Gallatin Co., IL, Deeds
Book "N", Page "94"
31 May 1845
Bill of Sale
....deliver unto Robert D. Pearce the following property to wit: black mare, black horse, black mare.....
Signed: Moses Pearce
Witnesses: Jonathan B. Moore, Allen Pearce, William Roark
This family tree includes many of the southern Illinois Pearce family, including Edah Pearce who was my ancestor Alexander Trousdale's second wife. Edah had a brother named Moses. If the tree is correct, the Pearces go back to royalty.