Shearer

Brief Life History of Shearer

When Shearer was born about 1820, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Shearer, was 29 and his mother, Mary Green, was 24. He died from 1820 to 1830.

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Family Time Line

John Shearer
1792–1858
Mary Green
1797–1868
Louisa Eliza 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
Hannah Shearer
1838–1922
Mary Shearer
1843–1844

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    World Events (3)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    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

    "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

    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 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 .

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

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