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Francis Bonham Greear
and Priscilla Price Stallard

Francis Bonham Greear b 22 Jun 1819 Grayson Co VA d 21 Feb 1909 Flatwoods, Scott Co VA; s/o Noah Greear and Mary Elizabeth Bonham. Francis Bonham Greear m. 9 Feb 1847 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Mullins b 6 Sept 1827 d 15 Jul 1849. Francis Bonham Greear m. 4 May 1854 Scott Co VA to Priscilla Price Stallard b 23 Nov 1829 Scott Co VA d 31 Mar 1905 Scott Co VA. Children of Francis Bonham Greear and Priscilla Price Stallard;

1. Mary E Greear b 1865 VA

2. William O Greear b 1857 VA

3. James W Greear b abt 1859 VA

More About Francis Bonham Greear
From The Southwest Corner
by Goodrich Wilson

Franis Bonham Greear was in the Military 50th Va. Reg of Inf. Co. H Civil War Unit from Wise Co., VA. Francis Bonham Greear lived on a mountain farm in Wise Co., VA where along the Guest River, he owned some of the best farm land in Wise, as well as one of the most impressive and rockiest river gorges in the state. He was an educator of no mean ability and of progressive instincts.Teaching private schools in Wise, before the Civil War, he improved the methods use by preparing and publishing keys to the arithmetic and grammar text books they had. When the free school system was started in 1870 he became a trustee and a leader in the movement in Wise County. Besides teaching and building public schools, he rendered many and varied services to the people of his section, such as surveying their land, drawing up deeds and other legal papers, keeping accounts and working out sums and acting as general legal and business advisor for all and sundry. He had a decided mechanical genius and in his blacksmith and carpenter shops turned out many contrivances and did much repair work for his neightors. For all of which services he rarely if ever received any money. -- The Southwest Corner by Goodrich Wilson

1860 Wise Co KY Census
27 30 30 Greear, Francis B 40 M Farmer VA
28 30 30 Greear, Priscilla P 31 F Housekeeper VA
29 30 30 Greear, Mary E 5 F VA
30 30 30 Greear, William O 3 M VA
31 30 30 Greear, James W 1 M VA

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