Father: Isaac SEARS
- BIRTH: 23 APR 1804, South East,,NY
- DEATH: 9 OCT 1884
- BURIAL: ,,,1019
Mother: Priscilla BENNETT
- Annie SEARS
- George E SEARS
- Melissa SEARS
- Rachel de_Forest SEARS
_Benjamin SEARS _
_Isaac SEARS _______|
| |_Mary HALL ______
|_Priscilla BENNETT _|
!S.P. May Bradley Sears was a farmer, and lived on part of the old homestead in
South East, 4 miles from Brewsters on the Harlem railroad.
"Mr S. did not seem robust in his early years; a tendency to asthma was with
him in his boyhood, but there must have been much vigor in his frame.
He was ill comparatively little; only two severe illnesses, and they of short
duration, and of a nature that might affect the strongest physical manhood.
I his early married life, in the prosecution of an avocation for a little
while followed, he was able to endure readily the fatigue associated with rid-
ing horseback even as far as Lake Erie.
His death was the first break in the family circle; father, mother, and all
the children God gave to them have been permitted to live together till the
father's four-score years have been reached.
During the summer of 1884, when the illness began separating him from more
active care, he was disposed to give the reminiscences of his early life; to
tell of his father, and of his own wishes and hopes in his young manhood, and
the memories of the church service and life in the old church.
But especially was there always grateful dwelling upon the comforts and
blessings of his own home.
His children were to him pride and joy, and with that trembling of the lip
and moistening of the eye, they who knew him the more readily recall, he would
speak of their unfailing kindness; of their anticipation of every want; of how
good God had been to him and his.
He did not seem to be an old man, the years had not so told upon him. The
face was unwrinkled, and the frame was vigorous. Till the last summer he was
permitted to be actively employed in the concerns of his home.
When the difficulty of breathing, and the heart trouble abated, some thought
him better, and there was the entertainment of hope.
But especially upon his own spirit as the end drew near, there was the
conviction of approaching death.
He would tell the children of what he desired to have done upon the farm, as
soon as he would not be here, while to his pastor, who was often with him, he
spoke of his consciousness of himself as a sinner, and of his great trust in
Christ as Saviour, and of the absence of the fear of death.
It had been a growing peace, and as the spirit advanced into the depths of the
shadow, the darkness had passed, clinging with tender affection to the beloved
with him, yet content to go at the Father's call, so quietly the spirit slipped
It was as the morning hour advanced that death came.
And so for him 'the night passed and the morning came."
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