Biography of Urias Pearson
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Pearson, Urias, Ogdensburg, son of John Pearson, a veteran of the war of 1812, was born in North Troy Vt., December 7, 1814. He came to this State with his parents in 1824, and settled in Depeyster. In 1831 he began an apprenticeship to the carpenter's trade, under Byron Kingsbury, after the completion of which he entered actively into contracting and building, erecting the greater number of the blocks and residences in Ogdensburg, during those early days. Among others we mention the Hon. John Fine residence and the Judson Bank building, in 1851, the Mechanics block, in 1853, and the Gibbs block, in 1856. He also built the Ogdenburg Academy, which was converted from the old Town Hall. During his long and honorable life in this city, he filled many positions of trust and responsibility; as member of the Board of Health, in 1804, during the cholera epidemic, as member of the volunteer fire department for seven years, and in 1868, as member of the first Common Council, being elected Alderman from the Third Ward. Mr. Pearson was twice married, In 1837 to Miss Charlotte Perry, of Depeyster, who died in 1840; in 1841 to Deborah, daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth Matheson, of this city, who died in 1872.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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