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|Born||Abt 1773||Rowan Co., NC [3, 4, 5]|
|Land||27 May 1812||Bourbon County, Kentucky|
|Jacob Sears bought land on Somerset Creek next to Benjamin Boardman and George Huffstutter|
|Estate Settlement||1814||Bourbon County, Kentucky|
|Estate Sale: May 14, 1814: Sale of Goods from the Estate of Thomas Sledd deceased. Buyers were Jacob Sears The amount of Sale was $213.57. Rozel Thomas Administrator.|
|Tax List||1819||Harrison Co., IN|
|Jacob Sears 320 acres|
|Land Entry||1830||Vermillion County, Indiana.|
|Crawfordsville Land Entries|
Receipt # 12472 Jacob Sears of Vermillion County, IN, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec 5 T16N R9W containing 80 acres 23 October 1830.
Receipt # 12511 Jacob Sears of Vermillion County, IN, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec 5 T16N R9W containing 80 acres 26 October 1830.
Dated 14 July 1832 Book # pgs 358-359 Vermillion County, Indiana
Jacob and Mary Sears of Vermillion County sold 80 acres of land in the E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec 34 T17N R9W, to Moses Kelly of Vermillion County for $100. This land had been sold to Jacob Sears at the Crawfordsville Land office 9 November 1831.
Dated 8 August 1833 Book 3 pg 198 Vermillion County, Indiana
Jacob and Mary Sears of Vermillion County, sold 40 acres of land in the W 1/2 E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec 5 T16N R9W, to Joshua Martin of Vermillion County, for $50.
Dated 3 May 1833 Book 3 pg 239 Vermillion County, Indiana
Robert Patterson of Vermillion County, sold Lot #20 in the Town of Newport to Jacob Sears of Vermillion County for $125.
|Land Patent||1830||Vermillion Co., IN|
|"Newport and Vermillion Township The first 100 years 1824-1924 Harold L. O'Donnell page 253|
This family was one of the first land owners in Vermillion Township, Jacob entering land in Sections 5 and 34 in 1830.
The older son Daniel spent his life here as a farmer. Daniel's son George after serving through the Civil War moved to Missouri.
|Deed||2 Oct 1830||Harrison Co., IN|
|Deed Book G pg 21 |
Jacob and Mary Sears of Harrison County sold to John Siselous of Floyd County, for $500, the SE 1/4 Section 11 T2S R4E that was granted by patent by President James Monroe, 27 June 1817.
[There are two entries in the Jeffersonville Land Entries book for the above property.
1. Receipt #5150 Jacob Sears of Bourbon Co. Ky 1 Aug 1817
2. Receipt #12341 Jacob Sears of Bourbon Co. KY 5 May 1817.]
|Will||25 Nov 1858||Vermillion County, Indiana.|
|Will of Jacob Sears,Vermillion Co., IN Will Book 2 page 43-44, |
In the name of God amen. I Jacob Sears of the County of Vermillion in the State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this pale and transitory life, do therefore make ordain, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged including my funeral expenses the residue of my estate I give, bequeath, and dispose of as follows to wit; mostly consisting of notes some of which run near four years, that after said notes are collected and my property sold and converted into cash by my executor hereinafter named which I authorize him to do, and my debts as aforesaid paid and discharged as aforesaid I dispose the remainder as follows to wit, First, I give and bequeath to my children share & share alike, and should any of my children be dead at the time my said executor makes distributions of the money arsing from my estate then my said deceased child or children share shall be paid over by my executor to the child or children when they arrive of lawful age. And lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my said son Daniel Sears executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 25th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight. Witnessed by William Egelston and Alexander B. Florer.
Daniel Sears, the executor of this will made distributions to the following individuals: Joseph Bush, Franey Bush, Elizabeth Shoults, Julia Merriman, Mary Martin, Ruth Davis and Harriet Terpening.
|Died||18 Apr 1859||Vermillion County, Indiana [4, 5]|
|Person ID||I188||Hofstetter of Mettmenstetten|
|Last Modified||17 May 2013|
|Father||Johannes ZAHER, b. Abt 1710, Switzerland , d. Abt 1807-1809, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky (Age ~ 99 years)|
|Mother||Barbara MILLER, b. Abt 1735, d. Bef 1790, North Carolina (Age ~ 55 years)|
|Married||Abt 1759 |
|Family ID||F60||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Family||Mary HUFFSTUTTER, b. 11 Dec 1775, Bedford Co., PA , d. 2 Oct 1855, Vermillion County, Indiana (Age 79 years)|
|Married||16 Dec 1802||Bourbon Co., Kentucky |
|Last Modified||17 May 2013|
|Family ID||F84||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Photos||Kentucky, Nicholas County, East Union Christian Church: about 1970|
This church building was familiar to the Huffstutter, Hon, Sears,Kern and Wilson families who lived nearby. Built about 1819, the building replaced an earlier one built of logs that was associated with the Church of the Brethren where services were sometimes delivered in the German language.
About 1820 under the leadership of Adam Hostetler and…
|Documents||Kentucky, Bourbon County, Marriage Bond: Jacob Sears to Mary Hufstutter|
Consent of George Huffstuter
|Kentucky, Bourbon County, Signature|
Jacob Sears, husband of Ruth Huffstutter
|Indiana, Harrison County: Land Patent, 26 Jun 1817, Jacob Sears, signed by James Monroe|
One Quarter Section located in the south east quarter of section Eleven in Township two south of the base line of range Four East of the second principal meridian. (Jacob Sears husband of Mary Huffstutter)
|Kentucky, Bourbon County, Tax List 1797--three brothers John, Samuel, and Jacob Sears|
Jacob Seers 1 tax 1 horse John Seers 1 tax 3 horses and Samuel Seers 1 tax 3 horses. John Sears was the father of Catherine Sears married George Huffstutter (I205) and Barbara Sears married George Huffstutter (I6). Jacob Sears was the husband of Mary Huffstutter.
|Kentucky, Bourbon County, Deed Book L pages 134, 135 and 136-137 [two deeds on consecutive pages]|
Jacob Sears and his wife Mary Huffstutter sale of their land April 1815 prior to moving to Indiana. Witness first deed Abraham Kern and witness of second deed John Huffstutter.
|Headstones||Indiana, Vermillion County, Tombstone|
Carmack Cemetery, (Newport, IN) Jacob Sears, "In his 85th year"-- husband of Mary Huffstutter.
|Histories||Histories: Descendants of Mary Huffstutter |
By Robert A.(Bob) Bush
|Histories: Sears Family, Early History with corrections of past mistakes|
by Pamela Stage