Re: Pearsons of Wright County, Missouri
I am also a ggrandson of Robert PEARSON. My grandfather was Arvel PEARSON and his wife, my grandmother was Stella Reaves. Robert owned a farm on the Wright-Webster County line Arvel continued to farm there until shortly before his death in 1974 in Webster County, MO. My mother Yvonne Irene PEARSON was born August 11, 1918 and died March 5, 1988 in Springfield, MO. She was married to Robert Leonard Payne and I, Robert Leonard Payne, Jr., was their only son. I was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 12, 1942 and married Joyce Stewart and had four children Allison Susanne Payne, born March 12, 1968 in Columbia, MO; Robert Leonard Payne III, born November 2, 1969 in St. Joseph, MO; Thomas Stewart Payne, born July 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, MO; and David Alexander Payne, born August 5, 1974 in Springfield, MO.