Orville Henderson Searcy

M, b. 26 February 1800, d. 2 December 1858
     Orville Henderson Searcy was born on 26 February 1800 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. He was the son of Col. Robert Searcy and Elizabeth Wendel. Orville Henderson Searcy married Mary Ann Patton on 25 February 1821 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. Orville Henderson Searcy died on 2 December 1858 at Richmond, Ray Co., MO, at age 58.

Children of Orville Henderson Searcy and Mary Ann Patton

Orville Henderson Searcy

M, b. 20 February 1842
     Orville Henderson Searcy was born on 20 February 1842. He was the son of Orville Henderson Searcy and Mary Ann Patton.

Col. Reuben Searcy

M, b. 1729, d. 1815
     Note: Searcy information from Terry Searcy.

Reuben Searcy (b.1729) married Susannah Henderson; date of consent from Samuel and Elizabeth Henderson, parents of Susannah, stating that she was under the age of 21 years. Witnessed by Richard Henderson (Susannah's brother) and Ann Henderson. Susanna Henderson was born 23rd April 1742. Her brother Pleasant Henderson wrote the following of Susannah and Reuben Searcy:

“She married Reuben Searcy, her mind was only moderate, but was of an amicable & industrious Turn [sic]. They lived in Granville County (for) many years and had Seven or eight children. Her husband was Clerk of County Court of Granville many years. He was a man of insolent habits but possessed of good-mind. In January 1787 (unreadable word) his wife died in child-bed. Asa – their first son was a good soldier was in several battles in S. C. and was wounded in the celebrated battle of “Eutaw Springs” (09-18-1781). Bennet their secon(d) son, studied law, obtained license and removed to Nashville & I believe was eventually promoted to Judgeship. His brother Robert went also to Nashville & soon in consequence of a strong & well regulated mind and gentlemanly deportment became very popular. They [the brothers] married sisters and soon both (of the sisters) died. Their father married a Miss Jett and soon afterward resigned his Clerkship, sold his lands and removed to Kentucky he again sold out and then removed to Tennessee. He lived to be a very old man. He had many children by his last wife..”

Sketches of the Transylvania partners by Pleasant Henderson in the Draper Paper’s section “ Richard Henderson Papers”. Lyman C. Draper Collection, 2CC, pp. 44.5 and 44.6. Marriages of Granville Co, NC, 1753-1868. Brent Holcomb, 1981. Genealogist Publishing Co. no page cit.

Col. Reuben Searcy was born in 1729. He married Susannah Henderson, daughter of Samuel Henderson and Elizabeth (?). Col. Reuben Searcy died in 1815 at Tennessee.

Children of Col. Reuben Searcy and Susannah Henderson

Robert Searcy1

M, b. circa 1838
     Robert Searcy was born circa 1838 at Tennessee.1 He was the son of James Searcy and Sarah Clay Neill.1 Robert Searcy married Sarah H. Smith.2 Occupation: Farmer on 14 June 1880 at Fairfield, Bedford Co., TN.3

Child of Robert Searcy and Sarah H. Smith

Citations

  1. [S1984] 1850 Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 869.
  2. [S1986] 1870 Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1514; FHL #552670.
  3. [S1292] 1880 Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1244; FHL #1255244.

Robert Searcy1

M, b. circa 1874
     Robert Searcy was born circa 1874 at Bedford Co., TN.1 He was the son of Robert Searcy and Sarah H. Smith.1

Citations

  1. [S1292] 1880 Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1244; FHL #1255244.

Col. Robert Searcy

M, b. 10 November 1768, d. 26 August 1820
     Col. Robert Searcy was born on 10 November 1768 at Granville, North Carolina. He was the son of Col. Reuben Searcy and Susannah Henderson. Col. Robert Searcy married Elizabeth Wendel, daughter of Christopher Wendel and Susannah Deaderick. Col. Robert Searcy died on 26 August 1820 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, at age 51 Mjr. Robert Searcy (b.1768), Clerk of the Federal Courts for Western Tennessee, died in Nashville, TN at age 52. He was a son of Reuben Searcy (b.1729). The Nashville Gazette (Sat, 09-02-1820. Obits from Early TN Newspapers, 1794-1851. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr, Southern Historical Press, 1978, pg 331.

Child of Col. Robert Searcy and Elizabeth Chapman

Children of Col. Robert Searcy and Elizabeth Wendel

Robert Eastin Searcy

M, b. circa 1790, d. 1 November 1822
     Note: From Terry Searcy:

Robert Eastin Searcy was the illegitimate son of Robert Searcy (b.1768) and Elizabeth Chapman, born circa 1790. Robert became guardian on 07-14-1798 and adopted RES on 10-29-1802. RES considered Robert’s other children as his “brothers and sisters” and left them 2/3’s of his estate should he not have any children of his own. RES received appointment as a midshipman in the US Navy on 01-24-1812 and died in service on 11-01-1822 of yellow fever. He married Isabella Richie McCauley in Washington, DC on 09-11-1821. He wrote his will on 07-16-1822 just prior to departure on his final voyage. Isabella gave birth to Robert Eastin Searcy Junior while RES was at sea. The son died on 07-08-1827, not yet 5 years old. The settlement of Robert Eastin Searcy’s estate confirms most of his life’s story as the other children of Robert Searcy (b.1768) believed they were entitled to a portion of the estate since the only child died in 1827. See McCormick and Wife vs. Cantrell, et. al, in Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee During the Years 1834 - 5, Vol. 15, pp.615 - 617 (online at Google Books).

Robert Eastin Searcy was born circa 1790. He was the son of Col. Robert Searcy and Elizabeth Chapman. Robert Eastin Searcy married Isabella Ritchie McCauley on 11 September 1821 at Washington, D.C.. Robert Eastin Searcy died on 1 November 1822 Died in military service, of yellow fever.

Child of Robert Eastin Searcy and Isabella Ritchie McCauley

Robert Eastin Searcy Jr.

M, b. circa 1823, d. 8 July 1827
     Robert Eastin Searcy Jr. was born circa 1823. He was the son of Robert Eastin Searcy and Isabella Ritchie McCauley. Robert Eastin Searcy Jr. died on 8 July 1827.

Robert Thomas Searcy

M, b. 11 January 1824
     Robert Thomas Searcy was born on 11 January 1824. He was the son of Orville Henderson Searcy and Mary Ann Patton. Robert Thomas Searcy married Rebecca M. Eddins in 1849. Robert Thomas Searcy married Martha T. Gregory in 1854. Robert Thomas Searcy married Cornelia J. Hereford in 1861.

Sallie P. Searcy

F, b. 16 July 1851, d. 6 April 1913
     Sallie P. Searcy was born on 16 July 1851 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. She was the daughter of Dr. William Wendel Searcy and Emeline Malone Johnson. Sallie P. Searcy married William Alexander Vaughan, son of John A. Vaughan and Matilda (?), in 1872, Three children born, one living as of 1910 census. Cannot find Sarah/Sallie in the 1900 census. DLB 2010. Sallie P. Searcy died on 6 April 1913 at Davidson Co., TN, at age 61.

Children of Sallie P. Searcy and William Alexander Vaughan

Citations

  1. [S1195] 1880 Federal Census, Davidson County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1251; FHL #1255251.

Sarah Emeline Searcy

F, b. 27 October 1849
     Sarah Emeline Searcy was born on 27 October 1849. She was the daughter of Orville Henderson Searcy and Mary Ann Patton.

Susan Deaderick Searcy

F, b. 5 April 1832
     Susan Deaderick Searcy was born on 5 April 1832. She was the daughter of Orville Henderson Searcy and Mary Ann Patton.

Susan Deadrick Searcy

F, b. circa 1802, d. after 1861
     Susan Deadrick Searcy was born circa 1802. She was the daughter of Col. Robert Searcy and Elizabeth Wendel. Susan Deadrick Searcy married Daniel Burrus Turner on 10 May 1822. Susan Deadrick Searcy died after 1861.

Susan Deadrick Searcy1

F, b. circa 1845
     Susan Deadrick Searcy was born circa 1845 at Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of James Searcy and Sarah Clay Neill.1

Citations

  1. [S1984] 1850 Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 869.

Susan Turner Searcy1

F, b. circa 1848
     Susan Turner Searcy was born circa 1848 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Dr. William Wendel Searcy and Emeline Malone Johnson.1 Susan Turner Searcy married John Bysor, son of Thomas Bysor, circa 1869 at Davidson Co., TN.2

Child of Susan Turner Searcy and John Bysor

Citations

  1. [S1194] 1850 Federal Census, Davidson County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 875.
  2. [S1574] 1870 Federal Census, Davidson County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1522; FHL #553021.

William Searcy

M, b. 13 February 1840
     William Searcy was born on 13 February 1840. He was the son of Orville Henderson Searcy and Mary Ann Patton.

William W. Searcy1

M, b. January 1846, d. 7 December 1918
     William W. Searcy was born in January 1846 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, 1850 census shows age 7, same as Josephine, apparently an error by the enumerator.1,2 He was the son of Dr. William Wendel Searcy and Emeline Malone Johnson.1 William W. Searcy began military service Co. D, 6th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A. He married Leonora Estelle House, daughter of James J. House and Nancy Emily Morgan, circa 1875.3 Occupation: Clerk in store on 18 June 1880.3 William W. Searcy lived on 18 June 1880 at Jackson, Madison Co., TN.3 He and Leonora Estelle House were divorced before 1900. William W. Searcy lived on 1 June 1900 at Havana, Cuba; Marital Status "D", divorced, home residence Nashville, Tennessee.2 He died on 7 December 1918 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, at age 72.

Children of William W. Searcy and Leonora Estelle House

Citations

  1. [S1194] 1850 Federal Census, Davidson County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 875.
  2. [S1977] 1900 Federal Census, Military and Naval Population, Artillery Defenses of Havana, Cuba. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1838; FHL #1241838.
  3. [S1978] 1880 Federal Census, Madison County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1270; FHL #1255270.
  4. [S1979] 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 23; FHL #1240023.

William Wendel Searcy1

M, b. April 1877, d. 1917
     William Wendel Searcy was born in April 1877 at Tennessee 1880 census shows age 5.1,2 He was the son of William W. Searcy and Leonora Estelle House.1 William Wendel Searcy lived in June 1900 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.2 He died in 1917 dates per headstone/plaque.

Citations

  1. [S1978] 1880 Federal Census, Madison County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1270; FHL #1255270.
  2. [S1979] 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Alabama. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 23; FHL #1240023.

Dr. William Wendel Searcy

M, b. 21 March 1810, d. 22 March 1874
     Dr. William Wendel Searcy was born on 21 March 1810 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. He was the son of Col. Robert Searcy and Elizabeth Wendel. Dr. William Wendel Searcy was graduated on 29 March 1832 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA; University of Pennsylvania Medical College

University of Pennsylvania matriculation records, 29 Oct 1915."In the matriculation records of the School of Medicine, there is an entry for William Searcy that indicates that he entered the School of Medicine in the fall of 1831 and received his M.D. degree on March 29, 1832. The entry also states that he came from Davidson, Tennessee. There is also a very small file on Searcy in our Alumni Records Collection. It contains a three-page questionnaire on Searcy filled out by his daughter, Josephine Searcy Green, in 1915. He married Emeline Malone Johnson, daughter of Benjamin Johnson, on 30 May 1833 at Williamson Co., TN. Dr. William Wendel Searcy died on 22 March 1874 at the home of his daughter Mrs. John Bysor, on White's Creek Pike, Davidson Co., TN, at age 64 Angel Family Records - Diane Wyman Brenum, brenum@earthlink.net. "Dr. William Wendel was born March 21, 1810, in Nashville, Tenn., and died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Bysor, in Davidson co., Tenn., March 22, 1874. If he were present with us in the flesh, he would emphatically disclaim against a fulsome eulogy for he was the soul of modesty and a stranger to vanity. It would be extravaqgant of me to affirm, that, as far as poor human nature would permit, he walked in all the ordinances and commandments of the Lord blameless. An old friend, who had known him long and well, remarked that "he had never known a man of stricter integrity." An honorable, high-toned man of the old school, he would not stoop to a mean thing. He never violated a contract, and his promises were all fulfilled. His word, whether spoken in haste or with deliberation, was indelible and unchangeable as his signature. He had but one character, he was a Christian and a gentleman at home with his family, and he was the same man abroad. He graduated in medicine with the highest honors at the University of Pennsylvania in 1831. Devoted to his profession, and fond of refined literature, he was a close, untiring student up to the day of his fatal illness. No subject could be breached in science or theology with which he was not familiar. His contributions to medical journals (of which he furnished many, years ago) was elegant in diction and displayed fine literary taste, and were univerallly read with approval by the profession. At the time of his death he was (and had been for many years) a member of the M. E. Church South. Early in life he became a student and admirer of the works of Emanuel Swedenborg. He told me that he regarded the philosophy of Swedenborg as a beautiful science, that presented the relations between God and Nature by its charming correspondences more perfectly and lucidly than any other system. He stated to me, time and again, that "he did not think it was the wish or intention of Swedenborg that a visible Church should be constructed out of his teachings; and he regretted that a beautiful science, that should be the common posession of all the Churches, should be merged into one sect." He performed all the duties imposed by the Church to which he belonged, and his board was free to the itenerant preacher. His enjoyments were with his wife and children at home - there he was happy and contented. A few years since his wife, a pure Christian woman, went over into the Promised Land. The strong man was staggered by this blow, and he has been praying and longing to di[------] since. Death was but a joyous transition [-----]n; he talked of death as the Gate of Life. He was conscious to the last moment and testified that the Valley and Shadow of Death was illumined. With the exception of two - an absent boy and girl living in distant States - his children were about him when he died; he leaves to them a precious legacy - a good name and a beautiful memory. W. M. Green.

Children of Dr. William Wendel Searcy and Emeline Malone Johnson

Citations

  1. [S1194] 1850 Federal Census, Davidson County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 875.

Thomas P. Searle

M
     Thomas P. Searle married Mary Arnold, daughter of Jacob Arnold and Elizabeth Stitzel, on 20 November 1872 at Carroll Co., IL, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900:

GROOM BRIDE CNTY DATE VOL/PAGE LIC
SEARLE, THOMAS P ARNOLD, MARY CARROLL 11/20/1872 B/ 27 1076.

Adaline Searles

F
     Adaline Searles married John Reasor on 23 January 1877 at Floyd Co., IN, Floyd County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1845-1920 Inclusive Volum, W. P. A. Book Number Indicates Location of Record; Book: 7; Page: 462.

Children of Adaline Searles and John Reasor

Emily Searles

F, b. August 1856
     Emily Searles was born in August 1856 at New Jersey. She married George McCracken circa 1873.

Child of Emily Searles and George McCracken

Alson Joseph Sears

M, b. 21 August 1902, d. 11 June 1990
     Alson Joseph Sears was born on 21 August 1902 at Idaho. He was the son of Robert Sears and Jennie Van Sice. Alson Joseph Sears married Zelma R. Lloyd, daughter of Walter E. Lloyd and Nora May Henderson, after April 1940, WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT - Oakland Tribune; Oakland, California, Friday, February 27, 1942, Page 25

Intentions to Wed
SEARS, Alson Joseph - 39, 1945 26th Ave., Oakland, LLOYD, Zelma Roberta - 26, 1900 26th Ave., Oakland.

Alson Joseph Sears was buried in June 1990 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oroville, Butte Co., CA, Find A Grave Memorial# 95456548. He died on 11 June 1990 at age 87.

Note: Alson is listed in the 1930 census, Oakland, occupation building glazier, marital status "S". In 1940 an Albert J. Sears, age 35, born Idaho, is listed in Oakland, occupation part owner of glass specialties concern, marital status "D" -- this must be Alson. Apparently a short marriage occurred during the 1930s before his marriage to Zelma Lloyd sometime after the 1940 census. DLB 2016.

Charles A. Sears

M, b. 6 December 1870, d. 1958
     Charles A. Sears was born on 6 December 1870 at Morrow Co., OH. He married Florence V. Lyons on 6 May 1896 at Morrow Co., OH. Charles A. Sears died in 1958. He was buried in 1958 at Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Morrow Co., OH, Findagrave #66745384.

Child of Charles A. Sears and Florence V. Lyons

Floyd Kensel Sears

M, b. 5 January 1900, d. 22 June 1981
     Floyd Kensel Sears was born on 5 January 1900 at South Bloomfield, Morrow Co., OH. He was the son of Charles A. Sears and Florence V. Lyons. Floyd Kensel Sears married Sarah Mildred Adams, daughter of Charles F. Adams and Anna Emma Wendell, on 11 April 1922 at Union Co., OH. Floyd Kensel Sears lived on 5 May 1930 at Peoria, Union Co., OH; General farming.1 He died on 22 June 1981 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 81. He was buried in June 1981 at Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Morrow Co., OH, Findagrave #66745316.

Citations

  1. [S4440] 1930 Federal Census, Union County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1886; FHL #2341620.

Francis Philip Sears

M, b. 31 July 1916, d. 4 February 2004
     Francis Philip Sears was born on 31 July 1916 at Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA.1 He was the son of Francis Philip Sears and Marie Musgrave Merrill.1 Francis Philip Sears married Barbara Iselin, daughter of Charles Oliver Iselin and Elizabeth Sharpless Brown, on 14 September 1946 at Halifax, Loudoun Co., VA. Francis Philip Sears lived in 1964 at Hamilton, Essex Co., MA. He died on 4 February 2004 at Hamilton Beach, Plymouth Co., MA, at age 87.

Citations

  1. [S4242] 1920 Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 742.

Francis Philip Sears1

M, b. 31 October 1869, d. 1966
     Francis Philip Sears was born on 31 October 1869 at Massachusetts.1 He married Marie Musgrave Merrill.1 Francis Philip Sears died in 1966. He was buried in 1966 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, Find A Grave Memorial# 108674437.

Child of Francis Philip Sears and Marie Musgrave Merrill

Citations

  1. [S4242] 1920 Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 742.

John A. Sears

M
     John A. Sears married Duck M. Bunch, daughter of Charles Bunch and Devie A. (?), on 10 February 1903 at Harrison Co., IN, 5 children born, 3 living as of 1910, per census info. Only 2 are shown in the household, both from the second marriage.

Lydia Matilda Sears

F
     Lydia Matilda Sears married Charles Walter Jackson on 25 April 1893 at Cass Co., IN.

Child of Lydia Matilda Sears and Charles Walter Jackson

Martha Sears

F
     Martha Sears married John Ward.

Child of Martha Sears and John Ward