To stimulate another conversation, when do you have your particular Edmund born? What about the other sons of James and Kesiah Fears? Do you think James mentions his sons' names in their birth order in his will? I believe the answer to the last question is yes.
Here is my estimation of James and Kesiah's sons' births.
William born 1745/6 -- well established
James -- born after 1751 because William Fears is the only male tithable listed with James Fears in the Prince Edward County tithable list in the year 1767. No other males over 16 in 1767.
Absolem -- born between 1751 and 1768.
Edmund -- born prior to 1768. I have found an Edmund Fears in James Fears household around 1784. (I may not have the right year but it's before 1787)
Jesse -- born before 1771. Appears in James Fears household on the 1787 personal property tax listing.
If you feel like there is other information that you have that may contradict these estimations and assumptions, please let me know.
Since I have found an Edmund Fears in 1784 living with James Fears, I am having a hard time believing he is also in Burke County, North Carolina. I believe Edmund, son of James, migrated to Georgia. He never spent time in Burke County, N.C. Despite my beliefs, I can't quite prove it.
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