I am investigating the Clay Sears family of Monroe Co. West Virginia, they have believed they are of German descent. How does the name Sias fit into this? If this family was here in Va. as early as 1700 or earlier, could they have been English? Do you know? This family goes back supposedly to a John Siers of Prince Williamm Co. Va. Did any of the Siers/Sears/Sias family fight in the Rev. War?