When Lewis W Pearson was born on 20 November 1831, in New Castle, Henry Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, Peter Wesley Pearson, was 27 and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Prewitt, was 24. He married Rebecca Rogers on 4 April 1857, in Johnson, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 18 July 1885, in Perry Township, Johnson, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Brown Cemetery, Lamar, Johnson, Arkansas, United States.
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Per(e) or Piers (see Pear and Pierce ) + son. The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries. Compare Peerson .
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames.
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