Hosea Pearce was the son of Betty Gomer and James Pearce, born apr 16 1798
and died July 8 1875, buried in White Co., IL; Jewel Carter Pearce born June
1 1859 in Harrisburg, son of Prussian A Pearce (son of Hosea) and Martha
Hosea Pearce came to White Co. IL in 1817 with his parents.
He was Sheriff of White Co for 6 years, was a Colonel of a
regiment of volunteers in the Black Hawk War in 1832. He executed the
of capital punishment upon William B. Ledbetter, the only case of hanging
ever done in the county.
McMurtry, Pearce, Gomer, Blackard, Hogan, Owen, White, Geers
----- Original Message -----
From: "roberta zink" <robertazink(a)yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 5:20 AM
Subject: [ILWHITE] Law Enforcement Officers of White County
Does anyone know how to find records of law
enforcement officers? Still looking for Jewell Carter
Pearce, who was a township officer/constable in
Herald's Prairie Township in White County in 1879.
Also, Hosea Pearce, who was the first sheriff of White
County. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You
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