|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1848|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1918|
Charles Beaulanu Sears was born October 11, 1848 in Fenner, Madison County, New York, a son of Barnas C. and Louisa Jane (Fay) Sears. Charles went west between 1876 and 1880 through Denver and located in Brown's Park, in the Colorado/Utah border area, due to health reasons, hoping the change of climate would improve his health. He was appointed postmaster of Brown's Park in 1889, but for some reason he did not qualify for this position, so someone else was appointed. He also spent time in Wyoming.
It should be noted that Brown's Park was a hideout and hangout for Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and "The Wild Bunch" as they were known, at the same time Charles Sears was there.
Did Charles ever meet up with The Wild Bunch? Were they ever on speaking terms? Unknown.
Charles later moved to Ogden, Utah and married Elizabeth Main on December 28, 1898 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; he died there on July 10, 1918 and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, also known as the Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden.
According to the 1900 U. S. Census records of Ogden, Weber County, Utah, Charles's occupation was a stock raiser and farmer.
Charles and Elizabeth (Main) Sears apparently had no children.
Charles is a 10th generation descendant of William Brewster, a 1620 Mayflower passenger and 9th generaton descendant of Governor Thomas Prence who was elected governor of the Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts) in 1634, 1638, and then later served as governor between 1657 and 1673. Thomas Prence married Patience Brewster, daughter of William Brewster.
He is also a 10th generation descendant of Thomas Dudley, who came to New England on the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet, the Arbella, in 1630. The immigrants of the Winthrop Fleet settled Boston, Massachusetts. Thomas Dudley later became a Governor of Massachusetts as did his son-in-law, Simon Bradstreet. Thomas Dudley's daughter Anne, married Simon Bradstreet in 1628 in Northampton, England. Simon and Anne had 8 children; Anne Bradstreet was the first American poet.
Charles's grandfather, Alfred Sears (1795-1880) was a musician (fifer) in the War of 1812.
Barnas C. Sears (1824 - 1893)
Louisa Jane Fay Sears (1824 - 1880)
Elizabeth Main Sears (1859 - 1941)*
Elizabeth Fay Sears Winslow (1846 - 1924)*
Charles Beaulanu Sears (1848 - 1918)
George B. Sears (1857 - 1858)*
Nellie Marie Sears Bolles (1862 - 1938)*
Charles B. Sears
1848 - 1918
Aultorest Memorial Park
Created by: Blaine Winslow
Record added: Apr 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88144664