I may be researching the same family. In my research, I have found 12 different spellings of the family name.Often times the censustaker or other recorder varied the spelling among members of the immediate family. My grandmother,whose mother was a "Bear" insisted that Baer was the favored spelling. However, I have seen "Bare" and "Bear" more often. If you could provide the following information, I may be able to contribute someting to your search. What is the birthdate of Henry? Was Christian in Md.?