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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Mary Ann PRITCHARD (22) & Peter PEARSON Senior

54. 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 G. FULLER (1816-1896). Born in 1841 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 10, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in House 143, 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

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:
131 i. Levi Lytle (1880-1948)

55. 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:
132 i. William Dudley (1866-1915)

56. 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 Ellen MORROW (1828-), 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.

Obituary: Mrs. Amanda J. Pearson, aged 81 years, daughter of the late John Meals, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.H. Rogers, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 10th, having been a semi-invalid since about two years ago when she fell and broke her hip, but illness immediately preceding her death was only about a week.
Mrs. Pearson moved from Henderson County about 20 years ago, having been a widow for forty-four years, her husband [James Nathan Pearson] died June 15, 1887. She went West to live with her son, Dr. Leb Pearson about 20 years ago. She is survived by five children, Mrs. F.M. Davis, Lexington; COL John A. Pearson and attorney A.E. Pearson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Dr. L.E. Pearson, Mangum, Oklahoma, and Mrs. F.H. Rogers, in whose home shed died. Her remains were interred in Oklahoma City Cemetery. She was a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. F.M. Davis, having many cares at her home and having recently spent some time with her mother, was not called to her funeral.

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.

133 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.


57. 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.


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

Frances Lillian married William H. ADAMS, son of Thomas C. ADAMS (1815-1873) & Mary L. ? (1820-1887). Born in 1842 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 100, William H. died in Crowell, Foard County, Texas in 1942. Resided in District 8, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Whig".

They had the following children:
134 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..


59. 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.

Obituary: Peter S. Pearson, one of twelve children born to the late Peter and Mrs. Mary Pearson, was born in Henderson County, February 21, 1858, and breathed his last in his home in Lexington, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, December 29th, 1923. On January 10th, 1896, he married Miss Ella, daughter of Mrs. Martha Fuller Dennison and her husband, the late W.W. Dennison. Five children, four daughters and one son were born to this union and all survive, with their mother. Mr. Pearson is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. T.L. Kee and Mrs. G.L. Laws.
Peter Pearson was educated in the common schools of Henderson Schools of Henderson County and attended at good school at Claybrook, Madison County. His father was one of the leading citizens of Henderson County and in the days of when it was truly an honor to be elected to the General Assembly of the state he was so honored. Peter Jr. was big in soul and heart as he was in body, always ready for an argument and to espouse the cause of the masses rather than the favored masses. In religion he was a member of the Christian Church since 1895. His health had been failing for some three years but his last illness dated to a hurt of one of his toes several weeks before his death and he had recently been in a Nashville hospital for expert treatment, but his body was disordered and science could not save his life. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in the home on Maple Street, conducted by Prof. J.O. Brown and Elmer Coleman Overby, the new pastor of the Lexington congregation of Disciples, after which the remains were interred in Lexington Cemetery.

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".

Obituary: Mrs. Ella Dennison Pearson of Lexington, Tennessee, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.L. McNeely, Marianna, Arkansas. She was 62. Besides her daughter, she leaves four other children. Mrs. John Cunningham, Wildersville, Tennessee; Mrs. Alfred Jowers and Shadie Pearson, Lexington; and Mrs. A.G. Tines of Jackson, a sister, Mrs. Hattie Hall, McCloud, Oklahoma; and seven brothers, P.H., W.H., W.P., Lexington; Emmett, Dyersburg; Hubert, Atlanta, Georgia; George, Dallas, Texas, and J.R. Dennison, Jackson. She was a plain lovable woman, who in turn was devoted to her people, her husband, and a host of friends. She was essentially a home loving woman, and that meant one of the highest types. In saying truthfully that Mrs. Pearson was a good woman, meeting and performing cheerfully all her responsibilities as daughter, wife and mother, sister and friend and neighbor, we are saying that the best can be said for any woman, and she deserves all that. Her last days were made more endurable by the fact that she did not fully know the malady which made her death certain and left her no hope for recovery.

They had one child:
i. Lillian. Born in 1897 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 94, Lillian died in 1991. Buried in 1991 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. 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 B. CUNNINGHAM, son of James B. CUNNINGHAM (1859-1930) & Barbara KIZER (1856-1944), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born in 1896 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, John B. died in 1980. Buried in 1980 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1944.


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

Martha Pearson lived in the household of her daughter, Jamima Kee Myracle, in the First District, Henderson County, Tennessee, in 1930.

Obituary: Mrs. Elizabeth (Mattie) Kee of near Rock Springs, this county, was born on March 5th, 1859, and died in her home March 4th, 1939, aged 79 years. Her first marriage was to William Milam and to them were born six children: Tom of Oklahoma, Jim, Mrs. Hettie Murphy, Mrs. C. M. Douglas, Mrs. John Myracle, all of the Rock Springs Community, and Mrs. Elbert Petty of Missouri. Her second marriage was to T.L. Kee, and of this union, only one child was born, M.E. Kee, city marshal of Lexington. Elder Hugo Allmond of Lexington conducted the funeral service at Wildersville with burial in Jones Cemetery.

Martha Elizabeth 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 District 8, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 8, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
135 i. William Thomas (1876-)
136 ii. Martha A. (1877-1914)
137 iii. James I. (1878-1969)
138 iv. Hettie (1882-1931)

Martha Elizabeth second married Thomas Laborn 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 Laborn died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 18 Jun 1928. Buried in Jun 1928 in Pritchard Family Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 8, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

They had the following children:
139 i. Otis (1889-1958)
140 ii. Martin (1893-1972)
141 iii. Exie Ola (1896-)
142 iv. Jamima (1902-1990)

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