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The Shearer Family
Archibald Shearer b: 1720 Ayrshire, Scotland. Married Margaret Murray 1763 East Kilbride, Scotland.
1. Christian Shearer b: 1768 Glassford, Scotland.
2. Archibald Shearer b: 1775 Drumtal, Scotland d: 1851 Scotland. Married Ann Wilson 1794 Scotland b: 1775 d: 1847 Scotland.
3. John Shearer b: 1776 Glassford, Scotland.
4. William Shearer b: 1778 Glassford, Scotland.
5. Gavin Shearer b: 1780 Glassford, Scotland.

In 1820 Archibald Jr. and his sons Archibald, Andrew and John left Scotland to come to Ontario. In 1830 sons Alexander and Matthew came to Ontario followed in 1842 by Gavin. Eventually in 1870 son James moved to Kansas. Except for Helen and Janet who emigrated to Ontario with their husbands, the rest of the children and Ann never ventured to the "new world" and that is why (it is assumed) Archibald eventually returned to Scotland and can now be found buried next to his wife.

Archibald Shearer Jr. b: 1775 Drumtal, Scotland d: 1851 Scotland. Married Ann Wilson 1794 Scotland b: 1775 d: 1847 Scotland.
1. Janet Shearer b: Scotland d: 1847 ON. Married John Yetts b: 1803 d: 1879 ON.
2. Angus Shearer
3. Peggy Shearer
4. Ann Shearer
5. Sandy Shearer
6. Helen (Nellie) Shearer b: Abt 1796 Scotland. Married Thomas Davidson m: Scotland b: Abt 1795 Scotland.
7. Archibald Shearer b: 1797 Scotland d: 1867 ON. Married Agnes Blackstock b: 1803 Scotland d: 1867 ON.
8. William Shearer b: 1800 Scotland d: 1825 Scotland
9. Andrew Shearer b: 1802 Scotland d: 1888 ON. Ellen "Helen" Waddell b: 1800 Scotland d: 1880 ON.
10. John Shearer b: 1805 Scotland d: 1884. Married Sarah Bradley m: 1835 b: 1810 Ireland d: 1886.
11. James Shearer b: 1810 Scotland d: 1892 KS. Married Mary Marshall m: 1840 b: 1815 Scotland d: 1897 KS.
12. Gavin Shearer b: 1811 Scotland d: 1898. Married Janet Gilchrist m: 1833 Scotland b: 1811 Scotland d: 1871.
13. Christina Shearer b: 1813 Scotland
14. Alexander Shearer b: 1814 Scotland d: 1901 Scotland. Lydia Sweet m: 1851 b: 1830 d: 1906.
15. Matthew Shearer b: 1817 Scotland d: 1899. Charlotte Brown b: 1833 d: 1898

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My Shearer connection:
1 Archibald Shearer b: 1720 SCT
+Margaret Murray
...2 Archibald Shearer b: 1775 SCT d: 1851 SCT
...+Ann Wilson b:1775 m:1794 SCT d:1847 SCT
......3 Andrew Shearer b: 1802 SCT d: 1888 ON
......+Ellen "Helen" Waddell b: 1800 SCT d: 1880 ON
.........4 Andrew Shearer b: 1834 ON d: 1911
.........+Mary Steele b: 1843 ON m: 1862 ON d: 1918
............5 Margaret Shearer b: 1872 ON d: 1938 SK
............+James Taylor Hall b: 1867 ON m: 1891 d: 1935 SK
...............6 John Howard Hall b: 1892 ON d: 1974 ON
...............+Anna Catherine Rippel b: 1890 ND m: 1912 SK d: 1982 ON
..................7 Nada Lucille Hall b: 1918 SK d: 1991 ON
..................+Douglas Van Norman McGuire b: 1910 ON m: 1942 ON d: 1976 ON
.....................8 My Mother
........................9 Me!

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As useful as it would be, I'm unable to read minds. Therefore I do need your help if you write to me for assistance or to inquire about a possible family connection.

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Secondly a date - WHEN were they born, did they migrate, die, etc?

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Why are these three things needed? Name should be obvious. A date helps narrow it down - I may have a name that matches (sometimes a dozen or more) but that's not helpful to either of us especially if none of them turn out to match your information (all it does is waste time). A place narrows it down even further. I may not have the name you're seeking, but perhaps a branch of my tree was in the area at the same time as yours.

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