Ancient Sears Burial Ground

Brewster (Cape Cod), MA

Since these slate, granite and sandstone stones are becoming very hard to read and are very difficult to photograph, I have started going by the burial ground and "sketching" them with my limited artistic skills.

Sears Family Association Home Page

New this week(2 Jun) 9, 11, 16, 17
(26 May) 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, skull icon closeups(bottom)
(14 May 99) numbers 12, 13,14,15

1 - Mrs Mercy (Mayo) Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Mrs MERCY
                                  SEARS 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Skull]

Here lyes ye Body of
Mrs MERCY SEARS, Wife
to Capt. SAMUEL SEARS
Who Departed this Life
Janry 20th AD 1748/9 in
ye 84th Year of Her Age

2 - Capt Samuel Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Capt SAMUE
                                  SEARS 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Skull]

Here lyes Buried
ye Body of Capt.
SAMUEL SEARS,
Who departed this Life
Janry 8th AnnoDomni I74I/2
in ye 78th Year of his Age

3 - Capt Joseph Sears

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[Footstone]
   Capt
J          S 

[Headstone Icon-Medusa]

Here lyes buried
Capt Jofeph Sears
Who decd Augst ye
25th I765 in ye
71st year of
his age ~

4 - Elesebath (Paddock) Sears

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[Footstone]
   In Memory
of Elefebath Se
    ars
      I772 

[Headstone Icon-Cherub]

To the memory of
Elefebath Sears the
wife of decd Capt Jofeph Se
ars who died June ye
IIth Ad I772 75

5 - Mr Edmund Sears (my g-g-g-g-grandfather)

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[Footstone]
        Mr
Edmund Sears
[top half of S is gone, slate is delaminating]

[Headstone - Icon Winged Cherub]

In Memory of Mr
Edmund Sears he died
Augft ye 19th 1796
In his 85th year

Remember me as you pafs by
For as you are so wonce was I
And as i am now so you muft be
Therefore Prepare to Follow me

6 - Mrs Hannah (Crowell) Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Mrs  
Hannah
Sears 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Cherub]

In Memory of
Mrs Hannah
Widow of Mr
Edmund Sears
she died June 22
I802 in her 77th year

7 - Miss Mercy Sears

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[Footstone]
                                M.    S.  

[Headstone Icon-Willow]

MISS MERCY SEARS
DIED
Jan. 27, 1849;
t.  89.

8 - Capt John Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Capt JOHN
                                  SEARS 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Skull]

Here lyes Buried
ye Body of Capt.
JOHN SEARS Who
departed this Life April
AnnoDomni I739 in ye
61ft Year of His Age

9 - Mrs Prissilla (Freeman) Sears

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[Footstone-sic no second I]
                                MRs    
PRISSLLA
                                  SEARS 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Cherub]

Here lies buried
MRs PRISSILLA SEARS
ye widow of  Capt
JOHN SEARS who
died May ye 8th
I 7 6 4 in ye
78th year of
her age

10 - Mr Paul Sears (my g-g-g-g-g-grandfather)

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                               [Footstone]
                                Mr PAUL
                                  SEARS 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Skull]

Here lyes Buried
ye Body of Mr
PAUL SEARS Who
departed this Life
Febry 17th AD 1740 in ye
71ft Year of His Age

11 - Mrs Marcy (Freeman) Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Mrs MARCY
                                  SEARS 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Skull]

Here lyes Buried ye Body
of Mrs MARCY SEARS Wife
to Mr PAUL SEARS
Who Departed this life
Augft 30th I747 in ye
74th Year of Her Age

12 - Mr Daniel Sears

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[Footstone]
Mr DANIEL SEARS
          I77I 

[Headstone Icon-Winged Skull]

In Memory of
Mr DANIEL SEARS
who died Novr. 28th I77I
in the 62d Year
of his Age

13 - Mrs Mary (Snow) Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Mrs    
Mary Sears

[Headstone Icon-Winged Cherub]

In Memory of
Mrs Mary Widow of
Mr Daniel Sears She
Died May ye 8th 1790
in her 76th Year ~

14 - Mr Elisha Sears

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[Footstone]
     Mr    
   Elifha
    Sears

[Headstone Icon-Winged Cherub]

In Memory of
Mr Elifha Sears
he Died March
7th 1790 in his
84th Year

15 - Mrs Sarah (Vincent) Sears

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[Footstone]
     Mrs    
   S     S

[Headstone Icon-Winged Skull]

In Memory of
Mrs SARAH SEARS
Confort of
Mr Elifha Sears
who Died April I2th 1783
in the 75th Year of her
Age

16 - Constant Sears

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[Footstone -it's the wrong one!]
     Mrs    
   E   S    

[Headstone Icon-Medusa]

In Memory of
Conftant Son to Mr
Elifha Sears & Mrs
Sarah his wife who
Decd June ye 27th
I768 Aged 19 years

17 - Enoch Sears

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[Footstone]
         
   E   S    

[Headstone Icon-Medusa]

Here Lies buried
Enoch Sears Son
to Mr Elifha
Sears & Mrs
Sarah his wife who
Decd march ye 29th
I767 in ye 21st
year of his Age

90 - Mr Joseph Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Mr Jofeph 

Momento Mort
[Headstone Icon-Winged Cherub]

In Memory of
Mr. Jofeph Sears
he Died Aug ye 6th
1779 in ye 72d Year
of his Age

89 - Ruth (Sears) Sears

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[Footstone]
                                Ruth Sears
1761     

[Headstone Icon-Winged Cherub]

In Memory of
Ruth ye Wife of
Mr. Jofeph Sears
who died March
27th: I76I in ye
46th Year of her Age

117 - Mr Elkanah Sears (my g-g-g-grandfather)

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        E.S.

 

[Headstone - Icon Urn and Willow]

SACRED
to the memory of
Mr ELKANAH SEARS
who died
June 1 1836
AEt. 78

Farewell my wife & children dear
I leave you all below
O may you serve the Lord while here
That home to glory you may go

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Complete information about this Ancient Burial Ground can be found at; http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ma/barnstable/towns/brewster/cemeteries/searscemetery.txt

L. Ray Sears, III
LRSEARS@Gmail.com