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Isaac Pearson

Isaac Pearson

Male 1739 - Abt 1775  (35 years)

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  • Name Isaac Pearson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 3 Aug 1739  Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 12
    Gender Male 
    Will 13 Sep 1751  Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    Died Abt 1775  Allentown, Monmouth, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16, 17
    Will 13 Jul 1775  Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • Reference 5722B is not fully sourced to this individual.
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      3 Aug 1739 Born in Nottingham, Burlington Co. NJ.

      13 Sep 1751 Named in will of father, Robert Quigley 106 114.


      21 May 1753 Death of father; inherited " the plantation purchased of John Rogers, and a tract joining the lower side of said Rogers' plantation on the Delaware River, which contains 400 acres, and is part of the plantation that formerly belonged to Thomas Tindall" 106 114.146.

      18 May 1761 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being appointed, along with several others, to "Raise Such Sums of money as shall appear to them to be Necessary in Behalf of the Poor & other uses for the Town" 151.

      7 Dec 1761 Married to Elizabeth Smith at Nottingham, Burlington Co, NJ.

      2 Mar 1762 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Overseer of the Roads, along with Michael Rodgers 151.

      24 Mar 1762 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being a Householder and levied 7.4.0 151.

      8 Mar 1763 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Collector; also chosen to a Standing Committee to transact the Town's business 151.

      ??? Birth of son, Robert.

      13 Mar 1764 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen to a Committee to transact the Town's business 151.

      12 Mar 1765 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Overseer for the Poor and Collector, along with Robert Pearson and others 151.

      4 Jul 1765     Listed in Nottingham Town Book as having certified, as Clerk, a copy of an award of the General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey.  The award stated that the Township of Nottingham had done 30 Pounds worth of work towards the construction of a Stone Bridge over the Assanpink River. 151


      11 Mar 1766 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Freeholder, along with Timothy Abbott; also chosen to a Committee to transact the Town's business.  He signed the meeting minutes as Clerk. 151

      10 Mar 1767 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as hosting the Town Meeting.  He was chosen Freeholder and signed the meeting minutes as Clerk 151.

      8 Mar 1768 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Towns Clerk and to a Committee to transact the Town's business; signed the meeting minutes as Clerk 151.

      c. 1768 Birth of son, William.

      8 Mar 1769 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Towns Clerk and to a Committee to transact the Town's business; signed the meeting minutes as Clerk 151.

      13 Mar 1770 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Town Clerk and to a Committee to transact the Town's business; signed the meeting minutes as Clerk 151.

      3 Nov 1770 Executor of will of mother, Mary ??? 106 114.

      12 Mar 1771 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as Town clerk; signed meeting minutes as Clerk 151.

      27 Apr 1771 Death of mother; inherited "negro boy, George" 106 114.

      10 Mar 1772 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as being chosen Town Clerk and to a Committee to transact the town's business; signed the meeting minutes as Clerk 151.

      10 Mar 1772 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as an inhabitant of the Town and a Freeholder 151.

      1773 Built a solid brick mansion on the then beautiful bluffs that overlook the valley of Crosswicks Creek 146 150.  Many feasts and parties were held there, attended by prominent worthies in gold-laced coats and powdered wigs.  146

      1773 On Nottingham tax list: 634 acres, 66 horses/cattle, 4 servants/slaves, 1 riding chair 96.

      1774     On Nottingham tax list (Esqr.): 684 acres, 69 horses/cattle, 5 servants/slaves, 1 riding chair 96.

      ??? He was a prominent man and was several times elected a member of the Assembly 146 150.

      ??? At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he was a staunch patriot, took an active part in resisting measures of the Crown, and was chosen a member of the Committee of Safety. However, after early British victories and Washington's retreat across New Jersey, he despaired.  Evidently seeing nothing but confiscation and ruin before him, tradition states that he took an oath of allegiance to the British. 146 150

      13 Jul 1775 Wrote his will, living in Nottingham; Executors - wife, Elizabeth, brother, Robert Pearson, and friend Micajah How; witnesses - George Banton, Abraham Hunt, and Charles Harrison 106. Posessions mentioned in the will: (1) A negro wench; a negro named James; a negro girl named Darcus; a negro boy named George; a negro girl named Hannah; two negro men, Tony and Robin, (2) Riding chair; mare and colt; two cows, (3) Furniture for two rooms; one dozen silver spoons, (4) "Plantation being meadow adjoining Delaware River, brother Robert Pearson's meadow, a piece of swamp of Achsah Lambert's, Crosswick Creek and John Watson's meadow, beginning in the middle of a low piece of ground in John Watson's line 30 rods from Delaware River, thence down said River to a small run being boundary to brother Robert Pearson, thence along his line by side of a small Creek, being a corner to said brother and Achsah Lambert, thence by said Achsah Lambert's land to Crosswicks Creek, thence up said Creek 35 rods nearly opposite to Marmaduke Watson's flood gates, thence to place of beginning (50 acres); also the upper or north part of home plantation, beginning in Timothy Abbott's line adjoining the clear land where Andrew Davis now lives, being in a small hollow; thence westerly to a small swamp and along south side of said swamp to John Watson's line, thence up Watson's line to place of beginning; also the house with 1/2 acre on north side of Trenton road where Abraham Woglum now lives in with 1/2 acre", (5)  "100 acres bought of William Imlay and Achsah, his wife, adjoining John Pearson's and land late William Murfin's"

      1775 - 1776 Tradition states that he was shot fleeing to New Brunswick by horse, carrying a large sum of money - the proceeds from sale of his hogs.  It is unclear if he was slain by robbers or by Whigs who viewed him as a traitor.  His body was returned home, but no proper person or material could be procured to make a coffin; one was made from boards taken from his unfinished barn.  He was buried in the family burial lot on his farm, which is now a part of the Pearson Memorial cemetery at White Horse. 146 150 152

      30 Jan 1798 Will proved 106.

      8 Apr 1802 William Pearson (son?) named Adm'r, because Executors wife, Elizabeth, is deceased, and Robert Pearson and Micajah How have renounced 106.

      Father: 106 114 148 150 Mother: 106 114 [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18]
    Person ID I559  Quigley Doyle Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2019 

    Father Robert Pearson, Esq.
              b. 11 Mar 1686, Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 May 1753, Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship biological 
    Mother Mary Coar
              b. Abt Jan 1700
              d. 27 Apr 1771, Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship biological 
    Married Aft 1722  [3, 19, 20, 21
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Smith
              d. Bef 1802 
    Married 7 Dec 1761  Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1739 - Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 13 Sep 1751 - Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Dec 1761 - Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1775 - Allentown, Monmouth, New Jersey, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 13 Jul 1775 - Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Pearson Memorial Methodist Churchyard
    White Horse, NJ
    USA - - Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America
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  • Sources 
    1. [S138] New Jersey Rateables; 1773-1774 - Nottingham Twp., Burlington Co., NJ [0096], Kenn Stryker-Rodda, (The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 36, No. 2, May 1961), 0096.

    2. [S3] Burlington County, NJ, Marriages - Pearsons & Quigleys [0103], H. Stanley Craig, (1932: H. Stanley Craig, Publisher: Merchantville, NJ.), 0103.

    3. [S6] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 1-13 (partial); 1670-1817 [0106], New Jersey Historical Society, (New Jersey; 1901-1945), 0106.

    4. [S14] Crispen Pearson of Bucks County, Pennsylvania; 1748-1806 - New Jersey Pearson Data [0114], Annie Pearson Darrow, (J. Heidingsfeld Co., New Brunswick, NJ; 1932), 0114.

    5. [S31] A History of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey; 1954 [0148], Helen Almy West, (1954; Trenton Printing Company, Inc.; Trenton, NJ), 0148.

    6. [S33] Old Nottingham; 1975 [0150], George W. Robinson, (1975; Historical Association of Hamilton Township; New Jersey.), 0150.

    7. [S34] Nottingham Township, New Jersey, Minute Book: 1692-1710, 1752-1772 [0151], Charles R. Hutchinson (1876), (Reprinted from the Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, January=April-July, 1840, Issues for the Trenton Historical Society), 0151.

    8. [S35] History of Burlington & Mercer Counties, NJ; 1883 [0152], Major E. M. Woodward & John F. Hageman, (1883; Everts & Peck; Philadelphia, PA), 0152.

    9. [S6572] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 3; 1751-1760 - Robert Pearson; 1751 [5565A], New Jersey., (Internet Archives. archive.org.), 5565A., Will of Robert Pearson; 1751; (archive.org : accessed Sep 25, 2018).
      Name Isaac Pearson.

    10. [S6760] Charles R. Hutchinson Collection - Pearson Family Records; 1600s-1800s (transcription) [5722B], Charles R. Hutchinson, (familysearch.org: 1917-1919), 5722B., 75. accessed Dec 8, 2018.
      Name Isaac Pearson.

    11. [S6817] Trenton Evening Times; Feb 9, 1908 - Robert Pearson House in Mercer Co., NJ [5769], New Jersey. Trenton., 5769., Joseph H. West, "The Oldest House in Mercer County," Feb 9, 1908, p. 8; digital images, Genealogy Bank(genbank.com : accessed Jan 28, 2019).
      Name Isaac Pearson.

    12. [S6760] Charles R. Hutchinson Collection - Pearson Family Records; 1600s-1800s (transcription) [5722B], Charles R. Hutchinson, (familysearch.org: 1917-1919), 5722B., 75. accessed Dec 8, 2018.
      Born Aug 3, 1739.

    13. [S6] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 1-13 (partial); 1670-1817 [0106], New Jersey Historical Society, (New Jersey; 1901-1945), 0106.
      Heirs:
      Mary (wife, Executrix) - 1/3 movable estate
      Isaac (son) - 400+ acres
      Robert (son) - 490+ acres
      [Catherine (dau.]
      o Children: John, Robert, Richard, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Catherine Parker - 100
      Elizabeth Hutchinson (dau.) - 550 acres
      o Sons: John, Robert, Jonathan, Thomas Hutchinson - 550 acres upon mother's death
      o Daughters: Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Ann, Mary - 5 each
      o Youngest son: _____ - 5
      Mary Nipe (dau.) - 20 shillings
      o Children: Isaac, Robert, Daniel, Thomas, John, Moses, Aaron, Mary Quigley - 8 each
      Rachel (dau.) - 130
      o Children: Alexander, Robert, William - 5 each
      Ann Yard (dau.) - house & lot in Trenton
      o Sons: James, John Yard - 5 each
      [Sarah (dau.)]
      o Daughters: Elizabeth, Sarah Reed - 5 each
      o Aschah (dau.) -     | 450 acres
      o Theodosia (dau.) - |   "      "

    14. [S6572] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 3; 1751-1760 - Robert Pearson; 1751 [5565A], New Jersey., (Internet Archives. archive.org.), 5565A., Will of Robert Pearson; 1751; (archive.org : accessed Sep 25, 2018).
      Heirs:
      Mary (wife, Executrix) - 1/3 movable estate
      Isaac (son) - 400+ acres
      Robert (son) - 490+ acres
      [Catherine (dau.]
      o Children:John, Robert, Richard, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Catherine Parker - 100
      Elizabeth Hutchinson (dau.) - 550 acres
      o Sons: John, Robert, Jonathan, Thomas Hutchinson - 550 acres upon mother's death
      o Daughters: Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Ann, Mary - 5 each
      o Youngest son: _____ - 5
      Mary Nipe (dau.) - 20 shillings
      o Children: Isaac, Robert, Daniel, Thomas, John, Moses, Aaron, Mary Quigley - 8 each
      Rachel (dau.) - 130
      o Children: Alexander, Robert, William - 5 each
      Ann Yard (dau.) - house & lot in Trenton
      o Sons: James, John Yard - 5 each
      [Sarah (dau.)]
      o Daughters: Elizabeth, Sarah Reed - 5 each
      o Aschah (dau.) -     | 450 acres
      o Theodosia (dau.) - |   "      "

    15. [S6760] Charles R. Hutchinson Collection - Pearson Family Records; 1600s-1800s (transcription) [5722B], Charles R. Hutchinson, (familysearch.org: 1917-1919), 5722B., 77. accessed Dec 9, 2018.
      In 1751, daughter, Mary Nipe, was named in her father's will:
      "Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Nipe, 20 shillings, and to her children, viz; Isaac Quigley, Robert Quigley, Daniel Quigley, Thomas Quigley, John Quigley, Moses Quigley, Aaron Quigley and Mary Quigley, the sum of 8 apiece."

    16. [S6572] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 3; 1751-1760 - Robert Pearson; 1751 [5565A], New Jersey., (Internet Archives. archive.org.), 5565A., Will of Robert Pearson; 1751; (archive.org : accessed Sep 25, 2018).
      Named in will of grandfather.

    17. [S6817] Trenton Evening Times; Feb 9, 1908 - Robert Pearson House in Mercer Co., NJ [5769], New Jersey. Trenton., 5769., Joseph H. West, "The Oldest House in Mercer County," Feb 9, 1908, p. 8; digital images, Genealogy Bank(genbank.com : accessed Jan 28, 2019).
      Lost his life in the Revolution.

    18. [S6760] Charles R. Hutchinson Collection - Pearson Family Records; 1600s-1800s (transcription) [5722B], Charles R. Hutchinson, (familysearch.org: 1917-1919), 5722B., accessed Dec 8, 2018.

    19. [S275] Mercer Co. Gravestones, Pearson Memorial Methodist Churchyard [0012], 0012., "Mercer County Gravestones, Pearson Memorial Methodist Churchyard,"Vol. 33, Page 12.
      Pearson, Robert, Esqr.; d. May 21, 1753, aged 67.2.10; wife Elizabeth, d. Apr. 23, 1722, aged "almost 36 years;" another wife, Mary, d. Apr. 27, 1771, aged 71 years & 3 months; dau. Grace (of Robert & Mary), see Willam Duglas.

    20. [S6572] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 3; 1751-1760 - Robert Pearson; 1751 [5565A], New Jersey., (Internet Archives. archive.org.), 5565A., Will of Robert Pearson; 1751; (archive.org : accessed Sep 25, 2018).

    21. [S6817] Trenton Evening Times; Feb 9, 1908 - Robert Pearson House in Mercer Co., NJ [5769], New Jersey. Trenton., 5769., Joseph H. West, "The Oldest House in Mercer County," Frb 9, 1908, p. 8; digital images, Genealogy Bank(genbank.com : accessed Jan 28, 2019).
      After 1722 (when first wife died).