Tuesday, August 11, 2009

there is a connection

While googling the other day, I came across an archive record compiled by Barbara Taylor for grave stones in the Pearson Family Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. The exact location of the cemetary and the first headstones are as follows:

"Turn off Hwy 280 onto Slaughter’s Crossing Road.  Go .9 mi - turn left,
over RR track, take right at 1.6 ½ miles, R at 2.4
(walk to top of hill, cemetery is on the left.)
N32 degrees 49.788 minutes W 085 degrees 41.344 minutes"

Gen. C. L. Pearson April 10, 1854 Jan. 12, 1940

One or two broken

James Madison Pearson 17th Oct 1817 Died 11th Nov. 1891 Age 74 yrs. 25 days.
Son of Wm. H. & Mary W. Pearson born Jasper Co, Ga.

Edward W. Pearson Nov. 21, 1860 July 31, 1862 Son of James W. and
Elizabeth A. Pearson

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pearson Wife of James M. Pearson and Daughter of
James N. & Martha Brown

 My grandfather James Madison Pearson was born in 1884 in Dadeville,
Tallapoosa County, Alabama. His father Dr.Benjamin Rush Pearson, was
born 1849, also in Dadeville,Tallapoosa, County, Alabama.Dr. Pearson
received his diploma to practice medicine in 1881 from the Medical
College of Alabama in Mobile.Thereafter, he practiced in the city of Montgomery.

There is a connection, but where?

C.L. Pearson had a farm in Tallapoosa County on which
cotton was grown. A picture taken in the 1930's shows workers
on the farm.
Somewhere there
is a connection betweem General C. L. Pearson, his father
James Madison Pearson and Benjamin Rush Pearson and his son General James Madison Pearson.
Alabama Department of Archives.

1 comment:

  1. The connection was solved. C.L. Pearson is General Charles Lafayette Pearson, younger brother of Benjamin Rush Pearson, my great grandfather. Their father was a lawyer James Madison Pearson, 1817 - 1891.