William Dearing

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William Dearing

Husband of Mary Hunter Dearing. They were the parents of Alexander Dearing, who married Ruth Rogers, granddaughter of Col. James Martin of Snow Creek in Stokes Co.; Rosamond Dearing, who married an Odeneal; and Mary Dearing, who became the wife of Randall Duke Scales, and became the mistress of "Boxwoods" in Madison. (Randall and Mary later moved to Mississippi.) William Dearing was the owner of "Valley Home" plantation in the Belews Creek area at one time.

William Dearing born 20 July 1763 in Orange County, Virginia and Mary McFarland Hunter born 7 Sept 1763 in Campbell County, Virginia had twelve known children:
1. James Hunter Dearing married Julia Ann Searcy buried Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2. Nancy Griffin Dearing married William H. Fore buried Watson Gentry House, Williamson, Tennessee – no marker
3. Mary McFarland Dearing married Randal Duke Scales last found in 1860 census in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
4. Rachel Dearing married Thomas Carr last found in 1860 census in Starkville, Oktibbeha, Mississsippi
5. Pleasant Dearing married unknown buried Okalona, Chickasaw, Mississippi
6. Wiley Jones Dearing married Eliza N. Nore last found 1870 census Okalona, Chickasaw, Mississippi
7. William Robey Dearing married 1st Peggy Reison 2nd Bethany Dunlap died in Mississippi 14 Apr 1844
8. Alexander Bounaparte Dearing married Ruth Mariah Rogers died 6 Aug 1862 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
9. Edward (also Edmund) Dearing married Julia Ann died Lowndes County, Mississippi
10. Rosomond White Dearing married Ebenezar P. Odineal buried Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes, Mississippi
11. Melissa Dearing died of "plugged tooth" at age 28 buried Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
12. Selina H. Dearing married John Fendall Carr buried Carr Family Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes, Mississippi


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  • Maintained by: Carol
  • Originally Created by: SleepingDog
  • Added: 1 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18720975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Dearing (20 Jul 1763–16 Jan 1824), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18720975, citing Dearing-Moore Family Cemetery/Off Old Pine Hall Rd, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Carol (contributor 46870595) .