William Pearson

about 1715–
Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Pearson was born about 1715, in Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Pearson, was 32 and his mother, Katherine Thomas, was 30.

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Robert Pearson
1683–1753
Katherine Thomas
1685–1719
Thomas Pearson
1707–
Mary Pearson
1709–
Ralph Pearson
1711–
John Pearson
1713–
William Pearson
1715–
Mary Pearson
Robert Pearson
Thomas Pearson
William Pearson

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World Events (3)

1776
Age 61
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776
Age 61
The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 61
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers ( see Pierce ). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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

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Pierce

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