George KEAR

7 June 1812–25 June 1894 (Age 82)
Bream, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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 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
1812–1894
Maria Emma DARBY
1818–1892
Marriage: 30 December 1837
Hannah Kear
1838–1920
Phillip Kear
1845–1845
George William Kear
1850–1940
Susan Kear
1852–
Charlotte Kear
1843–1906
Louisa Kear
1854–
Isaac Kear
1858–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 December 1837
Newland, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Male1812–1894Male

    Anne Kear

    Female1815–1887Female

World Events (8)

1815

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: occupational name for a locksmith, Middle English keyere, kayer, Old English cæ¯gere, from cæ¯g ‘key’ ( see Care ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Geo Kear, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Kear, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Kear, "Find A Grave Index"

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