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Cyrus L. SHEARS

Male 1834 - 1897  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Cyrus L. SHEARS 
    Born December 1834  Geneva,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Sheffield Twp,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1860  Geneva,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870  Crockery Twp.,Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1880  Polkton Twp.,Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1884  Polkton Twp.,Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried April 1897  Coopersville Cemetery,Coopersville,Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 16 April 1897  Polkton Twp.,Grand Haven,Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Heart Failure 
    Notes 
    • BIRTH: The 1880 census shows his birth to be about 1830.

      From Johnlynn Frey's Records:
      Cyrus Shears was born in December of 1834 in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio. In 1855 he married Salmedia Robinson who was born in Pennsylvania, it is said of Indian heritage. Their daughter Carrie married Frank Shears. They were first cousins, he being the son of John Shears, Cyrus' brother. Cyrus and Salmedia did not approve as they thought the children would be "foolish". They were married in Grand Rapids, Kent Co. Michigan on 14 October 1877 and went on to have eight boys and two girls none of whom were "foolish".

      Cyrus and Salmedia were divorced and Cyrus remarried Jane (MUNGER).

      Cyrus died April 16, 1897 at the age of 64 years and 3 months. of Heart Disease he was a farmer. This information from Ottawa Co. Clerk's office in Grand Haven, Michigan. Book 2, Page 251. Record # 309.

      In 1892/3 C.L. Shears farmed Section 7, Dennison, Polkton Twp. Ottawa Co., Michigan.
    Person ID I1646  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 7 January 2007 

    Father Mindard D. SHEARS,   b. 1786, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 January 1857, Jefferson,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Martha BARTHOLOMEW,   b. 3 November 1792, Harpersfield,Delaware Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 April 1886, North Sheffield,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 23 November 1814  Harpersville,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married at Ashtabula County Court House. [7]
    Family ID F18  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Salmedia A. ROBINSON,   b. 1838, PA or OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nunica/Spring Lake,Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Married 1855  Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes - date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Barnard H. SHEARS,   b. March 1856, Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1911, Muskegon,Muskegon Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    +2. George W. SHEARS,   b. 6 February 1858, Geneva,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1936, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Carrie Ella SHEARS,   b. 14 April 1860, Geneva,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 January 1914, Grant,Newaygo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Family ID F718  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Jane MUNGER,   b. about 1848, Putnam Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Married 3 March 1876  Coopersville,Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles C. BUTLER,   b. about 1872, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Hiram A. SHEARS,   b. 13 September 1877, Ottawa Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F720  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S385] 1850 US Federal Census - SHEARS Myndard Family, Sheffield Twp, Ashtabula Co., OH, p. 254, (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1016] 1860 US Federal Census - SHEARS Cyrus Family, (Geneva, Ashtabula Co., MI, p 325 ).

    3. [S1017] 1870 US Federal Census - SHEARS Cyrus Family, (Crockery Twp., Ottawa Co., MI, Page 47 ).

    4. [S387] 1880 US Federal Census - SHEARS Cyrus L. Family, (Polkton, Ottawa Co., MI, T9-0600; Page 271A,) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S881] 1884 MI State Census - SHEARS Cyrus Family, (Polkton Twp., Ottawa Co., MI; Page 456, Family 407).

    6. [S877] SHEARS Cyrus Obituary 1897, (Coopersville Observer, Nunica News, Publ: Friday, 23 Apr 1897).

    7. [S2545] SHEARS Mindard & WILLIAMS Martha Marriage 1814, (Vol A, Page 23, Rec 74), M/F 0890264 (Currently in GR, MI).

    8. [S878] SHEARS Cyrus & MUNGER Jane Marriage Information, (Ottawa Co., MI; Vol 5, Page 125).

    9. [S386] SHEARS Cyrus & MUNGER Jane Marriage Record, Ottawa Co., MI; Vol 5, Page 125, No. 23.


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