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Third Generation (Continued)

Family of Peter PEARSON Senior (5) & Mary Ann PRITCHARD

20. Elizabeth Hannah PEARSON. Born on 2 Nov 1839 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 40, Elizabeth Hannah died on 23 May 1880. Buried in May 1880 in Pearson Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

Elizabeth Hannah married Benjamin Franklin DOUGLAS, son of Bryant F. DOUGLAS (1798-1867) & Abigail ? (1816-1896). Born in 1841. Resided in House 143, 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880.

Benjamin F. Douglas, along with his three month old son, were living in household 143, 8th District, Henderson County, in 1880. Benjamin's wife had most likely died in childbirth in May that year. Benjamin's mother, Abigail Douglas, is living in the household.

They had one child:
57 i. Levi Lytle (1880-1948)

21. Mary Penelope PEARSON. Born on 24 Aug 1843 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 23, Mary Penelope died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 6 Apr 1867. Buried in 1867 in Pearson Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

In Nov 1863 when Mary Penelope was 20, she married Doctor George L LAWS, son of Hiram LAWS (1803-1879) & Jincy Ann SIMS (1807-1873). Born on 2 Jan 1836 in Russell County, Alabama. At the age of 71, George L died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 12 Dec 1907. Buried in 1907 in Pearson Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Occupation: Physician. Alias/AKA: "Bob".

MISCELLANEOUS: GOODSPEED HENDERSON COUNTY
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
HISTORY OF TENNESSEE
FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH AN HISTORICAL AND A
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF HENDERSON, CHESTER, MCNAIRY, DECATUR, AND HARDIN
COUNTIES, BESIDES A VALUABLE FUND OF NOTES, ORIGINAL OBSERVATIONS,
REMINISCENCES, ETC., ETC.
ILLUSTRATED
NASHVILLE:
THE GOODSPEED PUBLISHING CO.,
1886
G. L. Laws
Dr. G. L. Laws, one of the most eminent, respected and substantial physicians and surgeons of the county, is a resident of the Seventeenth District, eight miles north of Lexington. He was born in Russell County, Ala., in 1888, a son of Hiram and G. A. (Sims) Laws. The father was of English-French origin, born in 1803, in Orange County, N.C., where he resided at the time of his marriage, in 1820, immediately after which he immigrated to Carroll County, Tenn., engaging in agricultural pursuits. In 1834 or 1835, he moved to Russell County, Ala., during the Creek and Indian war. The latter part of 1835 or 1837, with his family, he fled from the State to escape the treachery and ferocity of the Indians. He returned to Carroll County, locating near Clarksburg, where he owned 200 acres of land. He died in 1879. His wife was of English descent, born in 1807, in Orange County, N.C. She was the mother of six children, four of who are living. Her death occurred in 1872. Our subject, Dr. G. L. Laws, was the fifth child; he received his literary education in the common schools of Carroll County, and the academy at Huntingdon, Tenn. When quite a young man he worked as a farmhand; at the age of twenty began teaching school, which he followed for four years, during vacation attending school. When about twenty-three years of age, he began the study of medicine under guidance of Dr. Henry McCall of Clarksburg; in 1860 he entered the medical department of Nashville University, and the following year located at Macedonia, Carroll County, where he began the practice of his profession; a year later he came to Henderson County, settling where he now resides. In November, 1863, he married a daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Pearson, Miss Mary Pearson, who was born in Henderson County in 1843, and who bore him one child, William D. Mrs. Laws died in 1867, and in 1869 he married his sister-in-law, Jemima M. Pearson, a native of the county, born in 1852; they have one child living: Joseph H. The Doctor has an extensive and lucrative practice, and is considered one of the most able physicians and surgeons in the county. He is also one of the most prosperous and successful business men; he owns 1,400 acres of valuable land, and attends to all of his real estate interests. Previous to the war the Doctor was a Whig, and is now a Republican: he cast his first vote for U. S. Grant 1868. The Doctor and Mrs. Laws are esteemed and earnest members of the Christian Church.


They had one child:
58 i. William Dudley (1866-1915)

22. James Nathan PEARSON. Born on 25 Mar 1845 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 42, James Nathan died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 15 Jun 1887. Buried in 1887 in Pearson Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. James Nathan served in Company G, 7th Cavalry Regiment (Tennessee), United States Army, during the American Civil War. Resided in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

In 1871 when James Nathan was 25, he married Amanda Jane MEALS, daughter of John Marshall MEALS (1825-1889) & Elizabeth E. MORROW, in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 25 Mar 1848 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, Amanda Jane died in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on 10 May 1929. Buried in May 1929 in Oklahoma City Cemetery, Oklahoma.


They had the following children:
i. Mary Elizabeth. Born on 10 Dec 1871 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 17, Mary Elizabeth died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 16 Sep 1889. Buried in 1889 in Pearson Cemetery, First District, Henderson County, Tennessee.

59 ii. Dora Lillian (1874-1964)
iii. John Alonzo. Born in 1877 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1929.

iv. Lebe Elmer. Born on 3 Oct 1879. Resided in Mangum, Oklahoma in 1929.

v. Arthur Eugene. Born on 31 Dec 1881. Resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1929.

vi. Emmie Essie. Born on 25 Jul 1886 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1929.

Emmie Essie married F.H. ROGERS.


23. Jemima Melvina PEARSON. Born on 23 Sep 1852 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 71, Jemima Melvina died on 20 Jun 1924. Resided in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

In 1869 when Jemima Melvina was 16, she married Doctor George L LAWS, son of Hiram LAWS (1803-1879) & Jincy Ann SIMS (1807-1873), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 2 Jan 1836 in Russell County, Alabama. At the age of 71, George L died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 12 Dec 1907. Buried in 1907 in Pearson Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Occupation: Physician. Alias/AKA: "Bob".

MISCELLANEOUS: GOODSPEED HENDERSON COUNTY
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
HISTORY OF TENNESSEE
FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH AN HISTORICAL AND A
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF HENDERSON, CHESTER, MCNAIRY, DECATUR, AND HARDIN
COUNTIES, BESIDES A VALUABLE FUND OF NOTES, ORIGINAL OBSERVATIONS,
REMINISCENCES, ETC., ETC.
ILLUSTRATED
NASHVILLE:
THE GOODSPEED PUBLISHING CO.,
1886
G. L. Laws
Dr. G. L. Laws, one of the most eminent, respected and substantial physicians and surgeons of the county, is a resident of the Seventeenth District, eight miles north of Lexington. He was born in Russell County, Ala., in 1888, a son of Hiram and G. A. (Sims) Laws. The father was of English-French origin, born in 1803, in Orange County, N.C., where he resided at the time of his marriage, in 1820, immediately after which he immigrated to Carroll County, Tenn., engaging in agricultural pursuits. In 1834 or 1835, he moved to Russell County, Ala., during the Creek and Indian war. The latter part of 1835 or 1837, with his family, he fled from the State to escape the treachery and ferocity of the Indians. He returned to Carroll County, locating near Clarksburg, where he owned 200 acres of land. He died in 1879. His wife was of English descent, born in 1807, in Orange County, N.C. She was the mother of six children, four of who are living. Her death occurred in 1872. Our subject, Dr. G. L. Laws, was the fifth child; he received his literary education in the common schools of Carroll County, and the academy at Huntingdon, Tenn. When quite a young man he worked as a farmhand; at the age of twenty began teaching school, which he followed for four years, during vacation attending school. When about twenty-three years of age, he began the study of medicine under guidance of Dr. Henry McCall of Clarksburg; in 1860 he entered the medical department of Nashville University, and the following year located at Macedonia, Carroll County, where he began the practice of his profession; a year later he came to Henderson County, settling where he now resides. In November, 1863, he married a daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Pearson, Miss Mary Pearson, who was born in Henderson County in 1843, and who bore him one child, William D. Mrs. Laws died in 1867, and in 1869 he married his sister-in-law, Jemima M. Pearson, a native of the county, born in 1852; they have one child living: Joseph H. The Doctor has an extensive and lucrative practice, and is considered one of the most able physicians and surgeons in the county. He is also one of the most prosperous and successful business men; he owns 1,400 acres of valuable land, and attends to all of his real estate interests. Previous to the war the Doctor was a Whig, and is now a Republican: he cast his first vote for U. S. Grant 1868. The Doctor and Mrs. Laws are esteemed and earnest members of the Christian Church.


They had the following children:
i. Joseph Hiram. Born in 1875 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, Joseph Hiram died in 1941.

ii. Infant. Born on 14 Aug 1870 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Infant died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 14 Aug 1870. Buried in 1870 in Pearson Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.


24. Frances Lillian PEARSON. Born in 1854 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

Frances Lillian married William ADAMS, son of Thomas C. ADAMS. Born in 1842 in Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
60 i. Mary Penelope (1877-)
ii. Lillie Arrie.

iii. Roger B..

iv. Robbie L..

v. Minnie Mae.

vi. Thomas N..

vii. Harry.

viii. James E..

ix. Maude E..

x. Mollie.

xi. William F..


25. Peter Shadric PEARSON Junior. Born on 21 Feb 1858 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 65, Peter Shadric died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 29 Dec 1923. Buried in 1923 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.


On 10 Jan 1896 when Peter Shadric was 37, he married Nancy Ellender DENNISON, daughter of Washington H DENNISON (1837-1906) & Martha Jane FULLER (1847-1932), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 13 Jan 1874 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 61, Nancy Ellender died in Mariana, Arkansas on 16 Aug 1935. Buried in Aug 1935 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Ella".


They had one child:
i. Lillian. Born in 1897. At the age of 94, Lillian died in 1991. Buried in 1991 in Jones Cemetery, Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1935. Religion: Church of Christ, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 11 May 1919 when Lillian was 22, she married John CUNNINGHAM, son of James B. CUNNINGHAM (1859-1930) & Barbara KIZER (1856-1944), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born in 1896. At the age of 84, John died in 1980. Buried in 1980 in Jones Cemetery, Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1944.


26. Martha PEARSON. Born on 5 Mar 1859 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 79, Martha died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Mar 1939. Buried in Mar 1939 in Jones Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Alias/AKA: "Mattie".



Martha first married William G. MILAM, son of Robert Lee MILAM ( 1821-) & Martha A. MASSEY (1830-1872). Born about 1850 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

They had the following children:
i. William T.. Born about 1876. Alias/AKA: "Tom".

61 ii. Martha A. (1877-1914)
62 iii. James I. (1878-1969)

Martha second married Thomas L. KEE, son of Charles KEE (1823-1917) & Mary Jane COX (1837-1899). Born on 30 Jul 1851 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 76, Thomas L. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 18 Jun 1928. Buried in Jun 1928 in Pritchard Family Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
63 i. Otis (1889-1958)
64 ii. Martin (1893-1972)
65 iii. Exie (1896-)
66 iv. Jamima (1902-1990)

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