William H. Pearce[1]

Male 1850 -


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  • Name William H. Pearce 
    Born 1850 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1860 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 245, Eastern Division, Browers Mill Post Office
      Thomas M. Pearce 39 M, Farmer, $325 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Edieth Pearce 46 F, Domestic, Born in NC
      Alexander K. Pearce 18 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Sarah F. Pearce 17 F, Domestic, Born in NC
      Alfred B. Pearce 16 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      John T. Pearce 14 M, Born in NC
      William H. Pearce 10 M, Born in NC
      Mary A. R. Pearce 7 F, Born in NC
      Calvin W. Pearce 5 M, Born in NC
      Lydia E. Pearce 2 F, Born in NC

      1870 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 313, Browers Eastern Division, Browers Mill Post Office
      Thomas M. Pearce 40 M, Farmer, $300 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Edith Pearce 56 F, Housekeeping, Born in NC
      Sarah Pearce 27 F, No Occupation, Born in NC
      Mary A. Pearce 17 F, No Occupation, Born in NC
      Lydia E. Pearce 12 F, Going to School, Born in NC
      William H. Pearce 20 M, At Home, Born in NC
      Calvin Pearce 15 M, At Home, Born in NC
      John Griffin 79 M, No Occupation, Born in NC

      1880 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 222, Browers Township
      Thomas M. Pearce 59 M, Head, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Eda Pearce 66 F, Wife, Married, Keeps House, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      William H. Pearce 29 M, Son, Single, Farmer, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Mary A. Pearce 28 F, Dau, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Cormelia G. Pearce 5 F, GrDau, Single, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
    Person ID I03240  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2010 

    Father Thomas M. Pearce,   b. 1821, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c1892  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Edith Griffin,   b. 1814,   d. 1889  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1840  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1081] Todd Dorsett [tadorsett@comcast.net], 06 Jun 2010.
      "Billy" Pearce never married, but Randolph county records indicate he was sued for paternity. He has descendants still living in Randolph county. According to Mr. S. Ernest Gatlin, of Erect, NC, W. H. Pearce was convicted of stealing Polly Bowden's horse, and around the same time a "pot of gold" of Russell. M. Sugg was stolen. I also note that the paternity suit against W. H. Pearce was brought by Mary Maness and judgments obtained in Randolph county in 1878 and 1879. This paternity trouble probably contributed to Billy's need to give a deed of trust in some livestock in 1882, and his ultimate and fatal troubles. Mr. Gatlin has a copy of the suicide note.