Father: Paul SEARS
- BIRTH: JAN 1663/1664, Yarmouth,,P.C.
- DEATH: 8 JAN 1741/1742, W Brewster
- BURIAL: Ancient Cemetery,W Brewster,MA
Mother: Deborah WILLARD
- MARRIAGE: 15 JUN 1701, 1st Church,Harwich
- Hannah SEARS
- Samuel SEARS
- Nathaniel SEARS
- Tamsen SEARS
- Jonathan SEARS
- Joseph SEARS
- Joshua SEARS
- Judah SEARS
- John SEARS
- Seth SEARS
- Benjamin SEARS
_Richard SEARS _
_Paul SEARS ______|
| |_Dorothy _______
|_Deborah WILLARD _|
! Capt. Samuel Sears was one of the earliest inhabitants of Harwich. His first
house was just over the line that separates that part of Har., now West Brew-
ster, and East Dennis, formerly a part of Yarmouth, and stood until after 1800,
and was occupied by his sons. The house of the late Capt. Constant Sears was
built upon its site. He built again where Samuel Ripley Sears lived, and this
house was demolished a few years since.
The will of Samuel Sears of Harwich, dated Apr. 7, 1740, was filed Mar. 6,1741
-2, by Judah and Seth Sears, Exrs., and names surviving sons, Joseph, Joshua,
Judah,John, Seth, and Benjamin; Jonathan,Joseph and Prince, sons of Jonathan,
deceased; Samuel and Seth, sons of Samuel, deceased; and daus. Hannah Vincent
and Tamsin Freeman; also grand-daus. Abigail Hall, Mercy Hawes, Ruth Sears,
Desire Freeman, Mary Snow, Hannah Foster and Sarah Sears.
He was Constable in 1702; comd Lieut. 1706, and later Capt.; 1715, "Capt.
Sears granted liberty to build a pew in the meeting-house;" 1723, "Capt. Sears
pew No. 3, L40."
1722, "Provision made to refund Capt. Samuel Sears money which he paid to the
soldiers the last time they went out on King's service."
His wife was admd to the Ch. in Har., June 15, 1701.
She was familiarly called "Marcy Sam," to distinguish her from Paul Sears'
wife, known as "Marcy Paul."
She was the daughter of Tamsen Lumpkin, who m. 1st, Dea. Saml. Mayo, who d.
1663, estate settled Apr. 26, 1664; 2d, John Sunderland, whose first wife
Dorothy had died Jan 29, 1663-4.
Freeman in Hist Cape Cod, says she was born 1665, perhaps an error for 1663
as John Sunderland's willmentions, "wife's, daus. Mary Bangs, Sarah Freeman,
and Mercy Sears,"and she was doubtless the dau. of Dea. Mayo. Mary, dau. John
and Thomazin Sunderland b July 15, 1665[Boston Rec Com IX,41]
John Sunderland had been a parchment maker in Boston, and agent for John
Scottoway before his removal to Eastham. He d. 26 Dec 1703 ae. 85 and she d.
16 Jun 1769 ae. 84.
Feb. 9, 1651-2, Letters of Admn were granted for John Sunderland, on estate
of Mary Sears of Boston, "her husband Daniel being at sea."
Who was this Daniel Sears, and was his wife Mary a connection of John
!He was born "the last of january"
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