Person:John Pearson (7)

Deacon John Pearson
b.Bef 1610
  • HDeacon John PearsonBef 1610 - 1693
  • WDorcas UnknownBef 1623 - 1702/03
m. Bef 1643
  1. Mary Pearson1643 -
  2. Captain John Pearson1644 - 1703
  3. Elizabeth Pearson1646 -
  4. Samuel Pearson1648 -
  5. Dorcas Pearson1650 -
  6. Mary Pearson1651/52 - 1716
  7. Jeremy Pearson1653 -
  8. Sarah Pearson1655 -
  9. Benjamin Pearson1658 - 1731
  10. Phebe Pearson1660 - 1732
  11. Stephen PearsonEst 1663 - 1705/06
  12. Sarah Pearson1666 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Deacon John Pearson
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1610
Marriage Bef 1643 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Dorcas Unknown
Residence[1] Est 1643 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] 26 May 1647 Admitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay as "John Peirson."
Alt Death[4] 22 Dec 1692 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1][2][4] 22 Dec 1693 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jewett, Amos Everett, [Editor], and George Brainard [Compiler] Blodgette. Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts: A Genealogical Record of the Families who Settled in Rowley before 1700 with Several Generations of their Descendants. (Rowley, Mass.: Amos Everett Jewett (Newcomb & Gauss Co., Printers, Salem, Mass.), 1933)

    140. Dea. John1 Pearson was not of the first company but a very early settler, probably 1643. It is a tradition in the family that he was a native of Yorkshire, England. The date of his birth is not known, though probably before 1610. His name is first mentioned on the Rowley records in the birth record of his child, 1643. He was made freeman, 26 May, 1647, and ordained deacon of the Rowley Church, 24 Oct., 1686. … John Pearson was by trade a carpenter; in all recorded deeds, with one exception, he is so designated. … After the occupation and purchase of the Nelson saw and grist mills he was once styled "miller." He brought with him to Rowley his wife Dorcas. Her maiden name is unknown; they lived together fifty years. He died 22 Dec., 1693. … More than two years before his death he gave the larger part of his property to his children. He conveyed "my now dwelling house" to his youngest child, Stephen.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Pearson Family, in New England family history: A Magazine Devoted to the History of Families of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. (New York, NY: Henry Cole Quinby)
  3.   Paige, Lucius R. List of Freemen. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1849)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Rowley, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1928-1931)

    Pearson, John, Dea., [died] Dec. 22, 1693. [1692. (church record, First Congregational Church.)].