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Here is a picture that Ken Sears took of Rachel's tombstone back on May 9, 2008:

Tombstone of Rachel Bodine Sears

From: searko at
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Subject: Bodine - Sears connection?

My name is Kenneth Sears...

Here is my line as I believe it to be.
* The further back I go the less certain I am.
Starting with my Father
Albert Arnold Sears, born in Newburg NY 1914
Harvey Sears Jr, born in Orange county NY
Harvey Sears Sr, born in Orange county NY Civil War 4th Calvary CO. C NY
Peter Sears, born in Montgomery Orange county NY
John Sears, born in Westchester CO. NY. Married Rachael Bodine
William (Seawall) Sears, born in Connecticut
Bartholomew Sears, born in Boston MA
While on business I took a detour and visited the Brick Church grave yard in May of 2008.
Here is a picture I took of Rachael's headstone.
Unfortunately it is made of marble, weathered badly and it was raining at the time.
Please let me know if you have any information or comments.

Best Regards: Ken Sears

From Ronny Bodine:

John Sears served during the Revolutionary War from Orange County, first in 1775 in Capt. Felter's Company and in 1777 in three further units. On 21 Sept 1832, as John Sears of Wallkill, he applied for a pension and in his declaration stated he was born on 2 May 1759 in West Chester County, New York. His widow subsequently applied for a pension (W. 2471) and stated John Sears died 26 March 1843 in Orange County and that she was Mary White prior to their marriage on 13 Dec 1821 in Neeleytown (Orange Co.), New York.

Burials in Brick Reformed Church Cemetery of Montgomery, Orange County.
John Sears Born 1760 Died Mar. 25, 1843 aged 83 yrs. 10 mo. & 3 dys. 4th Regt. Ulster Co. Militia
Rachael Sears Died Dec. 31, 1820 aged 54 yrs wife of John Sears