My family is descendent from Joseph Pearson, born in Chester County, Pennsylvania on 12 August 1781. Joseph married Mary Kountzman about 1807 in Chester County and with his family moved to Ohio around 1818. Joseph resided in Morrow County, Knox County, Fairfield County, and Hocking County (all Ohio). Joseph remarried on March 2, 1823 in Fairfield County, Ohio to Margaret Ann (Bixler) Wager. Joseph died April 11, 1843 and is buried in Rush Creek Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. His tombstone has his last name as "Parson", but all census records indicate the family name was "Pearson". Presently our family is researching the following Surnames: PIERSON, PEARSON, PARSON, BIXLER, KOUNTZMAN families of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. Additionally the CLIPNER, CLIPPINGER, KLIPPINGER, KLOPPINGER families of Ohio and Pennsylvania and the RUBLE families of Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia are being researched.