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Gear Cemetery, Barrington
Posted by: Patrick Poole (ID *****0749) Date: May 22, 2007 at 22:15:51
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I am hoping to find some information on the private Gear Cemetery located in Barrington that was transcribed back in 1971 by Wilma Regan. A record of that previous transcription is below and its location. I am directly related to everyone in the cemetery through a son that moved to Ohio in the 1840s, Nathaniel Gear (a famous inventor and patent holder). Any help or direction anyone might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated, particularly if someone has "adopted" the cemetery, or if it has been transcribed more recently. Hearing from any long-lost cousins would be an especial treat.

http://www.nhfamilies.com/aqwn188.htm#17750

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS:

Gear Cemetery, Barrington NH - This private cemetery is located off McDaniel Shore Road behind Swain's lake. McDaniel Shore Road connects with Rt 4. The cemetery is located at an entrance to the woods just before you reach the home of Irene Teaque Realtor. There is a large monument in the center of the lot that may be 15-20 ft tall. Midway up the monument is the date "1880."
Inscriptions on the monument:
(front side)
Samuel Gear d 26 May 1887 ae 87y
"Here have I toiled for many a year
And gathered the means for a monument here.
Accept this, dear friends, in memory of me,
On the shores of these beautiful waters you see."
(A separate headstone for Samuel sits exactly in front of the large
monument. Monument was made by S. H. Foye, Dover NH).
(right side)
Joseph Gear d 24 May 1871 ae 74y 1m 22d
Abigail w/o Joseph Gear d 6 May 1878 ae 78y 10m 20d
David Gear d 17 Jun 1877 ae 42y 11m 17d
(rear)
Benjamin Gear
Elizabeth w/o Benjamin Gear (no dates)
(left side)
John Gear d 27 Feb 1835 ae 76y 4m 8d
Sally w/o John Gear d 2 Jan 1804 ae 30y 5m 16d
Patience w/o John Gear d 24 Aug 1856 ae 86y
Betsey sister of John Gear (no dates)
David & Eunice, children of John and Patience Gear
(separate stone)
Eunice Huckins (no dates)
(separate stone)
Caroline, dau/o Benjamin & Debra Gear
(separate, double stone at rear of large monument)
Elizabeth & Benjamin Gear (no dates)
"In memory of the first settlers;
But the image we do not know,
But we trust their God did keep it,
And took them home to rest with Him."
(separate stone at rear of large monument)
[Abigail, broken off but we know it is hers]
wife of Joseph Gear, d 6 May 1878 ae 78y 10m 20d
"Take ye hard watch and pray,
for ye know not when the time is. Mark XIII:33"
(separate stone)
Joseph Gear d 24 May 1871 ae 74y 1m 22d
"How blessed is it that bright home to gain,
And dwell with the holy Angels above'
Where pain nor sorrow cannot reach the breast,
And the wearied soul is forever at rest."
(separate stone)
Betsey Gear (nothing further)
(separate stone)
Sally wife of John Gear d 2 Jan 1804 ae 30y 5m 16d
"How blessed, how blessed that home to gain,
And slumber in that soothing sleep,
From which we never rise to pain,
Or ever wake to weep."
(separate stone)
Patience widow of John Gear d 24 Aug 1856 ae 86y
(has a verse which is now illegible)
(separate stone)
John Gear d 27 Feb 1835 ae 76y 4m 8y
"How sweet to sleep where all is peace,
Where sorrow cannot reach the breast,
Where all life's throbbings cease,
And pain is lulled to rest."
[incsriptions read by Wilma T. Regan, a descendant of John Gear, Sep 1971].

Sources:
Other : NH Soc Geneal Newsletter 12:1:16


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