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277. Nancy BECKETT was born in 1816 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. She died after 1840 at the age of 24.

Nancy BECKETT and John More LEAR were married on 24 April 1834 in Marion County, Missouri. John More LEAR, son of Thomas More LEAR and Mary FAGAN, was born on 12 July 1799 in Mason County, Kentucky. He died on 3 October 1847 at the age of 48 in Marion County, Missouri.

He is said to have married (1) Mary Elizabeth Beadle/Biddle about 1816, by whom he had at least two children, Mary Ann, b. 1818 and Richard B., b. 1823. By Nancy Beckett he had Eliza, b. 1836 and Nancy, b. 1838.

1840 Census. Marion Co, MO
John Lear: 2m 10-15, 1m 15-20, 1m 40-50. 3f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30.

Online databases give Thomas More Lear [1769-1830 in Marion Co MO] and Mary Fagan [1777-1865 Marion Co MO] as parents of John. In 1810 and 1820, they lived in Bourbon Co KY.
Thomas and wife Mary "Polly" are buried in the "Old Turner Cemetery" Marion County, MO