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 Rebecca Jane <I>Freeman</I> Sears

Rebecca Jane Freeman Sears

Georgia, USA
Death 17 Apr 1890 (aged 65)
Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Burial Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 10194298 · View Source
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Notes by Connie Webb (2000):
Reverend Henry Jefferson Sears was the son of Timothy and Jennie (Jane) White Sears of Wilkinson Co., GA. He married Rebecca Jane Freeman, daughter of John Freeman in Walton Co., GA on Feb 6, 1843. He helped establish the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Wilkinson Co. in 1849.

Henry and Rebecca Sears moved their family to Randolph Co., AL between 1850 and 1853 and lived there until 1865, at which time, they moved by covered wagon to Texas. Henry’s nephew, John Bryant Sears and his family, also came at that time. The journey took about three months.

Henry and Rebecca lived for a short time in Navarro Co. before settling at Thorp Springs, in Hood County. He often preached at the old log meeting house in Thorp Springs, where he also owned a mill which was damaged in 1872 when its boiler exploded, killing one man. It was about this time that the Sears family returned to live in Navarro Co. They were the parents of nine children. Only the youngest, David Crockett Sears (my ggrandfather) was born in Texas.

The graves of Henry and Rebecca Sears are surrounded by a cast iron fence. The markers are weather-worn and covered with lichen, but are still easily read. Rebecca’s stone has come loose from its base and is lying on the ground.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10194298
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Jane Freeman Sears (22 Sep 1824–17 Apr 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10194298, citing Pevehouse Cemetery, Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by lilgreenbean (contributor 47030742) .