_Mulford SEARS _ _Calvin SEARS ________| | |_Patty CROSBY __ | |--David W W SEARS | | ________________ |_Laura Ann SPINDLEOW _| |________________
!1900 Census Vol 1,7,2,7 Dennis, Barnstable, MA
_Ezra SEARS ___________ _David S SEARS _____| | |_Mary "Polly" SEABURY _ | |--David Warren SEARS | | _______________________ |_Harriet A MATHEWS _| |_______________________
_Edmund SEARS __ _Paul SEARS _| | |_Hannah TAYLOR _ | |--Dean SEARS | | ________________ |_Ruth HOWES _| |________________
_Paul SEARS ______ _Dean SEARS ____| | |_Ruth HOWES ______ | |--Dean Smith SEARS | | _Reuben SEARS ____ |_Rosanna SEARS _| |_Abigail VINCENT _
_Paul Freeman SEARS _ _Benjamin F SEARS _| | |_Betsy Olivia SEARS _ | |--Dean Stanley SEARS | | _____________________ |_Mabel B __________| |_____________________
!Henry Homer Sears of East Dennis says Dean's father was Benjamin (poss  or ?) and that his son Richard D lives in Atlanta.
DENNIS-Dean S Sears, 84, former Dennis town clerk, town moderator and Barnstable County Registrar of Deeds, died Tuesday in Alabaster, AL, where he had been living for the past year. Mr Sears was born in E Dennis and attended Dennis schools. Later, he attended Huntington and Northeastern Law School in Boston. For a number of years, he worked for the Hyannis Trust Co, the National Shawmut and National ROckland Bank of Boston. In the 1940s, he served as town clerk and tax collector. He served for 27 years as the town moderator and for more than 40 years on town boards and committees. He was the first president of the Dennis HIstorical Society. In 1944, he succeeded his father, the late Benjamin F Sears, to the office of Registrar of Deeds for Barnstable County. He retired from that office in the 1970s. He also served on the board of directors forthe Cape Five Cent Savings Bank. Mr Sears' ancestors were among the first settlers in Dennis. He was part of the 11th generation of his family to live in the town. Henry Kelley II, a member of the Dennis Finance Committee and a former selectman, described Mr Sears as a man dedicated to town service. "Dean Sears was in a class by himself as the grand old man of Dennis," said Kelley. "He was prominent in his generation as a man who willingly and happily served his town." The town of Dennis declared 5 May 1981, as Dean S Sears' Day, and conferred upon him the title of "dean of all the citizens of Dennis." At that time, Mr Sears told town residents, "I am deeply moved by you lauding me for the things I have endeavored to do in the past to make this a progressive town. I am a progressive conservative in all my doings." He said,"The town of Dennis has always held a deep affection in my heart. It was in my family to be this way... and I have tried to carry this spirit on in my life." Mr Sears was a former master of Mount Horeb Lodge AF & AM. He is survived by a son, RIchard D Sears of Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 am saturday, at the S Dennis Congregational Church.
_Paul SEARS ______ _Daniel SEARS _| | |_Deborah WILLARD _ | |--Deborah SEARS | | __________________ |_Sarah HOWES __| |__________________
_Silas SEARS __ _Silas SEARS __| | |_Anna BURSELL _ | |--Deborah SEARS | | _______________ |_Sarah CROSBY _| |_______________
_John SEARS ________ _John SEARS ______| | |_Priscilla FREEMAN _ | |--Deborah SEARS | | _John CROWELL ______ |_Deborah CROWELL _| |_Kezia ELDREDGE ____
_John SEARS ________ _Nathaniel SEARS _| | |_Priscilla FREEMAN _ | |--Deborah SEARS | | _Thomas A HOWES ____ |_Deborah HOWES ___| |_Deborah SEARS _____
_Joseph SEARS _ _Silas SEARS __| | |_Hannah HALL __ | |--Deborah SEARS | | _John BUCK ____ |_Deborah BUCK _| |_Phebe SEARS __