Isaac SEARS

Father: Eleazar SEARS
Mother: Sarah WHEATON

Family 1: Laurinda TUTTLE
  1. David A SEARS
  2. Charles Eleazer SEARS
  3. SEARS

                  _David SEARS _
 _Eleazar SEARS _|
|                |_Huldah CARR _
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|--Isaac SEARS 
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|                 ______________
|_Sarah WHEATON _|
                 |______________

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!FATHER-BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Pearce May, THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD SARES(SEARS) OF YARMOUTH,MASS; 1638-1888; Albany, Joel Munsell's Sons, 1890; p 414; NEHGS Library, Boston, MA; Lives in Lagrange

!BIRTH-FATHER-SPOUSE-CHILDREN-DEATH-BIOGRAPHY: R F Elderkin, HOOSIER COUSINS; 1816-1994; Melbourne Beach, FL, 1994; pp 9-15; Copy in poss of Ray Sears, Duncan, OK;from 1882- HIstory of LaGrange co - Isaac Sears is a native of Onondaga co, NY, born November 7, 1828, is the son of Eleazer and Sarah Sears, natives of Nwew York, the former of Saratoga and the latter of Onondaga COunty. They came to this county in 1841 and located on Brushy Prarie. Isaac Sears received an average education, and remained with his parents until he was married, February 13, 1853, in this township, to Miss Laurinda Tuttle. Her parents, Lemon and Diadamie Tuttle, were natives of Ohio and farmers by occupation; they died in this county. Subject (Isaac) and wife settled on a farm of 236 acres, in Springfield Township, this county, that Mr Sears had previously purchased. he increased his land to 436 acres, and farmed and raised live stock on a large scale. May 10, 1874, his wife died and he was married in Onondaga County, NY, February 11, 1875, to Miss Sarah Van Alstine, the daughter of James and Abigail Van Alstine, natives of New York, where her father died and her mother is yet living, at the age of sixty-six. They removed from Springfield to this township in October, 1880, where they have a well proved farm, good buildings and fine brick residence. Mr Sears now owns 868 acres of land, and has given eighty acres to his son. All of his property has been accumulated by his own efforts and industry, with the exception of 100 acres of land and $400 in money, that he inherited. He is extensively engaged in live stock dealing, and his farm annually yields large profits. For 1878, the wheat crop alone was 3,000 bushels, averaging thirty-two bushels per acre. Mr Sears is one of the most prominent citizens, and has two sons, Charles E and David A, both of whom are married. BURIED: Brushy Chapel, LaGrange co, IN


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Isaac SEARS

Father: Haman SEARS
Mother: Eliza MOORE

Family 1: Hannah SWEET
  1. Eliza SEARS
  2. Etta SEARS
  3. Heman SEARS
  4. Jennie SEARS
  5. John SEARS
  6. Burt SEARS
  7. Carrie SEARS
  8. Eva SEARS
  9. Wilson SEARS
  10. Frank SEARS

                _Isaac SEARS _
 _Haman SEARS _|
|              |______________
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|--Isaac SEARS 
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|               ______________
|_Eliza MOORE _|
               |______________

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!S.P. May p.528 Is a farmer and lives on the old homestead in Newfane, NIagra county, NY


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Isaac SEARS (Dr)

Father: Sunderland SEARS
Mother: Mary ANDRUS

Family 1: Fanny THOMPSON
  1. Robert SEARS
  2. Isaac SEARS
  3. Ellen SEARS

                     _Benjamin SEARS __
 _Sunderland SEARS _|
|                   |_Abigail BURGESS _
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|--Isaac SEARS 
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|                    __________________
|_Mary ANDRUS ______|
                    |__________________

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Isaac Sears was physician, and at the organization of the HErkimer Co Med Soc. was chosen one of the Censors. In 1807 he was a member of the State Med Soc., and in 1812 Trustee of Fairfield Med Coll, under charter of that date.


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Isaac SEARS

Father: Joseph SEARS
Mother: Ruth SEARS


                 _Joseph SEARS _
 _Joseph SEARS _|
|               |_Hannah HALL __
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|--Isaac SEARS 
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|                _Samuel SEARS _
|_Ruth SEARS ___|
                |_Ruth MERRICK _

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Isaac SEARS

Father: Samuel SEARS
Mother: Ruth MERRICK


                 _Samuel SEARS _
 _Samuel SEARS _|
|               |_Mercy MAYO ___
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|--Isaac SEARS 
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|                _______________
|_Ruth MERRICK _|
                |_______________

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!MD 5, p.86


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Isaac SEARS (Col)

Father: Joshua SEARS
Mother: Mary THACHER

Family 1: Sarah DRAKE
  1. Hester SEARS
  2. SEARS
  3. Mary SEARS
  4. John SEARS
  5. Maria SEARS
  6. Isaac SEARS
  7. Rebecca SEARS

                 _Samuel SEARS _
 _Joshua SEARS _|
|               |_Mercy MAYO ___
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|--Isaac SEARS 
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|                _______________
|_Mary THACHER _|
                |_______________

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!S.P. May p115 It is singular that so little is known of the family of a man so prominent during a long period as was Col Isaac Sears. He had eleven children; his son-in-law, Paschal N. Smith, was also one of a family of eleven; and Hester Sears Smith, his wife, it is said was the last survivor of twenty-two. The first eight children are, I think, correctly given, though the order, perhaps should be changed. Many of the records of New York and Trinity Church were destroyed by fire, and I find no will or administration recorded in the Surrogate's office. Papers of the day speak of the daughters of "King Sears" as "beautiful and accomplished, and dispensing the hospitalities of their father's house like princesses." John Q Adams writes to his sister, Mrs. Wm. S. Smith, in 1785, giving an account of a dinner with Gen. Knox, Sec. of War, and mentions as among the guests, "Miss Sears," and says: "Miss Sears has been ill, and looks pale; but she is very pretty, and has the reputation of being witty and sharp. I am sure she does not look mechante." Among the distinguished names in Mrs. John Jay's invitation lists, we find "Mr. Sears and family." In reply to an inquiry of mine, Mr. Stevens, then editor of the "Magazine of American History," printed the following account, derived from papers in the archives of the Chamber of Commerce, NY: " Isaac Sears was on eof the most prominent figures in the stirring scenes enacted in America during the latter half of the last century. His profession as Captain of a peaceful trader being broken up by the French war, he entered at once into privateering. In 1757, he took out the dogger 'Decoy,' of 6 guns, and later the sloop of war 'Catherine;' but but most of his daring exploits were while in charge of the sloop 'Belle Isle,' of 14 guns, owned by John Schermerhorn & Co., New York merchants, which put to sea in 1759. In September he fell in with a large French sloop of 24 guns and 80 men, and attacked her without hesitation. He was twice disabled, and forced to withdraw to refit, the third time he grappled the Frenchman, and a long contest took place, but the grapplings giving way, the Frenchman sheered off, with 9 men killed and 20 wounded. A gale springing up, separated the vessels. In 1761, he was shipwrecked on Sable Island, and with difficulty saved the lives of himself and crew. The prestige of these exploits gave him a great moral ascendancy over his fellow-citizens, and he seems to have fairly won over the title of 'King', which was given to him. In the resistance to the Stamp Act, and the daily struggles which took place about the Liberty Pole, Sears was always in the front ranks, and exposed himself without hesitation. A complete sketch of his life would make a history of this stormy period, for there is hardly an event connected with it, in which he does not appear. Fresneau, in his political squib against Gaines, the trimming editor of the 'New York Mercury,' gives an amusing account of him: ' At this time there arose, a certain 'King Sears,' Who made it his duty, to banish our fears, He was, without doubt, a person of merit, Great knowledge, some wit, and abundance of spirit, Could talk like a lawyer, and that without fee, And threaten'd perdition, to all that drank Tea.' He was one of the Com. of Correspondence of Fifty-one in 1774, and clung steadfastly to his old friend McDougal, in the division of that body. He was also one of the Com. of One Hundred, chosen by the citizens in 1775, and with four others, was appointed to superintend the fortifying of West Point. Was a memebr of the New York Provincial Congress, and of the Assembly in 1783, and in 1776, was appointed by Gen Charles Lee, Dep. Adj-Gen., with rank of Lieut Col. He was known from one end of America to the other as a daring 'Son of Liberty' When John Hancock passed through New York in May, 1775, he lodged with Mr. Sears at his residence, No. 1 Broadway, afterward Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters. In a letter to Dorothy Quincy, dated New York, 17 May 1775, he writes 'sat down to supper of fried oysters, and at 11 o'clock went to Capt. Sears (the King here), and lodged.' In the autumn of that year, Sears entered the city at noonday, with a company of CT Light Horse, and destroyed the Tory press of Rivington, which had made itself obnoxious to the Whigs. Before the war he was engaged in a small European and West India importing business, which does not appear to have been very successful, as he accepted the office of INspector of Pot and Pearl Ashes, which he held until 1772, when he was removed upon the false charge of neglecting duty, which made to punish him for his prominence in the public censure of the Assembly, although warmly espoused by George Clinton, Philip Schuyler and Nath. Woodhull. During the war he was engaged in some business in Boston, and made a partner- ship with his son-in-law, Paschal N Smith, who appears at an earlier time as captain of an eastern trader. (In New York Directory for 1786, we find Sears & Smith, Merchants, 62 Water street.') This business was not successful, the firm failing in 1784-5, and Mr. Sears resumed his voyages. 4 Feb 1786, he sailed with one of his sons for Batavia and Canton, in ship 'Hope,' Capt James Magee (who had commanded the privateer 'Gen Arnold,' belonging to Col Isaac Sears and others, which was wrecked in Plymouth bay, Christmas, 1778, when most of the crew were frozen to death), in company with Mr Samuel Shaw, First American Consul at Canton, and Capt Thomas Randall, Vice-Consul, Canton, was taken with a fever at Batavia, from which he was re- covering, when a flux set in, from which he died 28 Oct 1786, and was buried on French Island, Canton harbor; a monument with a suitable inscription was erected over his grave. His son returned to the United States, and was at St Eustatius, W.I. in 1792 and connected in business with his bro-in-law Peregrine Bourdieu of Dominica, W.I. His son Isaac died at Washington, D.C. Feb 1795. Capt Sears was a member of the Corporation of Trinity Church, NY, and was chosen vestryman, 17 Apr 1784, serving until 6 Apr 1786, when he resigned and sailed for China. Isaac Sears was at Cambridge with Washington, and at the evacuation of Boston took up his residence on Tremont street, opposite the north end of the chapel burying-ground, in the mansion of Gov Phillips. He purchased the Com. Loring house, now known as the "Greenough Place," at Jamaica Plain, near Boston, upon its confiscation by the State, and Drake says lived there for a time. During his residence in Boston he engaged in fitting out privateers. He was frequently apptd on committees from 1777 to 1782. Isaac Sears was "a thorn in the flesh" of the Tories of New York and their sympathizers, and no man of the period was more vilified. Various historians of New York have followed the example, and no epithet was too strong to apply to him by some of them. He was no doubt a rough and uncultured seaman by education, but of sterling character and honesty. His manners acquired on the quarter-deck, and prompt methods of action, did not at all suit the timid and wavering, any more than they did the pronounced Tories or Loyalists. Maj Samuel Shaw, our first American Consul to China, in his diary, which has been published, speaks in terms of praise of Col Sears, his fellow passenger on the outward voyage. "To give his character in few words, he was an honest man, an agreeable aquaintance and a warm friend," and there is nothing like a long sea-voyage to bring out the idiosyncrasies of a man. Many of his letters are preserved in the archives of New York and Conneticutt, and give a very fair insight into his character and principles. !DAB !BIOGRAPHY: Kenneth Scott, Compiler, GENEALOGICAL DATA FROM COLONIAL NEW YORK NEWSPAPERS-The New York Mercury;1763-74;Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1982; pp 116, 135; Southeast NY Public Library; On p 116 referred to as Capt Isaac Sears. On page 135 -Noke, Negro slave, age c. 16 - runaway from the estate of John Schermerhorne, dec'd reward for his capture offered by execs., Luke Van Ranst, Isaac Sears, Jeremiah Brower and Lawrence Kortright (11/21) 1768.

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Isaac SEARS

Father: Jonathan SEARS
Mother: Hannah BRIGGS


                   _Josiah SEARS _
 _Jonathan SEARS _|
|                 |_Mercy HOWES __
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|--Isaac SEARS 
|
|                  _______________
|_Hannah BRIGGS __|
                  |_______________

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!S.P. May p.109 Isaac was in Capt Fred. Pope's Co., Col. Paul D Sergent's Regt 177_.


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Isaac SEARS

Father: Isaac SEARS
Mother: Sarah DRAKE


                _Joshua SEARS _
 _Isaac SEARS _|
|              |_Mary THACHER _
|
|--Isaac SEARS 
|
|               _______________
|_Sarah DRAKE _|
               |_______________

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!S.P. May p.113 was at Phillips Academy,Andover, MA, "from Boston in 1779, ae 9"


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Isaac SEARS

Father: Benjamin SEARS
Mother: Mary HALL

Family 1: Priscilla BENNETT
  1. Harriet SEARS
  2. Lydia SEARS
  3. Bradley SEARS
  4. Joseph SEARS
  5. Agnes SEARS
  6. Mary E SEARS

                   _Benjamin SEARS __
 _Benjamin SEARS _|
|                 |_Abigail BURGESS _
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|--Isaac SEARS 
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|                  __________________
|_Mary HALL ______|
                  |__________________

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!Compendium of Am Gen Vol VII p.388


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Isaac SEARS

Father: Elkanah SEARS
Mother: Ruth WHITE

Family 1: Grace
  1. Isaac SEARS
  2. Anna SEARS
  3. Lucy SEARS
  4. Polly SEARS
  5. Chauncey SEARS
  6. Selden SEARS
  7. SEARS

                  _Joshua SEARS _
 _Elkanah SEARS _|
|                |_Rebecca MAYO _
|
|--Isaac SEARS 
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|                 _______________
|_Ruth WHITE ____|
                 |_______________

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!S.P. May p.224 Isaac Sears served in the Revolutionary Army. In 1780, he was appointed on Com. at Chatham to provide for the wants of the Continental Army. He removed to New Durham, Greene co, NY, being dism. from the Ch., East Hamp- ton, in 1798. 9 May 1778, he deeded to Isaac Sears 6 acres of land in E Hamp.; 1796, he signed deed to Willard Sears; 1821, Isaac Sears of New Durham, and Benjamin Sears signed deed to Willard Sears.


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