I have recently found a book published in 1914 with biographical sketches of Texas families.In the sketch of John B. Fears, a physician born in Georgia and practicing at that time in Texas, the following information, not a quote, but a list:
his father was Oliver Porter Fears. his grandfather was James Fears, "one of four brothers who left Virginia, and "one of these went to Missouri" and the other three went to Georgia to settle. James, the grf, settled in Morgan County, Georgia, near Madison, and was a millwright and farmer. James died there in 1857 at the age of 82 (so born abt 1775)
There is a lot more information about this family, but my interest lies with the brother who went to Missouri!!! Who was this?Our Pleasant Phears/Fears arrived in Missouri (from Virginia) by 1818 with sons William, Absalom, and Pleasant--and we are still looking for his father in Virginia.Could our Pleasant be the brother, or does anyone know if there is a documented brother in Missouri who belongs to this family?
We have recently done the DNA testing and are awaiting matches, I urge all to consider this, as it would sort us all out fairly quickly! The more the merrier, indeed.