Willard Sears

Male1714–19 August 1765

Brief Life History of Willard

When Willard Sears was born in 1714, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Sears, was 37 and his mother, Priscilla Freeman, was 28. He married Susannah Howes on 17 November 1745, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 19 August 1765, in West Brewster, Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 51, and was buried in East Dennis, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Sears
Susannah Howes
Marriage: 17 November 1745
Edward Sears
Willard Sears
Mary Sears
Willard Sears
Reuben Sears Sr.
Ebenezer Sears

Sources (16)

  • Willard Sears in entry for Eben Sears, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Willard Sears, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Willard Sears, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1745Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair ‘son of Saoghar’, a borrowing in Anglo-Norman Ireland of the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Saher, Seier (Old French Seheri), from ancient Germanic Sigeheri, Sighari, composed of the elements sig‘victory’ + hari, heri ‘army’. See Sayer 5.

    English: variant of Sayers .

    Americanized form of French (or French Canadian) Cyr and French Saint-Cyr (see St. Cyr ), with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.

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

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