Does the book have a BEARS family in Mass., perhaps in the area of Pelham (near Amherst)?I'm looking for Eleanor BEARS (b. in the 1750s) who was married 21 August 1780, Pelham, MASS., to George ELLIOTT, a Revolutionary War soldier.
In the winter of 1798, they moved to Scipio, New York.They were the parents of ten children: John, Samuel (lived in Ohio), Dr. George (lived Penn Yan, NY), Otis, Prudence (b. 1786, Pelham, Mass.; m. COWAN; d. Scipio, NY), Eleanor (m. Benjamin David BREG), Mary ("Polly"), William, Sally and Jane.
Family tradition says the BEARS family was of Scottish descent.Is that correct?