Historical Rosters Database
Benjamin Rush PearsonRoster ID 1201
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1871|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Benjamin Rush Pearson, Class of 1871: Born- Aug. 1, 1849 in Daderville, Ala. Father- James Madison Pearson.; Mother- Elizabeth Brown. Pat. Grandfather- William Head Pearson; Pat. Grandmother- Mary White :both of Dadeville, Ala. Mat. Grandfather- James N. Brown; Mat. Grandmother- Martha McCoy : both of Madison, Ga. Married- Sallie Coleman Ferrell of Montgomery Ala. in 1873. Children- 1- Mrs. William R. Letcher [given name unknown]; 2- Dr. Coleman Ferrel Pearson; 3- James Madison Pearson. Entered VMI- Jan. 28, 1868; Graduated- July 4, 1871 standing 21 in a class of 46. Careers- Merchant; Farmer; Physician; President of Medical Society of Montgomery Ala.; County Health Officer. Died- March 12, 1906 in Richmond, KY at the home of his daughter.|