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Joseph SEARS

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Death: May 30, 1836 (79)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Zarchariah Sears and Mehitable Sears
Husband of Thankful Sears (Clark)
Father of Zebina Sears; Zachariah SEARS; Henry SEARS; Hitty SEARS; Zebina SEARS and 4 others
Brother of Peter SEARS; Rowland Sears; Zachariah SEARS; Bethia Howes; Mehiable SEARS and 2 others

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About Joseph SEARS

Joseph Sears (1756-1836) of Yarmouth, Massachusetts is listed as private in Capt. Elisha Hedge’s Company, Col. Nathanial Freeman’s Regiment. Marched from home September 27, 1777 (service one month four days) on a secrete expedition to Rhode Island.

Also, Joseph Sears (1756-1836) was in Capt. Micah Chapman’s Company, Col. Nathanial Freeman’s Regiment (service three days) on an alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth September 6, 1778. Page 952, Vol XIII, of the Massachusetts, Solders and Sailors of the American Revolutionary War

SAR Membership Number: 50070. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A101079

Individual Report for Sears, Joseph Name: Sears, Joseph Gender: M Born: 20 Jul 1756 Place: Yarmouth, Massachusetts Christened: Place: Died: 30 May 1836 Place: West Brewster, Massachusetts Buried: Place: Baptized (LDS): Place: Endowed (LDS): Place: Father: Sears, Zechariah (1706-1796) Mother: Crowell, Mehitable (1721-1760) Sealed P (LDS): Place: Spouse: Clark, Thankful (22 Oct 1757 - 22 Apr 1842) Married: 7 Dec 1782 Place: Sealed S (LDS): Place: Children: 1 Sears, Henry (1785-1823) General Genealogy

Joseph Sears Lieut (Zachariah Lt. , Joseph , Silas , Richard ) was born 20 Jul 1756 in Yarmouth, MA and was christened 29 Aug 1756. He died 30 May 1836 and was buried in W Brewster, Barnstable co, MA.

SPM p.183, No 318, Joseph Sears had the old homestead in East Yarmouth, now Dennis at his father's decease in 1796.

He took a prominent part in town affairs, was selectman for 11 years from 1794 and was Rep. in 1800.
He was in Capt Elisha Hedge's Co., in Col Nat Freeman's Regt, and served in
RI, 1 mo. 4 days; and in Lt Micajah Sears' Co., at alarm Dartmouth and Falmouth, 6 Sep 1778, serving 3 days.


General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1993; pp 32,149; Cape Cod Genealogical Society-ISBN 0-930270-26-6; Joseph Sears and Thankfull his wife a Record of the births and names of their children: Zachariah, Henry, Hitty, Zebina, Joseph, Thankfull, Peter, Rowland

Dennis, Cape Cod, p 252, Lt Howes, Lt Joseph Sears and Jonathan Bangs were our first three Selectmen.

DVR, p. 123 b., CONFLICT: d. 22 May 1836

Joseph married Thankful Clark, daughter of Scotto Clark and Thankful Crosby, on 7 Dec 1782 in , Pub. Thankful was born 22 Oct 1759 in . She died 22 Apr 1842 in Dennis and was buried in gr-st.

They had the following children:

i Zachariah Sears ii Henry Sears Dea.

iii Hitty Sears was born 21 Oct 1788 in E Yarmouth, MA and was christened 16 Jun 1793. She died 4 Aug 1806 and was buried in N Dennis, MA.

SPM No 812, gr-st

DVR, p 32, b.; p 149 b., d. 
iv  Zebina Sears Capt 

v Joseph Sears vi Thankful Sears vii Peter Sears viii Roland Sears

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Joseph SEARS's Timeline

July 20, 1756
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
August 29, 1756
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
December 29, 1783
Age 27
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
May 8, 1785
Age 28
Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA
October 21, 1788
Age 32
Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA
March 11, 1790
Age 33
Massachusetts, United States
March 11, 1790
Age 33
Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA
June 24, 1792
Age 35
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
May 8, 1794
Age 37
Dennis, Barnstable, MA, USA