Seeking information as to the parents and siblings of Valentine "Felty" Bear/Bare, born 1777/1778 VA according to 1850 census and pension application file for service in the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. Resided in Rockingham Co. VA all his adult life and married Christina Ritchie in Brocks Gap at the home of the bride's parents, marriage bond dated 20 Oct 1807 signed by Felty Bare and Isaac Richey (bride's father) and returned 20 Oct 1808 and vows apparently taken on 2 Oct 1808 before a Methodist Minister. I have their children and am now attempting to find Valentine's parents.
He substituted for a Jacob Bare when he served in the War of 1812, so possibily Jacob is a brother. Other possbile brothers (unproven) may include Tobias Bare born about 1767 PA who may have married Maria (unknown or perhaps Hall) and married 2nd Anna unknown. Another possbile brother is Thomas Bare born about 1785 and married a Catherine Niebel (?) in 1805 Rockingham Co. VA and moved to Licking Co. OH by 1814.
Any information and help would be greatly appreciated.