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Josiah Sears

Male Abt 1675 - 1727  (~ 52 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Josiah Sears was born Abt 1675, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1727, Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

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

    Children:
    1. 2. Josiah Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 25 Aug 1708, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Between 2 Jan 1772 and 11 Feb 1772, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Josiah Sears Descendancy chart to this point (1.Josiah1) was born 25 Aug 1708, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; 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. 3. Josiah Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Feb 1745, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 27 Jul 1819, Lost at sea.
    2. 4. Azuba Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 5 Nov 1747, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1839, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Josiah Sears Descendancy chart to this point (2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 1 Feb 1745, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 27 Jul 1819, Lost at sea.

    Josiah — Phoebe Adams. Phoebe (daughter of William Adams and Martha Hallett) was born 1757, Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; died 23 Oct 1828, Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Azuba Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 26 Feb 1791, Sherose Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 25 Oct 1822, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Josiah married Anna Crowell 6 Apr 1797, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Anna was born Abt 1753, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Abt 1846. [Group Sheet]


  2. 4.  Azuba Sears Descendancy chart to this point (2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 5 Nov 1747, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1839, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Azuba married Warren Anson Kendrick 29 Oct 1765. Warren (son of Jonathan Kendrick and Tabitha Eldredge) was born Sep 1743, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1815, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Tabitha Kendrick  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1766, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Azuba Sears Descendancy chart to this point (3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 26 Feb 1791, Sherose Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 25 Oct 1822, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Azuba married Daniel McComiskey Abt 1813. Daniel (son of John Neil McComiskey and Mercy Smith) was born 9 Aug 1787, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. James Douglas McComiskey  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Nov 1828, Nova Scotia.

  2. 6.  Tabitha Kendrick Descendancy chart to this point (4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 1766, Nova Scotia.

    Tabitha married Joshua Nickerson 26 Jun 1785, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Joshua (son of Joshua Nickerson and Esther Ryder) was born 1763, Shag Harbor, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 1800, Oak Park, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Tabitha Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 9 Sep 1790, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 18 Jan 1844.

    Tabitha married James Smith Jul 1803, Barrington Township, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. James (son of Archelaus Smith and Elizabeth Nickerson) was born 6 Oct 1762, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 28 May 1842, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born 27 Jun 1809; died 10 Apr 1887.


Generation: 5

  1. 7.  James Douglas McComiskey Descendancy chart to this point (5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 15 Nov 1828, Nova Scotia.

    James — Christiana Wilson. Christiana (daughter of Robert Wilson and Sophia Nickerson) was born 3 Feb 1832, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Ella Seretha McComiskey  Descendancy chart to this point was born 27 May 1869, Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

  2. 8.  Tabitha Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 9 Sep 1790, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 18 Jan 1844.

    Tabitha — James Smith. James (son of James Smith and Sarah Wilson) was born 1787; died 15 Jul 1870, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Asenath Smith  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 9.  Elizabeth Smith Descendancy chart to this point (6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 27 Jun 1809; died 10 Apr 1887.

    Elizabeth married Judah Nickerson 6 May 1824. Judah (son of John Nickerson and Dorothy James "Dolly" Burke) was born 23 Jun 1801, Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 17 Feb 1895, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; was buried , Oakvale Cemetery, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Ephraim Clifford Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 26 Jun 1832, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 14 Sep 1915, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  Ella Seretha McComiskey Descendancy chart to this point (7.James5, 5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 27 May 1869, Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

    Ella — Alfred Smith Nickerson. Alfred (son of Ephraim Clifford Nickerson and Mathilda Smith) was born 9 Nov 1870, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Bernard Everett Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 Jun 1908, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 17 May 1993, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  2. 11.  Asenath Smith Descendancy chart to this point (8.Tabitha5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1)

    Asenath — Zephaniah H. Newell. Zephaniah (son of Hezechiah Newell and Martha Nickerson) was born 3 Oct 1827, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 23 Nov 1911, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Martha A. Newell  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 12.  Ephraim Clifford Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (9.Elizabeth5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 26 Jun 1832, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 14 Sep 1915, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Ted C. D'Eon (citation details below) calls him a Gx8-grandson of the immigrant William Nickerson.

    Ephraim — Mathilda Smith. Mathilda (daughter of Reuben Smith and Deborah Covell) was born 28 May 1834, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 28 Apr 1891, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Alfred Smith Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 9 Nov 1870, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 7

  1. 13.  Bernard Everett Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (10.Ella6, 7.James5, 5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 14 Jun 1908, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 17 May 1993, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Emigrated from Nova Scotia to Boston around 1926, taking up residence in Somerville. Returned to Nova Scotia before 1951.

    Bernard married Edith Estelle Drew 1937, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Edith (daughter of Benjamin Edwin Drew and Laura A. Currier) was born 22 Mar 1911, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 12 Sep 2008, Washington, Washington, Iowa. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Lorna Mae Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Mar 1942.

  2. 14.  Martha A. Newell Descendancy chart to this point (11.Asenath6, 8.Tabitha5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1)

    Martha — Cyrus L. Nickerson. Cyrus (son of Knowles Nickerson and Elizabeth Swain) was born 15 Sep 1838, Nova Scotia; died 1912, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Zepheniah Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 6 Dec 1867, Nova Scotia; died 9 Jun 1936, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 15.  Alfred Smith Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (12.Ephraim6, 9.Elizabeth5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 9 Nov 1870, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Arrived in the US from Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia, in Feb 1924, proceeding to Medford, Massachusetts. Said to have died Oct 1953 in Somerville.

    He and Ella Seretha McComiskey are said to have married 29 Jul 1903 at Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, she as his second wife.

    Alfred — Ella Seretha McComiskey. Ella (daughter of James Douglas McComiskey and Christiana Wilson) was born 27 May 1869, Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Bernard Everett Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 Jun 1908, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 17 May 1993, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 8

  1. 16.  Lorna Mae Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (13.Bernard7, 10.Ella6, 7.James5, 5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born Mar 1942.

    Lorna married Ronald Whitman Nickerson Abt 1960, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; divorced Abt 1982. Ronald (son of Whitman Blades Nickerson and Nellie May Acker) was born 24 Feb 1937, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 8 May 2010, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Lydia Drew Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 24 May 1962, New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania.

  2. 17.  Zepheniah Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (14.Martha7, 11.Asenath6, 8.Tabitha5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 6 Dec 1867, Nova Scotia; died 9 Jun 1936, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1869, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    "CLARK'S HARBOR, June 22 - The funeral of Zephaniah Nickerson, whose death occurred recently at East Boston, was held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Whitfield Blades on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Maxwell Balsor officated. The late Mr. Nickerson, who was 68 years old was one of Clark's Harbor's most respected citizens. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two daughters, Mrs. Frank MacCaulay of Boston, and Mrs. William Symonds of Clark's Harbor and two sons, Whitfield and Ivan of East Boston. One sister, Mrs. Blades resides here, and one brother, Samuel in Boston." [The Halifax Chronicle, 23 Jun 1936]

    Zepheniah married Mary Elizabeth Crowell 19 Sep 1898, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Samuel Crowell and Eliza J. Bangey) was born 16 Apr 1868, Nova Scotia; died 20 Nov 1952, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. Whitman Blades Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Mar 1905, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died Mar 1937, Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 18.  Bernard Everett Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (15.Alfred7, 12.Ephraim6, 9.Elizabeth5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Josiah1) was born 14 Jun 1908, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 17 May 1993, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Emigrated from Nova Scotia to Boston around 1926, taking up residence in Somerville. Returned to Nova Scotia before 1951.

    Bernard married Edith Estelle Drew 1937, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Edith (daughter of Benjamin Edwin Drew and Laura A. Currier) was born 22 Mar 1911, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 12 Sep 2008, Washington, Washington, Iowa. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 21. Lorna Mae Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Mar 1942.