Tuesday, April 7, 2015

1773: Isaac Pearson House

Isaac Pearson House
Hobson and Emaline Avenues

          The land on which the Isaac Pearson House sits  was originally owned by Thomas Tindall who came to America about 1678.   Isaac married Tindall's granddaughter and built this old mansion in 1773.  The story of Isaac Pearson states that he decided do forsake the continental cause during the Revolutionay War and take the British Oath of Allegiance.   He left his home with a large amount of money and was supposedly headed to New Brunswick to sign the Oath.  He stopped in Hightstown and was allegedly killed by continental soldiers.  He never actually signed the British Oath of Allegiance.  Isaac's granddaughter, Mary, married Thomas Hopkinson, grandson of Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Mary and her husband lived in the Pearson House and she was instrumental in establishing the Pearsonville M.E. Church.  The church, built near the graves of her ancestors, was completed in 1858.  

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the history Jim. Love it!