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Capt. David BEARS

Male 1796 - 1873  (76 years)


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  • Name David BEARS  [1
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 18 Oct 1796  Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 27 Nov 1796  Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1873  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 30 Sep 1873  Murray Harbour Cemetery, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Buried Murray Harbour South Cemetery with wife, Dorcas; plot # F 231.
    Notes 
    • "Their ancestors on the paternal side were of old Plymouth stock from England, while on the maternal side they were presumably German". (Biographies)

      He appears in Ships & Seafarers of Atlantic Canada as shareholder in vessel Collison with his sons James Whitman BEARS, Isaac Alfred BEARS and son-in-law John William HORTON. Vessel built 1852 at Canso, 59 feet, 42 tons gross, registration closed when sold at Halifax in 1853. (Stobbs) [1, 3]
    Person ID I1351  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2011 

    Father David BEARS,   b. 1768, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1819, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Thankful CAHOON,   b. Abt 1770, Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1790  [1
    Family ID F397  Group Sheet

    Family Dorcas WHITMAN,   b. 5 May 1800, Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1889, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1819  Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address 1852  Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In 1852 David BEARS moved to P.E.I.; the family followed in September of the next year.
    Children 
     1. James Whitman BEARS,   b. 20 Nov 1819, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah A. BEARS,   b. 22 Apr 1821, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Dorcas Letitia BEARS,   b. 20 Oct 1822, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rev. Abraham Whitman BEARS,   b. 1824,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mercy Caroline BEARS,   b. 27 Nov 1825, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1918, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Isaac Alfred BEARS,   b. 30 Oct 1827, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1901, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. David Albert BEARS,   b. 6 Apr 1830, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Rebecca Elizabeth BEARS,   b. 4 Dec 1831, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1909  (Age 77 years)
     9. Hannah Eliza BEARS,   b. 24 Jul 1833, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1905, Murray River, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. John Francis BEARS,   b. 10 Nov 1835, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Henrietta Jean BEARS,   b. 5 Sep 1838, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1907  (Age 68 years)
     12. Henry Alline BEARS,   b. 29 Dec 1841, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     13. George Whitfield BEARS,   b. 1 Feb 1844, Murray River, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F400  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    BEARS
    BEARS

    In memory of
    CAPT. DAVID BEARS
    Sept. 30,1873
    Age 77
    A native of Nova Scotia
    emigrated to this Island in 1852
    Also his wife
    DORCAS WHITMAN
    Died Apr 18,1889
    Age 89



  • Sources 
    1. [S61] BROOKS Family History, Doug Stobbs, (2002).

    2. [S173] Cemetery Transcripts, Murray Harbour South, Cardigan Group, Young Canada Works Project, (P.E.I.G.S., 1979).

    3. [S227] Book: Past and Present of Prince Edward Island : Embracing a concise review of its early settlement, development, and present conditions., Donald Alexander MacKinnon; Alexander Bannerman Warburton., (Published 1906? original text scanned online at http://www.ourroots.ca/e/).


  

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