Hello, My gggrandfather was Alexander William Pearre b. 14 Oct 1835 in Mississippi, d 14 Jan 1902 in Winn Parish, Louisiana. His parents were born in Georgia, possibly Columbia county, GA or just across the Savannah river in SC. The Pearre's in question came to LA, via MS with Major Lyon(s) from Columbia county, GA. There most have been some kind of relationship between the two families since Alex and Major ended up being buried next to each other in LA. Alex had at least one brother James D. Pearre b. 1841 also in Mississippi.
I am looking for any information on the parents of Alexander and James. One of James'grandson's had some family history published in a book titled "The History Of Jackson Parish". The grandson, also named James stated that he can trace his early ancestry as far back as 1727 to his gggrandfather, James Pearre, Jr. who he claims was born in Prince George County, Maryland. Well, James is not alive and I am trying to substantiate his claim.