Source: Petitions for Land From South Carolina Council Journals, Vol. II 1748-52 by Brent Holcomb
page 157-8 from Meeting of Thursday A.M. 29 November 1750
"The Humble Petition of Paul Williams setting forth That your Petitioner is Lately come from Philadelphia with is Family and hath settled himself on the second Creek above the Broad River where he has Built a House and Clearing Ground and the Creek in order to Build a Mill, hath a Wife and two Sons and never had any Land Granted unto him, he has also a Daughter Marryed to JOHN PEARSON who has one Son and Never had any Land Granted unto him and who also came with him and has settled himself about a Mile above your Petitioner, prays to run 200 acres of Land for your Pet'r and also 150 acres to the said John Pearson his Son in Law as aforesaid and that they may have Grants for the same.The prayer thereof was granted.
I do not know if this is the John Pearson, father of the John Pearson who married Catherine Jones, d/o Ralph Jones and wife, Mary of Fairfield Dist., SC and of Sarah Pearson, who md. William Jones, son of Ralph Jones and wife, Mary of Fairfield Dist., SC but the description of land regarding Broad River suggests it might be.I am not a descendant of these people, but the Jones' children were siblings of my husband's SC ancestors, Ralph Jones and his wife Mary.They settled this area around the same time,although they had came from Ireland with the Quakers who settled Pine Tree Hill (Samuel Wyly group).