Christian M. Bear married Elizabeth Sarah Rolston Dec. 21, 1843 in Rockingham Co., Va.. They had three children: Mary E. b.~1844, John Hopkins b. Aug. 1848 & Newton Bear, b. ~1850.
Christian M. Bear died Aug. 1852, survived by his wife and their three children. son John Hopkins Bear died May 7, 1866 at the age of 17, buried in Cooks Creek Cem., Rockingham Co., Va.. Daughter Mary E. Bear was last found in the 1870 census of Rockingham Co. at the age of 21. Probably married soon after. When? Who? Son Newton Bear was 18 years old during the 1870 census. Not sure who or when he married or if he may have married more than once.