Note: HISTORY OF WYANDOT COUNTY, Page 1052: BYRON KEAR, son of Jonathan and Caroline (Porterfield) Kear, was born in this township January 24, 1832. His parents were natives of New York and Maine respectively. They, married in Delaware County, Ohio, and located in this township on land entered by our subject's grandfather. Their children were Lucinda E., Anna M., Crawford J., Byron, Susan C, and Agnes J. Lucinda is deceased. The mother died in August, 1853, the father in March, 1876, aged fifty-five and seventy-five years respectively. They were entombed upon the farm where the grandparents, each in their ninety-third year, were also interred. Byron Kear remained, from his youth up, on the home farm, which he obtained in later years. He was married, April 24, 1853, to Eliza A. Clark, who was born in Delaware County, Ohio, December 23, 1836, a daughter of John and Caroline (Fisher) Clark, natives of Now York. Her parents married in Delaware County, Ohio, and moved to Wyandot in 1839, settling in Crawford Township. The children of this family were Marion A., Martha A., James B., Isaac F., Albina E., Eliza A., John S., Caroline C. and Cicero; the latter and James B. now deceased. The mother died in April, 1849, the father, February 3, 1866. Mr. and Mrs. Kear are parents of three daughters-Ada C., born April 16, 1854; Emma E,, February 11, 1858; Flora E., October 2, 1860, all living and married. Ada C. was united with I. B. Gibbs October 8, 1871; Emma was married to John Slatterback, November 18, 1875; Flora E. was made the wife of J. E. Gibbs July 24, 1879. In addition to the home farm in 1874 Mr. Rear purchased twenty-five acres, now owning 215 acres of valuable land. In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Forty-fourth Ohio National Guards, and served till September, 1864, when he was honorably discharged. He and Mrs. Kear are members of the United Brethren Church. Mr. Kear is a member of the Masonic Lodge, a Republican and Prohibitionist.
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