Jennifer, sorry it's taken me so terribly long to respond, but the genealogical hunt has taken me all over the map! George S. Pearls parents were William Andrew Pearl and Elizabeth Studer (from Alsace, France). I'm not familiar with the Pearl's you mentioned, but if you'll go to this page http://www.lindapages.com/pearls/index.htmhttp://www.lindapages.com/pearls/index.htm , there may be some answers for you. Linda Cunningham Fluharty also has a Facebook page for the Pearl-Higgins family, if you or your family are interested in joining? Here is the link for it: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133074296734794&ref=tshttp://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133074296734794&ref=ts If you need any more help, just let me know? Have a great week!