John Sears (c.1677 - 1738) MP

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Birthplace: Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in West Brewster, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
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About John Sears

Capt John Sears lived in the East precinct of Yarmouth, now East Dennis, and his house is still standing a short distance south-westerly from the family burying ground at Bound-Brook, and was until recently occupied by Capt. Constant Sears. He was admitted to the 2d Ch., June 23, 1728; was a wealthy and prominent man, active in church and town affairs, and in the militia. For 15 years his name is annually found upon the precinct records as moderator, assessor and prudential committee. He was chosen Surveyor, 1711-14-18; Juror, 1712; Fence Viewer, 1720; Selectman, 1734-5; Ensign, 1722; Lieut., 1726; and Captain, 1736. March 7, 1721-2, "Mr. John Sears" was appointed one of the committee to receive from the Treasury, the town's portion of l 50,000. In his will dated April 1,1738, he calls himself "Yeoman," but in the Inventory is styled "Gentleman." Names wife Priscilla; sons, Elisha, John, Willard, and Nathaniel; daughters, Mary Paddock, Priscilla Howes, and Betty Sears. We note therein, an Indian girl, at L 3 10 0. Real Estate, L 2380 02 01 Personal, L 593. His gravestone in the family burying ground says he "died Apr. 9, 1739;" a manifest error for 1738, as his Inventory was filed Jun 12, 1738. His wife was a grand-daughter of Dea. Samuel and Mercy (Southworth) Freeman of Eastham, and Great gr.-dau. of Samuel and Apphia F., of Watertown, Mass. She was adm. to 2d Ch. from 1st Ch. YAr., Aug 6, 1727. Samuel Freeman was born in Mawlyn, Co Kent, Engl his widow m. 2d, Gov. Thos Prince his 3d wife.

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Capt. John Sears's Timeline

1677
1677
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1708
1708
Age 31
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1710
1710
Age 33
1712
1712
Age 35
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1712
Age 35
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1714
1714
Age 37
Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States
1720
1720
Age 43
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1720
Age 43
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1724
1724
Age 47
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1738
April 9, 1738
Age 61