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Title: Sears Family Pedigrees
Post by: Ray Sears on March 22, 2005, 12:17:48 PM
Please send any pedigrees for this project to:

Please include the following:
•       Name of project
•       Kit Number
•       Name of person posting pedigree
•       Email address to be posted with pedigree
•       Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestor
•       List each succeeding generation, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

Anyone is welcome to post your pedigree for this surname on the Pedigree Forum below, but project members should be sure to send the pedigree by email to the administer's email address listed above to be sure it will be posted on the project's Patriarchs Page.

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Title: Pedigree
Post by: Norma J. Sears on November 01, 2005, 01:37:19 PM
James Sears b. 1720  d. 1782 in Hampshire County, VA. 
will leaving sons property and to give money to daughters.  Sons...William and John  Daughters... Mary Sears Willson and  Catherine Sears Shook.
William (1st son) settled in Logan County, KY
John, three sons, and Mary and Catherine families went to NC
James, Jesse and Wiliam went to KY before it became a State.
Father John received property in NC for Revoluntionary Service which became Greene County, TN.
He sold property and moved to to Whitley County, KY outside Corbin.
James inherited property after court battle.
James, Jr., D. Franklin, Solomon, Robert all lived on property.
Robert G. moved to Cincinnati, OH where I was born.

Farm sold to US Government and became part of Daniel Boone National Forrest in 1950s.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Marilyn Teaff Barton on November 14, 2005, 03:59:02 PM
Hi, Norma.  Your pedigree is posted.  Hope you are part of the DNA project.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: DonnaC on December 27, 2005, 02:36:49 PM
John Sears b 1818 KY, d 1899 Ravalli Co, MT, parents unkn b KY; m Hetty Ann Radley, Coles Co, IL 1836/7
Abraham Sears b 1840 Coles Co, IL, d 1898 Mitchell Co, KS; m Mary Ann Campbell, Cass Co, NE 1860
Samuel Edward Sears b 1876 Holt Co, MO d 1951 Orleans Co, LA; m Petronella Erma Symons, 1913 Crook Co, OR
Raymond Louis Sears b 1916 Nevada Co, CA d 1998 Lane Co, OR; m Blanche Louise Bier, 1937 Lane Co, OR
(me) Donna Rae Sears, b OR

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Marilyn Teaff Barton on January 19, 2006, 09:46:16 PM
Hi, DonnaC.  Your pedigree is posted.  Hope you will join the DNA project if you haven't already.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: lrsears on August 23, 2006, 12:51:26 AM
Personal pedigree- Leslie Ray Sears, III  []

Richard Sears (1590-1676) Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony (Cape Cod) about 1639
 Capt Paul  (1637-1707)  Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony m. Deborah Willard
  Paul (1669-1739) Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony m. Mercy Freeman
   Capt Edmund (1712-1796) Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA m. Hannah Crowell
    Elkanah (1758-1836) Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA m. Mercy Bray
     Capt William (1808-1896) East Dennis, Barnstable Co, MA m. Ruth Berry
      Elkanah H (1849-1914) East Dennis m. Lelia T Eldredge
       Leslie R (1892-1954) East Dennis m. Harriet Thurston
        Maj Gen Leslie R Jr (1928-1985)

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Richard Barton on August 23, 2006, 04:59:37 PM

Your pedigree has been posted to


Title: Pedigree
Post by: Judith Sears Allen on September 07, 2006, 02:08:58 AM
Richard Sears (1590-1676) d Yarmouth,  Plymouth Colony
    Silas Sears  (1637/38 - 1697) d Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, m Anna Bursell
        Silas Sears (1661-1727 to 1732) Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA  m Sarah Crosby
            James Sears (1704-1797) b Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA  m Desire Tobey  d Ridgefield, CT
                 David Sears (1731-1827) b Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA   m Mary Paddock   d Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA
                      Luther Sears (1772-1857) b Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA  m Anna Foster  d Volney, Fulton Co, NY
                           Luther Sears (1806-1877) b Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA  m Chloe Clark  d Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA
                                Martin Luther Sears (1842-1908) b Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA  m Mary Ellen Bull  d Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA
                                     Albert Eugene Sears (1866-1953) b Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA  m Cora Stella Hagey d Fall City, King Co,WA
                                          Hubert Belmont Sears (1915-1991) b Phillips. Hall Co, NE  m Viola Pearl Moninger d Eugene, Lane Co,OR
                                                Judith Sears (me) b Seneca, Thedford Co, NE


Richard Sears (1590-1676)
     Deborah Sears  (1639-1732) b Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony  m Zachary Paddock d Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA
           Zachariah Paddock (1664-1717) b Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA  m. Bethiah Hall  d Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA
                Zachariah Paddock (1692-?) b Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA  m. Elizabeth Howes  d ?
                     Mary Paddock (1734-1826) b probably Mansfield, CT  m  David Sears  d Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA
                          Luther Sears (same as above)
                               Luther Sears(see above)
                                    Martin Luther Sears (see above)
                                         Albert Eugene Sears (see above)
                                              Hubert Belmont Sears (see above)
                                                   Judith Sears (me)

Title: Pedigree
Post by: David Kent Coy on September 07, 2006, 04:38:09 PM
Johannes Zaher (Zerr, Zear, Sears, etc.) born circa 1710 Germany/Switzerland m. Barbara
  John Sears, born circa 1749, Rowan County, North Carolina m. Catherine Conrad
    George Jacob Sears, born 5 Mar. 1789, Rowan County, North Carolina m. Catharine Hon
      Enoch William Sears, born 3 July 1819, Harrison County, Indiana m. Margaret Hostetler
        Stephen William Sears, born 22 Jan. 1852, Harrison County, Indiana m. Laura Belle Stites
          Maude Luesta Sears, born 13 June 1882, Douglas County, Illinois m. Alva Curtis Strader

Title: Pedigree
Post by: P E Sears on September 08, 2006, 08:05:59 PM
James Sears (ca 1725- 1782) m Sarah Sears of Hampshire County Virginia
John L Sears (ca 1750- 1821) b Hampshire County VA m Judith (ca 1750- 1821) b Hampshire County VA
James Sears (1773 - 1844) b Hampshire County VA m Orpha Corder(ca 1775 - 1798) b Greene County TN
John S Sears (1797-1882) b Greene County TN m Elizabeth Wheeler (1796- 1853) b KY
John L Sears (1835-1911) b Whitley County KY m Lucy MacKey (1836-1913) b Knox County KY
Elmer L Sears (1875-1920) b Whitley County KY m Gertie Misener (1879-1957) b Sumner County KS
Charlie E Sears (1901-1962) b Sumner County KS m Mae Rutledge (1903-1990) b Craig County OK
Everett E Sears (1936- ? ? ?) b Sumner County KS m Dana Kuestermeyer (1939- ? ) Beadle County SD
Paul E Sears (1961- ? ?) b Adak Alaska

Title: Pedigree
Post by: lrsears on September 09, 2006, 12:34:29 PM
Judith, David, Paul - I have posted your pedigrees on the Patriarchs site.  We've now got four different SEARS(ZAHER) patriarchs covered.  Looking forward to participation by more families.

Thanks so much for contributing your info.  Maybe we can better understand the connections between our various families.

Ray Sears

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Raymond A. Sears on September 11, 2006, 11:50:08 AM
Francis Peter Sears (1752-c1841) Haverstraw, NY m (1783) Rachel Smith Haverstraw, NY
Abraham Sears (1790-c1859) Haverstraw NY m (1819) Elizabeth Benjamin Haverstraw, Rockland County, NY
Francis Sears (1834-1903) Haverstraw, NY m (c1858) Jerusha Mabie NY
Andrew Clark Sears (1867-1943) Hackensack, NJ m (1892) Ida Mae Edwards NY, NY
Andrew Milton Sears (1906-1953) NY,NY m (1927) Margaret Francis Callahan NY, NY
Raymond A. Sears Sr. (1928-? ? ) Brooklyn, NY

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Kenneth James Sears on November 06, 2006, 02:53:16 PM
Please reference the following URL

Title: Pedigree
Post by: tatals17 on April 04, 2007, 10:08:49 AM
Johannes Zerr (Zaher) b circa 1710 Switzerland/Germany
    Johannes m Barbara Rowland Rowan County North Carolina
        Son John Sears b 1749 Rowan County North Carolina m Anna Catherine Conrad circa 1778
            Son David Sears b Dec 17 1791 North Carolina m Anna Kern Sept 26 1811
                Son Adam Sears b Nov 28 1818 m Rebecca Wright Jan 30 1840
                    Son David Louis Sears b 1849 m Serena Williams Feb 15 1876
                        Son Oscar b circa 1880 m Mollie Millard
                            Son Raymond b January 1905 Nacaogdoches Texas m Edith Render in Oklahoma
                               Son John Sears b June 16 1938 m Janice Miles Nov 4 1960 in Cordell Oklahoma
                                   Son Todd Sears b June 3 1966 in Irving Texas m Angeline Chromiak Feb 19 1994
                                       Son Luke Sears b Nov 29 1994 in Boulder Colorado

Title: Pedigree
Post by: howesalsir on August 20, 2007, 08:56:28 PM
Hi Judith,
Looks like you may have attended Yarmouth High on Cape Cod. I am now V.P. in Howes Family Association. Don't know what I'm doing in this message board. But trying to find out more about DNA tests in determining "cousins" in England back to Thomas Howes in 1636.
Best wishes,

Title: Pedigree
Post by: swall on August 30, 2007, 12:53:36 PM
My Sears line is on my grandmother's side; Doris Margaret Sears, Loring, she was born in 1898 in Allegan, MI., Her father was Vernon G. (Ben)Sears married Fanny Ingram in Allegan, MI., they had four daughters.  He was the son of Harvey and Jeannette Sears.  Harvey is said to have been born in either Nova Scotia or NY.  His father was Luke married to unknown in Nova Scotia.  Does anyone have information on this line?

Title: Pedigree
Post by: swall on August 30, 2007, 02:36:07 PM
Luke Sears B 1815 Nova Scotia. 1880 census Courtland, Kent, MI list Father and Mother from Nova Scotia.
       Harvey Sears B NY 1846 married Jennette or Annette Census 1880 list in Heath Allegan, MI Children:  Hollie b 1870, Merton b. 1872 Vernon b 1876.
        Vernon married Fanny Ingram b. April 14 1877 in Allegan, MI. They had 3 children.  They had 4 daughters, Vera M. b. May 1894, Doris Margaret b. 9 August 1897, Hilda May b. 10 Sept 1899, and Florence b. 1907. 
        I am a decedent of Doris Margaret Sears, Loring she married Clyde Jame Loring in Rocky Ford Co and moved to California.  they had 3 children. Robert W. Loring b. 17 Oct 1923, Mary Jane Loring Amuchastique, and Clyde James Loring Jr.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: youngman on November 25, 2007, 02:08:30 AM
William Sears b. 1699 VA
James Sears b. 1724 VA d. 1783 Hampshire, VA
William Sears b. 1744 Gloucester, VA d. 1831 Logan, KY
David Sears b. Nov 8, 1773 Hardy, VA d. Oct 20, 1849
William Sears b. Oct 1, 1810 Logan, KY d. Mar 18, 1869 Logan, KY
Henry T Sears b. 1844 Hopkins, KY d. 1920 Hopkins, KY
William David Sears b. 1866 Red River, TX d. 1947 Tulsa, OK
Haskell Allen Sears b. July 13, 1911 d. Oct 10, 1981 Tulsa, OK
Edward Lee Young b. Dec 21, 1960 Tulsa, OK (ADOPTED) orig birth cert=Haskell Allen Harrison Jr (me)
John Thundercloud Young b. Sep 21, 2000 Fontana, CA (my son)

Title: Pedigree
Post by: johnsears on May 14, 2008, 12:33:42 AM
John Sears, b. 9 Mar 1818, Elizabethtown, Hardin, KY; d. 1 Mar 1900, Ravalli Co, MT; m. Hettie Ann Radley 19 Feb 1837, Coles Co, IL
   John A. Sears, b. 17 Sep 1849, Coles Co, IL; d. 28 Apr 1906 in Leavenworth, KS; m. Maria Hawkins 1 Jan 1871, Oregon, MO
      John Franklin Sears, b. 21 Jan 1877, Osborne, KS; d. 5 Jan 1947, Lewiston, ID; m. Laura May Pfeiffer 30 Nov, 1903
         John Edward Sears, b. 24 Sep 1912, Stevensville, MT; d. 21 Mar 2008, Spokane, WA; m. Dorothy June Titus 19 Jul 1940, Reno, NV
            John Franklin Sears (me), b. Spokane, WA

Title: Pedigree
Post by: cmsears on June 23, 2008, 11:12:30 AM
Benjamin Sears b. c1790 b.?  m. Laura Jewett Green 1833 VT
 Daniel William Sears (1834 - 1913) b. MA d. NY  m. Anna Allen Ladd 1869 NY
  Adelbert R. Sears (1881 - 1951) b. Florida, Montgomery Co. NY d. NY  m. Jennie Blakeman 1905 NY
   Edward R. Sears (1923 - 1997) b. Amsterdam, Montgomery Co. NY d. FL  m. Inez Amberger 1945 NY
    Kenneth E. Sears (1949 - ?) b. NY

Title: Re: Sears Family Pedigrees
Post by: jssears on December 06, 2011, 09:44:57 PM
   Joseph Sears (1760-1827) Granville Co, North Carolina m unknown
       Wyatt Sears (1788-1862) Oxford, Granville Co, NC m Frances Wilkerson
            Joseph P. Sears (1819-1881) White, GA m Elizabeth Love
                Robert Thomas Sears (1853-1940) Cleveland, White, GA m Mahulda Wade
                    Joseph Swift Sears (1885-1946) Bexar, Fulton, AR m Elizabeth Hogan
                        Osro Hogan Sears (1907-1988) Wild Cherry, Fulton, AR
                            Joseph Swift Sears II  (1945-?)    (kaliber.silver AT

Title: Re: Sears Family Pedigrees
Post by: searspirit on May 30, 2013, 04:51:07 PM
Personal pedigree- Steven Keith Sears (
Kit #288941 (testing completed)

Richard Sears (1590-1676) Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony (Cape Cod) about 1639
Silas Sears (1639-1697) Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony m. Anna Bursell
Capt Joseph Sears (1669-1750) Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony m. Hannah Hall
Leut Zachariah Sears (1706-1796) Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA m. Mehitable Crowell
Roland/Rowland Sears (1745-1819) Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA m. Jedidah Conant
Zachriah Sears (1782-1842) Ashfield, Franklin, MA m. Delight Coolidge
Lysander Sears (1822-1881) Fabius, NY m. Cornelia Meade
Orange Almoin/Almeron Sears (1863-1942) Hartland, MI m. Charlotte Mallett
Robert Percy Sears (1894-1969) Rose, Oakland, MI m. Margaret Stark
Almond Keith Sears (1919-1993) Holly, Oakland, MI m. Virginia Alma Gregg
Steven Keith Sears (1954- ) Flint, Genesee, MI m. Marsha Kraft