- Born April 10, 1825 in Yankeetown, Fayette County, Ohio.
- Parents were ABNER SEARS and MARY VAN PELT.
- Married MARY HENDERSON PRENTICE on May 25, 1851 in Whitehall, Green County, Illinois. Mary was born July 30, 1832 in Whitehall, Green County, Illinois; and her parents were Rev. AMOS PRENTICE and HOPE HENDERSON.
- EMILY JANE SEARS, born February 14, 1852 in Benton, Franklin County, Illinois; died September 13, 1852.
- ROSA MARIA SEARS, born June 19, 1853 in Wayne County, Illinois. Married ERASTUS N. RHINEHART.
- LIZZIE ANN SEARS, born September 21, 1855 in Sullivan, Moultrie County, Illinois; died June 22, 1876 in Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois.
- WILLARD PRENTON SEARS, born November 4, 1859 in Madison County, Illinois.
- CARRIE BELLE SEARS, born March 4, 1866 in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois; died April 3, 1867 in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois.
- NELLIE POWERS SEARS, born November 24, 1870 in Effingham, Effingham County, Illinois.
- The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888 by Samuel Pearce May, J. Munsell, Albany, 1890. Pages 461 & 462