When Louisa Eliza Shearer was born on 7 May 1817, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Shearer, was 24 and her mother, Mary Green, was 19. She married Thomas C. Cottrell on 20 November 1834, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Blue Ridge Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 31 January 1896, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Watauga, North Carolina, United States.
Scottish and English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops, a sheep shearer, or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’, an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman .
Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer , cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer .
Americanized form of German Scheurer .