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Joseph Sears

Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Probably North Dennis, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Sylas Sears and Anna Sears
Husband of Hannah Sears
Father of Priscilla Gorham; Hannah Sears; Lt. Zarchariah Sears; Stephen Sears; Roland Sears and 6 others
Brother of Silas Sears, Jr.; Hannah Snow; Richard Sears; Elizabeth Cooke; Josiah Sears, Sr. and 1 other

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About Capt. Joseph Sears

Joseph Sears Capt (Silas , Richard ) was born about 1675 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony. He died 7 May 1750 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA and was buried in N Dennis, Barnstable, MA.


Munsell's Sons, 1890; p 68; NEHGS Library, Boston, MA.

The will of Joseph Sears of Yar., Yeoman, dated Dec. 9, 1746 names, wife

Hannah; sons, Zachariah, Joseph, Peter, "If still alive" and Rowland; and daus. of son Stephen, decd, and Stephen, Hannah and Mary, children of Barnabas, decd, also son Silas, and daus. Priscilla Gorham, Hannah Blackmore, Bethia Howes and Thankful Taylor. Inv'y L 320 08 08.
Styles him "gent."
He lived in the East precinct Yarmouth, now East Dennis, and was also styled "Captain."
Marriage info from Robert D Kelley

BIRTH: Letter from Carol Aldrich, Tulsa, OK, to Ray Sears, Duncan, OK;

1675-1989; Letter dtd 18 May 1994; ; copy in poss of Ray Sears, Duncan, OK;
Had 7 sons and 4 daughters.

I have birth place also listed as Harwich, Mass.

Werden GEDCOM shows death place

Joseph married Hannah Hall on 19 Sep 1700 in Yarmouth, MA. Hannah was born about 1680 in Barnstable, MA. She died 28 Jul 1753 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA and was buried in gr-st.


SARES(SEARS) OF YARMOUTH,MASS; 1638-1888; Albany, Joel Munsell's Sons, 1890; p 67; NEHGS Library, Boston, MA; May is evidently mistaken when he shows in his hand-notes that Hannah was the dau of Benjm & Mehitable (Matthews) Hall of Harwich because the Hall and Nickerson genealogies indicate that Hannah m.
Samuel Nickerson. She d. 28 Jul 1753, in 73 yr, gr-st. She was adm Ch, har, 21 Mar 1708, to 2d Ch, Yar, 6 Aug 1727.

PARENTS: Letter from Robert Townsend, Honolulu, HI, to Ray Sears;

1690-1819; Letter dtd 25 Feb 1995; ; in poss of Ray Sears; I have a few
corrections and additions to your book! The Halls of New England by Rev David
B Hall (1883) p. 216 says this Hannah (parents Benj & Mehitable Hall)
"according to tradition m. Mr Nickerson of Harwich."
The Nickerson Family Genealogy, Vol I, p 27 says that Hannah, dau of Benj and
Mehitable hall was b. Yarmouth, 20 Feb 1690 and m. abt 1707 Samuel Nickerson.
Their children include... The children's names tie that Hannah to Samuel.
My best guess if this Hannah is dau of John & Priscilla (Bearse) Hall, simply
because Joseph Sears and wife Hannah named their first dau Priscilla. However,
I haven't been able to verify this, so it's still a mystery.

Joseph and Hannah had the following children:

+ 117 F i Priscilla Sears + 118 F ii Hannah Sears + 119 M iii Zachariah Lt. Sears Lieut. + 120 M iv Joseph Sears + 121 M v Stephen Sears + 122 M vi Roland Sears + 123 M vii Barnabas Sears

 124 M viii Peter Sears was born 20 May 1716 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died 1746 in Perh., Louisville Expn.

S P May, p 67, No 88, b., prob d.

Dennis, Cape Cod, p 180, During King George's War, Fortress Louisborg was under siege by Col Shubael Gorham, Capt Joseph Thacher's company. Peter Sears did not return (was killed in the campaign, spring 1745). + 125 F ix Bethia Sears + 126 M x Silas Sears + 127 F xi Thankful Sears

He married Hannah Hall at Yarmouth,MA on Sep 19,1700.

Children: Priscilla Sears Gorham(second wife of Josiah Gorham), Hannah Sears Blackmore, Zachariah Sears, Joseph Sears Jr, Stephen Sears, Rowland Sears, Barnabas Sears, Peter Sears, Bethia Sears Howes, Silas Sears, and Thankful Sears Taylor.

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Capt. Joseph Sears's Timeline

January 27, 1669
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
July 1, 1701
Age 32
Yarmouth, MA
December 10, 1703
Age 34
Yarmouth, MA
April 22, 1706
Age 37
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
July 22, 1710
Age 41
Yarmouth, Barnstable co, MA
May 17, 1711
Age 42
Yarmouth, MA, USA
November 29, 1711
Age 42
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
April 5, 1714
Age 45
Yarmouth, MA
May 20, 1716
Age 47