Esther Ann Searles

1 April 1818–11 August 1867 (Age 49)
Bedford, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Esther Ann

Esther Ann Searles was born on 1 April 1818, in Bedford, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States. She had at least 7 sons and 6 daughters with James Smith Piersall. She died on 11 August 1867, in Bedford, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 49.

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James Smith Piersall
Esther Ann Searles
Almira Agnes Piersall
Mary Elizabeth Piersall
George W. Piersall
Willliam Henry Piersall
John Wesley Piersall
Esther Anne Piersall
James Smith Piersall
Charles Elbert Piersall
Sidney Piersol
Ethelinda Piersall
George Washington Franklin Piersall
Florence E. Pearsall
Emma L. Piersall

Spouse and Children



    Almira Agnes Piersall


    Mary Elizabeth Piersall


    George W. Piersall


    Willliam Henry Piersall


    John Wesley Piersall


+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Searle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther A Pearsell in household of James S Pearsell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Esther A Sarles in entry for James S Piersall and Phebe Jataker, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Esther Searles in entry for Ethelinda Wright, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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