Found him on the 1860 Benton, Yates, New York census (img 56) age 8. Found him on the 1870 Benton, Yates, New York census (img 24) as David Tears
age 17, farm laborer. He is living in the household of Peter Palmatier
age 38, farmer.
Found him on the 1900 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 134 img 12) as David Tears
age 48, no occupation listed.
Found him on the 1930 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 6 img 17) as David E. Tears
age 77. Plasterer, house. Also in his household is Lola M. Tears
age 18, granddaughter.
Penn Yan - David E. Tears, 88, died Saturday night in his home in Benton. Surviving are his widow two daughters, Mrs. Samuel McKie and Mrs. George Williams, both of East Rochester one son, James Tears, Covington, Pa. one sister, Mrs. Eva Bassage, Penn Yan, and three brothers, John, Benton and William Tears, Flint. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow, in 201 E. Elm St. - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle February 21, 1938