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Sears/Earp - 1860 census
Posted by: Patricia Achramowicz (ID *****4076) Date: February 27, 2005 at 16:55:34
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Am interested in the Sears & Earp families of Upshur Co TX. In particular in 1860 census of William Sears and wife Viana, with 4 children: Sarah 7, James 5, Mary 4, John 1. William born c.1828 TN, Viana c.1837 AL. In the hh above them is the family of Alexander Earp.

Do not see William Sears in the 1870 census and believe he died sometime after the 1860 census. If Alexander family researchers are correct, Viana remarried, but erred in the supposition that her maiden name was Sears and her married name was Earp. Believe she was an Earp who married Sears and thereafter married Henry Johnson Alexander for whom she bore several children, the first being James Cullen Alexander (1867); Cullen seems to be a name that runs through the Earp family. Viana died sometime before 1877 when Henry remarried. Do not know if Viana died in Upshur or in Van Zandt where Henry remarried.

As to William Sears and his children: do not know when William and Viana married. If all of the children's are Viana's then one might suppose they married c.1852. If they are William's by a previous marriage would like to know the wife. What happened to the children following his death? They aren't accounted for in the Alexander research.

Interested to hear from Sears/Earps researchers and any comments.

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