Hello. A relative of mine, Eliza Short (1858 )married a Robert Vear ( born France around 1855)in Waterville, Quebec on 15 December 1874 at the Congregational Church. After I looked into this family I discovered that he was the son of:
Thomas Vear (1816)from England and Mary Andrew (Bet. 1803 - 1807 - England) They also had 2 other sons James A Vear and William Vear.
2 questions- is there anyone out there who knows this family?
2)it seems that James was born in England Bet. 1839 - 1844 and yet William and Robert were born in France between 1849- 1855 . The family seemed to come to Canada around 1857 acording to census reports. I found them living in Acton, Bagot, Quebec in 1861 under the name of Fleer :)
and by 1871 they were living in Ascot( where they lived for decades after).
Even if you do not know this family does anyone have any idea why someone would move from England to France and then to Canada? Any historical reason??? As they were methodist/congregational I wonder if there was a religious reason?(preaching?) I have no occupation for the father as he died by 1871.
I have seen the name spelled as Vear, Vere, Veur.
James married Jane McGee
William married Elizabeth Haldenly. by 1911 they were in Ontario
Robert Vear and Eliza eventually went down to California.
I am just throwing this out here in case someone knows this family.
Thank you - kim