David H. Spear

Last updated 22 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 18 Aug 1840 in Williamsburg, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States

Died: 20 Nov 1917 in Ludell Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Father: Joseph Spear (? – ?)

Mother: Sarah A. Hinton (1811 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Huntington County, Jackson Township, page 1 (form) or page 106[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Huntington > Jackson" image 1; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 325 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545824]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 2

Comment: Source includes name (David Spear).

census-us-1910-ps-ks-rawlins-158-10b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, enumeration district 158, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 193B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Ludell > District 0158" image 5; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 453 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374466]

Additional detail for reference: Line 68, dwelling 194

Comment: Source includes name (David Spear).

census-us-ks-1905-s1-rawlins-ludell-3: 1905 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 3; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1905 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 5–7; citing “1905 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-128 (of 181), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes name (David Spear).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-ludell-2: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 2; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 3–5; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel 191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes name (David Spear).

marker-david-spear-1917: Gravestone of David H. Spear (1917); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 84992698, photograph uploaded 18 Mar 2015; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes name (David H. Spear).

marriage-spear-johnson-1864: Marriage registry entry for David H. Spear and Eunice J. Johnson (1864); Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 May 2021) > “Owen > 1863-1870 Volume C-29” image 37; DGS 4170556, image 71; entry 1 (top of page 72); citing “Marriage Records, Vol. E, (C-29, 11 Mar 1863 - 28 Jan 1870), pages 72-73; County Court House, Owen County, Spencer, Indiana”

Comment: Source includes name (David H. Spear).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes name (David H. Spear).

periodical-death-of-tinch-carter-1907-sd: “Local News / <Dave Spear, who was in town…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 May 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1907 > 08 > 29” page 5; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Kansas), 29 Aug 1907 (Thursday), page 5, column 3”

Comment: Source includes name (Dave Spear) and identifies him as the brother-in-law of Tinch Carter [wife of Dave's sister, Sarah Elizabeth Spear].

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,
birth

census-us-ks-1905-s1-rawlins-ludell-3: 1905 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 3; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1905 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 5–7; citing “1905 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-128 (of 181), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-ludell-2: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 2; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 3–5; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel 191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes age (74) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 Mar 1915 gives a birth date range from 2 Mar 1840 to 1 Mar 1841.

marker-david-spear-1917: Gravestone of David H. Spear (1917); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 84992698, photograph uploaded 18 Mar 2015; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (Aug. 18, 1840).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept. 18, 1840) and location (Williamsburg, Noble County, Ohio). However, Noble County was not formed until 1851. Before this it was in Guernsey County. This is not considered to be a conflcit and reflects the obituary using the current county name rather than the historical one.

census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Huntington County, Jackson Township, page 1 (form) or page 106[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Huntington > Jackson" image 1; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 325 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545824]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 2

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-rawlins-158-10b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, enumeration district 158, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 193B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Ludell > District 0158" image 5; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 453 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374466]

Additional detail for reference: Line 68, dwelling 194

Comment: Source includes age (69) and location (Ohio). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1840 to 15 Apr 1841.

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,
death

marker-david-spear-1917: Gravestone of David H. Spear (1917); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 84992698, photograph uploaded 18 Mar 2015; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (Nov. 20, 1917).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes dae (Nov. 20, 1917) and location (at his home in Ludell township [, Rawlins County, Kansas]).

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Eunice Jane Johnson (1844 – 1877)

Married: 17 Apr 1864 in , Owen County, Indiana, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-spear-johnson-1864: Marriage registry entry for David H. Spear and Eunice J. Johnson (1864); Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 May 2021) > “Owen > 1863-1870 Volume C-29” image 37; DGS 4170556, image 71; entry 1 (top of page 72); citing “Marriage Records, Vol. E, (C-29, 11 Mar 1863 - 28 Jan 1870), pages 72-73; County Court House, Owen County, Spencer, Indiana”

Comment: Source includes date (17 day of April, 1864) and location (Owen County [, Indiana]).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes approximate date of marriage (summer of 1864) between David H. Spear and Jane Johnson.

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1878) of marriage of David H. Spear and Anna M. Powel.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-rawlins-158-10b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, enumeration district 158, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 193B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Ludell > District 0158" image 5; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 453 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374466]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 68,69, dwelling 194

Comment: Source identifies Mary R. Spear as the wife of David Spear and the number of years married (9) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1900 to 15 Apr 1901.

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1900) of marriage of David H. Spear and Mary R. Shafer.

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Child: Thomas Spear (1864 – ?)

Child: Josephine Spear (1866 – ?)

Child: John Spear (1869 – ?)

Child: Susan Spear (1872 – 1914)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Anna M. Powell (? – 1899)

Married: 1878

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-spear-johnson-1864: Marriage registry entry for David H. Spear and Eunice J. Johnson (1864); Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 May 2021) > “Owen > 1863-1870 Volume C-29” image 37; DGS 4170556, image 71; entry 1 (top of page 72); citing “Marriage Records, Vol. E, (C-29, 11 Mar 1863 - 28 Jan 1870), pages 72-73; County Court House, Owen County, Spencer, Indiana”

Comment: Source includes date (17 day of April, 1864) and location (Owen County [, Indiana]).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes approximate date of marriage (summer of 1864) between David H. Spear and Jane Johnson.

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1878) of marriage of David H. Spear and Anna M. Powel.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-rawlins-158-10b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, enumeration district 158, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 193B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Ludell > District 0158" image 5; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 453 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374466]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 68,69, dwelling 194

Comment: Source identifies Mary R. Spear as the wife of David Spear and the number of years married (9) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1900 to 15 Apr 1901.

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1900) of marriage of David H. Spear and Mary R. Shafer.

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Family #3

Spouse/Partner: Mary R. Shafer (1860 – ?)

Married: Bet 16 Apr 1900 and 30 Dec 1900

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-spear-johnson-1864: Marriage registry entry for David H. Spear and Eunice J. Johnson (1864); Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 May 2021) > “Owen > 1863-1870 Volume C-29” image 37; DGS 4170556, image 71; entry 1 (top of page 72); citing “Marriage Records, Vol. E, (C-29, 11 Mar 1863 - 28 Jan 1870), pages 72-73; County Court House, Owen County, Spencer, Indiana”

Comment: Source includes date (17 day of April, 1864) and location (Owen County [, Indiana]).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes approximate date of marriage (summer of 1864) between David H. Spear and Jane Johnson.

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1878) of marriage of David H. Spear and Anna M. Powel.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-rawlins-158-10b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, enumeration district 158, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 193B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Ludell > District 0158" image 5; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 453 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374466]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 68,69, dwelling 194

Comment: Source identifies Mary R. Spear as the wife of David Spear and the number of years married (9) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1900 to 15 Apr 1901.

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1900) of marriage of David H. Spear and Mary R. Shafer.

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Child: Robert Aaron Spear (1901 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Military Enlistment: (Company G of the 36th Ohio Infantry) 1861

Military Discharge (Honorable): (total disability) Abt 1864

Medical: (paralysis) Abt 1914

Cemetery: (Atwood Cemetery) at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-david-spear-1917: Gravestone of David H. Spear (1917); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 84992698, photograph uploaded 18 Mar 2015; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source implies location (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA).

census-us-ks-1905-s1-rawlins-ludell-3: 1905 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 3; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1905 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 5–7; citing “1905 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-128 (of 181), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes enlistment state (Ohio), letter of company (G), number of regiment (36 O), and arm of service (Infantry).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-ludell-2: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 2; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 3–5; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel 191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes enlistment state (Ohio), name of company (G. 36 Ohio), and arm of service (Infantry).

marker-david-spear-1917: Gravestone of David H. Spear (1917); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 84992698, photograph uploaded 18 Mar 2015; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes unit (Co. G. 36th Reg. Ohio Inf.).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1861) and unit (36th Ohio Regiment of Infantry).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes relative date ("two years and eight months" after his enlistment in 1861 at the age of 21 [presumably this means after his birthday, giving an elistment day in the range of Aug-Dec 1861]).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source notes "Several years ago he was afflicted with paralysis from which he did not recover." Given the obituary publication in 1917, the onset of this paralysis is presumed to be three ("several") years earlier.

marker-david-spear-1917: Gravestone of David H. Spear (1917); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 84992698, photograph uploaded 18 Mar 2015; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Atwood Fairview Cemetery) and location (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA).

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Attributes

Occupation: (farm laborer) 1 Jun 1870

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Jackson Township, Huntington County, Indiana, United States

Residence: 1881 at , Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Mar 1905

Residence: 1 Mar 1905 at Ludell Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 15 Apr 1910

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Ludell Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1915

Residence: 1915 at Ludell Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Huntington County, Jackson Township, page 1 (form) or page 106[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Huntington > Jackson" image 1; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 325 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545824]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 2

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and occupation (farm laborer).

census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Huntington County, Jackson Township, page 1 (form) or page 106[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Huntington > Jackson" image 1; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 325 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545824]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 2

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (Jackson Township, in the County of Huntington, State of Indiana).

obituary-david-spear-1917: Obituary for David H. Spear (1917); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 11 > 29" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 29 Nov 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source notes that David H. Spear and his famiily moved to Rawlins County in 1881, where David (and his family) lived for the rest of his life.

census-us-ks-1905-s1-rawlins-ludell-3: 1905 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 3; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1905 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 5–7; citing “1905 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-128 (of 181), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes census date (1 March 1905) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-ks-1905-s1-rawlins-ludell-3: 1905 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 3; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1905 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 5–7; citing “1905 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-128 (of 181), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Mar 1905) and location (Ludell, Rawlins County, Kansas).

census-us-1910-ps-ks-rawlins-158-10b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, enumeration district 158, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 193B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Ludell > District 0158" image 5; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 453 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374466]

Additional detail for reference: Line 68, dwelling 194

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1910-ps-ks-rawlins-158-10b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, enumeration district 158, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 193B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Ludell > District 0158" image 5; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 453 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374466]

Additional detail for reference: Line 68, dwelling 194

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Ludell Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-ludell-2: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 2; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 3–5; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel 191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Mar 1915) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-ludell-2: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 2; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 3–5; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel 191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Mar 1915) and location (Ludell, Rawlins County, Kansas). The location is taken from the metadata for the record; it is not on the record itself.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1870, David and Eunice and their children were in Indiana and living in the home of Lorenzo Vandecker(sp?) and his daughter(?) Lydia Ellen, along with another farmhand, George Pence. [census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1]

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general notes

census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Huntington County, Jackson Township, page 1 (form) or page 106[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Huntington > Jackson" image 1; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 325 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545824]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 6-12, dwelling 2

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 18 Aug 1840. Using his age (28) on the official 1870 census date of 1 June 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1841 to 1 June 1842. [census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1]

Birth Date: This database uses 18 Aug 1840. Using his age (63) on the official 1905 Kansas census date of 1 March 1905 gives a birth date range from 2 Mar 1841 to 1 Mar 1842. [census-us-ks-1905-s1-rawlins-ludell-3]

FOLLOWUP

Eunice may have married David Harrison Spear in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. [research-a-spear-family-history]

He may have enlisted in the 36th on 11 Sep 1861. This was about two weeks after the regiment and company was mustered into service on 26-27 August (or 30 Jul to 31 Aug) at Marietta, Ohio. The unit saw action in at least 10 battles while David may have been in service, including the Second Battle of Bull Run (30 Aug 1862), Antietam (17 Sep 1862), and Brown's Ferry (27 October 1863). David may have been discharged 5 Jan 1864 "on Surgeon's certificate of disability." (from Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 3; Cincinnati: The Ohio Valley Pub. & Mfg. Co., 1886; information found on pages 635, 637, 674, 678; the examined PDF copy seemed to have some pages out-of-order, including the pages between 626 and 639.)

Thiere was a David H. Spear in Company I of the 69th Regiment. However, that David would have been about 3 years younger as recorded in the roster, and does not match the other sources.

David's obituary notes that "he" was afflicted with a paralysis from which he did not recover. However, the sentence structure and typography makes the paralysis statement somewhat ambiguous and it could be interpreted as applying to either David or his son Robert. Because the implication was that "he" had died, and Robert was still alive after 1917 (as noted, for example, in the 1930 U.S. Census), I'm presuming this paralysis was an affliction of David. [obituary-david-pear-1917]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1870-ps-in-huntington-jackson-1: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Huntington County, Jackson Township, page 1 (form) or page 106[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Huntington > Jackson" image 1; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 325 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545824]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 2

census-us-ks-1905-s1-rawlins-ludell-3: 1905 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Ludell Township, page 3; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1905 > Rawlins > Ludell" images 5–7; citing “1905 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-128 (of 181), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 14

marker-david-spear-1917: Gravestone of David H. Spear (1917); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 84992698, photograph uploaded 18 Mar 2015; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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