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Horace Sears was born May 3, 1819, in New Durham, Greene Co., N. Y. He is the son of Chauncey and Sally (Shoofelt) Sears. His father was born in Connecticut in 1879, was in the war of 1812, and is still living with his son, aged 92. His grandfather was in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Sears was engaged in agriculture in his native county until 1843, when he purchased 80 acres on sec. 36, which a subiequent investment has increased to 130 acres, valued at $6,500. He was married Nov. 22, 1840, to Maria J. Warner, of New York. She was born in Parma, N. Y., and is the daughter of David and Olive Warner. Five children have been born as follows: Olive C., Aug. 19, 1847; Levant C., March 13, 1853; Walter, March 7, 1856, died April 7, 1856; William W., Dec. 25, 1857; and Mary A., Aug. 29, 1859. All were born on the homestead. Mr. Sears is a Republican, and both himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church.

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