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Posted by: Richard Jones (ID *****8662) Date: March 05, 2006 at 19:27:25
In Reply to: GORDIE FEARS HELP!!! by Judith Shamp of 683

Ms. Shamp - I've listed the family of my ancestor, Edmund Fears of Burke County, North Carolina. Maybe it will help you sort out the "Edmunds".

EDMUND FEARS ba. 1740 Amelia County, Va.
d. after 1794       Burke Co., N.C.
        ma. 1760 Amelia County, Va.
+       SILENCE ??       b. ??                     ??
                     d. after 1782       Burke Co., N.C.

EDMUND was the first born son of JAMES FEARS and KESIAH ?? of Prince Edward Co., Va. (my opinion)

1. WILLIAM FEARS (Rev. Soldier) **       ba. 1759              Prince Edward Co., Va.
       da. 1800       Richmond Co., Ga.              .                     
2. ABSALOM FEARS        **              ba. 1762              Prince Edward Co., Va.
       d. 13 Sep. 1791       Richmond Co., Ga.

3. EDMUND FEARS **        ba. 1764              Prince Edward Co., Va.
       d. 3 Mar. 1806       Richmond Co., Ga.

4. NANCY FEARS (F) **              ba. 1765              Prince Edward Co., Va.
       da. 1850              Harris County, Ga.

5. JONATHAN FEARS        *              ba. 1766              Va. or NC.                                          d. ??                     ??

6. unknown female FEARS (F) **       ba. 1767              Va. or NC.
       da. 1790              Georgia

7. unknown female FEARS (F) **       ba. 1769               Burke Co., NC
       d. before 1814              Georgia

8. unknown female FEARS (F) **       ba. 1772              Burke Co., NC                                          d. ??                     Georgia

9. JAMES FEARS       *        ba. 1774              Burke Co., NC
       d. ??                     Burke Co., NC

10. JOSEPH FEARS                     ba. 1776              Burke Co., NC
       d. ??                     Burke Co., NC
Since there are no records on Joseph he could have died at an early age.

EDMUND and his family probably migrated to Burke County, North Carolina shortly before or after the 19th of Jan 1767. It appears that he & NATHAN BRANCH had a judgement against them by Thomas Haskins. Then JAMES FEARS also filed a judgement on the same day. It appears a condemnation had already been processed and a Peter Legrand was holding the money. It's possible that he vacated his property and let it be used as an asset against his debts.
This brings forward a question; who is NATHAN BRANCH ?
Maybe EDMUNDíS father-in-law. ??
A NATHAN BRANCH is listed in the 1790 Massachusetts census and there was a
SAMUEL BRANCH (1-2-4) in the 1790 Burke County census.

The children that migrated to Richmond County, Georgia were: WILLIAM, ABSALOM,
EDMUND, NANCY and three other females that married a BENJAMIN WATSON, a

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