I am not a direct relation to the Fearings, but my sister married Charles Julian Fearing, so they are in-laws to me and are included in my extended family tree. If you know more about Warren Grice Fearing's parents or sibilings, please let me know.
Here is what I sent to my nephew Jonathan Fearing recently:
I did a little research and found out some interesting things about the Fearing family in Elizabeth City, NC (>1 hr from Hertford County where my father’s family is from, btw). According to the docs that you sent to me, Warren Grice Fearing (born 1853, your great great grand daddy) may have been related to the white Fearings from Elizabeth City, NC (moved down to NC from Massachusetts, originally from England). The Word doc that you sent me mentions that Warren Grice Fearing’s father may have been Oliver Cromwell Fearing (born Oct 21, 1801), who was the brother of Isaiah Fearing, a prominent citizen of Elizabeth City, NC. This may be true, but there is no way to verify this: there is no record of Oliver Cromwell Fearing ever being married or having children. Oliver does not have a record of marriage or kids, but he may have had “undocumented” affairs and/or children. If Oliver Cromwell Fearing (or any other of these Fearings) can be linked to Warren Grice Fearing, then you can trace your ancestry as far back as England in the early-mid 1500’s. There is obviously a connection between the white and Black Fearing families, you just need to verify it. There is a chance that the connection between the Black & white Fearings is through the Grice family. I would like to know how Warren Grice Fearing got his middle name. Ask your family about that and get back to me when you can.
“2-story frame house, one room deep, built ca. 1800, doubled in size and double front porch added ca. 1840, and 1-story north wing added ca. 1885. According to local tradition the house was built by Charles Grice, and came into the Fearing family in 1832, where it remained at the time of the nomination. Isaiah Fearing, who lived here until his death in 1858, was a prominent merchant and well-known postmaster. Believed to be the oldest structure in historic district.” http://www.historicelizabethcity.org/echd/ECHD_Catalog.php?serial=181http://www.historicelizabethcity.org/echd/ECHD_Catalog.php?serial=181
First Generation Warren Grice Fearing was born in 1853 in Elizabeth City, NC. He died in 1915 in Washington, DC. Warren married Mary Alice Hendrick. Mary was born in 1859. She died in 1939 in Washington, DC. They had the following children: Charles Hendrick Fearing, Sr Robert Warren Fearing was born in 1878 in Washington, DC. He died in 1943. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Jennie Fearing was born in 1883 in Washington, DC. Mamie Estelle Fearing was born in 1885 in Washington, DC. She died in 1977. Mamie married Addison N. Scurlock. John Fearing was born in 1891 in Washington, DC. He died in 1960. Gladys Fearing was born in 1893 in Washington, DC. She died in 1924.
Second Generation Charles Hendrick Fearing, Sr. was born in 1880 in Washington, DC. He died in 1945 in Washington, DC. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Charles married Carrie Lee. Carrie was born in 1883. She died in 1963. They had the following children: Charles Hendrick Fearing, Jr. Karl Lee Fearing Arthur Newell Fearing
Third Generation Charles Hendrick Fearing, Jr. was born in 1909 in Washington DC. He died in 1989 in Los Angeles, CA. Charles married Lucy Grant. They had the following children: Charles Julian Fearing Cynthia Maria Fearing Deborah Charlene Fearing
Arthur Newell Fearing was born in 1916. He died on 16 Jun 2005. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Arthur married Dorothy Jackson. They had the following children: Jeffrey John Fearing Charles Leslie Fearing
Fourth Generation Charles Julian Fearing married Barbara Dayle Thomas daughter of Donald Fredrick Thomas of Delaware and Barbara Ann Grant of Illinois. They had the following children: Barbara Ann Fearing Jonathan Michael Fearing