My grandfather was James Ambrose Mears born in Yellville - Marion County Arkansas on February 29, 1876.He married Hercy Cansadie Black who was born in Bruns(?)Arkansas on August 12, 1882.Together they had 17 children and my father is the youngest and still living at 78. I have a family bible that my grandmother kept with all the names, etc. in it. Some of children died in infancy.The majority of the children were all male.I have listed the names & birthdates below:
Herbert A. Mears - Feb. 2, 1899
Charles DeRoy Mears - Feb. 19, 1905
Hoarce Murphy Mears - June 12, 1909
Henery Bert Mears - Dec. 28, 1913
J.A.Mears, Jr. - May 6, 1917
Clifford O'Neal Mears - July 11, 1919
Theda Lorene Mears - Mar 2, 1922
Curtis Howard (Lum)Mears - Mar 6, 1924
Edward Ellis Mears - April 1, 1926 (my Father)
My grandfather had two brothers and one sister that are listed in the bible:N.A. Mears, Charles Mears and Lula Helena(?)
My grandmother had four brothers and two sisters: Bert, W.A., Burl, Earl, Clemmie and Annie Black.
I would like to hear from anyone who has any further information on my grandfather and/or my grandmother.