16. Enoch4 Pearson (Enoch3, Edward2, Lawrence1) was born in BUCKS, PA May 25, 1718.(19) There is a discrepancy in the date of Enoch's birth. As recorded in the source, Soldier's of the Revolution in Bedford County Tennessee, the month of his birth is either May or March. In this source is a section from the Pearson Family Bible which records his birth as Sunday on May 25th, 1718. Since it is the closest source to the event, it is assumed to be the more accurate date. Enoch died circa 1780 in Ninety Six District, SC.
He married Tabitha Jacocks in Frederick, VA, September 1751. Tabitha was born December 7, 1734 in MONMOTH, NJ.(20) She was the daughter of Johathan Jacocks and Mary Unknown. Tabitha died February 14, 1811 in SC, at 76 years of age.
Occupation: occupation unknown. He made a will in Ninety Six District, SC, circa 1780.
Will of Enock Pearson: Will Book VV, p. 159
Enock Pearson, Ninety Six District, surveyor. Wife: Tabitha, use of "my home Stead Plantation" during her widowhood. Sons: Thomas, land on Paget's Creek at marriage or death of my wife; William, land on Paget's Creek next land laid out for David Smith, part of a tract on said creek laid out by warrant of John Hayes; Isaac, remainder of said tract. Daus: Mary Prather; Margaret Burns; Sarah, Rachel and Tabitha. Mentions: son Thomas to take care of any of my children who are under age; money left in hands of John Williams, attorney-at-law, living in East Jersey near Srousbury, being part of estate of Jonathan Jacocks, deceased, father of my wife. Exor: wife, son Thomas; son-in-law Josiah Prather. Wit: John Townsend, his mark; John Odell; Elizabeth Townsend, her mark. Dated: 20 Apr. 1775. CODICIL. Mentions: will of 20 Apr. 1775; unborn child, if a boy to be taught to read and write and bound out to a trade at 14 or 15 years; sons Thomas, William and Isaac, my wife and children, Dau. Margaret Burns. Wit: none. Dated: 21 Apr. 1775. Proved: nd Recorded: nd
Enoch Pearson fathered all of his children in the Bucks County area of Pennsylvannia. A member of the Friends denomination of the Quakers, he moved his family to Bush River, SC sometime after 1775 to join other Friends at the settlement near Padget's Creek. It is here that he died sometime around 1780 according to his will.
He stood with General George Washington and died from rigors of the Revolutionary War after the defense of Charleston. His sons however sided with the British.
Enoch Pearson II and Tabitha Jacocks had the following children:
27 i. Mary5 Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA February 4, 1753. According to the Family Bible, Mary was born on a Monday near 1 PM. She married Josiah Prather.
28 ii. Thomas Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA October 8, 1754. According to the Family Bible, Thomas was born on a Monday near 8 AM.
29 iii. Margaret Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA October 17, 1756. According to the Family Bible, Margaret was born on a Sunday near Noon. She married Robert Burns.
30 iv. Sarah Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA January 15, 1759. According to the Family Bible, Sarah was born on a Monday near 10 PM. She married Charlie Jones.
+ 31 v. William Pearson was born April 10, 1761.(21)
32 vi. Rachel Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA August 3, 1763. According to the Family Bible, Rachel was born on a Wednesday about 3 PM. She married George Roberts in UNION, SC.
Rachel's will was probated in UNION, SC, February 25, 1811.(22)
33 vii. Tabitha Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA September 28, 1765. According to the Family Bible, Tabitha was born on a Saturday near 10 PM. She married Stacey Cooper.
34 viii. Elizabeth Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA November 29, 1767. According to the Family Bible, Elizabeth was born on a Sunday between 4-5 PM.
35 ix. Hannah Pearson was born in CHESTER, PA January 28, 1770. According to the Family Bible, Hannah was born on a Saturday and died 12 days later. Hannah died February 9, 1770 in CHESTER, PA, at less than one year of age. Hannah's life was very short, being only 12 days. What caused her early death is unknown. Her mother, however, would conceive again giving birth to Issac exactly 1 year and 1 day following his sister's death.
+ 36 x. Isaac Pearson was born June 29, 1771.
37 xi. Enoch Pearson III was born in CHESTER, PA October 1, 1775. According to the Family Bible, Enoch was born on a Sunday an hour before day. He married an unknown person.
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