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Josiah Sears

Male 1708 - 1772  (63 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Josiah Sears was born on 25 Aug 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Josiah Sears and Mercy Howes); died between 2 Jan 1772 and 11 Feb 1772 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Jan 1772, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a cordwainer.

    As of 16 Dec 2018, ancestry.com's transcription of the record of his will and probate erroneously calls 2 Jan 1772 the date of his probate. But the eighteenth-century probate record that ancestry.com links to -- a piece of handwriting so elegantly legible it could be read from outer space -- clearly says that Josiah Sears made his will on 2 Jan 1772 and that it was probated the following 11 Feb. Whenever possible, always look at the original documents!

    Josiah married Azuba Knowles on 30 Sep 1736 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Azuba (daughter of Col. Samuel Knowles and Bethia Brown) was born on 6 Feb 1714 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in Mar 1762 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Josiah Sears was born on 1 Feb 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 27 Jul 1819 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. Azuba Sears was born on 5 Nov 1747 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1839 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Josiah Sears was born about 1675 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Silas Sears and Anna); died in 1727 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Josiah married Mercy Howes on 3 Apr 1702 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of Samuel Howes) died in 1720. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mercy Howes (daughter of Samuel Howes); died in 1720.
    Children:
    1. 1. Josiah Sears was born on 25 Aug 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 2 Jan 1772 and 11 Feb 1772 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Silas Sears was born about 1641 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Richard Sears and Dorothy Jones); died on 13 Jan 1698 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Silas married Anna about 1665. Anna died on 4 Mar 1726 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anna died on 4 Mar 1726 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    According to Robert Charles Anderson, she was probably a daughter of James Bursell of Yarmouth.

    Children:
    1. 2. Josiah Sears was born about 1675 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1727 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Samuel Howes was born in in of Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Mercy Howes died in 1720.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Sears was born about 1595 in England; died on 5 Sep 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried on 26 Aug 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1590, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated to Plymouth, 1633. Husbandman. Marblehead by 1637; Yarmouth by 1639.

    Along with several others, sued William Nickerson for slander on 2 Oct 1650.

    Richard married Dorothy Jones before 1637. Dorothy (daughter of George Jones and Agnes) was born about 1603; died before 19 Mar 1679 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried on 19 Mar 1679 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Dorothy Jones was born about 1603 (daughter of George Jones and Agnes); died before 19 Mar 1679 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried on 19 Mar 1679 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Paul Sears was born about 1637 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Feb 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Deborah Sears was born on 16 Sep 1639 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 17 Aug 1732 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Paddock Cemetery, East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 4. Silas Sears was born about 1641 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 13 Jan 1698 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.