Facts and Events
His family moved from Truro, England to Petersburg, Virginia sometime between 1811 and 1820. In the 1820 census, at age 23, he is with his parents in Petersburg.
Ancestry.com has an index for a Jonathan N. Pearce marrying an Agnes F. W. Morgan on 8 Oct 1840 in Richmond, VA. The 1850 US Census has a family for a Jonathan A.[sic] Pearce, age 53, born in England, with wife Agnes (40), and children Hannah (9), Jane (7), Daniel (3), and Charles (infant). They are in South West District, Rockbridge, VA.