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The Pearsall's of Sophiasburg & Hillier

Prince Edward County, 1820

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Why I am interested in this family
In Feb. 2013, Barb Zinter, of Calgary, sent me a curiosity that spoke of Emma Pearsall (b. Feb 1861) being taken in and raised by Robert and Catherine Saylor at age 5 1/2See the document here. This was "news to me" so it demanded investigation. Then it dawned on me. DNA evidence strongly suggests that Charles Wesley Saylor (1863-1942) was adopted and raised by Caleb and Caroline Saylor. Caleb and Robert are brothers. Could it be that Charles W. Saylor was a brother of Emma and a Pearsall by natural birth? This web page is about this challenge and is focused on collecting information about the Pearsall's of Prince Edward County.

Randy Saylor, 2013


Use these links to jump up and down this web page.
  1. Emma Pearsall and her parents.
  2. DNA evidence for Charles W. Saylor
  3. The Pearsall Family - overview
  4. Land records
  5. John Pearsall
  6. William Pearsall
  7. Thomas Pearsall
  8. Uriah Pearsall Jr.
  9. Amos Pearsall
  10. Benjamin Pearsall
  11. Records of other Pearsalls in Upper Canada

1. EMMA PEARSALL and HER PARENTS
A major event in the life of Emily [Emma] Janette Pearsall was recorded in the affidavit mentioned above.

11 Nov 1930
To whom it may concern
This is to certify that Emma Pearsall was born in the Township of Sophiasburg, County of Prince Edward, Province of Ontario, on the 10th day of February 1861. After the death of her parents she came to live with my parents at the age of 5 1/2 years, the late Robert H and Catherine Saylor of the village of Bloomfield, ONT, Canada and there went by the name of Emma Saylor until she married Alfred Yarwood and has lived in the Dominion of Canada all her life.
David S Saylor
Formerly of Bloomfield, Ont, Canada now 1922 Eldorado Ave, Berkley, CA

Source: from Barb Zinter, Calgary, Feb 2013

Emma's marriage registration states that her parents were Addison & Mary Jane Pearsall. Mary Jane Jones is identified as Addison's wife in History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America [p. 1318]. Emma's adoption would have occurred about August 1866 after the death of her parents and in those days adoption was an informal practice. There must have been a bond between the families that created the trust for this to occur. The affidavit was made by her step brother, David Southard Saylor. Robert and Catherine Saylor were Quakers in Hallowell Tp. and the Pearsalls were Episcopal in Sophiasburgh. The connection is a mystery.

Emma is not recorded in the 1861 census along with her older siblings, Gidden, David and Lucina. In the 1871 census Emma is recorded as living with Robert and Catherine Saylor and her surname is stated as Pearsall [transcribed as Parsol in Ancestry]. This indicates that the adoption was not kept a secret.

In 1881, Emma "Saylor" married Alfred Yarwood in Sault Ste Marie and there is a note at the bottom of the civil registration stating "The bride was an adopted child of Rob H Saylor, she took their name." She identifies her parents in the marriage register as Addison and Mary Jane Pearsall. Addison's father is Thomas Pearsall. The fact that she adopted Saylor as her surname suggests she had a good relationship with her adopted family.

SOURCE NOTES
1871 CENSUS
Saylor Robert H    Male    44    abt 1827    Ontario    Married         English
Saylor Catharine    Female    40    abt 1831    Ontario    Married         English
Saylor Samuel    Male    21    abt 1850    Ontario              English
Saylor David    Male    17    abt 1854    Ontario              English
Compo Charlotte    Female    26    abt 1845    Ontario          English
Parasol Emma    Female    11    abt 1860    Ontario          English
Source: Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871

MARRIAGE
Alfred S Yarwood, residing Sault Ste Marie, Algoma, yeoman
Birth Place: Athol Pe County, age: 24 [b. abt 1857]
Father: Samuel Yarwood
Mother: Phoeba or Rhoda Yarwood
Married: Emma Saylor, Age: 20, [b. abt 1861]
Spouse Birth Place: Ameliasburgh Pe Co
Spouse parents: Addison Pearsall & Mary Jane Pearsall
witnesses: Edwin Williams, Janey Yarwood, Bloomfield
Religion: C.M.
Note at bottom: The bride was an adopted child of Rob H Saylor she took their name.
Marriage Date: [undated] 1881
Marriage County or District:    Prince Edward,
Source Citation: Ancestry, Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932_37; Reel: 37.



2. DNA EVIDENCE FOR CHARLES WESLEY SAYLOR
Caleb Saylor was a brother of Robert Saylor who adopted Emma Pearsall. YDNA results suggest that Charles W. Saylor, b. 1863 was also adopted by Caleb and raised as a Saylor. Is he a younger brother of Emma? We need a descendant of the Prince Edward County Pearsall's to provide a YDNA sample. If the supposition is true, then the Pearsall YDNA should match tests 62606 and 194392 of group 2 of the Saylor YDNA Project. For more on this, see section 12 on this web page about Charles Saylor, father of Caleb and Robert.


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3. THE PEARSALL FAMILY - OVERVIEW
Any study of the Pearsall family in North America has to include the massive book titled, History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America, Clarence E. Pearsall, 1928, H.S. Crocker Co., San Francisco, 1928, 3 Volumes, posted at the The Pearsall Family. Chapter 41 has considerable information about Uriah Pearsall who was the progenitor of the Pearsall's who settled in Prince Edward County.

Clarence E. Pearsall names the 8 sons of Uriah and names the 6 of them that emigrated to Sophiasburgh. These 6 are amply represented in the census, land and other records in Prince Edward County. The death registration of son Uriah states that he was born in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Clarence E. Pearsall does not state where he got this information from but it matches up well.

Uriah Pearsall, born around 1760, son of Samuel Pearsall, grew up at Near Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Island, NY. On 11 Jan 1785 he married Rebecca Whitmore at the First Presbyterian Church in nearby Jamaica, NY. A fire in 1803 destroyed the church's records. An 1873 map shows the area of Hempstead South including Rockaway, the village of Pearsall (now Lynbrook) and many Pearsall families owning farms in the area.

The 1790 census has Uriah Pearsall with a wife and one son living in South Hempstead and this is most likely this same family. No Uriah is in the 1800 census but there are two in the 1810 census, both in this area. One of them has 2 sons under 10, two between 10 and 16 and three between 16 and 15, plus a wife and two daughters. His daughters are not known but he had eight sons in NY and the ages are consistent with the birth dates that are known. This is likely the same family.

Using the Clarence E. Pearsall book, census data and other local sources, we can state that Uriah and his wife Rebecca had the following children.              
i. JOHN PEARSALL was born in 1785 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He died on 11   May 1876 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC. He married HANNAH ABRAMS. She was born in 1787 in USA. She died between 1851-1861 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC.
 
ii.  SAMUEL PEARSALL was born in Dec 1790 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He died on 06 Mar 1857 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He married SARAH WRIGHT. She was born in Jun 1792 in Long Island, NY. She died on 23 Jul 1860 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY.
 
iii.  WILLIAM PEARSALL was born in 1793 in USA. He died after 1871 in Hillier Tp, PEC.
 
iv.  JAMES PEARSALL was born on 04 Jun 1796 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He died on 06 Mar 1857 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He married Elizabeth Combs on 11 Jan 1817 in St George's Ch., Hempstead, LI, NY.
 
v. THOMAS PEARSALL was born in 1801 in NY State. He died after 1861 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC. He married LYDIA GARDINER. She was born in 1805 in Upper Canada.
 
vi. URIAH PEARSALL was born in Feb 1799 in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. He died 7 Aug 1887 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC. He married LAURA FOSTER. She was born about 1807 in USA and died bef. 1887.
 
vii. AMOS PEARSALL was born on 01 Dec 1803 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He died on 31 Jan 1879 in Tyendiaga, Hastings Co., ON. He married Sarah Valleau on 15   Feb 1831 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC.
 
viii. BENJAMIN PEARSALL was born about 1806 in USA. He died in 1872 in Hillier Tp, PEC. He married MARY NORTON. She was born about 1806. She died in May 1881.

Samuel and James stayed in Long Island and all the rest emigrated to Upper Canada. Probably any unknown daughters also remained in the USA.

Clarence E. Pearsall writes in 1928 that Uriah "was a loyalist during the Revolutionary War. The writer personally examined the old records in the Government Land Office at Toronto, and although the claim taken up by Uriah Pearsall was never perfected to him, but to his son, there is no question in the minds of the government officials that it represented a gift to an English loyalist, particularly because it states that it was a free gift. Uriah did not remove with his family until sometime after the treaty of peace was signed." [1313].

Clarence Pearsall must be referring to the 1800 schedule of granted lands for the Midland District which shows a "John Parsalls" being given a free grant for 100 acres on Lot 28, concession 2 in Adolphustown. The census returns for Adolphustown from 1794 to 1822 show no man by that or similar name. Peter Johnson, past President of the UEL Assoc. of Canada informs me that, "about 1787 George PARLIAMENT and wife Maria (I think) GARNIER arrived in this Province, and George reportedly died within weeks of getting here. Widow Marie, a little later, married John PARSALLS and I think they moved to Sophiasburgh Tp. The PARLIAMENTS like PARSALLS have ties to NJ and also perhaps Orange Co NY." There is another account about John Parcells who "settled on lot 10, Marsh Front, Sophiasburg ... in the 1790's ... Parcells served the Royal cause in Major Van Alstine's company" [ Belden Atlas, 1878, p. xvii]. Clearly this John Parsall in 1800 is not related to the Long Island Pearsalls and Clarence Pearsall was incorrect in his assumptions.

Uriah's son John was born around 1785 so did not take part in the revolution. If Uriah had fought and been considered a loyalist then his name should be on any report of those granted land in Adolphutown. It makes no sense that when John was 15 somehow the authorities would change the grant into his name, as Clarence Pearsall seems to suggest. No petition for Uriah as a loyalist survives and none of his children petitioned as sons and daughters of a loyalist. The NY census reports for 1810 and 1820 have the family still on Long Island. We can safely conclude that the John Parsalls named for the grant in Adolphustown is not part of this family. It is also my conclusion that Uriah was not considered a loyalist who supported the British cause during the revolution. The family must have come as settlers, but again, no petition as settlers has survived. Nor are they in the land books being granted free land.

The well known book, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte [PLBQ] states that John Pearsall's "father, Uriah Pearsall, preceded him from Long Island to Canada some three years before John migrated, and even, it is said, came to Prince Edward County. He must, however, have found it convenient to settle in some other part of the country, as there is no trace of him anywhere on the Bay of Quinte; and so, his son John, who followed him and may have been induced to do so by letters to Long Island from his father, must figure as the founder of the family in Prince Edward County." [659 - 663]

The PLBQ account, written c1904, may guide us to when Uriah came to Prince Edward County. Both Uriah and his son John appear to be in the 1820 NY census in Queen's County. Smith Pearsall, son of John and grandson of Uriah, was born on Long Island in 1822. And, Thomas Pearsall, son of John and grandson of Uriah, was born in 1825 in Upper Canada. Given these births and following the story in PLBQ - John came between 1822 and 1825 and Uriah is said to have come 3 years earlier - around 1820. Probably Uriah died shortly after emigrating and left no trace of his presence.

The land records (see below) do not tell a clear story. We know from petitions starting in 1829 that John, Uriah and Oliver were here and probably paying to farm land that had been leased by others. In 1839 a petition has Benjamin and Thomas named. Ultimately they all get title, often with a mortgage, to land. However they had to struggle with petitions to get title to land leased by others suggesting they were not able to buy land outright and thus they were not well off emigrants.

PLBQ makes the claim that son John is the progenitor of the family in Prince Edward County. He was the oldest son and married with 6 children when he emigrated. In 1829 he is living in Sophiasburg Tp and signs a petition with his brother, Uriah. However by 1851, he has moved to Hibbert Tp, Huron County, part of the Huron Tract opened in the 1830's by the Canada Company between Stratford and Goderich. He and his wife and youngest daughter are living with the families of his son Dorland and son-in-law Robert J Norton. By 1861, widower John has returned to Sophiasburgh for the rest of his days.

Five of the brothers settle on farms very close together along a border between Hillier and Sophiasburgh. John, Thomas and Uriah farm in Sophiasburgh. Uriah is a blacksmith in Demorestville in 1876 as stated in brother John's death registration. William and Benjamin farm in Hillier. Amos farms in Tyendiaga Tp across the bay in Hastings County. See the land record section below.

One final note about the spelling of the surname in various records. The variety exists in not only how it is written in contemporary clear handwriting but also by transcribers who really mess up the name. The spelling as transcribed on Ancestry has been left to help others find the record.


RECORDS RELATING TO URIAH PEARSALL SR
NEAR ROCKAWAY
The children of Uriah Pearsall and Rebecca Whitmore were born at Near Rockaway. It is said to have been a hamlet and is not found on modern maps. The 1790 and 1810 NY census place Uriah in South Hempstead, Queens County, NY and this is consistent with the location. An 1873 map of Hempstead South from the book, Long Island, Beers, Comstock & Cline, 1873, shows many Pearsalls living in the area. A village named Pearsall (now Lynbrook) is located near Rockaway.

1790 NY CENSUS
Uriah Pearsall, 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16 and 1 female.
South Hempstead, Queens, NY
Note: There are a number of Pearsall families nearby.
Source: Year: 1790; Census Place: South Hempstead, Queens, New York; Series: M637; Roll: 6; Page: 70; Image: 404; Family History Library Film: 0568146, Ancestry

1810 NY CENSUS
Uriah Pearsall
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    Hempstead, Queens, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:    2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:    2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:    3
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    6
Number of Household Members Over 25:    2
Number of Household Members:    12
Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Hempstead, Queens, New York; Roll: 34; Page: 409; Image: 0181388; Family History Library Film: 00247. Ancestry

1820 NY CENSUS
Uriah Pearsall
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):    Queens, New York
Enumeration Date:    August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:    3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :    1
Free White Persons - Under 16:    5
Free White Persons - Over 25:    2
Total Free White Persons:    7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:    7
Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place:  , Queens, New York; Page: 23-A; NARA Roll: M33_78; Image: 235.


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4. LAND RECORDS

1800 ADOLPHUSTOWN
In 1800, John Parsalls is listed for a free grant of 100 acres on Lot 28, Concession 2, Adolphustown.
Peter Brunner is granted the other half.
Source: Schedule, Midland District, c1800, Series A-IV, Vol. 11, p. 54, MS 400, reel 7

SOPHIASBURGH
24 Feb 1834, lot 61, 1st Con. West of Green Pt, William Pearsall buys the lot from William G. Foster [2380]
3 Jun 1847, lot 55, 2nd Con. West of Green Pt, Crown issues a patent to John Peasrall, East half
17 Oct 1848, lot 55, 2nd Con. West of Green Pt, Crown issues a patent to Wm. S Peasrall, West half
25 Apr 1861, lot 61, 2nd Con. West of Green Pt, Crown issues a patent to Oliver Peasrall, 200 acres
Source: Sophiasburgh, Abstract Index Land Records, AO, GSU 198182

HILLIER
6 Mar 1839, lot 65, 5th Con. Bay Side, Benjamin Pearsall buys the 200 acres [3202]
Later his sons Robert B, Royal and Lemuel are involved with the land.
Source: Hillier, Abstract Index Land Records, AO, GSU 198162

TYENDIAGA
Not yet checked. GSU 197917

TOWNSHIP PAPERS
The Township papers were checked for the above lots and no records of interest were found.
Source: Township Papers for Adolphustown, Sophiasburgh and Hillier, AO, RG 1 58, MS 658, reels 5, 190 and 450 respectively.

UPPER CANADA LAND BOOKS INDEX

This will be checked out
John Pearsoll, Sophiasburgh Twp, 20 Jul 1837,  bk. S, page 651, petition C219

HIBBERT Tp., Huron County
By 1851 John Pearsall and his son Dorland and son-in-law Robert Norton had all moved to the Huron Tract in Perth County that was being opened up by the Canada Company after 1830. John returned to Sophiasburgh but the others stayed. These land records have not yet been examined.

1878 BELDEN ATLAS
[Note: These lots are very close together along the border between the two townships.
Sophiasburgh Tp
2nd Con West of Green Point
Lot 55, W 1/2 - Smith Pearsall [probable son of Oliver, grandson of John.]
Lot 55, E 1/2 - Thomas Pearsall [probable son of Oliver, grandson of John.]
Lot 61 - Philip Pearsall [probable son of Oliver, grandson of John.]
3rd Con West of Green Point
Lot 47 - David Pearsall [probable son of Oliver, grandson of John.]

Hillier Tp
Con 5
Lot 65, E 1/2 - Robert Pearsall [son of Benjamin?]
Lot 65, W 1/2 - Benjamin Pearsall [Benj Sr died 1872 - not sure who this is.]
Con 6
Lot 67 - L. Pearsall (50 acres) [maybe Lemuel, son of Benjamin.]

Tyendiaga
No land found under the Pearsall name. Amos Pearsall settled around Shannonville.
Source: Historical Atlas of Hastings and Prince Edward Co, Belden, 1878, Mika 1977


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5. JOHN PEARSALL
JOHN PEARSALL was born on 23 Dec 1781 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He died on 11 May 1876 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC. He married HANNAH ABRAMS. She was born in 1787 in USA. She died between 1851-1861 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC.
 
2.         JOHN2 PEARSALL (Uriah1) was born in 1785 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He died on 11 May 1876 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC. He married HANNAH ABRAMS. She was born in 1787 in USA. She died between 1851-1861 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC.
John Pearsall and Hannah Abrams had the following children:
i.   REBECCA3 PEARSALL was born in 1810 in New York State. She married JAMES BISHOP. He was born in 1806 in Ireland.
 
ii. WILLIAM PEARSALL was born in 1812 in USA. He married BRIDGET FINNIGAN. She was born in 1814 in Ireland.
 
iii. OLIVER PEARSALL was born in 1814 in USA. He married Lucretia Huff on 31 Dec 1835 in Prince Edward Co., ON.
 
iv. ALFRED PEARSALL was born in 1815 in USA. He married Caroline M Fieldhouse on 15 Feb 1838 in Sophiasburgh Twp, P.E.C., ON.
 
v.     MARY CAROLINE PEARSALL was born in 1820 in USA. She married (1) ROBERT J ISTEAD on 27 Oct 1860 in Prince Edward Co., ON. He was born about 1821 in England.

vi. SMITH PEARSALL was born in 1822 in Long Island, NY. He died on 27 Feb 1904 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC. He married Martha Ann McTaggart on 07 Nov 1844 in Prince Edward Co., ON.  

vii. THOMAS PEARSALL was born in 1825 in Canada West. He married JANETTE MILLER. She was born in 1823 in Canada West.


viii. DORLAND PEARSALL was born in 1827 in Upper Canada. He married MARGARET MILLER. She was born in 1826 in Upper Canada.


ix.    JULIA ANN PEARSALL was born in 1828 in Upper Canada. She married GEORGE PAINE. She married ROBERT NORTON.

x. PHOEBE PEARSALL was born in 1831 in Upper Canada. She married DANIEL SILLS.
xi. LAURA PEARSALL was born in 1835 in Upper
Canada. She married HENRY MCCOOL.


BIRTH
Death register: 11 May 1876, John Pearsall, aged 94 yrs 4 mos 18 days [23 Dec 1781],
1851 - 66 = 1785
1861 - 66 = 1785
1871 - 75 = 1786
Accept 1785

1810 NY CENSUS
John Pearsall
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Hempstead, Queens, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    2
Number of Household Members Over 25:    2
Number of Household Members:        4
Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Hempstead, Queens, New York; Roll: 34; Page: 417; Image: 0181388; Family History Library Film: 00255.

1820 NY CENSUS
John Pearsall
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):    Queens, New York [Town not stated]
Enumeration Date:    August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:        3
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:        1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:    1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - Under 16:        5
Free White Persons - Over 25:            2
Total Free White Persons:            7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:    7
Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place:  , Queens, New York; Page: 18-A; NARA Roll: M33_78; Image: 230.

CANNIFF ON SETTLING SOPHIASBURGH
All, or nearly all, who took up land here [Sophiasburgh] and became the pioneers, had at first lived in one of the townships upon the lower part of the bay, most of them in Adolphustown. Guilliam Demerest, John Parcels, and Roblin, were among these.
Source: The Settlement of Upper Canada with Special Reference to the Bay of Quinte, Wm Canniff, 1869, 466

1829  PETITION
22 Aug 1829, petition of 63 inhabitants residing west of Green Point Sophiasburgh re surveying issue.
Uriah Pearsall
John Pearsall [signers]
Source: Transcription by Dr Gary Alan Dickey, on Randy Saylor web site, Crown Land Grants & Petitions, 22 Aug 1829 (R.G. I, series C-I-1) 1792-1876, Sophiasburgh Twp., Prince Edward County, FHL# 1,317,391; A second copy of this petition may be found (R.G. L3, Vol. 465) 1829-1831, FHL# 1,630,752.

1839 LAND PURCHASE
15 May 1839, John Pearsall purchases east half of lot 64 in the 1st Con produced, West of Green Point, Sophiasburgh, 100 acres for 50 pounds lawful money from Norman L Harvey. Witnesses, James Bishop and Anderson Craft?
The Clergy Corporation Office reports that a lease for the lot was granted to Norman L Harvey in 1810. Recommended that he can purchase the lot. Recommened 2 mar 1840
Source: UCLP, RG 1 L3, LAC on line, V410a, P22/32, C-2733, image starts at 108
Source: Land Book Index, John Pearsall, Sophiasburgh Twp, 2 Mar 1840, U, 229, P32

1839 PETITION
Dec 1839, Oliver Pearsall [son of John Pearsall], of Sophiasburgh, purchased east half of lot 63, clergy reserve, in the 2nd Con of Sophiasburgh from Norman L Harvey. Desirous of purchasing the said half. Competting claim with Elisha Huff over the boundary. Goes on for many pages. Referred to a committee and recommended land be sold to actual occupant, 30 June 1847.
Source: UCLP, RG 1 L3, LAC on line, V413, P4/35, C-2733, image starts at 26

1851 CENSUS
Dorlan[d]    Peasarr    Male    25    abt 1827    Canada
Margaret    Peasarr    Female    26    abt 1826    Canada
Daniell    Peasarr    Male    6/12    abt 1851    Canada
John    Peasarr    Male    66    abt 1786    United States
Hannagh    Peasarr    Female    65    abt 1787    United States
Laura    Peasarr    Female    17    abt 1835    Canada
Robert J    Norton    Male    34    abt 1818    Canada
Mary    Norton    Female    32    abt 1820    United States
Andrew    Norton    Male    11    abt 1841    Canada
Hannagh    Norton    Female    10    abt 1842    Canada
Smith    Norton    Male    9    abt 1843    Canada
Source: Province:    Canada West (Ontario)
District:    Perth County
District Number:    29
Sub-District:    Hibbert
Sub-District Number:    274
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Hibbert, Perth County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11747; Page: 39; Line: 14.

1861 CENSUS
John    Parsall    Male    76    1785    New State    Widowed
Thomas    Parsall    Male    36    1825    Canada West    Married
Ginet    Parsall    Female    38    1823    Canada West    Married
Georgeanoh    Parsall    Female    13    1848    Canada West    Single
James A?    Parsall    Male    11    1850    Canada West    Single
Thomas A    Parsall    Male    8    1853    Canada West    Single
Emily J    Parsall    Female    5    1853    Canada West    Single
Source: Ancestry, Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Canada West
Religion:    W
Film Number:    C-1069-1070
Page Number:    57

1871 CENSUS
Religion:    Methodist New Connexion
District:    Prince Edward
District Number:    59
Division:    02
Subdistrict:    Sophiasburgh
Pearsall    John    Male    85    abt 1786    United States    Widowed         English
Pearsall    Thomas    Male    48    abt 1823    Ontario    Married         English
Pearsall    Gennett    Female    49    abt 1822    Ontario    Married         English
Pearsall    Georgianna    Female    23    abt 1848    Ontario              English
Pearsall    James A    Male    20    abt 1851    Ontario              English
Pearsall    Thomas A    Male    18    abt 1853    Ontario              English
Pearsall    Emily J    Female    18    abt 1853    Ontario              English
Pearsall    Philip E    Male    9    abt 1862    Ontario              English
Pearsall    Ella S    Female    3    abt 1868    Ontario              English
Religion:    Methodist New Connexion
District:    Prince Edward
District Number:    59
Division:    02
Subdistrict:    Sophiasburgh
Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1871 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9888 to C-9975, C-9977 to C-10097, C-10344 to C-10388, C-10390 to C-10395, to C-10540 to C-10570.

DEATH
11 May 1876, John Pearsall, aged 94 yrs 4 mos 18 days [23 Dec 1781], senile debility, born Long Island NY,
Informant: Uriah Pearsall, blacksmith, Demorestville, Methodist Episcopal, "per slip from Uriah Pearsall, brother of the deceased."
Prince Edward County
Bethel Cemetery 0n Trumble Rd just south of Bethel Rd.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data:
Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Deaths, 1869-1938. MS 935, reels 1-615. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Ontario Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947. MS 944, reels 1-11. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Archives of Ontario. Division Registrar Vital Statistics Records, 1858-1930. MS 940, reels 5-10, 16, 21, 26-27. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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6. WILLIAM PEARSALL
WILLIAM PEARSALL was born in 1793 in USA. He died after 1871 in Hillier Tp, PEC.

BORN
1851 - 55 = 1797 USA
1861 - 73    = 1788
1871 - 78 = 1793
Accept 1793

MARRIED
Probably married Eliza between 1851 and 1861
William Jr in 1861 may not be his son. He may have been unmarried till he married Eliza.
He was living with brother Benjamin in 1851 and 1871 so I think he was single both times and married in 1861.

1851 CANADA CENSUS
Benjamin    Pearasall         46    abt 1806    United States
Mary    Pearasall    Female    44    abt 1808    Canada
Lemuel    Pearasall    Male    21    abt 1831    Canada
James S    Pearasall    Male    19    abt 1833    Canada
Mary    Pearasall    Female    16    abt 1836    Canada
Lury    Pearasall    Female    14    abt 1838    Canada
Robert    Pearasall         14    abt 1838    Canada
Royal    Pearasall         7    abt 1845    Canada
Rebecca    Pearasall    Female    3    abt 1849    Canada
William    Pearasall    Male    55    abt 1797    United States
Province:    Canada West (Ontario)
District:    Prince Edward County
District Number:    32
Sub-District:    Hillier
Sub-District Number:    307
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Hillier, Prince Edward County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11750; Page: 45; Line: 22.


1861 CANADA CENSUS
William Sr    Parcela    Male    73    1788    Upper Canada    Married
William Jr    Parcela    Male    34    1827    United States    Single
Eliza    Parcela    Female    57    1804    Upper Canada    Married
Murray, Northumberland, Canada West
Religion:    Church of England
Page Number:    29
Source Citation: Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1056.

1871 CANADA CENSUS
Pearsoll    Benjamin    Male    65    abt 1806    Ontario [sic]    Married     German
Pearsoll    Mary    Female    63    abt 1808    Ontario    Married          
Pearsoll    William    Male    78    abt 1793    United States    Widowed     German
Pearsoll    Robert    Male    29    abt 1842    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Cathrine    Female    32    abt 1839    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Royal    Male    24    abt 1847    Ontario              German
Pearsoll    Rebecca    Female    21    abt 1850    Ontario              German
Pearsoll    Hannah    Female    19    abt 1852    Ontario              German
Velleau    Melisia    Female    14    abt 1857    Ontario              German
Doolittle    Benjamin    Male    4    abt 1867    Ontario              German
Norton    Adam    Male    2    abt 1869    Ontario              German
Pearsoll    James    Male    30    abt 1841    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Epsoby    Female    33    abt 1838    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Lura    Female    11    abt 1860    Ontario              German
District:    Prince Edward
District Number:    59
Division:    01
Subdistrict:    Hillier
Subdistrict Number:    a
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario; Roll: C-9989; Page: 28; Family No: 112.


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7. THOMAS PEARSALL
This Thomas Pearsall is the father of Addison Pearsall who is the father of Emma, the focus of this web page. Addison married Mary Jane Jones and nothing is yet known of her parents. Both Addison and Mary Jane would have died before August 1866 when their daughter was adopted into the Robert Saylor household. See the 1861 census below where Thomas and his wife are living with Addison and Mary Jane and some their children.

3.         THOMAS2 PEARSALL (Uriah1) was born in 1801 in NY State. He died after 1861 in Belleville, ON. He married LYDIA GARDINER. She was born in 1805 in Upper Canada.
 
Thomas Pearsall and Lydia Gardiner had the following children:
 
 
i.     ADDISON3 PEARSALL was born in 1832 in Canada West. He married MARY JANE
JONES. She was born in 1834 in Canada West.
 
ii.           THOMAS PROCTOR PEARSALL was born on 15 Apr 1834 in PEC, ON. He married CYNTHIA P. PARLIAMENT.
 
iii.         MARY A PEARSALL was born in 1846.
 
iv.         REBECCA JANE PEARSALL was born in 1848. She married HENRY WILLIAMSON.
 
v.           ELIZABETH PEARSALL.  She married SAMUEL NORTON.
 
vi.         PHEBE ANN PEARSALL.  He married ALVIN DICKINSON.
 
vii.        GIDEON PEARSALL.
 
viii.      ROSALIER PEARSALL was born in 1848 in Canada West.

BMD
Married Lydia Gardiner.
Source: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America, Clarence E. Pearsall, 1928, H.S. Crocker Co., San Francisco, 1928, Ch 41, 1315

1839 PETITION
? Feb 1839, petition of 14 inhabitants of the Gore and 1st and 5th concession Produced of Sophiasburgh, Gore of Ameliasburgh and 5th concession of Hillier regarding surveying issues.
Amos Pearsall, 1st conc produced, lot 61
Benjamin Pearsall, ", lot 61
Thomas Pearsall, " lot 61
Source:  Transcription by Dr Gary Alan Dickey, on Randy Saylor web site, Crown Land Grants & Petitions, 25 March 1839 (R.G. I, series C-I-1) 1827-1860, FHL# 1,317,391, Sophiasburgh Twp., Prince Edward County.
Source: Crown Land Grant Papers, 18 Aug1836 (R.G. I, series C-I-1) 1827-1860

1861 CENSUS
Sophiasburg
[Aderson Parsall and Mary J are the parents of Emma.]
Thomas    Parsall    Male    60    1801    New Y S        Married, Episcopal, Farmer
Liddy    Parsall    Female    56    1805    Canada West    Married
Mary A    Parsall    Female    15    1846    Canada West    Single
Rosaliar    Parsall    Female    13    1848    Canada West    Single
Aderson* Parsall    Male    29    1832    Canada West    Married, Episcopal, Labourer [* as transcribed]
Mary J    Parsall    Female    27    1834    Canada West    Married
Gidden W Parsall    Male    7    1854    Canada West    Single
David H    Parsall    Male    5    1856    Canada West    Single
Lucina E    Parsall    Female    3    1858    Canada West    Single
Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Canada West
Religion:    E
Film Number:    C-1069-1070
Page Number:    63
Source Citation: Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1069-1070.

1871 and 1881 CENSUS
Family not found


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8. URIAH PEARSALL JR

4.         URIAH2 PEARSALL (Uriah1) was born in Feb 1799, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. He died 7 Aug 1887 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC. He married LAURA FOSTER. She was born about 1807 in USA and died before 1887.
Uriah Pearsall and Laura Foster had the following child:  
i.            WILLIAM J3 PEARSALL was born in 1833 in Upper Canada.

URIAH, BROTHER TO JOHN PEARSALL
11 May 1876, John Pearsall, aged 94 yrs 4 mos 18 days [23 Dec 1781], senile debility, born Long Island NY,
Informant: Uriah Pearsall, blacksmith, Demorestville, Methodist Episcopal, "per slip from Uriah Pearsall, brother of the deceased."
Prince Edward County
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938
Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Deaths, 1869-1938. MS 935, reels 1-615. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Archives of Ontario. Division Registrar Vital Statistics Records, 1858-1930. MS 940, reels 5-10, 16, 21, 26-27. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada..

1829  PETITION
22 Aug 1829, petition of 63 inhabitants residing west of Green Point Sophiasburgh re surveying issue.
Uriah Pearsall
John Pearsall [signers]
Source: Transcription by Dr Gary Alan Dickey, on Randy Saylor web site, Crown Land Grants & Petitions, 22 Aug 1829 (R.G. I, series C-I-1) 1792-1876, Sophiasburgh Twp., Prince Edward County, FHL# 1,317,391; A second copy of this petition may be found (R.G. L3, Vol. 465) 1829-1831, FHL# 1,630,752.

1833 PETITION
15 Jan 1833, petition of 42 residents of Sophiasburgh in support of a claim by John Thompson.
Uriah Pearsall [signee]
Source: Transcription by Dr Gary Alan Dickey, on Randy Saylor web site, Crown Land Grants & Petitions, 15 January 1833, #1464 (R.G. I, series C-IV) 1792-1876, FHL# 1,403,569. Sophiasburgh Twp.,  Prince Edward County

1861 CANADA CENSUS
Uriah    Pearsol    Male    61    1800    Long Island    Married
Laura    Pearsol    Female    55    1806    Vermont        Married
William J    Pearsol    Male    28    1833    Canada West    Single
Sophiasburgh  Tp., Prince Edward, Canada West
Religion:    Wesleyan Methodist
Film Number:    C-1070
Page Number:    6
Source Citation: Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1070.

1871 CANADA CENSUS
Pearsall    Uriah    Male    71    abt 1800    United States Married     Blacksmith English
Pearsall    Laura    Female    63    abt 1808    United States Married     English
District:    Prince Edward
District Number:    59
Division:    01
Subdistrict:    Sophiasburgh
Subdistrict Number:    f
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario; Roll: C-9990; Page: 1; Family No: 1.

1881 CANADA CENSUS
[same household]
Pearsoll    Uriah    Male    81    1800    USA    Methodist Church of Canada    French     
Pearsoll    Laura    Female    74    1807    USA    Methodist Church of Canada    Dutch     
Brisben    Castera    Female    15    1866    Ontario    Methodist Church of Canada    French    School
Brisben    Dalimier    Female    53    1828    Ontario    Methodist Church of Canada    French     
Province:    Ontario
District Number:    119
District:    Prince Edward
Sub-District Number:    H
Subdistrict:    Sophiasburg
Division:    2
Source Citation: Year: 1881; Census Place: Sophiasburg, Prince Edward, Ontario; Roll: C_13237; Page: 38; Family No: 201.

DEATH
Uriah Pearsall, died 7 Aug 1887, 88 yr and 6 mo.
Blacksmith
born Hempstead, Long Island, NY
Dr Thomas Moore, Demorestville.
Informant Mrs Diadama Brisbin, Demorestville, ON
Methodist
Death County or District:    Prince Edward
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 48.

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9. AMOS PEARSALL
4.         AMOS2 PEARSALL (Uriah1) was born on 01 Dec 1803 in Near Rockaway, Long Island, NY. He died on 31 Jan 1879 in Tyendiaga, Hastings Co., ON. He married Sarah Valleau on 15 Feb 1831 in Sophiasburgh TP, PEC.
 
Amos Pearsall and Sarah Valleau had the following children:
 
i.            WILLIAM3 PEARSALL was born in 1833 in Upper Canada.
ii.           EMERY PEARSALL was born in 1833 in Upper Canada.
 
iii.         HILDEBRAND PEARSALL was born in 1836 in Upper Canada.
 
iv.         CATHERINE PEARSALL was born in 1838 in Upper Canada.
 
v.           SANDERSON PEARSALL was born in 1840 in Upper Canada.
 
vi.         WILLIAM PEARSALL was born in 1841 in Canada West.
 
17.                    vii.   JAMES PEARSALL was born in 1842 in Canada West. He married EPSOBY.
 
viii.      PETER PEARSALL was born in 1844 in Canada West.
 
ix.         SARAH PEARSALL was born in 1848 in Canada West.
 
x.           EMMA PEARSALL was born in 1848 in Canada West.
 
xi.         CHARELS E PEARSALL was born in 1850 in Canada West.

BM
Source: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America, Clarence E. Pearsall, 1928, H.S. Crocker Co., San Francisco, 1928, Ch 41, 1318

1851 CANADA CENSUS
Amos    Persall    Male    47    abt 1805    United States of America
Sarah    Persall    Female    40    abt 1812    Canada
William    Persall    Male    19    abt 1833    Canada
Hildebrand Persall    Male    16    abt 1836    Canada
Catherine    Persall    Female    14    abt 1838    Canada
Sanders    Persall    Male    12    abt 1840    Canada
James    Persall    Male    10    abt 1842    Canada
Peter    Persall    Male    8    abt 1844    Canada
Sarah    Persall    Female    4    abt 1848    Canada
Charles E    Persall    Male    2    abt 1850    Canada
District:    Hastings County
District Number:    15
Sub-District:    Tyendinaga
Sub-District Number:    130
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Tyendinaga, Hastings County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11727; Page: 25; Line: 41.

1861 CANADA CENSUS
Amos    Pearesol    Male    57    1804    Born Upper Canada [sic]     Married
Sarah    Pearesol    Female    52    1809    Upper Canada    Married
Emery    Pearesol    Male    28    1833    Upper Canada    Single
Catherine    Pearesol    Female    23    1838    Upper Canada    Single
Sanders    Pearesol    Male    21    1840    Upper Canada    Single
James    Pearesol    Male    19    1842    Upper Canada    Single
Peter    Peresol    Male    17    1844    Upper Canada    Single
Emma    Peresol    Female    13    1848    Upper Canada    Single
Charles    Peresol    Male    11    1850    Upper Canada    Single
Heldebrand Peresol    Male    25    1836    Upper Canada    Married
Tyendiaga Tp, Hastings, Canada West
Religion:    Wesleyan Methodist
Film Number:    C-1034
Page Number:    17
Source Citation: Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1034.

1871 CANADA CENSUS
Perasall    Amons    Male    66    abt 1805    United States    Married     French, farmer
Perasall    Sarah    Female    61    abt 1810    Ontario    Married         German
Perasall    William    Male    30    abt 1841    Ontario              French
Perasall    Catharine    Female    32    abt 1839    Ontario              French
Perasall    Emma    Female    22    abt 1849    Ontario              French
Perasall    Charles    Male    20    abt 1851    Ontario              French
Perasall    Sanderson Male    28    abt 1843    Ontario              French [next household]
Perasall    Peter    Male    26    abt 1845    Ontario              French [next household]
District:    Hastings East
District Number:    61
Division:    01
Subdistrict:    Tyendinaga
Subdistrict Number:    b
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Tyendinaga, Hastings East, Ontario; Roll: C-9992; Page: 58; Family No: 209.

DEATH
Amos Pearsall, Farmer
Death Date:    31 Jan 1879
Death County or District:    Hastings
Age:    75, 1 month, 30 days
Gender:    Male
Estimated Birth Year: calculated as 1 Dec 1803
Birth Location:    Long Island State of NYork, USA
Informant: William Pearsall, farmer, Shannonville
Religion: Wesleyan Meth
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 21


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10. BENJAMIN PEARSALL
6.         BENJAMIN2 PEARSALL (Uriah1) was born about 1806 in USA. He died in 1872 in Hillier Tp, PEC. He married MARY NORTON. She was born about 1806. She died in May 1881.
 
Benjamin Pearsall and Mary Norton had the following children:
 
i.            LUCY3 PEARSALL was born about 1839. She married Marenus Doolittle on 11 May 1865 in Hillier Tp, PEC.
 
ii.           ROYAL PEARSALL was born in 1845 in Canada West. He married Margaret Covert on 23 Oct 1872 in PEC.
 
iii.         LEMUEL P EARSALL was born in 1831 in Upper Canada. He married MARGARET A.
 
VALLEAU.
 
iv.         JAMES S PEARSALL was born in 1833 in Upper Canada. He married HELEN HAWKINS.
 
v.           MARY PEARSALL was born in 1836 in Upper Canada. She married CORNELIUS
 
VALLEAU.
 
vi.         ROBERT PEARSALL was born in 1838 in Upper Canada. He married CATHERINE
 
BISHOP.
 
vii.        REBECCA PEARSALL was born in 1849 in Canada West.
 
viii.      LARA PEARSALL was born in 1838 in Upper Canada.
 
ix.         HANNAH PEARSALL was born in 1851 in Canada West. She married JOHN WATT.
 
x.           LONEY PEARSALL.  He married MARINAS DOOLITTLE.

BMD
died 1872, age 77, buried with wife at Bethel, resided PEC, married Mary Norton., dau. of Andrew Norton.
Source: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America, Clarence E. Pearsall, 1928, H.S. Crocker Co., San Francisco, 1928, Ch 41, 1315
Source: 1851, 61, 71 census has him born in 1806 in the USA.

BENJAMIN PEARSALL
No less able and well known in his day than John Pearsall was his brother, Benjamin Pearsall, who married Mary Norton, daughter of Andrew Norton. He settled near his brother John, and lived until 1872, when he passed away at the ripe old age of seventy-seven. His widow survived him until May, 1881. They are buried at Bethel.

This pioneer settled on east half lot 6, 5th concession ; his son, James Smith Pearsell, now lives in that immediate neighborhood. The descendants of Benjamin Pearsell appear in the table annexed.
Source: PLBQ, 1904, pages 659 - 663
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THE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN:
I. Lemuel Pearsall, m. Margaret A. Valleau ; set. Hillier. Issue : (1) Washington, (2) Maria, (3) Mary, (4) Martha, (5) Emma, (6) Ellen, and (7) Audley.
II. James S. Pearsall, m. 1st, Helen Hawkins, 2nd, Hepseda Van Tassel, and 3rd, Elmira J. McFaul. Issue: by 1st, (1) Lucy.
III. Polly Pearsall, m. Cornelius Valleau; set. Brighton.
IV. Loney Pearsall, m. Marinas Doolittle.
V. Robert Pearsall, m. Catherine Bishop; set. Hillier; no issue.
VI. Royal Pearsall m. Margaret Covert; set. old homestead. Issue: (1) Claude and (2) Lorne.
VII. Rebecca Pearsall, m. William Jenkins; set. Wellington; no issue.
VIII. Hanah Pearsall, m. John Watt; set. Ameliasburgh ; no issue.
IX. Samuel Pearsall, d. y.
Source: PLBQ, 569-663

1839 PETITION
? Feb 1839, petition of 14 inhabitants of the Gore and 1st and 5th concession Produced of Sophiasburgh, Gore of Ameliasburgh and 5th concession of Hillier regarding surveying issues.
Amos Pearsall, 1st conc produced, lot 61
Benjamin Pearsall, ", lot 61
Thomas Pearsall, " lot 61
Source:  Transcription by Dr Gary Alan Dickey, on Randy Saylor web site, Crown Land Grants & Petitions, 25 March 1839 (R.G. I, series C-I-1) 1827-1860, FHL# 1,317,391, Sophiasburgh Twp., Prince Edward County.
Source: Crown Land Grant Papers, 18 Aug1836 (R.G. I, series C-I-1) 1827-1860

1851 CANADA CENSUS
Benjamin    Pearasall         46    abt 1806    United States
Mary    Pearasall    Female    44    abt 1808    Canada
Lemuel    Pearasall    Male    21    abt 1831    Canada
James S    Pearasall    Male    19    abt 1833    Canada
Mary    Pearasall    Female    16    abt 1836    Canada
Lury    Pearasall    Female    14    abt 1838    Canada
Robert    Pearasall         14    abt 1838    Canada
Royal    Pearasall         7    abt 1845    Canada
Rebecca    Pearasall    Female    3    abt 1849    Canada
William    Pearasall    Male    55    abt 1797    United States
Province:    Canada West (Ontario)
District:    Prince Edward County
District Number:    32
Sub-District:    Hillier
Sub-District Number:    307
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Hillier, Prince Edward County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11750; Page: 45; Line: 22.

1861 CANADA CENSUS
Benjamin    Pearsol    Male    54    1807    United States    Married
Mary    Pearsol    Female    53    1808    Upper Canada    Married
Robert    Pearsol    Male    21    1840    Upper Canada    Single
Lara    Pearsol    Female    23    1838    Upper Canada    Single
Roial    Pearsol    Male    15    1846    Upper Canada    Single
Rebeca    Pearsol    Female    13    1848    Upper Canada    Single
Hannah    Pearsol    Female    10    1851    Upper Canada    Single
Hellan    Rallean    Female    6    1855    Upper Canada    Single
Polly    Rallean    Female    4    1857    Upper Canada    Single
Wm    Pearsol    Male    60    1801    United States    Single
Catherine    Bishop    Female         add    Upper Canada     
James S    Pearsol    Male    27    1834    Upper Canada    Married
Hellen    Pearsol    Female    27    1834    Upper Canada    Married
Lura    Pearsol    Female    2    1859    Upper Canada    Single
Hillier, Prince Edward, Canada West
Religion:    E Methodist
Film Number:    C-1069-1070
Page Number:    67
Source Citation: Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1069-1070.

1871 CANADA CENSUS
Pearsoll    Benjamin    Male    65    abt 1806    Ontario[sic] Married         German
Pearsoll    Mary    Female    63    abt 1808    Ontario    Married          
Pearsoll    William    Male    78    abt 1793    United States    Widowed     German
Pearsoll    Robert    Male    29    abt 1842    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Cathrine    Female    32    abt 1839    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Royal    Male    24    abt 1847    Ontario              German
Pearsoll    Rebecca    Female    21    abt 1850    Ontario              German
Pearsoll    Hannah    Female    19    abt 1852    Ontario              German
Velleau    Melisia    Female    14    abt 1857    Ontario              German
Doolittle    Benjamin    Male    4    abt 1867    Ontario              German
Norton    Adam    Male    2    abt 1869    Ontario              German
Pearsoll    James    Male    30    abt 1841    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Epsoby    Female    33    abt 1838    Ontario    Married         German
Pearsoll    Lura    Female    11    abt 1860    Ontario              German
District:    Prince Edward
District Number:    59
Division:    01
Subdistrict:    Hillier
Subdistrict Number:    a
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario; Roll: C-9989; Page: 28; Family No: 112.

1881 CENSUS
Pearsall    Benjamin    Male    74    1807    USA    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH    Farmer, widow
Pearsall    Rebecca    Female    30    1851    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH     
Pearsall    Hannah    Female    28    1853    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH     
Valleau    Helen M    Female    24    1857    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    GERMAN    Servant
Doolittle    Benjamin    Male    14    1867    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    GERMAN     
Pearsall    Royal O    Male    35    1846    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH    Farmer
Pearsall    Margaret    Female    27    1854    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH     
Pearsall    Claude V    Male    9    1872    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH     
Pearsall    Arthur L    Male    5    1876    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH     
Smith    Gersham    Male    42    1839    Ontario    Disciple    GERMAN     
Pearsall    Robert B    Male    40    1841    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    FRENCH    Farmer
Pearsall    Catherine    Female    41    1840    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    IRISH     
Bishop    Mahala    Female    38    1843    Ontario    Methodist Episcopal    IRISH
Province:    Ontario
District Number:    119
District:    Prince Edward
Sub-District Number:    E
Subdistrict:    Hillier
Division:    1
Source Citation: Year: 1881; Census Place: Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario; Roll: C_13237; Page: 6; Family No: 27.



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11. RECORDS of other PEARSALLS in UPPER CANADA
There are other Pearsalls in Upper Canada. It is not known how these below are related to the Pearsalls of Prince Edward County.

1792 PETITION
This petition of 255 signators from Saratoga, Saratoga County, NY in August 1792 includes a family of Pearsalls. It appears from an end note that they received land near the Rideau River. No connection has been found with these people. They are:
Nathaniel Pearsall
Michel Pearsall
George Pearsall
Henry Pearsall
Ira Pearsall
Henry Pearsall Junr
Elizabeth Pearsall

"Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Stafford of Saratoga, Town and County and State of New York, yeoman, do appoint Alexr Wright my true and trusty friend to appear for me in his Majestys Province of Upper Canada and in my Name to present a petition before the Governor and Council for a Township of  Land in the aforesaid Province ..... this 29th of August 1792"

This petition is fully transcribed with all 255 names on this web site - click on the Ameliasburgh and Sophiasburg Petitions - it is the first one on the pdf. This petition appears to be for land on the Rideau River, and not Prince Edward County. They may have never settled here.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC on line, C-2806, V488a, S1/187, starting at image on line 484

UPPER CANADA LAND BOOKS INDEX
Abraham Parsall, Bathurst Twp, 7 Feb 1820, K, 394, Perth 10
Abraham Parsall, Bathurst Twp, 2 Jun 1829, O, 1, S1

1834 PETITION
June 1834, Ann Pearsall, wife of Jeremiah Pearsall, district of Johnstown, is the daughter of John Chatterton of Elizabethtown, prays for 200 acres. Recommended 4 Sep 1834
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC online, V408, P18/155, C-2731A, image starts 654
Source: Land Book Index, Ann Perasall, DUE, 4 Sep 1834, Book Q, p. 532, petition P155
Source: Land Book Index, Jeremiah Pearsall, Elizabethtown, 4 Sep 1834, Q, 532, P155

1834 PETITION

12 Jun 1834, Benjamin Pearsall, native of England, now of Tp. of York, blacksmith, served 7 years in the 45th reg't. Recommended for land grant. Recommended.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC online, V408, P18/117, C-2731A, image starts 650
Source: Land Book index, Benjamin Pearsall, soldier, 19 Jun 1834,  Bk. Q, page 440, P117

1845 PETITION
June 1845, Benjamin Pearsall, was enlisted in the 45th Regiment of Foot in 1807, served through the last peninsular war, and discharged in 1814 without a pension. Came to this country in 1833 and is now located on lot 9 in the 4th Con Vespra Tp. and agreeably settled. There is a surveying and disagreement issue with the owner of lot 10.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC online, V412, P3/46, C-2734, image starts 788

DAUGHTER TO ABOVE

Mary Pearsall
Birth Place:    Vespra
Residence:    Vespra Township
Age:    21
Estimated Birth Year:    abt 1838
Father Name:    Benjamin
Mother Name:    Elizabeth
Spouse Name:    John Addison
Spouse's Age:    35
Spouse Birth Year:    abt 1824
Spouse Birth Place:    England
Spouse Residence:    Oro Township
Spouse Father Name:    Thomas
Spouse Mother Name:    Margaret
Marriage Date:    21 Mar 1859
Marriage County or District:    Simcoe
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS248_14; Reel: 14.

1847 PETITION
9 Mar 1847, John Pearsall, Vespra Tp, Simcoe District, prays to purchase east half of Reserve lot 9, Con 3, Vespra. Recommended, 10 Apr 1847
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC online, V413, P4/22, C-2734, image starts 1194

1851 CENSUS
John Parasol    Male    55    abt 1797    United States
Catharine    Parasol    Female    50    abt 1802    Ireland
John    Parosol    Male    21    abt 1831    Canada
Truman    Parasol    Male    17    abt 1835    Canada
Daniel    Parasol    Male    16    abt 1836    Canada
Sarah    Parasol    Female    14    abt 1838    Canada
Hellen    Parasol    Female    12    abt 1840    Canada
Smith    Parasol    Male    10    abt 1842    Canada
Mary    Parasol    Female    9    abt 1843    Canada
Amy    Parasol    Female    9    abt 1843    Canada
William    Parasol    Male    7    abt 1845    Canada
District Number:    25
Sub-District:    Townsend
Sub-District Number:    238
Source: Ancestry, Norfolk County




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