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John L. Pearson


John L. Pearson

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

John L. Pearson (1834-40), was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Pearson. He was born in Ridley township in 1772, and was a surveyor and conveyancer. During the yellow fever scourge in Philadelphia in 1793, he was active in collecting contributions from the residents of Delaware county to aid the sick and distressed in the city, and it was through him that much of this money and goods reached the committee of citizens, compelling Pearson to visit the plague-stricken town. On June 21, 1802, he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace. John L. Pearson died April 15, 1842, aged 70 years.

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