Wow... It's been a long time since I checked in here. Hiram Frear was the missing sibling from my Frear line. He didn't move to Tioga County NY when his siblings (John, Elias & Mary/Polly) did and I have been trying to track him down. I don't know the names of his wives...I think there were two. I only know of four children: Hiram P., Warren, Maurice and Franklin. I don't know birthdates.
I recently fouind a possible link to his name listed on an account ledgerbook, at Griffins Corners, town of Middleton NY, Delaware Co.-- Hiram W. Freer -- 1832-1835
I believe he was born in Delhi NY. (Delaware Co.)
His parents were John Frear (Frayer) and Catherine Dutcher based on the narrativerecorded in the book "The Descendants of Hugo Freer":
"D197John Frear (or Frayer) b. 8-25-1760 bp. 9-14-1760 m.(?) Lansingburgh 8-18-1796 to Catherine dutcher daughter of Elias Dutcher of Catskill".Children listed are Hiram, John, Elias, and Mary.Hiram was the youngest. The family bounced around from Dutchess Co. up to Albany and Troy and then back down to Delaware Co.
I'm descended from Elias Frear who was already in Tioga Co. NY by about 1828.