(1) Source: Illinois State Archives Card File; 1850 Federal Census Index
(2) Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky-1790. Nashville, TN:Byron Sistler & Assoc., reprint 1992.
(3) Sistler, Byron & Barbara. Early West TN Marriages, Volume 1: Grooms and Volume 2: Brides. Nashville,TN: Bryon Sistler & Assoc., 1989. County Symbols and Years Represented: Be Benton 1832-1869, Cr Carroll 1838-1873, Dy Dyer 1860-1879, F Fayette 18381871, G Gibson 1824-1870, Hr Hardeman 1823-1861, Hy Haywood 1859-1878, Hn Henry 1838-1867, L Lauderdale 1838-1867, Ma Madison 1823-1871, Mn McNairy 1861-1865, O Obion 1824-1877, Sh Shelby 1819-1865, T Tipton 1840-1874, We Weakley 1843-1863
(4) From Obituaries and Marriage Notices of the TN Baptist:1844-1862 Only one Pearce mentioned
(5) MORTALITY SCHEDULES - ALL SPELLED PEARCE census years 1850,60 and 80 combined.Name of Deceased, Age(if under 1 yr. this is expressed as x/12, the x representing # of months; if under 1 month the fraction is x/30, the x representing #of days), Sex(inserted only if sex is otherwise in doubt), Free or Slave( on 1850 and 60 schedules only; left blank if individual was white ---otherwise F or S is inserted), Marital Status(M, W, D; Left blank if single), Place of birth of deceased, Place of birth of deceased`s father,(1880 sched. only) Place of birth of deceased`s mother(1880 sched. only) Occupation(omitted by some enumerators in most cases) Month of Death( this precedes occupation on 1850 and 1860 sched.) Cause of Death, County and Census Year(1850,1860,1880) Each Census Year was year ending June 1, so only deaths recorded on these schedules were those occuring in the twelve month periods June 1 of 1850,60,80. It also stated that on the original schedules, # of days ill was listed in 1850 and 60 and on the 1880 original Sched. how long a resident of that county, where the disease was contracted and name, statement of attending Physician was written.
(6)Source:USGEN Archives-CGI; birth info-IL Census and personal knowledge of submitter; brothers of ancestor William H. Pearce.
(7)Source: LDS Film of Illinois Marriages
(8)Source: 1860 U.S. Census, Jefferson County, IL;
(9)Source: Pueblo Chieftain Newspaper, Pueblo, CO; United Davis-Vorhies Funeral Home; Valparaiso University Archives-Moellering Library, Valparaiso, IN.
(10)Source: LDS Film-Ohio Estates and Administrations
(11)Source: 1870 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., IL; Spring Garden Twsp. Marriage info from submitter.
(12)Source: Marriages of Jefferson County, IL
(13)Source:Sistler, Byron & Barbara, Early Middle Tennesee Marriages, Volume 1-Grooms and Volume 2-Brides, 1988. The following list the County Symbols, Counties,Years Represented:
Ca- Cannon-1838-1873, Ce-Cheatham-1856-1881, D-Davidson-1789-1863, Dk-DeKalb-1848-1880, Di-Dickson-1817-1870, Fr-Franklin-1838-1874, Gi-Giles-1818-1864, Gu-Grundy-1844-1880 , La-Lawrence-1818-1870, Le-Lewis-1844-1880, Li-Lincoln-1838-1871, Ms-Marshall-1836-1870, Mu-Maury-1807-1867, Mt-Montgomery-1838-1867, Rb-Robertson-1839-1861, Ru-Rutherford-1804-1864, Sq-Sequatchie-1858-1881, Sm-Smith-1838-1870, St-Stewart-1838-1866, Sn-Sumner-1787-1875, V-Van Buren-1840-1875, W-Warren-1852-1865, Wy-Wayne-1857-1871, Wh-White-1809-1870, Wi-Williamson-1800-1879, Wl-Wilson-1802-1865
(14) Clift, G. Glenn. "Second Census" of Kentucky, 1800. Tax Payers appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of KY in existence in 1800. Nashville, TN:Byron Sistler & Assoc., reprint 1993.
(15)Jackson, Ronald; Teeples, Gary; Schaefermeyer, David. Kentucky 1810 Census Index.
(16)Dilts, Bryan Lee.1890 Kentucky Census Index of Civil War Veterans or Their Widows.
Salt Lake City, UT: Index Pub., 1984.
(17)Source: Whitley, Edythe Rucker. Marriages of Grainger County Tennessee 1796-1837. Baltimore,MD: Gen. Pub. Co., Inc., 1982.