Smith Pearsall

MaleOctober 1820–20 February 1899

Brief Life History of Smith

Smith Pearsall was born in October 1820, in New York, United States as the son of Daniel Pearsall. He had at least 2 sons with Mary Margaret Carman. He lived in Suffolk, New York, United States in 1870 and Babylon, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 20 February 1899, at the age of 78, and was buried in Amityville, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Smith Pearsall
Mary Margaret Carman
Silas C Pearsall
Mahlon F Pearsall

Sources (8)

  • Smith Pearsall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Smith Pearsall, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Smith Pearsall, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands):

habitational name from Pearshall in Staffordshire. The placename probably derives from Old English pise, peosu ‘pea’ + halh ‘nook, corner of land’.

occasionally a variant of Purcell .

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

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