Thank you for your response. I haven't been working on my Bear line for quite some time. I'm just getting back to it. I descend from Jacob Bear and Catharine Snyder though their son, David Bear (and Esther Nailor),and through their daughter Mary Ann Bear.
I find your information on the parents of Jacob very interesting. I did not know it. I'd be very interested to know what kind of sources you used and how one would access them. Also, the book you mentioned, is it the one by Walter Scott Bear or is there more than one book about Jacob Bear?