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

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

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alden Sears was born 24 Feb 1739, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Judah Sears and Mary Paddock); died 25 Mar 1803, 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 29 Dec 1769, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Phoebe (daughter of Elnathan Walker and Bethiah Tisdale) was born 1748, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 23 Oct 1830, Bristol, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet]


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


Generation: 3

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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1714

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

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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1707

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1711

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


Generation: 4

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

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


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

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

    Other Events:

    • Buried: Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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