Pierson, Moses (Peirson)
Born: 1802-06-07 Lebanon, Ohio
Died: 1860-12-20 Sangamon County, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Alternate name: Peirson
Pierson married Clarissa Morris in 1824 in Ohio. In 1833, they moved with their two children to Sangamon County, Illinois, and they settled north of Springfield, where Pierson established a farm. Clarissa died in 1836, and the following year, Pierson wed Harriet Kilbourn, with whom he had nine children. In 1860, Pierson owned $10,000 worth of real estate.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 568; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 16.