Re: Aaron PEARSON South Carolina (c1750-1820)
Paul; thanks for the quick reply, I'm too used to sending out requests that go unanswered. The bulk of these messages are linked to accounts that are no longer active. Anyway, here goes.
My GGG grandfather was named Evan Pearson, born in either Georgia (as per 1850 Federal Census) or South Carolina (as per several Federal Census, as noted by his son, PM Pearson) in 1795, died in Gordon County Georgia, ~1854. He was an itinerant Baptist preacher, land and slave owner. He had 4 children; one of whom was named Phillip Marion Pearson, born 1832 in Georgia. PMP is my maternal GG grandfather. Our information was that Evan Pearson possibly had a brother named Moses that shows up on several Federal census from the early 1800's; and there is a Noah Pearson living nearby Evan and Moses in the 1830 Federal census from Habersham, Georgia.
Unfortunately; I started my search for Evan after my maternal uncle, James Pearson, passed away. He had always maintained that the Pearson line came from South Carolina and alluded to this several times in emails to several ancestry websites; specifically Oconee, Pickens, Newberry,
Spartanburg, Greenville and Old Pendleton District in SC. We have not been able to verify any of his beliefs and I'm afraid that his extensive searching passed away with him for we weren't been able to find much of anything in his personal affects.
And so I have Evan Pearson, possibly born in SC in 1795 and possibly siblings of Moses and Noah Pearson; and Phillip Marion Pearson, son of Evan. We know nothing of their antecedents. I know it's not much and more than likely, not relevant to your search but I'm taking a full swing every time I get to the plate because you never know if or when I'll hit a home run. I appreciate you taking the time to respond and I apologize if I haven't provided you with anything useful. Thanks again.