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Friday, November 28, 2008

My Sears Mayflower Descendants- John Yates

Happy Black Friday!

My family tree has some roots in New Gretna. Sears, Allen, Mathis, Cra(n)mer, Leek, Gauntt. I'll stop there for now! ;-)

Last night I had Thanksgiving with four generations of direct Mayflower descendants! If you descend from a New Gretna Sears, you too are likely a descendant of William Brewster.

I look forward to seeing Bass River genealogy and history discussed here.

And thanks to Pete for all his dedicated hard work preserving Bass River Township history!

John Yates

Elihu M. Sears, John Yates' great grandfather, on the trail back to John's Mayflower descendants. Elihu is buried in Miller cemetery in New Gretna. (Photo courtesy of John Yates.)

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear from you John.

    Anyone out there who is related to the Sears family and would like to become a member of the Mayflower Society, drop a note here to John. Perhaps, he can set you on the right direction to providing the proper paperwork for you to be enrolled as a Mayflower Society member.