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PEARSON CEMETERY
Located by Brownlee, Ne. It is 2 1/2 miles northwest of Pearson buildings near Chaloud Place.
Section 12, Range 29, Township 28

It is located about 2 1/2 or 3 miles northwest of the home place building site on part of our ranch we call the Chaloud Place. When the graves were put in, Martin's lived on that place. I do not know the Martin's girls name that is buried there. Only that she died of quick consuption at age 16, 3 weeks after they came to Cherry County.

Peter was George's grandfather and died as a result of a stage team run away at Brownlee as he was to leave for the eatern part of the state.

Emma Everett was his daughter,(George's aunt), and met her death in a prairie fire. No one knows for sure just what happened but she was on her way to have a dress made to go to Valentine to prove up on her homestead. She was driving a one horse buggy. When the horse came home and they foundher, she had a broken leg and the fire had burned over her body. Her nephew who lived with her and was nine years old at the time visited us at age 86. He said she had dug into the sand trying to block the fire away from herself.Her husband was Amos Everett, a brother to Mrs. Martin, mother of the 16 year old girl who is buried there.
There are stones at both of our relatives graves and it is fenced with woven wire with the corner posts set in cement. In the 30's the wind piled sand over the graves more than shoud be. But rather than risk it blowing out we have not disturbed the top soil which is grassed over now.

Story by Mrs. Mabel(George) Pearson
NAME BIRTH DEATH BIRTH PLACE
Everett, Emma Pearson(wife of Amos)02-08-186104-07-1891
Martin, girl(dau of Adam)16 years old ?
Pearson, Peter08-18-183310-18-1902London, England

We apologize for any errors in reading or transcribing of information. For corrections, please contact the Cherry County Coordinator. Information on births and deaths donated by Ruth Harms who walked the cemetery in 1974.

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