Biography of Abner Sears

From The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888
by Samuel Pearce May, J. Munsell, Albany, 1890

Pages 308 & 309

b. (prob. in Mass.), June 15, 1787; d. near Naples Ill., Aug. 22, 1842, in 56 year; m. near Troy N.y., Dec. 30, 1807, Mary Van Pelt, dau. of Alexander and Hannah Van P., she b. Essex co., N.J., Mar. 6, 1789; d. Aug. 3, 1865, in 77 year; (her father was a thriving blacksmith, and an honored local preacher in the Meth. Ch., in and about the city of Troy duing many years.)