I can only find two Bears in my family and would love more info if anyone has some. g/grandmother: Martha Ann Bear (Name taken from wedding license dated 23 August, 1911. In Houston County, TX, to Riley Mims.) date of death from county records: Jan. 29, 1918 No birth date or age found in any doucments. father: J.H. Bear We were told he was John Henry, my granddad was named Henry after him. NO dates given. Mother: Clara Blake NO dates given.
Family tradition says these Bears were Indian, Cherokee, possibly from Alabama. Any info at all would be appreciated. D