Summary Information

Repository: The Historical Society of Montgomery County

Title: Shearer Family Papers

Creator: Shearer, Peter

Dates: 1816-1944 (bulk 1816-1887)

Accession number: 1944.10184

Extent: 5 linear inches

Language: English

Scope and content: This is a collection of papers created by various members of the Shearer family. They include legal papers, bonds, receipt books, estate papers, and others. The family lived in Upper Dublin and Whitemarsh. There is a muster book for the 56th Pennsylvania militia (1801 - 1821) of which Peter Shearer was captain.   William Shearer studied pharmacy at the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy, and one of his notebooks is in the collection. There are also several papers belonging to members of the Rex family

Arrangement: This collection is divided into two series:

Series A: Papers of the 56th Pennsylvania Militia

Series B: Papers of Peter Shearer

Series C. Legal papers of George Shearer

Series D. Legal papers of Jesse Rex

Series E. Miscellaneous papers

Series F. Inventory of papers