Notes for Hiram Lewis GEAR


!Prior to his marriage, Hiram studied law with Judge Thomas Ewart in Marietta,
who later marr ied as his second wife, Jerusha Gear, Hiram's sister.  Soon
after their marriage Hiram and Co rnelia moved to Downieville, California
where he became a law partner with his father-in-law , Peter Van Clief.  From
1863 to 1865 they practiced law together in Downieville, Californi a where he
became a law partner with his father-in-law Peter Van Clief.  From 1863 to
1865 th ey practiced law together in Downieville and from 1865 to 1870 in
Quincy, Plumas co., Califor nia.  Besides being an attorney, Hiram was also a
Baptist minister.

!1880 census shows Hiram and Cornelia were in Xenia,Greene, Ohio.  Hiram's
mosther, Jerusha S .Gear was in same household....
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