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  Genealogy Notes on the MEARS Family
of Hector, Schuyler co., NY
[formerly of Massachusetts]
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Contributed by Olivia Culver of Ithaca, NY.
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First Generation
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1. Thomas MEARS. [1] Thomas died in 1780 in Worcester Co., MA.

His estate was administered 4 Sep 1780.
Ref: MA VR Leominster & Lancaster 1:100; Probate MA, Worcester County, Film #856282

On 19 Sep 1764 Thomas married Mary STEWART [2], daughter of Richard STEWART & Judith POORE. [1] Born on 30 Nov 1740?

They had one child:
2 i. John (1769-1845)
 

Second Generation
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2. John MEARS. Born in Feb 1769 in MA. [3] John died in T. of Hector, Tompkins County, NY on 11 May 1845; he was 76. [3] Buried in McIntyre Cemetery, T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY.

Ref: Four County History p 620; MA VR Lancaster 1:100; Census: 1800 NY Oneida; 1820 NY Tompkins, Hector; NY Census 1835 Tompkins, Hector.

John married Elizabeth McINTYRE, daughter of William McINTYRE & Roseanna CAMPBELL. Born on 26 Dec 1778 in MA. [4] Elizabeth died in T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY ca 1859; she was 80.

They had the following children:
3 i. Mary 撤olly (1806-1867)
4 ii. Samuel (1797-1828)
 

Third Generation
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3. Mary 撤olly MEARS. Born on 5 Oct 1806 in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY. [3] Mary 撤olly died in McIntyre Settlement, T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY on 23 Feb 1867; she was 60. [3] Buried in McIntyre Cemetery, T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY.

Ref: McIntyre Cemetery inscriptions; Four County History p 620; Census:1850 NY Tompkins, Hector; NY Census 1835 Tompkins, Hector; 1855 Schuyler, Hector; Valerie Dyer Giorgi, Colver-Culver Family Genealogy.
Land warrent dated 16 Apr 1860 (framed document) in possession of Norman E. Culver.

abt 1824 when Mary 撤olly was 17, she married Cephas CULVER, son of Asa CULVER & Lorana SEWARD. Born on 24 Jul 1801 in Chester, MA. Cephas died in McIntyre Settlement, T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY on 23 Jul 1839; he was 37.

They had the following children:
5 i. Cyrus (1825-1844)
6 ii. Mary Elizabeth (1828-1898)
7 iii. Chancy (1830-1883)
8 iv. Cinderella (1834-1918)
9 v. Cecilia (1838-1918)

4. Samuel MEARS. [2] Born on 16 Oct 1797 in MA. [3] Samuel died in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY on 21 Sep 1828; he was 30. [3] Buried in MacIntyre Cemetery, T. of Hector.

Samuel married Anna [3].

They had the following children:
10 i. Mary M. (1824-1837)
11 ii. Betsy (1818-1837)
 

Fourth Generation
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5. Cyrus CULVER. [3] Born on 6 Nov 1825 in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY. [3] Cyrus died in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY on 15 Mar 1844; he was 18. [3]

6. Mary Elizabeth CULVER. Born on 6 Feb 1828 in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY. [5] Mary Elizabeth died in Mecklenburg, T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY on 23 Aug 1898; she was 70. [5]

Mary Elizabeth married Merritt Coleman BURD [6]. Born on 6 Feb 1828. Merritt Coleman died in T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY on 22 Sep 1882; he was 54.

7. Chancy CULVER. Born on 6 Feb 1830 in McIntyre Settlement, T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY. [3] Chancy died in McIntyre Settlement, T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY on 5 May 1883; he was 53. [3]

In about 1867-68 Chancy, 2 sisters, and a brother-in-law joined the Mecklenburg Methodist Church.
Obituary

abt 1857 when Chancy was 26, he first married Mary Antoinette LAMBERT [7], daughter of Levi LAMBERT & Eleanor Elizabeth HOPKINS. Born on 16 Jan 1833 in Tompkins Co., NY. [3] Mary Antoinette died in McIntyre Settlement, T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY on 7 Jun 1866; she was 33. [3]

They had the following children:
i. Cyrus Emmett (1858-1877)
ii. Frank Eugene (1860-1902)
iii. Willman Alton (1862-1940)

aft 1866 when Chancy was 35, he second married Harriet Elizabeth LAMBERT, daughter of Levi LAMBERT & Eleanor Elizabeth HOPKINS. Born in 1837. Harriet Elizabeth died in Willard, NY in 1915; she was 78.

They had one child:
i. Edith E. (1873-1957)

8. Cinderella CULVER. [6] Born on 13 Feb 1834 in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY. [3] Cinderella died in T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY on 9 May 1918; she was 84. [5]

Cinderella married Robert MORRIS [6]. Born on 14 May 1830. [3] Robert died in T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY on 30 Sep 1884; he was 54. [3]

9. Cecilia CULVER. [6] Born on 17 Jun 1838 in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY. Cecilia died in T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY on 8 Feb 1918; she was 79. [8] Buried in Mecklenburg, NY.

Cecilia married John MORGAN [6], son of Alexander MORGAN & Margaret McCOY. John died in T. of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY.

10. Mary M. MEARS. [3] Born in 1824. [3] Mary M. died in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY on 5 Jun 1837; she was 13. [3]

11. Betsy MEARS. [3] Born on 26 Dec 1818. Betsy died in T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY on 19 Nov 1837; she was 18.
 

SOURCES

1. Margaret Tuttle Sanchez, Documented American Lineage of Viola Culver Tuttle, 1896-1991,
          (Provo, UT, 1988). p. 14.
2. Ibid.
3. McIntyre Cemetery inscriptions
4. Margaret Tuttle Sanchez, Documented American Lineage of Viola Culver Tuttle, 1896-1991,
          (Provo, UT, 1988). p. 13.
5. Birth, Marriage & Death Register, Town of Hector, Schuyler Co., NY
6. Louis Dickens, Descendants of Asa Culver.
7. 1855 NYS Census, T. of Hector, Tompkins Co., NY
8. Death Register 1914-1919, Town of Hector p. 105.
 

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