George J. GEAR married Susan F. KING in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. on Nov. 27, 1860. They had three children: Docia, George Robert and Maurine. The marriage date and location have been verified, the births have not. So where is the mystery? Well, George J. GEAR is not listed with his family on the 1870 Shelby Co. census. The census shows Susan and the children living with her parents in the Raleigh district of Memphis. Here are the names of those listed for Dwelling Number 146 and Family Number 144: King, Jno R & Eudica; Gear, Susan & (children) Docia (age 9), Geo (age 4), and Maurine (age 3). Others are living in the house that appear to be family members and boarders. So what happened to GEORGE J. GEAR? Does anyone have the Memphis census for 1880 and see what it shows? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.