Charles R. Shearer, son of Maj. James, was the father of Mrs. Kennedy. He was born April 26, 1819, and followed contracting and building at Milton until his death, which occurred May 22, 1864. Socially he was a Mason (member of Milton Lodge, F. & A.M.) and Odd Fellow. He married Mary Ann Alexander, born in 1819, who long survived him, dying in 1882, and to them were born three children, William A. (who is living in Milton), Clara R. (wife of James F. Kennedy) and Rebecca (who diedin infancy). John Alexander, Mrs.Kennedy'smaternal grandfather, was born at Mooresburg, Montour Co., Pa., and followed the trade of wagonmaking. He is buried in Chillisquaque cemetery. His wife, Mary (Housel), was a member of an early family of this district.Their children were: Philip; William; Jane, who married John Miller, of Lewisburg; Mary Ann, who married Charles R. Shearer; and Sarah, who married Asbury Donachy and lives at Lewisburg.