Richard Warren Sears

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Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

    James Warren Sears

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    • 2nd Generation — Father of Richard Warren Sears
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1829 
    • Birth Location:
    • Dryden, Tompkins, New York 
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 18 Jul 1894 
    • Death Location:
    • Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota 
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1862 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Notes: 
    • James Warren Sears wrote letters to his mother Susan while she was staying with her daughter Celia (Sears) Hoagland in Elgin, Illinois. His sister Charity Sears apparently wrote her mother as well. Letters appear to be from a family trunk in the possession of Doug Rankin in 2002.

      James Warren Sears headed to California during the 1849 gold rush with his brother John C. Sears and his brothers-in-law Zephaniah Hoagland and Charles H. Pendleton. They are all found together listed as gold miners in the 1850 census for Placerville, California.

      There are some false online family trees that give James Warren Sears's parents as William and Mary Hudson (Ward) Sears of Halifax, Massachusetts. There is absolutely no truth to this.

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  • Sources for James Warren Sears

    • 1 Federal Census, CA, El Dorado County, 1850, Placerville and its vicinity, Page 85 of 135, (Online Census Images).
    • 2 Federal Census, MN, Fillmore County, 1870, Spring Valley, Page 24, Image 13 of 22, (Online Census Images).
    • 3 Federal Census, MN, Jackson County, 1880, Alba, ED #125, Page 10, (Online Census Images).
    • 6 Sears Family Association Newsletter, Osterville, Massachusetts, 01 AUG 2000, Vol. 8, No. 1, Page 5.
    • 7 U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, Enlistment of James W. Sears, (Online Database).
    • 8 Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota, 22 FEB 1968, Page A6, (Online Database).