Re: Joel Kear - From Scotland to Tennessee
By Jill Orr October 08, 2003 at 08:49:03
Rebecca,I have a Joel Kear who was born 05 January 1796 in Rutherford Co., NC.He died 08 July 1871 in Sevier Co., TN.He married Sarah B. Huff on 06 June 1838 in Sevier Co.They are buried in White Oaks Flat Cemetery.Joel is the son of James Kear who was born abt. 1760 in the Lowlands of Scotland.He died abt. 1845 in Sevier Co.James married Mary Shelton abt. 1788 in Rutherford Co.She was the daughter of Dr. Joel Shelton.James was inscripted to fight in the Colonies and jumped ship with three others finally making his way to North Carolina.Other children of James Kear and Mary Shelton:John, Mourning, Nancy, Sarah, (Joel), Susan, James, Elizabeth, Luvina, Mary, Anderson and William.I follow this line from James to John & Elizabeth Creek to Joel who married Frances Jenkins, etc.The family changed the spelling of their name with my great-grandfather, John Alexander Carr.