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Thanks Colleen, for the update in information. We have a family of William and Lucy Fiers in Sussex County, Virginia. As far as is known, they had five children; William, John, Drewry, Lucretia, and Thomas Lawrence, all born in the time period of 1760 to 1770. It is not unthinkable that there could have been a Mary born in 1777 to this family. The family moved into Southampton County, Va. in the early 1780's and then during the 1790s, the oldest son, William moved into Halifax County, N.C. As I said before, I don't see a good fit here but maybe these names will give you some clue. One more thing, did your original records show a spelling of Fiers or Fears? I am not sure the two spellings are for the same family name, although there are certainly times when they have interchanged. Our name is usually pronounced with a long I as in Fi-ers.
I will keep your Mary in mind and let's keep in touch. Russ