Ezra Pearsall, who was a Civil War Veteran, had a son, Charles Pearsall, a native of Freeport, Long Island, where he was born in 1855, and died July 3, 1903. Charles Pearsall was a builder and mason and followed his trade for many years at Amityville, Long Island. He was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a very well-known and popular man, loved by all who knew him, and he had a son, A. A. Pearsall.
A. A. Pearsall is a native of Amityville, Long Island, born November 25, 1882, a son of Charles and Adelia (Wanser) Pearsall. Mr. Pearsall received his early education in the public schools of his native place, and when he had reached the age of sixteen years began to learn the trade of his father and became a mason. After his father's death he took over the business and since then has been a successful builder. When he started is career he was devoid of any funds whatsoever and was getting but fifty cent per day. His first achievement which directed general attention toward him was the building of a six room house, and from the day it was completed he has continually grown up in the business world until today he is the owner of a large amount of valuable property. Mr. Pearsall is the biggest contractor in his line in Amityville, Long Island, and confines himself entirely to masonry. He has a plant where he himself manufactures cement blocks not only for his own building purposes but also for public use. His work is considered by competent judges to be of the highest quality. Mr. Pearsall is a director of the Amityville, Long Island, Water Company and a stockholder in the Amityville Bank. He is active in all civic affairs and held the position of assistant chief of the fire department. Every movement likely to benefit the village in any respect can always count on his support. In the spring of 1924 Mr. Pearsall was elected street committeeman. In politics he is an Independent, and in religion a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His fraternal and other associations include membership in the Amityville Club, the Unqua Yacht Club, the Amityville Lodge, No. 977, Free and Accepted Masons.
In 1904 he married Edna E. Wade, of Amityville, Long Island, and they are the parents of two children: Gladys E., student at Jamaica, Long Island; Carlton Bruce. The family reside in Amityville, Long Island, his business office is No. 21 Sterling Place.
(2) "Ezra Pearsall, born March 13, 1832; resided at Farmingdale, N.Y., married first, June 7, 1851, Jannette Powell who was born March 11, 1826; died March 14, 1885. He married second, 1886, Amelia Waterbury, who died February 24, 1887. He married third, Martha Randall, who died November 9, 1904, aged 67 years. He married fourth, Louise Hart who died May 23, 1913.
Charles Augustus was born to Jannette Powell.
According to the Pearsall Genealogy A. A. Pearsall stands for Augustus A. Pearsall although a different date of birth is given as November 25, 1885; baptised January 10, 1892.
1- Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens
Counties of Nassau and Suffolk
Long Island N.Y.
by Henry Isham Hazelton
Lewis Historical Publishing Co.
can be found at LDS Library in Plainview.
2- Vol. III pg. 1194 in the Pearsall Genealogy books by Clarence Pearsall;Pg. 1194
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