Not that this is doing me any good, because nobody seems to know about this family but I can add a bit more information.Lafayette is probably the brother of Michael Bear of Trumbull Co., Ohio. Michael had a son, George Bear, and this person is named in Lafayette's obit as his nephew. Lafayette and his wife, Arvilla were in Mercer County Pennsylvania in 1847 when their daughter Orilla was born. Six weeks later they moved to Trumbull Co., Ohio.I did find Michael Bear on Rootsweb, but thought I'd add this info here just in case it rang some bells with anyone else. Thank you.