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James Shearer (1776 - 1871)

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James Shearer
Born in Bedford, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 16 Jan 1801 (to 5 Mar 1851) in Campbell County, Virginiamap
Husband of — married 28 Jul 1851 (to 30 Jul 1855) in Campbell County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 16 Nov 1855 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Campbell, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 10 Oct 2019 | Created 28 Nov 2010
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Burial memorial #19860331 in Old Concord Presbyterian Cemetery , Appomattox County, Virginia, USA


  • "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 March 2015), James Shearer and Elizabeth J. Davis, 28 Jul 1851; citing Campbell, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 31,050.
  • "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 March 2015), James Shearer, Appomattox county, part of, Appomattox, Virginia, United States; citing family 460, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 March 2015), James Shearer, [Blank], Appomattox, Virginia, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing p. 19, household ID 146, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,332.
  • Shearer, James William. 1915. The Shearer-Akers family, combined with "The Bryan line" through the seventh generation; arranged to be continuable indefinitely, both as a genealogy and a picture gallery in each of the three lines, by blank pages inserted in the last four generations and index on which new names and pictures may be inserted at their proper places. [Somerville, N.J.]: [Press of the Somerset messenger].
  • WikiTree profile Shearer-381 created through the import of FISCUS Family Tree.ged on Jun 6, 2011 by Liisa Small. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Liisa and others.
  • Source: S2253289526 Repository: #R2190409259 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an Note:
  • Repository: R2190409259 Name: Address: 360 West 4800 North, Provo, UT 84604 Note:
  • Source: S572556085 Repository: #R2190409259 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text:


This person was created through the import of Family.ged on 28 November 2010.

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On 31 Mar 2015 at 13:12 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

Shearer-381 and Shearer-210 appear to represent the same person because: Hello, these upcoming merge suggestions were from a batch of abandoned profiles that were kind of off but are being corrected. The information should match now.

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