John Shearer

8 August 1792–2 January 1858 (Age 65)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Shearer was born on 8 August 1792, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Findlay Shearer, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Kendall, was 24. He married Mary Green on 27 April 1815, in Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Watauga Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 2 January 1858, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Perkinsville, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Shearer
1792–1858
Mary Green
1797–1868
Marriage: 27 April 1815
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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1815Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1799 · Gold Nuggets Found
    Age 7
    "In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
    1812
    Age 20
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Sherer
    Sheerer
    Sherman
    Sharer
    Sherrow

    Sources (9)

    • John Shearer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Shearer in entry for Hannah Brown, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930"
    • North Carolina, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890

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