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Sylvester Bearss, abt. 1837 to 1920+, Canada, NY, WI, NE
Posted by: Lynn Girardeau (ID *****8944) Date: August 01, 2004 at 12:15:33
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I'm trying to surprise an elderly friend for her birthday with some history on her Bearss ancestors (she and her decendents know almost nothing, so it will be a surprise). So far I have tracked them descending from a Sylvester Bearss. He's clearly connected to the Bearss/Bearse families of New York through his parents, whoever they might be:

born: about 1838, Canada
died: after 1920 (in California 1920 census)
parents (unknown): both born in New York (various censuses)
married: abt. 1862
wife: Sarah A. (b. abt. 1839), born New York (also her parents)

children:
Charles, b. abt 1863, Wisconsin
William, b. abt. 1865, Wisconsin
Della/Adella, b. abt 1868, WI; m. David F. Smith, 1887 NE
Ernst H., b. abt 1871, WI
John H., b. abt. 1874, WI
Guy E., b. abt. 1876, WI (my friend's ancestor)
Amos E., b. abt. 1882, Nebraska

Civil War Service Records: 25 and 12 Wisconsin Infantry

Residences:
abt. 1838, Canada
1864, Durand, Wisconsin
1870, Durand, Wisconsin
1883, Blue Mills on the Wood River north of Kearney, NB
1885, Ruerdale, Buffalo, Nebraska
1890, Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
1920, Long Beach, California

Any help in connecting Sylvester to the rest of the clan, would be thoroughly appreceated!

My thanks in advance for any help,
Lynn Girardeau
Seattle



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