Andrew Spear

Individual

Born: 24 Aug 1806 in Virginia, USA

Died: 1 Nov 1887 in Washington County, Ohio, USA

Father: James Spear (? – ?)

Mother: Elizabeth McConnahaw (? – ?)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth Hinton (? – ?)

Married: 14 May 1829 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA

Child: Silvester Spear (c. 1833 – ?)

Child: Joseph Spear (c. 1836 – ?)

Child: Sarah Spear (c. 1837 – ?)

Child: Tabitha Spear (c. 1840 – ?)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Susannah Nickolson (c. 1823 – ?)

Married: 25 Dec 1851 in Monroe County, Ohio, USA

Child: Martha Spear (c. 1860 – ?)

Notes:

Andrew and his brother Joseph married sisters Elizabeth and Sarah Hinton.

The 1830 U.S. Census identifies bothers William, Robert, James, Samuel, David, Andrew, and Joseph Spear as living in Kirkwood Township, Belmont County, Ohio.

An 80-year old woman named Ann Howell (b. Pennsylvania) was living with Andrew and Elizabeth in 1850. [1850 U.S. Census]

Andrew was born in the western part of Virginia, and claims a birth place of West Virginia in the 1870 U.S. Census. West Virginia did not exist until 1863, when it seceded from Virginia during the American Civil War.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 22 Feb 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1830 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to notes]
1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to name, birth, death, marriage, notes]
Web: Ancestry Database (Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900)
ancestry.com. [Original sources stored in various Ohio counties. These records can be requested from the information in this list, through the appropriate county. (no document images)] [applies to name, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

The 1830 U.S. Census identifies the household as containing Andrew and one female 20 to 30 (probably Elizabeth), one boy under 5 (unknown) and one girl under 5 (unknown).

The 1880 U.S. Census records for Andrew are indistinct and need some work to decipher (or a better image) and I'm not sure of many details in 1880, including:

  • He was a wagon builder
  • Married, but wife is not shown in the household
  • Daughter Eliza (age 50, widow) (why isn't she in the earlier census forms?)
  • Living next door to son Sylvester (note, name has y, not i, as in earlier census)
  • Sylvester is married to Sarah and may have 6 children.
  • There is on one other member of the household, but the relationship is not distinct.
  • Mother (Elizabeth McConnahaw) was born in Delaware.