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Robert Newton Pearson
Birth: Jan. 9, 1840
Lawrence County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1903
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Pearson started his professional life as a bricklayer, and when the Civil War broke out he joined the 10th Illinois Infantry as a private. His administrative and leadership skills were recognized by his superiors and he rose through the ranks. In May of 1862 he was made an adjutant in the 31st Illinois Infantry; in April of 1863 he was promoted to major; and in July of that year was promoted again to lieutenant colonel. He participated in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, and Bentonville. On March 13, 1865, he was made brevet brigadier general "for gallant and meritorious services." He was made the colonel of the 31st Illinois Infantry in April of 1865. After the war, he was a municipal official and US postal clerk. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
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  Mary Elizabeth Tuthill Pearson (1837 - 1900)*
  Haynie Robert Pearson (1866 - 1926)*
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Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10, Lot 118
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: May 01, 2010
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Robert Newton Pearson
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- Carol M.
 Added: Apr. 25, 2017
General, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Oct. 6, 2016

- Mary Alequin
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015
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