Francis Cooke

M, #1, b. after August 1582, d. 7 April 1663
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
     Francis Cooke was born after August 1582 at Blyth, York, England.1 He married Hester Mahieu, daughter of Jacques Mahieu and Jenne (?), after 30 June 1603 at Leyden, Holland.1 Francis Cooke died on 7 April 1663 at Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts.1
     Francis Cooke was a Separatist. He is identified as a bachelor and a "wool comber," but other than that, little to nothing is known of his early life. He and his son John originally embarked on the Speedwell at Delfshaven, Holland in July, 1620. At Southhampton or Plymouth, England they were transferred to the Mayflower and in her set sail from Plymouth on Wednesday, 6 September 1620 (old style). Hester and the other children would follow on the Anne in August 1623. Leading an apparently exemplary life, Francis Cooke was among the signers of the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620. He was a purchaser in the rights of the London "Adventurers," a freeman, and in general a good citizen frequently called upon and appointed to various committees to perform various duties. He and his wife Hester toiled in this new land for some 40-plus years before leaving their legacy to others that would follow.1

Family

Hester Mahieu b. Bwt 1582-1588, d. a 8 Jun 1666
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.
  2. [S1] Register Report - COOKE, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/cooke.html

John Cooke

M, #2, b. circa late 1606, d. 23 November 1695
John Cooke|b. circa late 1606\nd. 23 Nov 1695|p1.htm#i2|Francis Cooke|b. a Aug 1582\nd. 7 Apr 1663|p1.htm#i1|Hester Mahieu|b. Bwt 1582-1588\nd. a 8 Jun 1666|p4.htm#i189|||||||Jacques Mahieu||p4.htm#i219|Jenne (?)||p4.htm#i220|
FatherFrancis Cooke b. a Aug 1582, d. 7 Apr 1663
MotherHester Mahieu1 b. Bwt 1582-1588, d. a 8 Jun 1666
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Richard Warren
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     John Cooke was born circa late 1606 at Leyden, Holland.1,2 He was the son of Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu.1 John Cooke married Sarah Warren, daughter of Richard Warren and Elizabeth Walker, on 28 March 1634 at Plymouth Plantation.2 John Cooke died on 23 November 1695 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; John Cooke was the last surviving male passenger of the Mayflower.2
     John Cooke was baptized in the Walloon Church, Leyden, Holland between January 1 and March 31, 1607 and was, thus, about thirteen years old on arrival at Plymouth, MA with his father, Francis Cooke in 1620 on the Mayflower. There were two John Cooke's. This may have been the John who became a deacon of the Plymouth Church in the 1630's, but he was excommunicated from the church ca. 1757. Probably around the time he was excommunicated, he became a Baptist. He was a Baptist preacher and about 1680 established a Baptist church in what is now Tiverton, near Adamsville.2

Family

Sarah Warren b. 1614, d. a 15 Jul 1696
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Register Report - COOKE, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/cooke.html
  2. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.

Sarah Warren

F, #3, b. 1614, d. after 15 July 1696
Sarah Warren|b. 1614\nd. a 15 Jul 1696|p1.htm#i3|Richard Warren|b. bt 1580 - 1590\nd. 1628|p3.htm#i130|Elizabeth Walker|b. c 1583\nd. 22 Oct 1673|p4.htm#i218|||||||||||||
FatherRichard Warren b. bt 1580 - 1590, d. 1628
MotherElizabeth Walker1 b. c 1583, d. 22 Oct 1673
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Richard Warren
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Sarah Warren was born in 1614 at probably England.2 She was the daughter of Richard Warren and Elizabeth Walker.1 Sarah Warren married John Cooke, son of Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu, on 28 March 1634 at Plymouth Plantation.2 Sarah Warren died after 15 July 1696 at probably Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2
     Sarah Warren arrived at Plymouth on the ship Anne, August 1623.2 As of 28 March 1634,her married name was Cooke.

Family

John Cooke b. circa late 1606, d. 23 Nov 1695
Children

Citations

  1. [S50] Sarah George Zakzrewski, "Sarah Zakrzewski Family Tree."
  2. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.

Sarah Cooke

F, #4, b. circa 1635, d. after 26 February 1712/13
Sarah Cooke|b. c 1635\nd. a 26 Feb 1712/13|p1.htm#i4|John Cooke|b. circa late 1606\nd. 23 Nov 1695|p1.htm#i2|Sarah Warren|b. 1614\nd. a 15 Jul 1696|p1.htm#i3|Francis Cooke|b. a Aug 1582\nd. 7 Apr 1663|p1.htm#i1|Hester Mahieu|b. Bwt 1582-1588\nd. a 8 Jun 1666|p4.htm#i189|Richard Warren|b. bt 1580 - 1590\nd. 1628|p3.htm#i130|Elizabeth Walker|b. c 1583\nd. 22 Oct 1673|p4.htm#i218|
FatherJohn Cooke1 b. circa late 1606, d. 23 Nov 1695
MotherSarah Warren b. 1614, d. a 15 Jul 1696
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Richard Warren
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Sarah Cooke was born circa 1635 at Plymouth Plantation.1 She was the daughter of John Cooke and Sarah Warren.1 Sarah Cooke married Arthur Hathaway on 20 November 1652 at Plymouth Plantation.2,1 Sarah Cooke died after 26 February 1712/13 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
     As of 20 November 1652,her married name was Hathaway.

Family

Arthur Hathaway b. b Oct 1625, d. 11 Dec 1711
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.
  2. [S119] Plymouth Colony Records, Volume 14.
  3. [S120] Dartmouth MD 16:110-2.

Arthur Hathaway

M, #5, b. before October 1625, d. 11 December 1711
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Richard Warren
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Arthur Hathaway was born before October 1625 at probably England.1 He married Sarah Cooke, daughter of John Cooke and Sarah Warren, on 20 November 1652 at Plymouth Plantation.2,1 Arthur Hathaway died on 11 December 1711 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1
     Arthur Hathaway arrived in America about 1630, settled in Plymouth and remained there. (New England Historic Genealogical Register 32-92) He probably came with his son, Arthur 2. In 1658 he was admitted as a freeman in Plymouth. He was selectman of Dartmouth in 1667.3

Family

Sarah Cooke b. c 1635, d. a 26 Feb 1712/13
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.
  2. [S119] Plymouth Colony Records, Volume 14.
  3. [S45] The Hathaway Family Association, online http://www.hathawayfamilyassociation.org/

Thomas Hathaway

M, #6, b. circa 1669, d. between 5 April 1742 and 3 May 1748
Thomas Hathaway|b. c 1669\nd. bt 5 Apr 1742 - 3 May 1748|p1.htm#i6|Arthur Hathaway|b. b Oct 1625\nd. 11 Dec 1711|p1.htm#i5|Sarah Cooke|b. c 1635\nd. a 26 Feb 1712/13|p1.htm#i4|||||||John Cooke|b. circa late 1606\nd. 23 Nov 1695|p1.htm#i2|Sarah Warren|b. 1614\nd. a 15 Jul 1696|p1.htm#i3|
FatherArthur Hathaway1 b. b Oct 1625, d. 11 Dec 1711
MotherSarah Cooke2 b. c 1635, d. a 26 Feb 1712/13
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Richard Warren
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Thomas Hathaway was born circa 1669 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Arthur Hathaway and Sarah Cooke.1,2 Thomas Hathaway married Hepzibah Starbuck, daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Coffin, circa 1696.3 Thomas Hathaway died between 5 April 1742 and 3 May 1748 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.4,1
     Thomas Hathaway was a yeoman.1

Family

Hepzibah Starbuck b. 2 Apr 1680, d. 7 Apr 1740
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.
  2. [S120] Dartmouth MD 16:110-2.
  3. [S32] Dartmouth VR-1:110.
  4. [S45] The Hathaway Family Association, online http://www.hathawayfamilyassociation.org/

Hepzibah Starbuck1

F, #7, b. 2 April 1680, d. 7 April 1740
Hepzibah Starbuck|b. 2 Apr 1680\nd. 7 Apr 1740|p1.htm#i7|Nathaniel Starbuck|b. bt 1635 - 1638\nd. 6 Aug 1719|p10.htm#i419|Mary Coffin|b. 20 Feb 1644/45\nd. 13 Feb 1717|p10.htm#i420|Edward Starbuck Jr.|b. 1604\nd. 1691|p10.htm#i423|Katherine Reynolds|b. 1609\nd. c 1658|p10.htm#i424|Tristram Coffin|b. 4 Mar 1609\nd. 2 Oct 1681|p10.htm#i421|Dionis Stevens|b. 1609/10\nd. abt 1682-84|p10.htm#i422|
FatherNathaniel Starbuck2 b. bt 1635 - 1638, d. 6 Aug 1719
MotherMary Coffin2 b. 20 Feb 1644/45, d. 13 Feb 1717
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Richard Warren
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Hepzibah Starbuck was born on 2 April 1680 at Nantucket Island, America.3,4 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Coffin.2 Hepzibah Starbuck married Thomas Hathaway, son of Arthur Hathaway and Sarah Cooke, circa 1696.5 Hepzibah Starbuck died on 7 April 1740 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 60.
     Hepzibah Starbuck was acknowledged, by virtue of her eloquence in meeting, as a Quaker minister.6 Hepzibah Starbuck was also known as Hepzibah.7 As of circa 1696,her married name was Hathaway.

Family

Thomas Hathaway b. c 1669, d. bt 5 Apr 1742 - 3 May 1748
Marriage*She married Thomas Hathaway, son of Arthur Hathaway and Sarah Cooke, circa 1696.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.
  2. [S45] The Hathaway Family Association, online http://www.hathawayfamilyassociation.org/
  3. [S81] Roland L. Warren, Mary Coffin Starbuck & the Early History of Nantucket.
  4. [S113] James Starbuck, Starbucks All.
  5. [S32] Dartmouth VR-1:110.
  6. [S130] Robert J. Leach & Peter Gow, Quaker Nantucket.
  7. [S13] Vital Records of Dartmouth, MA (published).

Apphia Hathaway1

F, #8, b. 13 May 1701, d. 1 September 1774
Apphia Hathaway|b. 13 May 1701\nd. 1 Sep 1774|p1.htm#i8|Thomas Hathaway|b. c 1669\nd. bt 5 Apr 1742 - 3 May 1748|p1.htm#i6|Hepzibah Starbuck|b. 2 Apr 1680\nd. 7 Apr 1740|p1.htm#i7|Arthur Hathaway|b. b Oct 1625\nd. 11 Dec 1711|p1.htm#i5|Sarah Cooke|b. c 1635\nd. a 26 Feb 1712/13|p1.htm#i4|Nathaniel Starbuck|b. bt 1635 - 1638\nd. 6 Aug 1719|p10.htm#i419|Mary Coffin|b. 20 Feb 1644/45\nd. 13 Feb 1717|p10.htm#i420|
FatherThomas Hathaway1 b. c 1669, d. bt 5 Apr 1742 - 3 May 1748
MotherHepzibah Starbuck2 b. 2 Apr 1680, d. 7 Apr 1740
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Richard Warren
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Apphia Hathaway was born on 13 May 1701 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2,1 She was the daughter of Thomas Hathaway and Hepzibah Starbuck.1,2 Apphia Hathaway married Adam Mott, son of Jacob Mott Jr and Cassandra Southwick, on 18 December 1718 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.3,4 Apphia Hathaway died on 1 September 1774 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 73.5,1
     As of 18 December 1718,her married name was Mott.

Family

Adam Mott b. 12 Jun 1692, d. 28 Mar 1767
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.
  2. [S32] Dartmouth VR-1:110.
  3. [S13] Vital Records of Dartmouth, MA (published).
  4. [S33] Dartmouth VR-2:229.
  5. [S31] Dartmouth VR-3:50.
  6. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/

Adam Mott

M, #9, b. 12 June 1692, d. 28 March 1767
Adam Mott|b. 12 Jun 1692\nd. 28 Mar 1767|p1.htm#i9|Jacob Mott Jr|b. 13 Dec 1661\nd. 14 Mar 1737|p4.htm#i190|Cassandra Southwick|b. c 1666\nd. b Nov 1705|p4.htm#i197|Jacob Mott|b. 1633\nd. 15 Nov 1711|p4.htm#i201|Joanna Slocum|b. 16 May 1642\nd. Jan 4-6, 1727-8|p4.htm#i202|Josiah Southwick|b. 1632\nd. 1693|p10.htm#i413|Mary Boyce|b. c 1640|p10.htm#i414|
FatherJacob Mott Jr1 b. 13 Dec 1661, d. 14 Mar 1737
MotherCassandra Southwick1 b. c 1666, d. b Nov 1705
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Richard Warren
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Adam Mott was born on 12 June 1692 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2,3 He was the son of Jacob Mott Jr and Cassandra Southwick.1 Adam Mott married Apphia Hathaway, daughter of Thomas Hathaway and Hepzibah Starbuck, on 18 December 1718 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.4,5 Adam Mott died on 28 March 1767 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 74.6,3
     Adam Mott was a blacksmith.3

Family

Apphia Hathaway b. 13 May 1701, d. 1 Sep 1774
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] J.H. Beers & Co.,Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island.
  2. [S30] Dartmouth VR-1:172; MF 12:312.
  3. [S123] Jr. Ralph V. Wood, Mayflower Families, Francis Cooke.
  4. [S13] Vital Records of Dartmouth, MA (published).
  5. [S33] Dartmouth VR-2:229.
  6. [S31] Dartmouth VR-3:50.
  7. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/

Joanna Mott

F, #10, b. 27 January 1728/29, d. after 23 October 1783
Joanna Mott|b. 27 Jan 1728/29\nd. a 23 Oct 1783|p1.htm#i10|Adam Mott|b. 12 Jun 1692\nd. 28 Mar 1767|p1.htm#i9|Apphia Hathaway|b. 13 May 1701\nd. 1 Sep 1774|p1.htm#i8|Jacob Mott Jr|b. 13 Dec 1661\nd. 14 Mar 1737|p4.htm#i190|Cassandra Southwick|b. c 1666\nd. b Nov 1705|p4.htm#i197|Thomas Hathaway|b. c 1669\nd. bt 5 Apr 1742 - 3 May 1748|p1.htm#i6|Hepzibah Starbuck|b. 2 Apr 1680\nd. 7 Apr 1740|p1.htm#i7|
FatherAdam Mott1 b. 12 Jun 1692, d. 28 Mar 1767
MotherApphia Hathaway1 b. 13 May 1701, d. 1 Sep 1774
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
George Hulme
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
George Hulme
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Joanna Mott was born on 27 January 1728/29 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2,3,1,4 She was the daughter of Adam Mott and Apphia Hathaway.1 Joanna Mott married Joseph Mosher Jr, son of Joseph Mosher and Methitable Smith, on 9 October 1751 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.2,3,5,1,6 Joanna Mott married Ephraim Mosher, son of Hugh Mosher and Sarah Davol, on 23 October 1783.2,5 Joanna Mott died after 23 October 1783 at Dutchess County, New York, USA.5
     Joanna Mott was the ancestor of James Mott, the husband of one of Nantucket's most famous daughters, nineteenth-century women's rights and anti-slavery crusader (and Quaker) Lucretia Coffin Mott. Lucretia was descended from Tristram Coffin.7 As of 9 October 1751,her married name was Mosher.

Family 1

Joseph Mosher Jr b. bt 8 Jun 1730 - 1732, d. 6 Nov 1769
Marriage*She married Joseph Mosher Jr, son of Joseph Mosher and Methitable Smith, on 9 October 1751 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.2,3,5,1,6 
Children

Family 2

Ephraim Mosher b. 21 Sep 1726, d. 28 May 1823
Marriage*Joanna Mott married Ephraim Mosher, son of Hugh Mosher and Sarah Davol, on 23 October 1783.2,5 

Citations

  1. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  3. [S12] Register Report, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/mosher.html#G1
  4. [S30] Dartmouth VR-1:172; MF 12:312.
  5. [S13] Vital Records of Dartmouth, MA (published).
  6. [S34] Dartmouth MF 12:312.
  7. [S130] Robert J. Leach & Peter Gow, Quaker Nantucket.

Joseph Mosher Jr

M, #11, b. between 8 June 1730 and 1732, d. 6 November 1769
Joseph Mosher Jr|b. bt 8 Jun 1730 - 1732\nd. 6 Nov 1769|p1.htm#i11|Joseph Mosher|b. 7 Apr 1692\nd. 30 Jan 1766|p6.htm#i270|Methitable Smith|b. 3 Mar 1691 or 15 Mar 1692\nd. 22 Apr 1768|p6.htm#i271|Nicholas Mosher|b. c 1666\nd. 14 Aug 1747|p5.htm#i266|Elizabeth Audley|b. c Jun 1668\nd. a 29 Dec 1747|p6.htm#i279|Hezekiah Smith|b. 1656\nd. 1726/27|p6.htm#i272|Mary (?)|b. 1661\nd. 1737|p6.htm#i273|
FatherJoseph Mosher1 b. 7 Apr 1692, d. 30 Jan 1766
MotherMethitable Smith1 b. 3 Mar 1691 or 15 Mar 1692, d. 22 Apr 1768
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
George Hulme
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Rev. Obadiah Holmes
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
George Hulme
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Joseph Mosher Jr was born between 8 June 1730 and 1732 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Joseph Mosher and Methitable Smith.1 Joseph Mosher Jr married Joanna Mott, daughter of Adam Mott and Apphia Hathaway, on 9 October 1751 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.1,3,4,2,5 Joseph Mosher Jr died on 6 November 1769 at Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York; died on a visit to Nine Partners.1,2

Family

Joanna Mott b. 27 Jan 1728/29, d. a 23 Oct 1783
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  2. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  3. [S12] Register Report, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/mosher.html#G1
  4. [S13] Vital Records of Dartmouth, MA (published).
  5. [S34] Dartmouth MF 12:312.

Isabella Allen

F, #13, b. circa 1771, d. after 1845
Isabella Allen|b. c 1771\nd. a 1845|p1.htm#i13|Jonathan Allen|b. 1729\nd. 1787|p13.htm#i498|Martha Tripp|b. 27 Oct 1732|p13.htm#i499|Noah Allen||p17.htm#i641|Rebeckah Kirby|b. 28 Nov 1703\nd. Unknown|p17.htm#i642|William Tripp|b. 23 Dec 1702\nd. a 21 Nov 1770|p13.htm#i500|Ruth Mosher|b. 17 Sep 1707\nd. a 7 Jan 1771|p13.htm#i501|
FatherJonathan Allen1 b. 1729, d. 1787
MotherMartha Tripp1 b. 27 Oct 1732
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
     Isabella Allen was born circa 1771.2 She was the daughter of Jonathan Allen and Martha Tripp.1 Isabella Allen married Nathaniel Mosher, son of Joseph Mosher Jr and Joanna Mott, before 14 October 1789.2 Isabella Allen died after 1845.2
     As of before 14 October 1789,her married name was Mosher.

Family

Nathaniel Mosher b. 15 Dec 1766, d. bt 9 Apr 1845 - 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S50] Sarah George Zakzrewski, "Sarah Zakrzewski Family Tree."
  2. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  3. [S35] Vol. 94 New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 94.

Allen Mosher1

M, #14, b. circa 1797, d. 12 December 1886
Allen Mosher|b. c 1797\nd. 12 Dec 1886|p1.htm#i14|Nathaniel Mosher|b. 15 Dec 1766\nd. bt 9 Apr 1845 - 1850|p8.htm#i350|Isabella Allen|b. c 1771\nd. a 1845|p1.htm#i13|Joseph Mosher Jr|b. bt 8 Jun 1730 - 1732\nd. 6 Nov 1769|p1.htm#i11|Joanna Mott|b. 27 Jan 1728/29\nd. a 23 Oct 1783|p1.htm#i10|Jonathan Allen|b. 1729\nd. 1787|p13.htm#i498|Martha Tripp|b. 27 Oct 1732|p13.htm#i499|
FatherNathaniel Mosher2,3 b. 15 Dec 1766, d. bt 9 Apr 1845 - 1850
MotherIsabella Allen3 b. c 1771, d. a 1845
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Rev. Obadiah Holmes
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Richard Nixon
     Allen Mosher was born circa 1797 at Dutchess or Columbia, NY, USA.2 He was the son of Nathaniel Mosher and Isabella Allen.2,3 Allen Mosher married Phebe Wilbor, daughter of Shadrach Wilbur and Anna Barber, on 1 October 1818 at Hudson, Columbia, NY, USA; MM of Friends.2,3,1 Allen Mosher died on 12 December 1886 at Buchanan, IA, USA.
     Allen Mosher was a native of Columbia County, NY, and about 1855 he and family made their way to Clayton County, Iowa, where Allen engaged in farming. They subsequently moved to Jesup, where they spent a decade, then made their home among their children.1 He was a Quaker.1

Family

Phebe Wilbor b. c 1802, d. 20 Nov 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Iowa Historical Society Des Moines, History of Buchanan County Iowa And Its People.
  2. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  3. [S35] Vol. 94 New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 94.

Phebe Wilbor

F, #15, b. circa 1802, d. 20 November 1885
Phebe Wilbor|b. c 1802\nd. 20 Nov 1885|p1.htm#i15|Shadrach Wilbur|b. 1766\nd. 1826|p5.htm#i239|Anna Barber||p5.htm#i240|Obediah Wilbur|b. 6 Aug 1739\nd. 1819|p11.htm#i453|Freelove Mosher|b. c 1736\nd. Unknown|p11.htm#i454|Gideon Barber|b. 1744\nd. 1813|p14.htm#i526|Phebe (?)||p14.htm#i527|
FatherShadrach Wilbur1,2 b. 1766, d. 1826
MotherAnna Barber1
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Rev. Obadiah Holmes
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Richard Nixon
     Phebe Wilbor was born circa 1802 at Columbia, NY, USA.1 She was the daughter of Shadrach Wilbur and Anna Barber.1,2 Phebe Wilbor married Allen Mosher, son of Nathaniel Mosher and Isabella Allen, on 1 October 1818 at Hudson, Columbia, NY, USA; MM of Friends.1,2,3 Phebe Wilbor died on 20 November 1885 at Jessup, Buchanan, IA, USA.
     Phebe Wilbor was also known as Wilber.4 She was a Quaker.3 Phebe Wilbor was also known as Phoebe. As of 1 October 1818,her married name was Mosher.

Family

Allen Mosher b. c 1797, d. 12 Dec 1886
Marriage*She married Allen Mosher, son of Nathaniel Mosher and Isabella Allen, on 1 October 1818 at Hudson, Columbia, NY, USA; MM of Friends.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  2. [S35] Vol. 94 New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 94.
  3. [S36] Iowa Historical Society Des Moines, History of Buchanan County Iowa And Its People.
  4. [S50] Sarah George Zakzrewski, "Sarah Zakrzewski Family Tree."

Wilbur Mosher

M, #16, b. 15 October 1823, d. 19 August 1895
Wilbur Mosher|b. 15 Oct 1823\nd. 19 Aug 1895|p1.htm#i16|Allen Mosher|b. c 1797\nd. 12 Dec 1886|p1.htm#i14|Phebe Wilbor|b. c 1802\nd. 20 Nov 1885|p1.htm#i15|Nathaniel Mosher|b. 15 Dec 1766\nd. bt 9 Apr 1845 - 1850|p8.htm#i350|Isabella Allen|b. c 1771\nd. a 1845|p1.htm#i13|Shadrach Wilbur|b. 1766\nd. 1826|p5.htm#i239|Anna Barber||p5.htm#i240|
FatherAllen Mosher1 b. c 1797, d. 12 Dec 1886
MotherPhebe Wilbor b. c 1802, d. 20 Nov 1885
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Rev. Obadiah Holmes
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Richard Nixon
     Wilbur Mosher was born on 15 October 1823 at Columbia, NY, USA.2,1,3,4 He was the son of Allen Mosher and Phebe Wilbor.1 Wilbur Mosher married Catherine Parsons on 8 December 1853 at Greenbush, Rensselaer, NY, USA.2,1,3,5 Wilbur Mosher died on 19 August 1895 at Gilman, Marshall, IA, USA, at age 71.1,2,3 He was buried on 21 August 1895 at Gilman, Marshall, IA, USA.3,6
     Wilbur Mosher was also known as Clyde Wilbur Mosher.3

Family

Catherine Parsons b. 9 Apr 1827, d. 14 Jan 1895
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  2. [S7] Desc. Sarah Zakrzewski, "Mosher Memories", Ancestral File.
  3. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  4. [S83] John Mosher Family Record, Births.
  5. [S84] John Mosher Family Record, Marriages.
  6. [S85] John Mosher Family Record, Deaths.
  7. [S9] Phebe J. Pearson, Certificate of Death.

Catherine Parsons

F, #17, b. 9 April 1827, d. 14 January 1895
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Richard Nixon
     Catherine Parsons was born on 9 April 1827 at Hudson, Dutchess, NY, USA.1,2,3,4 She married Wilbur Mosher, son of Allen Mosher and Phebe Wilbor, on 8 December 1853 at Greenbush, Rensselaer, NY, USA.2,1,3,5 Catherine Parsons died on 14 January 1895 at Gilman, Marshall, IA, USA, at age 67.2,1,3,6,7 She was buried on 15 January 1895 at Prairie View Cemetery, Gilman, Marshall, IA, USA.3
     As of 8 December 1853,her married name was Mosher.

Family

Wilbur Mosher b. 15 Oct 1823, d. 19 Aug 1895
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  2. [S7] Desc. Sarah Zakrzewski, "Mosher Memories", Ancestral File.
  3. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  4. [S83] John Mosher Family Record, Births.
  5. [S84] John Mosher Family Record, Marriages.
  6. [S85] John Mosher Family Record, Deaths.
  7. [S87] Catherine Mosher, Death Certificate, State of Iowa.

Phebe Judith Mosher

F, #18, b. 13 April 1858, d. 3 January 1946
Phebe Judith Mosher|b. 13 Apr 1858\nd. 3 Jan 1946|p1.htm#i18|Wilbur Mosher|b. 15 Oct 1823\nd. 19 Aug 1895|p1.htm#i16|Catherine Parsons|b. 9 Apr 1827\nd. 14 Jan 1895|p1.htm#i17|Allen Mosher|b. c 1797\nd. 12 Dec 1886|p1.htm#i14|Phebe Wilbor|b. c 1802\nd. 20 Nov 1885|p1.htm#i15|||||||
FatherWilbur Mosher1,2,3 b. 15 Oct 1823, d. 19 Aug 1895
MotherCatherine Parsons b. 9 Apr 1827, d. 14 Jan 1895
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Rev. Obadiah Holmes
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Richard Nixon
     Phebe Judith Mosher was born on 13 April 1858 at Littleton, Buchanan, IA, USA.4,3,5 She was the daughter of Wilbur Mosher and Catherine Parsons.1,2,3 Phebe Judith Mosher married William Elias Pearson, son of Benjamin F Pearson and Margaret Ann Mcteer Campbell, on 14 May 1876 at Jessup, Buchanan, IA, USA.4,3,6,7 Phebe Judith Mosher died on 3 January 1946 at Kalispell, Flathead, MT, USA, at age 87.4,3,2
     Phebe Judith Mosher was a charter member of the Calvary Tabernacle of Kalispell, MT, and at the time of her death, the oldest member.

Memories of her great-granddaughter Lora Lee: My diary entry for January 6, 1946 says, "My Great grandmother died today." January 8, says "Today was my Great grandmother's funeral." I remember my parents discussing whether or not I should attend the funeral. The decision was I should not. I had no say in the matter nor any opinion that I can remember.

Phoebe Pearson, as I remember, was a tiny frail person with then gray hair and thin gray skin, lying in bed in my grandmother's house, bedridden because of old age and a broken hip. She always greeted me with a weak smile, a soft "hello," then eyes closing she appeared to sleep. My mother sat by her bedside while I ran off to get molasses cookies from a stone jar in Grandma's pantry or to play "Old Maid" with Aunt Kate, or to run back and forth past Uncle Jim's chair squealing while he tried to grab and tickle me.

Their home did not have inside plumbing. Bathing and toileting took preparation. There was a wooden chair on which the seat lifted to reveal a chamber pot. With chair in place, Grandma Gert would take a bedsheet from the armoire and hols it up to make a privacy curtain. Uncle Jim picked up his mother and carried her to the chair, seated her, and then stood outside the sheet while Grandma Gert, behind the sheet, helped their mother. Bathing was even more complicated. There was a bench, beside the bed, on which Jim set a basin of water he had pumped in the back yard and heated on the wood stove. A folding screen provided privacy while Grandma Gert bathed her mother.8,9
As of 14 May 1876,her married name was Pearson.4,3,6,7

Family

William Elias Pearson b. 13 Dec 1853, d. 16 Aug 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. [S9] Phebe J. Pearson, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  4. [S7] Desc. Sarah Zakrzewski, "Mosher Memories", Ancestral File.
  5. [S83] John Mosher Family Record, Births.
  6. [S84] John Mosher Family Record, Marriages.
  7. [S86] Certificate, William E. Pearson & Phebe J. Mosher marriage of May 14, 1876.
  8. [S112] The Daily Interlake, Jan 7, 1946.
  9. [S42] Lora Lee Jensen, The Pearson Family.

William Elias Pearson

M, #19, b. 13 December 1853, d. 16 August 1935
William Elias Pearson|b. 13 Dec 1853\nd. 16 Aug 1935|p1.htm#i19|Benjamin F Pearson|b. c 1818|p2.htm#i64|Margaret Ann Mcteer Campbell|b. c 1822\nd. circa 1862-1865|p2.htm#i65|||||||William Campbell|b. 12 Apr 1774\nd. 1862|p21.htm#i749|Margaret Sloan|b. c 1797\nd. 1848|p21.htm#i750|
FatherBenjamin F Pearson b. c 1818
MotherMargaret Ann Mcteer Campbell b. c 1822, d. circa 1862-1865
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Richard Nixon
     William Elias Pearson was born on 13 December 1853 at Illinois, USA.1 He was the son of Benjamin F Pearson and Margaret Ann Mcteer Campbell. William Elias Pearson married Phebe Judith Mosher, daughter of Wilbur Mosher and Catherine Parsons, on 14 May 1876 at Jessup, Buchanan, IA, USA.2,3,4,5 William Elias Pearson died on 16 August 1935 at Kalispell, Flathead, MT, USA, at age 81.2,3,1,6
     William Elias Pearson The following is a compilation of several letters.

My earliest recollection of hearing of my father’s early life is of hearing him tell of living with his parents, near Springfield, Missouri, when the Civil War broke out. His father, Benny Pearson enlisted in the Northern Army and some of the fighting was done near their home. The Battle of Pea Ridge was so near their home that they could hear the roar of cannons and see the smoke. The army was camped near them for a time. When William was only about nine years old, his mother made pies and cookies and packed them in a basket and sent him to the camp to sell them to the soldiers.

His mother, Margaret Ann Mcteer Campbell (Pearson) was a frail woman who worked very hard while his father Benny was away. She contracted a severe cold which settled into what they called “Quick Consumption” and died soon after the close of the war.

William and his father batched for awhile but finding that pretty hard his father decided to take him up to Jesup, Iowa to live with an aunt who offered to take him. Aunt Liney, Caroline (Campbell) Clark, was his mother’s sister.

"Right after the Civil War, his mother died and his father took young William from Illinois to Jessup, Iowa to live with an aunt" is the inscription on the back of a photo. His father went back to Missouri intending to settle up his business there and then come back. He was never heard of again. They wrote and wrote but could never get one word of information concerning him. William's father, Benny Pearson, was a hot tempered man and very outspoken. The feeling in the South was very bitter at that time. William always thought that his father likely got in a heated argument with some Southerner who killed him.

“Willie,” as Aunt Liney called him, went to school in Jesup. He went part way through high school. William quit school and went to work in a butcher shop. He learned the butcher's trade and often talked about starting a shop. He also worked in a Photograph Gallery.

William and Phoebe met, married and welcomed their first three children, all girls, in Jessup Iowa. In 1881 they moved to a homestead in Holt County Nebraska where their first son and daughter Margaret were born. They lived in a tent while they built a log house. They had one crop failure after another and a new baby every two years. In 1890 they returned to Iowa, this time to Marshalltown. Two more sons were born and their last child, a girl, joined the family in 1890.

“I (Gertrude) remember some good times they had in those days and also times when they were discouraged. For instance one year they put in an acre of onions and we kids went up and down the rows, all summer, weeding them. They grew as big as saucers. In the fall after they were pulled and topped he took a big load to Atkinson (NE) 25 miles away. He had to haul them back home as there was no market! The new duds and things we kids were going to have we did not get.

The folks left there when Clint was a baby and went to S.D. They finally migrated to Iowa where Dad had a small fruit farm. Then Dad got the “Western Fever” again and we came to the Flathead (Kalispell, Montana).

He was a grand man anyway. I don’t think he had an enemy. Every one liked him.”

After 27 years of marriage and farming in the Midwest, Will and Phoebe packed up their immediate family and set out for Montana in 1904. The three oldest girls were married and remained in Iowa. Other family members warned them of the dangers from Indians and bad weather but after enduring the grasshopper plagues, dust storms, blizzards and tornadoes of Iowa and Nebraska they sought a better life in Northwest Montana.

Religion was a major force in the life of the Pearson’s and their descendents. The family had no apparent religious affiliations until around 1877 when one of Phoebe's uncles, reportedly, had a supernatural experience.

The uncle had a bad reputation. He was known to be mean and violent, a heavy drinker, abusive to his family and cruel to the farm animals. One Saturday afternoon he went to saddle his horse to go to town for a spree of drinking, carousing and squandering his money. As he entered the dark interior of the barn and reached for the saddle hanging on the barn wall, he saw an angel. The angel spoke to him saying, "Do not ever take another drink of liquor." He was so awed by the experience that he dropped to his knees in prayer, and then, wanting to know more about his experience, he sought out a minister.

A Methodist circuit riding preacher counseled him. The uncle was born again, a devout Christian, from that day forth. He never took another drink. When relatives and neighbors saw how his life had changed they also repented and became Christians. The family became members of the Methodist Church at that time; later many of them joined Pentecostal churches.

Farm families of those days had few opportunities to attend school. When school was available the children who could be spared from the chores attended. Those who went to school shared their knowledge with the other family members. The Pearson’s all learned to read, write and do arithmetic. My grandmother said she and her sisters loved poetry and memorized many of the old classics. In the evening, after chores were done, the family sang and made music with whatever instruments they had. William and Phebe both played the organ. The Scholars recited poetry and speeches, such as the Gettysburg Address.

In the rich collection of letters they wrote to one another, it is interesting to note the women's handwriting is nearly identical. From the spelling and punctuation it appears the men had less formal education than the women. Certainly, survival activities such as farming, hunting and fishing had priority. The vocabulary is remarkable and except for an occasional misspelled word or grammar error one would not guess how little formal education they had. It is interesting to see how they capitalized the words that were important to them. The Seasons, the War and Church are always capitalized while the first word in a sentence may not be.

There is little humor in the letters they wrote except for a few (now politically incorrect) comments the young single men wrote to each other. These folks knew hard times and, perhaps, there wasn't much to laugh about. Still, I remember times spent with them seeing them enjoying music and laughing uproariously at my Grandma Gerts' "recitations" of humorous stories and verse.

The Pearson’s I knew were eager to keep up with current events. They read books, papers and magazines. They listened to the radio, especially the news, and talked knowledgeably about world affairs. Their religious beliefs were seldom mentioned but they shared a quiet faith in God's promise that, "All things work together for good for them that love the Lord." During troubled times the Pearson’s did not complain. They seemed to accept the hard times and the appearance of evil as proof of the end times and the imminence of the Lord's return to earth. They quietly, without complaint, turned toward God and did a hard day's work (that which the Lord had given them to do) to keep body and soul together until Christ would come to claim his own."7,8,9

Family

Phebe Judith Mosher b. 13 Apr 1858, d. 3 Jan 1946
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] William E. Pearson, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S7] Desc. Sarah Zakrzewski, "Mosher Memories", Ancestral File.
  3. [S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson.
  4. [S84] John Mosher Family Record, Marriages.
  5. [S86] Certificate, William E. Pearson & Phebe J. Mosher marriage of May 14, 1876.
  6. [S85] John Mosher Family Record, Deaths.
  7. [S42] Lora Lee Jensen, The Pearson Family.
  8. [S91] "Letter, Gertrude Pearson Shetler to Shirley Hoiland Thorn."
  9. [S156] Letter, Gertrude Pearson Shetler to Shirley Hoiland Thorn, 1950.

Clinton Wilbur Pearson

M, #20, b. 22 January 1890, d. 8 October 1967
Clinton Wilbur Pearson|b. 22 Jan 1890\nd. 8 Oct 1967|p1.htm#i20|William Elias Pearson|b. 13 Dec 1853\nd. 16 Aug 1935|p1.htm#i19|Phebe Judith Mosher|b. 13 Apr 1858\nd. 3 Jan 1946|p1.htm#i18|Benjamin F. Pearson|b. c 1818|p2.htm#i64|Margaret A. M. Campbell|b. c 1822\nd. circa 1862-1865|p2.htm#i65|Wilbur Mosher|b. 15 Oct 1823\nd. 19 Aug 1895|p1.htm#i16|Catherine Parsons|b. 9 Apr 1827\nd. 14 Jan 1895|p1.htm#i17|
FatherWilliam Elias Pearson b. 13 Dec 1853, d. 16 Aug 1935
MotherPhebe Judith Mosher b. 13 Apr 1858, d. 3 Jan 1946
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Henry White
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Rev. Obadiah Holmes
John Cooke
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Henry White
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
Clinton W. Pearson & President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clinton W. Pearson & General Nathaniel Greene
Clinton W. Pearson & President Ulysses S. Grant
Clinton W. Pearson & Sir Winston Churchill
Clinton W. Pearson & President Abraham Lincoln
Clinton W. Pearson & Mary Coffin Starbuck
Clinton W. Pearson & Francis Cooke
Clinton W. Pearson & Richard Warren
Clinton W. Pearson & President Richard Nixon
     Clinton Wilbur Pearson was born on 22 January 1890 at Clarks, NE, USA.1 He was the son of William Elias Pearson and Phebe Judith Mosher. Clinton Wilbur Pearson married Bessie Adelaide White, daughter of John Eliphalet White and Marie Theresa Schollaert, on 20 October 1914 at Kalispell, Flathead, MT, USA.2 Clinton Wilbur Pearson died on 8 October 1967 at Portland, Multnomah, OR, USA, at age 77.1
     Clinton Wilbur Pearson was a longshoreman at the Portland, Oregon dock. See the Pearson Family Saga written by daughter Gladys.3

Family

Bessie Adelaide White b. 31 May 1893, d. 31 May 1988
Children

Citations

  1. [S37] Clinton W. Pearson, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S124] Bessie Pearson Obituary.
  3. [S89] Gladys I. Pearson Johnson, "The Pearson Family Saga."

Bessie Adelaide White

F, #21, b. 31 May 1893, d. 31 May 1988
Bessie Adelaide White|b. 31 May 1893\nd. 31 May 1988|p1.htm#i21|John Eliphalet White|b. 14 Oct 1863\nd. 10 Jan 1955|p2.htm#i58|Marie Theresa Schollaert|b. 29 Nov 1868\nd. 7 Jul 1967|p2.htm#i59|Charles White|b. 14 Feb 1825\nd. 31 Oct 1879|p2.htm#i62|Catherine Haley|b. 1 Feb 1829\nd. 25 Aug 1875|p2.htm#i63|Francois Schollaert|d. Unknown|p2.htm#i60|Melanie Husmore|b. Unknown\nd. c 1922|p2.htm#i61|
FatherJohn Eliphalet White b. 14 Oct 1863, d. 10 Jan 1955
MotherMarie Theresa Schollaert b. 29 Nov 1868, d. 7 Jul 1967
ChartsFrancis Cooke
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Henry White
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Richard Warren
Francis Cooke
Richard Warren
Edward Starbuck
Nicholas Coffin
William Campbell
James Mcteer
Edithe Moger
Henry White
Daniel Wilcox
John Bourne
Nathaniel Tripp
George Hulme
William Cowper
John Allen
Richard Davol
Nicholas Wilbore
Henry Howland
Reverand Obadiah Holmes
William Carr
     Bessie Adelaide White was born on 31 May 1893 at Kalispell, Flathead, MT, USA.1 She was the daughter of John Eliphalet White and Marie Theresa Schollaert. Bessie Adelaide White married Clinton Wilbur Pearson, son of William Elias Pearson and Phebe Judith Mosher, on 20 October 1914 at Kalispell, Flathead, MT, USA.2 Bessie Adelaide White died on 31 May 1988 at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Portland, Multnomah, OR, USA, at age 95; Buried at Skyline Memorial Gardens.1
     Bessie Adelaide White was the oldest child and learned to do many of the farm chores such as milking cows and helping with haying. She rode horses bareback...always demurely in a riding skirt! She developed strong muscles, and later when her own boys came along, she could wrestle them to the ground, even in their Junior High years.

Bessie stodd 5 ft 2, eyes of blue, very pretty. Her wedding dress had a 16" waist!

Bessie and Clint moved to Ronan, MT after their 1914 wedding. They moved to Portland, OR in 1924. In 1955 they moved to Lincoln City, then back to Portland in 1960. A homemaker, Bessie was a charter member of Portland Foursquare Church. She sang in the church choir and was active in Women's Ministries. She was also an active member of the Victory Bible Class.

See the Pearson Family Saga written by daughter Gladys.2 As of 20 October 1914,her married name was Pearson.2

Family

Clinton Wilbur Pearson b. 22 Jan 1890, d. 8 Oct 1967
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] Bessie Pearson, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S124] Bessie Pearson Obituary.

Iva Lillian Ellis

F, #33, b. 5 March 1900, d. 13 April 1954
Iva Lillian Ellis|b. 5 Mar 1900\nd. 13 Apr 1954|p1.htm#i33|Clifford Herman Ellis|b. 12 Nov 1872\nd. 1 Sep 1954|p1.htm#i37|Dora May Taylor|b. 22 Jan 1879\nd. 3 Jun 1960|p1.htm#i38|James Ellis|b. c 1821\nd. c 1899|p2.htm#i44|Charlotte B. Masey||p2.htm#i45|James W. Taylor|b. c 1859\nd. Unknown|p1.htm#i39|Amanda McFarland|b. c 1860\nd. c 1891|p1.htm#i40|
FatherClifford Herman Ellis b. 12 Nov 1872, d. 1 Sep 1954
MotherDora May Taylor b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 3 Jun 1960
ChartsJohn McFarland
James Ellis
John McFarland
James Ellis
     Iva Lillian Ellis was born on 5 March 1900 at Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA.1 She was the daughter of Clifford Herman Ellis and Dora May Taylor. Iva Lillian Ellis married Mett Everett Blalock, son of Edward E. Blalock and Nancy Arvilla Bowles, in 1914 at Oregon City, OR, USA. Iva Lillian Ellis died on 13 April 1954 at Ventura, Ventura, CA, USA, at age 54; shot in the head 3 times with a 38 caliber pistol. Murdered by her 2nd husband, Earl L. Cross, who then killed himself.1
     Iva Lillian Ellis was a self employed tailoress.1 As of circa 1936,her married name was Blalock.

Family

Mett Everett Blalock b. 19 Mar 1893, d. 1 Nov 1954
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Iva Lillian Cross, Certificate of Death.

Mett Everett Blalock

M, #34, b. 19 March 1893, d. 1 November 1954
Mett Everett Blalock|b. 19 Mar 1893\nd. 1 Nov 1954|p1.htm#i34|Edward E. Blalock|b. bt 19 Jul 1866 - 1867\nd. 8 Jul 1937|p1.htm#i35|Nancy Arvilla Bowles|b. c 1876\nd. 8 Jul 1934|p1.htm#i36|George W. Blalock|b. bt 6 Apr 1836 - 1838\nd. 16 Dec 1916|p2.htm#i53|Sarah Robbins|d. c 1916|p2.htm#i54||||Malinda J. Casteel|b. 25 Mar 1854|p2.htm#i47|
FatherEdward E. Blalock b. bt 19 Jul 1866 - 1867, d. 8 Jul 1937
MotherNancy Arvilla Bowles b. c 1876, d. 8 Jul 1934
ChartsJohn McFarland
James Ellis
John McFarland
James Ellis
     Mett Everett Blalock was born on 19 March 1893 at Newberg, OR, USA. He was the son of Edward E. Blalock and Nancy Arvilla Bowles. Mett Everett Blalock married Iva Lillian Ellis, daughter of Clifford Herman Ellis and Dora May Taylor, in 1914 at Oregon City, OR, USA. Mett Everett Blalock and Iva Lillian Ellis were divorced circa 1936 at Ventura, Ventura, CA. Mett Everett Blalock died on 1 November 1954 at Ventura, Ventura, CA, USA, at age 61; of pulmonary fibrosis.1 He was buried at Ventura, Ventura, CA; buried at Ivy Lawn Cemetery.1
     Mett Everett Blalock served in the army during WWI.1 He was a carpenter at Ventura, Ventura County, CA, USA.1 Mett Everett Blalock was also known as Mettie Evertt.

Family

Iva Lillian Ellis b. 5 Mar 1900, d. 13 Apr 1954
Marriage*He married Iva Lillian Ellis, daughter of Clifford Herman Ellis and Dora May Taylor, in 1914 at Oregon City, OR, USA. 
Divorce* Mett Everett Blalock and Iva Lillian Ellis were divorced circa 1936 at Ventura, Ventura, CA. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S98] Mettie Everett Blalock, Certificate of Death.

Edward E. Blalock

M, #35, b. between 19 July 1866 and 1867, d. 8 July 1937
Edward E. Blalock|b. bt 19 Jul 1866 - 1867\nd. 8 Jul 1937|p1.htm#i35|George Washington Blalock|b. bt 6 Apr 1836 - 1838\nd. 16 Dec 1916|p2.htm#i53|Sarah Robbins|d. c 1916|p2.htm#i54|John P. Blalock|b. circa 1802-1816\nd. bt 1880 - 1882|p2.htm#i55|Elizabeth Boswell|b. circa 1808-1818\nd. c 1848|p2.htm#i56|||||||
FatherGeorge Washington Blalock b. bt 6 Apr 1836 - 1838, d. 16 Dec 1916
MotherSarah Robbins d. c 1916
     Edward E. Blalock was born between 19 July 1866 and 1867 at Toledo, Ohio or MO, USA.1,2 He was the son of George Washington Blalock and Sarah Robbins. Edward E. Blalock married Nancy Arvilla Bowles, daughter of Malinda Jane Casteel. Edward E. Blalock died on 8 July 1937; Ivy Lawn Cemetery, Ventura, CA.1

     Edward E. Blalock a blacksmith.1

Family

Nancy Arvilla Bowles b. c 1876, d. 8 Jul 1934
Children

Citations

  1. [S97] Edward Blalock, Death Certificate.
  2. [S138] June 8, 1880 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  3. [S152] Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages.

Nancy Arvilla Bowles

F, #36, b. circa 1876, d. 8 July 1934
Nancy Arvilla Bowles|b. c 1876\nd. 8 Jul 1934|p1.htm#i36||||Malinda Jane Casteel|b. 25 Mar 1854|p2.htm#i47|||||||Milton Casteel|b. 7 Jun 1832\nd. 28 Nov 1908|p2.htm#i48|Hazel N. Binham|b. 28 Jul 1830\nd. c 1909|p2.htm#i49|
MotherMalinda Jane Casteel b. 25 Mar 1854
     Nancy Arvilla Bowles was born circa 1876 at IL, USA. She was the daughter of Malinda Jane Casteel. Nancy Arvilla Bowles married Edward E. Blalock, son of George Washington Blalock and Sarah Robbins. Nancy Arvilla Bowles died on 8 July 1934 at Noble Cemetery, Newberg, Yamhill County, OR, USA.1,2
     Nancy Arvilla Bowles was also known as Nancy Bowles. Nancy Arvilla Bowles was also known as Nancy Boles The back of a Photo, #15, says "She was born in Woodland, Calif., Granny Blalock (Nancy Arbelle Boles) @ Newberg, Oregon approx. 1920."

Family

Edward E. Blalock b. bt 19 Jul 1866 - 1867, d. 8 Jul 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S105] Nancy Arvilla Blalock, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S152] Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages.

Clifford Herman Ellis

M, #37, b. 12 November 1872, d. 1 September 1954
Clifford Herman Ellis|b. 12 Nov 1872\nd. 1 Sep 1954|p1.htm#i37|James Ellis|b. c 1821\nd. c 1899|p2.htm#i44|Charlotte Byers Masey||p2.htm#i45|||||||||||||
FatherJames Ellis b. c 1821, d. c 1899
MotherCharlotte Byers Masey
ChartsJohn McFarland
James Ellis
John McFarland
James Ellis
     Clifford Herman Ellis was born on 12 November 1872 at Polkton, Ottawa, MI, USA.1 He was the son of James Ellis and Charlotte Byers Masey. Clifford Herman Ellis married Dora May Taylor, daughter of James Washington Taylor and Amanda McFarland, circa 1895.2,3 Clifford Herman Ellis died on 1 September 1954 at Ojai, Ventura, CA, USA, at age 81; had just finished his driving test, and sat down at a desk at the DMV and died of a heart attack.
     Clifford Herman Ellis was a carpenter.1

Family

Dora May Taylor b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 3 Jun 1960
Children

Citations

  1. [S99] Clifford Herman Ellis, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S100] Dora May Ellis, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S125] Letter, Leila (Ellis) Ewing to Floy Paige Spencer Ray.

Dora May Taylor

F, #38, b. 22 January 1879, d. 3 June 1960
Dora May Taylor|b. 22 Jan 1879\nd. 3 Jun 1960|p1.htm#i38|James Washington Taylor|b. c 1859\nd. Unknown|p1.htm#i39|Amanda McFarland|b. c 1860\nd. c 1891|p1.htm#i40|||||||John McFarland|b. c 1830\nd. Unknown|p1.htm#i41|Susan Brown|b. c 1825\nd. Unknown|p1.htm#i42|
FatherJames Washington Taylor1 b. c 1859, d. Unknown
MotherAmanda McFarland1,2 b. c 1860, d. c 1891
ChartsJohn McFarland
James Ellis
John McFarland
James Ellis
     Dora May Taylor was born on 22 January 1879 at Oleander, Marshall, AL, USA.2 She was the daughter of James Washington Taylor and Amanda McFarland.1,2 Dora May Taylor married Clifford Herman Ellis, son of James Ellis and Charlotte Byers Masey, circa 1895.2,1 Dora May Taylor died on 3 June 1960 at Ventura, Ventura, CA, USA, at age 81.2 She was buried at Ivy Lawn Cemetery.
     Dora May Taylor had a daughter named Lula (Leila) who wrote the following: "The Great Grandfather or Great Grandmother side of the family owned property in the Choctaw Indian Territory. The Great Grandfather was Chief of the Choctaw Indians of Alabama.

"Dora Mae, Lula and Johnnie were left without father or mother at the ages of 12, 10 & 7 years. Boy Emett died when a small child. When Dora Mae was twelve years old and Lula was ten, their parents started by wagon to Oklahoma. Reason for this was that through a land grant or some transaction - whereby their home in Alabama was by government regulations - to be exchanged for property in Oklahoma. After approximately three days from their home, the Father James W. Taylor and his brother Tom Jefferson Taylor decided to go on ahead by horseback to Oklahoma as the wagons would travel more slowly. The remaining family to travel by wagon included Aunt Jane and her husband, Amanda Taylor and her three children - Dora, Lula and Johnnie. I believe the wagons contained other people, however, I never inquired.

"After a few days on the journey, the Mother, Amanda Taylor, took ill with chills and fever and Aunt Jane said it was malaria. After an illness of three days, she died in this strange country. She was buried in Alabama.

"After the death of Amanda, the trip was abandoned. Aunt Jane and her husband settled in that area and the children, Dora Mae, Lula and Johnnie were scattered. Johnnie stayed with Aunt Jane and her husband. Our Mother told us "They were very cruel to Johnnie and he only lived two years."

"Aunt Jane told Dora Mae and Lula that no one ever heard from their Father, James Taylor. Our Mother always believed that he met with foul play and was robbed of the money he carried on him. Money from selling the stock on their farm.

"Our Mother has always been certain that there is property in Oklahoma which belongs to her and her sister, Lula, as the parents home in Alabama had already been in the land grant - a government transaction.

"Our Mother was certain that a great sum of money should have gone to the Amanda McFarland heirs because it was her direct Grandfather being Chief of the Choctaw Indians in Alabama.

"The years from the date of this tragedy - until the girls were able to make their own way, were extremely cruel. However, I shall not relate this on the history report."1

Dora May Taylor was also known as Sarah Madora Martha Jane Taylor. Her married name was Ellis.

Family

Clifford Herman Ellis b. 12 Nov 1872, d. 1 Sep 1954
Marriage*She married Clifford Herman Ellis, son of James Ellis and Charlotte Byers Masey, circa 1895.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S125] Letter, Leila (Ellis) Ewing to Floy Paige Spencer Ray.
  2. [S100] Dora May Ellis, Certificate of Death.

James Washington Taylor

M, #39, b. circa 1859, d. Unknown
ChartsJohn McFarland
John McFarland
     James Washington Taylor was born circa 1859 at Oleander, Marshall, AL, USA.1 He married Amanda McFarland, daughter of John McFarland and Susan Brown.1,2 James Washington Taylor died Unknown.
     James Washington Taylor had a brother named Tom Jefferson Taylor.1

Family

Amanda McFarland b. c 1860, d. c 1891
Children

Citations

  1. [S125] Letter, Leila (Ellis) Ewing to Floy Paige Spencer Ray.
  2. [S100] Dora May Ellis, Certificate of Death.

Amanda McFarland

F, #40, b. circa 1860, d. circa 1891
Amanda McFarland|b. c 1860\nd. c 1891|p1.htm#i40|John McFarland|b. c 1830\nd. Unknown|p1.htm#i41|Susan Brown|b. c 1825\nd. Unknown|p1.htm#i42|||||||||||||
FatherJohn McFarland b. c 1830, d. Unknown
MotherSusan Brown b. c 1825, d. Unknown
ChartsJohn McFarland
John McFarland
     Amanda McFarland was born circa 1860 at Oleander, Marshall, AL, USA.1 She was the daughter of John McFarland and Susan Brown. Amanda McFarland married James Washington Taylor.1,2 Amanda McFarland died circa 1891 at Alabama; of Malaria.1
     Her married name was Taylor.

Family

James Washington Taylor b. c 1859, d. Unknown
Children

Citations

  1. [S125] Letter, Leila (Ellis) Ewing to Floy Paige Spencer Ray.
  2. [S100] Dora May Ellis, Certificate of Death.

John McFarland

M, #41, b. circa 1830, d. Unknown
ChartsJohn McFarland
John McFarland
     John McFarland was born circa 1830 at TN, USA.1 He married Susan Brown on 29 June 1850 at Madison, AL, USA.1 John McFarland died Unknown at Poss. Marshall, Alabama.2

Family

Susan Brown b. c 1825, d. Unknown
Child

Citations

  1. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. [S125] Letter, Leila (Ellis) Ewing to Floy Paige Spencer Ray.

Susan Brown

F, #42, b. circa 1825, d. Unknown
Susan Brown|b. c 1825\nd. Unknown|p1.htm#i42|||||||||||||||||||
ChartsJohn McFarland
John McFarland
     Susan Brown was born circa 1825 at Nashville, TN, USA.1 She married John McFarland on 29 June 1850 at Madison, AL, USA.1 Susan Brown died Unknown.
     Her married name was McFarland.

Family

John McFarland b. c 1830, d. Unknown
Child

Citations

  1. [S25] LDS Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/
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