Father: Josiah SEARS
- BIRTH: BEF 1772, East
- BURIAL: ,,,357
Mother: Azubah KNOWLES
- Phineas SEARS
_Josiah SEARS _
_Josiah SEARS ___|
| |_Mercy HOWES __
|_Azubah KNOWLES _|
!BIRTH: Journal of Samuel P May; 1880-1913; Handwritten notes in May's personal
copy of his book, Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears);p 274; copy in poss of
Ray Sears, Duncan, OK. A minor in 1772; was the first to settle in Barrington,
N.S. also resided in Eastport.
!BIOGRAPHY: Courtesy of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, T B Smith
Collection of Queens County Families, Sears Family (MG 1, Vol 853), #S7, dtd 8
Jun 1989; 1767-1789; ; Public Archives of Nova Scotia;
Perkins, May 25, 1778: Proves to be ye Blonde, Capt. Milligan. His Officers
come on shore and desire me to go on board, and send off their boat with me. I
find the Captain at Mr. Harrington's. We go to the wreck, and then come on
shore. The Captain and some of the Officers come to my house. We walk thro
the town, and have a great deal of conversation about the Privateers, etc. He
seems rather displeased that I did not secreet the Arms, etc., but I believe I
convinced him that it was not in my power, Going off in ye evening, he took
Josiah Sears, and John Dolliver, into the boat, and carried
them on board the Blonde.
Perkins, May 26, 1778: I go on board the Blonde to breakfast. Do my
endeavours to get Mr Sears and John Doliver released. Sears was allowed to
come on shore. Doliver is to go on the cruise, and then to be released. I
return to the Point...
F. Sears, Josiah
M. Knowles, Azubah, a descendant of Rev John Knowles of the Old Colony
W. Crowell, Anna, of Chatham.
2W. Adams, Phoebe, sister of Wm Adams, Senr.
Sears, Martha, m Reuben d Zenos Nickerson, Shag Harbour.
Sears, Jerusha, b 1798, m John Stoddart, Shag Hr.
Sears, John Sargent, m Mercy d Nathaniel Knowles 2nd.
Sears, Mary m Barss, Canso.
Sears, Phebe m Langton, Argyle
Sears, Hulda, b 1807 m Richardson Nickerson, Yarm.
Sears, Azuba, b 1791, m Daniel Neil McCommiskey.
Sears, Elizabeth, b 1809, m Elnathan s Hezekiah Smith Cape Is.
Sears, Josiah, b 1812, m Lorena d Isaiah Nickerson.
Perkins, July 22, 1781: Josiah Sears arrives from Barrington.
Perkins, Sept 30, 1782: (For full acct of Shaving Mill action witn Privateers,
see "Shaving Mill, New" or "Ephraim Dean, Jr")... and left the Shaving Mill,
with Allen, Dogget & Ephraim Dean, junr., in her. The enemy fired upon them, &
wounded Ephraim Dean (Jr) thro the body. He was left at Josiah Sears House, at
Barrington. Dogget & Allin were carried to Caperesue, and there landed...
Crowell's Hist Barrington, pahe 553: Josiah Sears was an early arrival from
Cape Cod through not a grantee. He was a brother of Mrs Theodore Harding gr,
and married (a) Anna Crowell of Chatham and (b) Phebe, sister of Wm Adams, Sr.
He lived for a while on Sherose Id where he owned the Lincoln Lot; but sold it
and moved up to Shag Harbour about 1792. Mr Sears was the ostensible informer
against absconding grantees whose titles were forfeited in 1784. In the Third
Division Josiah Sears Sr drew lot 89, laid off to Prince Freeman, near Brass
[Note from Lois Yorke, Manuscripts Division- " 'Perkins' indicates that the
source of Smith's information is Simeon Perkins, an early and important Queens
County diarist. His daily journals have been published: The Diary of Simeon
Perkins, ed. H A Innis, D C Harvey and C B Fergusson (Toronto: Champlain
Society, 1948-58, 5 vols). 'Long' refers to Robert James Long, a Queens County
historian, his Annals of Liverpool and Queens County 1760-1867 (West Medford,
MA, 1926) was privately circulated in an unpublished format."]
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