Sunday, May 3, 2009

Joshua Pearson 1812 Sarah Jeffcot 1814-1883

Joshua Pearson (Sr)
Born Abt 1812 England
Parents:  Unknown
Occupation:  1841Census (Excurator)
Railwad Contractor
Note:  I think this is a misspelling and it should be Railway Contractor.
Married 1) Sarah Jeffcott 3 Dec 1832 Old Swinford, Worcester, England
Note: Joshua was unable to accept Sarah's decision to become a member of the LDS church and they divorced
Railwad Contractor:  listed on his son's marriage information
Marriage: England Marriages Film 0527942 Batch M040271 dated 1822-1833
1841 Census for Oaksey, Wiltshire, England page 3 (age 28)

Sarah Jeffcott
Parents:  Thomas Jeffcot and Ann Wilkinson
Born 9 May 1814 Kingsbury, Warwick, England
Christened 29 May 1814 Harley Parish, Kingsbury, Warwick, England
Note: Her surname on the record is spelled Jefcot. There is no middle name.
Married (2) Richard George Jones 21 Dec 1853 Aston Juxta Birmingham, Warwick, England
Note: No middle name for Richard on the record.
Immigrated: 1859 on board ship named William Tapscott along with her 2nd husband Richard and two daughters from her 1st marriage
Emigrated: Jun 1859- Sep 1859 to Utah with the George Rowley Handcart Company
Note: The 8th handcart company had 235 individuals, 60 handcarts, and 8 wagons. It began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).
Died 30 Apr 1883 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah Plot A-8-23-7
1841 Census for Oaksey, Wiltshire, England page 3 (age 22)
Christening: IGI Film 0198735 Batch C021401 dated 1673-1834
Marriage to Richard: IGI Film 0919797-799 Batch M011684 dated 1832-1845
Note: Sarah told Richard to take a second wife as she was unable to give him children. Thus it was that Richard became a polygamist.


Joshua Pearson (Jr) 
Born 2 Feb 1833 Fout End, Warwick, England
Christening: 8 Feb 1833 Kingsbury, Warwick, England
Occupation: (1851) Apprentice Leather Dresser
(1857) Leather Chesser in Ireland
(1881) Skinner
Married Emma Hoffen 11 May 1857 St. Audoen, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Note:  James Spencer and Agnes Stewart were the witnesses at the wedding.  Joshua and Emma were living at 29 High Street
Children: Joshua, Kate, Henry, Oliver, Ellen
1881 Immigrated with Emma and Ellen to USA aboard the ship Wisconsin. Arrived 2 Nov 1881
Died 17 Nov 1899 Lyman, Madison, Idaho
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
New York Passenger Lists Year: 1881; Arrival: New York, United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 444; Line: 32; List Number: 1543.
Picture of grave:
Christening: England Warwickshire Parish Registers 1538-1900 Film 198735 Image 497
Marriage, address, and occupation:
1841 UK Census for Oaksey, Wiltshire, England page 3 (age 8)
1851 UK Census for St Mary Magdelene, Bermondsey, Surrey, Southwark Burrough, England (age 18)
Note:  claims place of birth was in Shildon, Warwick, England and he was in the Leather Market
1861 UK Census for Sheffield, Brightside Bierlow, York, England (age 30)
1881 UK Census for 77 King Street, Lincoln, Lincoln, England page 38 (age 47)
Francis Elizabeth Pearson
Born 5 Sep 1837 Yardley Parish, Stitchford, Worcestershire, England
Married Charles Henry Bridges 20 Jun 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Thaddeus, Charles, Sarah, Marian, Louise, Wallace, Grace, Gertrude, Thomas
Died 11 Apr 1928 Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho
COD:  Pneumonia
Informant:  daughter, Grace
Buried 13 Apr 1928 Montpelier City Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho

Idaho Death Certificate
Note:  her father is listed as Richard Jones instead of Joshua Pearson, likely because daughter Grace (the informant) only knew Richard Jones as her grandfather.
1841 Census for Oaksey, Wiltshire, England page 3 (age 3)
1870 US Census Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho page 20 (age 33)
Note:  surname given as Bridger
1880 US Census Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho (age 43)
1900 US Census Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho page 9B  (age 63, mother of 8 - 4 are still living)
1910 US Census Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho (age 73)
1920 US Census Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho (age 82, living with daughter, Grace's family)
*Sarah Ann Pearson
Born 13 Oct 1839 Oaksey, Wiltshire, England
Married Edward Fredrick Munn 13 Aug 1859 Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Note: A second possible place of marriage is North Platte - see the story "Oasis of Hope" which I wrote about Sarah and Edward using the information available.
Children: Edward, Sarah, Joseph, Eli, Joshua, Charles, Angelina, William, Francis, Thomas, Robert, Olive
Died 15 Jan 1925 Hooper, Davis, Utah
COD: Myocarditis with acute dilation, grippe (Heart disease and the flu)
Informant:  Robert I. Munn , her son
Note:  the death certificate claims she was buried in the Hooper Cemetery
Buried 19 Jan 1925 West Point City Cemetery, Hooper, Davis, Utah Plot 055H
1841 Census for Oaksey, Wiltshire, England page 3 (age 2)
1870 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah (age 31)
1880 US Census Hooper, Davis, Utah (age 41)
1900 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah (age 61)
1910 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah (age 70, mother of 11 with 13 children still alive)
1920 US Census South Hooper, Davis, Utah (age 80, widowed, living with daughter Olive's family)
Utah Death Certificate
Note:  Claims her father is John Pearson

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