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Edmund Sears, Captian

Also Known As: "Edmond /SEARS/"
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Barnstable, Ma
Death: Died in Dennis, Barnstable, Ma
Place of Burial: E. Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul Sears, Jr. and Mercy Sears
Husband of Hannah Sears
Father of Edmund Sears; Elizabeth Homer; Jane Hallett (Sears); Joshua Sears; Joshua, 2nd Sears and 5 others
Brother of Ebenezer Sears; Paul Sears, III; Elizabeth Crosby; Thomas Sears; Rebecca Hall and 6 others
Half brother of Ebenezer Sears; Martha Eldridge; Hannah Wing and Experience Eldridge

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About Edmund Sears-Boston Tea Party

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

August 6, 1712
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Ma
January 3, 1743
Age 30
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
October 16, 1745
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 35
Age 38
July 1, 1753
Age 40
Massachusetts, United States
August 16, 1756
Age 44
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Age 45
Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
Age 48