RANSOM S. PEARSALL, postmaster at Apalachin, was born in that village, January 23, 1838, a son of Wm. S. and
Eliza (Balcom) Pearsall. Mr. Pearsall attended the public schools at Apalachin and also studied in the academies
at Owego, Binghamton and at Oxford, N. Y. He started in business at the age of 18 years with his brothers, succeeding
his father in the milling business at Apalachin. In the spring of 1865 he met with heavy losses by flood and from
that time he was engaged in farming and lumbering. In 1884 he was elected justice of the peace at Apalachin and
reelected in 1888. He was appointed postmaster in 1893. Mr. Pearsall was married on February 22, 1865 with Adaline
V. Billings, a daughter of Clinton and Ann (Bronson) Billings. She was born January 1, 1846. Mr. and Mrs. Pearsall
have four children; Grace L., born December 20, 1865; William C., born January 22, 1868; Anna L., born June 27,
1871, wife of Edgar S. Lane of Apalachin; and Emily G., born July 15, 1819. Mr. Pearsall is a member of Els-Kwa-Ta-Wa
Tribe, No. 261, I. O. R. M. of Apalachin.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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