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Peter Shearer1

(Feb 22, 1824 - Feb 26, 1902)
Peter Shearer|b. Feb 22, 1824\nd. Feb 26, 1902|p6229.htm|William Shearer|||Janet Gilkerson|||||||||John Gilkerson|b. c. 1742\nd. Mar 5, 1824|p6289.htm|Janet Gilkerson|b. c. 1741\nd. Jun 27, 1820|p6290.htm|
Descendants of Robert Somers
     Peter Shearer was born on Feb 22, 1824 in Barnet, Vermont.1,2 He was the son of William Shearer and Janet Gilkerson.1

     Peter married Nancy Somers, daughter of Robert Somers and Caroline Clifford, on Jan 1, 1851.1

     Peter and Nancy appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Logan, Marshall County, Iowa, enumerated Jun 8, 1880, with their son William. Also in the house were Michael Keefe, laborer, and Belle Cuthbert, servant.2

     Peter died on Feb 26, 1902 at the age of 78 years and 4 days.1

Children of Peter Shearer and Nancy Somers


  1. Wells, Frederic Palmer. History of Barnet, Vermont. 1923. Reprint, Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Company, 2003.
  2. Iowa. Marshall County. 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 355. Washington: National Archives.