William Green Shearer

28 June 1830–about 1887 (Age 56)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Green

When William Green Shearer was born on 28 June 1830, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Shearer, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Green, was 32. He lived in Watauga Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died about 1887, at the age of 57.

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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

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Sources (1)

  • William Shearer in household of John Shearer, "United States Census, 1850"

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