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Sears, John R.

Male 1845 - 1921  (76 years)


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  • Name Sears, John R. 
    Born 28 Feb 1845  Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1861  Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1871  Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 14 Sep 1921  Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Sep 1921  Evergreen Cem., Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10  VV-Battersea-Brides
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2014 

    Father Sears, Hezekiah,   b. 28 Feb 1800, Caldwell Manor, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1873, Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother VanVolkenburgh, Lavina,   b. 1805, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1881, Bedford Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Darling, Sophrana,   b. 1854,   d. 1906  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1873  Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    MARRIAGE - John Sears--Saphrona Darling-27 Jan 1873
    MARRIAGE - John Sears--Saphrona Darling-27 Jan 1873

    Kingston, Ontario

    A document that shows John Sears' mother's name as "Vanvolkingburg"

    Histories
    INTRO: Battersea Brides: Sears & Lake & Emma-widow (STRAY Branch)
    INTRO: Battersea Brides: Sears & Lake & Emma-widow (STRAY Branch)

    These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for these families - gathered from the family trees online at the NAVVF, or from personal family records supplied to us, and backed by records wherever possible. We recognize that the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but present it here as a starting point for discussion and welcome your feedback.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Loughborough-SearsHVVJohn, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Loughborough, Frontenac Co., Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A and Schedule: B (Agricultural); Roll: C-11712.

      Loughborough, Frontenac, Canada West

      H. (male) Sears, 60 b. abt 1792 Lower Canada, shoemaker
      T. (female) Sears, 55 b. abt 1797 Lower Canada
      Horace, 24 b. abt 1828 Loughboro
      David, 22 b. abt 1830 Loughboro
      John, 8 b. abt 1844 Loughboro
      J. (male) Vanvalkenburg, 57 b. abt 1795 Lower Canada

      Agricultural

      H. Sears at Con 4 Lot 14 Loughborough Twp. 100 acres
      Pixley at Con 4 Lot 13

      [With them is a John VV also b. Quebec. Is this Lavina's brother or cousin? He is with the family in 1851 and 1861. Perhaps he is the same "Uncle John" VV who later was living with a nearby VV family in Storrington Twp. on the 1871 census and at his 1879 death?]


    2. [S2] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Loughborough-SearsHezVVJohn, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Loughborough, Frontenac County, Canada West; Roll: C-1046 - C-1047.

      Loughborough, Frontenac, Canada West

      Hezekiah Sears, 60 b. 1801 Lower Canada
      Lavena Sears, 55 b. 1806 Lower Canada
      William Sears, 21 b. 1840 Upper Canada
      John Sears, 17 b. 1844 Upper Canada
      John Vemvollingburgh, 55 b. 1806 Lower Canada

      [With them is a John VV also b. Quebec. Is this Lavina's brother or cousin? He is with the family in 1851 and 1861. Perhaps he is the same "Uncle John" VV who later was living with a nearby VV family in Storrington Twp. on the 1871 census and at his 1879 death? The household next to them are a Lyman Pixley family, also intermarried with the Storrington VV family.]

    3. [S3] 1871 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Addington-Loughborough-SearsHezekiah, Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9977 to C-10097.

      Loughborough, "Addington", Ontario, Canada

      [on this census, this part of Loughborough Twp. in Frontenac Co., was enumerated with Addington Co.]

      John Seers, 25 b. abt 1846 Ontario
      Heezkiah Seers, 71 b. abt 1800 Quebec, married
      Lorenia Seers, 66 b. abt 1805 Quebec, married

      [Nearby are a Lyman Pixley family, with son Lyman who will marry a VV grand-daughter from the JohnVV-HannahPatterson family.]