Melissa SEARS

Father: Samuel SEARS
Mother: Martha BENNETT

Family 1: STONE


                   _Benjamin SEARS _
 _Samuel SEARS ___|
|                 |_Mary HALL ______
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|--Melissa SEARS 
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|                  _________________
|_Martha BENNETT _|
                  |_________________

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Melissa SEARS

Father: Isaac SEARS
Mother: Priscilla STEARNS


                      _David SEARS __
 _Isaac SEARS _______|
|                    |_Mary PADDOCK _
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|--Melissa SEARS 
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|                     _______________
|_Priscilla STEARNS _|
                     |_______________

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Melissa SEARS

Father: Samuel SEARS
Mother: Martha


                 _Samuel SEARS _
 _Samuel SEARS _|
|               |_______________
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|--Melissa SEARS 
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|                _______________
|_Martha _______|
                |_______________

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Melissa SEARS

Father: Bradley SEARS
Mother: Mary NORRIS

Family 1: David HALL

                  _Isaac SEARS _______
 _Bradley SEARS _|
|                |_Priscilla BENNETT _
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|--Melissa SEARS 
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|                 ____________________
|_Mary NORRIS ___|
                 |____________________

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Melva Osborne SEARS

Father: George Washington SEARS
Mother: Sylvia Ann DAVIS


                            _David SEARS ________
 _George Washington SEARS _|
|                          |_Sarah Milby WALKER _
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|--Melva Osborne SEARS 
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|                           _____________________
|_Sylvia Ann DAVIS ________|
                           |_____________________

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!Ancestral file shows Nelva


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Melvin Jefferson SEARS

Father: Lansing SEARS
Mother: Adeline HOLLEY


                   _Eli SEARS _______
 _Lansing SEARS __|
|                 |_Minerva GARDNER _
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|--Melvin Jefferson SEARS 
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|                  __________________
|_Adeline HOLLEY _|
                  |__________________

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Melvin L SEARS

Father: Stillman Foote SEARS
Mother: Maggie A SEARLE


                         _Leonard SEARS _
 _Stillman Foote SEARS _|
|                       |_Delia S FOOTE _
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|--Melvin L SEARS 
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|                        ________________
|_Maggie A SEARLE ______|
                        |________________

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Mercy SEARS

Father: Josiah SEARS
Mother: Mercy HOWES

Family 1: Josiah PADDOCK
  1. Samuel PADDOCK
  2. Mercy PADDOCK
  3. Hannah PADDOCK

                 _Silas SEARS __
 _Josiah SEARS _|
|               |_Anna BURSELL _
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|--Mercy SEARS 
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|                _______________
|_Mercy HOWES __|
                |_______________

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Mercy SEARS

Father: Daniel SEARS
Mother: Sarah HOWES

Family 1: Stephen RYDER
  1. Jerusha RYDER
  2. Mary RYDER
  3. Stephen RYDER
  4. Experience RYDER
  5. Richard RYDER
  6. David RYDER
  7. Simeon RYDER

                 _Paul SEARS ______
 _Daniel SEARS _|
|               |_Deborah WILLARD _
|
|--Mercy SEARS 
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|                __________________
|_Sarah HOWES __|
                |__________________

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Notes

!S.P. may p.61 All of the ten children except Simeon died in 1765-6 of small-pox, imported in a package of clothing, sent form the West Indies, and washed in the house. Another account says the disease originated in the family of Dea. Paul Crowell, a wealthy citizen who lived near Ryder's Mill; in all 65 persons took the infection; the town expended L 901 7 0, besides individual contributions. Mr Ryder, his wife and ten children were stricken down with the disease at once. At that early day the science of medicine was comparatively in its infancy: but few of the doctors knew anything practically about the malady. The two resident doctors died of the disease; finally a physician was brought from Boston to see the family, who pronounced the disease to be small-pox, of the most virulent and ,alignant type. The father, mother and nine children died of the foul disease. Simeon, a child of eleven years, was the only survivor, and the only heir of a large landed property. The bodies were buried on the farm, in a row of eleven mounds, where they remain to this day, an object of sad curiosity to the passer by. There were buried in this spot, in all about twenty, connected with the family. A sister of Mrs Ryder, Rebecca Howes, died of the disease; also Nehemiah Doane, who m. Hope Sears. Simeon Ryder, the surviving child, was born in 1755; he lived and died on the place he inherited. He married 1st, Mercy Godfrey; 2d, in 1788, Patience Crowell, and had several children, of whom were Stephen and Simeon; the latter a noted shipmaster, and for many years a prominent railroad man and citizen of Alton, IL, where he died in 1877, aged 82 years.


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Mercy SEARS

Father: Ebenezer SEARS
Mother: Sarah Gorham HOWES

Family 1: Thomas SHEPARD
  1. Hannah SHEPARD
  2. Edward SHEPARD
  3. Alden SHEPARD
  4. Paul SHEPARD
  5. Elijah SHEPARD
  6. Mercy SHEPARD

                       _Paul SEARS ____
 _Ebenezer SEARS _____|
|                     |_Mercy FREEMAN _
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|--Mercy SEARS 
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|                      ________________
|_Sarah Gorham HOWES _|
                      |________________

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