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Eleanor Sears

Eleanor Sears

Female 1780 - 1866  (86 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Eleanor SearsEleanor Sears was born on 1 May 1780 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Alden Sears and Phoebe Walker); died on 7 Oct 1866 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

    Eleanor married Richmond Simmons on 22 Dec 1799 in Bristol, Ontario, New York. Richmond (son of Rev. David Simmons and Lillis Richmond) was born on 1 May 1773 in Massachusetts; died on 26 Jan 1845 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Richmond Simmons was born on 11 Jun 1806 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; died on 11 Feb 1862 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alden Sears was born on 24 Feb 1739 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Judah Sears and Mary Paddock); died on 25 Mar 1803 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1738, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Baptised: 1 Apr 1739, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Revolutionary War: Private in Capt. Elijah Walker's company, Col. John Hathaway's regiment which marched to the Tiverton Alarm in 1780.

    From The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) (citation details below):

    Alden Sears, " yeoman," of Rochester, resided for a time in Nova Scotia, and was one of the grantees of the town of Liverpool in 1761.

    His wife dying, he returned to the States, living for a time in Pawtucket and Providence, engaged in boat-building and distilling.

    He had been previously a seaman, and is said to have commanded a whaling vessel before he was of age.

    Marrying again, he settled in Dighton, Mass., on the old Walker homestead, which, on the death of her father, fell to his wife. The old house is still standing, near 200 years old, and is a good specimen of early colonial times.

    About the commencement of the Revolutionary War he resumed his voyages, and in returning from the West Indies with a cargo of molasses was captured by the British, lost his vessel and cargo, and was held prisoner several years.

    An English officer, with whom he made friends, finally procured his release and supplied him with funds for his return. His wife is said to have had full faith during all the years of his absence that he would return, although others had given him up as dead.

    According to the superstitions of the times, there were many signs convincing to her that he would return.

    One evening in turning her tea-cup, the peculiar position of the leaves was proof that he was then on his way home.

    She rose hastily, saying: "Alden will be home to-night, and I must put the house in order, and dress and go to meet him."

    Upon opening the door, she really saw him in the distance approaching the house.

    They removed to Bristol, N. Y., in 1792, with others from the vicinity of Dighton. For his land he paid six cents an acre.

    He was in Capt. Elijah Walker's Co., in Col. John Hathaway's Regiment, and marched on "ye alarm of Aug. 2, 1780, to Tiverton, 18 miles' travel, 7 days' service, wages £1 8 0. Tiverton, 18 miles' travel, 7 days' service, wages £1 8 0."

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    Note on the above: Alden Sears married his second wife, Phebe Walker, the one in the anecdote above, in Dighton, Massachusetts, 29 December 1769. So his first wife, Hannah Bassett, who died in Nova Scotia on an unknown date, has to have died before then. Therefore what he returned to can't have been "the States" as claimed above. No entity called "the States", United States or otherwise, existed in eastern North America in or before 1769.

    When Alden Sears went from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia and then back to Massachusetts, he no more thought of himself as visiting a foreign land than he would have thought that way of relocating to Connecticut. He probably would have considered Quebec a foreign place, because although it was by then ruled from London it was dominated by French speakers. But Nova Scotia was just another English colony in which most of the inhabitants spoke English.

    Alden married Phoebe Walker on 29 Dec 1769 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Phoebe (daughter of Elnathan Walker and Bethiah Tisdale) was born in 1748 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 23 Oct 1830 in Bristol, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Phoebe Walker was born in 1748 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Elnathan Walker and Bethiah Tisdale); died on 23 Oct 1830 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.
    Children:
    1. 1. Eleanor Sears was born on 1 May 1780 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 7 Oct 1866 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Judah Sears was born on 29 Oct 1699 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Capt. Samuel Sears and Mercy Mayo); died about 1776 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Judah married Mary Paddock in Nov 1731 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Judah Paddock and Alice Alden) was born on 5 Mar 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary Paddock was born on 5 Mar 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Judah Paddock and Alice Alden).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1714

    Children:
    1. 2. Alden Sears was born on 24 Feb 1739 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 25 Mar 1803 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.

  3. 6.  Elnathan Walker was born about 1706 (son of James Walker and Sarah Richmond); died on 6 Jun 1775 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1707

    Elnathan married Bethiah Tisdale before 1732. Bethiah (daughter of Joseph Tisdale and Ruth Reed) was born about 1710; died on 11 May 1759 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Bethiah Tisdale was born about 1710 (daughter of Joseph Tisdale and Ruth Reed); died on 11 May 1759 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1711

    Children:
    1. 3. Phoebe Walker was born in 1748 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 23 Oct 1830 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Capt. Samuel Sears was born in Jan 1664 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Paul Sears and Deborah Willard); died on 8 Jan 1742 in West Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Capt. married Mercy Mayo. Mercy (daughter of Samuel Mayo and Tamzin Lumpkin) was born in 1664; died on 20 Jan 1749 in West Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mercy Mayo was born in 1664 (daughter of Samuel Mayo and Tamzin Lumpkin); died on 20 Jan 1749 in West Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Judah Sears was born on 29 Oct 1699 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died about 1776 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Judah Paddock was born on 15 Sep 1681 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Zachary Paddock and Deborah Sears); died on 31 Mar 1770 in Barnstable County, Massachusetts; was buried in Paddock Cemetery, East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Buried: Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Judah married Alice Alden on 5 Dec 1706 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Alice (daughter of David Alden and Mary Southworth) was born between 1685 and 1686; died on 12 Jul 1774; was buried in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Alice Alden was born between 1685 and 1686 (daughter of David Alden and Mary Southworth); died on 12 Jul 1774; was buried in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Paddock was born on 5 Mar 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  James Walker was born on 24 Dec 1674 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of James Walker and Bethsheba Brooks); died on 12 Sep 1749 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    James married Sarah Richmond on 6 Oct 1699 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of John Richmond and Abigail Rogers) was born on 26 Feb 1670 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 27 Nov 1727 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Sarah Richmond was born on 26 Feb 1670 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of John Richmond and Abigail Rogers); died on 27 Nov 1727 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. Elnathan Walker was born about 1706; died on 6 Jun 1775 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Joseph Tisdale was born in 1682 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Tisdale and Mary Leonard); died on 8 Aug 1739 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Joseph married Ruth Reed on 13 Mar 1707 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Ruth was born on 20 Feb 1685 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 8 Aug 1748 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Ruth Reed was born on 20 Feb 1685 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 8 Aug 1748 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Bethiah Tisdale was born about 1710; died on 11 May 1759 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.