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looking for decendents of William F. Mears,(1805-1870)NC-TN-AR

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looking for decendents of William F. Mears,(1805-1870)NC-TN-AR

Posted: 1106405856000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mears,Melton,Alexander,Young,Kedey,Gilliam,Doshier,Gaither,Bickel,Shelton
1 William F.* Mears=my ggg grandfather
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Birth: 5 Mar 1805, Guilford Co., NC
Death: 13 Apr 1870, Mears Hollow, near Marion Co., AR
Burial: 15 Apr 1870, Pine Hollow, Marion Co., AR
Occ: Farmer
Father: William* Mears (1770-1849)
Mother: Christina* Melton (1773-1863)

This family went to Marion Co., Arkansas in late 1853.Benjamin,and Sarah stayed in Tennessee and Thomas soon returned to marry Elizabeth Alexander.Thomas and Benjamin fought on the Union side and Bluford,George Washington,and Mark fought on the Confederate side in the Civil war.They were always afraid of killing their own brothers.

Spouse: Frances Elizabeth* Young
Birth: 4 Jan 1807, Tennessee
Death: 25 May 1889, Bearden Twp., Marion Co., AR
Father: Henry* Young (1770-)
Mother: Elizabeth "Betsy"* Kedey
Marr: 1825, Warren Co., TN

Children: Caroline (1827-1915)
Martha Ann (1828-1894)
Benjamin Franklin (1830-)
Thomas Jefferson* (1832-1922)=my gg grandfather
Sarah Jane "Sally" (1834-1922)
Louisa Elizabeth"Lizzy" (1837-1917)
Marquis Lafayette (1841-1916)
Lucinda M. (1839-1915)
William Bluford (1843-1932)
George Washington (1845-1934)
Malvina A. (1847-1900)
Mary Ann (1849-1939)
Margaret M. (1851-1941)
Julia Ann (1853-1921)

1.1 Caroline Mears
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Birth: 4 Jan 1827, Warren Co, TN
Death: 5 Feb 1915, Marion Co., Arkansas

Spouse: John Gilliam
Birth: 1825, Tennessee
Death: 23 Mar 1889, Marion Co., Arkansas
Marr: 1851-2, Tennessee

Children: Benjamin Franklin (1852-1900)
Sarah E. (1854-1900)
John C. (1856-)
Isaac A. (1859-)
William (1860-)
Lucinda J. (1862-)

1.1.1 Benjamin Franklin Gilliam
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Birth: 1852
Death: 1900

1.1.2 Sarah E. Gilliam
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Birth: 1854
Death: 1900

1.1.3 John C. Gilliam
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Birth: 1856

1.1.4 Isaac A. Gilliam
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Birth: 1859

1.1.5 William Gilliam
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Birth: 1860

1.1.6 Lucinda J. Gilliam
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Birth: 1862

1.2 Martha Ann Mears
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Birth: 14 Jun 1828, Warren Co, TN
Death: 22 Jun 1894, Marion Co., Arkansas

Her and her Husband were the first of the Mears to migrate to the Mears Hollow(now Pine Hollow,AR),Arkansas about 1850.Settled a few miles east of Yellville,AR

Spouse: John Henry Doshier
Birth: 25 Sep 1826, Tennessee
Death: 21 Mar 1902, Arkansas
Marr: 26 Jul 1849, Tennessee

Children: Rebecca Elizabeth (1851-)
William Wiley (1854-)
Jonathon Thomas (1857-1902)
Alford Thomas (1858-)
Louisa Parthenia (1860-)
Mary Elizabeth (1862-)
Martha Ann (1866-1890)
John Henry (1867-1963)
George W. (1872-)

1.2.1 Rebecca Elizabeth Doshier
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Birth: 1851

Spouse: Cooper

1.2.2 William Wiley Doshier
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Birth: 1854

1.2.3 Jonathon Thomas Doshier
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Birth: 1857
Death: 1902

1.2.4 Alford Thomas Doshier
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Birth: 1858

1.2.5 Louisa Parthenia Doshier
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Birth: 1860

Spouse: Williams

1.2.6 Mary Elizabeth Doshier
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Birth: 1862

Spouse: Firestone

1.2.7 Martha Ann Doshier
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Birth: 1866
Death: 1890

Spouse: Newton

1.2.8 John Henry Doshier Jr.
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Birth: 1867, Marion Co., Arkansas
Death: 1963, Custer Co., AR

1.2.9 George W. Doshier
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Birth: 1872

1.3 Benjamin Franklin Mears
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Birth: 10 Dec 1830, Warren Co, TN

Fought on the Union side? Chattanooga,TN?Did he move to AR and then move back with Thomas or stay in TN?

Spouse: Miss Preston

1.4 Thomas Jefferson* Mears
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Birth: 31 Dec 1832, Warren Co., TN
Death: 8 Jun 1922, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Burial: Curlee Cemetery, Cannon Co., TN

Civil War vet on the Union side as some of his brothers who moved to Yellville,Ark. fought on the Confederate side

Spouse: Elizabeth J."Betty"* Alexander
Birth: 7 Oct 1835, Rutherford Co./Cannon Co., TN
Death: 6 Nov 1921, Woodbury Cannon Co., TN
Father: Archellas*"Akelius" Alexander (1806->1880)
Mother: Elizabeth A."Lulla or Betsy?" Dee? (1812->1880)
Marr: 30 Dec 1854, Woodbury Cannon Co., TN

Children: Betty Elizabeth (1855-)
William Alexander (1858-1908)
Laura Frances"Tennessee" (1860-1927)
Dee (1863-)
Molly Lincoln (1866-1960)
Henry Brownlow (1869-1950)
Sarah Jane "Jenny" (1870-1957)
Ulysses Marion Grant (1873-)
Hattie (1876-1976)
Ada George* (1881-1950)=my g grandmother
Autie (1883-1970)
Haley (1884-)

1.4.1 Betty Elizabeth Mears
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Birth: 28 Oct 1855, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN

Died of Scarlet fever

Children: Hailey

1.4.1.1 Hailey
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1.4.2 William Alexander Mears
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Birth: 7 Nov 1858, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Death: 1908, Cooke Co., TX

Spouse: Sallie Gaither
Birth: abt 1862
Marr: 20 Nov 1884, Cannon Co., TN

Children: Vester (~1888-)
Beulah (~1889-)
Bertha Ann (1894-)
Pearl (1902-)

1.4.2.1 Vester Mears
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Birth: abt 1888

1.4.2.2 Beulah Mears
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Birth: abt 1889

1.4.2.3 Bertha Ann Mears
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Birth: 5 Jun 1894

Spouse: John Magers
Birth: 1889

Children: Sallie Isabel (1913-)
John Weldon (1915-)
W.J. "Jay" (1918-)
Dorothy Lee (1922-)
Living

1.4.2.4 Pearl Mears
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Birth: 1902

1.4.3 Laura Frances"Tennessee" Mears
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Birth: 25 May 1860, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Death: 20 Nov 1927, TN

Spouse: John Gaither
Birth: 1840?
Father: Vinson? Gaither
Mother: Marey? (Gaither)

Children: Hessie (1891-)
Ellis (1894-)
Ruben (1897-)

1.4.3.1 Hessie Gaither
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Birth: 22 Jan 1891, Cannon Co., TN

Spouse: F.E. Bickel
Birth: 13 Jan 1884
Death: 28 Nov 1971
Marr: 22 Dec 1912, Coffee Co., TN

Children: Aubry Clark (1913-)
Margery Elis (1921-)
Vernon (1915-)

1.4.3.2 Ellis Gaither
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Birth: 27 Dec 1894

6 kids

Spouse: Eddie Kennedy

1.4.3.3 Ruben Gaither
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Birth: 1 Sep 1897

1.4.4 Dee Mears
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Birth: 28 Dec 1863, Cannon Co., TN

Spouse: Leatherwood?

1.4.5 Molly Lincoln Mears
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Birth: 10 Jul 1866, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Death: 4 Mar 1960, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN

Ann says she was 92.Census says she was born 7/1866

1.4.6 Henry Brownlow Mears
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Birth: 9 Aug 1869, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Death: 1950, Dallas, TX

Spouse: Cora (Mears)
Marr: 1894, Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX

Children: Etta Pearl

1.4.6.1 Etta Pearl Mears
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Spouse: Kemper

1.4.7 Sarah Jane "Jenny" Mears
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Birth: 20 Feb 1870, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Death: 7 Nov 1957, Cannon Co., TN

Spouse: Robert Azariah Gaither
Birth: 1863?, TN
Marr: abt 1894, Cannon Co., TN

Children: Arthur
Myrtle
Cora

1.4.7.1 Arthur Gaither
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1.4.7.2 Myrtle Gaither
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1.4.7.3 Cora Gaither
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1.4.8 Ulysses Marion Grant Mears
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Birth: 3 Sep 1873, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Death: Abbott, TX

Children: Samuel Jefferson

1.4.8.1 Samuel Jefferson Mears
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1.4.9 Hattie Mears
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Birth: 23 Dec 1876, Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN
Death: 1976, Niles Twp.,Berrien Co.,MI

Spouse: Robin Shelton
Marr: 16 May 1920?, Coffee Co., TN

Children: Clark (~1900-~1928)

1.4.9.1 Clark Shelton
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Birth: abt 1900, TN
Death: abt 1928, Summitville,TN

1.4.10 Ada George* Mears
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Birth: 28 Nov 1881, Cannon Co., TN
Death: 23 Feb 1950, Niles, Michigan
Burial: 25 Feb 1950, Silverbrook Cemetery-Niles
Occ: Housewife,Michigan Wire goods & Tyler Refrigeration
Educ: Woodbury,TN Schools

Spouse: Herbert*"Bert" Hibberd
Birth: 28 Jul 1878, Cleveland, OH
Death: 23 Apr 1936, Niles, Michigan
Father: William (pap)* Hibberd (1841-1920)
Mother: Elizabeth* Eady (1845-1935)
Marr: 29 Oct 1905, Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN

Children: William King (1915-1987)
Gertrude Elizabeth*"Gertie" (1906-1997)=my grandmother
"Grant" (living)
Robert Lee (1913-1972)
Ann (living)
Edna (living)

This "tree" is a work in progress,if there are any mistakes,they are mine.Use at your own risk.Looking to share/exchange info/photos with family.

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