Edmund Sears, Captian (1712 - 1796) MP

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Nicknames: "Edmond /SEARS/"
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Barnstable, Ma
Death: Died in Dennis, Barnstable, Ma
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Edmund Sears, Captian

DAR Ancestor #: A101047

Added by Elwin C. Nickerson about this Ancestor- with citations- Proofs- noted/ Capt Edmund Sears

   SPM p. 88, No 44 Edmund Sears and his wife were admitted to the church in E. Yar., May 12, 1745.
   He was a sea captain during many years.
   It is related of him that at the time of the "Boston Tea Party," he was unloading his vessel in the vicinity.
   He went on board the vessels and participated in throwing the tea overboard.
   Upon his return to the Cape soon after, though he had been long absent from home, on entering the house he went straight to the "bowfat," and without saying a word to any one, seized the teapot and caddy, and threw them into the garden with a crash.
   His astonished wife whispered to the children, "your poor father has come home crazy."
   He then proclaimed that from theat time henceforth none of his family were to drink tea, or wear upon their persons any articles of British manufacture.
   His four sons were in the Revolutionary Army, but nevertheless, when a landing was threatened on the Cape, he mounted his horse and galloped to the spot to offer his services. He set up the first chaise, and owned the first ingrain carpet in the town.
   His will, dated June 20, 1796, was witnessed by John Chapman, Peter Sears and Joseph Sears; a codicil bears no date. He mentions wife Hannah; daus. Mary Sears, Elizh. Homer, Jane Hallet, Temperance Clark and Hannah Sears; and sons Christopher, Elkanah, Edmund and Joshua.
   BURIAL: Ancient Sears Cemetery
   CONFLICT: d. 6 Aug 1712
   Mayflower Index: No. 29,930 Edmund; spouse Hannah Crowell; mother MD
   Dennis, Cape Cod, pp 210,216, Boston Tea Party
   DVR, p 58 CONFLICT d. 12 Oct 1796; p 123 CONFLICT: d. Oct 12 1795# Died 1796 - Edmund Sears and his wife Hannah a record of their children
   TOMBSTONE[cherub icon]: In memory of Mr Edmund Sears he died Augft ye 12th 1796 in his 85th year. Remember me as you pafs by For as you are so once was i And as i am now so you muft be Therefore Prepare to follow me

33. Hannah Crowell

   Was 9 Sep 1725 but Bk3, p.99 of Yar VR shows Hannah Crowel the daughter of Cristefor & Sarah Crowell she was born on the 19th day of Sep 1725.
   BURIED: Ancient Sears Cemetery
   DVR p 123. 
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Edmund Sears-Boston Tea Party's Timeline

1712
August 6, 1712
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Ma
1743
January 3, 1743
Age 30
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
April 7, 1743
Age 30
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Ma
1745
October 16, 1745
Age 33
1748
1748
Age 35
1751
1751
Age 38
1753
July 1, 1753
Age 40
Massachusetts, United States
July 1, 1753
Age 40
Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA
1756
August 16, 1756
Age 44
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1758
1758
Age 45