Descendants Joseph ShearinRebecca Shearin and Jonathan Ragan, Sr. married before 15 Oct 1761 in Granville County, North Carolina. Born in Virginia in 1745, Rebecca was the first known child of John Shearin, Jr. and Lucretia (Rivers) Shearin.

Born in Virginia is about 1710, John Shearin, Sr. was a land holder in Brunswick County, Virginia by 27 Jan 1734. He was a son of the immigrant Joseph Shearin and Amelia (Peebles) Shearin.