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Saturday, April 05, 2008

1857 :: Death of James Fears


On this date in our family history . . . the 5th day of April . . . in the year 1857 . . . James Fears dies in Morgan County, Georgia . . . this James is the father of America James Davis nee Fears (1810-1857) . . . who is the mother of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




A History of Texas and Texans
By Francis White Johnson, Ernest William Winkler
:

man on information James Fears the grandfather of Dr Fears was born in Virginia and was one of four brothers who left the Old Dominion for other localities One of these went to the state of Missouri and three to Georgia and the grandfather settled in Morgan county near Madison in the latter state Although his trade was that of a millwright he was engaged in farming during the greater part of his life and was so engaged at the time of his death in 1857 at the age of about eighty two years His forefathers were of the Irish blood and early became residents of Colonial Virginia James Fears was married first in Georgia and to this union there were born children as follows Oliver Porter Mary who married Mr Mathis and died in Morgan county Georgia Marg


James Fears, the grandfather of Dr. Fears, was born in Virginia and was one of four brothers who left the Old Dominion for other localities. One of these went to the state of Missouri and three to Georgia, and the grandfather settled in Morgan county, near Madison, in the latter state. Although his trade was that of a millwright, he was engaged in farming during the greater part of his life, and was so engaged at the time of his death in 1857, at the age of about eighty-two years. His forefathers were of the Irish blood and early became residents of Colonial Virginia. James Fears was married first in Georgia, and to this union there were born children as follows: Oliver Porter; Mary, who married Mr. Mathis [sic -- Matthews] and died in Morgan county, Georgia; Margaret [sic -- America], who married Mr. (Milton Grant) Davis and died in Georgia; and John, who died on his father's old farm. Mr. Fears was a second time married but they had no children.




3 comments:

Family Scribe said...

On this date in our family history . . . the 28th day of April . . . in the year 1772 . . . James Fears is born in Virginia . . . James Fears, the grandfather of Dr. (John B.) Fears, was born in Virginia & was one of four brothers who left the Old Dominion for other localities. One of these went to the state of Missouri & three to Georgia, & the grandfather (our James) settled in Morgan county, near Madison, in the latter state. Although his trade was that of a millwright, he was engaged in farming during the greater part of his life, & was so engaged at the time of his death in 1857, at the age of about eighty-two years. His forefathers were of the Irish blood & early became residents of Colonial Virginia. James Fears was married first in Georgia, & to this union there were born (at least 8) children (including) as follows: Oliver Porter; Mary, who married Mr. Mathis (Matthews) & died (1875) in Morgan county, Georgia; Margaret (actually our America), who married Mr. (Milton) Davis & died in Georgia (in 1857); & John, who died (1888) on his father's old farm. Mr. Fears was a second time married but they had no children. . . . (this is the full text from the above image) . . .

Joan said...

James Fears dies in 1857, and his daughter America James Davis dies in 1857.

Were their deaths related, or just in the same year? Just curious about these sorts of things.

Vickie Everhart said...

Good question, Joan . . . but unfortunately, at this time, I have absolutely no information on the causes of death for America or for her father, James . . . my 2nd great-grandma, Josephine, was the baby of this family . . . she was 14 when her mother died at the age of 46 . . .

The surviving spouse and all five of their children are enumerated in Brazoria County, Texas on the 1860 census . . . remaining in Georgia was our Josephine's widowed paternal grandma, Nancy S. Tate Davis nee Anthony . . . who in 1860 is enumerated in Morgan County (directly in the path of Sherman's march to the sea) . . . and is shown on the 1860 slave schedules with at least 20 slaves under her name . . . and who survived the years of the war between the states, dying in 1871 . . .

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