Mahlon Pearson was born Aug. 16, 1828, and came to this tp. when but five years old, with his parents, Samuel
and Mary (Wharton) Pearson, the former a native of North Carolina, and the latter of Virginia; they settled on
the farm now owned by C. Schang in 1833. Mahion was married in 1849 to Sitha Jenkins, who was born in North Carolina;
their children are as follows: Charles, now in the regular army; Lucetta, married to Mr. Hay and living in Franklin
county, Neb.; Ida, married Frank Hagerman, and living ia Michigan. Mrs. Pearson died in 1867, and in 1869 he married
Betsey A. (Inman) Hummer, who by her former marriage had 4 children: Lawrence, Louise E., Ada and Henrietta.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson have 2 children, William and Cora. Mrs. P. was born in this tp. Nov., 1836. Mr. P. was in
the 12th Mich. Inf., Co. I, in our late war; is a member of the M. E. Church; was educated in the common school;
is a carpenter and farmer, sec. 16. P. 0., South Bend.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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