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Azuba Sears

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Azuba Sears was born on 26 Feb 1791 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (daughter of Josiah Sears and Elizabeth).

    Azuba married Daniel McComiskey about 1813. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. James McComiskey was born in 1827 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 13 Feb 1915 in Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Josiah Sears was born on 1 Feb 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Josiah Sears and Azuba Knowles); died on 27 Jul 1819 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Josiah married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died before 6 Apr 1797. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth died before 6 Apr 1797.
    Children:
    1. 1. Azuba Sears was born on 26 Feb 1791 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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]


  2. 5.  Azuba Knowles was born on 6 Feb 1714 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Col. Samuel Knowles and Bethia Brown); died in Mar 1762 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. 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: 4

  1. 8.  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. 9.  Mercy Howes (daughter of Samuel Howes); died in 1720.
    Children:
    1. 4. 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.

  3. 10.  Col. Samuel Knowles was born on 15 Jan 1682 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Knowles and Mercy Freeman); died on 30 Jan 1751 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried on 1 Feb 1751 in Old Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Eastham selectman, 1722-28, then moderator of the town meeting. Colonel of the Second Barnstable Regiment. Justice of the sessions court. Guardian of the native Americans in the lower part of Barnstable County. After his father retired, he was often a representative in the Massachusetts general court, and he died during a session of the court in Boston.

    "On Wednesday the 30th of January died at his Lodgings in this Town, Samuel Knowles, Esq; One of the Members of the Honourable House of Representatives, from the Town of Eastham; in the County of Barnstable; and on Friday was decently interr'd, attended by the Honourable House of Representatives, and others. A Gentleman who was greatly belov'd and respected, and will be much lamented: As one of His Majesty's Justices, Col. Knowles was strictly Impartial in the Administration of Justice; was always for making up of Differences between Man and Man as soon as possible, and with as little Charge as might be; and was remarkable both for preventing and healing of any long and uncomfortable Debates among his Neighbours and others; and his Judgment greatly sett by; and that which crown'd all, A Man of strict Piety and Integrity." [Boston Weekly News-Letter, 7 Feb 1751]

    Samuel married Bethia Brown on 7 Nov 1709 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Bethia (daughter of Samuel Brown and Martha Harding) was born on 9 Sep 1685 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died after 13 Jan 1751. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Bethia Brown was born on 9 Sep 1685 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Brown and Martha Harding); died after 13 Jan 1751.
    Children:
    1. Enos Knowles was born on 30 Apr 1712 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1784 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Azuba Knowles was born on 6 Feb 1714 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in Mar 1762 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.