Benjamin Franklin Sears
- Born: 4 Mar 1867, Chocowinity, Beaufort Co., North Carolina
- Marriage: Annie Laura Pedrick on 4 Apr 1894 in Hyde Co., North Carolina
- Died: 3 Nov 1943, Chocowinity, Beaufort Co., North Carolina at age 76
- Buried: 5 Nov 1943, Wesley Cemetery at Chocowinity, Beaufort Co., North Carolina
Cause of his death was Carcinoma of Prostate.
The 1900 Federal Census for Washington Township, Beaufort Co., North Carolina, District 12, page 252B, dated June 8, 1900 records Ben F. Sears (March 1871 - NC/NC/NC) with his wife Annie L. Sears (Sept 1 - NC/NC/NC) and daughter Charlie L. Sears (Jan 1899 - NC/NC/NC) living at the home of Annie's father, William J. Pedrick (Oct 1837 - NC/NC/NC). William is a Seaman on a Sailing Vessell while Ben works at a Saw Mill. William is listed as married for 25 years; however, no wife is present. Ben is listed as a son-in-law, Annie L. as daughter [to William] and Charlie as a Grand Daughter (to William).
The 1910 Federal Census for Charleston Co., South Carolina, District 59, page 67A, dated April 15, 1910 records Benjamin F. Sears (36 - NC/NC/NC) with his wife Annie Sears (36 - NC/NC/NC) and children Charles Sears [son] (11 - NC/NC/NC), Katie Sears (9 - SC/NC/NC), Martha Sears (4 - SC/NC/NC), Annie Sears (2 - NC/NC/NC), and Frank Sears (2/12 - SC/NC/NC) living at pring Street. Benjamin has been married to Annie for 16 years and is working as a Saw Filer for a Lumber Company. They have 7 children of whom 5 are still living.
The 1940 Federal Census for Chocowinity Township, Beaufort Co., North Carolina, District 7-5, page 60B, dated April 16, 1940 records B. Franklin Sears (72) living in the home of the widow Catherine Bright (37) and family. Benjamin is listed as an Uncle-in-Law.
North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976
Name: Benjamin Franklin Sears (married)
Residence: Chocowinity, Beaufort Co., North Carolina
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1867
Birth Place: Choowinity, North Carolina
Death Date: 3 Nov 1943
Death Location: Chocowinity, Beaufort Co., North Carolina
Burial: Nov 5, 1943 at Wesley Cemetery at Chocowinity, Beaufort Co., North Carolina
Spouse's Name: Annie Laura Sears
Father's name: John Sears
Mother's name: Martha Carrow
Informant: Mrs. B F Sears of Chocowinity, N.C.
Benjamin married Annie Laura Pedrick on 4 Apr 1894 in Hyde Co., North Carolina. (Annie Laura Pedrick was born on 25 Sep 1873 in Hyde Co., North Carolina, died on 27 Dec 1951 in Washington, Beaufort Co., North Carolina and was buried on 28 Dec 1951 in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, Beaufort Co., North Carolina.)
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
Name: B F Sears
Birth Year: abt 1868
Marriage Date: 4 Apr 1894
Marriage Place: Hyde Co., North Carolina
Spouse: Annie Pedrick
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 20
Event Type: Marriage