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William David Clear
B: March 1937 Ohio
M: May 29, 1859 View Marriage License
D: Before March 25, 1921 (View Headstone)
Buried: Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio
Notes: In the 1860 Census, William is listed as a day laborer, 22 years old, born in Ohio, living in Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, with his wife Amanda, 19. They were living near Willaim David's mother, Margaret.

• William D. Clear served with Company E of the 81st Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. On June 17, 1889, he applied from Ohio for a pension under #710148. Certificate #635754 was granted. His widow applied March 25, 1921 under #1171700; the certificate #908622 was granted.

• In Census records dating from 1870 to 1910, the couple continued to live in Preble County, and William David is listed as an engineer.

Amanda Creager
B: September 10, 1840 Butler County, Ohio
M: May 29, 1859 View Marriage License
D: February 25, 1932 West Elkton
Buried: Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio
Parents: Both born in Ireland; Names unknown. Father possible named George.
Obituary: Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Clear, 90, widow of the late David Clear, who died Thursday afternoon at the home of her son, Warren, in West Elkton, were held Sunday afternoon from the Girton Funeral Home here. Internment Mound Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Clear was the mother of Mrs. D. V. Bringman, Eaton, and lived with her for some time. Mrs. Clear was born in Springdale, Ohio. Mrs. Clear is survived by two sons, Sherman, Hamilton; Warren, West Elkton, and two daughters, Mrs. Bringman,Eaton, Mrs. Clara Cade, Chicago, Illinois.
Children of William David Clear and Amanda Creager
1. Clara A. Clear
B: 1861
M: January 22, 1882
Spouse: Samuel Dintaman
2. Mary Francis Clear
B: June 23, 1866 Eaton, Ohio
M: June 23, 1885
D: August 15, 1946
Spouse: Dora Albert Bringman
Child: Myrl M. Bringman (1886-1977)
3. William S. Clear
B: March 31, 1869 Eaton, Ohio
M: September 25, 1890 Preble County, Ohio
Spouse: Clara B. Saylor
4. Jesse M. Clear
B: 1875
M: June 28, 1891 Preble County, Ohio
D: October 27, 1896 (View Headstone)
Spouse: Wallace H. Bennett
Child: Pearl Eloise Bennett (1895 - 1974)