Pearson, William, was born in the county of Durham. England, February 23, 1821, and came to the United States in 1831 with his parents, George and Dorothy Pearson, who settled in the town of Royalton. Mr. Pearson was educated in the common schools and in 1847 moved to Lockport, where the family are among the largest farmers in Niagara county, having 800 acres. In 1846 he married Sarah, daughter of John Ash, and they have four children: George T., John W., Dorothy A. and Mary E. Mr. Pearson is one of the conservative men of the town, taking an intelligent interest in educational matters and has ever advanced the best interest of his town and townspeople.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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