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Josiah Sears

Male 1708 - 1772  (63 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Josiah Sears was born 25 Aug 1708, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Josiah Sears and Mercy Howes); died Between 2 Jan 1772 and 11 Feb 1772, 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 30 Sep 1736, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Azuba (daughter of Col. Samuel Knowles and Bethia Brown) was born 6 Feb 1714, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Mar 1762, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

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

Generation: 2

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

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


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


Generation: 3

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

    Silas married Anna Abt 1665. Anna died 4 Mar 1726, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Anna died 4 Mar 1726, 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 Abt 1675, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1727, Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Sears was born Abt 1595, England; died 5 Sep 1676, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried 26 Aug 1676, 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 Bef 1637. Dorothy (daughter of George Jones and Agnes) was born Abt 1603; died Bef 19 Mar 1679, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried 19 Mar 1679, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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