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Barnabas Sears (1743 - aft. 1792)

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Barnabas Sears
Born in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusettsmap
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Died after in Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USAmap
Profile last modified 11 Oct 2019 | Created 1 Jan 2019
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Barnabas Sears is a Military Veteran.
Served in the Massachusetts Militia 1778-1778
He was sergeant of the Minute Men, marched in Capt. Simon Hazeltine's Co. on Lexington alarm, 19 Apr 1775, and was allowed for 150 miles travel, and 16 days service £1.19.11. He returned and assisted Capt Samuel Billings in organizing a company for the regular service, of which he was com. Lt, 23 May 1775, and was captain of a company in the camp at Dorchester Heights, 15 Feb 1776. He was elected Major of Col Holman's Regt., 26 Jun 1776, and served as Lt Col in the three months service, 12 Aug to 15 Nov 1781, 3 mos., 10 days' service, and 140 miles travel.

Biography

Barnabas was the son of Roland & Mary (Freeman) Sears

He married Rachel Bullard, daughter of John & Rachel (Pond) Bullard, on 1 Nov 1764 at Hardwick, Worcester, MA Bay - parents of John, Hannah, Joseph, Moses, Barnabas, Freeman, Mary, a second Barnabas & Roland (last child born in 1792)

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The farm was sold in 1777 to Rev Samuel Dennis, and he removed to the adjoining town of Greenwich, his wife being dismissed to the church there 13 Sep 1779.
He taught school in 1772, - was on "Committee of Correspondence" in 1777, and a member of Constitutional Conventin, 1779-80.
His military service during the Revolution was abundant and conspicuous. He was sergeant of the Minute Men, marched in Capt. Simon Hazeltine's Co. on Lexington alarm, 19 Apr 1775, and was allowed for 150 miles travel, and 16 days service £1.19.11.
He returned and assisted Capt Samuel Billings in organizing a company for the regular service, of which he was com. Lt, 23 May 1775, and was captain of a company in the camp at Dorchester Heights, 15 Feb 1776. He was elected Major of Col Holman's Regt., 26 Jun 1776, and served as Lt Col in the three months service, 12 Aug to 15 Nov 1781, 3 mos., 10 days' service, and 140 miles travel.
In the troublous times which followed the Revolution, like many other officers and privates, he was concerned in the unlawful effort of relief, styled "Shay's Rebellion."
His offense was pardoned by the government, and he subscribed the oath of allegiance in 1787.
  • History of Hardwick p. 493 He rem. to Greenwich, prob. before 13 Sep 1779,, when his w Rachel was dism. from the church in Hk. to the church in Gr.
  • Hardwick VR 1743 SEARS Barnabus, s. of Rowlon and Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1743. Barnabus and Rachel Bullord of Rutland, int. Sept.----, 1764.
  • Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780 Name Year of Birth Place of Birth Year of Death Place of Death Description Bibliography Sears, Barnabas 1743 Hardwick 1800 Greenwich Greenwich HR 1780M, 1779C; Com Corres 1777; capt. 1775, major 1776, lieut. colonel 1781; M Rachel Bullard (c1746-1811) in 1764, 10 ch; teacher, farmer. He was a minuteman at Lexington and an officer in Shays's Rebellion. Moved to Greenwich in 1777. No committees at the 1779 Convention. 1992 Sears g 558
  • Rutland marriages- Mrs. Rachel Bullard & Barnabas Sears of Hardwick - Nov. 1, 1764 also- Rachel Bullard & Barmabas Sears - May 17, 1774


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