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

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.
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.
3. Walter died at 1 mo. in 1856.
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.

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.

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
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.
Preliminary source: "The Descendants of Andrew Warner", by Lucien Warner and Josephine Genung Nichols, pub. 1919, pg. 467.
Research: Dale-11 Working, a descendant of Maria Jane (Warner) Sears, 2010.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2010, 2013, 2015.
Census search: Fraya Weiss, 2013.
NOTE: The birth year on Maria Jane's headstone differs from that in the above book. 
Family links: 
  David Calvin Warner (1785 - 1876)
  Olive Rawson Warner (1788 - 1865)
  Horace Sears (1819 - 1912)*
  Olive C. Sears Dunham (1847 - 1903)*
  Levant Charles Sears (1853 - 1937)*
  William W. Sears (1857 - 1912)*
  Addie Mary Sears Snyder (1859 - 1942)*
  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
Whitneyville Cemetery
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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 Added: Feb. 19, 2016
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- Max
 Added: Aug. 31, 2013

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

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