I am looking for information about George Bear and any of his descendants.My gg-grandfather George Bear was born about 1802 in England.He came to America, September 23, 1853 on the ship "Queen Victoria" ending in Quebec, Canada.He came with his wife Ann and children Thomas b. 1836, George born April 15, 1840, James born in Ilfracombe, England,December 12, 1841, Jane born November 09, 1849 and John Joseph born November 26, 1851.We were told that Ann was his 2nd wife, the mother of Jane and John.They lived in Quebec for seven years. George and older sons worked in a nail factory, making square nails.They moved to Buffalo, N. Y. in 1860 or later.I have found the family in the 1870 census in Ward 11, Buffalo, Erie Co., N. Y. and George, Ann and George in the 1880 census in Buffalo, Erie Co., New York.
James and wife Sarah Jane Edwards and twin sons Charles and Joseph moved to Kansas in 1879 and lived in Russell Co., Ks. until his death on November 27, 1915.
John Joseph and wife Jane Hamilton moved to Cumberland, Rhode Island before January 1885.He died November 08, 1922 in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Jane Bear married John Bassett Stevens. From the census information, it appears that they stayed in Buffalo, N. Y. The last census that I found for them was the 1880 census in Buffalo, Erie Co., N. Y.
I have not been able to find Thomas Bear anywhere and I don't know what happened to the son George Bear.I still haven't found any death information on George, Ann or son George or Jane Bear Stevens.
I will be looking forward to hearing from anyone that has any information on these people.I would be glad to share any information that I have.