Lewis W Pearson

Brief Life History of Lewis W

When Lewis W Pearson was born on 20 November 1831, in New Castle, 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.

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Family Time Line

Lewis W Pearson
Rebecca Rogers
Marriage: 4 April 1857
Sara Elizabeth Pearson
Martha A E Pearson
Cynthia Jane Pearson
John Thomas Pearson
Rachel Sophronia Pearson
Joseph Lafeyette Pearson
Sallie Ellen Pearson
Mary L. Pearson
Seth Anderson Pearson
James David Pearson

Sources (8)

  • Lewis Pearson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis Pearson, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Louis William Pearson, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries - 1833: Johnson, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Johnson, Arkansas, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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