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