Eliza Spear

Last updated 19 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Jun 1829 and 1 Jun 1830 in , , Ohio, United States

Father: Andrew Spear (1806 – 1887)

Mother: Elizabeth Hinton (? – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1880-ps-oh-washington-227-x198b: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Washington County, Liberty Township, enumeration district 227, page <unclear> (form/penned) or 198B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 May 2021) > "Ohio > Washington > Liberty > 227" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1075 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 17, dwelling 89

Comment: Source includes name (Eliza Spear).

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birth

census-us-1880-ps-oh-washington-227-x198b: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Washington County, Liberty Township, enumeration district 227, page <unclear> (form/penned) or 198B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 May 2021) > "Ohio > Washington > Liberty > 227" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1075 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 17, dwelling 89

Comment: Source includes age (50) and location (Ohio). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1829 to 1 Jun 1830.

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father

census-us-1880-ps-oh-washington-227-x198b: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Washington County, Liberty Township, enumeration district 227, page <unclear> (form/penned) or 198B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 May 2021) > "Ohio > Washington > Liberty > 227" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1075 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 16,17, dwelling 89

Comment: Source identifies Eliza Spear as a daughter of Andrew Spear.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

In 1880, Eliza was living with her father, Andrew, and identified as a widow. [census-us-1880-ps-oh-washington-227-x198b]

A gravestone is shared between her father, Andrew Spear and Eliza Howell. Presumably, Eliza had married someone with the surname Howell. [marker-andrew-spear-eliza-howell-1887-1916]

The memorial for Eliza (#167321692) references David William Howell (#167322129) as her spouse. However, there is nothing on his marker, which doesn't even include a death date, to support this. According to the memorial, he died in 1863 and the marker identifies him with a military group, Company A, 77th Ohio Infantry. My take is that he was killed in the war and has the minimal marker associated with military burials during conflict.

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research notes

census-us-1880-ps-oh-washington-227-x198b: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Washington County, Liberty Township, enumeration district 227, page <unclear> (form/penned) or 198B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 May 2021) > "Ohio > Washington > Liberty > 227" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1075 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 17, dwelling 89

marker-andrew-spear-eliza-howell-1887-1916: Gravestone of Andrew Spear (1887) and Eliza J. Howell (1916); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 3 May 2021), memorial IDs 167321622 (Andrew) and 167321692 (Eliza), photograph uploaded 4 Sep 2016 to both memorials; citing “Dalzell Church Cemetery (Dalzell, Washington County, Ohio, USA), unknown plot” [Along with processing performed on the original image, an additional download from an Ancestry member account provides some help at deciphering the writing on the gravestone.]

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