Person:James Sears (10)

James Sears, of South Branch, Potomac River
  • HJames Sears, of South Branch, Potomac RiverAbt 1725 - 1782
  • WSarah Coffman1725 - 1783
  1. William James SearsAbt 1740 - Aft 1824
  2. Catherine Sears1743 -
  3. Mary Sears1746 -
  4. John Lewis SearsAbt 1750 - 1821
Facts and Events
Name James Sears, of South Branch, Potomac River
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1725 Hampshire County, Virginia
Death? 10 Jul 1782 Hampshire County, Virginia

James Sears was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 459.--16th March, 1771. Settlement of Henry Coffman's estate By bonds of, viz: James Sears and Michael Thorn, David Cradock, Christopher Yeasill and Philip Crites, Mary Tasher and Michael Thorn, Henry Coffman and Michael Stump, Elizabeth Tasher and Michael Thorn, Peter Shook and James Sears, Joseph Wilson, George Yeokim and Michael Thorn, John Rorebough and Martin Jobb, John Higgens and Ignetius Coombs, Danl. McNeil and John Westfall, Michael Moore and Geo. Yeokim, John Spelman and John Roreback, Job Wellton and Thos. Parsons, Thos. Parsons and Robert Cunningham. Jacob Bogard and Michael Harness, Martin Jobb and Adam Rydebogh. Elizabeth Tosher and Michael Thorn. By cash received at vendue as follows, viz: Richard Byrn, Jacob Break, John Our, Philip Crites, Lanie Hire, Leonard Knave, Charles Smith, Lewis Shriver, Jacob Rabuck, Richard Byrn, Michae1 Drum (Dunn?), James Willkie. Conrad Moore, Christale Tasher, Abigail Coffman, John Gradner. Debts due by Jacob Reiger. Debts due to. viz: Peter Haws, Cathrine Stump, Malldlin Break, Chas. Lynch. Cash paid as follows, viz: To Richard Brynns, James Willy, Madlin Coofman.

Records in Virginia

  • May 16, 1763 James Seers (wife Sarah) to Michael Stump of Hampshire County (mortgage) of Hampshire County 427a. on South Branch; rec. 12-13-1763. Wit. none.
  • Will of Hans Leonard Nave, 8 Mar 1724/25 in Michelfeld, Baden, Germany Death: BEF 12 MAY 1778 in Hampshire County, Virginia Note: His will was written 16 Mar 1778; proved 12 May 1778 in Hamshire County, Virginia. Witnesses: James Sears and Herman Shook; Securities: James Sears, Herman Shook, George Lee. Only male heirs are listed.
  • Will of George, Matthew - 12-7-1781; proven. 5-14-1782 W., Susannah Ch., 4 plus, 1-James, 2-King, 3-George, 4-Matthew; "rest of my children." Exec., George See, George Stump, and w. Sec., Sam Dew and Joseph Neville for w. Wit., James Sears and David Shook. Land on South Fork.


Will dated July 10, 1782. Will proved in Hampshire County court August 12, 1783.

James fought in the Revolutionary War.

  1.   James Sears Revolutionary War Soldier
    Born: Abt 1738
    Marriage: Sarah Coffman
    Died: 10 Jul 1782 about age 44