Elizabeth Watson SEARS

Father: Roland SEARS
Mother: Mehitable Sears BERRY

Family 1: James Carter HUSTON
  1. George Arthur HUSTON
  2. Clarence Eugene HUSTON

                          _Joseph SEARS ___
 _Roland SEARS __________|
|                        |_Thankful CLARK _
|
|--Elizabeth Watson SEARS 
|
|                         _________________
|_Mehitable Sears BERRY _|
                         |_________________

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!DVR p.337


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Elizabeth Willard SEARS

Father: Willard SEARS
Mother: Ruth CUSHMAN

Family 1: Charles W SEABURY
  1. Frank SEABURY
  2. William H SEABURY
  3. Gorham J SEABURY
  4. Elizabeth SEABURY

                  _Ebenezer SEARS _
 _Willard SEARS _|
|                |_Hannah GRAY ____
|
|--Elizabeth Willard SEARS 
|
|                 _________________
|_Ruth CUSHMAN __|
                 |_________________

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Elkanah SEARS

Father: Edmund SEARS
Mother: Hannah CROWELL

Family 1: Mercy BRAY
  1. Sarah SEARS
  2. Temperance SEARS
  3. Susan SEARS
  4. Lucy SEARS
  5. Elkanah SEARS
  6. Thomas SEARS
  7. William SEARS

                   _Paul SEARS __________
 _Edmund SEARS ___|
|                 |_Mercy FREEMAN _______
|
|--Elkanah SEARS 
|
|                  _Christopher CROWELL _
|_Hannah CROWELL _|
                  |_Sarah MATTHEWS ______

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!S.P. May p.151 Elkanah Sears lived in the east precinct of Yarmouth, now East Dennis. Was a soldier in Lt Micajah Sears' Co., and marched on alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth, 6 Sep 1778; was on duty 3 days. In the fall of 1819, Elkanah Sears with his son William, set out some cranberry vines at Flax pond (now called Scargo lake), in Dennis, and was the pioneer in the large and profitable business of cranberry raising. Some years later Henry Hall of Dennis, having a marshy lot which produced some very fine berries, was led to follow the experiment of transplanting some of the vines to another portion of the same swamp, and the experiment proving a success, he and others continued their efforts in the same direction. But it took years of careful study, and laborious and costly experiment to ascertain the processes, soil and conditions necessary to success. In 1888, the shipments of cranberries from Cape Cod were 80,128 barrels and 13,463 boxes. In 1677, to appease the wrath of Charles II, who was angry with Massachusetts Colony for coining "pine-tree shillings," the General Court ordered a present to be sent him of "ten barrels of cranberries, two hogsheads of samp, and three thousand codfish," luxuries which it was thought would soften the ire of an angry monarch.


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Elkanah SEARS

Father: Elkanah SEARS
Mother: Mercy BRAY

Family 1: Clarissa HALL
  1. Lucy T SEARS
  2. Emeline SEARS
Family 2: Sarah BERRY
  1. Sarah H SEARS

                  _Edmund SEARS ___
 _Elkanah SEARS _|
|                |_Hannah CROWELL _
|
|--Elkanah SEARS 
|
|                 _William BRAY ___
|_Mercy BRAY ____|
                 |_Sarah JOYCE ____

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Elkanah SEARS (Capt)

Father: Joshua SEARS
Mother: Rebecca MAYO

Family 1: Ruth WHITE
  1. Isaac SEARS
  2. Willard SEARS
  3. Ruth SEARS
  4. Ruth SEARS
  5. Rachel SEARS
  6. Benjamin SEARS

                 _Paul SEARS ____
 _Joshua SEARS _|
|               |_Mercy FREEMAN _
|
|--Elkanah SEARS 
|
|                ________________
|_Rebecca MAYO _|
                |________________

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!S.P. May Capt Elkanah Sears removed with his parents to Middletown, CT in 1746 and after his marriage in 1757, lived on a farm just west of Pocotapaug lake in E. Hampton. In 1780 he was of committee appointed to provide necessities for the Con- tinental army and assisted in provisioning troops on L.I. narrowly escaping capture at one time. In 1794 he purchsed land in Freehold, Albany Co., NY being part of the town- ship sold to Benj. Spees et al., of Chatham, called "Lothania, of Maitland claim," the consideration therefor being L60. 9 May 1778, he deeded land in E. Hampton to his son Isaac, and in 1795, another parcel to his son Willard. "Many personal anecdotes are related of him. He was a man of large frame, tall and muscular, with a mind fitted for the body it inhabited, filled with a spirit of enterprise, and reckless of danger. "After the War of the Revolution broke out, he equipped a vessel which he commanded himself, and which preyed on British convoys. "His vessel was captured by a British ship, and he, with one of his men, were made prisoneres and confined on board. "From what he heard and saw, he suspected that preparations were making for their summary execution in the morning. "He expressed his suspicions to his man, and prepared to escape and swim ashore. "His man thought the attempt desparate, but Sears replied: 'I would rather trust my neck in the water than the rope.' "About midnight they eluded the sleepy guard, and let themselves down into the water, but were soon discovered, and fired upon from the ship. "Sears reached the shore, but his man gave out. He took a boat, went out and picked him up, and both escaped in safety. "Nothing daunted by his hairbreadth escape, he went to work immediately to fit out another vessel. "After the war he became actively engaged in mechanical and agricultural pursuits. He died of apoplexy on Sunday morning, 24 Nov 1816, ae 83. He was greatly beloved, and his funeral was largely attended, his body was born to the grave, on a bier carried by four of his old neighbors. In his will he devised to his children some $15,000. His house stood till 1848, when it was taken down.


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Elkanah SEARS

Father: Zebedee SEARS
Mother: Mary LEONARD


                  _David SEARS __
 _Zebedee SEARS _|
|                |_Phebe BRYANT _
|
|--Elkanah SEARS 
|
|                 _______________
|_Mary LEONARD __|
                 |_______________

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!S.P. May p.191 Elkanah marched to Newport, RI, in Capt Abram Washburn's Co., 10 Mar 1781, 40 miles travel; lived in S. Bridgewater, MA, and was called Capt !MD 24, p.38 Middleborough VR


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Elkanah SEARS

Father: Benjamin SEARS
Mother: Ann BIGELOW

Family 1: Desiar PHELPS
  1. John Dudley SEARS
  2. Benjamin SEARS
  3. Arminda SEARS
  4. Cyrus SEARS

                   _Elkanah SEARS _
 _Benjamin SEARS _|
|                 |_Ruth WHITE ____
|
|--Elkanah SEARS 
|
|                  ________________
|_Ann BIGELOW ____|
                  |________________

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!S.P. may p.364 Elkanah Sears removed with his father in 1798 from New Durham, Greene co., to Meredith, Delaware co., NY, and was married at Franklin, in the same county, to Desiar Phelps, and settled on a hillfarm in Meredith, where all his children were born. He was bred a farmer, and followed that vocationuntil prevented by failing health, and the infirmities of old age. In 1836 he removed with his family to Ohio, and settled on a farm near Bucyrus removing later to Bucyrus, where he lived many years. After the death of his wife in 1872, he went to the home of his only daughter, Mrs Nicholson, with whom he has ever since lived, and under whose roof he died. His life was quiet and uneventful; he tried to do his duty, and lived and died an honest man. His death was caused by falling from a verandah to which he went every pleasant day to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and the beautiful outlook over lake Erie and the adjacent shore. After dinner he was helped from his chair, and made his way to his favorite resort. He had been out but a few minutes when it was noticed that he was not in his usual place. Search was at once made, and he was found lying on the ground, to which he had fallen over the railing, a distance of about twelve feet. He never spoke and breathed only a few times before death came to his relief. he was as well as usual, so far as known, and his vital organs were apparently almost unimpaired. It is probable he slipped or stumbled while leaning over the railing, and was unable to save himself, owing to the crippled condition of his limbs.


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Elkanah Howes SEARS

Father: William SEARS
Mother: Ruth BERRY

Family 1: Lelia Tabitha ELDREDGE
  1. James William SEARS
  2. Lewis Elkanah SEARS
  3. Lelia Estelle SEARS
  4. Leslie Ray SEARS

                  _Elkanah SEARS _
 _William SEARS _|
|                |_Mercy BRAY ____
|
|--Elkanah Howes SEARS 
|
|                 ________________
|_Ruth BERRY ____|
                 |________________

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!1900 Census Vol 1,7,7,9 Dennis, Barnstable, MA !LJB Carpenter, windmills built church Wellfleet worked Shiverick Shipyard 1882 !Pam Cooper discovered that Elkanah's maternal grandfather was Howes Berry and Howes Berry's maternal grandmother was Sarah Howes, grandaughter of Jeremiah Howes. Hence Elkanah's (Mr El-kay'-ney according to Ellen Sears Curran) middle name !by Lelia Brownscombe-grandaughter of Elkanah (9 Nov 1992) My grandfather was born in a house built in 1805 by his grandfather, Elkanah Sears (No. 401), whose home on the Southwest corner of South and School Streets, E Dennis, had burned. This beautiful Cape Cod house, located at 51 School St, replaced the destroyed one. Elkanah Howes' father, William (No. 1144), was also born in the 1805 house. His mother was Ruth Berry. I have an old silver tablespoon with the initials WR engraved on the handle. This was unusual because they stand for William and Ruth. The usual way was to use the first initial of the last name of the married couple. Elkanah (No. 2568) had two brothers, William Gray and Isaac Berry. (ed. the autographs in the Sears Genealogical Catalogue were collected by Isaac) As a boy, grandfather said, if it rained he had to get up in the middle of the night to help pull up the canvas which protected the salt beds from getting wet. He also had a pet skunk and a turtle in his closet. On 22 Dec 1881, Elkanah married Lelia Eldridge (No 6984b. i). (I was surprised that my grandmother's line through her mother was back to Richard Sears) She lived at 2666 Route 28, S Chatham. (The house is still there) She had been a teacher in Chatham before her marriage. My grandfather was a carpenter and had a beautiful workshop in the carriage room of the large barn on Center St. across the street from the Church. He also called himself a mechanic probably because he installed and repaired windmills. he built a Church in Wellfleet, repaired the steeple on the E Dennis Church when it was struck by lightning, repaired the Brewster Mill according to brother Isaac's note book. He built many houses on Cape Cod. When he was first married, Kanah, as his wife called him, worked in the Shiverick Shipyard on Quivet Neck according to Lelia T Sears' diary written in 1882. (ed. according to Dean Stanley Sears, Quivet rhymes with quiet) Kanah and Lelia lived lived in a duplex at 26 or 28 South St near School St. It is still standing. All four of their children were born in this house, James William, Lewis Elkanah, Lelia Estelle and Leslie Ray. Elkanah added dormer windows, bathroom, screen porch and pump house and water system to the 1805 house after 1905.


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Ella SEARS

Father: Enos SEARS
Mother: Thankful HALL


                  _Moody SEARS _
 _Enos SEARS ____|
|                |_June DAVIS __
|
|--Ella SEARS 
|
|                 ______________
|_Thankful HALL _|
                 |______________

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Notes

!DVR p.335


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Ella SEARS

Father: Orrin Brewster SEARS
Mother: Ella A CASE


                         _Orin SEARS _______
 _Orrin Brewster SEARS _|
|                       |_Hannah M HOPKINS _
|
|--Ella SEARS 
|
|                        ___________________
|_Ella A CASE __________|
                        |___________________

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