Category Archives: Families

Pictures of the Pearsall Family

Contributed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Dr. J. R. Pearsall

Dr. Jeremiah Robert Pearsall (1861-16 Oct 1891), son of Joseph Dickson Pearsall and Mary Bailey Murphy of Sampson County, NC. Never married. Dr. J. R. Pearsall, who a few months since resigned his position as assistant physician at the Central Hospital in Raleigh, on account of ill health, died at the State Hospital in Morganton last Friday, and was buried in the Presbyterian church yard last Sunday morning. Dr. Pearsall, who was a nephew of Dr. P. I. Murphy, Supt. of the State Hospital, was one of the brightest young physicians in the state, as was evidence by his election to the important position he held in the Raleigh hospital over a dozen or more applicants for the place. Hard work in the line of his profession shattered a constituion naturally delicate, and cut short a career, which gave every promise of brilliancy. The funeral sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Marion was exceedingly beautiful, tender and abounding in comfort to the bereaved relatives and friends of the deceased. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, NC.


James Alderman Pearsall

James Alderman Pearsall (1878-1906), son of Edward Dickson Pearsall and Barbara Susan Armstrong, married on 14 Aug 1905 in Wilmington, NC; Lucy Hand Bloodworth (1884-1959), daughter of James Harris Bloodorth and Ann Jane Bordeaux. After his death she married on 25 Jul 1915 in Rocky Point, NC, George Washington Meeks, Sr.

Pictures of the Armstrong Family

Contributed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Captain Edward Hall Armstrong

Edward wrote most of the letters published here from the War Between the States.

Thomas James Armstrong, Sr. – A narritave written by Thomas James Armstrong who was born in April 1813, and transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall. Very interesting for Duplin and New Hanover researchers.

Thomas James Armstrong, Sr (1813-1877), son of Edward Armstrong and Mary Shuffield, md on 5 Oct 1835 at South Washington (Watha), NC; Martha Ann Wilson (1820-1858), daughter of Alexander Wilson and Mary Portevant. He md 2nd on 23 Jun 1959 at Wilmington, NC; Martha Jane Freeman (d1865), daughter of John Freeman and Sarah Horton. He md 3rd, 22 Nov 1865 (lic New Hanover Co, NC), Mrs. Hulda Murray Moore (d 1 Oct 1872), dau of Hosea Murray and Rhoda Murray. She was the widow of George I. Moore. Thomas James Armstrong, Sr., md 4th Alice Bordeaux (1854-1908) on 18 Nov 1872 at Rocky Point, NC, dau of Richard Miller Bordeaux and his 2nd wife Mary A. Saul. After his death Alice Bordeaux Armstrong married as her second husband at the residence of her Mother in Rocky Point on 25 Nov 1879, S. J. Herring. As her 3rd husband, Alice Bordeaux Armstrong Herring md on 21 Nov 1893, at Rocky Point, NC, Robert L. Spell of Sampson Co, NC.

Sarah Isabella Armstrong with her husband ----- Holt

Sarah Isabella Armstrong (1860-1887), daughter of Thomas James Armstrong, Sr and Martha Jane Freeman married a Holt.