Hey Betty, A little information for you on Christopher Columbus Bearce. Parents were: Frederick Canfield Bearce b. Jan. 26,1818 in New Milford, Conn. He married Julia Anna Canfield. Died Sept. 11, 1860, at Rocheport, MO. Children: Christopher C. Bearce, b.8-13-1841 litchfield, Conn. d. 11-23-1911 at Rockville, MO Married Elizabeth Melton, 1864, 13 children Adeline BearceB. Connm. _____ Baker Byron Bernard Bearce, b. 1849 Comnn., never married. d. age 26 Adelbert Earl Bearce, b. 1852 Conn., d. 1904 Margaret Cnarabell Bearce, b. 1854 Conn., m. 1874, M.W. Bosewell Andrew Augustine Bearce, b. 10-1-1858 MO., d. 5-1940 in Waldo,AR (Andrew was my great granfather, his son Orval Ernest Bearce was my grandpa, and Margaret E. Bearce Jackson is my mom.
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