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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Pearson, Jonathan 1813- Educator; born in Chichester, N. H., Feb. 23, 1813; graduated at Union College in 1835; was instructor there in 1835-39; assistant professor of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy in 1839-49; Professor of Natural History in 1849-73; and was then given the chair of Agriculture and Botany. His publications include Early records of the county of Albany; Genealogy of the first settlers of Albany; Genealogy of the first settlers of Schenectady; A history of the Schenectady patent, etc.