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Maria Jane "Jane" Warner Sears
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1821
Parma
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: 1896
Alto
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Maria-7 Jane "Jane" was the daughter of David-6 Calvin Warner and his wife Olive Rawson.

12 WARNER siblings: William, Eveline, Laura Smith, Charles Calvin, Rebecca McWhinney, Mary Charlotte Fairchild, [Self], Lewis Cass, George Valorus, Cordelia Bailes & Dennison & Slawson, Amanda Donnelly, and Mabelia Barton. [Not in birth order.]

Maria Jane maried Horace Sears (1819-1912) in Caryville, NY, on November 22, 1840.

They moved to Cascade Township, Alto, Kent, MI, in about 1843 from Greene County, NY.
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About the folks who organized the
1st Baptist Church in Alto, Kent, MI


"On June 17, 1854, the Reverend John Fairchild, his wife [Mary Warner*], Mr. and Mrs. Jared Miller, and Mrs. [Maria] Jane Sears* (1821-1896) [wife of Horace Sears] met at the Miller home, now the Bill Kinsey farm, and organized a "Baptist Society". Later the name "The First Baptist Church and Society of Bowne, Kent County, Michigan" was adopted."

Source: Information sheet by the church for the 150th Anniversary of the First Baptist Church of Alto in 2004.
Collection of Dale Working, a descendant of Horace and Maria "Jane" Sears.
*Mary (Warner) Fairchild and Maria "Jane" (Warner) Sears were sisters.
Also, Daniel Dunham (1794-1867) was an early Deacon in this church. Daniel's son Charles R. Dunham married Olive C. Sears, Maria "Jane" (Warner) Sears' daughter.
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5 SEARS children: Olive C. Dunham, Levant C., Walter, William W., and Addie Mary Snyder.

1. Olive C. Sears (1847-1903); m. Charles Dunham.
...2 DUNHAM children:
...1. George Dunham; m. Mamie Cavanaugh.
...2. Fred Dunham moved to Oregon.
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2. Levant C. Sears (1853-1937); m. Julia S. Hall (1852-1888).
...6 SEARS children:

...1. William Otis Sears (8/11/1876-4/14/1974) born in Blendon, Ottawa, MI, died in Benzie, MI, buried in Benzonia Twp. cemetery; m. Kathleen Mahatche on abt. 1902.
William O.: #36874618.
......3 SEARS children:
......1. Cora Bernice Sears Warner (1902-1996).
......2. Helen May Sears (1905-1993); m. (_) Marchand.
......3. Julianna R. Sears (1916 - 2005).

...2. Nellie Maria Sears (1877-11/6/1971) born in Hopkins, Allegan, MI, died in Benzie, MI. Burial in Benzonia Twp. Cemetery, Benzie, MI; m. Herbert John Lee on Mar 4 1897 in Frankfort, Benzie, Michigan.
Nellie: # 36871287; Herbert Lee: #

...3. Harley Levant Sears (12/21/1879-11/29/1961), born MI, died on 11/29/1961 in San Diego, CA; m. Gertrude Hollenbeck abt. 1910.
......2 SEARS children.

...4. Horace John Sears (3/4/1881-4/1/1896), born in Blendon, Ottawa, MI, died in Benzonia, Benzie, MI.
Horace not found.

...5. Charles Clinton Sears (3/17/1883-8/27/1930), born in Blendon, Ottawa, MI, died in Beulah, Benzie, MI. Buried in Benzonia Twp. Cemetery, Benzie, MI; m. Cordelia M. Haywood on 6/8/1910 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.
Charles: #36874612.

...6. Adeline Jane Sears B-3/16/1885 in Ottawa Co., MI. Married? Children? Infant death?
Adeline not found.
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3. Walter died at 1 mo. in 1856.
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4. William W. Sears (1857-1912); m. Elizabeth "Lizzie" McGregor (1859-1950).
...5 SEARS children:
...1. Roy S. Sears (6/15/1887-5/28/1908) born and died in Cascade, Kent, MI. Marry? Children?
...2. Percy Wallace Sears (3/6/1889-1/23/1952); m. Ethel May Thompson on 1/22/1913 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.
...3. Dan(...) Sears (1/16/1893-1/21/1883), born and died in Cascade, Kent, MI. Female, infant death.
...4. Genevieve C. Sears (12/11/1894-5/25/1983), born in Cascade, Kent, MI, died in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; m. Fayette Hoppough on 11/24/1915 in ?MI.
...5. Arlo D. Sears (4/10/1899-6/1/1950), born in Cascade, Kent, MI, died in Grand Rapids, MI; m. Edna Elizabeth Detzler.
Children?

5. Addie Mary Sears (1859-1942); m. Samuel Charles Snyder (1861-1942).
...5 SNYDER children:
...1. Infant died.
...2. Alma m. (_).
...3. Glenn m. (_).
......3 SNYDER children:
......1. Thelma B. Snyder.
......2. Melba Snyder.
...4. Lena Sears m. John Campbell.
...5. Wilma.
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Reference:

1850 Cascade, Kent, MI:
Horace Sears M 35 New York
Jane Sears F 29 New York
Olive Sears F 3 Michigan
Chancey Sears M 57 Connecticut
Jane Sears F 4 Michigan [Child of ?]

1860 Cascade, Kent, MI:
Horace Sears 40 NY
Jane Sears 34 NY
Olive Sears 14 MI
Lenant Sears 5 MI [Levant]
Willie Sears 3 MI
Mary J. Sears 1 MI [Child of ?]
Chancey Sears 69 NY

1870 Cascade, Kent, MI:
Horace Sears M 51y New York
Maria Sears F 48y New York
Livant Sears M 17y Michigan [Levant]
William Sears M 12y Michigan
Addie Sears F 10y Michigan [Mary Addie]
Eveline Warner F 60y New York
David Warner M 85y New York [Father-in-law]

1880 Cascade, Kent, MI:
self Horace Sears M 60 New York
wife Maria J. Sears F 57 New York
son William W. Sears M 22 Michigan
daughter Addie M. Sears F 20 MI [Mary Addie]
father Chauncey Sears M 91 New York
sister-in-law Eva B. Warner F 69 New York

1894 Cascade, Kent, MI:
Horace Sears M 75
wife Maria J. Sears F 72

1900 Cascade, Kent, MI:
head William Sears M 63 Michigan
wife Lizzie J. Sears F 41 New York
son Roy C. Sears M 13 Michigan
son Percy W. Sears M 11 Michigan
daughter Jennie V. Sears F 6 Michigan
son Harley Sears M 1 Michigan
father Horace Sears M 81 New York
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WARNER Lineage: Maria-7 Jane "Jane" (Warner) Sears, David-6 Calvin Warner Jr., David-5 Calvin Warner Sr., Jesse-4 Warner Sr., Samuel-3 Warner Sr., Daniel-2 Warner Sr., Andrew-1 WARNER Sr., an Englishman who set sail with his wife and several children on the ship "Lyon" from Bristol, England on 8/23/1631 and landed 11/2/1631 at Nantasket, MA; and later completed the journey on 1/7/1632-33 to the newly established (1630) Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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Preliminary source: "The Descendants of Andrew Warner", by Lucien Warner and Josephine Genung Nichols, pub. 1919, pg. 467.
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Research: Dale-11 Working, a descendant of Maria Jane (Warner) Sears, 2010.
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Research: Mary E. Warner, 2010, 2013, 2015.
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Census search: Fraya Weiss, 2013.
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NOTE: The birth year on Maria Jane's headstone differs from that in the above book. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David Calvin Warner (1785 - 1876)
  Olive Rawson Warner (1788 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Horace Sears (1819 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Olive C. Sears Dunham (1847 - 1903)*
  Levant Charles Sears (1853 - 1937)*
  William W. Sears (1857 - 1912)*
  Addie Mary Sears Snyder (1859 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Warner (1808 - 1808)*
  Eveline B. Warner (1810 - 1895)*
  Laura Warner Smith (1814 - ____)*
  Charles Calvin Warner (1816 - 1885)*
  Rebecca Ann Warner McWhinney (1817 - 1894)*
  Mary Warner Fairchild (1817 - 1894)*
  George Valorus Warner (1818 - 1879)*
  Maria Jane Warner Sears (1821 - 1896)
  Lewis Cass Warner (1823 - 1906)*
  Amanda W. Warner Donnelly (1825 - 1900)*
  Cordelia Warner Slawson (1828 - 1913)*
  Mabelia A. Warner Barton (1830 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Whitneyville Cemetery
Whitneyville
Kent County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary E. Warner
Originally Created by: Bob Worcester
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32714693
Maria Jane Jane <i>Warner</i> Sears
Added by: Dale Working
 
Maria Jane Jane <i>Warner</i> Sears
Added by: Bob Worcester
 
Maria Jane Jane <i>Warner</i> Sears
Added by: Bob Worcester
 
 
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- Max
 Added: Feb. 19, 2016
Grest-Great Aunt in my Warner family tree
- Max
 Added: Aug. 31, 2013

- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Nov. 20, 2011
 
 
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