Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Richard Carman

M, #26, b. 1698, d. 22 December 1768

Parents

FatherSamuel Carman
MotherSarah

Family: Abigail Kent

SonStephen Carman+ (b. 1725)

Biography

MarriageRichard Carman and Abigail Kent were married, date unknown
Birth1698He was born in 1698 at Long Island in Hempstead, New York.
Death22 December 1768He died on 22 December 1768
Last Edited22 December 2016

Abigail Kent

F, #27

Parents

FatherStephen Kent
MotherAbigail

Family: Richard Carman (b. 1698, d. 22 December 1768)

SonStephen Carman+ (b. 1725)

Biography

MarriageRichard Carman and Abigail Kent were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Samuel Moores

M, #28, b. 29 August 1694, d. 31 May 1756

Parents

Family: Experience Fitz-Randolf (b. 14 July 1696, d. 10 April 1758)

DaughterIsabel Moores+ (b. 1729, d. 6 February 1809)

Biography

Birth29 August 1694Samuel Moores was born on 29 August 1694.
MarriageApril 1717He and Experience Fitz-Randolf were married in April 1717
Death31 May 1756He died on 31 May 1756
Last Edited22 December 2016

Experience Fitz-Randolf

F, #29, b. 14 July 1696, d. 10 April 1758

Family: Samuel Moores (b. 29 August 1694, d. 31 May 1756)

DaughterIsabel Moores+ (b. 1729, d. 6 February 1809)

Biography

Birth14 July 1696Experience Fitz-Randolf was born on 14 July 1696.
MarriageApril 1717Samuel Moores and she were married in April 1717
Death10 April 1758She died on 10 April 1758
Last Edited22 December 2016

James Ayers

M, #30

Family: Hope Bloomfield

DaughterHuldah Ayers+ (b. 14 July 1763, d. 11 October 1849)

Biography

MarriageJames Ayers and Hope Bloomfield were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Hope Bloomfield

F, #31

Family: James Ayers

DaughterHuldah Ayers+ (b. 14 July 1763, d. 11 October 1849)

Biography

MarriageJames Ayers and Hope Bloomfield were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Jonathan Ferris

M, #32, b. 15 July 1732, d. 26 August 1798

Parents

FatherPeter Ferris (b. about 1669, d. after 1764)
MotherSusannah Fowler (b. about 1689)

Family 1: Rachel Dean (b. 21 July 1735, d. 6 May 1779)

SonJoseph Ferris+ (b. 15 November 1757, d. 23 November 1841)
DaughterSarah Ferris (b. 25 July 1759, d. 5 June 1834)
SonJoshua Ferris (b. between 26 June 1761 and 1763, d. between March 1848 and April 1848)
SonCaleb Dean Ferris (b. 14 August 1761)
DaughterSusannah Ferris (b. 3 October 1765)
DaughterDeborah Ferris (b. 6 December 1766, d. 21 July 1844)
SonJohn Ferris (b. 7 June 1769, d. 25 February 1789)
SonBenjamin Ferris (b. 9 November 1771, d. 19 February 1832)
DaughterPhebe Ferris (b. 3 November 1776)
SonJonathan Ferris (b. 18 March 1779, d. 6 September 1838)
SonPeter Ferris (b. 19 January 1784)

Family 2: Elizabeth Miller

SonSanborn Ferris (b. 19 January 1774, d. died in infancy)
DaughterRebecca Ferris (b. between 1781 and 1785)
DaughterFanny Ferris (b. between 1788 and 1790)
DaughterElizabeth Ferris (b. 4 February 1801)

Biography

Birth15 July 1732Jonathan Ferris was born on 15 July 1732 in Eastchester, Westchester County, New York. The SAR application of Herbert Rushmore Ferris gives his birth date as 15 Feby 1731/32.
Marriage29 April 1757He and Rachel Dean were married on 29 April 17571
Marriage12 February 1781He and Elizabeth Miller were married on 12 February 17811
Witness18 December 1794He was listed in the probate record of Caleb Dean Ferris on 18 December 1794 in Kortright, Otsego County, New York. See Caleb Dean Ferris for details. From "Genealogical Data from Further New York Administration Bonds, 1791-1798" by Kenneth Scott, published in 1971 as part of NYG&B Digital Book Collection, image 14:

"Ferris, Caleb D., of Kortright, Otsego Co., farmer - 18 Dec 1794 - Bd: Jonathan Ferris, farmer, Joseph Travers, Esq., and Caleb Hall, farmer, all of Cortlandt Town, Westchester Co., 15 Nov 1798 (estate unadministered by Jonathan Ferris) - Bd: Elizabeth Ferris, widow, James Lent and Isaac Denike, of Cortlandt, Westchester Co., farmers."
Death26 August 1798Jonathan Ferris died on 26 August 1798 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York,
Burial28 August 1798He was buried on 28 August 1798 at Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York.
Lineage Society1926Herbert Rushmore Ferris applied for SAR membership based on Jonathan's service in the Revolution, in Capt. Ebenezer Boyd's Co. of Col Drake's 3rd Regiment, N.Y. State Militia.
Last Edited27 March 2018

Citations

  1. [S2] A Ferris Family Tree, the Descendants of Jeffrie Ferris, James G. Ferris, email address, Brownsboro, Alabama, online https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/45050807/family?usePUBJs=true

Rachel Dean

F, #33, b. 21 July 1735, d. 6 May 1779

Parents

Family: Jonathan Ferris (b. 15 July 1732, d. 26 August 1798)

SonJoseph Ferris+ (b. 15 November 1757, d. 23 November 1841)
DaughterSarah Ferris (b. 25 July 1759, d. 5 June 1834)
SonJoshua Ferris (b. between 26 June 1761 and 1763, d. between March 1848 and April 1848)
SonCaleb Dean Ferris (b. 14 August 1761)
DaughterSusannah Ferris (b. 3 October 1765)
DaughterDeborah Ferris (b. 6 December 1766, d. 21 July 1844)
SonJohn Ferris (b. 7 June 1769, d. 25 February 1789)
SonBenjamin Ferris (b. 9 November 1771, d. 19 February 1832)
DaughterPhebe Ferris (b. 3 November 1776)
SonJonathan Ferris (b. 18 March 1779, d. 6 September 1838)
SonPeter Ferris (b. 19 January 1784)

Biography

Birth21 July 1735Rachel Dean was born on 21 July 1735 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.1,2
Marriage29 April 1757Jonathan Ferris and she were married on 29 April 17571
Death6 May 1779She died on 6 May 1779 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York,1,2
Burial8 May 1779She was buried on 8 May 1779 at Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York.2
Last Edited31 January 2018

Citations

  1. [S2] A Ferris Family Tree, the Descendants of Jeffrie Ferris, James G. Ferris, email address, Brownsboro, Alabama, online https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/45050807/family?usePUBJs=true
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery, Van Cortlandtville, NY

Lt. William Seymour

M, #34, b. 10 October 1735, d. 1 May 1821

Parents

Family: Lydia St. John (b. 8 September 1737, d. 21 January 1829)

DaughterLydia Seymour+ (b. 27 February 1763, d. 25 September 1837)

Biography

Birth10 October 1735Lt. William Seymour was born on 10 October 1735.
Marriage6 January 1757He and Lydia St. John were married on 6 January 1757 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, William and Lydia had 6 children between 1758 and 1774, Polly, William, Lydia, Mercy( married Finch Gildersleeve), Belden, and Benjamin.1
Death1 May 1821He died on 1 May 1821
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S803] Orline St. John Alexander, The St. John Genealogy: Descendants of Matthias St. John (New York: Grafton Press, 1907), p. 82; digital images, archive.org (https://archive.org/stream/stjohngenealogyd00alex#page/n12/mode/1up : accessed

Lydia St. John

F, #35, b. 8 September 1737, d. 21 January 1829

Parents

FatherMoses St. John (b. 1705, d. 29 March 1785)
MotherMercy Olmsted (b. 17 January 1710)

Family: Lt. William Seymour (b. 10 October 1735, d. 1 May 1821)

DaughterLydia Seymour+ (b. 27 February 1763, d. 25 September 1837)

Biography

Birth8 September 1737Lydia St. John was born on 8 September 1737.
Marriage6 January 1757Lt. William Seymour and she were married on 6 January 1757 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, William and Lydia had 6 children between 1758 and 1774, Polly, William, Lydia, Mercy( married Finch Gildersleeve), Belden, and Benjamin.1
Death21 January 1829She died on 21 January 1829 in Vergennes, Vermont, As recorded in the Vergennes, Vermont town records, and available on FamilySearch.org. Also, Francis Spies hand-wrote a note in the copy of the St. John genealogy that is on archive.org, p. 82, that Lydia died and is buried in Vergennes, VT, 21 June 1829 age 91 yrs, 9 mos.
Last Edited28 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S803] Orline St. John Alexander, The St. John Genealogy: Descendants of Matthias St. John (New York: Grafton Press, 1907), p. 82; digital images, archive.org (https://archive.org/stream/stjohngenealogyd00alex#page/n12/mode/1up : accessed

Moses St. John

M, #36, b. 1705, d. 29 March 1785

Parents

Family: Mercy Olmsted (b. 17 January 1710)

DaughterLydia St. John+ (b. 8 September 1737, d. 21 January 1829)

Biography

Birth1705Moses St. John was born in 1705 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Marriageabout 1730He and Mercy Olmsted were married about 1730 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1
Death29 March 1785He died on 29 March 1785 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1
Last Edited20 January 2018

Citations

  1. [S803] Orline St. John Alexander, The St. John Genealogy: Descendants of Matthias St. John (New York: Grafton Press, 1907), p. 35; digital images, archive.org (https://archive.org/stream/stjohngenealogyd00alex#page/n12/mode/1up : accessed

Mercy Olmsted

F, #37, b. 17 January 1710

Parents

FatherNathan Olmsted (b. 27 April 1678, d. about 1716)
MotherMercy Comstock (b. 12 November 1676)

Family: Moses St. John (b. 1705, d. 29 March 1785)

DaughterLydia St. John+ (b. 8 September 1737, d. 21 January 1829)

Biography

Birth17 January 1710Mercy Olmsted was born on 17 January 1710 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Marriageabout 1730Moses St. John and she were married about 1730 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1
Last Edited20 January 2018

Citations

  1. [S803] Orline St. John Alexander, The St. John Genealogy: Descendants of Matthias St. John (New York: Grafton Press, 1907), p. 35; digital images, archive.org (https://archive.org/stream/stjohngenealogyd00alex#page/n12/mode/1up : accessed

John Seymour

M, #38

Family: Ruth Beldon

SonLt. William Seymour+ (b. 10 October 1735, d. 1 May 1821)

Biography

MarriageJohn Seymour and Ruth Beldon were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Ruth Beldon

F, #39

Family: John Seymour

SonLt. William Seymour+ (b. 10 October 1735, d. 1 May 1821)

Biography

MarriageJohn Seymour and Ruth Beldon were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Charles Hawkins

M, #40, b. 1792, d. 31 March 1845

Parents

FatherHawkins

Family: Elizabeth Ketcham (b. 6 September 1801, d. 18 July 1874)

DaughterHarriet Eliza Hawkins+ (b. 31 August 1824, d. 26 August 1914)

Biography

Birth1792Charles Hawkins was born in 1792. Calculated from age at death of 52 years, 3 months and 16 days.1
Directory1819As of 1819 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory. In 1819, there is one Charles Hawkins listed, cartman, 11 Delancey.
Marriage10 May 1821He and Elizabeth Ketcham were married on 10 May 1821 in New York City, New York County, New York, Based on 1855 state census which says she lived in New York 33 years, so estimated date of marriage 1822.2
Directory1825As of 1825 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory. There are two Charles Hawkins listed in Longworth's Directory for 1825 in New York:
1. grocer and carman, Forsyth c. Delancey
2. carpenter 281 Grand. At the 281 Grand St. is another carpenter, John B. Hawkins.3
Directory1826As of 1826 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 283 Grand St. as a carpenter. John B. Hawkins is listed at 281 Grand, also as a carpenter.
Directory1827As of 1827 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 283 Grand St as a carpenter. John B. Hawkins is listed at 281 Grand, also as a carpenter.
Directory1828As of 1828 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 80 Stanton St as a carpenter. John B. Hawkins is listed at 78 Stanton also as a carpenter.
Census-not found1830Charles has not been found on the census of 1830 New York In New York City area There is a Charles Hawkins in Brooklyn Ward 5, but both husband and wife are 30-40 and there is no daughter.

There is a Chas Hawkins in New York, Ward 11. He is 30-40 and there are 3 women 20-30, a boy 5-10, 3 boys 15-20, a girl 5-10, and one 15-20. They live two families away from a J.B. Hawkins with a man 40-50 and wife 30-40 and two girls 5-10. Doesn't look like a match. (This must be the builders listed in Longworth's Directory.)
Directory1830As of 1830 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory. In 1830, there are three Charles Hawkins listed in Longworth's Directory for New York City:
1. builder, 80 Stanton, and John B. Hawkins is a builder at 78 Stanton.
2. porter house Forsyth c. Delancey
3. Charles W., 56 Pearl

Based on the 1845 directory entry, the builder appears to be the correct one.
Directory1840As of 1840 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 80 Stanton St as Charles Hawkins, and as a Builder at 205 Chrystie. John B. Hawkins is not listed.

Same entry for 1841, 1842. The directories for 1843 and 1844 are not online.4
Census-not found1840Charles has not been found on the census of 1840 New York City, New York County, New York, He is listed in the directory at 80 Stanton, which seems to be in Ward 13, although it is on the border of wards 11 and 17.

There is a Townsend Hawkins (might be Hankhurst) on image 167/250 of Ward 13. It is indexed as Townsend Hanthierst.

There is a Mary Hawkins in 237/250
Directory1845As of 1845 Charles was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory. There are 3 Charles Hawkins listed in the 1845 directory:
Chas., builder, 200 Chrystie, home 80 Stanton
Charles, 134 Norfolk
Charles W., straw goods, 54 Cedar, home 26 Vesey

Then there is Elizabeth, widow of Chas., 80 Stanton. So it appears that Chas. the builder is the correct Charles.
Death31 March 1845He died on 31 March 1845 in New York City, New York County, New York,

Findagrave has his death year as 1815. Probably the stone was so faded that it was not possible to distinguish between 1815 and 1845.5
Burial1 April 1845He was buried on 1 April 1845 at Mulford Cemetery in Fort Salonga, Suffolk County, New York.6,1
Last Edited26 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S887] "Notes on Long Island burial plot", Genealogical column, 27 Nov 1935, 2806, As referenced in AGBI, Vol 75, p. 311.; NEHGS (americanancestors.com), Copies available from Godfrey Library
  2. [S881] Katharine Searle McCartney, "Copy of Family Record of the Elias Mulford and Elizabeth Gardiner Families and Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 43 (Jan 1912), viewed on FindMyPast, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), p. 62
  3. [S273] New York City Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register and City Directory (: D. Longworth, late 1700's - early 1800's), 1825, p. 216. Hereinafter cited as New York City Longworth's Directory.
  4. [S273] New York City Longworth's Directory, p. 307.
  5. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  6. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Mulford Cemetery, Fort Salonga, New York

Elizabeth Ketcham

F, #41, b. 6 September 1801, d. 18 July 1874

Parents

FatherBenjamin Ketcham (b. 1772, d. 25 November 1832)
MotherElizabeth Mulford (b. 23 May 1779, d. 10 July 1813)

Family: Charles Hawkins (b. 1792, d. 31 March 1845)

DaughterHarriet Eliza Hawkins+ (b. 31 August 1824, d. 26 August 1914)

Biography

Birth6 September 1801Elizabeth Ketcham was born on 6 September 1801 in Queens County, New York. Her parents' marriage is recorded in the Marriages and Baptism Performed by the Rev. Joshua Hart. Unfortunately, the baptisms from 1796 - 1816 are missing from this document.

The 1850 census says she was born in Rhode Island, but subsequent censuses say New York. The 1855 New York State census says Queens.

The Long Island Genealogy database (longislandsurnames.com) online says that she was born in Northport, Suffolk County, NY.1
Marriage10 May 1821Charles Hawkins and she were married on 10 May 1821 in New York City, New York County, New York, Based on 1855 state census which says she lived in New York 33 years, so estimated date of marriage 1822.1
Census17 July 1850She appeared in the household of James Royce Ferris in the census 17 July 1850 at Ward 8 in New York City, New York County, New York. James is listed as James R. (30, Merchant, b. N. York)
Harriet Ferris (25, b. N. York)
Elizabeth Hawkins (45, b. Rhode Island)
Bridget Mountain (18, b. Ireland)

Ward 8 was the west side of Greenwich Village.

Two dwellings up the page is Cyrus Ferris, age 60, Merchant, with Elizabeth, age 43, and Angeline, age 25. I note that because Angeline was also the name of one of James' sisters.

They are living next to Seymour Strong (40) and his wife Eliza. Just noting because Strang was a Westchester County family with which his family was later associated by marriage. Just in case it is really Strang.

Image 17/531, Ancestry
Census6 June 1855She appeared in the household of James Royce Ferris in the census 6 June 1855 at Ward 8 in New York City, New York County, New York. James is listed as Jas. R. (age 33, born in Westchester County, married, resided 10 years in this city, Merchant, homeowner) (Indexed as Ferus on familysearch)
Harriet E. (age 30, Wife, born in New York, married, resided 30 years in this city)
Harriet E. (age 1, born in New York)
Elizabeth Hawkins (age 53, mother, born in Queens, widowed, lived 33 years in this city)
Jane McCarthy (age 25, Servant, born in Ireland, lived 5 years in this city, cannot read or write)
Census9 July 1860She appeared in the household of James Royce Ferris in the census 9 July 1860 in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. James is listed as James R (40, Merchant, married, Real Estate $3000, Personal $300, b. New York)
Hariet E. Ferris (28, b. New York)
Mary Ferris (3, born in New Jersey)
Hattie E. Ferris (6, born in New York)
Ellen Ferris (1, born in New Jersey)
Elizabeth Hawkins (54, born in New York)
Phebe Ross (70, Real Estate $400, Personal $100, born in N. J.) [This is the first entry in this household on the census form]
Levina Wood (16, Servant, born in New York)
John Vap (40, Farm Laborer, b. New York)
Census1865She appeared in the household of James Royce Ferris in the census 1865 in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. James is listed as James R. Ferris
Harriet E. Ferris
Mary P. Ferris (child 5-16)
Ella L. Ferris (child 5-16)
Josiah S. Ferris
Francis Curry (child 5-16)
Elizabeth Hawkins

This is the New Jersey State Census. It does not give any further information, it is basically a resident list.
Census17 August 1870She appeared in the household of James Royce Ferris in the census 17 August 1870 in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. James is listed as James R. (52, Ret. Merchant, Real Estate $20,000, personal $700, b. New York, Father of Foreign Birth)
Harriett E. (45, Keeps House, b. NY)
Ella L. (11, b. in New York, attends School)
Henry (9, b. in New York, attends School)
Josiah S. (83, Fancy Goods Dealer, personal estate $600, b. in New Brunswick, the columns Father and Mother of Foreign Birth both checked off)
Catharine Shaunnessy (21, Domestic, born in Ireland, cannot read or write, both father and mother of Foreign Birth)
Hawkins, Elizabeth (69, b. in NY)

It may be a mistake that Josiah's parents were foreign born. Perhaps the enumerator assumed it because he was born in Canada. In the New Jersey Deaths and Burials Index on Ancestry, it states both parents born in the United States.
Death18 July 1874She died on 18 July 1874 in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey,2
Burial20 July 1879She was buried on 20 July 1879 at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. Inscription: Elizabeth, wife of Charles Hawkins. Born Sept. 6 . 1801
Died [ ] 18 . 1879

Then there may be a verse inscribed but it is worn away.
Last Edited17 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S881] Katharine Searle McCartney, "Copy of Family Record of the Elias Mulford and Elizabeth Gardiner Families and Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 43 (Jan 1912), viewed on FindMyPast, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), p. 62
  2. [S663] New Jersey Deaths and Burials 1720-1988

Mason Pratt Pearsall

M, #42, b. 9 March 1921, d. 30 September 2001

Parents

FatherChester Burdick Pearsall (b. 26 August 1888, d. 21 January 1983)
MotherRoxana Mabel Pratt (b. 18 January 1893, d. 19 January 1985)

Family 5: Shirley J. Pope

Mason Pratt Pearsall about 1939

Biography

Birth9 March 1921Mason Pratt Pearsall was born on 9 March 1921 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
GraduationJanuary 1943He graduated January 1943 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. His father had graduated from Lehigh in 1910 as a Mechanical Engineer, and his maternal grandfather, Mason D. Pratt, in 1887 as a Civil Engineer. His son Richard A. Pearsall graduated in Finance in 1982.
Employment1 February 1943As of 1 February 1943, Mason was employed in Naugatuck, Connecticut, by U.S. Rubber Company
Photo Family Groupabout 1981About 1981, in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Mason, Molly, Alice, with Chet and Roxana
Death30 September 2001He died on 30 September 2001 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, of complications after heart valve replacement surgery in May 2001.1,2
Obituary2 October 20012 October 2001, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Houston Chronicle Obituary:. MASON PRATT PEARSALL , SR., age 80, died on Sunday, September 30, 2001. The son of Chester Burdick and Roxana Pratt Pearsall , he was born on March 9, 1921 in Rochester, New York, where he grew up and graduated High School in 1939. As a young man he was interested in Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout), sailing, ham radio, playing the trumpet (jazz) and running cross-country and the mile on the school track teams. He attended Lehigh University from 1939 to January, 1943, receiving a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering. His six children were born between 1947 and 1960. After college, he went to work for the Naugatuck Chemical Co. in Connecticut helping develop a synthetic rubber manufacturing process as part of the war effort. He worked for several small chemical manufacturing companies in Connecticut and Maryland before establishing the Clinton Chemical Co. in Clinton, New Jersey in 1953 to produce anhydrous aluminum chloride, an industrial catalyst. This business, started part time while he supported his family with consulting work in New York, later became Pearsall Chemical Co. He ran the company for 27 years, eventually becoming the largest U.S. producer of aluminum chloride, as well as a significant factor in several other specialty chemical businesses. In 1980, the business was sold to Witco Corp. His hobbies as an adult included golf and tennis, and later running. He completed several marathons, including the Houston and Boston marathons in 1978. He had a life-long interest in airplanes, earning a private pilot license in the early fifties and later adding instrument and multi-engine ratings. He owned and operated more than a dozen different airplanes, which he used for business and personal travel and eventually accumulated more than 4,000 hours flying time. After retirement, he became interested in soaring and obtained a glider rating. In his late sixties, he acquired two different aerobatic airplanes and began participating in aerobatic competitions. From the late nineteen sixties till the late nineteen eighties, he owned a number of boats, mostly sailboats. His main interest was cruising; however, he did become interested in racing for one or two seasons, and (around 1971) captured first in class in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit in a 41 foot C&C sloop. After retirement in 1980, he lived on several different boats and cruised the waters of New England, Southern California, Hawaii, Baja and the Gulf of California, through the Panama Canal into the Caribbean, the Windward and Leeward Islands, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. In 1996, he and his wife, Shirley, moved to Belize, where they built a bungalow on the coast near Corazol. They lived there until returning to Houston this spring for medical treatment. He was a quiet man. He was generally modest in success. He had many plans and projects, and rarely complained or became cynical or bitter when met with misfortune. Mason is survived by his wife, Shirley Pearsall ; daughters, Holly Kilpatrick of East Bangor, PA and Deborah Pearsall of Mt. Bethel, PA; sons, Richard Pearsall , Mason Pearsall , Jr., James Pearsall , all of Houston, and John Pearsall of Easton, PA; 12 grandchildren; one great grandson; sisters, Molly Pearsall Dickson and Alice Pearsall Tilley; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. on Friday, October 5, 2001 in the Drawing Room of The Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, 3320 Kirby Drive. A funeral service will be held in Point Comfort, TX at 2 P.M. on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Point Comfort Church of Christ, 808 Lamar. Interment will follow in Port Lavaca in Greenlawn Gardens.
Burial6 October 2001He was buried on 6 October 2001 at GreenLawn Gardens in Port Lavaca, Texas. Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors
Last Edited8 July 2017

Citations

  1. [S34] Holly P. Kilpatrick, "Holly P. Kilpatrick Email," e-mail message from email address () to EPL, 27 Mar 2004, Mason Pratt Pearsall b 09 Mar 1921, d. 30 sept 2001. Hereinafter cited as "Holly P. Kilpatrick Email."
  2. [S31] Letter from Marilyn Voorhies (email address) to, Feb 24, 2004; (.)

Alice Crane Pearsall

F, #43, b. 2 November 1924, d. 15 January 2006

Parents

FatherChester Burdick Pearsall (b. 26 August 1888, d. 21 January 1983)
MotherRoxana Mabel Pratt (b. 18 January 1893, d. 19 January 1985)

Family: David Brown Tilley (b. 30 October 1928, d. 3 April 1989)

DaughterFerris Pearsall Tilley+
SonDavid Brown Tilley, Jr.+
Alice Crane Pearsall

Biography

Birth2 November 1924Alice Crane Pearsall was born on 2 November 1924 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
Newspaper Mention16 March 1951She was mentioned in a newspaper report about David Brown Tilley when 16 March 1951 edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, reported their engagement announcement, see attached.
Marriage31 August 1951David Brown Tilley and she were married on 31 August 1951 in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
Photo Family Groupabout 1981About 1981, in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Mason, Molly, Alice, with Chet and Roxana
Death15 January 2006She died on 15 January 2006 in Rockport, Maine,
Last Edited25 April 2018

Mary Ferris Pearsall

F, #44, b. 18 October 1923, d. 5 April 2013

Parents

FatherChester Burdick Pearsall (b. 26 August 1888, d. 21 January 1983)
MotherRoxana Mabel Pratt (b. 18 January 1893, d. 19 January 1985)

Family: Robert Bruce Dickson (b. 15 October 1919, d. 13 January 1995)

DaughterNancy Pearce Dickson+
DaughterHolly Pearsall Dickson+
DaughterAnn Thomas Dickson

Biography

Birth18 October 1923Mary Ferris Pearsall was born on 18 October 1923 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
Marriage22 September 1956Robert Bruce Dickson and she were married on 22 September 1956 at First Congregational Church in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
Photo Family Groupabout 1981About 1981, in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Mason, Molly, Alice, with Chet and Roxana
Death5 April 2013She died on 5 April 2013 at Home of Ann and Rich Chalmers in Williamstown, Vermont,
Obituary10 April 201310 April 2013, Barre, Vermont, Times Argus Obituary:. WILLIAMSTOWN - Mary Ferris "Molly" Pearsall Dickson, 89, formerly of Salisbury, died April 5, 2013, at home.

She was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of Chester and Roxanna (Pratt) Pearsall.

She earned an associate degree from Ambler School of Horticulture in Pennsylvania and worked as a gardener in Philadelphia.

On Sept. 22, 1956, she married Robert Dickson.

She was active in Salisbury landfill recycling, the Salisbury Public School ELF program, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Addison County Community Action Groups, the Clothing Room, Salisbury Public Library and Shard Villa.

She was a member of Salisbury Congregational Church.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed flower gardening, walking and snowshoeing.

Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Gaudreau, of Perth, Ontario, Holly Ferguson, of Middlebury, and Ann Chalmers, of Williamstown; and eight grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband and two siblings, Alice Tilley and Mason Pearsall.

The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Salisbury Congregational Church, preceded by a singalong.

She donated her body to the UVM College of Medicine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salisbury Congregational Church, P.O. Box 61, Salisbury, VT 05769; HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty's Effects), 282 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753; or Vermont Coverts, Woodlands for Wildlife, P.O. Box 81, Middlebury, VT 05753.

For online condolences and a full obituary, visitĀ www.guareandsons.com.
Obituary11 April 201311 April 2013, Burlington, Vermont, The Burlington Free Press Obituary:. MARY FERRIS PEARSALL "MOLLY" DICKSON - WILLIAMSTOWN - Mary Ferris Pearsall "Molly" Dickson, 89, formerly of Salisbury, died at home on April 5, 2013, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1923, in Rochester, N.Y., and moved to Salisbury in 1961.

All her life, Molly lived her commitment to walk softly on the earth with the determination few have. She minimized her consumption of resources, reused virtually everything, and wore things completely out. For many years, she took primary responsibility for recycling at the Salisbury Landfill. She was often spotted riding her bicycle, even in her 70's. She was well known for her flower garden and the lovely natural flower arrangements she brought to the Congregational Church, where she was an active member.

Molly went out of her way to help those who were needy. She was involved with the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) and Addison County Community Action Group (ACCAG, now HOPE) for many years. In her quiet way, Molly selflessly and generously shared her gifts, set a beautiful example for us all and enriched the entire community.

We will miss you, Molly/Granny/Ma. You will live in our hearts forever. She is survived by her three daughters, Nancy Gaudreau and husband, Louis, of Perth, Ontario, Holly Ferguson of Middlebury, and Ann Chalmers and husband, Rich, of Williamstown; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. Molly has donated her body to the UVM College of Medicine, continuing to help others even after death. Messages can be sent to the family via the Guare & Sons Funeral Home website at www.guareandsons.com. Gifts may be given in memory of Molly to the Salisbury Congregational Church, PO Box 61, Salisbury VT 05769, 3529080; to HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty's Effects), 282 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753, 388-3608; or to Vermont Coverts, Woodlands for Wildlife, PO Box 81, Middlebury, VT 05753, 802-388-3880, www.vtcoverts.org.
Obituary20142014, New York Times Magazine Obituary:. Molly's daughter, Nancy Gaudreau, submitted this writeup to the New York Times "The Lives They Lived 2013" feature (search for "Molly" with Ctrl/F).
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Ann Cornell

F, #45, b. 1772, d. 30 June 1836

Parents

Family: Uriah Pearsall (b. 1760, d. 22 November 1847)

DaughterFannie Pearsall
DaughterJulia Ann Pearsall
SonDavid Pearsall
SonHollett Pearsall (b. 19 October 1797)
SonJacob Pearsall
SonHewlett Pearsall
SonCornwell (Cornell) Pearsall+ (b. 6 January 1801, d. 15 February 1866)
SonCharles Pearsall
SonOliver Denton Pearsall+ (b. 14 October 1805, d. 18 June 1870)
SonTredwell Pearsall (b. 1817, d. 30 May 1883)

Biography

Birth1772Ann Cornell was born in 1772.
Marriage22 April 1792Uriah Pearsall and she were married on 22 April 1792
Death30 June 1836She died on 30 June 1836
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Elijah Cornell

M, #46

Family: Elizabeth A. Abrams

DaughterAnn Cornell+ (b. 1772, d. 30 June 1836)

Biography

MarriageElijah Cornell and Elizabeth A. Abrams were married, date unknown
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Elizabeth A. Abrams

F, #47

Family: Elijah Cornell

DaughterAnn Cornell+ (b. 1772, d. 30 June 1836)

Biography

MarriageElijah Cornell and Elizabeth A. Abrams were married, date unknown
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Cornwell (Cornell) Pearsall

M, #48, b. 6 January 1801, d. 15 February 1866

Parents

FatherUriah Pearsall (b. 1760, d. 22 November 1847)
MotherAnn Cornell (b. 1772, d. 30 June 1836)

Family: Rachel (b. August 1796, d. 7 July 1868)

SonLewis Pearsall+ (d. 10 December 1898)

Biography

MarriageCornwell (Cornell) Pearsall and Rachel were married, date unknown
Birth6 January 1801He was born on 6 January 1801. chap 42 sec 17
Death15 February 1866He died on 15 February 1866
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Rachel

F, #49, b. August 1796, d. 7 July 1868

Family: Cornwell (Cornell) Pearsall (b. 6 January 1801, d. 15 February 1866)

SonLewis Pearsall+ (d. 10 December 1898)

Biography

MarriageCornwell (Cornell) Pearsall and Rachel were married, date unknown
BirthAugust 1796She was born in August 1796.
Death7 July 1868She died on 7 July 1868
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Jarvis Pearsall

M, #50, b. about December 1781

Parents

FatherUriah Pearsall (b. 1760, d. 22 November 1847)
MotherCatherine Roebuck (d. 2 July 1791)

Family: Rachel Kelly

SonUriah Pearsall
SonOliver Pearsall
DaughterCatharine Pearsall (b. 1802)
SonPeter Pearsall (b. 1806)
SonJohn Pearsall (b. 1809)
SonNathaniel Pearsall (b. 1813)
SonLewis Pearsall (b. 10 October 1813)
SonJarvis Pearsall (b. 1817)
SonWilliam Pearsall (b. 1820)
SonDavid Pearsall (b. 15 July 1824)

Biography

Birthabout December 1781Jarvis Pearsall was born about December 1781.
Baptism20 January 1782He was baptized on 20 January 1782 at St. George's Church in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. FHL Film 008200927, image 138
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