The Charles Pearson Family Line

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Ralph Warren Boyd
5205 SW 163rd Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33331
(954) 680-9112
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.9
BOYD Project Version 276
May 23, 2003

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Table of Contents

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Barrett, Boyd, Branam, Conover, Crawford, Malanga, Pearson, Stevenson, Torres, Willerford

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Introduction

We begin our journey with the Charles Pearson Family Line. This is the author's maternal pedigree. The family is well documented back to William Houston Pearson in circa 1870. During and before the Civil War, our Great-Grandparent, William, cannot be accurately located. However, what does seem to be an odd coincidence is that in the area of Bedford, Grundy and Franklin counties in Tennessee there was a probate transaction between two lines of Pearsons. In the Charles Pearson family of the Grundy-Franklin county region there was a young boy, William H. Pearson which had the proper age to be our Great-Grandfather. Later, in 1870 William Houston can be found residing next to a William H. Pearson of the Bedford County Pearsons. Such an odd coincidence cannot be by circumstance alone. Thus, the author was drawn to the conclusion that the young boy in the Grundy-Franklin area must be the same William Houston Pearson in 1870.

This then is our first piece of the puzzle that we are compelled to force a fit within the picture of our common heritage. Other possibilities may exist and yet the evidence presented here and in the following chapter on the Enoch Pearson Family Line will inevitably draw us back this same conclusion.

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