George KEAR

Male7 June 1812–25 June 1894

Brief Life History of George

When George KEAR was born on 7 June 1812, in Bream, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Kear, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Stephens, was 23. He married Maria Emma DARBY on 30 December 1837, in Newland, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Borden Shaft, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 25 June 1894, in Frostburg, Allegany, Maryland, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Frostburg, Allegany, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

George KEAR
Maria Emma DARBY
Marriage: 30 December 1837
Hannah Kear
Phillip Kear
George William Kear
Susan Kear
about 1852–
Charlotte Kear
Louisa Kear
Isaac Kear

Sources (18)

  • Geo Kear, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Kear, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Kear, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1837Newland, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 15

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 24

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English keyer, kayer ‘key-maker, locksmith’ (Old English cǣgere, a derivative of cǣg ‘key’).

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

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