Shearer

about 1820–from 1820 to 1830
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Shearer

When Shearer was born about 1820, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Shearer, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Green, was 23. He died from 1820 to 1830, at the age of 10.

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Family Time Line

John Shearer
1792–1858
Mary Ann Green
1797–1868
Louisa Shearer
1817–1896
Shearer
1820–1830
Elizabeth Green Shearer
1829–1889
Julia Green Shrearer
1831–1870
Mary Shearer
1838–1839
Susannah Shearer
1818–1896
Robert Shearer
1823–1895
John H. Shearer
1828–1908
William Green Shearer
1830–1887
Sarah Green Shearer
1833–1902
Mary Shearer
1843–1844

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 0

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 10

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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