Mary Gray Pearson

2 October 1827–7 July 1905 (Age 77)
Arkwright, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Gray

When Mary Gray Pearson was born on 2 October 1827, in Arkwright, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Pearson, was 25 and her mother, Catharine Spickernagel, was 19. She married Stephen Winchester Jr. on 7 February 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 7 July 1905, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Winchester Jr.
Mary Gray Pearson
Marriage: 7 February 1846
Emmiline C. Winchester
Maria Winchester
Catherine Nancy Winchester
Maria Winchester

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 2
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 30
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Mary A Pearson in household of Thomas Pearson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Gray Person in entry for William Crismon, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Mary E Winchester in household of Stephen Winchester, "United States Census, 1850"

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