Perhaps posting information regarding Valentine's family may assist other Bear/Bare researchers:
Valentine (Felty) Bear born 1777/78 VA died 15 Jul 1855, married Christina Ritchie born 1787 VA died 22 Jan 1879, daughter of Isaac Ritchie and Maria Catharena Wolfe. Children all born in Brocks Gap (Fulks Run area) of Rockingham Co. VA (not necessarily in order of birth and names spelled as written in 1879):
1. Henry Bear, married unknown and died in Ohio, children include Annie, Jane, Sophia, and Elizabeth Ann.
2. Elizabeth Bear married Daniel Frank and stayed in VA.
3. Phoebe Bear married Arion Armentrout.
4. Catherine "Katie" Bear born 31 July 1813, married 11 Aug 1831 John Turner (my line).
5. Jacob Bear married Hannah Fulk, children include Jerome, Louisa, and Annie, who stayed in VA, and Frederick, David, Joseph, William, and Nelie who were living in IN in 1879.
6. Kesia Bear never married and died prior to her father.
7. Mary Bear married John H. Long.
8. Lena Bear married Jack Custer and was living in IN by 1879.
9. Sophia Bear married James W. Fulk and stayed in VA.
10. John Bear married Sarah Miller and stayed in VA.
11. Joseph Bear moved to Ohio.
I hope this information will help some of our Bear/Bare researchers and would appreciate any additional information and corrections on this family and possible parents of Valentine Bear.