Welcome to the Lear genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.
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The earliest Lear household on Mount Desert Island was that of John Lear, recorded in the 1810 census of Mount Desert. The household was composed of two males under 10, one male 26–45, and a female 26–45.
John Lear Jr. (son of John Lear and [...]) b. age 30 y. as of 1850 census Maine m. Louisa H. [...] b. age 30 y. as of 1850 census Maine children: Harvey Lear b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census Maine John F. Lear b. age 11 m. as of 1850 census Maine documentation and notes - - - - - Samuel R. Lear (son of [...]) b. age 54 y., 11 m., 24 d. at death Maine m. Joan S. [...] b. age 69 y., 5 m., 21 d. at death Maine d. 12 June 1883 bur. Oak Hill Road Cemetery Mount Desert, Maine d. 11 March 1863 bur. Oak Hill Road Cemetery Mount Desert, Maine children: Albertine T. Lear b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census Maine - m. Eben T. Richardson Samuel H. Lear b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census Maine documentation and notes - - - - -