- Born March 9, 1839 in Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan.
- Parents were RICHARD SEARS and ALMIRA HOWARD.
- Married MARY E. CROWDER on July 3, 1863. Mary was born January 7, 1843 in Rome, Wisconsin; and died July 19, 1883.
- ALMA L. SEARS, born May 13, 1864 in Rome, Wisconsin. Married ALFRED R. AMES.
- MARY ANN SEARS, born March 30, 1866 in Rome, Wisconsin.
- JESSIE MAY SEARS, born December 5, 1867 in Rome, Wisconsin.
- MATTIE MAUD SEARS, born July 15, 1871 in Grundy County, Iowa; died August 28, 1873.
- JOHN LEWIS SEARS, born March 21, 1875 in Grundy County, Iowa.
- FRANK HENRY SEARS, born July 24, 1877 near Schaller, Sac County, Iowa.
- WALTER SCOTT SEARS, born October 28, 1879 near Schaller, Sac County, Iowa.
- ELMER EVERETT SEARS, born October 24, 1881 near Schaller, Sac County, Iowa.
- VIVIA ELLEN SEARS, born near Schaller, Sac County, Iowa.
- The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888
by Samuel Pearce May, J. Munsell, Albany, 1890, Pages 546 & 547