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Descendants of Joseph Pears

Generation No.1

1. JOSEPHl PEARS was born Abt. 1787 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England, and died Aft. 1861. He married (1) SARAH. She was born Bet. 1800 - 1807 in Devon, England, and died 24 Nov 1859. He married (2) ELIZABETH BAND 21 Apr 1823 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England, daughter of THOMAS BAND and MARY SMITH. She was born Abt. 1793, and died Jul1838 in England.

Notes for JOSEPH PEARS:

Relationship: From census records and parish records of Stoke Birth: Approximated from the 1851 and 1861 census

Marriage: First: From the parish records of Stoke [the witness for Joseph and Elizabeth's wedding were William Band and Ed Peears(sic)]

Second: From the 1851 census

Death: He died after the 1861 census

1841 Census: age 50, born in Warwick Co., Joseph Pears e.d. 2, sheet 18, page 10

Lower Stoke, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1851 Census: age 64, born in Warwick, Stoke, Joseph Pears e.d. 7, sheet 628, page 15, no. of schedule - 67

Parish Stoke, Warwick Co.

1861 Census: age 74, born in Warwick, Stoke, Joseph Pears e.d. 8, sheet 75, page 18, no. of schedule - 86

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Warwick Co.

Notes for ELIZABETH BAND:

Relationship: From the parish records of Stoke

Birth: Approximated from her age at the time of her death Marriage: From the parish records of Stoke

Death: From the parish records of Stoke. She was buried 13 July 1838 at 45 years of age

More About ELIZABETH BAND:

Burial: 13 Ju11838, Stoke, Warwickshire, England Christening: Sep 1794, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

More About JOSEPH PEARS and ELIZABETH BAND:

Marriage: 21 Apr 1823, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Children of JOSEPH PEARS and ELIZABETH BAND are:

  1. i. WILLIAM2 PEARS, b. Abt. 1825, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; d. Aft. 1891, England. ii. MARIA MARY PEARS, b. Abt. 1827, England.

Notes for MARIA MARY PEARS:

Relationship: From census records and parish records of Stoke Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

1841 Census:age 12, born in Warwick Co., Maria Pears e.d. 2, sheet 18, page 10

Lower Stoke, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About MARIA MARY PEARS:

Christening: 14 Oct 1827, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

  1. iii. ELIZABETH PEARS, b. Abt. 1837, England; d. Aft. 1875.

iv. HENRY SMITH PEARS, b. Abt. 1831, Warwickshire, England.

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Notes for HENRY SMITH PEARS:

Relationship: From census records and parish records of Stoke Birth: Approximated from the 1841 census

Christening: From the parish records

1841 Census:age 10, born in Warwick Co., Henry Pears e.d. 2, sheet 18, page 10

Lower Stoke, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About HENRY SMITH PEARS:

Christening: 04 Oct 1835, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

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v. GEORGE PEARS, b. Abt. 1833, Stoke, Warwickshire, England.

Generation No.2

2. WILLIAM2 PEARS (JOSEPHl) was born Abt. 1825 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England, and died Aft. 1891 in England. He married RACHAEL Abt. 1850 in England. She was born Bet. 1825 - 1826 in Warwickshire, England, and died in England.

Notes for WILLIAM PEARS:

Relationship: From census records and parish records of Stoke Birth: Approximated from the 1851 and 1861 census Christening: From the 1GI, and parish records

Marriage: Family knowledge and parish records

Death: He died after the 1891 census

1841 Census:age 15, born in Warwick Co., William Pears e.d. 2, sheet 18, page 10

Lower Stoke, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1851 Census: age 26, born in Warwick, Stoke, William Pears e.d. 7, sheet 628, page 12, no. of schedule - 55

Parish Stoke, Warwick Co.

1861 Census: age 35, born in Warwick, Stoke, William Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 122, pg. 24

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Warwick Co.

1881 Census: age 57, born in Coventry, Warwick, England, William Pears also in the household is Mary Lawton, age 50, she is the housekeeper and was born in Stafford, England

Dwelling #156 - Name of Road, Street or Name of House: Wylde Green Page Number 34 - Film #1341728 - Family History Library

Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England

1891 Census: age 65, born in Stoke, Warwickshire, William Pears

listed as the head of household, his daughter Alice and her family live with him Folio 16, Page 27 - 165, Lichfield Rd.

Enumeration District 1

Civil Parish of Sutton Coldfield, Eccl. Parish of St. Michael, Warwickshire, England

Note: 1891 Census From: http://www.hunimex.net/warwick/freecensI2438.html Warwickshire Ancestors Project - 1891

More About WILLIAM PEARS:

Christening: 03 Apr 1825, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Notes for RACHAEL:

Relationship: From census and church records

Birth: Approximated from the 1851 and 1861 census Marriage: Family knowledge and parish records

Death: She died after the 1861 census. (Note: She disappears from the church parish records,

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and census records of Stoke after 1862.)

1851 Census: age 25, born in Warwick, Edgecott?, Rachel Pears e.d. 7, sheet 628, page 12, no. of schedule - 55

Parish Stoke, Warwick Co.

1861 Census: age 35, born in ???ick, Edg???, Rachel Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 122, pg. 24

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Warwick Co.

Note: She was born in Edgebaston, Eddington or Ettington? in Warwickshire, England

More About WILLIAM PEARS and RACHAEL:

Marriage: Abt. 1850, England

Children of WILLIAM PEARS and RACHAEL are:

i. ANNE M.3 PEARS, b. Abt. 1851, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; d. Aft. 1937; m. W. HALE.

Notes for ANNE M. PEARS:

Relationship: From census records and parish records of Stoke Birth: Approximated from the 1861 census

Christening: From the IGI, and parish records

Death: She died after her letter was mailed (See note below)

1861 Census: age 9, born in Warwick, Stoke, Ann M. Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 122, pg. 24

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Warwick Co.

1871 Census:age 19, born in Stoke, Warwick, Ann Maria Pears servant/living with - the household of Thomas & Emily Wolley sheet 65, page 25, line 2

Handsworth, St. Michael Parish, Staffordshire

Note: I have an envelope that Mrs. Hale sent to her brother G. Pears in Water Valley, MS Water Valley Received Post Mark - Jan 7, 1937 @ 11 a.m. - Mrs. Hale lived at No.2 Brook St, Longlands, Stonebridge, Worcs.

More About ANNE M. PEARS:

Christening: 29 Jun 1851, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

  1. ii. GEORGE PEARS, b. 01 Sep 1852, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; d. 21 Feb 1935, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS. iii. HENRY PEARS, b. Abt. 1858.

Notes for HENRY PEARS:

Relationship: From census records and parish records of Stoke Christening: From the IGI, and parish records

1861 Census: age 2, born in Warwick, Stoke, Henry Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 122, pg. 24

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Warwick Co.

More About HENRY PEARS:

Christening: 25 Ju11858, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

  1. iv. ALICE PEARS, b. Abt. 1862, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; d. Aft. 1890, England.

  2. v. WILLIAM ERNEST PEARS, b. Jun 1864, England; d. Bef. 1920.

3. ELIZABETH2 PEARS (JOSEPHl) was born Abt. 1837 in England, and died Aft. 1875. She married (2) CHARLES EDWIN COLLINGBOURNE 22 Apr 1863 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England, son of HENRY COLLINGBOURNE and ANN LAMBERT. He was born Bef. Nov 1833.

Notes for ELIZABETH PEARS:

Relationship: From the parish records and census records Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

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Marriage: It is in the computer as two marriages, but technically Elizabeth's first marriage was to Charles Collingbourne. (She had an illegitimate child several years before she married.) Her marriage information to Charles Collingbourne is from the parish records of Stoke.

Death: She died after the christening of her son in 1875.

1841 Census: age 3, born in Warwick Co., Elizabeth Pears e.d. 2, sheet 18, page 10

Lower Stoke, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1851 Census:age 14, born in Warwick, Stoke, Elizabeth Pears e.d. 7, sheet 628, page 15, no. of schedule - 67

Parish Stoke, Warwick Co.

1861 Census: age 23, born in Warwick, Stoke, Elizabeth Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 86, page 18

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Co. of Warwickshire

More About ELIZABETH PEARS:

Christening: 10 Sep 1837, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Notes for CHARLES EDWIN COLLINGBOURNE:

Relationship: From the lGI and the parish records of Stoke Christening: From the lGI

Marriage: The parish records of Stoke. [He was a watchmaker and the son of Henry Collingbourne. The lGI places him as the son of Henry Collingbourne and Ann Sarah Lambert (Lambers).]

More About CHARLES EDWIN COLLINGBOURNE:

Christening: 21 Oct 1833, Saint John, Coventry, Warwickshire, England

More About CHARLES COLLINGBOURNE and ELIZABETH PEARS:

Marriage: 22 Apr 1863, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Child of ELIZABETH PEARS is:

i. SARAH CHAMIE3 PEARS.

Notes for SARAH CHAMIE PEARS:

Relationship: From the parish records and census records Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

1861 Census:age 1, born in Warwick, Stoke, Sarah C. Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 86, page 18

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Co. of Warwickshire

More About SARAH CHAMIE PEARS:

Christening: 13 May 1860, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Children of ELIZABETH PEARS and CHARLES COLLINGBOURNE are: ii. EMILy3 COLLINGBOURNE.

Notes for EMILY COLLINGBOURNE:

Relationship: From the IGI Christening: From the IGI

More About EMILY COLLINGBOURNE:

Christening: 03 Apr 1872, Saint John, Coventry, Warwickshire, England

iii. GEORGE PEARS COLLINGBOURNE.

Notes for GEORGE PEARS COLLINGBOURNE:

Relationship: From the IGI Christening: From the IGI

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More About GEORGE PEARS COLLINGBOURNE:

Christening: 13 Mar 1875, Saint John, Coventry, Warwickshire, England

4. GEORGE2 PEARS (JOSEPHl) was born Abt. 1833 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England. He married SELINA DUNN 05 Jul 1853 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England, daughter of JOHN DUNN. She was born Abt. 1824 in Warwickshire, England, and died Aft. 1871.

Notes for GEORGE PEARS:

Relationship: From the parish records and census records Birth: Approximated from the 1841 census

Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

Marriage: From the parish records of Stoke

Death: He died after the 1871 census

1841 Census: age 8, born in Warwick Co., George Pears e.d. 2, sheet 18, page 10

Lower Stoke, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1861 Census: age 28, born in Warwick, Stoke, George Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 58

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1871 Census: age 37, born in Warwick, Stoke, George Pears e.d. 8, sheet 75, page 5, no. of schedule - 26

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1881 Census:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability

George PEARS Head M Male 47 Stoke, Warwick, England Coal Dealer

Selina PEARS Wife M Female 57 Wolston, Warwick, England House Duties Emily PEARS Daur U Female 25 Coventry, Warwick, England Alpacca Weaver William PEARS Son U Male 18 Stoke, Warwick, England Carter

Mary Ann PEARS Daur U Female 15 Stoke, Warwick, England Cigar Maker

Note: Census and parish records indicate that he was a gardner, then a carpenter and eventually a coal dealer.

Note: Information on children and descendants from www.pearsfamily.fsworld.co.uk/index1.htm - by Bethany Shanice Clarke she is a 5th great granddaughter of George and Selina.

More About GEORGE PEARS:

Christening: 04 Oct 1835, Stoke, Warwickshire, England Occupation: Coal Dealer

Notes for SELINA DUNN:

Relationship: From the parish records and census records Birth: Approximated from the 1861 and 1871 census

Marriage: From the parish records of Stoke {She is the daughter of John Dunn}

1861 Census: age 37, born in Warwick, Stoke, Selina Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 58

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1871 Census: age 37, born in Warwick, Stoke, George Pears e.d. 8, sheet 75, page 5, no. of schedule - 26

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About GEORGE PEARS and SELINA DUNN:

Marriage: 05 Ju11853, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Children of GEORGE PEARS and SELINA DUNN are:

i. MARIA ELIZABETH3 PEARS, b. Abt. 1853, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; ffi. SAMUEL POULTNEY, 19 May 1878,

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Stoke, Warwickshire, England.

Notes for MARIA ELIZABETH PEARS:

Relationship: From the parish records and census records Birth: Approximated from the 1861 census

Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

Marriage: From the parish records of Stoke. [She married the son of Samuel Poultne, at the Stoke Parish]

1861 Census: age 8, born in Warwick, Stoke, Maria Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 58

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About MARIA ELIZABETH PEARS:

Christening: 09 Ju11854, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

More About SAMUEL POULTNEY and MARIA PEARS:

Marriage: 19 May 1878, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

ii. EMILY PEARS, b. Abt. 1856, Warwickshire, England.

Notes for EMILY PEARS:

Relationship: From census records

Birth: Approximated from the 1861 census

1861 Census: age 8, born in Warwick, Stoke, Emity(?) Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 58

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1871 Census:age 15, born in Warwick, Coventry, Emily Pears e.d. 8, sheet 75, page 5, no. of schedule - 26

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About EMILY PEARS:

Occupation: Alpacca Weaver

iii. LUCY PEARS, b. Abt. 1858, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; d. Aft. 24 Oct 1890; m. (I) THOMAS GLOVER, 05 Jun 1877, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; d. Bef. 24 Oct 1890; m. (2) WILLIAM EDWARD ROSS, 24 Oct 1890, Stoke, Warwickshire, England.

Notes for LUCY PEARS:

Relationship: From census records

Birth: Approximated from the 1861 census

Marriage: First: From the parish records of Stoke. [She married the son of James Glover. Thomas Glover is listed as a resident of the Holy Trinity Parish, Coventry.]

Second: From the parish records of Stoke. [She married the son of William Ross. Her husband is listed as a resident of St. Mark, Coventry. She is listed as a widow.]]

1861 Census: age 3, born in Warwick, Stoke, Lucy Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 58

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

1871 Census:age 13, born in Warwick, Stoke, Lucy Pears e.d. 8, sheet 75, page 5, no. of schedule - 26

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About THOMAS GLOVER and LUCY PEARS:

Marriage: 05 Jun 1877, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

More About WILLIAM ROSS and LUCY PEARS:

Marriage: 24 Oct 1890, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

iv. JOSEPH FREDERICK PEARS, b. 30 Mar 1860, Stoke, Warwickshire, England; m. ETHELINDA GALLYOT.

Notes for JOSEPH FREDERICK PEARS:

Relationship: From the parish records and census records

Birth: Approximated from the 1841 census - From Bethany Shanice Clarke's web site Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

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Marriage: From Bethany Shanice Clarke's web site

1861 Census:age I, born in Warwick, Stoke, Joseph Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 58

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

Note: Census and parish records indicate that he was a gardner, then a carpenter and eventually a coal dealer.

Note: Information on children and descendants from www.pearsfamily.fsworld.co.uk/index1.htm - by Bethany Shanice Clarke she is a 5th great granddaughter of George and Selina.

Joseph Frederick Pears, m. Ethelinda Gallyot (dau. of John Louis Gallyot and Sarah Elizabeth White), Their children were: Winfred, George, William, Charles, Caroline, Maud, Mary, Ada and Joseline

More About JOSEPH FREDERICK PEARS:

Christening: 13 May 1860, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

v. WILLIAM PEARS, b. Abt. 1862; m. ELIZABETH GREEN, 25 Dec 1886, Stoke, Warwickshire, England.

Notes for WILLIAM PEARS:

Relationship: From census records Birth: From the 18261 census

Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

Marriage: From the parish records of Stoke [he married the daughter of George Green]

1871 Census: age 8, born in Warwick, Stoke, William Pears e.d. 8, sheet 75, page 5, no. of schedule - 26

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About WILLIAM PEARS:

Christening: 07 Dec 1862, Stoke, Warwickshire, England Occupation: Carter

More About WILLIAM PEARS and ELIZABETH GREEN:

Marriage: 25 Dec 1886, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

vi. MARY ANNE PEARS, b. Abt. 1867; m. WALTER SMITH, 02 Jun 1889, Stoke, Warwickshire, England.

Notes for MARY ANNE PEARS:

Relationship: From census records Birth: From the 18261 census

Christening: From the parish records of Stoke

Marriage: From the parish records of Stoke [She married the son of Charles Smith]

1871 Census: age 4, born in Warwick, Stoke, Mary Anne Pears e.d. 8, sheet 75, page 5, no. of schedule - 26

Bullshead Lane, Stoke Parish, Warwick Co.

More About MARY ANNE PEARS:

Christening: 02 Jun 1867, Stoke, Warwickshire, England Occupation: Cigar Maker

More About WALTER SMITH and MARY PEARS:

Marriage: 02 Jun 1889, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Generation No.3

5. GEORGE3 PEARS (WILLlAM2, JOSEPHl) was born 01 Sep 1852 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England, and died 21 Feb 1935 in Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS. He married EVELINE ELIZABETH HYDE 13 Jan 1881 in Lafayette Co., MS, daughter of JAMES HYDE and MARY FOUST. She was born 20 Dec 1858 in Lafayette Co., MS, and died 06 Sep 1947 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.

Notes for GEORGE PEARS:

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Relationship: Family knowledge, from census records and parish records of Stoke Birth: Tombstone

Christening: From the parish records

Marriage: Family knowledge, Lafayette Co., MS marriage records, and Death: From his death certificate

1861 Census: age 8, born in Warwick, Stoke, George Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 122, pg. 24

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Warwick Co.

1900 Census: age 47, born Sep. 1852 in England, George Pears year of immigration 1869, in the U.S. for 30 years

(Note: that would mean that he was 16 years old, and seems unlikely) vol. 26, e.d. 42, page 15, line 40

Beat One, Lafayette Co., MS

1910 Census: age 57, born in Eng., George Piers can't read the immigration information

e.d. 33, sheet 212, page 9A

Lafayette Co., MS

1920 Census: age 67, born in Eng., George Pears

year of immigration 1874, year of naturalization 1876(?) the live on ? (South?) Griffin Street

sheet 165, page 19B, dwelling no. 180, family no. 205, line 94 Beat 3, Water Valley P.O., Yalobusha Co., MS

Note: According to family history given by Evelyn Gean-Sparks, George had blue eyes, he was a farmer, and he drove a buggy pulled by his horse "Susie" to sell his fruits and vegetables.

Note: Supposedly George came to America with his brother Ernest who moved to Colorado

Hmmm .... There is a William E. Pears who appears on the 1900 Census in Colorado: age 35, born June 1864 in England, William E. Pears, year of immigration 1881,

in U.S. 19 years, occupation: railroad laborer

wife Cora age 30, born June 1870 in MS, child count 3/3, married 14 years dau. Rachel J. age 11, born July 1888 in CO

son Ray (Roy?) age 9, born in July 1890 in CO

dau. Bessie age 8, born in April 1892 in CO

sheet 192, page lB, dwelling no. 26, family no. 26, line 92 Grover Precint No. 31, Weld Co., CO

There are borders in the household - it is hard to read because it is smudged at the bottom of the page

one if Floyd Peckenpough(?) from Iowa, Herbert Ewards from Iowa, William ?? from Wisconsin - [Note: that his wife was born in MS, did he marry in MS and then move to CO?]

If this is George's brother then he was born after the 1861 census in England - I don't have the 1871 or the 1881 census in England - The 1881 Census of George's father's house shows that they did have a son named Ernest who was born abt 1864. George is not in the household, but he should have already immigrated to the US - So, they did not come to the US together, but it does seem that he had a brother named Ernest who followed him to the US, after the 1881 England Census.

More About GEORGE PEARS:

Burial: 22 Feb 1935, Oak Hill Cern., Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Christening: 03 Oct 1852, Stoke, Warwickshire, England

Notes for EVELINE ELIZABETH HYDE:

Relationship: Family knowledge

Birth: Tombstone and death certificate

Marriage: Marriage records of Lafayette Co., MS and the IGI

Death: From her death certificate. Note: Her tombstone says she died on the fifth, but her death certificate says she died on the sixth at 2:00 a.m.

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1860 Census: age 2, born in MS, Evaline Hyde sheet 195, dwelling no. 1281, line 29 Paris P.O., Lafayette Co., MS

1870 Census: age 11, born in MS, Evaline Hyde sheet 486, page 7, line 2

Oxford P.O., Lafayette Co., MS

1880 Census: age 20, born in NC, Eviline Hyde

living with her grandparents William & Evaline Foust page no. 209C

Beat 1, Lafayette Co., MS

1900 Census: age 41, born in Sept 1858 in MS, Evaline E. Pears vol. 26, e.d. 42, page 15, line 41

Beat One, Lafayette Co., MS

1910 Census: age 51, born in MS, Evaline Pierse e.d. 33, sheet 212, page 9A

Lafayette Co., MS

1920 Census: age 61, born in MS, Eviline E. Pears the live on ? (South?) Griffin Street

sheet 165, page 19B, dwelling no. 180, family no. 205, line 95 Beat 3, Water Valley P.O., Yalobusha Co., MS

Note: From Michael Sparks 9/1812005 - obituary of Mrs. George Pears

Mrs. George Pears

Dies At Vicksburg

Services Held Here

Funeral services for Mrs. Eveline(sic) Elizabeth Pears, widow of the late George Pears, were held at the First Methodist Church in Water Valley on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7. Mrs. Pears died at the home of her daughter Mrs. D. L. Gregory, in Vicksburg on Friday night, Sept. 5. Had she lived until Dec. 20, she would have been 89 years old.

Rev. T. H. Dorsey, Rev. H. H. Wallace, and Rev. J. W. Holliday officiated at the burial rites for this good woman, extolling her many virtues and speaking words of comfort to the bereaved. She was laid to rest beneath a mound of beautiful flowers in Oak Hill Cemetery. Water Valley Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Pears was born in Lafayette County and grew to young womanhood there. In 1881 she became the bride of George Pears and for a number of years they made their home near Oxford.

Later they moved to Water Valley, where they resided until Mr. Pears' death in 1935. A few years later Mrs. Pears went to Vicksburg to live with her daughter.

She lived a full, rich life that was a benediction to all who knew her. A member of the First Methodist Church, she took an active part in the religious work of this community as long as she was able. She was the mother of the late Mrs. W. A. Nolen.

Loved ones who survive are three sons, William Pears of Chicago, Ill.; Thomas Gladstone Pears of Mobile, and Marvin Bradley Pears of New Orleans, La.; two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Gean of Water Valley, and Mrs. D. L. Gregory of Vicksburg; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

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Out-of-town people attending the funeral of Mrs. George Pears Sunday were

Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Gregory

Vicksburg

Ernest Gregory

Paducah

Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Pears

Mobile

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Pears

New Orleans

Miss

Gloria Elizabeth Pears

New Orleans

Mr.

W. N. Pears

Chicago

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Bell

Jackson

(M. H. Bell will be Mark and Alberta Bell ... Alberta daughter of W. D. Gean and Roxie Pears)

More About EVELINE ELIZABETH HYDE:

Burial: Oak Hill Cern., Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS

More About GEORGE PEARS and EVELINE HYDE:

Marriage: 13 Jan 1881, Lafayette Co., MS

Children of GEORGE PEARS and EVELINE HYDE are:

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  1. ROXIE ANN4 PEARS, b. 18 Dec 1881, Lafayette Co., MS; d. 04 May 1950, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS; m.

WALTER DIGGS GEAN, 24 Dec 1899, Lafayette Co., MS; b. 23 Mar 1876, Marshall Co., MS; d. 22 Jun 1955, Clarksdale, Coahoma Co., MS.

Notes for ROXIE ANN PEARS:

Relationship: Family knowledge

Birth: Tombstone, and through correspondence with Lois Gean-Myers, Evelyn Gean-Sparks, and Ruth Gean-Johnston-Beene

Marriage: Lafayette Co., MS marriage records

Death: Tombstone, and through correspondence with Lois Gean-Myers, Evelyn Gean-Sparks, and Ruth Gean-Johnston-Beene

Obituary: Mrs. Walter D. Gean, May 4 - Water Valley, MS. Services for Mrs. Walter D. Gean, who died at her home Thursday will be held at 2 Friday afternoon, at the North Main Street Methodist Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. She was 69, born in Lafayette Co. and married Mr. Gean in 1899. She was the former Roxie Ann Pears. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She leaves 5 daughters: Mrs. Tom Myers, Mrs. Earl Johnston and Mrs. Homer Poteet of Water Valley; Mrs. Vernon Sparks of Olive Branch, MS; and Mrs. Mark Bell of Jackson, MS; 4 sons:

Dhu Gean of Water Valley; D. Alton Gean of Little Rock; Woodrow GeanofCentralia, IL; a sister

Mrs. D. L. Gregory of Vicksburg; 2 brothers M.B. Pears of New Orleans and T. G. Pears of Quincy, FL; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. (2 copies of this obituary are owned by Frances Earle Johnston-Mathis, one has died May 4, 1950 written on it)

1900 Census: age 24, born Dec 1881 in MS, Roxie Jeans vol. 26, e.d. 55, page 6, line 27

Beat One, Lafayette Co., MS

1910 Census: age 28, born in MS

married 10 years, 5/5 children

e.d. 33, sheet 211, page 24

Lafayette Co., MS

1920 Census: age 38, born in MS, Roxie Geon (o? or a?) sheet 151, page 5B, dwelling no. 95, family no. 110, line 72 e.d. 124, Beat 3, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS

More About ROXIE ANN PEARS:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS

Notes for WALTER DIGGS GEAN:

Relationship: Family knowledge

Birth: Tomstone, and through correspondence with Lois Gean-Myers, Evelyn Gean-Sparks, and Ruth Gean-Johnston-Beene, and also on his death certificate

Marriage: Lafayette Co., MS Marriage Records

Death & Burial: Tomstone, death certificate #11185, and through correspondence with family members.

1880 Census: age 3, born in MS, William Jean vol. 14, e.d. 120, sheet 596, page 42 Marshall Co., MS

1900 Census: age 24, born March 1876 in MS, Walter Jeans sheet 223, page 6A, dwelling no. 98, family no. 100, line 26 e.d. 55, Part of Beat 5, Lafayette Co., MS

1910 Census: age 34, born in MS, Will Jean

married 10 years, 5/5 children

e.d. 33, sheet 211, page 23

Lafayette Co., MS

1920 Census: age 43, born in MS, Walter Geon (o? or a?) sheet 151, page 5B, dwelling no. 95, family no. 110, line 71 e.d. 124, Beat 3, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS

Note: Walter was a contractor and builder. He had little formal education, but he could read blueprints among the best. ****************************************************************

Note: In the possession of Frances Earle Johnston-Mathis is a letter that was written by an unknown person. It looks like this letter was for an article in a newspaper. On the page, written in pencil, in the same handwritting, is "Lois can see about the party better than I can.". The letter gives the following facts. "W.D. Gean was born March 1876, at Abbeville, MS in young man hood he with his parents moved to Lafayette Springs in Lafayette Co. Roxie Pears was born near Oxford, Lafayette Co., NC December 1881. W.D. Gean and Roxie Pears were married December 24, 1899 near Oxford, MS. In 1906, they moved in the vicinty of Water Valley still in Lafayette Co. In 1912, they moved to the

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city of Water Valley where they still live. They have 9 children: 4 boys - A.D. & W.R. Gean of Water Valley; D.A. Gean of Little Rock, AR; W.W. Gean of Centralia, IL; 5 girls - Mrs. T.H. Myers, Mrs. R.H. Poteete, Mrs. Earle Johnston of Water Valley; Mrs. M.H. Bell of Jackson, MS; Mrs. V.D. Sparks of Olive Branch; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. This couple observed their golden anniversary December 25, 1949, in the home of their oldest daugther Mrs. T.H. Myers in Water Valley. etc. etc." ****************************************************************

Note: From http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ms/yalo busha/military/ww l/registrants/yal- fg. txt YALOBUSHA CO., MS BIRTH INFORMATION: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18

AND PERSONS WITH LINKS TO THIS COUNTY (The information below was abstracted by Raymond H. Banks from civilian registration cards completed in 1917-1918.)

Name: Gean, Walter Diggs

Birthdate: 23 Mar 1876

Ethnic Group: W

Birth Location or Other Information: Works Little Rock AR

Location of Registration: Yalobusha ****************************************************************

Note: From: Michael Sparks [mailto:mgsparks@fewpb.net] Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 8:44 PM

To: Melinda Mathis

Subject: RE: WD Gean and Arkansas Comment

At some point in Walter's history, he worked on a government camp program, as a carpenter, or instructor in

carpentry ... but I think it was under FDR's Presidency ... the initials CCC come to mind, and I think that was a "New Deal" program. I have a magazine rack that he made during that period. I also have a fireplace ash shovel that he made at some point, out of wrought iron. I played with it in their home when I was small, and we lived with them for a time. Frances Earl might remember more. That AR history will show up somewhere in the family stories as some

anecdote ... check with the older grandchildren ofWD and Roxie ... Larry might even know ...

Mike

More About WALTER DIGGS GEAN:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS

More About WALTER GEAN and ROXIE PEARS:

Marriage: 24 Dec 1899, Lafayette Co., MS

ii. MARY ALICE PEARS, b. Mar 1883, MS; m. WILLIAM ALVA NOLEN.

Notes for MARY ALICE PEARS:

Relationship: Family knowledge - - Received through correspondence with Frances Ruth Gean-

Johnston-Beene and Evelyn Gean-Sparks Birth: From the 1900 census

Marriage: Through correspondence with the aforementioned people Burial: Through correspondence with Evelyn Gean-Sparks

1900 Census: age 17, born Mar 1883 in MS, Mary A. Pears vol. 26, e.d. 42, page IS, line 42

Beat One, Lafayette Co., MS

Note: From Evelyn Gean-Sparks, Mary had one son, who was adopted

More About MARY ALICE PEARS:

Burial: Sylva Rena Cern., Near Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS

iii. NELLIE PEARS, b. Dec 1884, MS; d. Aft. May 1950; m. D. L. GREGORY.

Notes for NELLIE PEARS:

Relationship: Family knowledge - - Received through correspondence with Frances Ruth Gean­ Johnston-Beene and Evelyn Gean-Sparks

Birth: From the 1900 census

Marriage: Through correspondence with the aforementioned people

1900 Census: age IS, born Dec 1884 in MS, Nellie Pears vol. 26, e.d. 42, page IS, line 43

Beat One, Lafayette Co., MS

Note: From Evelyn Gean-Sparks, Nellie had one son

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iv. WILLIAM NOLEN PEARS, b. 01 Apr 1889, MS; d. 18 May 1942.

Notes for WILLIAM NOLEN PEARS:

Relationship: Family knowledge - - Received through correspondence with Frances Ruth Gean-

Johnston-Beene and Evelyn Gean-Sparks

Birth: His tombstone shows 1888, his WWl Civilian Registration shows 1889, as do census records Marriage: As far as anyone knows he was never married (per Evelyn Gean-Sparks)

Death: From his tombstone

1900 Census: age 1, born Apr 1889 in MS, William Pears vol. 26, e.d. 42, page 15, line 44

Beat One, Lafayette Co., MS

1910 Census: age 21, born in MS, William N. Pears e.d. 121, sheet 10

Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS

1920 Census: age 30, born in MS, William N. Pears

lodging in the household of Russia Grove (? Grone?) - occup. engine man at stock yards sheet 145, page 6A, dwelling no. 60, family no. 124/125, line 47

4622 Indiana Ave, e.d. 183, 3rd Ward, Chicago, Cook Co., IL

Note: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ms/yalobusha/mili tary /ww l/registrants/yal-nop. txt

Y ALOBUSHA CO., MS BIRTH INFORMA nON: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18 AND PERSONS WlTH LINKS TO THIS COUNTY

Name: Pears, William N.

Birth Date: 1 Apr 1889 Ethnic Group: W

Birth Location or Other Information: Oxford MS Location of Registration: Yalobusha MS

More About WILLIAM NOLEN PEARS:

Burial: Oak Hill Cern., Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Fact 1: Never Married

v. BEATRICE PEARS, b. 06 Apr 1892, MS; d. 27 Oct 1897.

Notes for BEATRICE PEARS:

Relationship: Family knowledge - - Received through correspondence with Frances Ruth Gean­ Johnston-Beene and Evelyn Gean-Sparks

Birth and Death: From her tombstone, which also says daughter of George and E.E. Pears

More About BEATRICE PEARS:

Burial: Midway Meth. Cern., Lafayette Co., MS

vi. THOMAS GLADSTONE PEARS, SR., b. 24 Apr 1897, MS; d. May 1978, Panama City, FL; m. (1) MAE DEARE; b. 11 JuI1904, Eula, LA; d. 24 Dec 1991; m. (2) BERTREZ.

Notes for THOMAS GLADSTONE PEARS, SR.:

Relationship: Family knowledge - - Received through correspondence with Frances Ruth Gean­ Johnston-Beene and Evelyn Gean-Sparks

Birth: From the 1900 census

1900 Census: age 3, born Apr 1897 in MS, Gladstone Pears vol. 26, e.d. 42, page 15, line 45

Beat One, Lafayette Co., MS

1910 Census: age 13, born in MS, Gladstone Pierse e.d. 33, sheet 212, page 9A

Lafayette Co., MS

Note: From Evelyn Gean-Sparks, Gladstone had two children

Note: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ms/yalobusha/mili tary /ww l/registrants/yal-nop. txt

Y ALOBUSHA CO., MS BIRTH INFORMA nON: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18 AND PERSONS WlTH LINKS TO THIS COUNTY

Name: Pears, Thomas Gladstone

Birth Date: 24 Mar 1897 Ethnic Group: W

Birth Location or Other Information: near Oxford MS

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Location of Registration: Yalobusha MS Name: Pears, Thomas Gladstone

Birth Date: 24 Mar 1897 Ethnic Group: W

Birth Location or Other Information: dad b. near Birmingham Engl. Location of Registration: Yalobusha MS

-----Original Message-----

From: jpsbabee@bellsouth.net [mailto:jpsbabee@bellsouth.net] Sent: Monday, June 06,2005 10:35 AM

To: memmathis@yahoo.com

Subject: Pears Family

How wonderful is was to stumble across your Pears page. I have some additional info, if you'd like.

Thomas Gladstone Pears, Sr. died May 1978 in Panama City, Miss

his first wife was Mae Deare - Born July II, 1904 in Eula, LA; died Dec 24, 1991 they had 2 children:

Thomas Gladstone Pears,1r. - born Feb 10, 1927, Adeline, LA- died May 28,2005 Lafayette, LA (that was my dad) Catherine Pears Brewer - born May 21, 1925 - died Dec 10, 1987

Pears, Sr. - divorced Mae and later married Bertrez - they lived in Panama City, FI He was a math teacher.

Pears, Jr. - married Laura Lee Langlinais in 1951 (she is still living) - in Lafayette, LA. they have 4 children (all living):

Thomas G. Pears, III Michael Douglas Pears Kelley Shawn Pears Tracey Elizabeth Pears

thanks for all of the info on your site!!! Tracey Pears Chauvin

More About THOMAS GLADSTONE PEARS, SR.:

1930 Census: 05 Apr 1930, Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., TX

vii. MARVIN BRADLEY PEARS, b. 29 Jun 1900, MS; d. Aft. May 1950.

Notes for MARVIN BRADLEY PEARS:

Relationship: Family knowledge - - Received through correspondence with Frances Ruth Gean­ Johnston-Beene and Evelyn Gean-Sparks

Birth: From his WWI Civilian Registration

1910 Census: age 4, born in MS, John Pierse e.d. 33, sheet 212, page 9A

Lafayette Co., MS

Note: From Evelyn Gean-Sparks, Marvin had two children

Note: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ms/yalobusha/mili tary /ww l/registrants/yal-nop. txt

Y ALOBUSHA CO., MS BIRTH INFORMA nON: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18 AND PERSONS WITH LINKS TO THIS COUNTY

Name: Pears, Marvin Bradley

Birth Date: 29 Jun 1900 Ethnic Group: W Birth Location or Other Information:

Location of Registration: Yalobusha MS

viii. JOHN PEARS, b. Abt. 1906, MS.

Notes for JOHN PEARS:

Relationship: Family knowledge - - Received through correspondence with Frances Ruth Gean­ Johnston-Beene and Evelyn Gean-Sparks

Birth: From the 1910 census

1910 Census: age 4, born in MS, John Pierse e.d. 33, sheet 212, page 9A

Lafayette Co., MS

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6. ALICE3 PEARS (WILLlAM2, JOSEPHl) was born Abt. 1862 in Stoke, Warwickshire, England, and died Aft. 1890 in England. She married ARTHUR TOOGOOD. He was born Abt. 1859 in Oldswinford, Worcestershire, England.

Notes for ALICE PEARS:

Relationship: From census records Christening: From the IGI, and parish records

Marriage: According to family history she married a Toogood.

1861 Census: age 2, born in Warwick, Stoke, Henry Pears e.d. 8, no. of schedule - 122, pg. 24

Lower Stoke, Parish of Stoke, Warwick Co.

1881 Census:age 18, born in Coventry, Warwick, England, Alice Pears Page Number 34

Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England

1891 Census: age 29, born in Stoke, Warwickshire, Alice Toogood occupation Laundress - her family is living with her father Folio 16, Page 27 - 165, Lichfield Rd.

Enumeration District 1

Civil Parish of Sutton Coldfield, Eccl. Parish of St. Michael, Warwickshire, England

Notes for ARTHUR TOOGOOD:

1891 Census: age 32, born in Oldswinford, Worcestershire, Arthur Toogood occupation - Coach Builder

Folio 16, Page 27 - 165, Lichfield Rd. Enumeration District 1

Civil Parish of Sutton Coldfield, Eccl. Parish of St. Michael, Warwickshire, England

Note: 1891 Census From: http://www.hunimex.net/warwick/freecensI2438.html Warwickshire Ancestors Project - 1891

Also in the house hold is:

",Ellen Toogood,Visitr,S,,22,Dom. Servnt (Housemaid)"Oldswinford Worcestershire" Is she Arthur's sister?

Note: 1901 Census From: http://www.1901census.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ (Fee to look at census) Arthur Toogood age 41, Born: Worcester, Oldewinford Administrative Co.: Bucks

Civil Parish: Stantonbury Entire And Bradwell Occupation: Licensed Victualle

Child of ALICE PEARS and ARTHUR TOOGOOD is:

i. JOHN4 TOOGOOD, b. Abt. 1888, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England.

Notes for JOHN TOOGOOD:

1891 Census: age 3, born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, John Toogood relationship to head of household - William Pears - is grandson

Folio 16, Page 27 - 165, Lichfield Rd.

Enumeration District 1

Civil Parish of Sutton Coldfield, Eccl. Parish of St. Michael, Warwickshire, England

7. WILLIAM ERNEST3 PEARS (WILLlAM2, JOSEPHl) was born lun 1864 in England, and died Bef. 1920. He married CORA KING 22 Dec 1886 in Lafayette Co., MS, daughter of S. KING and ELMYRA. She was born lun 1870 in MS.

Notes for WILLIAM ERNEST PEARS:

Relationship: Family history is that George came to America with his brother Ernest who moved to Colorado Marriage: Lafayette Co., MS Marriage Records - Book G, page 479 - Marriage Bond dated 22 Dec 1886

1881 Census: age 16, born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England, Ernest Pears Coal Dealers Clerk

Page Number 34

Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England

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1900 Census: Hmmm .... There is a William E. Pears who appears on the 1900 Census in CO: age 35, born June 1864 in England, William E. Pears, year of immigration 1881,

in U.S. 19 years, occupation: railroad laborer

wife Cora age 30, born June 1870 in MS, child count 3/3, married 14 years dau. Rachel J. age 11, born July 1888 in CO

son Ray (Roy?) age 9, born in July 1890 in CO

dau. Bessie age 8, born in April 1892 in CO

sheet 192, page lB, dwelling no. 26, family no. 26, line 92 Grover Precint No. 31, Weld Co., CO

Note: There are borders in the household - it is hard to read because it is smudged at the bottom of the page one if Floyd Peckenpough(?) from Iowa, Herbert Ewards from Iowa, William ?? from Wisconsin ­ [Note: that his wife was born in MS, did he marry in MS and then move to CO?]

1910 Census: The same William E. Pears appears on the 1910 Census in OR

William E. Pears, age 45, born in England, Naturalized Citizen in 1887 - works for the railroad he and his wife are on their first marriage, and have been married 34 years

wife Cora, age 40, born in MS (parents born in NC) child count is 4/3

dau. Rachel J., age 21, born in CO

son Ray, age 19, born in CO

dau. Bessie, age 17, born in CO

sheet 2, page 2A, dwelling no. 23, family no. 28, line 1 e.d. 174, Albany Pct., Second Ward, Linn Co., OR

1920 Census: He is deceased - his wife Cora is listed as a widow, and the head of household Cora Pears, age 48, born in MS - line 48

dau. Rachel J. Pears, age 31, born in CO -line 49 son Ray E. Pears, age 29, born in CO -line 50

dau. Bessie, age 27, born in CO - line 1 on sheet 79, page 6B sheet 79, page 6A, dwelling no. 112, family no. 145, line 48 e.d. 19, Pct. 6, Delta City, Delta Co., CO

Note: Census records of George indicate that he came to the US before 1880. So, they did not come to the US together, but it does seem that he had a brother named William Ernest who followed him to the US, after the 1881 England Census.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM PEARS and CORA KING:

Marriage: Lafayette Co., MS Marriage Records - Book G, page 479 - Marriage Bond dated 22 Dec 1886­ W.E. Pears and J.M. Frazier bond. Cora and W.E. Pears married on 22 Dec 1886. A note is attached to W.E. Andrews Circuit Clerk "you are hereby authorized to issue license

for the marriage ofW.E. Pears and my minor daughter Cora King, Dec 22, 1886", signed by S.W. King.

More About WILLIAM PEARS and CORA KING:

Marriage: 22 Dec 1886, Lafayette Co., MS

Children of WILLIAM PEARS and CORA KING are:

i. RAY E4 PEARS, b. 14 Ju11890, CO; d. 21 Jan 1973, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Notes for RAY E. PEARS:

Ray PEARS

Birth Date: 14 Jul1890 Death Date: Jan 1973

Social Security Number: 549-10-1276

State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: CA Death Residence Localities

ZIP Code: 90015

Localities: Del Valle, Los Angeles, California Dowtown Carrier Annex, Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Textile, Los Angeles, California

PEARS RAY E 07/14/1890 M COLORADO LOS ANGELES 01/21/1973 549-10-1276 82 yrs

ii. RACHEL J. PEARS, b. Jul 1888, CO.

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iii. BESSIE PEARS, b. Apr 1892, CO.

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