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James Warren Sears

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James Warren Sears


    James Warren Sears

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 1828 
    • 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 
    • Notes: 
    • Mayflower Families for Five Generations, Vol. 16, Part 6, p. 249, gives James Warren Sears's birth location as Hornellsville, Steuben, New York. However, James's enlistment records during the Civil War give it as Dryden, New York. His parents resided in Dryden in 1820 and 1830. His mother resided in Hornellsville in 1840. This would seem to confirm that he was born in Dryden and not Hornellsville.

      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.

  • Marriages for James Warren Sears

    • Spouse:
    • Eliza A. Burton
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1862

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  • Sources for James Warren Sears

    • 1 Federal Census, MN, Jackson County, 1880, Alba, E.D. 125, p. 10, Image 2 of 3.
    • 2 Federal Census, CA, El Dorado County, 1850, Placerville and its vicinity,Image 85 of 135.
    • 3 Federal Census, MN, Fillmore County, 1870, Spring Valley, p. 24, Image 13 of 21.
    • 5 Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990, FHL No. 7552565, Image 1762, Death record for James Warren Sears.
    • 6 Sears Family Association Newsletter, Osterville, Massachusetts, 01 AUG 2000, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 5.
    • 7 U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, Enlistment of James W. Sears, gives birth location as Dryden, New York.
    • 8 Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota, 22 FEB 1968, p. A6.
    • 11 Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 16, Part 6, John Alden, Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants (2020), 249.