The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 663, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOHN PEARSON (deceased), one of the earliest settlers of Pulaski County, was born in Ohio about 1813, and was a farmer. He married EDNA FARMER, and in 1838 came to where Winamac now stands, and engaged in his vocation. He soon became prominent in the affairs of this young county, and for upward of twenty years filled the offices of County Clerk, Auditor and Recorder, and was very popular with the Indians, as well as the white settlers. His wife died about 1847, the mother of seven children, of whom two only survive - MARTHA, now Mrs. Dr. ALEXANDER THOMAS, of La Fontaine, Indiana, and SHUBEL. Mr. PEARSON next married Mrs. LYDIA CHAPIN, who is yet living at Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, the mother of one son - JOHN. In 1851, Mr. PEARSON went overland to California, where he was engaged in mining until his death in 1853. SHUBEL PEARSON, the only one of this family now living in Pulaski County, was born in Winamac March 1, 1845. He received a good common school education, and after his return from the war of the rebellion, in 1865, he established here a grocery house and ice cream parlor, which have proved a successful enterprise. He has filled various offices of public trust with credit to himself, and to the full satisfaction of the community. In the fall of 1866, he was appointed Postmaster at Winamac, and held the position until 1870, and during this time he was also Deputy Revenue Collector. In 1875, he was elected Town Clerk, which office he filled six years. In July, 1879, he received the appointment as agent for the ADAMS EXPRESS CO. at this point, and still fills that position. He was married September 15, 1870, to URA BURSON, and to this union has been born one daughter - BELLE. Mr. PEARSON is a Democrat, and since 1866 has been active Odd Fellow. He has passed all the chairs, and is also a member of the Royal Arcanum. He and wife both belong to the Christian Church."