Margaret McBride

Last updated 15 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Abt 1797 in , , Virginia, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

marriage-spear-mcbride-1821: Marriage registry entry for Robert Spear and Margaret McBride (1821); Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Jul 2020) > “Belmont > Marriage records 1803-1806 vol A” image 161; DGS 4016302, image 235; entry 637 (page 114); citing “Marriage Book No. 1, pages 114-115; Belmont County Probate Court, Belmont County, Ohio”

Comment: Source includes name (Margaret McBride).

census-us-1850-ps-oh-guernsey-jefferson-428a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Guernsey County, Jefferson Township, page 428A (stamped) or 853 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Guernsey > Jefferson" image 7; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 684 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 17, dwelling 634

Comment: Source includes married name (Margaret Spear).

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birth

census-us-1850-ps-oh-guernsey-jefferson-428a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Guernsey County, Jefferson Township, page 428A (stamped) or 853 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Guernsey > Jefferson" image 7; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 684 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 17, dwelling 634

Comment: Source includes age (53) and location (Virginia). Using the official census date of 1 June 1850 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1796 to 1 June 1797.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Robert Spear (1792 – 1861)

Married: 20 Dec 1821 in , Belmont County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-spear-mcbride-1821: Marriage registry entry for Robert Spear and Margaret McBride (1821); Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Jul 2020) > “Belmont > Marriage records 1803-1806 vol A” image 161; DGS 4016302, image 235; entry 637 (page 114); citing “Marriage Book No. 1, pages 114-115; Belmont County Probate Court, Belmont County, Ohio”

Comment: Source includes date (Dec. 20th 1821) and location (Belmont County, Ohio).

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Child: Alex Spear (1823 – ?)

Child: Elizabeth E. Spear (1828 – ?)

Child: A. Jackson Spear (1829 – ?)

Child: Robert F. Spear (1832 – ?)

Child: Samuel Spear (1834 – ?)

Child: Margarat Spear (1836 – ?)

Child: Nancy M. Spear (1840 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1850 at Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1850-ps-oh-guernsey-jefferson-428a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Guernsey County, Jefferson Township, page 428A (stamped) or 853 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Guernsey > Jefferson" image 7; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 684 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 17, dwelling 634

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Jun 1850) and location (Jefferson Township in the County of Guernsey, State of Ohio).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Note that some genealogies and even search engines show a "marriage" date of 13 Dec 1821 for Robert and Margaret. However, looking at the actual record registry shows there is no affirmation of a marriage on that date, but there is notice of an affadavit from Robert. The 13 Dec date is not a marriage therefore, but probably the date of their marriage license being granted. A lttle more searching of the Ohio Marriage records shows that they were actually married on 20 Dec. The need for the affadavit on 13 Dec is unclear. These are usually attesting to the freedom to marry (for example, that they are old enough, or they are unencumbered by a previous marriage) but the need in this case is unknown. Was it just a formality? Since 29 is somewhat old for a first marriage, especially in the early 1800s, was Robert married before Margaret?

Sources

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