John Shearer

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

The Life 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 Ann Green on 27 April 1815, in Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 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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John Shearer
Mary Ann Green
Marriage: 27 April 1815
Louisa Shearer
Elizabeth Green Shearer
Julia Green Shrearer
Mary Shearer
Susannah Shearer
Robert Shearer
John H. Shearer
William Green Shearer
Sarah Green Shearer
Mary Shearer

Spouse and Children

27 April 1815
Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States


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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."

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 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 (2)

  • John Shearer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Shearer in entry for Hannah Brown, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930"

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