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Alden Sears

Male 1739 - 1803  (64 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    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: 2

  1. 2.  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] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  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. 1. Alden Sears was born on 24 Feb 1739 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 25 Mar 1803 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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.

    Samuel 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] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  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. 2. Judah Sears was born on 29 Oct 1699 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died about 1776 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  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] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  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. 3. Mary Paddock was born on 5 Mar 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Paul Sears was born about 1637 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Richard Sears and Dorothy Jones); died on 20 Feb 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Feb 1638, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: 20 Feb 1638, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Captain of Massachusetts militia in the Narragansett War, 1654.

    Paul married Deborah Willard in 1658 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Deborah (daughter of George Willard and Dorothy Dunster) was born before 14 Sep 1645 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 13 May 1721 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Deborah Willard was born before 14 Sep 1645 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of George Willard and Dorothy Dunster); died on 13 May 1721 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 14 Sep 1645, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    "She may be daughter of George Willard." [The Pilgrim Migration]

    Children:
    1. Bethia Sears was born on 3 Jan 1662 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 5 Jul 1724 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. 4. Capt. Samuel Sears was born in Jan 1664 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 8 Jan 1742 in West Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. Lydia Sears was born on 24 Oct 1666 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1748.
    4. Mary Sears was born on 24 Oct 1672 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 7 Nov 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Samuel Mayo (son of Rev. John Mayo and (Unknown first wife of the Rev. John Mayo)); died before 25 Apr 1664.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1663

    Samuel married Tamzin Lumpkin. Tamzin (daughter of William Lumpkin and Tamazin) was born about 1625; died on 16 Jun 1709 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Tamzin Lumpkin was born about 1625 (daughter of William Lumpkin and Tamazin); died on 16 Jun 1709 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1626

    Children:
    1. John Mayo was born about 1656; died on 1 Feb 1726 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Mercy Mayo was born in 1664; died on 20 Jan 1749 in West Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Zachary Paddock was born on 20 Mar 1637 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Robert Paddock and Mary); died on 1 May 1727 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Paddock Cemetery, East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 20 Mar 1636, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Zachary married Deborah Sears in 1659 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Deborah (daughter of Richard Sears and Dorothy Jones) was born on 16 Sep 1639 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 17 Aug 1732 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Paddock Cemetery, East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Deborah Sears was born on 16 Sep 1639 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Richard Sears and Dorothy Jones); died on 17 Aug 1732 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Paddock Cemetery, East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. Judah Paddock was born on 15 Sep 1681 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 31 Mar 1770 in Barnstable County, Massachusetts; was buried in Paddock Cemetery, East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  David Alden was born about 1642 (son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins); died between 5 Jun 1718 and 1 Apr 1719.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1646

    David married Mary Southworth before 1674. Mary (daughter of Constant Southworth and Elizabeth Collier) died between 28 Mar 1718 and 1 Apr 1719. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary Southworth (daughter of Constant Southworth and Elizabeth Collier); died between 28 Mar 1718 and 1 Apr 1719.
    Children:
    1. 7. Alice Alden was born between 1685 and 1686; died on 12 Jul 1774; was buried in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.