David SEARS

Father: John SEARS
Mother: Grace PADDOCK

Family 1: Katharine SILLEW
  1. Rebecca SEARS
  2. Katharine SEARS
  3. SEARS
Family 2: Phebe TAYLOR

                  _Samuel SEARS _______
 _John SEARS ____|
|                |_Mercy MAYO _________
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                 _Judah PADDOCK ______
|_Grace PADDOCK _|
                 |_Alice (Else) ALDEN _

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Notes

!S.P. May p.125 Rebecca and Katherine are mentioned in will of Grace Sears, widow, 20 Jul 1779, see No.31


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David SEARS

Father: Philip Shelton SEARS
Mother: Mary Cabot HIGGINSON


                         _Frederic Richard SEARS __
 _Philip Shelton SEARS _|
|                       |_Albertina Homer SHELTON _
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                        __________________________
|_Mary Cabot HIGGINSON _|
                        |__________________________

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Who Was Who - (dec)


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David SEARS

Father: Daniel SEARS
Mother: Fear FREEMAN

Family 1: Ann WINTHROP
  1. David SEARS

                 _Daniel SEARS _
 _Daniel SEARS _|
|               |_Sarah HOWES __
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                _______________
|_Fear FREEMAN _|
                |_______________

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!S.P. May p.167-8 Mr. Sears removed to Boston with his mother in 1763, and was brought up by his step-father, Samuel Ballard, who lived on Common st., now Tremont st., between Mr. Cole's and Mrs. Swan's houses, being the third house from Winter st., nd corner of Turnagain lane, now Temple place. He became one of the most successful merchants in Boston, having his counting room on Central Wharf. In 1775 he sailed for London in company with Daniel Greene and others, ( who desired to avoid the troublous times consequent upon the outbreak of the Revolution,) traveled upon the Continent during several years, and made his business connections useful to his country. Upon his return, he narrowly escaped capture by an English frigate. He engaged to some extent in privateering, and in the summer of 1779 fitted out the "Mars," of 22 guns, under command of Capt. Ash. During the Presidency of the elder Adams, he was chairman of a Com. of the Citizens of Boston for building a frigate, the "Boston," at their private expense, to be presented to the Federal government, himself subscribing $3,000. He was in favor of Jay's treaty, and suffered considerable loss by French spoliations prior to 1800. Mr. Sears was an able financier, and Director of the First Bank of the United States from its commencement to its termination; was often a referee in intricate cases of equity and mercantile usage, and his whole career was marked by incorruptible integrity. That large tract of land in Maine, known as the "Waldo Patent," having been confiscated by the government, was sold; three-fourths to Gen. Knox, his wife owning the remaining fourth, and by him mortgaged to his sureties, Gen. Lincoln, and Col. Jackson, who assigned the mortgage to Israel Thorndike, David Sears and William Prescott of Boston, who foreclosed it. The territory was originally 30 miles square, and included all the islands of Penobscot Bay, the sites of the towns of Searsmont, Prospect, Knox and Searsport Our institutions do not readily lend themselves to the maintenance of a great absentee proprietor, in remote parts of the country. It was not an easy matter to secure a competent agent, and still less to deal with refractory tenants, or with that numerous class of settlers who persuade themselves that they ought to be allowed to occupy, rent free, the soil they have begun by appropriating. It is therefore to be wondered that the heirs availed themselves of opportunities for selling this estate, and the only portion now remaining un- alienated is the well known Brigadier's (now Sears)Island. Mr. Sears was a benevolent man, and a contributor to many charities. He was founder of the "Widow's Fund," in Trinity Church, in which he was a worshipper, and in which he was honored as a benefactor. A too copious indulgence in that favorite repast of the olden time, a a "Saturday salt-fish dinner," brought on serious indigestion, followed by a congestion which proved fatal. He fell dead as he was getting into his carriage, in front of his residence on the upper corner of Beacon and Somerset streets, 23 Oct 1816. Dr. John Sylvester John Gardiner, then Rector of Trinity Church, preached his funeral sermon from the test: "There is but one step between me and death," in allusion to the fact that Mr. Sears had fallen on the step of his carriage in a fit of apoplexy. His wife, Ann Winthrop, was a dau. of John Still Winthrop, by his first wife Jane Borland, and a lineal descendant in the fifth degree of the old first Governor, and was an elder sister of Lieut.-Gov. Thomas Lindall Winthrop.


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David SEARS

Father: James SEARS
Mother: Desire TOBEY

Family 1: Mary PADDOCK
  1. Philip SEARS
  2. David SEARS
  3. Isaac SEARS
  4. Luther SEARS
  5. James SEARS
  6. Zachariah SEARS
  7. Calvin SEARS
  8. Elijah SEARS
  9. Bethia SEARS
  10. Elizabeth SEARS
  11. Polly SEARS

                 _Silas SEARS __
 _James SEARS __|
|               |_Sarah CROSBY _
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                _______________
|_Desire TOBEY _|
                |_______________

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!S.P. May p.174 David Sears rem. to North East, south precinct, Dutchess co.,NY (where "David Sears subscribed 10s. for Mr Kent's support," in 1754,) and thence previous to the Revolution to north part of Lenox, MA 3 Dec 1777, at a meeting of the Com. of Safety, it was "Voted John WHitlock, Ephraim Smith, David Sears, Philip Sears and Edward Martindale are dangerous to the United States of America." "Chose by ballot Major Caleb Hyde to procure evidence and support an action on behalf of said town against John Whitlock, David Sears, Philip Sears, Ephraim Smith and Edward Martindale, at a court of general sessions of the peace for the county of Berkshire, to be held at Gt Barrington, on Tuesday, the 9th day of Dec curent, for their being inimically disposed and dangerous to remain in the States of America." 21 MAr 1774, David was appointed Com. to lay out school money. 12 Mar 1776, David Sears on School Com.; 24 Mar 1788, chose David Sears, Tything-man. 2 Mar 1789, David Sears, Surveyor of Highways. 25 Apr 1794, he is returned as Baptist. A hole in the mountain at Lenox was called "the tory-hole," and was occupied by Gid. Smith of Stockbridge as a hiding-place, he being supplied with food by David Sears. I think some of his daughters were born before Luther.


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David SEARS

Father: Jonathan SEARS
Mother: Elizabeth HAWES


                    _Samuel SEARS _
 _Jonathan SEARS __|
|                  |_Mercy MAYO ___
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                   _______________
|_Elizabeth HAWES _|
                   |_______________

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David SEARS

Father: Jonathan SEARS
Mother: Elizabeth HAWES


                    _Samuel SEARS _
 _Jonathan SEARS __|
|                  |_Mercy MAYO ___
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                   _______________
|_Elizabeth HAWES _|
                   |_______________

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David SEARS

Father: Josiah SEARS
Mother: Azubah KNOWLES

Family 1: Martha COLE
  1. David SEARS

                   _Josiah SEARS _
 _Josiah SEARS ___|
|                 |_Mercy HOWES __
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                  _______________
|_Azubah KNOWLES _|
                  |_______________

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Notes

!S.P. May p.191 David Sears of Eastham was in Capt. Sol. Higgins' Co. from 13 Jul to 31 Dec 1775, and enlisted as of Boston, 16 Aug 1777, for 3 years service in Col Jackson's Regt. He perhaps removed to Ashford, CT, where a David Sears was living in 1840, then aged 87, in receipt of a pension for Revolutionary service.


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David SEARS

Father: David SEARS
Mother: Phebe BRYANT

Family 1: Elizabeth SNOW

                 _Josiah SEARS _
 _David SEARS __|
|               |_Mercy HOWES __
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                _______________
|_Phebe BRYANT _|
                |_______________

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David SEARS

Father: David SEARS
Mother: Susannah HANDY

Family 1: Phebe PEASE

                   _Judah SEARS __
 _David SEARS ____|
|                 |_Mary PADDOCK _
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                  _______________
|_Susannah HANDY _|
                  |_______________

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!S.P. May p.123 Had children. He removed to NY with his brother in 1793, and settled in Hudson, where he engaged in business; but being unsucessful, went to Canada, and later to Charleston, SC. Some of his children lived in Hudson or Claverack.


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David SEARS (Lt)

Father: Ebenezer SEARS
Mother: Elizabeth COOKE

Family 1: Lucy HALL
  1. Charles SEARS
  2. Lucy SEARS

                    _Ebenezer SEARS _____
 _Ebenezer SEARS __|
|                  |_Sarah Gorham HOWES _
|
|--David SEARS 
|
|                   _____________________
|_Elizabeth COOKE _|
                   |_____________________

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Notes

!S.P. May p.214 23 Jul 1776, David Sears was app. Lt 2d Reg. Ct. Mil., and his name appears as a pensioner in census of 1840, then ae. 85.(?)


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