I am also researching the Charles Quear and
Frances O Thompson line. I know that Charles Quear was the son of Austin and Amanda Quear. Austin was born in Penn. about 1818 and Amanda was born in Penn. about 1820. Austin and Amanda had three children that I know of--they were Ellen, born about 1837 in Bergen, Genesee, New York; Elias born about 1843 in Bergen, Genesee, New York, and Charles (spouse of Frances O Thompson) born June 1846 in Bergen, Genesee, New York. The family later relocated to Matteson, Branch, Michigan.
Of Austin and Ellen who are the children of Charles and Frances O Quear that you wrote of, I know only that they both lived until 1900 at least. Austin was a patient at the Insane Asylum in Kalamazoo Mich. in that year and was unmarried, and where Ellen was I do not know, only that her mother stated that she was living in 1900. A bit of time has passed since you wrote your request for information and I was wondering if you had found out any more info on the Quear family since then? I am specifically trying to find out if Austin and Amanda Quear who are the parents of Charles, had an older son named William John born in 1836?