they may have died between the date of his will (1735, 1750) and the time she made her will. Nathan Pearson’s name appears on Tithe List Perq Co 1741.] Peter died in the late spring of 1735 as Rachel, his widow, "exhibited the will of her deceased husband Peter Pearson in Court."

The Will of Peter Pearson courtesy of Bob Stokley who transcribed it from the North Carolina State archives:
"Thee 15th Day of march in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & 35, I Peeter Person of North Carolina in the County of Albemarle in his Majesties provience of North Carolina being very sick& weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto god Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I give &bequeath unto my Well beloved son Jonathan Person thee plantation that I now dwell on with thee ???? being three hundred and fifty four more or less to him & his heirs or asines forever.
Item I give unto Nathan Person my loveing son fifty acors lying near the burned pocosin to him & his airs or asins forever.
Item I give unto my two sons to wit Peter & John Person my land in Virginia containing one hundred acors more of less to tem & their aresor asines forever.
Item I give unto my seven children each of them two cows and calves or yearlings by there sides.
Item I give unto my seven children each of them a fether bed & forniture that is say Peeter & John & Rachel & Nathan & Mary &Jonathan & Beitty Persons----
Item I give unto my son Jonathan my gun & if any of them die with outares of their bodys there parts bee Eaquealli devided amongst ye rest
I will & bequeath unto my loving wife all the rest of my estate to behole & sole Exeeketricks.
I desire thee my brother Nathan Newby to see that my children bee well done by as for ??? as thy power(?) lies in."
In witness where of I have hereunto let my hand &Seal-------------Peter Pearson (seal)
Wittnessed------
Jesse Newby
William Bogue
William Haskit


25 Jun 1750 Rachel NEWBY died age 61 at Perquimans, North Carolina (one source says 25 Jan 1749/50) [Rachel's will dated 25 Jun 1750 proved Jan 1750/1 mentions sons: Peter, John and Jonathan Pearson. Daughters: Rachel Bogue, Mary Winslow, Betty Bagley. Executors: John Winslow and Robert Bogue (sons-in-law) Witnesses: Joshua Hobart, Arthur Croxen, John Moore. Clerk of Court: Edmund Hatch.] (doc)

North Carolina Perquimans County
January Court anno Dom 1750
Present His Majestys Justices
Then was the within will proved in Open Court by the affirmation of Arthue Croxen and John Moore in due form of law and at the same time John Winslow and Robert Bogue Executors to the within will was duly qualified by taking the affirmation of law appointed to be taken by Executors Ordered that the Secretary or his Deputy of Said province have notice that ???? Testamentory issue thereon as the law directs________
Test Edmund Hatch


North Carolina Perquimons County
"Know ye that I Rachel Pearson being sick & weak of body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to God; Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make & ordain this my last will & Testament, That is to say I will ye all my just Debts & Contracts be well and truly contented &paid or ordained to be paid in Convenient time & place after my Decease by my executors hereafter named; & as touching Such worldly Estate whereas it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give Demise & dispose of in the following manner &form__________________
Imprimis I give to my son Peter Pearson one large iron pot containing Seven or Eight gallons to him and his heirs for ever and one hand mill——
Item I give to my Daughter Rachel Bogue one blew Rugg, one feather bed being new, one pair of sheets, one bolster, and two pillows, one small iron pot containing about three gallons, Also to my Grandaughter Lida Bogue one two year old heifer to them and their heirs——-
Item I give to my Daughter Mary Winslow one iron pot containing about four gallons to her and her heirs——-
Item I give to my son Jonathan Pearson one Small Iron Pot containing about three gallons to him and his heirs——–
Item I give to my Son John Pearson, one large Pewter Dish to him and his heirs—–
Item I give to my Daughter Betty Bagley one Iron Pott that I bought of James Cobb also one Iron Skillet containing about three quarts, also one small pewter Dish & one new Pewter Bason & two new pewter Plates, to her and her Heirs for Ever——–
Item My will is that the residue of my whole estate be equally divided between my six children viz——-Peter, John & Jonathan & Rachel Bogue &Mary Winslow & Betty Bagley to them and their heirs for Ever
Item I likewise Nominate Constitute & appoint my Trusty Son in Law John Winslow and Robert Bogue Executors of this my Last will and Testament and I do utterly disallow, revoke & disannul, all and every other former wills & testaments Legacies bequeaths & Executors by me before this time. Names willed & bequeathed, ratifying & confirming this and no other to be my Last will & Testament In Testimony where of I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 25th of the fourth Month in ye year 1750
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared by the Said Rachel Pearson as her Last will and Testament."
Witnesses:
Joshua Hobard
Arthur Croxen
John Moore
Executors
John Winslow
Robert Bogue