Descendants of John Thomas Wears and Mary Elizabeth Raney Wears

Source: [Ray or John Roy Barber], Descendents [sic] of John Thomas Wears and Mary Elizabeth Raney Wears…, genealogical notes in the possession of Carol Lee Mattocks, originally prepared by either Ray or John Roy Barber.

Descendents of John Thomas Wears and Mary Elizabeth Raney Wears, married in Henry Co., Missouri, March 26, 1862. John age 25, Mary age 17.

John Thomas Wears, born Nov. 13, 1837, died March 22, 1930.

He was born in New Castle, Craig County, Virginia. He came to Missouri in 1860. In 1868 he united with the Tebo Baptist Church, later to Peaceful home and to Mt. Zion, from Mt. Zion to Lowry City Baptist Church. He was in the Civil War having served 3 years in Company ‘C’, 7th Regiment, Missouri Calvary. He was a member of Post Number 238, of the Grand Army of the Republic, Lowry City, Mo. He is buried in the Lowry City, Missouri cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Raney Wears, born January 16, 1845, died March 7, 1919

She was born in Washington County, Kentucky. Her Mothers maiden name was Coulter. Her father J.C. Raney was born in Louisville, Kentucky, January 8, 1816. Died March 31, 1897. He is buried in Tebo Cemetery close to Tightwad, Mo. Mary joined the Baptist Church in 1862. She is buried in the Lowry City, Cemetery.

Their children

Euild Thomas Wears born March 2, 1864, died Oct. 16, 1942, buried at Stafford, Ks.
He married Mary Snyder. Their children- Estus, Ada, Myrtle, Uel, Ellis.

Thaddeus Sheridan Wears born Feb. 18, 1866, died Dec. 30, 1949. Buried at Lowry City.
He married Clara J. Martin. Their children-Pearl, Essie, Lola, Mary, Goldie

John Henry Wears born May 2, 1867, died April 2, 1868.

Minnie Belle Wears born Oct. 12, 1868, died March 4, 1946. Buried ar Lowry City.
She married Perry Barber. Their children-Weir, Tom, Ray, John Roy, Moine, Garnett

Mattie Amelia Wears born August 5, 1870, died Nov. 11, 1952. Buried at Lowry City.
She married Henry Mersch. Their children- Loie, Ralph, Grace, Henrietta, Chloe, Pauline, Irene, and Geneieve

Mary Elizabeth Wears born 1872, died March 6, 1874.

Roy Jackson Wears born Oct. 1875, died Sept. 15, 1940. Buried at Hemet, Calif.
He married Mayme. No children.

Uilla Susan Wears born April 10, 1879, died Feb. 18, 1969. Buried at Lowry City.
She married William Bagley. Their children- Comer and Mildred.

James Garfield Wears born March 26, 1881, died 1950. Buried in Hemet, Calif.
He married Estelle. Their children- Cloris, Edith, Dale.

George Wears born April 3, 1883, died Oct. 6, 1948. Buried at Lowry City.
He married Maude. No children.

Frederick William Wears born May 4, 1887, died June 28, 1957. Buried at Lowry City.
He married Mary Carver. Their children-Doris, Glenn, Helen, John, and Harold.

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