Monday, January 23, 2006

DR. BENJAMIN RUSH PEARSON

source: unknown newspaper article

DR. BENJAMIN RUSH PEARSON
was born August 1, 1849, in Dadeville, Ala., and is a son of James Madison and Elizabeth Ann (Brown) Pearson.

The parents of our subject were natives of Georgia, and on the father's side the family is traced back to William Penn. The great-great grandfather came to Pennsylvania with Mr. Penn, from whence the great-grandfather moved to South Carolina. The father was a distinguished attorney of Tallapoosa, Ala., and is now one of the wealthiest men of that county. He reared eight sons and two daughters. Of those eight sons, seven were professional men and one was a merchant.

B.R. Pearson attended the private schools of his county until he was eighteen years of age, .then entered the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, from which institution he graduated in July, 1871. He had a brother who was graduated in the same class, and who is now practicing medicine in Autauga County, Ala.

Our subject, after his graduation at Lexington, took a course of studies at the Montgomery Commercial College, in 1871. In February, 1872, he went to St. Louis, where He remained but a short time, returning to Montgomery and engaging in the shoe department of the wholesale dry goods house of M. P. LeGrand & Co. He was with this house until 1873, when he engaged in farming, which avocation he followed until 1877. In the last-named year He began teaching school and reading medicine, and in the winters of 1879, 1880 and 1881 attended lectures at the Alabama Medical College, at Mobile.

In 1881 he located at Montgomery, where he began the practice of his profession, and is to-day one of the leading physicians in this city. Having built up a large .practice, and being successful in all his undertakings, he has commanded the respect and the recognition of the members of his profession

He is a member of the Medical and Surgical Society of Montgomery County, and has held the position of both president and vice-president of that body. He was also County Health Officer three years.

Dr. Pearson was married in December, 1873, to Miss Sallie Coleman, daughter of. Capt. C. B, Ferrell, of Montgomery, and has had born to him three children: Annie E., Coleman F. and James M

Dr. Pearson and wife are members of the First Baptist Church.

1 Comments:

Blogger Greg Campbell said...

Your article is from the Northern Alabama Historical & Biographical printed in 1888. The article originally appeared in either The Montgomery Advertiser or The Montgomery Dispatch.

Published by Smith & Deland, Birmingham Al.

May 01, 2010  

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