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Will, Willie, or William Sears
I am researching my family tree and recently came across the Houston County, Georgia, 1900 Census that lists a Black Male, Will Sears, age 32, as a prisoner. The census records indicate Will Sears was born Aug 1867 in Virginia. It also indicates his mother and father were born in Virginia. Do you know any information about or are you related to Will Sears from Virginia? I believe he may have been my great, grandfather on my mother's side of the family. My research shows Will Sears lived in Itasca, Texas in 1910 and 1920. The Hill County, Texas census from 1910 and 1920 are conflicting because they report William Sears in 1910 and Will Sears in 1920. Will Sears had two children, Curtis and Willie or William Jr. I would appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks. Gerald Masters, Hurst, Texas.