Biography of Pierce Pearson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Pearson, Pierce (deceased), was born in the town of Newfield, February 22, 1840. His father, Robert, came from Bordentown, N. S., to Newfield in 1835. remaining there until his death, in 1864. The family originally came from Yorkshire, England. Pierce Pearson received his early education in the district schools, and completed it by his own efforts through his life. He was looked upon as a leader in the town in which he lived, known and recognized as a man of signal ability. In the fall of 1867, he with his brother Nicholas, bought the well known farm "up the Inlet" of John Fisher, to which they soon added their other adjoining farm, and then engaged in the nursery business. At the age of thirty one he married Alma J. Foster of Ithaca, who bore him six children, two sons and two daughters now living, and with the help of their mother carry on the farm, and raising large amounts of tobacco, grain and stock. Mr. Pearson attended the Congregational church of Ithaca, to which he gave his hearty support. He died in April, 1891.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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