Nancy (87) Bradford1,2

F, b. circa 1787
FatherJames (50) Bradford b. c 1732, d. b 29 Jun 1795
MotherLucreshe 'Creshe' Bradford b. c 1760
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1787Nancy was born circa 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*17 November 1794Nancy was named in her father's will on 17 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 429-430 (will of James Bradford, wife Lucresha).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 208 (Richard Smith Family).

John Belote Jr.

M, b. circa 1770
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1770John was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*15 December 1801He married Sally (87I) Mears, daughter of Spencer (125) Mears and Margaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford, on 15 December 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. William Heath was the security on the M.L.B. of John Belote Jr. and Sally Mears..1,2 

Family

Sally (87I) Mears b. c 1772

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 752 (tract A41, Spencer Mears part).

Mary 'Molly' Beach1,2

F, b. circa 1744
FatherJoseph Beach b. c 1710, d. b 26 May 1772
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1728
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited21 Feb 2010
Birth*circa 1744Mary was born circa 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1762She married John (122) Mears, son of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. John and Molly Mears lived in the Fair Oaks section of the county on land inherited from his grandfather Richard Armitrader. This homestead was in the same neighborhood as Cottrels Ridge, the home of Joseph Beach, father of Molly..1 
Married Namecirca 1762 As of circa 1762,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Father's*27 August 1769Mary was named in her father's will on 27 August 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Mary in the will of Joseph Beach..2 
Will - Husb's*17 December 1784Mary was named in her husband's will on 17 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Molly in the will of John Mears..3 
Anecdote*1788 Mary Mears, as guardian of Betsey, Patience, Adah, Margaret, James and William Mears, gave an account of their expenses for 1788 and 1789 (Acc Co Orphan's Accounts, 1780-1805, p. 77). 

Family

John (122) Mears b. c 1730, d. Jan 1785
Children 1.Richard (of Jno) Mears (Sea Side)+ b. c 1763, d. Dec 1824
 2.Leah Mears+ b. c 1764
 3.Abel Mears Sr.+ b. c 1765, d. b 25 Oct 1841
 4.John (Neck) Mears+ b. c 1767, d. Sep 1819
 5.Polly Mears b. c 1768
 6.Robert Mears+ b. c 1769
 7.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Mears+ b. c 1772
 8.Patience Mears b. c 1774
 9.Adah Mears b. c 1777
 10.Margaret 'Peggy' Mears+ b. c 1780, d. Jan 1835
 11.James (of Molly) Mears+ b. c 1780, d. Oct 1837
 12.William (of Molly) Mears+ b. c 1783, d. May 1837

Citations

  1. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 261 (will of Joseph Beach, wife Mary).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears, wife Molly).

Joseph Beach

M, b. circa 1710, d. before 26 May 1772
FatherSamuel Beach II1 b. c 1675, d. b 29 Jan 1739/40
MotherSarah (-----)1 b. c 1680
Last Edited14 Jan 2011
Birth*circa 1710Joseph was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1744He married Mary (-----) circa 1744.2 
Anecdote*1746 Proof has not been found that Joseph was a son of Samuel & Sarah Beach, but Whitelaw says that Joseph Beach should belong to the family which settled in this vicinity. Joseph was not mentioned in court records as son of Samuel, but in 1746, very soon after the settlement of the estate of Samuel, Joseph bought the part of the Cottels Ridge land that the first Samuel sold to Samuel Benson. For 20 pounds current money Samuel Benson sells to Joseph Beach land which Samuel Benson Sr. bought of the first Samuel Beach, lying next to land of Benjamin Beach, known by the name of Cottels Ridge.1 
Will*27 August 1769He made a will on 27 August 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Kendal Beach land where I now live, & for want of issue land to be sold & the proceeds div. bet. my 3 daus. Sophia, Mary & Sarah. Grandson Abel Mears. Wife Mary & 3 daus. resid. legatees. Son & wife Exrs. Witt: John Spires, Robert Spires. Edwards also reports that he gave to son Kendall all my wheelwright tools, all my cypress tools, all my tree hoops, one grndstone, and one gun. To daughter Sophia he gave furniture, one weaving loom, one spinning linin wheel, one quill wheel and the newest chest in the house. To daughter Mary furniture and a cow; to grandson Abel Mears one case of bottles and one pair silver knee buckles. To daughter Sarah a bed with trundle bed, one oval table, one chest, one looking glass and one hand mill..2,1 
Death*before 26 May 1772Joseph died before 26 May 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..2 

Family

Mary (-----) b. c 1728
Children 1.Mary 'Molly' Beach+ b. c 1744
 2.Sophia Beach b. c 1745
 3.Sarah Beach b. c 1748
 4.Kendall Beach+ b. c 1750, d. b 27 Nov 1815

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 236-239 (Beach-Beech family).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 261 (will of Joseph Beach, wife Mary).

Mary (-----)

F, b. circa 1728
Last Edited14 Jan 2011
Birth*circa 1728Mary was born circa 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1744She married Joseph Beach, son of Samuel Beach II and Sarah (-----), circa 1744.1 
Married Namecirca 1744 As of circa 1744,her married name was Beach. 
Will - Husb's*27 August 1769Mary was named in her husband's will on 27 August 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Mary in the will of Joseph Beach..1 

Family

Joseph Beach b. c 1710, d. b 26 May 1772
Children 1.Mary 'Molly' Beach+ b. c 1744
 2.Sophia Beach b. c 1745
 3.Sarah Beach b. c 1748
 4.Kendall Beach+ b. c 1750, d. b 27 Nov 1815

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 261 (will of Joseph Beach, wife Mary).

Sophia Beach1

F, b. circa 1745
FatherJoseph Beach b. c 1710, d. b 26 May 1772
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1728
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1745Sophia was born circa 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*27 August 1769Sophia was named in her father's will on 27 August 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sophia in the will of Joseph Beach..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 261 (will of Joseph Beach, wife Mary).

Sarah Beach1

F, b. circa 1748
FatherJoseph Beach b. c 1710, d. b 26 May 1772
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1728
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1748Sarah was born circa 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*27 August 1769Sarah was named in her father's will on 27 August 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sarah in the will of Joseph Beach..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 261 (will of Joseph Beach, wife Mary).

Robert Mears1

M, b. circa 1769
FatherJohn (122) Mears b. c 1730, d. Jan 1785
MotherMary 'Molly' Beach b. c 1744
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Last Edited29 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1769Robert was born circa 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*17 December 1784Robert was named in his father's will on 17 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1805He married Permelia 'Milly' Taylor (Taylor?) circa 1805. Their son Thorogood Mears' tombstone shows him as the son of Robert and Permelia Mears..2 
Marriage*26 May 1819He married Nancy Watson, daughter of Elijah Watson and (-----) (-----), on 26 May 1819 at Accomack Co, VA. Elijah Floyd was the security on the M.L.B. of Robert Mears of John, widower, and Nancy Underhill, widow of James..3 

Family 1

Permelia 'Milly' Taylor (Taylor?) b. c 1785, d. b 28 Jan 1817
Children 1.George Mears b. c 1806
 2.Thorogood Mears+ b. 25 Nov 1810, d. 15 Oct 1877
 3.Edward S. Mears+ b. c 1811
 4.Maria Mears+ b. c 1812

Family 2

Nancy Watson b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears, wife Molly).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia, p. 188 (tombstone of Thorogood Mears).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Polly Fosque Mears1

F, b. circa 1767, d. July 1824
FatherJohn (of Wm) Mears b. c 1726, d. Jun 1788
MotherMary Fosque b. c 1729
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1767Polly was born circa 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*9 December 1784Polly was named in her father's will on 9 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Polly in the will of John Mears of William..2 
Marriage*31 July 1809She married Richard (of Rich) Mears, son of Richard (of Jno) Mears (Sea Side), on 31 July 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. James Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of Richard Mears and Polly Mears..3 
Death*July 1824Polly died in July 1824.4 
Admin of estate*26 July 1824Administration of Polly's estate was filed on 26 July 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Richard Mears, of Richard, was named to settle the estate of Polly F. Mears. James J. Teackle was the security.4 

Family

Richard (of Rich) Mears b. c 1785, d. Apr 1852
Children 1.Thomas Smith Mears b. c 1813
 2.John Elijah Mears+ b. c 1815, d. 17 Oct 1858
 3.James Henry Mears+ b. 20 Mar 1820, d. 22 Jun 1891

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears, wife Molly).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 378 (will of John Mears, son of William).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (adm. of Polly F. Mears).

Leah Mears1

F, b. circa 1764
FatherJohn (122) Mears b. c 1730, d. Jan 1785
MotherMary 'Molly' Beach b. c 1744
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited19 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1764Leah was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*before 17 December 1784She married Frederick Beach, son of John Beach and Amey (-----), before 17 December 1784. It was on this date that Frederick Beech was named as a son-in-law in the will of John Mears, wife Molly..1 
Married Namebefore 17 December 1784 As of before 17 December 1784,her married name was Beach. 

Family

Frederick Beach b. c 1760
Children 1.Mary Beach b. c 1786
 2.Levin Beach b. c 1788
 3.James Beach b. c 1790
 4.Caty Beach b. c 1792
 5.Peggy Beach b. c 1794

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears, wife Molly).

Frederick Beach1

M, b. circa 1760
FatherJohn Beach b. c 1730, d. Jun 1792
MotherAmey (-----) b. c 1730
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited19 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1760Frederick was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*before 17 December 1784He married Leah Mears, daughter of John (122) Mears and Mary 'Molly' Beach, before 17 December 1784. It was on this date that Frederick Beech was named as a son-in-law in the will of John Mears, wife Molly..2 
Will - Father's*5 October 1787Frederick was named in his father's will on 5 October 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Frederick Beech in the will of John Beech..1 
Heir - named as*27 January 1812Frederick was named as an heir on 27 January 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Leah Mears, wife of Robert; Rachel Tignal, widow of Dennis; Mary Beach, Levin Beach, James Beach and Caty and Peggy Beach, children of Frederick Beach, are the only heirs of John Beach, dec'd, a soldier in the 9th Virginia Regiment on Continential Establishment in the Rev. War. (NOTE: Since they were not specifically named as children of John Beach, they were probably his siblings and since the children of Frederick Beach were listed, he was probably dec'd by this time.)3 

Family

Leah Mears b. c 1764
Children 1.Mary Beach b. c 1786
 2.Levin Beach b. c 1788
 3.James Beach b. c 1790
 4.Caty Beach b. c 1792
 5.Peggy Beach b. c 1794

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 395 (will of John Beach, wife Amey).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears, wife Molly).
  3. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 10 (heirs of John Beach, dec'd).

Major LeCato

M, b. circa 1756
FatherCharles (of John II) LeCato1 b. c 1708, d. b 26 Dec 1769
MotherEsther Hornsby1 b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited6 Apr 2016
Birth*circa 1756Major was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*2 October 1768Major was named in his grandfather's will on 2 October 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as grandson Major LeCatt in the will of James Hornsby, wife Rachel.2 
Orphan's account*25 September 1770He was named in an orphan's account on 25 September 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Esther Lecatt, guardian, presented her accounts for orphans Major & Betsy Lecatt.3 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Patience Mears, daughter of John (122) Mears and Mary 'Molly' Beach, circa 1795.4 
Will - Uncle's*15 May 1796Major was named in his uncle's will on 15 May 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Major LeCatt in the will of Zorobabel Hornsby, wife no name.1 
Will - Witnessed*12 September 1807Major witnessed a will on 12 September 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Richard Savage, George S. Savage & Major LeCato witnessed the will of Joseph Savage.5 
Marriage*26 March 1808He married Nancy (of John) Churn, daughter of John Churn and Mary 'Molly' Wyatt, on 26 March 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. John Churn was security on the M.L.B. of Major Lecatte and Nancy Churn of John.6 

Family 1

Patience Mears b. c 1774
Marriage*circa 1795He married Patience Mears, daughter of John (122) Mears and Mary 'Molly' Beach, circa 1795.4 

Family 2

Nancy (of John) Churn b. c 1785
Marriage*26 March 1808Major LeCato married Nancy (of John) Churn, daughter of John Churn and Mary 'Molly' Wyatt, on 26 March 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. John Churn was security on the M.L.B. of Major Lecatte and Nancy Churn of John.6 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 435 (will of Zorobabel Hornsby, wife no name).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 243 (will of James Hornsby, wife Rachel).
  3. [S1063] Comp. Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Orphan's Accounts, 1741-1770, p. 138 (Esther Lecatt, guardian to Major & Betsy Lecatt).
  4. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 468 (will of Joseph Savage).
  6. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Sherlock1

F, b. circa 1802
MotherCharlotte Sherlock (widow?) b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited4 Nov 2006
Birth*circa 1802Elizabeth was born circa 1802. 
Marriage*21 December 1824She married William (of Molly) Mears, son of John (122) Mears and Mary 'Molly' Beach, on 21 December 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. John B. Walker was the security on the M.L.B. of William Mears of Molly and Elizabeth Sherlock of Charlotte. They were married on 24 Dec 1824..1 
Married Name21 December 1824 As of 21 December 1824,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*15 January 1837Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 15 January 1837 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Elizabeth in the will of William Mears of Molly..2 
Census w/daughter*1850She was listed with her daughter in the census of 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Betsy Mears, age 48 in HH#491 headed by Wm. E. Jacobs, a 25 year old farmer. Also listed was Charlotte Jacobs, age 22, who was evidently her daughter.3 

Family

William (of Molly) Mears b. c 1783, d. May 1837
Children 1.Elizabeth Jane Mears+ b. 10 Nov 1825, d. 6 Jul 1894
 2.Charlotte Anne Bayly Mears+ b. 24 Mar 1827, d. 2 Sep 1911
 3.William Thomas Mears+ b. 6 Jan 1828, d. 16 Nov 1888
 4.Edward T. Mears b. c 1830
 5.George W. Mears b. c 1835

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (will of William Mears of Molly).
  3. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Charlotte Sherlock (widow?)

F, b. circa 1775
Last Edited5 Jan 2010
Birth*circa 1775Charlotte was born circa 1775. 

Family

Child 1.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Sherlock+ b. c 1802

Nancy Waterfield

F, b. circa 1775
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1775Nancy was born circa 1775. 
Marriage*1 September 1798She married Severn Mears, son of Littleton Mears and Comfort Richardson, on 1 September 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. Isaac Melson was the security on the M.L.B. of Severn Mears and Nancy Waterfield..1 
Married Name1 September 1798 As of 1 September 1798,her married name was Mears. 

Family

Severn Mears b. c 1765
Child 1.James (of Severn) Mears b. c 1799

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Abel Mears Jr.1,2

M, b. circa 1791
FatherJohn (Neck) Mears b. c 1767, d. Sep 1819
MotherMary Bradford b. c 1775, d. Aug 1814
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited16 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1791Abel was born circa 1791 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*14 January 1814Abel was named in his mother's will on 14 January 1814 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Will - Father's*22 April 1819Abel was named in his father's will on 22 April 1819 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Abel Mears in the will of John Mears, who was shown as John Mears "(Neck)" at settlement. He was shown as Abel Mears Jr. at settlement..1 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Abel was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that he was shown as Abel Mears, son of Mary Bradford who married John Mears (K), who was a daughter of Zephania Bradford, a brother of Abel Bradford, who was a soldier in the Rev. War..2 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (will of John Mears, Neck).
  2. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 28 (heirs of Abel Bradford, soldier in the Rev. War).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (will of Mary Mears, husband John).

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1794
FatherJohn (Neck) Mears b. c 1767, d. Sep 1819
MotherMary Bradford b. c 1775, d. Aug 1814
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited16 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1794Elizabeth was born circa 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 April 1819Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 22 April 1819 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Elizabeth was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that she was shown as Elizabeth Mears, daughter of Mary Bradford who married John Mears (K), who was a daughter of Zephania Bradford, a brother of Abel Bradford, who was a soldier in the Rev. War..2 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (will of John Mears, Neck).
  2. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 28 (heirs of Abel Bradford, soldier in the Rev. War).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth Mears in the will of John Mears, who was shown as John Mears "(Neck)" at settlement.

John Fosque Mears1

M, b. 11 June 1787, d. 20 September 1836
FatherWilliam (of Jno) Mears b. c 1765, d. Jan 1800
MotherSarah Arlington b. c 1750
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited14 Aug 2010
Birth*11 June 1787John was born on 11 June 1787 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*10 May 1814 (bond)He married Elizabeth Kellam, daughter of George (486) Kellam and Ann Stockley (Stockley?), 10 May 1814 (bond) at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas C. Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of John F. Mears and Elizabeth Kellam of Geo..2 
Administrator*30 December 1816John was named as administrator of an estate on 30 December 1816 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of George Kellam was granted to John F. Mears & Shepherd Kellam with Hutchinson Kellam, Anthony West & John S. Walker securities.3 
Will*20 August 1836He made a will on 20 August 1836 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John F. Mears. My lands, houses, water grist mill & Negro man Plator & ... to my sister Catharine Ames & at her death to Joseph Jacob Stringer (son of Benjamin Stringer). Benjamin Stringer Extr. Witt: Lorenzo D. Mears, William Ashby & John W. A. Mears..4 
Death*20 September 1836John died on 20 September 1836 at age 49.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Experiment Farm, Painter, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as John F. Mears, son of William & Sarah Mears, 11 Jun 1787 - 20 Sep 1836, died at age 49 years, 3 months & 9 days..1 
Probate4 April 1837John's will was probated on 4 April 1837 at Accomack Co, VA. Elisha W. Mears & Edward H. Ames by their attorney again appeared & opposed the will, but it was consider valid. Lorenzo D. Mears & David C. Taylor securities..4 

Family

Elizabeth Kellam b. c 1795
Marriage*10 May 1814 (bond)He married Elizabeth Kellam, daughter of George (486) Kellam and Ann Stockley (Stockley?), 10 May 1814 (bond) at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas C. Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of John F. Mears and Elizabeth Kellam of Geo..2 

Citations

  1. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 303 (adm of George Kellam to John F. Mears & Shepherd Kellam).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (will of John F. Mears).

Elizabeth Kellam1

F, b. circa 1795
FatherGeorge (486) Kellam2 b. c 1764, d. b 30 Dec 1816
MotherAnn Stockley (Stockley?) b. c 1770
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited14 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1795Elizabeth was born circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*10 May 1814 (bond)She married John Fosque Mears, son of William (of Jno) Mears and Sarah Arlington, 10 May 1814 (bond) at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas C. Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of John F. Mears and Elizabeth Kellam of Geo..1 
Married Name10 May 1814 (bond) As of 10 May 1814 (bond),her married name was Mears. 

Family

John Fosque Mears b. 11 Jun 1787, d. 20 Sep 1836

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 303 (settlement of George Kellam, John F. Mears & Shepherd Kellam Admrs.).

George (of Solomon) Kellam

M, b. circa 1774
FatherSolomon Kellam II1 b. c 1748, d. b 27 Jan 1795
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1750
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited18 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1774George was born circa 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*4 November 1794George was named in his father's will on 4 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son George Kellam and 5£ 4s in the will of Solomon Kellum.1 
Will - Brother's*13 March 1797George was named in his brother's will on 13 March 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as brother George Kellam in the will of John Kellam, son of Solomon.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 421 (will of Solomon Kellum).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 447 (will of John Kellam, son of Solomon).

John (of Rich) Mears1

M, b. circa 1790, d. May 1815
FatherRichard (of Jno) Mears (Sea Side) b. c 1763, d. Dec 1824
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited16 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1790John was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*11 March 1813He married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Bradford, daughter of Zephaniah (75) Bradford and Elizabeth (-----), on 11 March 1813 at Accomack Co, VA. John Mears of John was the security on the M.L.B. of John Mears of Richard and Elizabeth Garrison, widow of John..2 
Death*May 1815John died in May 1815.3 
Admin of estate*29 May 1815Administration of John's estate was filed on 29 May 1815 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Richard Mears was named to settle the estate of John Mears. Robinson Savage & George Beach were the securities.3 
Will - Father's*13 December 1817John was named in his father's will on 13 December 1817 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Mears dec'd in the will of Richard Mears, Sea Side..4 
Est settm't*25 March 1822John estate was settled on 25 March 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Mears of Richard, S.S. - 26 Apr 1815 (Invy & Sale), 19 Aug 1817 (Order to Audit), 25 Mar 1822 (Rec'd) - Richard Mears, S.S. Admr. Buyers: Elizabeth Mears, Richard Mears, Jesse Mears, Hillary Mears, Richard Mears son of R., William B. Mears, James Mears of Elisha & John Mears & George Mears. Appraisers: James Edmunds, James Garrison & Levin Mears. Named in settlement: John Mears of William. Auditors: William P. Moore & James J. Teackle..1 

Family

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Bradford b. c 1780, d. Mar 1816
Child 1.Frederick Mears+ b. c 1814, d. Mar 1853

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (settlement of John Mears, of Richard, S.S.).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (adm. of John Mears).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Richard Mears, Sea Side).

Thomas Smith Mears1

M, b. circa 1813
FatherRichard (of Rich) Mears b. c 1785, d. Apr 1852
MotherPolly Fosque Mears b. c 1767, d. Jul 1824
Last Edited30 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1813Thomas was born circa 1813 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*13 December 1817Thomas was named in his grandfather's will on 13 December 1817 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Thomas Smith Mears in the will of Richard Mears, Sea Side..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Richard Mears, Sea Side).

Richard (of Rich) Mears1

M, b. circa 1785, d. April 1852
FatherRichard (of Jno) Mears (Sea Side) b. c 1763, d. Dec 1824
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited4 Apr 2016
Birth*circa 1785Richard was born circa 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*31 July 1809He married Polly Fosque Mears, daughter of John (of Wm) Mears and Mary Fosque, on 31 July 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. James Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of Richard Mears and Polly Mears..3 
Will - Father's*13 December 1817Richard was named in his father's will on 13 December 1817 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Richard Mears in the will of Richard Mears, Sea Side..1 
Administrator*26 July 1824Richard was named as administrator of an estate on 26 July 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Richard Mears, of Richard, was named to settle the estate of Polly F. Mears. James J. Teackle was the security..4 
Marriage*11 March 1826He married Elizabeth 'Betsey' Fisher, daughter of Phillip C. Fisher, on 11 March 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. William Beach was the security on the M.L.B. of Richard Mears, of Richard, and Elizabeth Lecato, widow of William..3 
Census w/son*1850Richard was listed with his son in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Richard Mears Jr., a 65 year old carpenter in HH#924 headed by James H. Mears, a 31 year old sailor. Also listed was John Mears Jr., a 35 year old sailor, who was evidently his son..2 
Death*April 1852Richard died in April 1852.5 
Admin of estate*26 April 1852Administration of Richard's estate was filed on 26 April 1852 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that James H. Mears was named to settle the estate of Richard Mears. L.T. Bell, James R. Garrison & Thomas M. Davis were securities.5 

Family 1

Polly Fosque Mears b. c 1767, d. Jul 1824
Marriage*31 July 1809He married Polly Fosque Mears, daughter of John (of Wm) Mears and Mary Fosque, on 31 July 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. James Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of Richard Mears and Polly Mears..3 
Children 1.Thomas Smith Mears b. c 1813
 2.John Elijah Mears+ b. c 1815, d. 17 Oct 1858
 3.James Henry Mears+ b. 20 Mar 1820, d. 22 Jun 1891

Family 2

Elizabeth 'Betsey' Fisher b. c 1790
Marriage*11 March 1826He married Elizabeth 'Betsey' Fisher, daughter of Phillip C. Fisher, on 11 March 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. William Beach was the security on the M.L.B. of Richard Mears, of Richard, and Elizabeth Lecato, widow of William..3 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Richard Mears, Sea Side).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (adm. of Polly F. Mears).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (adm. of Richard Mears).

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Spiers1,2

F, b. circa 1790
FatherJohn Spiers Sr. b. c 1740, d. b 25 Jan 1796
MotherPatience (-----)3 b. c 1760, d. b 27 Jan 1823
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited27 Jun 2010
Birth*circa 1790Elizabeth was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA.4 
Will - Father's*14 November 1795Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 14 November 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth Spiers in the will of John Spiers.4 
Will - Brother's*23 May 1806Elizabeth was named in her brother's will on 23 May 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Betsy Spiers in the will of James Spiers, wife Tabitha.2 
Marriage*15 March 1817She married Abel Mears Sr., son of John (122) Mears and Mary 'Molly' Beach, on 15 March 1817 at Accomack Co, VA. Joseph Beach was the security on the M.L.B. of Abel Mears Sr. and Elizabeth Spiers of Jno..1 
Married Name15 March 1817 As of 15 March 1817,her married name was Mears. 

Family

Abel Mears Sr. b. c 1765, d. b 25 Oct 1841
Child 1.Tabitha A.B. Mears b. c 1820

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 502 (will of James Spiers, wife Tabitha).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 502 (wills & adm & Inv. of James Spiers, wife Tabitha, John Spiers, John Spiers Jr., Patience Spiers, Sally Spiers).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of John Spiers, wife no name).

John Spiers Sr.1

M, b. circa 1740, d. before 25 January 1796
FatherWilliam Spiers b. 25 Aug 1711, d. b 27 May 1755
MotherComfort Coleburn b. c 1712, d. b 31 May 1769
ChartsDescendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited19 May 2019
Birth*circa 1740John was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*14 November 1754John was named in his father's will on 14 November 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. At probate of the will of William Spiers, wife Comfort, John Coleburn was named guardian to John Spiers, heir at law of the testator..2 
Will - Grmoth's*21 September 1768John was named in his grandmother's will on 21 September 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson John Spires in the will of Elizabeth Coleburn..3 
Will - Mother's*29 March 1769John was named in his mother's will on 29 March 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Spires in the will of Comfort Peal..4 
Security on Admin*28 August 1771John was security on the administration of an estate on 28 August 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Peggy Nock was named to settle the estate of William Nock. John Spiers, Robert Coleburn & William Guy were the securities..5 
Marriage*circa 1780He married Patience (-----) circa 1780.6 
Land bought*20 January 1786John Spiers Sr. bought land on 20 January 1786 at tract A49, east of Keller, Accomack Co, VA. Capt. James Dorman & wife Susanna sold land where I am now seated on the sea side road with all the houses, buildings & improvements on said plantation to William Polk & John Spiers, both of Accomack Co, for 250 pounds money of Virginia. Witt: Neal Corgan, James Richardson & John Richardson. Susanna was examined separately and recorded on 26 Apr 1786.7 
Land sold*26 April 1786He sold land on 26 April 1786 at tract A49, east of Keller, Accomack Co, VA. John Spiers & wife Patience and William Polk & wife Sabrah of St. George Parish, sold 40 acres of this tract to Shadrack Lecatte of same place, for 200 pounds & 1 shilling specie. Land was on the Sea Side in St. George Parish on or near the Sea Side road. Bounded on the W: by John Beach, on the N: by Custis Willis, orphan of Zorobabel Willis, E: by Kendall Richardson, son of John & S: by William Davis, being the same land conveyed be James Dorman to said John Spiers & William Polk.7,8 
Administrator*29 September 1790John was named as administrator of an estate on 29 September 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Spires was granted to John Spires & John Guy with John Bull & George Coleburn securities.9 
Will*14 November 1795John made a will on 14 November 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. Whole estate to my wife during her widow then my land & plantation (tract A46) to my son James Spiers, he paying 40 £ to the estate. To son John Spiers. Bal. of estate to my 6 children, Sarah Spiers, Ann Beach, Catharine Spiers, Elizabeth Spiers & Leah Spiers & John Spiers. Sons James & John Spiers Exrs. Witt: Thomas Burton, Peggy Knox.10,11 
Death*before 25 January 1796He died before 25 January 1796 at Accomack Co, VA.10 
Est settm't*29 March 1824His estate was settled on 29 March 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. 18 Apr 1823 (Invy & Sale), 8 Oct 1823 (Order to Audit), 29 Mar 1824 (Rec'd) - John Spiers Jr. Extr. Negroes Isaac, Samuel, Annie, Harriet & Rachel. Cash paid by Zorobabel Willis, in right of his wife Anne, a legacy of Major Spiers dec'd. Appraisers: Thomas Ashby, Elijah Lilliston & Thomas Smith of Jonathan. Legacies to Sally Spiers, Ann Beach, Caty Joynes, Betsey Mears, John Spiers Jr. & Leah Chance. Auditors: Thomas Smith of Jonathan & Elijah Lilliston.12 

Family 1

Children 1.Caleb Spiers13 b. c 1760, d. 14 Nov 1795
 2.Sarah 'Sally' Spiers10 b. c 1764, d. b 27 Jan 1823
 3.Maj. James Spiers+10 b. bt 1765 - 1774, d. b 28 Jul 1806
 4.Anne 'Nancy' Spiers+10 b. c 1766
 5.Catharine 'Caty' Spiers10 b. c 1768

Family 2

Patience (-----) b. c 1760, d. b 27 Jan 1823
Marriage*circa 1780He married Patience (-----) circa 1780.6 
Children 1.Leah Spiers+10 b. c 1788, d. b 15 Jan 1813
 2.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Spiers+ b. c 1790
 3.John Spiers Jr.10 b. c 1792, d. b 26 Mar 1827

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Elizabeth Coleburn) & p. 246 (will of Comfort Peal).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 183 (will of William Spiers, wife Comfort).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Elizabeth Coleburn).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 246 (will of Comfort Peal).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 234 (adm of William Nock).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 502 (wills & adm & Inv. of James Spiers, wife Tabitha, John Spiers, John Spiers Jr., Patience Spiers, Sally Spiers).
  7. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 793 (tract A49).
  8. [S632] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 006, 1783-1788, p. 321-20 (John Spiers & wife Patience and William Polk & wife Sabrah sold to Shadrack Lecatte).
  9. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 373 (adm of William Spires to John Spires & John Guy).
  10. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of John Spiers, wife no name).
  11. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 786 (tract A46).
  12. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 502 (settlement of John Spiers Sr.).
  13. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 49 & 50 (list of heirs of Caleb Spiers, a soldier in the Rev. War).

Patience (-----)

F, b. circa 1770
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited22 Sep 2017
Birth*circa 1770Patience was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1802She married Abel Mears Sr., son of John (122) Mears and Mary 'Molly' Beach, circa 1802. The 1878 Acc Co death record of Abel Mears of A. shows his parents were Abel & Patience..1 
Married Namecirca 1802 As of circa 1802,her married name was Mears. 

Family

Abel Mears Sr. b. c 1765, d. b 25 Oct 1841
Children 1.Abel (of Abel Sr.) Mears+ b. 31 Aug 1804, d. 10 Jul 1878
 2.Margaret Mears b. c 1805

Citations

  1. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896, p. 106 (death of Abel Mears of A. shows his parents were Abel & Patience).

Tabitha A.B. Mears1

F, b. circa 1820
FatherAbel Mears Sr. b. c 1765, d. b 25 Oct 1841
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Spiers b. c 1790
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited30 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1820Tabitha was born circa 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*5 July 1840Tabitha was named in her father's will on 5 July 1840 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Tabitha A.B. Mears in the will of Abel Mears Sr..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 364 (will of Abel Mears Sr.).

Margaret Mears1

F, b. circa 1805
FatherAbel Mears Sr. b. c 1765, d. b 25 Oct 1841
MotherPatience (-----) b. c 1770
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited9 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1805Margaret was born circa 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*16 March 1827She married Jacob Bell, son of Geodiah Bell, on 16 March 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. John T. Elliott was the security on the M.L.B. of Jacob Bell of Geodiah and Margaret Mears of Abel..2 
Married Name16 March 1827 As of 16 March 1827,her married name was Bell. 
Will - Father's*5 July 1840Margaret was named in her father's will on 5 July 1840 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Margaret Bell in the will of Abel Mears Sr. Son Abel Mears & John West were to hold the whole of my daughter Margaret Bell's children's property in their hands until they arrive at age 21..1 

Family

Jacob Bell b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 364 (will of Abel Mears Sr.).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Jacob Bell1

M, b. circa 1800
FatherGeodiah Bell b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited9 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1800Jacob was born circa 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*16 March 1827He married Margaret Mears, daughter of Abel Mears Sr. and Patience (-----), on 16 March 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. John T. Elliott was the security on the M.L.B. of Jacob Bell of Geodiah and Margaret Mears of Abel..1 

Family

Margaret Mears b. c 1805

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Geodiah Bell

M, b. circa 1775
Last Edited9 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1775Geodiah was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Family

Child 1.Jacob Bell b. c 1800

Permelia 'Milly' Taylor (Taylor?)

F, b. circa 1785, d. before 28 January 1817
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited25 May 2016
Birth*circa 1785Permelia was born circa 1785. 
Marriage*circa 1805She married Robert Mears, son of John (122) Mears and Mary 'Molly' Beach, circa 1805. Their son Thorogood Mears' tombstone shows him as the son of Robert and Permelia Mears..1 
Married Namecirca 1805 As of circa 1805,her married name was Mears. 
Death*before 28 January 1817Permelia died before 28 January 1817 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Major Savage was appointed guardian to her 3 younger children (Acc Co Orders 1815-1817, p. 438).. 

Family

Robert Mears b. c 1769
Children 1.George Mears b. c 1806
 2.Thorogood Mears+ b. 25 Nov 1810, d. 15 Oct 1877
 3.Edward S. Mears+ b. c 1811
 4.Maria Mears+ b. c 1812

Citations

  1. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia, p. 188 (tombstone of Thorogood Mears).

George Mears1

M, b. circa 1806
FatherRobert Mears b. c 1769
MotherPermelia 'Milly' Taylor (Taylor?) b. c 1785, d. b 28 Jan 1817
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited30 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1806George was born circa 1806 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Heir - named as*31 August 1836George was named as an heir on 31 August 1836 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that George, Edward, Thorowgood and Maria Mears were named as the only heirs at law of Milly Mears, one of the heirs of Benjamin Taylor, soldier in the Rev. War..2,1 

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 60 (heirs of Benjamin Taylor).
  2. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Rose Ann 'Rosey B.' Mears

F, b. circa 1815, d. before 28 September 1840
FatherWilliam (of Wm.) Mears b. c 1780, d. Oct 1824
MotherElizabeth (172) Arlington b. c 1787, d. b 27 Jul 1818
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited18 Nov 2014
Birth*circa 1815Rose was born circa 1815 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*24 September 1818Rose was named in her grandfather's will on 24 September 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as grandchild Rose Ann Mears and given £5 in the will of John Arlington, wife Sophiah..1 
Will - Father's*15 June 1824Rose was named in her father's will on 15 June 1824 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as child R.A.B. Mears in the will of Wm. Mears of Wm, wife Elizabeth (N'hamp WB 36, p. 426).. 
Marriage*28 December 1835She married Patrick B(ull) Mears, son of William (of Molly) Mears and Bridget Bull, on 28 December 1835 at Accomack Co, VA. Lorenzo D. Mears & Levin Core were the securities on the M.L.B. of Patrick Mears and Rosey B. Mears. Another record from this source shows they were married 25 Mar 1835..2 
Death*before 28 September 1840Rose died before 28 September 1840.3 

Family

Patrick B(ull) Mears b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 3 Dec 1849

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 12 (will of John Arlington, wife Sophiah).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns), (husband's second marriage).

James Mears1

M, b. circa 1822
FatherWilliam (of Molly) Mears b. c 1783, d. May 1837
MotherBridget Bull b. c 1790
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited29 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1822James was born circa 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*15 January 1837James was named in his father's will on 15 January 1837 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (will of William Mears of Molly).

George W. Mears1

M, b. circa 1835
FatherWilliam (of Molly) Mears b. c 1783, d. May 1837
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Sherlock b. c 1802
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited14 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1835George was born circa 1835 at Accomack Co, VA. William Mears' six youngest children were underage when he died in 1837 (Acc Co Orphans Accts, 1836-1841, pp. 177, 178, 179 & 279).. 
Will - Father's*15 January 1837George was named in his father's will on 15 January 1837 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son George W. Mears in the will of William Mears of Molly..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (will of William Mears of Molly).

Susannah 'Susey' Garrison1

F, b. circa 1775, d. December 1823
FatherGeorge Garrison2 b. c 1734, d. b 29 Dec 1789
MotherRachel Roberts2 b. c 1735, d. b 24 Feb 1801
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited23 Dec 2010
Birth*circa 1775Susannah was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*20 March 1789Susannah was named in her father's will on 20 March 1789 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Susannah Garrison in the will of George Garrison, wife Rachel.2 
Marriage*circa 1795She married John (of Elisha) Mears (constable), son of Elisha Mears Sr., circa 1795. 
Married Namecirca 1795 As of circa 1795,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Mother's*1 November 1800Susannah was named in her mother's will on 1 November 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Susannah Mears in the will of Rachel Garrison, sons Abel & George Extrs.3 
Will - Husb's*18 July 1807Susannah was named in her husband's will on 18 July 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Susa Mears in the will of John Mears of Elisha..4 
Will*15 November 1823She made a will on 15 November 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Susey Mears. To son John S. Mears my Negro boy Levin & ... To daughter Sukey Mears ... All my Negroes not given are to be sold & the money to my son John S. Mears & daughter Sukey Mears & remainder to them. Brother Abel Garrison Extr. Witt: Phillip Virdier & Thomas Tunnell..1 
Death*December 1823Susannah died in December 1823.1 
Probate*29 December 1823Susannah's will was probated on 29 December 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. Abel Garrison relinquished to John S. Mears who became the Admr. with Abel Garrison & William Floyd securities..1 
Est settm't*30 January 1826Susannah estate was settled on 30 January 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Susannah Mears. 8 Jan 1824 (Invy), (Sale), 26 Dec 1825 (Order to Audit), 27 & 30 Jan 1826 (Audit & Rec'd) - Legacies to John L. Mears & Sukey G. Mears. Negroes: boys Levin & Moses; man Exler; woman Tab & child Tom; girl Selby. John L. Mears & Sukey G. Mears made all but a few purchases. Appraisers: Thomas W. Mears, Smith Ashby & George Floyd. John L. Mears Admr. Auditors: Littleton Willis & Smith Ashby..5 

Family

John (of Elisha) Mears (constable) b. c 1735, d. Dec 1807
Marriage*circa 1795She married John (of Elisha) Mears (constable), son of Elisha Mears Sr., circa 1795. 
Children 1.John Savage Mears+ b. 19 Apr 1797, d. 3 May 1872
 2.Susan Garrison Mears+ b. c 1801, d. 11 Mar 1875

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (will of Susey Mears, sister of Abel Garrison).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 383 (will of George Garrison, wife Rachel).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 222 (will of Rachel Garrison, sons Abel & George Extrs.).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (will of John Mears of Elisha).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (settlement of Susannah Mears).

John (of Elisha) Mears (constable)1,2

M, b. circa 1735, d. December 1807
FatherElisha Mears Sr. b. c 1710, d. Jun 1772
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited6 Mar 2016
Birth*circa 1735John was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Constable appointed*31 October 1769He was appointed Constable on 31 October 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. John Meers (son of Elisha) was appointed constable in the place of John Darby (decd).2 
Will - Father's*21 March 1772John was named in his father's will on 21 March 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Mears in the will of Elisha Mears Sr. and given 130 acres where I now live and 17 acres purchased of Josiah Harrison Sr. He was also named an Extr. along with cousin John Mears, son of William..1 
Will - Sister's*14 March 1787John was named in his sister's will on 14 March 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my brother John Mears in the will of Margaret Joynes. She also named a goddaughter Margaret Mears daughter of my brother John Mears..3 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Susannah 'Susey' Garrison, daughter of George Garrison and Rachel Roberts, circa 1795. 
Will*18 July 1807He made a will on 18 July 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Mears of Elisha. To son Thomas William Mears 205 acres where I now live & Negro Woman Kitt & ... To son John Savage Mears 19 acres I bought of Welch & Clayton, Negro boy Daniel & ... & $200 in bonds, ½ my clothes, bond of £12.7.3 for 3 acres sold to Upshur Folio. To daughter Susa Garrison Mears Negro girl Easter, boy George & ... To wife Susa Mears Negro man Exer, woman Tabe & ... & also 1/3 of my land for her use & at her death to my 2 sons as before mentioned. To daughter Margaret Joynes Negro woman Agnes, boy James, man Moses & ... To daughter Sarah Mears Negro girl Hannah, man America & ... Remainder to wife Susa Mears, John Savage Mears, Susa Garrison Mears, Margaret Joynes & my daughter Sarah Mears. Wife to take John S. Mears & Susa G. Mears & their estates at the appraisement & to have no orphan charge against them & to have the use of things until they come of age or marries & for William James Garrison to see to it with my widow. Son-in-law William Joynes & son Thomas William Mears Extrs. Witt: John F. Mears, James Kellam & Stewart Kellam..4 
Death*December 1807John died in December 1807 at Accomack Co, VA.4 
Probate*28 December 1807John's will was probated on 28 December 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Samuel Coard & Americus Scarburgh securities..4 

Family 1

Children 1.Margaret Mears b. c 1775
 2.Thomas William Mears b. c 1780
 3.Sarah Mears b. c 1790

Family 2

Susannah 'Susey' Garrison b. c 1775, d. Dec 1823
Marriage*circa 1795He married Susannah 'Susey' Garrison, daughter of George Garrison and Rachel Roberts, circa 1795. 
Children 1.John Savage Mears+ b. 19 Apr 1797, d. 3 May 1872
 2.Susan Garrison Mears+ b. c 1801, d. 11 Mar 1875

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 266 (will of Elisha Mears Sr.).
  2. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 60 (31 Oct 1769 Court).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Margaret Joynes, sister of John & Solomon Mears).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (will of John Mears of Elisha).

John (of Wm) Mears1

M, b. circa 1726, d. June 1788
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1706, d. Feb 1755
MotherMary Stringer b. c 1707
Last Edited5 Sep 2014
Birth*circa 1726John was born circa 1726 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1746He married Mary Fosque, daughter of John (of Simon II) Fosque and Mary (of John of Rowland) Savage, circa 1746 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*10 January 1755John was named in his father's will on 10 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. Anthony West was appointed guardian to John Meers, infant heir at law to the testator. (Note: This implied John was the oldest son and was under age 21).
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Will*9 December 1784He made a will on 9 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Mears, son of William. To son William plantation where I now live. To son Richard my part of the sloop. To daughter Polly Mears. Daughter Elizabeth Mears. Daughter Peggy Mears. Daughter Elishe Mears. Wife Mary Mears negro for life, reversion to my son William. All my children, William, Richard, Polly, Elizabeth, Peggy & Elishe Mears residual legatees. Sons William & Richard & brother Elisha Mears Exrs. Not witnessed..3 
Anecdote*1786 This branch of the Mears family continued to live on the land near Occahannock Creek which was bought by the first Bartholomew Mears in 1679. The Vestry Book of St. George Parish for the year 1786 carries the entry "To John Mears son of William for repairs of church."4 
Death*June 1788John died in June 1788.3 
Probate*24 June 1788John's will was probated on 24 June 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. Proved by Edward Ker, Thomas Jacobs, Benjamin Darby & Argil Kellam.
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Est settm't*25 June 1805John estate was settled on 25 June 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. 12 & 16 Sep 1788 (Invy & Sale), 29 Dec 1788 (Sale), 5 Mar 1805 (Audit), 25 Jun 1805 (Rec'd) - Listed: Negro woman Beak, man Peter, boy App, girl Jenny, boy Sam, boy Moses, man George, man Ottor, boy Isaac, woman Bridget. Buyers: William Mears, William Mears son of Richard, Richard Mears, Elisha Mears & William Mears son of John. Paid Elizabeth Mears & note to Daniel Mears. Auditors: Americus Scarburgh & Severn Kellam..5 

Family

Mary Fosque b. c 1729
Marriage*circa 1746He married Mary Fosque, daughter of John (of Simon II) Fosque and Mary (of John of Rowland) Savage, circa 1746 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Children 1.Richard (of Jno) Mears+ b. c 1760
 2.Letisha 'Elishe' Mears b. c 1763, d. Dec 1800
 3.William (of Jno) Mears+ b. c 1765, d. Jan 1800
 4.Polly Fosque Mears+ b. c 1767, d. Jul 1824
 5.Elizabeth Mears b. c 1769
 6.Margarert 'Peggy' Mears b. c 1771

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 147 (will of John Fosque, wife Mary).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 378 (will of John Mears, son of William).
  4. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 210.
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (settlement of John Mears of William).

Elisha Mears Sr.1

M, b. circa 1710, d. June 1772
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1677, d. Jan 1745
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1680
Last Edited29 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1710Elisha was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*16 June 1744Elisha was named in his father's will on 16 June 1744 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*21 March 1772He made a will on 21 March 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Elisha Mears Sr. Son Solomon Mears. Daughter Margaret Mears. To son John Mears 130 acres where I now live & 17 acres purchased of Josiah Harrison, Sr. Children John, Margaret & Solomon residual legatees. Cousin John Mears, son of William & my son John Mears Exrs. Witt: Major Bayly, Edmond Heath.
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Death*June 1772Elisha died in June 1772.2 
Probate*1 July 1772Elisha's will was probated on 1 July 1772 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

Children 1.John (of Elisha) Mears (constable)+ b. c 1735, d. Dec 1807
 2.Solomon Mears b. c 1740
 3.Margaret Mears b. c 1750, d. Jan 1791

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 266 (will of Elisha Mears Sr.).

William Mears1

M, b. circa 1706, d. February 1755
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1677, d. Jan 1745
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1680
Last Edited5 Sep 2014
Birth*circa 1706William was born circa 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1726He married Mary Stringer circa 1726. 
Will - Father's*16 June 1744William was named in his father's will on 16 June 1744 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Anecdote*1745 This William Mears lived on the plantation near Occahannock Creek which he had inherited.2 
Will*10 January 1755He made a will on 10 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Meers. To son John Plantation where I now live with all the improvements and appurtenances and my large gun. To son William land at the head of Nandua Creek being 100 acres, my small gun and a pair of pistols and hlosters. To daughter Mary Meers two young cattle and two sheep. To son Richard Meers. To son Elisha Meers. To wife Mary Meers balance of estate for life & then to be divided between all my children, John, William, Mary, Richard & Elisha Meers. Wife Mary, son John & friend & brother-in-law Thomas Stringer Exrs. Witt: John Kennahorn, Jacob Bird, William Tray..3 
Death*February 1755William died in February 1755.3 
Probate*25 February 1755William's will was probated on 25 February 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. Anthony West was appointed guardian to John Meers, infant heir at law to the testator.
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Family

Mary Stringer b. c 1707
Marriage*circa 1726He married Mary Stringer circa 1726. 
Children 1.John (of Wm) Mears+ b. c 1726, d. Jun 1788
 2.William Mears b. c 1742, d. May 1759
 3.Mary Mears b. c 1744
 4.Richard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1746
 5.Elisha Mears (wife Comfort)+ b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 209.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).

Mary Stringer

F, b. circa 1707
Last Edited5 Sep 2014
Birth*circa 1707Mary was born circa 1707. 
Marriage*circa 1726She married William Mears, son of William Mears and Mary (-----), circa 1726. 
Married Namecirca 1726 As of circa 1726,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*10 January 1755Mary was named in her husband's will on 10 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Mary in the will of William Meers..1 
Marriage*1755She married (-----) Darby in 1755. 
Married Name1755 As of 1755,her married name was Darby. 
Administrator*29 May 1759Mary was named as administrator of an estate on 29 May 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Mary Darby was named to settle the estate of William Meers. Charles Bagwell & William Groten Jr. were the securities..2 

Family 1

William Mears b. c 1706, d. Feb 1755
Marriage*circa 1726She married William Mears, son of William Mears and Mary (-----), circa 1726. 
Children 1.John (of Wm) Mears+ b. c 1726, d. Jun 1788
 2.William Mears b. c 1742, d. May 1759
 3.Mary Mears b. c 1744
 4.Richard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1746
 5.Elisha Mears (wife Comfort)+ b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798

Family 2

(-----) Darby b. c 1710
Marriage*1755She married (-----) Darby in 1755. 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 170 (Adm. of William Meers).

Elisha Mears (wife Comfort)1

M, b. circa 1748, d. before 31 December 1798
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1706, d. Feb 1755
MotherMary Stringer b. c 1707
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited22 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1748Elisha was born circa 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 January 1755Elisha was named in his father's will on 10 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1770He married Comfort (303) West, daughter of Richard (94) West and Ann 'Nancy' Milby, circa 1770. 
Land bought*1774Elisha bought land in 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. In 1774 William's son Elisha Mears bought 160 acres of land east fo the north fork of Beaver Dam Branch, adjoining the property patented in 1662 by his great-grandfather, the first Bartholomew Mears. It was this land which was later to come into the possession of John B. Mears through his marriage to Sarah Jane Mears..2 
Anecdote*29 September 1779 On 29 Sep 1779 in Acc Co it was recommended that Americus Scarburgh be appointed Capt. to the company formerly LeCatte's; Caleb Aimes be appointed Lieut. & Elisha Mears be appointed ensign.3 
Will - Brother's*9 December 1784Elisha was named in his brother's will on 9 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother Elisha Mears and named on of the Extrs. in the will of John Mears, son of William..4 
Will - Extr*18 January 1787Elisha was named as the executor of a will on 18 January 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Elisha Mears one of the extrs in the will of Richard West, who also named a daughter Comfort Mears in his will..5 
Will - Witnessed*23 March 1794Elisha witnessed a will on 23 March 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Elisha Mears, David Ashby and William Groton witnessed the will of George Ashby, wife Nancy.6 
Will - Mentioned in*9 January 1796Elisha was mentioned in a will on 9 January 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will David Ashby named: David Ashby, son of John Ashby; George Ashby, son of George Ashby; Luther Mears, son of Elisha Mears; Ezekiel Ashby, John Ashby, William Ashby, Samuel Ashby, Ezekiel Beach, and sister Susanna Ashby.7 
Will*10 December 1798He made a will on 10 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Elisha Mears plantation where I now live containing 161 acres. To son William Mears all the land I bought that belonged to Phillip Tignal, containing 74 acres. To sons James & Luther all the land I bought of Taylor & Ricketts Tatham, with both the mills & all the lands belonging to them. To wife Comfort Mears. William Mears, Mary Fosque Mears, James Mears, Luther & Elisha Mears, my 5 children, residual legatees. William Mears, son of John, & son Elisha Mears Exrs. Witt: John Nathaniel Harden, Dennis Tignal, Isaac Melson..8 
Death*before 31 December 1798Elisha died before 31 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Thomas Cropper qualified to settle the estate..8 
Est settm't*23 January 1801His estate was settled on 23 January 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Cropper Admr. Cash paid to Laban Lucas, guardian to Molly Onley for her father's, John Onley, part & to James Ashby Sr., guardian to John Onley orphan, for his share of his father's estate. To Laban Lucas, guardian to Nancy Onley, for her share of her father John Onley personal estate. To Isaac Melson balance of his wife's share of her husband William Richardson's estate. To Thomas Martin & Peggy his wife for her share of her father William Richardson's estate. To William Richardson, son of William, to John Richardson, his guardian, his share. To Levin Rodgers his share of Richard West's estate in right of his wife Rachel. To Nancy Kellam & Peggy Kellam, orphan of Sevy. (Note: These are only the ones that show relationships, there are many others named in this audit.) Auditors: John Wise, William Gibb & Thomas Custis.9 

Family

Comfort (303) West b. c 1755, d. Dec 1804
Marriage*circa 1770He married Comfort (303) West, daughter of Richard (94) West and Ann 'Nancy' Milby, circa 1770. 
Children 1.Elisha Mears Jr.+ b. c 1770, d. Jan 1802
 2.William (of Elisha) Mears+ b. c 1772, d. Dec 1834
 3.James (of Elisha) Mears b. c 1775, d. Nov 1838
 4.Luther W. Mears+ b. c 1776
 5.Mary Fosque Mears b. c 1778

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 210.
  3. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 4 (Acc Co Militia Assignments).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 378 (will of John Mears, son of William).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 376 (will of Richard West, wife Ann).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 424 (will of George Ashby, wife Nancy).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of David Ashby).
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 457 (will of Elisha Mears, wife Comfort).
  9. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 366 (estate settlement of Elisha Mears, Thomas Cropper Admr.).

Comfort (303) West1,2

F, b. circa 1755, d. December 1804
FatherRichard (94) West b. c 1727, d. Jan 1788
MotherAnn 'Nancy' Milby b. c 1731
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited5 Sep 2007
Birth*circa 1755Comfort was born circa 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1770She married Elisha Mears (wife Comfort), son of William Mears and Mary Stringer, circa 1770. 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Father's*18 January 1787Comfort was named in her father's will on 18 January 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Comfort Mears in the will of Richard West. He also named a son-in-law as one of his extrs..3 
Will - Husb's*10 December 1798Comfort was named in her husband's will on 10 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Comfort in the will of Elisha Mears..4 
Death*December 1804Comfort died in December 1804.5 
Admin of estate*31 December 1804Administration of Comfort's estate was filed on 31 December 1804 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Mears of Elisha was named to settle the estate of Comfort Mears. Robert Walker & William Addison were securities.5 
Est settm't*24 February 1806Comfort estate was settled on 24 February 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. 19 Feb 1806 (Audit), 24 Feb 1806 (Rec'd) - William Mears Admr. Cash paid Kendall Mears. Auditors: Custis Willis & David Ashby..6 

Family

Elisha Mears (wife Comfort) b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798
Marriage*circa 1770She married Elisha Mears (wife Comfort), son of William Mears and Mary Stringer, circa 1770. 
Children 1.Elisha Mears Jr.+ b. c 1770, d. Jan 1802
 2.William (of Elisha) Mears+ b. c 1772, d. Dec 1834
 3.James (of Elisha) Mears b. c 1775, d. Nov 1838
 4.Luther W. Mears+ b. c 1776
 5.Mary Fosque Mears b. c 1778

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 376 (will of Richard West, wife Ann).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 529 (Anthony West Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 457 (will of Elisha Mears, wife Comfort).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 366 (adm. of Comfort Mears).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 366 (settlement of Comfort Mears).

Mary Fosque1

F, b. circa 1729
FatherJohn (of Simon II) Fosque b. c 1680, d. b 29 Jul 1746
MotherMary (of John of Rowland) Savage2 b. c 1710
Last Edited14 Jul 2015
Birth*circa 1729Mary was born circa 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1746She married John (of Wm) Mears, son of William Mears and Mary Stringer, circa 1746 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Married Namecirca 1746 As of circa 1746,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Father's*14 April 1746Mary was named in her father's will on 14 April 1746 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will John Fosque, wife Mary, named sons John, Nathaniel, George and Luke; daughters Rachel Fosque, Barbara Harmon and Mary Meers.3 
Will - Husb's*9 December 1784Mary was named in her husband's will on 9 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Mary Mears in the will of John Mears, son of William..4 

Family

John (of Wm) Mears b. c 1726, d. Jun 1788
Children 1.Richard (of Jno) Mears+ b. c 1760
 2.Letisha 'Elishe' Mears b. c 1763, d. Dec 1800
 3.William (of Jno) Mears+ b. c 1765, d. Jan 1800
 4.Polly Fosque Mears+ b. c 1767, d. Jul 1824
 5.Elizabeth Mears b. c 1769
 6.Margarert 'Peggy' Mears b. c 1771

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 210.
  2. [S574] The Robert Mears Collection (Work of Dr. Bill Burton & other Ghotes), http://espl-genealogy.org/mearscol, Rowland Savage Family.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 147 (will of John Fosque, wife Mary).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 378 (will of John Mears, son of William).

Solomon Mears1

M, b. circa 1740
FatherElisha Mears Sr. b. c 1710, d. Jun 1772
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1740Solomon was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*21 March 1772Solomon was named in his father's will on 21 March 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Solomon Mears in the will of Elisha Mears Sr..1 
Will - Sister's*14 March 1787Solomon was named in his sister's will on 14 March 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my brother Solomon Mears in the will of Margaret Joynes. He was to have her whole estate until her son William Joynes comes to age 21, to bring him up, give him schooling & pay my debts..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 266 (will of Elisha Mears Sr.).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Margaret Joynes, sister of John & Solomon Mears).

Margaret Mears1

F, b. circa 1750, d. January 1791
FatherElisha Mears Sr. b. c 1710, d. Jun 1772
ChartsDescendants of John Tankard (Gentleman, Esquire, Marionville)
Last Edited21 Feb 2017
Birth*circa 1750Margaret was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*21 March 1772Margaret was named in her father's will on 21 March 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Margaret Mears in the will of Elisha Mears Sr..1 
Marriage*2 December 1774She married William Joynes, son of Edward (of Edmond) Joynes I and Sarah Tankard, on 2 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. John Powell was the security on the M.L.B. of William Joynes and Margaret Mears..2 
Married Name2 December 1774 As of 2 December 1774,her married name was Joynes. 
Will - Husb's30 January 1775Margaret was named in her husband's will on 30 January 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Joyne gave to wife Margaret the 4 slaves which were hers before our marriage, also the use of the plantation where I now live during her widow. To my son Levin Joyne plantation where I now live. Son Levin residual legatee & Exr. Witt: Henry Gascoyne, Jonathan Roles, Teackle Waltham..3 
Will*14 March 1787She made a will on 14 March 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. To goddaughter Margaret Mears, daughter of my brother John Mears. Brother Solomon Mears to have whole estate until my son William Joynes comes to 21 years of age to bring him up, give him schooling & pay my debts. Whole estate to son William Joynes, & for want of heirs to my brother Solomon Mears. To 2 goddaughters "Margaret Mears, Daughter of my Brother John and John Mears, son of William, his Daughter." (NOTE: The second goddaughter Margaret would have been the daughter of John, son of William, who was a brother to Elisha, the father of this Margaret Mears who had married a Joynes.) Solomon Mears Exr. Witt: John Mears, son of Elisha, Sally Mears..4 
Death*January 1791Margaret died in January 1791 at Accomack Co, VA.4 
Probate*25 January 1791Margaret's will was probated on 25 January 1791 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family

William Joynes b. c 1712, d. b 28 Feb 1775
Marriage*2 December 1774She married William Joynes, son of Edward (of Edmond) Joynes I and Sarah Tankard, on 2 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. John Powell was the security on the M.L.B. of William Joynes and Margaret Mears..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 266 (will of Elisha Mears Sr.).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 283 (will of William Joyne).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Margaret Joynes, sister of John & Solomon Mears).

Richard (of Wm) Mears1

M, b. circa 1714, d. October 1772
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1677, d. Jan 1745
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1680
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1714Richard was born circa 1714 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1740He married Tabitha Darby, daughter of Churchill Darby II, circa 1740.2 
Will - Father's*16 June 1744Richard was named in his father's will on 16 June 1744 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*22 April 1772He made a will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Richard 150 acres where I now live & for want of heirs to my son Daniel. To son William Mears 209 1/2 acres purchased of Joseph & Abel Kellam, & for want of heirs to my son Levi Mears. Sons Daniel & Levi to have each 2 years schooling out of my estate. Daugjter Tabitha Ames. To daughter Mary Mears, provided she never marry West Kellam, if she marry him to have no part of my estate, not one farthing. To daugther Elizabeth Mears. Wife Tabitha Mears to take care of my 4 boys, Richard, William, Daniel & Levi. Balance of estate to be divided between my wife & all my children except Mary if she marry West Kellam. Wife, Thomas Aimes, Jr. & John Meers, son of Elisha, Exrs. Witt: William Ward, John Meers..3 
Death*October 1772Richard died in October 1772.4 
Probate*27 October 1772Richard's will was probated on 27 October 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. Luke Luker guardian of Richard Mears, heir at law to the testator.
.4 

Family

Tabitha Darby b. c 1715, d. Apr 1773
Children 1.Tabitha Mears+ b. c 1745, d. 1822
 2.Mary Mears b. c 1750
 3.Elizabeth Mears b. c 1755
 4.Richard (of Rich) Mears b. c 1760
 5.William (of Rich) Mears+ b. c 1762, d. Jan 1796
 6.Daniel Mears b. c 1764
 7.Levi Mears b. c 1766, d. Jan 1793

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).

Bartholomew Mears1

M, b. circa 1716, d. January 1778
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1677, d. Jan 1745
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1680
Last Edited14 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1716Bartholomew was born circa 1716 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1738He married Easter (-----) circa 1738.2 
Will - Father's*16 June 1744Bartholomew was named in his father's will on 16 June 1744 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*7 March 1777He made a will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. To grandson John Meers 45 acres & my great house. To wife Easter Meers my kitchen & 3 acres, also 42 acres more adjcent the above gift, 1/3 of moveable estate & all the things she brought with her, negroes for life, reversion to my grandson John Meers. To son Elijah Meers the remaining part of my land for life, reversion to his son John Meers, & for want of heirs to Bartholomew Meers, son of Elijah. To granddaughter Catharine Kellum, & for want of issue to be divided between all the children of Elijah Meers. Southy Meers, Elijah Meers & John Meers, my grandson, to take care of Catharine Kellam & his estate until she comes to age or marries. To William Meers the son of Kendal Meers, my grandson 10 £ & if he dies before he comes to age to my grandson John Meers, Elijah Meers' children residual legatees. Grandson John Meers, wife Easter Meers & John Meers, son of Elisha Meers, Exrs. Witt: John Meers, son of William, Mary Meers, Reubin Kellam.
.2 
Death*January 1778Bartholomew died in January 1778.2 
Probate*27 January 1778Bartholomew's will was probated on 27 January 1778 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

Easter (-----) b. c 1720
Children 1.Southy (of Bar) Mears+ b. c 1738, d. Jan 1791
 2.Elijah (of Bar.) Mears+ b. c 1740
 3.(dau of Bartholomew) Mears+ b. c 1741
 4.Kendall (of Bar.) Mears+ b. c 1742

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

Elijah (of Bar.) Mears1

M, b. circa 1740
FatherBartholomew Mears b. c 1716, d. Jan 1778
MotherEaster (-----) b. c 1720
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1740Elijah was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*16 June 1744Elijah was named in his grandfather's will on 16 June 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Elijah Meers, the son of my son Bartholomew Meers in the will of William Meers..2 
Will - Father's*7 March 1777Elijah was named in his father's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Elijah Meers in the will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter..1 

Family

Children 1.Southy (of Elijah) Mears b. c 1768
 2.Elijah (of Elijah) Mears b. c 1769
 3.John (of Elijah) Mears b. c 1770
 4.Bartholomew (of Elijah) Mears b. c 1772

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).

Elizabeth Mears1

F, b. circa 1713
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1677, d. Jan 1745
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1680
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Stringer (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1713Elizabeth was born circa 1713 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1740She married Thomas Stringer, son of Thomas Stringer and Frances Custis, circa 1740.1,2 
Married Namecirca 1740 As of circa 1740,her married name was Stringer. 
Will - Father's*16 June 1744Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 16 June 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth Stringer in the will of William Meers..1 
Will - Husb's*12 April 1764Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 12 April 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Elizabeth in the will of Thomas Stringer..3 

Family

Thomas Stringer b. c 1720, d. Nov 1764
Children 1.John (of Thos) Stringer+ b. c 1740
 2.Elizabeth Stringer+ b. c 1743
 3.Mary Stringer+ b. c 1745
 4.Elishe Stringer b. c 1746, d. Jun 1767

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 221 (will of Thomas Stringer, wife Elizabeth).

Thomas Stringer1

M, b. circa 1720, d. November 1764
FatherThomas Stringer b. c 1682, d. 1747
MotherFrances Custis b. c 1686
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Stringer (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited7 Oct 2007
Birth*circa 1720Thomas was born circa 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1740He married Elizabeth Mears, daughter of William Mears and Mary (-----), circa 1740.2,3 
Will*12 April 1764He made a will on 12 April 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. Mill & 1 acres to be sold, also the 7 acres adjcent the said mill formerly bought of Mr. Abel Upshur, & after payment of debts residue to be divided between my wife Elizabeth & daughters Elizabeth Ames, Mary Read & Elishe Stringer. To son John Stringer plantation where I live being 167 acres. Wife & brother in law William Savage Exrs. Witt: John Ambler, William Shea, Obedience Johnson..4 
Death*November 1764Thomas died in November 1764.4 
Probate*27 November 1764Thomas's will was probated on 27 November 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. John Stringer was named heir at law to the testator..4 

Family

Elizabeth Mears b. c 1713
Children 1.John (of Thos) Stringer+ b. c 1740
 2.Elizabeth Stringer+ b. c 1743
 3.Mary Stringer+ b. c 1745
 4.Elishe Stringer b. c 1746, d. Jun 1767

Citations

  1. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 221 (will of Thomas Stringer, wife Elizabeth).

Tabitha Darby1

F, b. circa 1715, d. April 1773
FatherChurchill Darby II b. c 1696
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1715Tabitha was born circa 1715. 
Marriage*circa 1740She married Richard (of Wm) Mears, son of William Mears and Mary (-----), circa 1740.2 
Married Namecirca 1740 As of circa 1740,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*22 April 1772Tabitha was named in her husband's will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Tabitha Mears in the will of Richard Mears..3 
Will*25 February 1773She made a will on 25 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers, dec'd. Son Richard Meers. Son William Meers. Son Daniel Meers. Son Levi Meers one trunk that I had from Churchel Darby. To Mary Mears. Richard, Daniel & Levi Mears resid. legatees. John Mears Exr. Witt: West Kellam, Dorothy Ames.
.2 
Death*April 1773Tabitha died in April 1773.2 
Probate*27 April 1773Tabitha's will was probated on 27 April 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

Richard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1714, d. Oct 1772
Marriage*circa 1740She married Richard (of Wm) Mears, son of William Mears and Mary (-----), circa 1740.2 
Children 1.Tabitha Mears+ b. c 1745, d. 1822
 2.Mary Mears b. c 1750
 3.Elizabeth Mears b. c 1755
 4.Richard (of Rich) Mears b. c 1760
 5.William (of Rich) Mears+ b. c 1762, d. Jan 1796
 6.Daniel Mears b. c 1764
 7.Levi Mears b. c 1766, d. Jan 1793

Citations

  1. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).

Richard (of Rich) Mears1

M, b. circa 1760
FatherRichard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1714, d. Oct 1772
MotherTabitha Darby b. c 1715, d. Apr 1773
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1760Richard was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as under age in 1772..2 
Will - Father's*22 April 1772Richard was named in his father's will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*25 February 1773Richard was named in his mother's will on 25 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Administrator*29 January 1796Richard was named as administrator of an estate on 29 January 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Richard Mears was named to settle the estate of William Mears, son of Richard Mears. William Mears, Solomon Read & John Arlington were the securities..4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha) & p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 415 (adm. of William Mears, son of Richard).

William (of Rich) Mears1

M, b. circa 1762, d. January 1796
FatherRichard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1714, d. Oct 1772
MotherTabitha Darby b. c 1715, d. Apr 1773
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1762William was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as under age in 1772..2 
Will - Father's*22 April 1772William was named in his father's will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*25 February 1773William was named in his mother's will on 25 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Anecdote*16 September 1788 On 16 Sep 1788 in Acc Co, William Mears son of Richard made purchases at the estate sale of John Mears of William.4 
Administrator*28 January 1793William was named as administrator of an estate on 28 January 1793 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Mears, son of Richard, was named to settle the estate of Levi Mears. John Rodgers & Thomas Aimes were the securities..5 
Death*January 1796William died in January 1796.6 
Admin of estate*29 January 1796Administration of William's estate was filed on 29 January 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Richard Mears was named to settle the estate of William Mears, son of Richard Mears. William Mears, Solomon Read & John Arlington were the securities.6 
Est settm't*30 September 1806William estate was settled on 30 September 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Mears of John. (NOTE: However, based on the order to inventory in 1796 and Richard Mears being named Extr, this has to be William Mears of Richard.) - 1796 (Order to Invy), 23 Jan 1800 (Invy), 3 Mar 1806 (Sale), 22 Sep 1806 (Audit), 30 Sep 1806 (Rec'd) - Richard Mears Extr. & Admr. Negroes appraised with the estate in 1800: Kezia & child Dick, man Plater, boy Nat, boy Isaac & woman Nelly. Buyers: Elisha Mears & Richard Mears purchased many items, John Mears Sr. & Catey Mears. Balance of a legacy to Peggy Ames for balance of her father's estate. Negroes appraised in 1796: Seymour, Tobe, Isaac, George, Gade, Jude, Jean. Buyers at sale in 1806: John Mears, Richard Mears, William Mears, John Mears of Elisha & Margaret Mears. Auditors: Americus Scarburgh & Severn Kellam..7 

Family

Children 1.William (of Wm.) Mears+ b. c 1780, d. Oct 1824
 2.Richard (of Wm) Mears+ b. c 1782, d. b 8 Mar 1830

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha) & p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (settlement of John Mears of William).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 375 (adm. of Levi Mears).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 415 (adm. of William Mears, son of Richard).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (settlement of William Mears, of John, Richard Mears Extr.).

Daniel Mears1

M, b. circa 1764
FatherRichard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1714, d. Oct 1772
MotherTabitha Darby b. c 1715, d. Apr 1773
Last Edited14 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1764Daniel was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as under age in 1772..2 
Will - Father's*22 April 1772Daniel was named in his father's will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*25 February 1773Daniel was named in his mother's will on 25 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Anecdote*5 March 1805 On 5 Mar 1805 in Acc Co the audit of the estate of John Mears of William showed a payment was made to Elizabeth Mears & a note was given to Daniel Mears.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha) & p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (settlement of John Mears of William).

Levi Mears1

M, b. circa 1766, d. January 1793
FatherRichard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1714, d. Oct 1772
MotherTabitha Darby b. c 1715, d. Apr 1773
Last Edited13 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1766Levi was born circa 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as under age in 1772..2 
Will - Father's*22 April 1772Levi was named in his father's will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*25 February 1773Levi was named in his mother's will on 25 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Death*January 1793Levi died in January 1793.4 
Admin of estate*28 January 1793Administration of Levi's estate was filed on 28 January 1793 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Mears, son of Richard, was named to settle the estate of Levi Mears. John Rodgers & Thomas Aimes were the securities.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha) & p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 375 (adm. of Levi Mears).

Mary Mears1

F, b. circa 1750
FatherRichard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1714, d. Oct 1772
MotherTabitha Darby b. c 1715, d. Apr 1773
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1750Mary was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 April 1772Mary was named in her father's will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Mary Mears in the will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha, and if she married West Kellam she was to have no part of my estate, not one farthing..2 
Will - Mother's*25 February 1773Mary was named in her mother's will on 25 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Mary Mears in the will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers, dec'd..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha) & p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of Tabitha Meers, widow of Richard Meers dec'd).

Easter (-----)

F, b. circa 1720
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1720Easter was born circa 1720. 
Marriage*circa 1738She married Bartholomew Mears, son of William Mears and Mary (-----), circa 1738.1 
Married Namecirca 1738 As of circa 1738,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*7 March 1777Easter was named in her husband's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my wife Easter Meers and given my kitchen and 3 acres, also 42 acres more adjacent above the gift and 1/3 of moveable estate and all things she brought with her, negroes for life in the will of Bartholomew Meers..1 

Family

Bartholomew Mears b. c 1716, d. Jan 1778
Children 1.Southy (of Bar) Mears+ b. c 1738, d. Jan 1791
 2.Elijah (of Bar.) Mears+ b. c 1740
 3.(dau of Bartholomew) Mears+ b. c 1741
 4.Kendall (of Bar.) Mears+ b. c 1742

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

John (of Elijah) Mears1

M, b. circa 1770
FatherElijah (of Bar.) Mears b. c 1740
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1770John was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*7 March 1777John was named in his grandfather's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my grandson John Meers, son of my son Elijah Meers, in the will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

Bartholomew (of Elijah) Mears1

M, b. circa 1772
FatherElijah (of Bar.) Mears b. c 1740
Last Edited10 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1772Bartholomew was born circa 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*7 March 1777Bartholomew was named in his grandfather's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as grandson Bartholomew Meers, son of my son Elijah Meers, in the will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

Kendall (of Bar.) Mears1

M, b. circa 1742
FatherBartholomew Mears b. c 1716, d. Jan 1778
MotherEaster (-----) b. c 1720
Last Edited10 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1742Kendall was born circa 1742 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1777Kendall was named in his father's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Kendall Meers, the father of my grandson William Meers, in the will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter..1 

Family

Child 1.William (of Ken.) Mears b. c 1770, d. 1824

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

William (of Ken.) Mears1

M, b. circa 1770, d. 1824
FatherKendall (of Bar.) Mears b. c 1742
Last Edited10 Dec 2006
Birth*circa 1770William was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*7 March 1777William was named in his grandfather's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my grandson William Meers, the son of Kendal Meers, in the will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter..1 
Death*1824William died in 1824. 
Admin of estate*8 November 1824Administration of William's estate was filed on 8 November 1824 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that he was shown as William Mears (of Kendall) when the administrator was shown as Isaac D. Robins. Bond $100. Appraisers: Edmund W. P. Downing, John Robins, Samuel Kellam and William Henderson. No administration records found (N'hamp OB 37, p. 163.)

 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

Southy (of Elijah) Mears1

M, b. circa 1768
FatherElijah (of Bar.) Mears b. c 1740
Last Edited10 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1768Southy was born circa 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*7 March 1777Southy was named in his grandfather's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Southy Meers, who was apparently a son of son Elijah Meers, in the will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

Elijah (of Elijah) Mears1

M, b. circa 1769
FatherElijah (of Bar.) Mears b. c 1740
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1769Elijah was born circa 1769 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Grfath's*7 March 1777Elijah was named in his grandfather's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Elijah Meers, who was apparently a son of son Elijah Meers, in the will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 338 (will of Joakim Michael Bonewell).

(dau of Bartholomew) Mears1

F, b. circa 1741
FatherBartholomew Mears b. c 1716, d. Jan 1778
MotherEaster (-----) b. c 1720
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited20 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1741(dau was born circa 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1763She married Abel or Caleb or Laban (180) Kellam, son of West (47) Kellam and Elizabeth Watson (Watson?), circa 1763. 
Married Namecirca 1763 As of circa 1763,her married name was Kellam. 

Family

Abel or Caleb or Laban (180) Kellam b. c 1726, d. b 26 Dec 1769
Child 1.Catherine (495) Kellam+ b. c 1764

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).

Reuben Kellam

M, b. circa 1755
Last Edited29 Jun 2012
Birth*circa 1755Reuben was born circa 1755. 
Will - Witnessed*7 March 1777He witnessed a will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Reubin Kellam, among others, witnessed the will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Easter. Bartholomew named a granddaughter Catharine Kellam in his will.1 
Marriage*circa 1795He married (-----) (-----) circa 1795. 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1775
Child 1.Peggy Kellam2 b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 307 (will of Bartholomew Meers, wife Easter).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns), p. 245 & 268.

Southy (of Bar) Mears1

M, b. circa 1738, d. January 1791
FatherBartholomew Mears b. c 1716, d. Jan 1778
MotherEaster (-----) b. c 1720
Last Edited30 Jun 2012
Birth*circa 1738Southy was born circa 1738 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1777Southy was named in his father's will on 7 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Southy Meers in the will of Bartholomew Meers and along with Elijah Meers & grandson John Meers, they were to take care of granddaughter Catharine Kellam..1 
Rev War Veteran*1778Southy served in the Revolutionary War in in 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Southy Mears, a seaman in the Navy. On 28 May 1832 it was recorded that Edward A. Joynes and Sally Ames, wife of Samuel W. Ames, are the only heirs at law of Southy Mears who served in the Virginia Navy in the Rev. War..2,3 
Orphan's account*25 August 1778He was named in an orphan's account on 25 August 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Southy Mears filed an orphan account for Catharine Kellum, Orphan. It included board for Christmas and there was a note showing she has and estate the profits of which amount yearly to a considerable sum but as it is not present in my hands I have not given credit for it. (NOTE: Southy Mears was the brother of her dec'd mother.)4 
Will*11 November 1790He made a will on 11 November 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Armstrit Mears land I bought of John Bayly & land I bought of Richard Mears in the swamp for timber, land where I now live & grist mill to son Armistrit "this land and Mill that came by his mother." Remainder of land bought of Richard Mears to my son Asa Mears. Daughter Mary Mears. Daughter Deborah Mears. Children Armstrit, Mary, Deborah & Asa Mears residual legatees. Son Armstrit Exr. Witt: Richard Mears, Sarah Mears, Frances Bull.
.5 
Death*January 1791Southy died in January 1791.5 
Probate*25 January 1791Southy's will was probated on 25 January 1791 at Accomack Co, VA.5 

Family

Children 1.Armstead Mears+ b. 1755, d. Nov 1810
 2.Mary 'Molly' (of Southy) Mears+ b. c 1770
 3.Asa Mears b. c 1778, d. b 15 Aug 1810
 4.Deborah Mears b. c 1782, d. b 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 308 (will of William Meers, wife Easter).
  2. [S577] Compiled for the Bicentennial by Susie Wilkins Walker and Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Soldiers and Sailors in America's War for Independence, April 1775 to December 1783.
  3. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 32 (heirs of Southy Mears).
  4. [S2017] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Orphan's Accounts, 1771-1780, p. 82 (Catharine Kellum, Orphan, to Southy Meers).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Southy Mears).

Asa Mears1

M, b. circa 1778, d. before 15 August 1810
FatherSouthy (of Bar) Mears b. c 1738, d. Jan 1791
Last Edited14 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1778Asa was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*11 November 1790Asa was named in his father's will on 11 November 1790 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*before 15 August 1810Asa died before 15 August 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my deceased brother Asa Mears in the will of Armstead Mears..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Southy Mears).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 365 (will of Armstead Mears).

Mary 'Molly' (of Southy) Mears1

F, b. circa 1770
FatherSouthy (of Bar) Mears b. c 1738, d. Jan 1791
Last Edited20 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1770Mary was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*11 November 1790Mary was named in her father's will on 11 November 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Mary Mears in the will of Southy Mears..1 
Marriage*circa 1792She married William Joynes circa 1792. 
Married Namecirca 1792 As of circa 1792,her married name was Joynes. 

Family

William Joynes b. c 1760, d. b 28 Sep 1813
Children 1.Edward A. Joynes+ b. c 1795, d. b 11 Apr 1836
 2.Armstead Joynes+ b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Southy Mears).

Deborah Mears1

F, b. circa 1782, d. before 1795
FatherSouthy (of Bar) Mears b. c 1738, d. Jan 1791
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1782Deborah was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*11 November 1790Deborah was named in her father's will on 11 November 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Deborah Mears in the will of Southy Mears..1 
Death*before 1795Deborah died before 1795.3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Southy Mears).
  2. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  3. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

Mary Mears1

F, b. circa 1744
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1706, d. Feb 1755
MotherMary Stringer b. c 1707
Last Edited13 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1744Mary was born circa 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 January 1755Mary was named in her father's will on 10 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).

William Mears1

M, b. circa 1742, d. May 1759
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1706, d. Feb 1755
MotherMary Stringer b. c 1707
Last Edited15 Jan 2007
Birth*circa 1742William was born circa 1742 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 January 1755William was named in his father's will on 10 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*May 1759William died in May 1759.2 
Admin of estate*29 May 1759Administration of William's estate was filed on 29 May 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Mary Darby was named to settle the estate of William Meers. Charles Bagwell & William Groten Jr. were the securities.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 170 (Adm. of William Meers).

Richard (of Wm) Mears1

M, b. circa 1746
FatherWilliam Mears b. c 1706, d. Feb 1755
MotherMary Stringer b. c 1707
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1746Richard was born circa 1746 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 January 1755Richard was named in his father's will on 10 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of William Meers, wife Mary).

Andrew Mears

M, b. circa 1740
Last Edited11 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1740Andrew was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Anecdote*24 February 1773 On 24 Feb 1773 George Meers was named to settle the estate of Mark Meers. Jonathan Meers & Andrew Meers were the securities.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 235 (adm. of Mark Meers).

Elisha Mears Jr.1

M, b. circa 1770, d. January 1802
FatherElisha Mears (wife Comfort) b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798
MotherComfort (303) West b. c 1755, d. Dec 1804
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1770Elisha was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Ann Arlington 'Nancy' Mears, daughter of William (of Jno) Mears and Sarah Arlington, circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*10 December 1798Elisha was named in his father's will on 10 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*January 1802Elisha died in January 1802.3 
Admin of estate*26 January 1802Administration of Elisha's estate was filed on 26 January 1802 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that David Bowman was named to settle the estate of Elisha Mears. John Melba & Richard Mears were securities.3 
Est settm't*28 July 1806Elisha estate was settled on 28 July 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. 11 Jul 1806 (Audit), 28 Jul 1806 (Rec'd) - David Bowman Admr. Paid to Hillary Mears on account. To Richard Mears on interest calculated to 9 Feb 1805. Negro George sold to Edmund Broughton..4 

Family

Ann Arlington 'Nancy' Mears b. c 1780
Children 1.Elisha 'Elitia' Mears+ b. c 1796
 2.Smith Mears b. c 1800
 3.Elisha W. Mears+ b. 10 Nov 1801, d. 17 Dec 1838

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 457 (will of Elisha Mears, wife Comfort).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 367 (adm. of Elisha Mears).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 367 (settlement of Elisha Mears Jr.).

William (of Elisha) Mears1

M, b. circa 1772, d. December 1834
FatherElisha Mears (wife Comfort) b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798
MotherComfort (303) West b. c 1755, d. Dec 1804
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited20 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1772William was born circa 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 December 1798William was named in his father's will on 10 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Administrator*31 December 1804William was named as administrator of an estate on 31 December 1804 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Mears of Elisha was named to settle the estate of Comfort Mears. Robert Walker & William Addison were securities..2 
Marriage*15 May 1806He married Elizabeth Ashby, daughter of John Ashby (carpenter) and Rachel Beach, on 15 May 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. David Ashby was the security on the M.L.B. of William Mears of Elisha and Elizabeth Ashby..3 
Will - Extr*4 May 1809William was named as the executor of a will on 4 May 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Mears of Elisha and named Extr. in the will of Susannah Ashby. (NOTE: She was evidently his wife's aunt.)4 
Death*December 1834William died in December 1834.5 
Admin of estate*29 December 1834Administration of William's estate was filed on 29 December 1834 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Levin James was named to settle the estate of William Mears. Thomas James & Edmund Mason were the securities.5 

Family

Elizabeth Ashby b. c 1772, d. b 27 Sep 1831
Marriage*15 May 1806He married Elizabeth Ashby, daughter of John Ashby (carpenter) and Rachel Beach, on 15 May 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. David Ashby was the security on the M.L.B. of William Mears of Elisha and Elizabeth Ashby..3 
Children 1.William D. Mears b. c 1806
 2.John A. Mears b. c 1808
 3.Sally E. Mears b. c 1815
 4.Elizabeth Mears+ b. 21 Mar 1821, d. 13 Apr 1908

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 457 (will of Elisha Mears, wife Comfort).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 366 (adm. of Comfort Mears).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 14 (will of Susannah Ashby, Wm. Mears of Elisha Extr.).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (adm. of William Mears).

James (of Elisha) Mears1

M, b. circa 1775, d. November 1838
FatherElisha Mears (wife Comfort) b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798
MotherComfort (303) West b. c 1755, d. Dec 1804
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1775James was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 December 1798James was named in his father's will on 10 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage25 February 1817He married Rosey Turlington on 25 February 1817 at Accomack Co, VA. William Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of James Mears and Rosey Turlington..2 
Census head*1820James was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1820 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as James Mears of ICA? (probably Elisha), a head of household, age 26-45 (b.c. 1775-1795). Listed with him were 1 male, age 0-10 and 1 female, age 16-26..3 
Marriage*1 September 1821He married Nancy (of Levin) Hyslop, daughter of Levin Hyslop and (-----) (-----), on 1 September 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. John Davis was the security on the M.L.B. of James Mears of Elisha and Nancy Hyslop of Levin..2 
Death*November 1838James died in November 1838.4 
Admin of estate*26 November 1838Administration of James's estate was filed on 26 November 1838 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Shadrack T. Ames was named to settle the estate of James Mears of E. John D. Mapp & Levin S. Ames were securities.4 

Family

Nancy (of Levin) Hyslop b. c 1797
Marriage*1 September 1821He married Nancy (of Levin) Hyslop, daughter of Levin Hyslop and (-----) (-----), on 1 September 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. John Davis was the security on the M.L.B. of James Mears of Elisha and Nancy Hyslop of Levin..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 457 (will of Elisha Mears, wife Comfort).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (adm. of James Mears of E.).

Luther W. Mears1

M, b. circa 1776
FatherElisha Mears (wife Comfort) b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798
MotherComfort (303) West b. c 1755, d. Dec 1804
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited19 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1776Luther was born circa 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Named as heir*9 January 1796Luther was named as a heir in a will on 9 January 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will David Ashby named: David Ashby, son of John Ashby; George Ashby, son of George Ashby; Luther Mears, son of Elisha Mears; Ezekiel Ashby, John Ashby, William Ashby, Samuel Ashby, Ezekiel Beach, and sister Susanna Ashby.2 
Will - Father's*10 December 1798Luther was named in his father's will on 10 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Witnessed*4 May 1809He witnessed a will on 4 May 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Luther Mears & Mary F. Mears witnessed the will of Susannah Ashby.3 
Marriage*7 May 1812He married Sally Ames, daughter of Elijah Ames, on 7 May 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. John Snead was the security on the M.L.B. of Luther Mears and Sally Ames..4 
Administrator*30 May 1825Luther was named as administrator of an estate on 30 May 1825 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Luther W. Mears was named administrator of the estate of Major Ames, dec'd..5 

Family

Sally Ames b. c 1790
Child 1.Elizabeth K. Mears+ b. 20 Apr 1824, d. 8 May 1871

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 457 (will of Elisha Mears, wife Comfort).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of David Ashby).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 14 (will of Susannah Ashby, Wm. Mears of Elisha Extr.).
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 6 (settlement of Major Ames).

Mary Fosque Mears1

F, b. circa 1778
FatherElisha Mears (wife Comfort) b. c 1748, d. b 31 Dec 1798
MotherComfort (303) West b. c 1755, d. Dec 1804
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1778Mary was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 December 1798Mary was named in her father's will on 10 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Mary Fosque Mears in the will of Elisha Mears..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 457 (will of Elisha Mears, wife Comfort).

Robert Mears1

M, b. circa 1758, d. January 1797
FatherJonathan Mears (Guilford) b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited4 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1758Robert was born circa 1758 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1790He married Leah (-----) circa 1790.2 
Will - Father's*2 February 1796Robert was named in his father's will on 2 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*January 1797Robert died in January 1797.3 
Admin of estate*30 January 1797Administration of Robert's estate was filed on 30 January 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Bartholomew Mears & Jonathan Mears were named to settle the estate of Robert Mears. Richard Sparrow was the security.3 

Family

Leah (-----) b. c 1770
Children 1.Coventon Mears b. c 1795
 2.Esther Mears b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 437 (adm. of Robert Mears).

Jonathan (of Jon.) Mears (Guilford)1

M, b. circa 1762, d. January 1811
FatherJonathan Mears (Guilford) b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited14 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1762Jonathan was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Ada (-----) circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Mears had a wife Ada in 1800..2 
Will - Father's*2 February 1796Jonathan was named in his father's will on 2 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Administrator*30 January 1797Jonathan was named as administrator of an estate on 30 January 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Bartholomew Mears & Jonathan Mears were named to settle the estate of Robert Mears, who was evidently their brother. Richard Sparrow was the security..3 
Marriagecirca 1805He married Mary 'Molly' (-----) circa 1805. An unnamed widow made purchases at the estate sale of Jonathan Mears, who owned marsh in Guilford Neck. Molly Mears, widow of Jonathan Mears married Gilbert M. Leatherberry in 1811..4,5 
Will*1 December 1810He made a will on 1 December 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Fitchett, Rev. Richard Bloxom, William Thornton & Major Bloxom appraisers. The plantation whereon I now live containing 301 acres & 250 acres & marsh in Guilford Neck, being the land I purchased of Thomas R. Joynes, Thomas Ames & John Fitchett to my son Thomas A. Mears & if he dies without legal heirs or before arriving to age 21, then to my brother Bartholomew Mears. I leave 75 acres on Assateague Island to be sold & the 25 acres in Michells Neck to be sold & the moneys to son Thomas Mears as he shall need it. To Thomas Mears ... to be reserved until be arrives at lawful age, including a chest that belonged to his dec'd brother Tully & all my slaves. I leave my brother the liberty of selling them or hiring them out. Residue to my son Thomas Mears. To my nephew Isaac Mears $25. My brother Bartholomew Mears to act as guardian to son Thomas. Brother Bartholomew Mears Extr. Witt: Southey Northam, Jonathan Fitchett, William Fitchett, Comfort Mears & Thomas Killman Sr..6 
Death*January 1811Jonathan died in January 1811.6 
Probate*28 January 1811Jonathan's will was probated on 28 January 1811 at Accomack Co, VA. John Cole Jr., Levin Bloxom & William Nock Jr. securities..6 
Est settm't*30 March 1812Jonathan estate was settled on 30 March 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. 2 Feb 1811 (Invy), 6 Feb 1811 (Sale), 27 Apr 1812 (Audit), 30 Mar 1812 (Rec'd) - Appraisers: Jonathan Fitchett, Richard Bloxom & William Thornton. Black man Aaron, Simon, black woman & child Jolirah, child Mthew, Leuar, boy Robert. Buyers: Widow, Bartholomew Mears, John Mears, Isaac Mears, Shadrack Mears, Negro Simon & Thomas Mears orphan. An account was due from Esther Mears to the estate of Jonathan Mears ... By the sale of Island land, sold subject to the widow's dower to Dr. Thompson Holmes. Legacy to Thomas Mears £16. Auditors: Richard D. Bayly & Southey Northam..7 

Family

Ada (-----) b. c 1770
Marriage*circa 1795He married Ada (-----) circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Mears had a wife Ada in 1800..2 
Children 1.Tully Mears b. c 1799, d. b 1 Dec 1810
 2.Thomas A. Mears+ b. c 1800, d. 6 Aug 1872

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 437 (adm. of Robert Mears).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 370 (settlement of Jonathan Mears, marsh in Guilford Neck).
  5. [S14] Mark C. Lewis, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage License Bonds, 1806-1835.
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (will of Jonathan Mears, brother Bartholomew).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (settlement of Jonathan Mears).

Micajah Mears1

M, b. circa 1756, d. June 1798
FatherJonathan Mears (Guilford) b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1756Micajah was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1780He married Mary 'Polly' Massey Massey?, daughter of Stephen Massey and Ann 'Nanney' Broadwater, circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*2 February 1796Micajah was named in his father's will on 2 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Mecajah Mears in the will of Jonathan Mears..1 
Death*June 1798Micajah died in June 1798.2 
Admin of estate*25 June 1798Administration of Micajah's estate was filed on 25 June 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Mary Mears was named to settle the estate of Micajah Mears. William Downing & Hezekiah Waggoman were the securities.2 
Est settm't*28 January 1806Micajah estate was settled on 28 January 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. 27 Sep 1803 (Order to Audit), 28 Jan 1806 (Rec'd) - Auditors: John Bowles & James Gillett..3 

Family

Mary 'Polly' Massey Massey? b. c 1762, d. Jan 1805
Children 1.Anna Mears b. c 1780
 2.Tabitha Mears b. c 1782
 3.Naomi Mears b. c 1784
 4.Peggy Mears b. c 1786
 5.Arthur (of Polly) Mears b. c 1788
 6.Isaac Mears b. c 1790
 7.Rebecca Mears b. c 1792

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 440 (adm. of Micajah Mears).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Mieajak Mears).

Leah Mears1

F, b. circa 1761
FatherJonathan Mears (Guilford) b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1761Leah was born circa 1761 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Uncle's*6 May 1766Leah was named in her uncle's will on 6 May 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Leah Meers, daughter of Jonathan Meers, in the will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan..2 
Marriage*circa 1790She married John Collins circa 1790.1,3 
Married Namecirca 1790 As of circa 1790,her married name was Collins. 
Will - Father's*2 February 1796Leah was named in her father's will on 2 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Leah Collins in the will of Jonathan Mears..1 

Family

John Collins b. c 1765

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan).
  3. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

John Collins

M, b. circa 1765
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited3 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1765John was born circa 1765. 
Marriage*circa 1790He married Leah Mears, daughter of Jonathan Mears (Guilford), circa 1790.1,2 

Family

Leah Mears b. c 1761

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

Rhoda Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1765, d. before 28 February 1820
FatherJonathan Mears (Guilford) b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1765Rhoda was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1785She married James Whealton circa 1785.1,2 
Married Namecirca 1785 As of circa 1785,her married name was Whealton. 
Death*before 28 February 1820Rhoda died before 28 February 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. The inventory of James Whealton dec'd remained on hand at the death of his widow and William Hargis was paid for Rhoda Whealton's coffin..2 

Family

James Whealton b. c 1760, d. Apr 1809
Children 1.Robert Whealton b. c 1787
 2.Joice Whealton b. c 1790

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 600 (settlement of James Whealton).

James Whealton

M, b. circa 1760, d. April 1809
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1760James was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1785He married Rhoda Mears, daughter of Jonathan Mears (Guilford), circa 1785.1,2 
Death*April 1809James died in April 1809.3 
Admin of estate*25 April 1809Administration of James's estate was filed on 25 April 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Arthur Whealton was named to settle the estate of James Whealton. William Watts & John Nock were securities.3 
Est settm't*28 February 1820James estate was settled on 28 February 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. 5 Jan 1809 (Invy), 30 Oct 1809 (Order to Audit), 1 Jan 1818 (Audit), 28 Feb 1820 (Rec'd) - Arthur Whealton Admr. An Inventory of the balance of the estate of James Whealton dec'd, which remained on hand at the death of his widow. In inventory: Negro man Shadrack. Legacy to Joice Whealton. Appraisers: Nathaniel Benson, James Melson & William Hargis. Named in settlement: Scarburgh Whealton, to William Hargis for Rhoda Whealton's coffin, Nancy Whealton. Auditors: James Melvin & Nathaniel Benson..2 

Family

Rhoda Mears b. c 1765, d. b 28 Feb 1820
Children 1.Robert Whealton b. c 1787
 2.Joice Whealton b. c 1790

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 600 (settlement of James Whealton).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 600 (adm. of James Whealton).

Robert Whealton1

M, b. circa 1787
FatherJames Whealton b. c 1760, d. Apr 1809
MotherRhoda Mears b. c 1765, d. b 28 Feb 1820
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1787Robert was born circa 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*2 February 1796Robert was named in his grandfather's will on 2 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Robert Wheelton in the will of Jonathan Mears. He also named a granddaughter Joice Wheelton..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).

Joice Whealton1

F, b. circa 1790
FatherJames Whealton b. c 1760, d. Apr 1809
MotherRhoda Mears b. c 1765, d. b 28 Feb 1820
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1790Joice was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*2 February 1796Joice was named in her grandfather's will on 2 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Joice Wheelton in the will of Jonathan Mears. He also named a grandson Robert Wheelton..1 
Heir - named as*28 February 1820Joice was named as an heir on 28 February 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. A lagacy was left to Joice Whealton in the estate settlement of James Whealton..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 600 (settlement of James Whealton).

Elizabeth Mears1

F, b. circa 1755
FatherRichard (of Wm) Mears b. c 1714, d. Oct 1772
MotherTabitha Darby b. c 1715, d. Apr 1773
Last Edited14 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1755Elizabeth was born circa 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 April 1772Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 22 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth Mears in the will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha..1 
Anecdote*5 March 1805 On 5 Mar 1805 in Acc Co the audit of the estate of John Mears of William showed a payment was made to Elizabeth Mears & a note was given to Daniel Mears.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 267 (will of Richard Mears, wife Tabitha).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (settlement of John Mears of William).

Rachel Mears1

F, b. circa 1760
FatherJonathan Mears (Guilford) b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1760Rachel was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Uncle's*6 May 1766Rachel was named in her uncle's will on 6 May 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Rachel Meers, daughter of Jonathan Meers, in the will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan).

Betsy (-----)

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited13 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1750Betsy was born circa 1750. 
Marriage*circa 1795She married William (of Jno) Mears, son of John (of Wm) Mears and Mary Fosque, circa 1795.1 
Married Namecirca 1795 As of circa 1795,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*22 November 1799Betsy was named in her husband's will on 22 November 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Betsy Mears in the will of William Mears, of John..1 

Family

William (of Jno) Mears b. c 1765, d. Jan 1800

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 463 (will of William Mears, son of John).

Thomas Fosque Mears1

M, b. circa 1790
FatherWilliam (of Jno) Mears b. c 1765, d. Jan 1800
MotherSarah Arlington b. c 1750
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1790Thomas was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 November 1799Thomas was named in his father's will on 22 November 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Fosque Mears in the will of William Mears, of John..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 463 (will of William Mears, son of John).

William (of Jno) Mears1

M, b. circa 1765, d. January 1800
FatherJohn (of Wm) Mears b. c 1726, d. Jun 1788
MotherMary Fosque b. c 1729
Last Edited18 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1765William was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriagecirca 1779He married Sarah Arlington, daughter of John Arlington II and Tabitha (-----), circa 1779.2 
Will - Father's*9 December 1784William was named in his father's will on 9 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Anecdote*January 1785 William Mears of John lived southwest of the ridge section of the county on land at the head of Occahannock Creek which had been inherited from his father. He was one of the carried in Accomack County records as Overseers of the Poor, where he was listed as "William Mears, Gentlemen.3 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Betsy (-----) circa 1795.4 
Will - Sister's*14 October 1799William was named in his sister's will on 14 October 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother William Mears in the will of Letisha Mears. She also named a brother Richard Mears..5 
Will*22 November 1799He made a will on 22 November 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Mears, of John. To wife Betsy Mears. To son Thomas/John Fosque Mears all my lands & my mill & water grist mill, Mare called "the flower of Dust". To daughter Catherine Mears 200 weight of pork, one chest, one spinning wheel, one cow and calf. Ann Arlington Mears & Catherine Mears residual legatees. Wife & brother Richard Mears Exrs. Witt: Nathaniel Fosque, Ezekiel Ashby, Richard Rodgers. (NOTE: Lucy Ames Edwards explains that son Thomas Fosque Mears was actually John Fosque Mears.)4,3 
Death*January 1800William died in January 1800.4 
Probate*27 January 1800William's will was probated on 27 January 1800 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family 1

Sarah Arlington b. c 1750
Marriagecirca 1779He married Sarah Arlington, daughter of John Arlington II and Tabitha (-----), circa 1779.2 
Children 1.Ann Arlington 'Nancy' Mears+ b. c 1780
 2.Catharine A(rlington) Mears+ b. c 1785, d. Sep 1853
 3.John Fosque Mears b. 11 Jun 1787, d. 20 Sep 1836
 4.Thomas Fosque Mears b. c 1790

Family 2

Betsy (-----) b. c 1750
Marriage*circa 1795He married Betsy (-----) circa 1795.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 378 (will of John Mears, son of William).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 211.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 463 (will of William Mears, son of John).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 370 (will of Letisha Mears).